TENSA’s new automated rotation device, Roborigger, showcased to industry stakeholders

TENSA has successfully conducted two live demonstrations of its newly released Roborigger, an automated load controlling device for cranes.

The demonstration highlighted Roborigger’s features and showcased its lifting and rotation capabilities with actual crane operations namely, lifting and rotating a 20ft container to 90 and 180 degrees as well as lifting and rotating a tower crane mast to 180 degrees. We also demonstrated how Roborigger can provide a rotational force continuously to hold a load in position against the wind.

Of particular interest to attendees was how the lifting operations can be monitored over the internet with Roborigger’s integrated IOT platform, where lifting productivity information is made available and fully customisable to operators. Data available includes a photo plus date, time, location and weight of each lift. Productivity data for the crane includes the number of lifts, number of lifts per hour, total load lifted per day. The system also sends diagnostic information on the equipment as well as alarm messages indicating overload and impact.

Industry stakeholders from construction, mining and energy sectors attended the demonstrations, represented by companies including Multiplex, John Holland, Woodside, BHP, INPEX, WorleyParsons Advisian, Worksafe WA, CFMEU, National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), and Curtin University.