Cavotec radio remotes pack a punch

Here’s news of another of our radio remote control (RRC) applications, this time with units that control the flow of explosives from tank trucks to boreholes via hoses.

Fire in the hold: 395 boreholes packed with explosives

Fire in the hold: boreholes are packed with explosives.

At this construction site in Sweden, the units ensured that 300 to 400 boreholes were safely filled with 30-40kg of explosives. Special features on these, (and on three other trucks), include an ‘AD TWIN’ system that boosts the maximum range of the units. The need for a reliable, long-range radio link is considerable, especially in these sorts of applications.

The units’ displays also provide operators with data on the amount of explosives in any given borehole, the total amount of explosives in all the boreholes, and pump pressure. All these are easily selected by the operator at the push of a button on the terminal unit.

Full control: a Cavotec MC-23 RRC unit ensures safe operations at all times.

Full control: a Cavotec MC-23 RRC unit ensures safe operations at all times.

Each truck is supplied with two identical systems which allows two operators to fill explosives simultaneously from one truck. We have supplied four trucks with this system for this customer, and are set to upgrade several other vehicles with similar equipment.

Cavotec RRCs are used at a wide variety of applications all over the world. Amongst many others, notable applications include operating traffic systems, equipment on deep sea drilling rigs and to even help clear unexploded munitions. The units are also used to operate our MoorMaster automated mooring system.


Exploring new opportunities at a packed OTC 2014

We’re at the vast #OTCHouston exhibition this week, and judging by the sheer number of visitors, you can see why it’s one of the largest trade shows in the offshore sector.

Busy, busy, busy: OTC 2014 is exceptionally well attended.

Busy, busy, busy: the Cavotec stand at OTC 2014.

According to organisers, OTC (the Offshore Technology Conference) is “the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.”

At this year’s event we’re exhibiting our range of systems for offshore energy and maritime applications, including steel drag chains, radio remote controls (of the explosion-proof and standard varieties), MoorMaster™ automated mooring, AMP, cable chains, power connectors, slip rings and motorised cable reels.

The Cavotec team tell us that our radio remote controls – used, amongst other things, for operating machinery in harsh environments – are attracting particular interest.

“A lot of people are asking about our radio remote control systems; it’s a market where we certainly see a great deal of potential,” says Sofus Gedde-Dahl, Managing Director, Group Sub-unit Oil & Gas.

If you happen to be at OTC, do drop in to see us at stand 5235!


Cavotec’s radio remote control experts at ONS 2012

Cavotec’s radio remote control (RRC) experts – Cavotec Micro-control – recently took part in a highly successful ONS2012, one of the offshore energy industry’s largest exhibitions. Held in Stravanger, Norway, between August 28 and 30, the event attracted some 50,000 attendees.

Cavotec's radio remote control (RRC) experts at ONS 2012

The Cavotec team (and Cavotec kit) at ONS2012

The Cavotec team (pictured above) were on hand to show visitors how our innovative technologies are helping the industry to operate more safely, more cleanly and more efficiently. Key product areas included RRCs, joysticks, drag chains, connectors and motorised cable reels, primarily for EX applications.

Our stand – as the entire event – was busy, with even Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Ola Borten Moe, dropping in to try his hand at operating an excavator using one of our advanced RRC video link systems.

Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borte operates an excavator via a Cavotec video link system

Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borte operates an excavator via a Cavotec video link system

We’ve posted some more photos from ONS on our Facebook.

Following the success of ONS in recent years, the event will now be held annually, rather than bi-annually as previously: we’re already looking forward to ONS2013!

For more on Cavotec Micro-control, visit: http://www.cavotecmc.com/