Control system for the REMU Big Float 800 dredging excavator
TKE OY’s CAN technology expertise was vital in developing the advanced control system for REMU Ltd’s Big Float 800 dredging excavator. REMU Ltd, a leading supplier of innovative screening and excavation systems in Europe, demonstrated their commitment to innovation with this remarkable machine. The Big Float 800’s floating pontoon/track system replaces the traditional track system. This upgrade enables agile and effortless maneuverability in lakes and sludgy marshes. As a result, the excavator becomes a powerhouse, offering unmatched access to remote and challenging locations. This game-changing feature facilitates efficient and precise operations.
Split into three different physical CANbusses with TKEs TCS-10 CAN-switch.
At the start of the project, we made it clear that we would design the control system using only CANopen compatible nodes. Additionally, we divided the control system into three separate physical CAN buses using TKE’s TCS-10 CAN switch. This division of the CAN network allows for shorter and simplified wiring. By utilizing TKE’s CDVD-10 CANopen I/O nodes, we achieved precise control over the hydraulic valve coils. This integration enables us to proactively identify any potential future issues. Specifically, when the bus and device intelligence converge at the hydraulic device’s location, it becomes straightforward to detect and address any arising concerns. This proactive approach ensures the smooth functioning and longevity of the control system, enhancing its reliability and overall performance.