A new dimension in crane control
Operator-controlled or automated? Demag has traditionally offered two variants for controlling process cranes. The company is now introducing a third operating technology. The Demag Remote Operating Station (ROS) is a remote control station that enables the operator to control the crane from any convenient working environment. By decoupling the crane system from the operator station, the safety of crane operators can be further increased and on-site costs can be minimised.
Where is the best position from which to operate an overhead travelling crane? For decades the answer was from the crane bridge, because this was where the operator had the best overview. In many applications, however, the (often additional) radio control has since become established. It creates the conditions for sensitive handling of the load. For manually controlled cranes in aggressive environments, such as waste incineration plants, control stations can also be installed in glass-fronted cabins. Now the crane operator can choose another option: the Demag Remote Operating Station (ROS).
In simple terms, the ROS is a complete, location-independent operating station for cranes. The operator has access to all the control elements that are normally installed in a crane cab. Just as in the cab, the control unit can be optimally adapted to meet the operator’s needs. With ROS, however, the owner can decide where the “virtual” cab is located.
一个典型的应用该新操作ology is that of bulk material cranes, e.g. in waste recycling. Handling of waste, including feeding of incineration lines, can thus be carried out from a safe and convenient position. In other environments, such as stores for coils, containers or other goods, Demag ROS can also be used for loading and unloading trucks. This not only provides a high level of comfort for the operator, but is also a good basis for safe andw concentrated work. It also significantly reduces investment and operating costs because no cabs need to be installed on the cranes themselves and access to the cab is not needed.