Scanreco North America are exhibiting at World of Concrete in Las Vegas.
Read more about the fair https://www.worldofconcrete.com/en/info.html
Scanreco conducted a major event for its distributors on September 18-19. The meeting was held in Stockholm and included information from Scanreco’s owners and the company’s focus on improved marketing and product range. About 40 of Scanreco’s partners and distributors took part in the very successful event.
For two full days, the participants were given the opportunity to network and exchange experiences with colleagues from other countries and markets, exchange advice and success stories, and get an understanding of Scanreco’s vision of the future. The participants also got a good insight into Scanreco’s production work and learned more about the extensive quality assurance work that is always in progress.
“Historically, Scanreco has mainly been a provider of wireless remote-control for major OEM customers. Of course, this will always be an extremely important market to us. But to further grow our business and develop our product portfolio, we must also increase our efforts on other markets. Therefore, cooperation with our distributors is becoming increasingly important and we are now stepping up our efforts on improving our offer and our support for this part of our business”, says Magnus Lundgren, VP Sales & Marketing at Scanreco AB.
An important part of Scanreco’s continuous development work consists of input from distributors and partners.
“Every day they are at the forefront of their different markets. They are the firsts to pick up on trends and new customer demands, this is invaluable to us and will of course be of benefit to all our customers”, Magnus Lundgren continues.
Danitech, together with Fabercom, has developed a tracked harvester for harvesting flower bulbs. Since it is a tracked machine, the normal way to control this kind of machine is with two linear proportional levers, one lever for each track.
During harvesting, the customer often requires a cruise control function, to free his hands to be able to control the rest of the machine. In this cruise control mode, the speed of both tracks is regulated with one potentiometer. Both hydraulic valves are powered with the same current to send equal flows to both motors for the machine to go straight.
But also, during harvesting, the operator might want to make small curves or corrections.
Therefore, each pwm (pulse width modulation) output can be adjusted, from the cruise control potentiometer to each track, with an additional corrective value, from either the left or the right linear proportional lever.
On top of the potentiometer (cruise control) signal there is the possibility for a corrective signal from the left or right linear lever, either plus or minus, that enables the left or right track to go faster or slower. By doing so the operator can slow down or increase the speed of the individual tracks, making a curve, while the cruise control mode is maintained.
The corrective signal is not only proportional to the linear lever proportional value, but also proportional to the actual value of the potentiometer controlling the speed. This ensures that during all speeds, fast or slow, corrections are proportional to both speed and the corrective value of the linear lever.
“We have put the machine into work this spring and after some small adjustments the operator is really happy with the control,” says Folkert Stegenga, Project engineer at Danitech.
For more than 30 years the Mühlheim-Kärlich nuclear power plant has been a familiar sight in the Middle Rhine Valley and Neuwied Basin in Germany. However, everything comes to an end and it is now time for the plant to come down. Pipelines and pumps have already been removed and now the work of demolishing the 162 meters high cooling tower has begun.
For this work, a special type of machine was needed. The machine, developed by Mittelsdorf Erdbau Abbruch Recycling, is an excavator running on two wheels, one on each side of the concrete wall. For each lap around the tower the excavator removes 16 centimeters of concrete, gradually dismantling the building.
The machine can be controlled from the operator platform as well as from a ground control. IBL-Hydronic, who delivered the control system for the application, chose a remote-control system from Scanreco to control the machine.
– Scanreco has the most reliable remote-control product in the market and was therefore the obvious first choice when developing this product. You can’t tear down a structure like this, a nuclear plant, the traditional way. We had to come up with an alternative concept and for this we really needed a specialist on mobile applications, says Dr Thomas Löcher, General Manager of IBL-Hydronic.
The control system of the machine consists of two mini transmitters and two redundant control units. There is to date only one machine operating, a prototype, and it has work orders for many years to come.
Our partner Beijing Remote Control is exhibiting at Bauma in Shanghai.
Read more about the fair https://www.bauma-china.com/index.html