Controls & Automations

Brehob works with our customers to create game-changing technologies that allow their cranes and hoists to operate safely and efficiently in any environment, designing complete systems with custom-built control panels and automations suited to any task.

The first step is expert consultation to determine what you need, and where we can help.

Some operations may need programmable logic controllers (PLCs)  adapted to manage manufacturing processes like assembly lines, robotic devices, or other activities that demand high reliability and intuitive use. Complete PLC systems and safety PLCs or control upgrades specific to your project’s unique needs and challenges can also be implemented.

Other customers might need remote radio controls that remove the operator from the area of the lift to increase safety and reduce accidents. Delivering a broad range of load handling options and the ability to control multiple hoists at the same time, this technology can enhance many different types of projects. And with transmitters built to perform in harsh environments — often using very little energy, with long battery life — paired with best-in-class control logic, our solutions can serve up reliable operations for years to come.

For hazardous environments, Brehob delivers explosion-proof controls for class 1, 2 and 3 locations. Designed to contain any spark that could potentially ignite combustible material present in the atmosphere — from flammable gases or vapors, to combustible dust or easily ignitable fibers or flyings — these safety enhancements protect your employees, your equipment, and your project.

Motion Control Magnetek Crane Solutions That Can Keep Your People —And Your Facility — Safe

Automated crane technology for efficiency and safety

Remote operability and motion control are more critical than ever before. Systems that offer these efficiencies not only help companies create socially distanced work environments — they help keep employees safe, too.

As more and more of our customers optimize their operations with automated technology, Brehob is excited to be able to provide Columbus McKinnon’s full suite of Magnetek crane solutions.

Read on to learn more about each system, and how they can help take your operations to the next level.

Intelli-Protect

No-fly zone technology that keeps your people, and your facility, safe. 

Ideal for the automotive, steel, manufacturing, and pulp and paper industries, Magnetek’s Intelli-Protect system allows you to designate areas where normal crane operations are limited, or restricted altogether. By programming cranes to slow down or stop using motion control, you’ll limit the risk of collisions, increase safety for equipment and personnel, and improve facilities.

Whether you add Intelli-Protect to your existing crane controls, or implement a new installation, Intelli-Protect will increase the safety, productivity, and uptime of your facility.

 


Intelli-Protect can offer your team:

IMPROVED FACILITY SAFETY

Reduce the risk of collisions with two protection boundaries to limit or stop crane operation, and prevent entry into no-fly zones. 

CONFIGURE TO YOUR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

Control the system through a laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Systems can be enabled or disabled as changing process, plant, and crane conditions require, and the Wi-Fi signal can be turned off after setup to safeguard against programming changes.

OPTIMIZED PRODUCTIVITY

Installation and commissioning of Intelli-Protect is turnkey, allowing you to get your facility up and running quickly. Wi-Fi connection to the web interface eliminates the need to go up on the crane to set up or view diagnostic information — Intelli-Protect provides an overview that displays plant floor layout, active zones, and crane movement, as well as control system status information.

PREDICTABLE, REPEATABLE OPERATION

Once two-sided, three-sided, four-sided, or configurable no-fly zones are designated, cranes reliably and consistently traverse production areas, minimizing downtime.

FLEXIBILITY FOR YOUR APPLICATION NEEDS

Whether you’re using it for indoor or outdoor applications, the Intelli-Protect System can be easily bundled with Magnetek’s other brand motion control products.

Intelli-Lift

Detect load misalignments or snag conditions, and alert operators with visible and audible warnings — before danger occurs.

 

Intelli-Lift delivers:

EASY-TO-ACCESS SYSTEM DATA

Intelli-Lift displays and logs data related to misalignments and snag events. This data can help you adjust processes and equipment locations, and identify operator training needs. Intelli-Lift’s intuitive interface can be controlled from a smartphone, tablet, or PC, and wireless access makes it easy and safe to monitor and configure from the plant floor.

PRECISION LOAD CONTROL

Manual or automatic adjustments help operators center the bridge and trolley over the load before it can be hoisted, reducing the likelihood of snags or swaying loads.

REDUCED STRESS ON EQUIPMENT

Operators are alerted if a load is misaligned or snagged on other objects, preventing potential damage to hoist components, in addition to costly repairs and downtime.

QUICK, EASY INSTALLATION

Easy-to-install hardware supports both new installations and retrofitted crane systems.

FLEXIBILITY FOR YOUR APPLICATION NEEDS

Robust design allows for operation in both indoor and outdoor applications, including harsh environments. The Intelli-Lift System can be easily bundled with Magnetek-brand motion control products for additional safety and diagnostic information.

Intelli-Guide

Send a load across your facility with the push of a button. 

Intelli-Guide allows operators to automatically direct products to different pre-programmed areas in a facility using automation programming, improving safety, uptime, and productivity.

The system can bring new life to facilities challenged by outdated, manually controlled cranes, hoists, or monorail systems, increasing their life cycles and providing new features to make your operations safer and more efficient. It’s also ideal for projects in hazardous environments. 


No matter your industry, Intelli-Guide can help reduce operating costs and inventory, improve space efficiency, and increase material flow. 

 

With Intelli-Guide, you’ll get:

IMPROVED FACILITY AND OPERATOR SAFETY

Pre-program cranes to travel along designated paths, preventing potential collisions with other equipment or operators. 

INCREASED UPTIME

Auto-dispatch technology eliminates the need for specialized skills or knowledge of lifting technology, sway control, or protected zones, so you can get your system up and running quickly, and reduce the potential for human error by following precise, pre-programmed paths. 

MAXIMIZED PRODUCTIVITY

Automation technology decreases work time and increases productivity with the push of a button, targeting positioning from one location to another while also enabling human assistance for precise end-location positioning. Intelli-Guide also allows multiple areas to share a single crane and loads to travel through a variety of locations or cycles.

ADAPTS TO APPLICATION NEEDS

Intelli-Guide auto-dispatch systems can be structured to meet the exact needs of your facility, and can be deployed as retrofits or new installations.

 

No matter how advanced or specific your control and automation needs, Brehob has the staff and the technical know-how to assist you. Give us a call at 317-231-8080 to learn how we can help you, or complete our contact form.

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