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Our radar solution enables a reliable crane boom positioning at all times.

Bet it a bridge crane, gantry crane, mobile crane, jib crane or tower crane: Cranes are essential for loading, unloading, lifting and transporting heavy and sometimes fragile freight in the transport and logistics industry. Our radar sensors detect the distance to the trolley of the crane boom or other moving crane components with high precision. This enables a reliable position control of construction cranes, container cranes or harbor cranes and avoids accidents caused by collisions.

With the robust OndoSense radar technology, you will achieve reliable measurement results even outdoors and in challenging environments with rain, snow, dirt, dust, difficult lighting conditions, cold and heat. Profit from our reliable radar technology for the precise alignment of the crane or crane boom and to prevent collisions!

Your added value with radar


Measures error-free in any environment.

  • Radar also supports demanding crane jobs with strong temperature fluctuations, vibrations or poor lighting conditions.
  • Our radar sensor is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Rain, fog, smoke or dust are not an issue.


Minimal maintenance costs with radar.

  • Reduced maintenance costs: Radar has no moving parts, works contactless and requires almost no cleaning.
  • Additional savings potential through predictive maintenance based on long-term evaluation of the signal strength.


Safe, speedy loading and unloading.

  • Our radar enables fast crane movements through precise measurements (±1 mm) with a high measuring frequency (100 Hz).
  • Radar also measures speed: With this information, the crane monitoring can be optimized even further.

Key application data

Position control of crane booms

Measurement accuracy

±5 mm

Measurement range

0.2 to 40 m

Measurement rate

up to 100 Hz

Possible environmental conditions

Heavy dust, dirt, smoke, fog, heat, cold, rain, snow, light reflections, wind etc.

Outputs & interfaces

Analog current loop (4–20 mA), digital switching outputs (3x push-pull), RS485 communication interface

Application focus

Cranes in port facilities, freight yards, industrial facilities, large construction sites, etc.

Suitable radar sensors

OndoSense apex

Radar sensor for distance measurements with the highest precision and speed as well as a narrow opening angle for exact measurement results.

OndoSense reach

Compact, outdoor-proof radar sensor for reliable distance measurements with high precision and a wide measuring range.

Customers in transport & logistics

Your inquiry on our radar sensor solutions.

Please contact us now for advice & quotes.

Do you have questions on our radar sensor solutions and need to discuss your application case with our radar experts? Would you like to order or test our radar sensors for distance measurement or collision avoidance? The OndoSense team will provide you with answers, advise you on the use of radar sensors in your industrial environment and send you a quote.