The Anchor Winch control system designed and developed by SMEC is a state-of-the-art system standard for four double drum winches with a central control console and local consoles. This can be designed as per the requirement projected by the customers and incorporate these and scale the system with their inputs.
The system uses the existing mechanics and with modified electrical controls using an advanced PLC based open architecture doing away the conventional relay based system. The electrical control system incorporates necessary Joysticks, indications and alarms necessary for the safe operation of the system. All the push buttons have been designed and integrated into the HMI provided from where the system can be initiated for operation. The software residing in the PLC caters for the logical operations and controls the system by monitoring the inputs from various field elements and sensors. This is the heart of the system wherein various inputs are computed and a desired and accurate output is generated that shall drive the load connected to the system. The system is incorporated with alarm monitoring online and shall provide popups for various alarm generated in the system during the course of operation.