Control of the Lifting System for
the Antarctic Research Station Neumayer III
Polar und Meeresforschung
In cooperation with the company Lingk und Sturzebecher IGH developed
the lifting system and the associated control for the research
station Neumayer III in the Antarctic.
Up to now research stations in the ice shelf of the Antarctic were
constructed in a tubular design. Due to snowfall and other influences
this lead to a fall of the station of about 0,8m per year.
The present station Neumayer III, which replaced the station Neumayer
II in 2009, is installed on a platform based on 16 double
cylinders, called bipods. These bipods are supplied by a central
hydraulic power unit. The entire station with a total weight of about
2300 tons can be lifted or adjusted as required.
The company IGH was commissioned with the development, installation and
commissioning of the control for the lifting system.
Tasks of IgH:
Control System for Hydraulics
For further information, please contact: MSc. Eng. Richard Hacker
- Software & Control Design
- Simulation Technics