Industrial Video and Control (IVC) announced the availability of the CM-ZO-3041-01 crane monitoring system. This latest Class I Division 1-certified product has been engineered to provide high quality color video to crane operators that are working in areas where hazardous gases or liquids may be present.
The CM-ZO-3041-01 camera is mounted to an adjustable rotational clutch mechanism that will dampen the affects of a moving crane and work to keep the camera pointed to the object of interest. Additionally, the assembly includes special shock mounts to limit the affects of vibration as the crane operates. This initial crane monitoring system includes a non-glare color monitor and push-button controls for the operator to zoom and focus the fixed camera.
IVC is a manufacturer of IP-based cameras and developer of advanced software for managing networks of video systems. “Our industrial customers are constantly looking for ways to increase operational awareness and improve site safety," stated Bill Richards, IVC’s vice president of Engineering. “Many of our customers use indoor and/or outdoor cranes. This new crane monitoring system is the first in a family that will allow operators to work more safely and efficiently.”
Ideal for use on oil and gas production and exploration platforms, the CM-ZO-3041-01 system is shipping now. Other versions will be introduced in the coming months that will be designed for non-certified areas and include a variety of video imager and capability options.