Here’s news of another of our radio remote control (RRC) applications, this time with units that control the flow of explosives from tank trucks to boreholes via hoses.
At this construction site in Sweden, the units ensure that 300 to 400 boreholes are safely filled with 30-40kg of explosives. Special features on these, (and on three other trucks), include an ‘AD TWIN’ system that boosts the maximum range of the units. The need for a reliable, long-range radio link is considerable, especially in these sorts of applications.
The units’ displays also provide operators with data on the amount of explosives in any given borehole, the total amount of explosives in all the boreholes, and pump pressure. All these are easily selected by the operator at the push of a button on the terminal unit.
Each truck is supplied with two identical systems which allows two operators to fill explosives simultaneously from one truck. We have supplied four trucks with this system for this customer, and are set to upgrade several other vehicles with similar equipment.
Cavotec RRCs are used at a wide variety of applications all over the world. Amongst many others, notable applications include operating traffic systems, equipment on deep sea drilling rigs and to even help clear unexploded munitions. The units are also used to operate our MoorMaster™ automated mooring system.