CraneControl - InControl

CraneControl

CMS 3.0 is an InControl product. The operator terminal is based on a Pro-face TFT touch MMI (Man Machine Interface). The PLC is Allen Bradley based. The MMI displays all relevant information for the operator on the Main Screen. The top and bottom fields of the screens are standard for all screens and contain important real-time information. Buttons for screen navigation are incorporated in the bottom. The bar graphs visualize the numeric displays and adjust real-time to the movement of the Jib and the current Load Chart.

The bottom part of the Main Screen has
(from left to right)

  • ?0% Load? red/green indicator lamp
  • Actual % of Permissible Load
  • Button for the About Screen
  • Button for the Main Menu
  • Jib Angle
  • Work mode indicator lamp

The middle part of the Main Screen has
(from left to right, top to bottom)

  • Actual Load vertical bar graph display
  • % of Permissible Load vertical bar graph display (0-110%)
  • Actual Load numeric display (tonne)
  • Permissible Load numeric display (tonne)
  • Jib Outreach numeric display (meter)
  • Jib Outreach horizontal bar graph display

 

2. Function Overview

 The MMI displays all relevant information for the operator on the Main Screen. The top part of the Main Screen has two alarm message displays, the General Display (top left) and the Mode Display (top right). The following states are shown:

General Display

  • System OK
  • Hi Warning
  • HiHi Overload
  • Sensor Fault
  • Invalid Mode Change
  • Wrong Password
  • Zero Load
  • Mode Undefined

Mode Display

  • Wave height limit
  • Weather condition limitation
  • Cargo Lift
  • Work Boat Lift
  • Basket Lift
  • Invalid Change

 

The CMS has user defined High Warning (default 70% of Load) and High High Overload (default 110%) limits which are display by yellow or red blinking in the General Display. The CMS has error detection on the Load, Arm Length and Angle sensors, and if they are out of range, the General Display displays red blinking ?Sensor Fault?.

A Crane Stop function is accesible. The crane will stop if , % load is over 110% or during sensor fault. An external alarm signals will sound. There is external override, muting and/or bypass on the crane control system connected to the CMS.