Crane manufacturer Tadano has joined forces with HeavyGoods, a provider of software for swept path simulation, axle load calculation and load securing. The cooperation makes Tadano the first crane manufacturer to have its entire range of all terrain cranes preloaded in the HeavyGoods crane catalog. Because it’s an online service, the software is always up to date, zero-maintenance and accessible from any location.
“With our HeavyGoods app, users can simulate crane driving maneuvers directly online on Google Maps or on their own drone aerial imagery, PDF site drawings, or official survey maps. They can then view the simulations as swept paths in video format," said Susann Beyersdorfer, managing director at HeavyGoods.
Using the online service solution, individuals don’t have to manually enter large crane datasets into the system. Instead, they can simply select preloaded datasets that have been verified by the crane manufacturer. If they are already HeavyGoods customers, they can access the Tadano data for swept path simulations at no additional cost.
“Our customers are often faced with the challenge of how best to navigate tight spaces to get their cranes onto the construction site. In these cases, HeavyGoods is a huge help when it comes to selecting the best route,” said Martin Lottes, team leader of concept design at Tadano.
The partnership supports operators of Tadano cranes, who can now go online and simulate all tight spots along the route from the crane’s starting location to the setup location on the construction site. This facilitates planning and minimizes detours, as well as turning maneuvers.
The software also promotes collaboration with government agencies via driving-maneuver videos and provides the ability to generate test reports complete with axle load information and documented load securing for heavy haulage operations.