Converted from obsolete GE Drives to ABB DCS880 Drives over one week outage
Coal Barge Unloader
Application and customer
Ship loading coal conveyor crane
Customer: the largest terminals on the U.S. Gulf Coast, and the only bulk terminal in the region that provides direct rail access for ocean going shipments. There are two independent ship-loading systems, with its newest ship-loader capable of accommodating cape-sized ocean vessels.
Replace existing GE DC2000 DC drive with ABB DCS880 drives.
Modify the existing PLC Control system to include the new devices.
Provide design engineering for drives and controls. Provide engineering support for electrical and communications systems.
DC2000s were tripping often with communication issues
Up to date drive hardware, availability of service and parts
Customer has ABB drives in other parts of facility
Customer now asking for quote to change PLC control to ABB