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MacGregor Hydramarine AS

Modern Control System for Deck Machinery and Cranes

MacGregor Hydramarine AS in Kristiansand Norway manufactures deck machinery, cranes, and equipment for offshore vessels and platforms for work both underwater and above the surface. In this niche, MacGregor is among the world elite. Prevas developed a future-proof control system.

Assignment: MES, Control Systems.

In today’s shipbuilding industry, it’s common for customers to buy complex, more customized vessels. This means that instead of equipping the ship with, for example, a single crane, customers want several cranes capable of performing different tasks and therefore more types of operation.

Prevas developed a modern control system based on the Wonderware platform, which is especially suited to industrial IT solutions. The software includes functions for, among other things, communication, visualization, control, monitoring, and logging. The system is supplemented with eleven digital HD cameras. With these, the operators will be able to check, for example, that the winch spools are not jammed and that the cable runs as it should.

Moderna HMI (Human Machine Interface)-lösningar passar väl i sammanhanget, speciellt när det handlar om de större fartygen med varierande typ av utrustning. I ett sådant system kan det finnas flera separata HMI-plattformar som styrs från olika delar av skeppet och som dessutom kan utföra flera saker samtidigt.

Prevas is one of a small number of Nordic IT companies with the necessary experience to build this kind of large and complex system, spanning the entire field of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). This is one of the reasons we have been entrusted to take care of the entire project, from drawing up specifications to the choice of hardware and designing the software from scratch. Our role is to help MacGregor take the step toward this type of modern and future-proof solution. 

Do you want to know more about this project or find out what Prevas can do for you, please contact us.

Roland Ferngård, Business Region Manager, e-mail

MES Control System MacGregor
MES Control System MacGregor
MES Control System MacGregor

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