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Title: Proximity Sensor (RL use)
Post by: Agykoo on January 05, 2014, 11:02:52 PM
hihi all ^_^

long story short, my dad was asking me if I knew any thing about Proximity Sensors and stuff. I had no idea but I figured I would ask here ^_^

basickly he needs a Proximity Sensor, that can be used outdoors, and it needs to be wireless.

the reason he needs it is for a crane, basickly the crane for what ever brillent reason, does not have a sensor on it to stop who ever is in the cabin form constily pulling the hook up. so the cables to pull the hook up tend to break. worse, the dumb cabin can not see past the one direction, so if something needs to be lifted form said direction, its impossible to see the hook. (yes its a terrible crane, its not his or his companys).

anywho, what he needs is some kinda Proximity Sensor that would make it so it could sense when the hook/box gets close to the top of the boon where the cable goes in. so who ever operates it would get an alarm saying its to close.

does any one know of such a device or have an idea I could tell him? would be very helpful. thank you all ^_^
Title: Re: Proximity Sensor (RL use)
Post by: bob on January 05, 2014, 11:25:03 PM
The cheapest and easiest way would probably be to use a regular car backup proximity alarm. The cameraless ones you can get around like $20-30. They usually have a range of about 6-10 feet. The models with cameras are probably more around $100, but if it were me I wouldn't spend the extra money since mounting on a boom rig gives it a high likelyhood of getting smashed sooner or later. Most of them would be 12 volt, but he shouldn't have any problems getting one to work on a 24 volt system (just assuming that's what the crane is, since I don't know the model.)

But yeah, they're cheap and should do the trick. Amazon has loads of them so finding one that will work for what he wants shouldn't be too hard
Title: Re: Proximity Sensor (RL use)
Post by: Agykoo on January 05, 2014, 11:37:50 PM
The cheapest and easiest way would probably be to use a regular car backup proximity alarm. The cameraless ones you can get around like $20-30. They usually have a range of about 6-10 feet. The models with cameras are probably more around $100, but if it were me I wouldn't spend the extra money since mounting on a boom rig gives it a high likelyhood of getting smashed sooner or later. Most of them would be 12 volt, but he shouldn't have any problems getting one to work on a 24 volt system (just assuming that's what the crane is, since I don't know the model.)

But yeah, they're cheap and should do the trick. Amazon has loads of them so finding one that will work for what he wants shouldn't be too hard

cool tyvm bob ^_^, will talk to him about it ^_^

but I still welcome any and all sugestions ^_^