Crane monitoring system based on internet of things using long range

Ng Wen Jun, Norlezah Hashim, Fakrulradzi Idris, Ida Syafiza, Nurbahirah Noordin


The four main causes of crane accidents are overturned, falls, mechanical failure, and contact with power lines. It is important to keep track of the crane’s health and condition as it is always too late when a failure of the crane was found. Any abrupt accidents will interrupt or delay the work progress and cause the operational costs to increase. Crane monitoring system is developed using long range (LoRa) technology due to its long range of detections making it suitable for monitoring machines that require large space including the dock area. It also consumes low power and is suitable for battery-operated systems. This paper discusses the design and development crane monitoring system using Arduino Uno together with NodeMCU ESP8266 as the hardware for this project. Temperature, power consumption, lifting activities, and total operating hours will be measured using appropriate sensors. The data will then be sent to the database where users can monitor each crane from a developed Android application using a mobile phone. This project allows users to view, monitor, and analyze real-time or past data in a graph or table view. Experimental results prove the proposed system is applicable and effective.


crane; internet of things; long range; monitoring system; sensors;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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