The company Mammoet is specialized in the transport and lifting of heavy loads. The company is well known for the raising of the Russian submarine Kursk in 2001. Part of the equipment of Mammoet is the PTC 140 super heavy lifting crane. The PTC 140 crane is a ring crane with the crane on one end of the ring and the counterweight on the other end. With this system the crane can lift loads up to 3200 tonnes.
For safe operation of the crane, Mammoet was looking for a crane simulator to train the crane operators. Controllab helped Mammoet with the process of turning demands and wishes into clear and technical sound specifcations.
The resulting training simulator uses the original crane controls and PLCs. This enables Mammoet to train the operators not only on all kind of lifting operations, but also on the crane’s assembly and disassembly, as well as regular troubleshooting and fault recovery.