Trimble has acquired privately-held Load Systems International Inc. (LSI), a manufacturer of wireless and hardwired crane safety instrumentation, headquartered in Quebec City, Canada. Financial terms were not disclosed.
LSI supplies the global crane market with load information management and crane collision avoidance technologies that deliver knowledge through advanced instrumentation, sensing and radio technologies. LSI's technologies improve crane safety and accuracy by providing operators and construction teams with knowledge to optimize usage conditions and processes. The company's products include load cells and pins, line-riding tensiometers, load moment indicator (LMI) systems with pressure transducers, rated-capacity indicators (RCI) and limiters, inclinometers, cable reels, wind speed sensors and displays, work-area definition software, and much more. LSI's Radio Transmitter Division also provides radio transmitters, wireless gateways and radio modems for general industrial applications.
"Crane safety is a major concern in any construction material handling project, with major impacts to safety, costs, liability, insurance and timely completion," said Bryn Fosburgh, vice president responsible for Trimble's Construction Technology Divisions. "Trimble's commitment to transform construction processes and facilitate more effective projects doesn't end at ground level. The combination of LSI's solutions with Trimble's geospatial, location, analytics, modeling and visualization tools provides opportunities to integrate crane safety more closely into construction project planning and execution."