Stellar® CDT™ (Crane Dynamics Technology)
A proprietary collection of revolutionary, industry first features that control, power, and monitor Stellar® cranes.
The Stellar® CDT™ equipped cranes will engage and communicate with the crane operator by using multiple sensory indicators when approaching maximum capacity. This will include the use of colored LED lights and pulsating vibrations. The Stellar® CDT™ control system will also allow the operator to go into a boost mode and operate at 118% of its normal operating capacity for a short period of time. (Boost Mode not available on all models).
The third revolutionary feature of the new Stellar® cranes is the ability to function in safety mode when a safety feature is damaged or malfunctions.
Compact Handheld Controller
The new Stellar® CDT™ equipped line of cranes offer the most compact wireless radio controller in the industry. The controller has all the crane functions operated by toggle switches and a proportional control trigger. It also includes an engine start/stop button, a compressor start/stop button, and an emergency stop button. The compactness of the controller allows for easy single-hand operation, flexibility to the operator to position themselves in an ideal operating position, and a heavy-duty magnet to place the controller in a convenient location when not in use.
Handheld Capacity Alert
||The new Stellar® CDT™ equipped cranes are the first in the mechanics crane market to offer integral capacity alert into the handheld controller. This system alerts the operator of increasing loads before they encounter an overload situation. This alert is performed by visual and sensory indicators built into the Stellar handheld controller (color-coded LEDS and cyclical vibrations).
When approaching an overload situation LED lights on the handheld control will indicate yellow for 80% capacity, red for 90% capacity and flashing lights for 100% of rated capacity. In addition, the cyclical vibration increases frequency in the handheld controller to insure the operator is aware of approaching maximum capacity while keeping an eye on the load is critical.
Crane Boost System
||The Stellar® CDT™ system can also allow operators who exceed standard capacity to productively operate through that situation by increasing crane capacity to 118% of its normal operating capacity for a short period of time.
(Boost Mode not available on models 3315, 4421 and TC Series Cranes)
Enhanced Safety System
The Stellar CDT equipped cranes feature an enhanced safety system. If a device intended to monitor the capacity of the crane operates incorrectly, the crane will put itself into safe mode. Safe mode will allow the operator to work with the crane at a reduced speed to finish the job and store the crane until the safety device is in proper working order. The crane will also communicate to the operator if an overload safety device fault is detected.