THE DREDGING MONITORING SYSTEM FOR BACKHOE DREDGERS AND FLOATING EXCAVATORS
The 3D positioning and monitoring system for backhoe and dipper dredgers provides a significant increase in efficiency of bottom dredging. The dredge master can control the location of the dredger with regard to the depth map, as well as the location of the draghead against the bottom surface, target depth and boundaries. Moreover, an operator can always identify the areas where the works haven’t been performed yet.
The automatic reporting module lets the manager obtain data on performed works without involving personnel action, allows realtime remote supervision and assessment of workflow and progress comparison of several operators. If the systems are installed on more than one dredger, operation of all equipment units can be supervised by means of the online interface, ensuring objective assessment of the production situation in general.
Realtime spatial control of the dredger and its buckets or dragheads (moving vertical and side 3D representations)
Dredging process logging (control of the bottom surface by means of colored depth maps, a digital tablet and 3D representation)
Current depths display against the original survey data
The additional information (GPS signal performance, current coordinates, pitch and roll, draghead sensors data) display can be customized
Realtime spatial control of the dredger and logging of all the dredger’s movements
Angle and depth display for all the dredger elements
Map rotation according to the ship’s movement
Monitoring of the bucket or draghead position both while working and being transported