Advanced Mantsinen Control System
Modern material handling machines require an intelligent control system, which acts as the brains behind the machine.
Our intelligent control system allows advanced and customer specific solutions. The system is effortless and easy to use, and it displays easy to understand information on a screen.
The control system enables optimizing of the machine functions, for example adjusting the boom and stick or attachment speed and feel. The intelligence also enables remote diagnostics and repairs of the machines.
It conveys information seamlessly to the Mantsinen Insight telematics system, which allows for monitoring of the machine performance and efficiency regardless of the time and place.
The vertical lift assist has been developed especially for container, steel coil, and sawn timber handling. When the assist is active, the main boom movement automatically controls the stick movement and keeps it straight without the operator needing to perform any adjustments optimizing the attachment to be lifted straight up.
This feature helps for example with container handling when they are lifted out of tight spots. The function changes the stick movement in a way that it stays completely vertical in relation to the ground.
The automatic clamshell levelling enables the operator to automatically lift the boom and stick while closing the bucket. This minimizes the contact and strain that is applied to the attachment and the bottom of the vessel while unloading materials. The large machines can have boom and stick combinations that weight upto 40 Tons (88,000 LBS), with majority of the weight being applied on top of the attachment. This is why it is important to avoid excessive pressure from the attachment to the ground or bottom of the vessel.
This function has been developed as an intelligent internal feature of the control system, so there is no need for additional hydraulic systems to be installed. This function can be retro fitted on to machines that have been delivered in 2017 or later.
Dust suppression is an extremely useful function and it is used in applications where fine particles or dust are present, for example scrap handling. The dust suppression function sprays a mist of water during the operation of the grapple and prevents the dust from coming out of the materials. This function can be adjusted in multiple ways to accomodate various material handling needs.
The Heavylift function has been designed to aid with lifting heavy loads that are close to the maximum capacity of the machine. Heavylift enhances the lifting capacity of the machine by approximately 1 Ton – 5 Tons (2,200 LBS – 11,000 LBS) depending on the model of the machine and the reach of the boom. When the function is activated the machine’s slow operation mode is activated at the same time.
CONTAINER SPREADER CONTROL
The container spreader control includes a function to control the spreader beam’s locks, lights, etc. We offer various attachments for container handling ranging from fixed 20′ to adjustable 40′ container spreaders.
The optional “person lift mode” provides a safe way to temporarily lift people into and out of the ship’s hull. Use of this feature is subject to approval by local inspection authorities. Mantsinen also supplies reinforced man cages for this use.
ATTACHMENT SAFETY OPENING
Some attachments and predetermined machine functions require an additional safety feature where the attachment cannot be opened or released in the middle of the work cycle. In some attachments this is a standard feature, such as the container spreaders. This feature is available for our standard attachments as well. One of the more common applications is steel coil handling.
Camera systems are a vital option when working on large vessels, railcars, or even hoppers. Our machines can be equipped with sturdy and adaptable cameras. If needed, the feed can be saved or transmitted to the customer’s internal systems.
LOAD TRACKING INTERFACE
By adding a load tracking interface onto the material handling machine the operator can accurately monitor their flow of materials. All of the Mantsinen material handlers can be equipped with commercially approved scales, and the measurement information can be shared across the customer’s systems as well.
ATTACHMENT LINE FILTERING
The attachments are under a lot of stress in demanding applications. In case a cylinder on the attachment fails the damage that it can cause will be extensive and the downtime can potentially be long. Additional attachment hydraulic line filters prevent small particles from flowing back into the machine’s hydraulic control system.
WORK CYCLE COUNTER
The work cycle counter is a feature that keeps track of the actual usage of the machine and the operator can calculate the productivity of the machine and estimate the future productivity figures together with the information in the Mantsinen Insight system.