Complex for Inspection of Crane Rails Design

  • V. Yu. Antsev
  • P. V. VitchukEmail author
  • K. Yu. Krylov
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Technical condition of the crane rails has a direct impact on the performance, dependability and noiseless operation of the load-lifting crane. Therefore, to ensure the correct and safe operation of the load-lifting crane, systematic surveys of crane track are carried out. Crane rails inspection is associated with significant risks since is carried out at high altitude. This encourages researchers to automate known methods using various devices and complexes, as well as to develop new methods of control to virtually eliminate the works at high altitude done by humans. There are known various designs of automatic and semiautomatic systems for determining different parameters of the crane rails. Such complexes include a wide range of equipment by different principles of operation. They are not widely used, mainly due to the fact that acceptable measurement accuracy is provided along with a significant increase in the cost of the complex. This determines the relevance of the development of complex for crane rails inspection, which provides sufficient accuracy and has a relatively low cost. Requirements for the developed complex can be divided into two parts: requirements for measurement accuracy and requirements for ensuring the normal functioning of control and measuring equipment. The implementation of these requirements will provide a relatively inexpensive design that secures acceptable measurement accuracy. The developed complex will reduce the cost of works on a comprehensive survey and will allow more efficiently monitor the technical condition of crane rails and therefore—to increase the level of industrial safety as a whole.


Load-lifting crane Defect Inspection Complex Crane rail Dependability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Yu. Antsev
    • 1
  • P. V. Vitchuk
    • 2
    Email author
  • K. Yu. Krylov
    • 3
  1. 1.FSBEE “Tula State University”TulaRussia
  2. 2.Kaluga Branch of FSBEE “Moscow State Technical University, After N.E, Bauman (National Research University)”KalugaRussia
  3. 3.Regional Engineering and Technical CenterKalugaRussia

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