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Driving Control System
The DCS60 system is a crane operator aid for the management in 3D of interferences with static
and mobile obstacles on jobsites.
The DCS60 system was designed with a divided intelligence for the parallel treatment and the
mutual control of the different parts of the system. A periodical or manual test of sensors is
integrated into the system to meet the requirements of the new normative context (the Norm
EN14439, Annex 2). In addition, the system offers a better stopping precision, with use of the
centimetre as counting unit and thanks to a higher calculation frequency.
The DCS60 anti-collision system, designed as a universal system, can be fitted to all types of
cranes - static or travelling, relay or PLC controlled, with saddle or luffing jib - to manage in 3D
interferences between up to 125 machines, tower cranes and/or mobile cranes, on the same
Programming the DCS60 is extremely intuitive and is carried out remotely (at the crane foot). The
programming device is a light but rugged PDA, compact, very ergonomic and shock resistant. All
ongoing sites are listed in the programming device and information logged for better monitoring
and rapid and efficient interventions. Any company, with trained technicians, will be able to
follow all past and current sites and have access to all related information.
Zone protection
Construction sites are often bounded by public
areas such as highways, railway tracks and
schools, or specific hazards such as overhead
power lines. The DCS60 integrates a « zone
protection » function, which prevents the load
carried by the crane from over-sailing these
critical areas.
The system can draw zones with different
geometries (polygons, lines, cones or circles),
allowing cranes to work with minimum restrictions. These so called « prohibited zones » are
set up when installing the systems and can be
changes at any time when required.
Collision avoidance
Wherever a site employs more than just a
single crane and one crane jib over-sails the jib
or counter-jib of another, there is a risk of
collision. The DCS60 system was designed to
provide fully automatic collision prevention. It
prevents cranes from colliding with all other
potentially interfering cranes.
Each interfering crane must be equipped with
a system. As a crane approaches another one,
the anti-collision system identifies accurately
the possibility of a collision, calculates the
point at which action is required to avoid the
collision, and take appropriate action.
Display for crane operator
The crane operator enjoys a 2D representation of the
crane in its environment. Thanks to a colour 8,4" SVGA
screen, very ergonomic, he can see at a glance, very
clearly important parameters and precise information
on the position and evolution of each crane (as the
trolley evolution along the jib, the jib rotation around
the mast, or the height under hook).
The displays shows also information relative to crane
environment such as time, wind speed, sensitive site
areas (such as schools, railway tracks or power lines) as
well as other site cranes.
Other information visible concerns crane state, other
interfering cranes and anti-collision systems.
Central unit
Machine interface
Power supply
External light
Slewing sensor
Cabin display
Radio module
DCS60 Composition
Site supervision
Real management tool, the DCS60SUP
supervisor enables, thanks to a web browser,
from anywhere and at anytime, to access all
displayed information in real time.
The DCS60SUP can supervise up to 60 cranes
and logs all events related to crane positions
(slewing, trolley, travelling, radius…) and
anti-collision systems: overrides, failures
(radios, trolley…), power up / down, free
slewing, wind speed…
Site supervisors and administrators can use
another tool: remote neutralization. This
feature allows remote neutralization, independently, of prohibited zone or anti-collision
systems. This is invaluable when it is necessary to temporarily disable a prohibited area,
but, in such situations, anti-collision management is maintained.
For better and clearer consultation, the DCS60
user can zoom and navigate vertically and horizontally on the site plan. Data can be accessed
directly through the DCS60SUP or remotely by
internet and can also be downloaded as an
EXCEL© compatible file thanks to a USB key.