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  • Manager and worker talking on production floor, industrial automation, machine control, hoisting.

    Advanced scalable crane control for building or STS cranes

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Your business issues are unique

You need to reduce your engineering costs and maximize your system's performance, while maintaining flexibility and openness. You also need to increase speed and enhance productivity, while achieving a higher safety level and increased energy savings.

Our experts help you throughout the entire machine life cycle.

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  • Solutions

    The Hoisting/ CANopen/ Logic Controller M241 Tower architecture is adapted to crane equipment manufacturers with specialized know-how. It provides an innovative solution for tower cranes that require high flexibility and modularity to ease adaptations for customization requirements of the machines. It combines logic controller and variable-speed drives with an embedded CANopen field bus for maximum flexibility and simplified installation. The logic controller provides dedicated hoisting functions to increase the productivity of the crane at reduced risks.
  • Value Proposition

    • Connectivity: Secure remote access to your customizable web server to boost your market position, reduce travel costs and non-operating time of the machine.
    • Efficiency: Variable-speed drive-based solution prevents overheating the motors while reducing energy consumption; ready-to-use hoisting solutions with detailed documentation, including hoisting functions library, crane templates, Tested Validated Documented Architectures (TVDAs).
    • Safety compliance: Our hoisting solutions are compliant to ISO EN 13849-1, which is easy to certify, protecting people and goods
    • Global onsite support in any language, by Schneider Electric Hoisting experts.
  • Differentiation

    • Logic controller (PLC)-based architecture with advanced functions, HMI, closed-loop control for slewing and hoist and remote access.
    • Machine openness: Web pages in the M241 logic controller ; VPN remote access to the machine.
    • Safety embedded: Compliance to EN 13849-1 Plc Cat 2.
    • Energy efficiency: Power meter for energy audits.