Claxton’s Camera Upgrade Puts Crane Safety in Focus

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Image courtesy Claxton

Claxton Engineering Services Ltd, an Acteon company, launched the latest version for its ATEX and safe-area crane boom cameras to improve operational safety through substantial upgrades in camera performance and its user interface.

Enhancements to the camera, which according to Claxton is one in a range of best-in-class subsea and surface cameras, include state-of-the-art charge-coupled device (CCD) modules; a best-in-class 324-1 digital zoom (compared with 312-1 digital zoom on previous systems); and a 28× optical zoom lens (compared with a 26× on previous systems). The new system also offers 3D noise reduction (3D NR) for low noise images in low light environments, image stabilization, better resolution (now 550 from 450 TVL) and a lower minimum illumination level (now 0.25 rather than 1 lux). The camera retains the auto/manual day to night switching feature for night viewing in monochrome. A joystick control replaces the push button system and enables operators to concentrate on the screen without looking at the controller.

Mounted on the tip of the jib, the camera provides operators with a high-quality view of the crane loads to help maximize the safety of crane operations. The mounting incorporates a self-righting adjustable oil filled damping system to suit all climates globally, which maintains the camera position regardless of the jib’s angle. Through the new image stabilization, the operator will always see a clear stable picture even when the crane boom is moving.

The system includes a 12.1 in., high-resolution daylight viewable LCD screen and a control console that can be mounted on any suitable surface within the cab. The monitor is fully sealed, has an integral sunshield and a swivel bracket and the monitor is delivered ready for mounting on an industry-standard Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) bracket, which makes it suitable for any crane cab. For ease of operation, the unit includes manual or auto-focus at the flick of a switch.

Gary Omer, product leader, Claxton, said, “This upgraded camera system offers significant benefits to crane operators, as it delivers detailed color images in daylight or twilight and automatically switches to high-sensitivity monochrome images for night operations. In addition, the system can be extended to support three cameras, which can provide extra safety monitoring in areas such as the crane’s spooling drum and walkways.”

claxtonengineering.com
 

  • Image courtesy Claxton

    Image courtesy Claxton

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Marine Equipment

ST Engineering Y-O-Y Profits Slip

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd  reported today its full year financial results ended 31 December 2014 (FY2014) with a Group revenue of $6.54b compared to $6.

NMM lines up Box Buy

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NMM) an international owner and operator of container and drybulk vessels, announced today that it has secured, for no consideration,

Drying Cabinets Handy On Board Nexus

In 2014, Pronomar equipped Van Oord’s offshore cable laying vessel Nexus with three drying cabinets, each responsible for the drying of eight sets of workwear.

Maritime Safety

Somali Pirates Release Long-held Hostages

Somali pirates have freed four Thai nationals seized from a fishing vessel at sea in 2010, ending the longest-running hostage drama in the Horn of Africa state, the United Nations said on Friday.

Some Roads Reopened in Brazil, Truck Strike Persists

Striking truckers lifted their blockade of dozens of highways in Brazil after police began fining and arresting protesters, though strike organizers said they had

ClassNK Updates Guidelines for Floating Offshore Facilities

ClassNK released a new version of its Guidelines for Floating Offshore Facilities for LNG/LPG Production, Storage, Offloading and Regasification.   Available on the ClassNK website,

Deck Machinery

In Safety, Quality Comes First

Benchmarked, standardized and customizable – Rapp Marine’s array of crane options safely cover the full gamut of workboat needs. In the marine industry, one of

Maersk Orders Rolls-Royce’s New Anchor Recovery Frames

Maersk Supply Service orders Rolls-Royce’s new Anchor Recovery Frames for newbuild anchor handlers   Maersk Supply Service has exercised an option to add Rolls-Royce’s

Quality Comes First In Safety

Benchmarked, standardized and customizable – Rapp Marine’s array of crane options safely cover the full gamut of workboat needs.   In the marine industry, one

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1684 sec (6 req/sec)