Port & Shipyard Technologies

Automation, system integration and diagnostics for port & shipyard crane applications

 

State of the art systems to improve crane performance

Nidec provides our port & shipyard customers with the most flexible, technologically advanced control systems in the industry. Whether you want to extend the life of your existing crane or purchase a new crane, Nidec has the products and system expertise to meet your needs.
Nidec’s Crane Team has successfully implemented systems on all types of cranes including Ship-to-Shore, Quay, Panamax, Post Panamax, Rubber Tire Gantry (RTG), Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG), Portal and Whirly cranes.


Crane System Upgrades to Extend the Life of Your Crane
Nidec offers a complete line of products and services designed specifically for upgrading outdated control systems on existing cranes. Our products are designed with the flexibility to be integrated on all types of cranes and existing control systems.


New Crane Systems to Fit Your Needs
Nidec’s Crane Team has successfully designed and applied new crane control systems for our port & shipyard customers. Whether it is an Active Front End AC system for a container crane or stand-alone AC drives for a whirly crane, Nidec’s Crane Team has the experience you desire.


Products, Service and Support You Can Count On
Nidec’s service and support team is made up of individuals with port & shipyard crane experience. Our experienced staff is trained in all aspects of the control system and its application on a crane. This ensures our customers that their systems are applied properly and safely. Our 24/7/365 support line is manned by these service personnel to ensure our customers have the support they need any time of the year.

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AC and DC drive system upgrades for RTG and RMG cranes

 

Highly efficient products for existing and new cranes

Rubber Tired Gantry and Rail Mounted Gantry cranes are critical to the flow of containers within a port. Once containers are offloaded, these cranes are critical to movement of cargo within and out of the port. Nidec provides a full range of products and services that can keep your existing cranes rolling or power your new ones.

Upgrade your existing AC and DC Drive Systems with Confidence

Nidec’s AC and DC drive systems are designed to work on diesel and electric powered cranes. Our product line includes stand-alone AC, common-bus AC and DC drive platforms to suit any kind of situation. Nidec will replace your outdated controls with state-of-the-art products that will be supported and serviced for years to come.
• Modern AC and DC drives that will provide years of service and support allowing our customers to focus on moving cargo
• A company with years of experience with every manufacturer of RTG and RMG cranes ensures you get a system that works reliably
• Flexibility in PLC and HMI platforms allows Nidec to tailor fit systems to each customer’s needs while utilizing the customer’s existing spare parts and knowledge base

Automation and System Integration

Nidec’s engineering and service team offers a unique mix of experience and products to automate and integrate systems into our customers’ cranes. Sway control, anti-collision and automatic pick and drop are just some of Nidec’s capabilities that help our customers’ cranes move cargo.
• Experienced Engineering staff insures that our customers receive automation systems that will function the way they want them to
• Nidec’s unique capability to integrate most manufacturers’ products provides our customers with systems that fit them best

Diagnostics

Nidec’s suite of diagnostic systems can help reduce downtime due to system and application troubleshooting. Our products are designed to work in conjunction with the drives and PLCs to provide the highest level of support for the crane. Nidec offers a variety of platforms to meet most budgets.
• Graphical and real-time data assist the user to troubleshoot issues quickly, thereby reducing crane downtime
• Ease of navigation allows users of all skill levels to utilize the product and support the crane
• Crane diagnostics, alarms, warnings, trending and documentation allow the user to troubleshoot most problems in fifteen minutes or less

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Upgrade obsolete ship to shore crane controls

 

Durable and reliable solutions for crane control equipment

Nidec has provided safe and reliable systems for cranes manufactured by Kone, Paceco, IMPSA, Kochs, Hanjin, Hitachi, Star, Doosan and ZPMC. Our systems have provided thousands of hours of reliable service and have extended the working lives of cranes all over the world. Nidec systems have also been installed on the newest cranes manufactured, carrying on the Nidec tradition of safe and reliable service.

Upgrades of Existing Systems to Eliminate Obsolescence

One of the largest challenges ports face today is the obsolescence of control equipment on their cranes. Most manufacturers of control equipment obsolete their products every three to five years. With an expected service life on a crane at 20-30 years or more, ports are left with increased maintenance costs and downtime.
Nidec retrofit solutions help container crane users:
• Eliminate downtime due to obsolescence
• Upgrade with hardware that will be supported for many years
• Replace outdated I/O systems with modern ones already in use at the port
• Add enhanced diagnostics to reduce troubleshooting time on cranes

New Crane Solutions
Modern container cranes utilize AC drive technology for control of the crane. Nidec can provide both stand-alone and common-bus AC systems to power your cranes. Common bus systems include both Active Front End as well as DB control.

Nidec’s AC systems provide our customers with the following benefits:
• Proven equipment to ensure our customers’ cranes run reliably
• Active front end systems that provide unity power factor at the source
• Standard protocols to ensure that the system can be maintained and expanded
• Flexibility of Programmable Logic Controller platforms to utilize customer’s existing knowledge base and spare parts
• Advanced diagnostic systems to reduce troubleshooting and downtime

Automation

Nidec’s Crane Team is staffed with some of the most experienced engineers in the industry. Our staff can work with most major brands of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) as well as HMI and control stations. Nidec has a full suite of automation products that can help increase crane performance and productivity.
• Open and closed loop sway control
• Semi-automation
• Boom anti-collision
• Crane anti-collision
• Ship profiling

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Mobile harbor cranes: Nidec solutions to keep your mobility intact

 

State of the art systems to increase crane productivity

Nidec can eliminate your obsolete system components and drives with state-of-the-art systems to keep your mobile harbor crane in top working order. Nidec’s systems stand up to the test of time and keep your crane operational for years to come. Nidec can update your Gottwald crane with state-of-the art controls to extend its service life and reduce maintenance and service costs.

Replace those obsolete drives with ones you can trust!

Mobile Harbor cranes are supplied with drives that typically do not have a long life expectancy. Since Nidec introduced its DC drive platform, our competitors have proceeded with new designs with little to no backward compatibility. Nidec drives are designed to provide years of service life and be capable of future upgrades.
• Install a drive that is well supported to ensure your crane operates for ten or more years
• Upgrade to drives with the most advanced diagnostics to reduce troubleshooting time
• Drive hardware that is built for crane applications ensures our customers maximum crane uptime due to the drive system
• Prebuilt panels fit right where existing drives are located, reducing downtime needed to convert the system

Documented and Supported Programmable Logic Control
Most cranes come with a programmable logic control system that is not well documented or supported. Nidec’s Crane Team can provide a new PLC system that allows the port to take ownership of the crane system and reduce support and service costs.
• Replacing the outdated PLC system and I/O will eliminate downtime due to parts obsolescence and support
• Flexibility of Programmable Logic Controller platforms to utilize customer’s existing knowledge base and spare parts
• Well documented logic allows our customers to take ownership of their system and provide troubleshooting and support which reduces maintenance costs


Diagnostics

Nidec’s suite of diagnostic systems can help reduce downtime due to system and application troubleshooting. Our products are designed to work in conjunction with the drives and PLCs to provide the highest level of support for the crane. Nidec offers a variety of platforms to meet most budgets.
• Graphical and real-time data assist the user to troubleshoot issues quickly, thereby reducing crane downtime
• Ease of navigation allows users of all skill levels to utilize the product and support the crane
• Crane diagnostics, alarms, warnings, trending and documentation allow the user to troubleshoot most problems in fifteen minutes or less

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Advanced control systems for clamshell cranes

 

Versatile packages for excellent crane operations

Nidec’s proven bulk handling crane systems have helped our customers increase both productivity and crane uptime. Whether our customers have an existing crane in need of a control system upgrade or are specifying a brand new crane, Nidec has the products and services to meet all of our customers’ needs.

Eliminate Those Outdated Drives and Controls!

Existing crane systems can require large amounts of service and support to keep operational. Nidec has provided upgrade packages for all types of clamshell and bulk handling cranes to increase the crane’s productivity and eliminate downtime. Our products and services offer the greatest amount of flexibility and can be tailored for any need.
• New AC and DC drives or DC front ends can be applied to any existing control system
• Upgrade products that will be supported for many years ensuring our customers’ cranes will operate for years to come
• Replace outdated I/O systems with modern ones already in use at the port
• Add enhanced diagnostics to reduce troubleshooting time on the cranes
• Proven system software for both hydraulic and rope operated clamshells ensures proper crane operation

Automation to Increase Your Productivity and Volume

Nidec’s proven semi and full automation packages provide users of our systems with the ability to optimize their crane’s operation and throughput. Our products can be laid over existing systems or included with our upgrades to offer our customers the benefits of our automation services.
• Proven motion profile software allows the crane to run between two points in the most time efficient manner, increasing crane cycle times and productivity.
• Sway control packages help operators control the load and move it in a more efficient manner
• Ship profiling software archives ships to reduce system set-up and readiness

Diagnostics

Nidec’s suite of diagnostic systems can help reduce downtime due to system and application troubleshooting. Our products are designed to work in conjunction with the drives and PLCs to provide the highest level of support for the crane. Nidec offers a variety of platforms to meet most budgets.
• Graphical and real-time data assist the user to troubleshoot issues quickly, thereby reducing crane downtime
• Ease of navigation allows users of all skill levels to utilize the product and support the crane
• Crane diagnostics, alarms, warnings, trending and documentation allow the user to troubleshoot most problems in fifteen minutes or less

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Safe and reliable approach for portal systems

 

Most advanced control system products designed to help ensure long service life

Portal and Whirly Cranes are the backbone of production for shipyards, bulk material ports and many others. These cranes often operate 24 hours a day supporting the vital production of our customers.
Nidec’s crane systems offer a safe and reliable approach to these systems. Our flexibility and ingenuity allow Nidec to offer new systems and upgrades that can be tailored to any need.

Update Your Crane With Modern Controls

Whirly and Portal Cranes are the backbone for work being done in shipyards and ports. These cranes can be decades old and still structurally sound. As age sets in, electrical components become obsolete, exposing the user to unwanted downtime and poor service. Whether you are upgrading or buying a new crane, Nidec has the control system products to meet your needs.
• Digital DC drives that are well supported to offer our customers years of service life
• Upgrade to drives with the most advanced diagnostics to reduce troubleshooting time
• Drive hardware that is built for crane applications ensures our customers maximum crane uptime
• Prebuilt panels fit right where existing drives are located, reducing downtime needed to convert the system

Documented and Supported Programmable Logic Control

Most cranes come with a Programmable Logic Control system that is not well documented or supported. Nidec’s Crane Team can provide a new PLC system that allows the port to take ownership of the crane system and reduce support and service costs.
• Replacing the outdated PLC system and I/O will eliminate downtime due to parts obsolescence and support
• Flexibility of Programmable Logic Controller platforms to utilize customer’s existing knowledge base and spare parts
• Well documented logic allows our customers to take ownership of their system and provide troubleshooting and support to reduce maintenance costs

Diagnostics

Nidec’s suite of diagnostic systems can help reduce downtime due to system and application troubleshooting. Our products are designed to work in conjunction with the drives and PLCs to provide the highest level of support for the crane. Nidec offers a variety of platforms to meet most budgets.
• Graphical and real-time data assist the user to troubleshoot issues quickly, thereby reducing crane downtime
• Ease of navigation allows users of all skill levels to utilize the product and support the crane
• Crane diagnostics, alarms, warnings, trending and documentation allow the user to troubleshoot most problems in fifteen minutes or less