Keeping people, equipment, and loads safe is part of Auto Crane's DNA. It's been that way since we invented the first service crane in 1958. From then on, through one innovation after another, the Auto Crane high standard for safety-first design and manufacturing has never changed.
All Auto Crane products strictly meet OSHA 1910.180 and ANSI B30.5 safety standards.
An Auto Crane service crane equipped with the patented NexStar™ crane management system mounted on a patented Titan® crane body -- is simply the safest solution in the field. It's a bold statement, and one we can back up. Our service cranes equipped with NexStar sense and prevent unsafe or overload conditions, protecting people from injury, and loads and equipment from damage.
Only Auto Crane has a tri-axis sensor system, monitoring the tilt of the truck chassis (side to side, front to back), as well as the boom angle and pressure (psi).
By adding in the truck angle, the Auto Crane system calculates the true angle of the boom (boom angle minus truck angle), to precisely measure the true load capacity percentage. This capacity is integrated into the crane operation automatically, keeping the operator informed, alerted, and protected at every jobsite. No math, no operator guesswork.
Only Auto Crane automatically reduces power to crane functions when parked on marginal (10%-14.99%) grades. At unsafe (15% and over) grades, the crane is non-functional and will not lift off of the cradle.
Auto Crane operators are alerted to, and protected from, overload dangers with boom-mounted status/caution/warning lights, an LCD display readout, and an optional audible alarm. Advanced warning is given when 90% load capacity is reached, while power is reduced to slow the crane operation. At 100% of the load capacity in a given condition, lifting stops automatically, but the crane retains functions that move the load into a safe condition (e.g. closer to the crane centerline).