Publication Abstract

Proceedings of DFI of India 2015 Conference, Bengaluru, India, (DFI)

The Use of Advanced Electronic Features in Foundation Equipment Help or Hype for the User?
Manfred Schoepf

Construction projects using the most advanced technologies and organizational structures demand intelligent construction machinery. In this process, automation technology plays an increasingly important role. Many components used in the automatic control of machine components are being taken for granted to such an extent that operators are often even unaware of their existence. Innovations in micro-electronics, such as process computers, programmable logic controllers (PLC) or intelligent sensor systems, have by now found their way into construction machinery. Construction machines are indeed becoming ever more intelligent. Key electronic applications in foundation engineering machines can be summarized into the following main categories: - Data acquisition - Online monitoring of the equipment status - Remote data transfer - Satellite-based Navigation System for Positioning and Documentation - Process control

 article #2198; publication #1015 (India2015)