Conductix-Wampfler have developed a new control system logic for their cable trolleys and motorised cable reels in which the overriding PLC (programmable logic controller) of the overall unit, such as an STS container crane or an RTG, is integrated.
The new control system concept is manufacturer-independent and can be integrated in all control systems that are regularly available in the core crane market.
In addition to the high flexibility in the manufacturer and technology selection, the significant advantage of the new control system lies in the direct parameterisation of the motorised festoon systems and cable reels through the PLC of the overall unit. The use of various safety elements also guarantees a high degree of operational safety and simplifies the error analysis.
Further technical improvements can be implemented during this development for the control of the conduction vehicles and motorised cable reels themselves. For example, the crane speed at 300 m/min for a motor-driven cable reel with end feed or the intersection of the feed with a centre feed of a motor-driven cable reel at 150 m/min. A further argument, certainly not to be neglected concerns the minimised costs over the entire product life cycle.
Festoon systems and motorised cable reels from Conductix-Wampfler are used worldwide in cranes and transport systems, including ports, container handling systems, steel plants and in opencast pits.