New SmartCrane Version 4.0 is available for RSLOGIX! More features, more functions, powerful support for calibration and commissioning.  Import SmartCrane programs and Routines directly into your crane project.  Substitute your tag names for our placeholder tags, activate our Initialization program and follow the instructions to collect all relevant crane behaviors directly into your new database.


Software For Rockwell Automation PLCs (RSLOGIX)

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SmartCrane™ Anti-sway is computer-controlled operation of trolley and/or gantry speeds for the purpose of reducing or eliminating sway caused by horizontal motion.  The SmartCrane™ software accepts demand inputs and generates real-time data to be supplied to the crane drive(s). 

The key SmartCrane algorithms are delivered as source code protected and licensed Add-On-Instructions (AOIs).  Many unprotected AOIs are also included as necessary to run the software.   Everything needed is delivered in a Program labeled SmartCrane, two routines to be added to the customer program, plus a unique set of Controller Tags required for the interface. 

Getting Started

The Installation and Maintenance manual includes instructions for installing SmartCrane Program, Controller Tags, and Main Program interface routine in a RSLOGIX 5000 or STUDIO 500 PLC project.  Certain AOIs are “Embedded Key” protected so its logic and data cannot be viewed or monitored except when a SmartCrane USB key is mounted in the computer running RSLOGIX 5000 or Studio 5000 software.

You will import components, connect tags to existing tags, and enter values for permanent tags.

You will learn how to take swing timing data and enter the results in SmartCrane tags, then run a routine that generates swing correction parameters.  Alternatively, you can send those data to SmartCrane and receive parameters in return.

You will also receive license keys to be loaded in Controller tags.  If you transfer the software to another machine you will need to purchase new licenses and enter these new keys in the correct locations.  If you are replacing a defective machine and wish to transfer the licenses,you may contact smartCrane directly. 

SmartCrane™ products are supplied as import files, containing a complete program with Add-On-Instructions (AOI) written in Structured Text (ST).  Some AOI source and internal data are protected using LOGIX Designer’s “Embedded Key” system.  The code is only editable during a visit from a SmartCrane representative.  The table below describes the individual products.

All components will be included with each delivery, however license strings will be provided only for the components ordered.  If you decide in the future to implement additional functions, all that’s required is a separate license key.