PR-SF0422-1 - 2022 Safety First, April

Overhead Crane No-Fly Zones Minimize Collisions With Machinery and Structures When Operators Are Distracted

S. Lubeck, J. Lubeck

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Overhead cranes can be equipped with no-fly-zone capability to keep the hoist out of areas it is prohibited to travel over, such as furnaces, stamping presses, roll lines and inplant structures. As a crane operator in a busy mill environment, it is possible to become distracted or miscalculate how close an obstacle is. Systems that perform safety zoning add to a steel producerís safety program by minimizing the possibility of such collisions.

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