Measuring wind conditions with lasers for the safer, more productive use of cranes.
Converging-beam LIDAR uses laser technology to measures three-dimensional wind velocity at a particular point and time. After observing how LIDAR can optimise outputs from wind turbines, Triple Lidar Technology set out to test it on tower cranes in construction. The feasibility study (called FAIRCOP) showed that accessing real-time 3D data on localised wind speed and direction can help the construction industry maximise the productivity of cranes, scheduling them when they can be used most effectively and most safely.
Innovation type: Digital
Organisation type: Innovative SME