AUTOMATED CRANE MAINTENANCE AT SEATTLE

The objectives of the crane monitoring system (CMS) currently in the process of being installed at Seattle are described as: to increase maintenance efficiency; to increase equipment availability; and to reduce maintenance and life-cycle costs. The system is based on a network of sensors positioned throughout the mechanics of each of the five container cranes under surviellance. There are approximately 70 sensor points located within each crane in certain strategic components like motors, generators and diesel engines. Specific functions are constantly monitored within these areas, thus providing a constant flow of data regarding such aspects as oil temperatures/pressures, engine speeds, hydraulic pressures and vibration. This information is displayed at each crane via a 16 character alphanumeric display and/or an ammeter or voltmeter as appropriate. This, it is claimed, affords a convenient reference for personnel engaged in maintenance or trouble-shooting tasks. However, the basis of this visual guide and the vital clearing house for the data collected by the sensors, is a processing unit installed on each crane.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 

    Cargo Systems Publications Limited

    McMillan House, 54 Cheam Common Road
    Worchester Park, Surrey KT4 8RJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

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  • Accession Number: 00308606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1980 12:00AM