Last month the iLARS Automation – installed on VARD HULL801 Bell Handling System – achieved the DNV-GL “Certificate of Control and Monitoring System”.
This is the result of a concept design born in DRASS Engineering department in 2014: it is a fully distributed intelligence connected via a safety compliant network, which perfectly fits to the handling mechanical configuration.
During the iLARS Automation project, from design and manufacturing through to validating the hardware and software solutions, three main objectives were pursued: Safety, Reliability and Ease of Use. The validation program was successfully concluded in February 2017 with the on board testing, assessed by the DNG-GL representative. This ambitious project was achievable through dedicated in-house teamwork and cooperation from DRASS partners all over Europe where the main mechanical components are produced and tested.