Thyssenkrupp, an industrial enterprise with global operations, is Germany’s largest steel and technology company in the application fields of mechanics, plant engineering and materials. Activities such as the extraction of raw materials or the construction of large conveyor systems often require moving heavy loads and equipment in rough terrain, and transport crawlers have proven to be the vehicles best suited to these tasks. Complex graphical representations of the PLC, drive technology, engine and other components are essential for use of the operator panel to control the crawler as well as safely ascertain its status or if applicable, to send alerts. As the equipment is often operated by workers on location, it is advantageous if the software and display use the local language.
- Reliable control of transport crawlers under extreme environmental conditions
- Ability to remotely control and monitor application
- Need for easy and flexible programming