Liftlog™ is a remaining life and load limiting data-logger for cranes that logs all hoisting motions as well as longitudinal and transverse travel. Accompanying software takes the wirelessly downloaded data and applies AS2550.1-2011 to calculate the remaining life of the crane.
Why is this necessary?
According to the latest version of AS2550.1-2011: Cranes, hoists and winches – Safe Use: “failure to keep records of use will dictate the necessity for more frequent major inspections” (AS2550.1-2011, p49). The only method of recording usage that will not require the remaining life to be reduced by a factor of safety is to use an automatic recording system. This reduction can be up to 33% of crane life!
Additionally, cranes that are being used more than anticipated or at higher loads, risk premature failure. Overloads, shock loads and poor operating practises also reduce crane and hoist life. Conversely, lightly or seldom used cranes may not require overhaul as often. So what do you get? Click here to see some example data
- Calculates remaining design life (DWP) according to latest Australian standards (eg. AS2550.1-2011).
- Calculates according to an alternative standard (e.g. ISO) or customized specification.
- Records responsible operator against all logged motions and alerts (AccessPack required).
- Performs load limiting.
- Monitors and records all hoisting motions.
- Monitors cross and long travel motions.
- 10 Million operational events stored onboard.
- Raw data available as a simple text file.
- Custom reports available.
- 24-240 VAC Operating voltage range.
- Wireless configuration and data download via Bluetooth.
- Output provided to drive a digital load display.
- Compatible with OEM crane control products.
- Australian designed and manufactured.
- Australian manufacturer extended hours support available.
|Strain Gauge input (e.g. load cell)
|4-20 mA input (e.g. output of a line driver, used for long cable runs)
|0-10V input (e.g. Konecranes ControlPRO)
|ABUS QLink input (‘Q’, 'F1’ or 'F2' terminal on ABUS LIS)
|High security model
The Liftlog™ is designed to be installed on a 30mm DIN rail. Dimensions of the Liftlog are provided in the following diagram.
|30mm DIN rail
|Backup battery voltage
|Backup battery current
|Maximum voltage on a load sensing pin with respect to device GND
|Load pin differential input for full scale reading
|Input current draw (up, down, north, south, east, west pins)
|Max voltage for fault output
|Max current sink by fault output
|Max contactor inrush rating at 48V
# Extended operation at maximum temperature will reduce device life.
- LiftlogDX Installation and User Manual (for the current model)
- How To Get Data From Your LiftLogDX
- Wiring load cells
- How to connect a Trafficlite IO expander
- Liftlog Installation and User Manual (for units prior to August 2016)
- Uploading data (how to get the pretty charts)
- Importing calibrations from other Soledigital products
- Implications of 2011 changes to AS25501-1 on crane life assessment
- Application Note: Changing the type of load input
- Application Note: Connecting to a Red Lion display
- Installing a pre-calibrated load cell
- Using MHE Demag ZMS and EOD load cells with Soledigital equipment
- Service time checklist
- Connecting to a NWMTC controller
Installing USB drivers for the Link-2 modem
According to the latest version of AS2550.1-2011: Cranes, hoists and winches – Safe Use: “failure to keep records of use will dictate the necessity for more frequent major inspections” (AS2550.1-2011, p49). The only method of recording usage that will not require the remaining life to be reduced by a factor of safety is to use an automatic recording system, such as Liftlog™. This reduction can be up to 33% of crane life!
You will need a load signal from somewhere. This is typically a load cell or an output from a crane controller (e.g. Konecranes ControlPRO, ABUS LIS etc). If you don’t have either of these, we sell a couple of types of rope clamp load cells that are sufficiently accurate for remaining life estimation.
Yes, definitely. The recommended method for connecting a Liftlog™ to an existing load display is to use a 4-20mA output from the display to a 4-20mA configured Liftlog™ or to insert a 4-20mA Liftlog™ into an existing current loop.
Where this is not an option, it may be possible to piggyback the Liftlog™ onto the strain gauge inputs of the load display.
Liftlog™ can be configured wirelessly using a laptop fitted with a Link-2 long range Bluetooth modem and running our FSU application. We don’t recommend using existing Bluetooth modems in your PC as these aren’t sufficiently reliable for configuration purposes. The good news is that we supply one free Link-2 with your first order and the latest FSU software is always available for free download from the Liftlog™ webpage. For more details on configuration, refer to the User Manual.
Some information (e.g. run hours) is available by simply making a Bluetooth connection to the device from your smart-phone. To access the data on the logger, you currently need to connect to it with a laptop, connect to it using the Link-2 and FSU application and then download the data. Smart-phone apps for Android and IPhone will be coming soon to allow you to view and download data without a laptop.
Yes. When using a strain gauge load cell, Liftlog™ can be configured to one of 3 gain settings by moving an internal jumper. Note that you will need to recalibrate the Liftlog™ device after changing the gain.
Yes. We've developed an application note that contains details on how to do this. It is available from the Documents section of this webpage.
Almost certainly. The only times when calibration will not be required are when the Liftlog™ is being connected an already calibrated Konecranes ControlPro (Model LL102)or ABUS LIS (Model LL103).
You will also need to recalibrate the unit after changing the gain, input type or if you erase the calibration for any reason.