The newest safety innovation for the TIDD Crane which turns the corner on pick and carry crane operator safety.
Slew Safe has been designed to save lives. Available on all new TIDD PC28 cranes and able to be retrofit onto all existing TIDD PC25's. The TIDD crane is the only pick and carry crane with this level of safety.
Slew Safe delivers peace of mind for drivers, dogman, crane owners and site owners, with improved safety, risk management and duty of care, supporting safer outcomes across main industry sectors.
Slew Safe™ has been specifically designed to prevent rollovers and works with a number of features including audible alarms, LMI warnings and power steering is restricted to 15% to prevent further slewing. It simply and effectively allows the TIDD Crane operator to pick and carry a load knowing that they will be warned and restricted if they get into a situation that triggers an overload notification.
Australian Innovation Patent number: 741038
How Slew Safe™ Works
When the crane is operated in theGREENandAMBERareas of the lifting chart, Slew Safe™ will remain inactive.
When the crane in operation moves from green and amber toRED, this is anoverload notificationbased on the lifting chart. This will activate Slew Safe™.
Activation of Slew Safe™
Once Slew Safe is activated it will do the following:
Show a visible warning on the ECU
Reduce the speed of the power steering to 15% in the unsafe direction
Makes steering harder with instant feedback through the steering wheel to operator
The engine will “load up” making an audible sound change for operator
Constant audible alarm both inside and outside the cabin to warn the operator and dogman of overload
Image:Slew Safe activation shown on the TIDD Crane ECU
"The new TIDD PC28 provides us with an advantage with the Tier One builders and major construction sites in Brisbane, where there’s such a major focus on safety. The TIDD has proved to be a talking point during conversations I’ve had with safety supervisors on site. A number want to see different load reductions on lifting specific loads like safety barriers they are comfortable with the restrictions provided by the Slew Safe System."
Joe Cherrie, Company Manager, Tingalpa Cranes - QLD