Orbital Engineering, Inc. (Orbital) Receives the 2018 AIST Crane Innovator of the Year Award

Orbital Engineering, Inc. (Orbital) was recently informed by the AIST Cranes Technology Committee, that it has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 AIST Crane Innovator of the Year Award for its presentation entitled, “The Use of Drones for Crane Runway Inspections” at the 2017 Annual Crane Symposium in Pittsburgh, PA.    Orbital, through its sister company Orbital Technical Solutions (OTS), utilizes robotics, such as drones, as another “tool in our toolbelt” for its inspection services.  The use of robotics allows inspection work on assets like crane and crane runways to be completed in manner that limits exposure to safety hazards while achieving a more time sensitive evaluation of the asset.


Orbital is a privately held, multi-discipline engineering & asset management company that focuses on providing technical solutions for customers that ensure a safe work environment is maintained while utilizing new technologies such as; UAV, robotics, in-house developed computer programs & innovative software for field use with tablets.  Orbital’s corporate headquarters is located in Pittsburgh, PA and has five full service offices in Philadelphia (PA), Detroit (MI), Chicago (IL), Houston (TX) and St. Louis (MO)