The Value of Autonomous Crane Inspections

The Value of Autonomous Crane Inspections

7 Feb 2022 Written by vhive_hadar

Morder Intelligence estimates the 2022 crane industry is worth more than 33 billion dollars: and as post-pandemic development begins, it is only set to grow. To succeed in this highly competitive market, crane ownership groups need every advantage in marketing to large project management companies.  Autonomous crane inspections provide a differentiator: visual data that helps project management groups address their goals of reliability, optimal uptime, and better safety.

Crane inspections are an essential part of doing business, required periodically by law.  Generally, those inspections consist of a checklist report and a sticker of compliance after a visual inspection.  These reports don’t offer significant benefit other than proof of compliance for crane ownership groups or large project management groups concerned with maintaining a safety record.

Drone-enabled autonomous inspections offer big benefits to both crane ownership groups and their clients.  vHive’s autonomous data capture results in a precise visual representation of the equipment: one that allows the inspector to annotate and tag the images and automatically generate an inspection report.  Because vHive’s autonomous drone inspections can be performed more easily, without requiring a crawler crane to boom down or move off-site, they can be performed more frequently.  Autonomous inspections are fast, less expensive, and safer for inspectors and site personnel.

With vHive autonomous inspection software, crane ownership groups can provide their large project management clients with another level of inspection: and the assurance that they are delivering a safe, reliable, inspected piece of equipment.  Visual data, detailed reports and maintenance insights give site safety managers a new tool, and project managers better control over their site equipment.

Customers know that better inspections mean lower liability to back charges for inoperative equipment. Large project management groups have a responsibility to their clients to meet budget and timelines: and a non-functioning crane can have a significant negative impact on both.  Back charges can add up quickly; and depending upon the equipment under the crane also affected, so can project delays.  Downed equipment affects every party on a site, from the subcontractor to the project ownership group to the crane ownership group.

vHive’s crane inspection solution gives crane owners a new benefit to offer their biggest customers. vHive clients know that consistent, autonomous data capture leads to far reaching business insights and advantages.  For the crane industry, vHive inspections provide crane ownership groups with the data they need to keep cranes working, limit exposure to back charges – and gain a significant competitive advantage in marketing to project management groups with a stake in maintaining budget, timeline, and a strong safety record.  Better inspections provide large clients with precise visual representation over and above the paper and sticker inspections they’re used to getting – and insights that assure clients the equipment they’ve received is not only inspected, but reliable and in working order.  vHive’s autonomous crane inspection solution provides a new differentiator for crane ownership groups, one that benefits the ownership groups and their customers.

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