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VERTICAL PACKAGE CONVEYOR

Vertical Package Conveyor

Problem: These complex, continuously moving "dumbwaiters" are inherently dangerous to personnel and maintenance intensive. So many safety cutouts and devices have been added over the years that it is virtually impossible to troubleshoot.

Solution: MTTC, with NSWC/CD/ Philadelphia will develop and test a computer based control system that will permit much more efficient safety interlocks, automatic lubrication and predictive maintenance.

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Benefits

Estimated Navy Cost Avoidance:

Minimum annual:      $2,100 K

Minimum 15 Year:   $31,500 K

 

Fleet Impact: During the past 10 years, there have been several sailor deaths and serious injuries from these elevators. A computer based logic system will prevent accidents and eliminate the need to perform some dangerous maintenance actions.

Status: Ongoing

 

All of the necessary components have been procured and integration is ongoing. Light curtains have been installed on CVN-71.  A different model will be required on the smaller combatant conveyors. All-up testing is ongoing at the land-based test site at NSWC/Philadelphia.

 

Applicability:

All Surface Ships (200+ of various classes and types). Multiple systems per ship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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