Bruks Siwertell Releases Anti-Collision System

Bruks Siwertell recently launched a radar-based anti-collision system, which enables supervised, semi-automatic unloading and a further option of digital hatch visualization.

The system is part of new digital advances designed to enhance the safety and efficiency of dry bulk handling operations. It is available as an optional extra on new and existing large-scale Siwertell ship unloaders and loaders.

“Unloading and loading operations should always be supervised, at all times, but when the anti-collision system is activated, the PLC is able to take control of the movements and follow a pre-defined sequence, which can enhance the efficiency of the operation. To be able to use this function, on a ship unloader for example, the program for automatic reduction of the speed on the traveling, slewing and pendulum must be activated,” explained Krister Holmberg, manager electrical systems, Bruks Siwertell.

The radar-based system uses technology from an undisclosed third-party company. It has extensive experience in the development of industrial radar applications and extends this expertise to original equipment manufacturers by providing interface options.

The use of radar offers some distinct advantages in dry bulk handling. Even in challenging environmental conditions such as dust, fog and snow, it is able to provide a very effective mechanism for digital image generation.

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