Controllab is specialized in the analysis and development of control software for cranes. The basis of our success is the digital twin, i.e a 3D simulation model, that we create for every crane. The twin enables us to develop and thoroughly test the software before the real crane has been built.
Monopile grippers are used to keep a monopile upright during hammering and prevent it from falling over. Traditionally this is done with Jack Up ships, but recently also DP crane vessels are being used. The monopile gripper on a crane ship has to compensate for the motion of the ship, making it a highly dynamical system.
Controllab has more than 25 years of experience in modeling and simulation of physical systems. With our entry into the maritime market 15 years ago, we started to gain experience into the power electric machinery. We quickly realized that testing electric machinery is very costly. This has resulted into two unique propositions.
The complexity of pipe and cable lay machinery is not only stems from the individual machines but also from the coordinated way of operation to lower a cable or pipe safely from the ship. Controllab has developed control systems for tensioners, straighteners, carousels and more.
Motion compensation is becoming and accepted method to increase the accuracy and efficiency of hopper dredgers. Controllab has successfully developed motion compensation controllers for a wide range of access bridges, cranes and pile grippers. The same technology can also be applied for dredging.