GKD Technologies design, develop and produce height, slew and load safety control systems for Road Rail vehicles (RRV’s) and general construction equipment such as excavators.
GKD’s rated capacity indicators are the preferred system across the UK rail network, and the systems are now sought after across the world.
GKD has recently launched the newly upgraded 3RCi+ system, which is the latest version of the most popular retrofit rated capacity indicator for road rail applications.The 3RCi+ has been developed with the newest technology to meet the growing safety requirements of the rail industry – enabling RRV’s to work to their maximum capacity whilst operating safely and securely.
Slew limits, virtual walls and height limits are included, featuring selective intelligent hydraulic motion cut of any boom or slew function at limit to prevent movement further into danger, but allows recovery into the “safe” zone. Selective intelligent hydraulic motion cut also provides graduated, smooth control of hydraulic functions as they approach the set limits. Full data logging of all functions and operational state is included.
The 3RCi+ also features a touchscreen graphical display inside the cab where the operator can see all of the details about the machine and its capabilities in its current position. The display is water resistant with IP64 rating. An ambient light sensor has been included to control the screens brightness automatically.
3RCi+ SpaceGuard Road Rail, Rated Capacity Indicator
GKD will also be showcasing the additional SpaceGuard feature for the 3RCi+ which has dual sensing for extra accuracy and protects against system sensor malfunction, inconsistencies and electronic failures. The SpaceGuard feature certifies the RRV to work adjacent line open (ALO) and under live overhead wires (OLE), increasing productivity by allowing work to be carried out without the need for adjacent line closure and or power supply isolation.
3RCi+ SpaceGuard also features new gyro tilt sensors included in the system which provide a true clean angle of the excavator boom, even in the presence of high shock, acceleration and vibration.
Pro Rail Services has just invested in four new Doosan machines – each fitted with the brand new 3RCi + system with SpaceGuard. Richard Rowell Pro Rail Services Rail Operations Manager said, “GKD have the leading edge over its competitors. With the GKD system there’s more leniency and capability to lift more and with more accuracy when working on cant’s.”
Richard added, “The new 3RCi with Spaceguard will allow us to work adjacent line open and travel under live overhead wires we are very much looking forward to putting the machines to work.”
You can see the first of the new Pro Rail Services new Doosan DX140 Parallel offset RRV excavator machines, fitted with the GKD system, at Rail Live next week on stand F25.
Visitors to Rail Live 2018 (20–21 June 2018, Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Warwickshire) will see the new 3RCi Range of products on stand E29. Visit www.gkdtec.com for more information on the GKD range.