MOTION COMPENSATED CRANE
Client: OFFCO – VR Simulation
For OFFCO, a company that offers high-end offshore expertise, Controllab investigated the feasibility of an OPTS crane. The OPTS is a crane mounted on a ship’s deck that can transport passengers safely to and from the ship.
We developed a simulation model of the crane to analyze the mechanical construction, hydraulic actuators and motion compensation controller. We quickly discovered that successful operation at sea required a lightweight yet stiff crane.