/ Travelling Load Stabilising System

Huisman and Siemens Gamesa, a leading company in wind turbines, have combined their engineering and operational expertise in the development of a solution to stabilise wind turbine components during installation, especially blades, but also nacelles and tower segments.


The system consists of a combination of two pairs of tuggers working in unison to control to position of the load. One pair is fitted on independent trolleys that can travel along an integrated rail along the crane’s stiff boom. The trolleys automatically follow the main block to maintain an optimal tugger line configuration. The second pair of tugger lines is deployed from the crane tip providing a force perpendicular to the first pair of tuggers. By approaching the load from two different directions, the system provides significantly more control than a conventional single pair of tuggers.


A specially designed control system holds the actual position of the load, resulting in a much stiffer restraint, and therefore a higher position accuracy compared to conventional tugger systems that rely on constant tension. In case of an unexpected overload, the system will give way but will return to its position setpoint when the force drops below the threshold again.  


The Travelling Load Stabilising System functions as an integral part of the crane and could, therefore, be operated from the crane's cabin as well from an optional walk around box (WAB).

Mitigate safety risks

Mitigate safety risks

The Travelling Load Stabilising System minimises wind induced motions of wind turbine components during lifting, thus increasing safety for personnel in the near vicinity. 

Reduce cycle time

Reduce cycle time

Reducing motions increases the operational efficiency during the installation of blades, nacelles and tower segments thus reducing the cycle time.

Increase workability

Increase workability

The Travelling Load Stabilising System enables lifting operations to take place in harsher weather conditions, extending the weather window of the operations.

/ features

The Huisman Travelling Load Stabilising System has a much higher stiffness compared to a conventional tagline system, which increases control and workability.

Huisman’s latest crane designs have provisions allowing a retrofit of the Travelling Load Stabilising System.

Operation of the tuggers is fully integrated with the crane's control system. 


The travelling tuggers are suitable for lifting operations at all boom angles

  • Light loads can be lifted without luffing the main boom saving time
  • Suitable for man riding operations

The boom trolleys have a much higher stiffness compared to flexible tagline, increasing control and workability.

Upon request, the tuggers can be automated for specific tasks with all other crane parameters as input.

/ technical specifications

Capacity - Tugger mode

Nominal Load (dynamic factor 1.3) / Single fall / 10 mt

Nominal Load (dynamic factor 1.3) / Double fall / 20 mt


Capacity - Lifting / Man riding mode

Safe Working Load lifting mode / Single fall / 6 mt

Safe Working Load man riding mode / Single fall / 1.5 mt


Alternative capacities can be discussed upon request. 

Contact Martine Bremer, Regional Sales Manager at Huisman. 


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