Revolutionising Crane Operations
Verton Group develops and produces technological solutions to increase productivity and safety in crane and hoist operations.
Verton’s Remotely Operated Variable Effort Rotator, or ROVER, is our principle technology, changing suspended-load management for transport and construction industries.
ROVER is remotely controlled by crane and hoist workers. Traditional human-held taglines will no longer be required, therefore ensuring suspended loads are totally isolated from people.
The safety innovations of ROVER will reduce serious crane-related accidents and fatalities by up to 80 per cent, enabling safer work environments.
ROVER can substantially increase productivity. Hook time, the amount of time a load is suspended mid-air, can be reduced by up to 50% in many applications
ROVER also creates a platform that can collect and transmit analytical data defining safety and productivity metrics, bringing a new understanding to all planning or operational decisions.
ROVER significantly improves downstream worker safety and up-stream commercial productivity in a range of industries including: Cargo shipping, government and defence, resources, emergency work, commercial and residential construction.
ROVER utilises angular momentum by taking advantage of pairs of gyroscopic devices so that adverse dynamic outputs are negated, and environemental influences such as wind can be counteracted. ROVER is completely modular and scalable, which means there is no upper limit to its capacity and ability to rotate any sized suspended load.
A key aspect of the ROVER system is its simplicity. ROVER works as an add-on to conventional rigging, or can even be placed on a suspended load in some circumstances.
Advanced embodiments of ROVER make use of modern sensing and robotic techniques to further improve material management and integrate with digital workflows (e.g. RFID, photogrammetry and RADAR).