Bridges Control Systems
Over the last twenty years Fairfields has been especially successful in the design of electrical control systems for moving bridges, establishing ourselves as a leading designer and supplier in this field. Through our complete turn-key approach and close ties with mechanical and hydraulics providers, we offer a complete service to all of our clients. This, coupled with our commitment to quality in design and manufacture, makes us the perfect partner for all of your control solutions.
Independence has been a key factor in the development of the company thus far and all aspects of our designs are viewed objectively to establish the best solution commercially and technically, utilising equipment that is best suited to the user – both in plant reliability and operational practicality.
All Shapes and Sizes
We have provided control and monitoring systems for a host of bridges, and continue to provide ongoing maintenance and support services to many of them.
Our engineers have worked on the many variants of bridge types, including:
- Hydraulic motor driven bascule bridges
- Hydraulic ram operated leaf bridges
- Electric motor and gear driven leaf bridges
- Electric motor driven slewing bridges
- Hydraulic motor driven slewing bridges
- Winched deck bridges
We are able to provide a solution, no matter what stage of its lifecycle the control system is in, from initial design and implementation of a new system, the appraisal and improvement of an existing system, to the replacement of an ageing or obsolete system.
Availability of bridge systems is paramount, and the inability of an asset to operate when required can have financial and operational consequences for both operators and users alike. Where existing bridge systems are nearing the end of their reliable life, or component availability is threatened due to product obsolescence, we can assist you by prioritising and helping to plan a replacement schedule which will meet with both your operational and budgetary constraints.