Bosch Rexroth launches new flexible control system for winch and crane systemsBosch Rexroth has launched a new flexible control system for winch and crane drive applications that offers faster design and simple integration.
The new control system utilises defined interfaces, integrated safety and validated standard software allowing users to create fast and error-free application designs for both simple and complex winch and crane drives.
The system supports a wide range of applications, including hydraulic drives with primary control (pump side control, constant or variable displacement motors), secondary control (constant pressure system) as well as electric drives.
In addition, the system is able to incorporate a host of tested and proven technology functions, such as Active Heave Compensation (AHC), constant tension and automatic load takeover. There is also a function block to protect against crane overloading.
Optimised for use in harsh environments, the controller maintains efficient operation during large temperature changes, vibrations and shocks.
Alex King, Industry Sector Sales Manager at Bosch Rexroth, said: “Winch and crane drive systems play a vital role in offshore and subsea operations. With the requirements of these operations open to sudden change, it’s imperative that the drive systems utilised not only operate efficiently, but can adapt to changes in circumstances simply and effectively.”
“The launch of our latest control solution will allow engineers to design and implement new winch and crane drive systems, or expand the functionality of existing designs as required, quickly and simply, keeping the disruption to business operations at a minimum.”