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Control of the Lifting System for
the Antarctic Research Station Neumayer III


Alfred-Wegener-Institut für 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
  • Software & Control Design
  • Simulation Technics
For further information, please contact: MSc. Eng. Richard Hacker

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