Controls, Inc. has been providing automation
solutions for the dredging industry for over a decade. We can
provide full turn-key design and implementation as well as
upgrades and automation to existing dredges.
Kruse Controls incorporates
today's latest technology in all of our Dredging Automation
Solutions. From simple data collection & reporting systems
to fully automated cutter/suction dredge control, we stand
behind our commitment to provide each customer with an efficient,
cost effective, proven control's design which will perform
to your expectations.
Kruse Controls, Inc. has developed algorithms to mimic
Operator actions based on conditions. Our typical cutter/suction
automated system senses cutter depth, tide offset, dredge position
and heading (using GPS), equipment loading, service water
pressure, product flow, product density, discharge pressure,
vacuum pressure, cave-ins, equipment status, fault conditions
and cable feed. Using these parameters, Kruse Controls, Inc.
can develop a program, which will actually take over the dredge
based on years of experience with Dredging conditions. Whether
the dredge is hydraulic or electric, we shall interface with
the motor drives or hydraulic proportional valves to control
the dredge in the same manner. Safety interlocks are programmed
into the PLC (programmable logic controller) to protect equipment
and personnel from harm. Our systems include graphical Operator
Interfaces to allow setpoint entries, monitor system status,
display alarms, display real-time and historical trends, and
manually control the dredge if necessary.