Heavy loads (such as stamping dies) have the potential to move or sway if the bridge or trolley on the overhead crane is not centered properly over the load on the initial lift. IncWell's partner is seeking a solution that will minimize any potential swinging caused by the initial lifting of a heavy load.
A typical overhead crane is a 3-axis machine having a bridge (x-axis), trolley (y-axis), and hoist (z-axis) as shown in the following figure. A load is suspended from the trolley by means of cables and behaves much like a pendulum. To minimize movement during the initial lift, and minimize potential damage to surrounding equipment, the angle Theta in the figure needs to be near zero.
The successful approach will
One possible solution would monitor the bridge and trolley, preventing lift if the crane is not centered over the load. IncWell's partner is willing to consider retro-fit solutions or new purchases.
IncWell's partner is not interested in technology that would be cumbersome to implement or would cost outside of the stated target cost range.
When responding to this request, please be sure to provide a non-confidential description of the technology you propose along with information regarding your alignment with the Key Success Criteria as well as your desired business relationship with IncWell's partner.