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Automatic Pendulation Control (APC)

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Automatic Pendulation Control (APC)

 

APC takes the swing out of cargo handling

MacGregor can offer a unique cargo handling aid that cancels out swing motions when cranes are transferring cargo between moving or stationary locations.

The Active Pendulation Control (APC) minimizes unwanted movement of the load, especially for less experienced drivers that can benefit the need for extra precision and faster positioning of a grab above hoppers or container handling. Minimized pendulation of the load can increase the operation speed and reduce stress in bearings, wires and sheaves.

A gyroscope installed in the hook block communicates wireless with the crane control system, the wireless communication reduces the need for cables that are exposed to wear and tear and can cause down time in operation for repair. All the maintenance needed is a battery change between the shifts.