HoistCam Anti-Sway Platform for Cranes

Netarus’ HoistCam Anti-Sway platform is designed for all types of cranes from mobile to overhead cranes and can even work with smaller cranes with no PLC or controller.   Upgrade any crane with controls to a safe, efficient and easy-to-use hardware and software.  Contact Netarus today to learn more about the HoistCam Anti-Sway platform.

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Anti-Sway System Options

  1. Completely assembled with enclosure
  2. Pre-wired and installed onto subpanel
  3. Un-wired kit form. Complete assembly and wiring instructions are included, with unlimited telephone, text, or email assistance.

Passcode-protected commissioning is supported with step-by-step instruction screens. System tunes itself for precision moves.
Automatic destinations are easy to record and modify. Absolutely no programming is required.

Standard Equipment

  • Mobile Controller designed for harsh environments
  • Pre-wired connector and cables
  • Connection strip (44)
  • 12/24/120/240V Power Supply
  • User display
  • Hoist Length encoder and cable

Optional Equipment

  • Magnetic sensors for detecting Slow Zones (Stop zones not needed because antisway will bring load to a safe stop)
  • Absolute encoder(s) for measuring horizontal position during automatic moves
  • Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) for AC motor (Inverter-Duty recommended)
  • Factory mounted and wired subpanel
  • Enclosure and mounting (customer selectable)
  • Glands for external cabling
  • Lighted buttons
  • Warning and Ready beacons
  • Cube relays and base for trolley and crane/gantry drive signal control

Compatible Interfaces

  • Operator Stick Demand, either digital steps (4) or analog 0-10VDC
  • Optional Antisway ON/OFF
  • Optional Emergency Stop, with either antisway or straight ramp stopping
  • Auto position signals, either multi-signal or single-button cycling
  • Slow Zone signals, either user installed (digital) or Netarus supplied network (CAN)

Communication Interface

  • Speed reference (0.2-10VDC), FWD/ REV signals, and brake open signals. Holds off brake closings until sway removal is complete
  • Hoist reference, UP/DOWN and ENABLE digital signals

Digital Inputs

  • Antisway Enable ON/OFF Signal
  • Emergency Stop ON/OFF Signal
  • Trolley Slow Zone FWD (digital)
  • Trolley Slow Zone REV (digital)
  • Trolley REV
  • Trolley 10% (1) With or Without Antisway
  • Trolley 20% (1)
  • Trolley 30% (1)
  • Trolley 100% or Analog 0-10VDC (set during commissioning)
  • Crane Slow Zone FWD (digital) – OR Start Auto Move (2)
  • Crane Slow Zone REV (digital)– OR Automatic Deadman (2)
  • Crane REV – OR Trolley Position 1 (2)
  • Crane 10% With or Without Antisway – OR Trolley Position 2 (2)
  • Crane 20% – OR Trolley Position 3 (2)
  • Crane 30% – OR Trolley Position 4 (2)
  • Crane 100% or Analog 0-10VDC – OR Trolley Position 5 (2)
  • External signal power (from drive, for digital switching realys)

Digital Outputs

  • Lift Trolley Brake
  • Trolley Enable FWD
  • Trolley Enable REV
  • Trolley Speed Reference Analog 0.5-10VDC
  • Lift Crane Brake
  • Crane Enable FWD
  • Crane Enable REV
  • Crane Speed Reference Analog 0.5-10VDC
  • Display CAN High(3)
  • Display CAN Low(3)
  • RM9000 Encoder CAN High
  • RM9000 Encoder CAN Low
  • Antisway Ready
  • Antisway Fault/Error
  • Encoder Power +24VDC
  • Display Power +24VDC
  • Output Encoder GND
  • Output Display GND


(1) Default percentages can be changed during commissioning.
(2) If crane direction anti-sway is disabled during commissioning, automatic trolley destination moves may be enabled. If gantry/crane control is not enabled during commissioning, automatic trolley destination moves may be created and saved.
(3) May share temporary connection for programming or software update; requires additional hardware supplied on short term basis by Netarus.

Below demonstrates the location of the anti-sway monitoring camera on the boom tip with Netarus’ HoistCam™ product line:

Location of HoistCam Repeater on Boom Tip

Location of HoistCam Camera on Boom Tip for Anti-Sway System

Each anti-sway system is custom engineered for the application needed. Contact Netarus today to learn more about the anti-sway system.