Crane Sentry Zone Manager

The Crane Sentry Zone Manager model is manufactured and marketed by Laser-View Technologies for crane collision detection and zone control in 2 axis.  Typical usages for the Crane Sentry are to detect restricted zones in 2 axis.

Crane Sentry is designed and manufactured in the USA and utilizes laser distance sensors from Dimetix.

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Competitive Advantages

  • This is a MEASURING system, not a PROXIMITY device:
  • Competitive difference:  You see what you are measuring- no guesswork!
  • Manufactured in USA by Laser-View Technologies using long range laser distance sensors from Dimetix
  • Modular, easily configurable;  teachable color touch screen display
  • Economical approach to monitoring crane position, detecting potential collisions, and controlling zone activity.
  • Monitor bays up to 1640 ft long
  • Simple integration with your drive via our built in relay outputs

Crane Sentry Zone Manager Package

  • Zone Control- 2 axis
    • Detect rectangular areas, such as machines or in plant offices
    • 8 relay outputs output to bridge and trolley controls to alert the motor drive of proximity

Crane Sentry  Zone Manager controller

    • Connects up to (2) Dimetix laser distance sensors
    • Simple and intuitive color touch screen controls show set point and live readings
    • Program set points with simple TEACH button or key in values
    • (8) Mechanical NO/NC relay outputs (8A)
      • Bridge fwd
      • Bridge rev
      • Trolley left
      • Trolley right
      • Bridge fwd slow
      • Bridge rev slow
      • Trolley fwd slow
      • Trolley rev slow
    • Available operating modes:
      • Zone controls (lock out activity in a zone) for up to (8) configurable zones
        • Advanced zone control boxing of a safe zone (uses 2 laser axis inputs)
    • 110 VAC/220 VAC single phase power required;  control box self-powers the connected laser sensors
    • Polycarbonate wall mount sealed enclosure with clear window

Crane Sentry Zone Manager

This is an extended version of our standard product that can be configured to monitor restricted zones. This unit accepts up to (2) laser distance sensors that can be configured to monitor several user selectable conditions with up to (10) programmable outputs:

  • Advanced zone control “boxing” of a safe zone (uses 2 laser axis inputs)
  • Up to 1640 ft / 500 meter measuring range when equipped with our target plate- contact us for long bay applications
  • Advanced zone control for up to 4 machines per unit

Dimetix laser distance sensor- FLS or D series lasers

  • Measures .05-65 m on natural surfaces (depends on mode of operation);
    0.5 m to 500 m with an optional target plate
  • +/-3.0 mm best accuracy throughout measuring range (using serial output);
    +/-0.1% D/A FS analog accuracy
  • Measurement rate:
    • Up to 250 Hz.
  • Class II laser for safe use
  • 9-30 VDC power required
  • -40 to +60°C maximum operating temperature range
  • Includes laser cabling and mounting bracket
Core features Core benefits
Complete modular system supports up to 2 lasers Quick aim & set installation, versatile application
Simple color touchscreen data entry & display Intuitive operation, simple troubleshooting
Rugged industrial package Low maintenance
IP 65/66 polycarbonate windowed enclosure Indoor/outdoor operation
Dimetix non-contact class 2 laser distance sensor Accurate, long range, eye safe, competitive cost

Available operating modes:

CRANE SENTRY SYSTEM CRANE SENTRY SINGLE ZONE CRANE SENTRY 8 ZONE
Typical Specifications
Number of lasers 2 2
Detection Detect up to 1 rectangular zone Detect up to 8 rectangular zones
Best Accuracy 3mm (.125 in.) 3mm (.125 in.)
Max distance 1640 ft (500m) 1640 ft (500m)
Operating temperature -10…+50°C/-40…+60°C properly equipped -10…+50°C /-40…+60°C properly equipped
Degree of protection IP65 IP65
Power supply 110 VAC 110 VAC

 

Interfaces
Connection M12 for lasers M12 for lasers
Number of Relay contacts 8 8
Relay contact type 8A, NO/NC 8A, NO/NC
User Interface Color touchscreen Color touchscreen