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52 cranes working in safety thanks to anti-collision systems


April 19, 2021
By Crane & Hoist Canada

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AMCS technologies is participating in what it says has been one of its most challenging projects to date.

AMCS technologies specializes in zoning and anti-collision systems for lifting machines and equipped the 52 tower cranes at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant site in England.

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The buildings being constructed will house two nuclear reactors and is currently being built by 52 tower cranes with horizontal and luffing jibs. Four of which are travelling. They are all equipped with the DCS 61-S, the latest generation anti-collision and zoning system from AMCS technologies. 

The company also supplies parts of this project with additional security products such as; cameras; aircraft warning lights; and more. 

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The company says its anti-collision system is essential to ensure the safety and productivity of this project. The 52 tower cranes each have several inference zones with other cranes. This means that several cranes can work in the same area and the risk of collisions between their cables or between cables and jibs could occur. 

The DCS 61-S systems allow these numerous areas of interference to be managed in real-time. Consequently, this ensures the productivity of the site but also the safety of the machines and the 3,500 workers.