Rigsmart Systems - Speed Control System
Speed Control System
Rigsmart’s Speed Control system integrates with the rig’s existing throttle and braking systems to slow down block movement before a hard stop collision point is reached. The system works in conjunction with the Anti-Collision system utilizing the same control panel and power supplies. During block travel in the upwards direction, the system integrates into the rig’s throttle (either pneumatic or electric) and slows the blocks down as they approach the crown. In the downwards direction the system integrates into the rig's auxiliary braking system (Eddie current, Baylor, Eaton, pneumatic or electric) and slows the blocks down as they approach the floor. In either case, Rigsmart’s Speed Control takes into consideration both traveling speed and distance before taking action; this reduces false control. Each component can be set up as a group protecting all areas of collision or independently only reducing speeds in particular areas.