The multiple benefits of upgrading to a modern control system include

- Increased reliability
- Elimination of electrical maintenance activities
- Improvement in mechanical performance
- Reduction in mechanical wear and maintenance
- Increased simplicity and ease of fault finding
- Improved energy efficiency and energy saving
- Data logging of operation
- Improved motor protection and reduction in motor heating
- Digital interface to facilitate change in operating parameters
- Compliance with current Health and Safety standards
- Automation of crane movements via PLC to repeat or perform programmed sequence