Fair
17 °C
Germantown, Maryland
Fair

Thu Sep 20 2018
none

Magnetic crawler attracts great interest

31-08-2010
by 
in 

 

Serpent & Dove – Applied Magnetics is a long-time specialist in magnetic lifting and clamping.
 
The company offers the latest magnetic technology applied to cleaning and safety, tramp iron magnets and magnetic separators. 
 
Serpent & Dove is known for its own innovation. It searches the globe for helpful and worthwhile magnetic innovations to improve customer’s productivity and profit. 
 
Now, in conjunction with Smets Technology of Germany, Serpent & Dove offers the Smets Magnetic Crawler. 
 
Magnetically retained to a ship hull, large steel plate or the wall of a large tank or vessel, the Smets Technology MC-250 Magnet Crawler crawls up, down or sideways across the surface directing high-pressure water or other cleaning media for cleaning of any large steel area. 
 
In the case of a ship, almost all areas of the hull can be treated horizontally or vertically from overhead positions. 
 
Eight permanent magnet assemblies, which ride just off the steel surface, secure the crawler with a force of approximately 10,000N. 
 
The Crawler uses two pneumatic drive modules to ensure mobility and manoeuvrability. 
 
Required cleaning apparatus is mounted between the drive modules. 
 
The MC-250 Crawler can be made available with or without a vacuum system, to suck away the released dirt, scale, paint and growth. 
 
In 2008 Dubai Drydocks commissioned a study of the technique with the aim of reducing large ship lay-time by 20 per cent. 
 
The study showed that instead of working as many as 16 manual blasting guns with cherry pickers, just 8 MC-250 magnetic, semi-automatic crawlers could achieve the same results and performance levels were increased by more than 40 per cent using the same pump capacity whilst ship lay-time was considerably reduced. 
 
A video of the crawler can be found at: www.serpent-dove.com.au.
 
Serpent & Dove - Applied Magnetics Pty Ltd
Ph: 02 9971 7577

Related news & editorials

  1. 20.09.2018
    20.09.2018
    by      In
    In stock now at RS Components, the Harting PushPull V4 series of connectors are suitable for a wide range of industrial signal data and power applications.
    The modular range of connectors is ideal for flexible manufacturing operations where processes are converted or even relocated as the PushPull... Read More
  2. 20.09.2018
    20.09.2018
    by      In
    Responding to trends in both the power generation sector and in the industrial landscape, Lapp has developed its first power cable designed specifically to carry direct current.
    Although in principle today's AC power cables can be used for carrying direct current, research has shown that direct... Read More
  3. 19.09.2018
    19.09.2018
    by      In
    Available now in Australia and New Zealand from Jet Technologies, the Crown Smart Capper is a fully automated capping machine designed for food production lines.
    The Smart Capper has been designed for ease of use and low maintenance, reducing the potential for “bottlenecks” in food production lines... Read More
  4. 19.09.2018
    19.09.2018
    by      In
    NHP has expanded its N-Line range of thermoplastic indoor terminal enclosures with four additional sizes featuring increased depth to increase applications flexibility.
    The N-Line range now comprises 13 sizes, all with IP65 ingress protection and IK07 impact resistance to provide full defence... Read More