ABB winch control helps Norwegian Deck Machinery enter ferry market
Norwegian Deck Machinery has clearly seen a growing trend towards electrical winch control, with ABB its preferred supplier since early 2011. "Key benefits come from ABB’s control program specifically designed for winch applications, giving true plug and play simplicity," explains Jarle Sørstrønen, President at NDM.
Viking Line ferry m/s Viking Grace marked the first time NDM worked on a ferry project. The ferry has very short times in harbor which requires very precise and rapid winch control. “So we had to speed up the winches, which was very simple on this ABB frequency converter,” continues Jarle. “We also used ABB for the big anchor helping us enter another new sector. All the special requirements that the ferry operator had were made easy by simply changing a couple parameters in the easy-to-use software.”
In case you interested to hear more about NDM and ABB co-operation in the m/s Viking Grace project, please check the video, the case note and the article below.