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The DataPro-42 and DataPro-42+
Hoist Design Working Period Utilisation Recorder


If you own or operate a wire hoist that is seven calendar years old (or older), AS 2550.1-2011 recommends that you undertake a Major Assessment, which must include an engineering calculation of the remaining design life of the relevant hoist.  If you have not undertaken the Major Assessment before the hoist has reached ten calendar years old then you are required to conduct a Major Inspection, which will involve overhauling or replacing the hoist.  During the Major Assessment, accurate hoist utilisation records must be made available; failure to provide these records could mean that the remaining life of the hoist may be reduced by a substantial penalty factor.  


ScreenshotThe only method or providing accurate utilisation reports is electronically. The DataPro-42 constantly calculates the real time utilisation, and produces a concise and easy to read report which will clearly show the usage of the hoist.

By installing the DataPro-42, the problem with record keeping is overcome since accurate utilisation records will be available from the date the hoist was placed into service.  Fitting a DataPro-42 is a cost effective solution because it will provide evidence that the hoist has been operating within the original design life, thereby negating the need for an expensive Major Assessment to be conducted after seven calendar years, as recommended in AS2550.1-2011.  Although the hoist utilisation can be proven, consideration should also be given to other factors including (but not limited to) corrosion, condition of the electrical wiring and the standard of maintenance carried out over the life of the hoist.


How Does it Work

The DataPro-42 requires two sources of information to calculate the hoist Design Working Period — one is the weight of the load and the other is the time that the hoist has been running.  Collecting this information requires a load cell to determine the weight picked up by the hoist and auxiliary contacts on the hoist contactors or a relay to measure the time the hoist has been running.  This information is then fed into the on-board processor and, by using a sophisticated algorithm, the hoist Design Working Period can be computed.




Functionality Schematic

Functionality Schematic


Click here to download the DataPro-42 brochure in PDF format

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Lifting and Materials Handling Equipment

Our range of lifting and materials handling equipment is extensive - including Jib Cranes, Electric Chain Hoists, Air Hoists, Chain and Lever Blocks, Trolleys and Clamps, Magnetic Lifters, Winches and more.

Data Pro

The DataPro42 is an electronic device which has been developed in response to the requirements of AS2550.  The device ensures that the owners of new wire rope hoists or hoists that have been re-certified for continued safe use can achieve the maximum design life from their equipment by electronically storing all utilisation into memory within the device for future retrieval.

Machinery and Equipment Pre Start System

This system allows the owner to take control of who is authorised to use or operate equipment which may require owner specific or site specific pre-starting procedures, training or authorisation before it can be used or operated.