PRM Eng and Plantmech work together to design, develop and install new control system

PRM Engineering and Plantmech were engaged to design, code, install and commission the Control System on a Varley Hi-Rail Machine for Queensland Rail.

This 3 month Project required a complete review and re-design of the control system including all major functions of the hi-rail machine –

  • Control screen, hi-rail mechanism, steering, brakes, e-stop, load measurement, speed/height/slew/limiting plus rated capacity indicator.
  • Particular specialised skills were needed to design the joystick control, safety interlocks and hydraulic pressure control.

PRM Engineering and Plantmech are well suited to this project due to our extensive experience in machine control systems, safety system design and hydraulic control systems.

PRM Engineering worked with our client to ensure that a thorough risk assessment was performed on the design of the control system. This ensured that the new control system met both their operational and safety needs.

PRM Engineering and Plantmech offer a range of specialised products, systems and solutions – ranging from height, load and slew limiting systems to the latest in pedestrian detection systems.


Posted on

January 9, 2019