New Crane-Monitoring Camera is Designed for Hazardous Areas | Construction News

Industrial Video and Control (IVC), Newton, Mass., now offers the new CZ-3041-1 crane monitoring system.

The camera includes a color video imager with a 36x optical zoom and is housed in a Class I Division 1 and ATEX Zone 1 rated enclosure. The CZ-3041-1 also has options for both safe-area and hazardous-area monitors.

The crane monitoring system has been engineered to provide high quality color video to crane operators that are working in areas where hazardous gases or liquids may be present.

The CZ-3041-1 camera is mounted to an adjustable rotational clutch mechanism that will dampen the affects of a moving crane and work to keep the camera pointed to the object of interest. Additionally, the assembly includes special shock mounts to limit the affects of vibration as the crane operates. The remote controls provide operators with push-button control of camera zoom and focus.

IVC is a manufacturer of IP-based cameras and a developer of advanced software for managing networks of video cameras. “The latest version of our crane monitoring camera is in response to customer feedback to this popular product line," said Norman Fast, IVC’s president. “We will continue to expand this product line with features this market demands.”

Ideal for use on oil and gas production and exploration platforms, the CZ-3041-1 system is shipping now. Other versions will be introduced in the coming months that will be designed for non-certified areas and include a variety of video imaging and control options.