Manitowoc and Trimble introduced Manitowoc Falcon, a new generation collision avoidance solution for cranes. Manitowoc Falcon combines precision global navigation satellite system (GNSS) with collision avoidance technology, to provide real time, centimetre level positioning for multiple cranes working on a construction site. The solution enhances crane operator awareness to improve safety and productivity in the construction lifting industry.
Manitowoc Falcon leverages precise positioning technology, wireless communications and comprehensive software capabilities to transform how cranes and information are managed on a construction site. It combines a GNSS solution from Trimble with a proven anti-collision system from Manitowoc Cranes. Rugged GNSS sensors are mounted on mobile cranes to measure exact coordinates to determine precisely where each part of the crane is located. In the cab, the Manitowoc Cranes display allows the operator to see in real-time, any obstacles or other cranes that are in close proximity. If unplanned or dangerous activity is detected, alarms will sound and tower crane operations can even be halted.