Sun protection for crane cab windows
Solar Solve provide specialist window shading to the transportation industry. Our transparent window screens are used in operator cabins, enclosures, booths, driver cabs, driller’s cabins, ships cranes, marine cranes, offshore cranes and mobile cranes.
SOLASOLV® Transparent Anti-Glare Sunscreens reduce glare and heat caused by the sun to create a safer and more comfortable operational environment for operators. It is their simple and reliable operation which offers the most benefits. Screens are instantly retractable which has major benefits compared to fixing film permanently to the window. Each sunscreen will be individually manufactured to meet your exact dimensions and specifications.
Crane cab designers and manufacturers pay close attention to ergonomics when it comes to cabs. The main principles of crane cab design are safety, functionality, stress reduction and comfort.
Crane cab specifications recommend that:- “Sun blinds with guiding supports” should be provided as standard equipment.
Better visibility improves performance and safety
The efficiency of the cab operator influences the efficiency of the crane and therefore the efficiency of the terminal. Less fatigue, greater comfort and better visibility improves performance and safety, reducing complaints, accidents and downtime.
SOLASOLV® transparent sun screens reduce sun glare and reflection by up to 93% to ensure a clear, unobstructed outward view which is essential for maintaining a safe operational environment. Up to 87% of the sun’s heat is rejected, helping to maintain a more comfortable temperature inside the cab.
Solar Solve’s high quality, reliable products are ideal for cabins that operate in demanding environments and harsh temperature conditions, and offer the ideal solution to ensure critical operations are carried out with improved visibility. True colours are retained to ensure visual light signals and other objects are easily identified.
The SOLASAFE® sun blind / screen is transparent and housed inside an anodised aluminium cassette headbox with integral brush strip to protect the shade film from dust and dirt.
The SOLAROLA® sun blind / screen is the same efficient product but without the protective cassette, which can be installed as an equally effective solution in situations where lack of space is a problem.
Spare parts are readily available and we also provide a pack of spare parts FREE with every order!
SOLASOLV® Anti-Glare Sunscreens
Improved visibility and safety − glare is reduced by up to 93% to ensure clear visibility and improve the operators vision. True colour rendition is maintained so signals, signage and other objects can be easily identified.
Reduced eye strain, stress and fatigue − the problems associated with glare and reflection caused by the sun on dials and displays is eliminated.
A comfortable working environment − keeps operators more alert helping to maintain a better work-rate by rejecting up to 87% of the sun’s heat.
Instantly retractable − unlike tinted glass or adhesive window film they can be retracted when not required, or easily raised in an emergency.
Protects exposed areas of the body − at least 98% of harmful UV light from the sun is filtered.
Save money and reduce energy – less demand is placed on air-conditioning systems which in turn consume less power.
Reliable performance – proven track record for outstanding performance.
Superior quality, high specification components are used to ensure all products are reliable and durable for maintenance free operation. The shade film is very strong, virtually tear proof and is not affected by sub-zero cold or tropical heat and humidity. The compact aluminium cassette headbox has an integral brush strip to protect the shade film from dust and dirt. Optional side guide channels are available to prevent vibration.
Suitable for onshore and offshore crane cabs, sloping windows and skylights. They are effective, reliable and durable.
Fast manufacture – normally 1 – 2 weeks from date of order or earlier, depending on size, operation and if powder coated painting of aluminium profile is required.
A technical and installation advice service. Technical support and advice is available and film samples can be provided.
Systems can be operated manually or electrically. Depending upon the application, 24vDC, RTS controlled or 230vAC motors can be used.
SOLASOLV® Anti-Glare sun screens on £6 million Liebherr Gantry Crane
The Port of Tyne have installed SOLASAFE® sunscreens in the operators cab of their new £6 million Liebherr Container Gantry Crane. This will provide crane operators with a safer, glare-free view of the operational area.
The 70 metre 750 tonne crane has a 37 metre outreach capacity and can handle 13 containers across the deck of a vessel.
Julie Lightfoot MBE, Solar Solve’s Managing Director commented “The Port of Tyne strive to provide the safest operational environment possible. Solar Solve’s anti-glare sunscreens help them to achieve this by reducing glare in crane operator’s cabs. Reduced glare can also reduce fatigue which also helps improve safety”.
Julie added “The crane is 70 metres high which shows that nothing is too high to be Solar Solved”.
More about SOLASOLV® sun blinds / screens for crane cabins
The shade film is available in four colours – GOLD and SILVER Reflective, and GREY and BRONZE Non-reflective. The specialist shade film is constructed using layers of polyester film. The film is dyed to reduce glare and the heat is rejected by the layer of aluminium laminated inside the polyester layers. A UV inhibitor is embedded in the polyester film to help eliminate most of the harmful UV light from the sun. GREY film is available with a scratch resistant coating. Roller screens are only required during daylight hours and should be retracted at night.
The shade film is mounted onto a heavy-duty aluminium roller inside an anodised aluminium cassette headbox with integral brush strip to protect from dust and dirt. The film is not affected by sub-zero temperatures, tropical heat or humidity. An important factor for roller screens which are used in specialised work areas, on construction and mining equipment, on marine vessels, offshore platforms and locations that are not accessible for normal maintenance and repairs. Non-cassette screens are also available.
For cranes with windows that slope forwards or backwards, and skylights order sun blinds / screens with constant spring tension rollers and double pulley bottom rails. Constant tension spring operation can be installed at any angle and keeps the roller screen in constant tension so it can be stopped anywhere and the cord will not go across the glass when the screen is raised.
• Available with or without side guide channels and / or guide cables. Screens can be mounted top fix, face fix or side fix. Anchor points are required for brackets. All fixings, pulleys cleats are supplied (and we also provide a pack of spare parts!).
• The shade film will require a horizontal join (seam) across the width for sun blinds / screens which are bigger than 1800 mm in both width and drop.
• Roller sun blinds / screens are available with a spring roller, side chain clutch control or electric operation and are all finished with a weighted anodised aluminium bottom bar.
In addition to shade film there are a wide range of flame retardant fabrics including blackout and Lyverscreen partial vision fabric. Fabric type roller blinds are more suited to very dusty environments. They cannot be seen through but are effective sun visors.
Our experienced technical support team can work from drawings supplied if required.
We are always happy to discuss your own specific requirement.