AMORAS stands for Antwerp Mechanical Dewatering, Recyling and Application of Sludge. This installation dewaters the sludge that comes from Antwerp’s harbours before it is stored in various locations.
For a continuous supply of the sludge to the dewatering installation, the sludge is dumped in a basin. A cutter piston specially designed by Damen dredging plies this basin and ensures the supply of sludge. This cutter piston is entirely electrical and is fed from the quayside by a plug connector. A special control unit also had to be designed for this special cutter.
On the basis of a Rockwell Automation platform, JB Systems implemented the automation for controlling the cutter ladder, which is moved to and fro by a hydraulic drive in place of a spud pole.