Japanese general construction company, Sumitomo Mitsui Construction (SMCC), and engineering corporation, IHI, are working with Roborigger to design and develop the first autonomous tower crane.
Roborigger’s load rotation control system is being used by SMCC to autonomously move and rotate loads. Utilising Roborigger’s load control technology has improved the safety and productivity of the tower crane. Roborigger eliminates the need for workers to manually rotate the lifted load with ropes and reduces the risk of disasters such as collisions with suspended loads.
The autonomous tower crane has been successfully implemented at the Seiseki Sakuragaoka 33 floor construction site in Tokyo. This is the first time a tower crane has been completely autonomous on a construction site and Roborigger is ecstatic to be working alongside Sumitomo Mitsui Construction and IHI engineering to continue the development of automation in the construction industry.