The specifications for the installation of the electrotechnical equipment to be installed in vessels and yachts have become more demanding. In particular, interconnecting individual components within the whole system has become an ever-rising issue. Interfaces and their alignment usually have major influence on the functionality and cost.
In order to continue conquering such future challenges successfully, we enormously fortified our team in recent years. Meanwhile, we focus our efforts on the technical-engineering layout of the entire electrotechnical system on board. We assist our customers with designing basic and detailed plans, managing projects and installations, and commissioning maritime systems.
Further, in many subsegments we also offer specialized product solutions. These include variable scalable automation systems, which are able to process more than 10,000 measuring points, electric-power distributors and substations, infotainment systems, and other control and monitoring solutions.
AllViu is a monitoring and control system, invented by besecke in 2004. In the meantime, the system has progressed so far as to grasp the top spot among maritime automation applications. AllViu visualizes all on-board parameters that are expected to be under constant surveillance. Hence, all measuring data and status alarms get streamed inside an integrated system: e.g. engine revolutions, oil levels, room temperatures, fuel levels, status of doors, sliders and ventilation dampers, pump activities, exhaust gas temperatures, and much, much more.
AllViu's explicit display with an easily understandable user interface facilitates simultaneous control and management of all key functions – from energy supply, fire protection to monitoring the pH values inside the swimming pool. AllViu has been designed to record and visualize more than 10,000 measuring points.
The alarm and status signals are queried through a complex system of decentralized controls. By omitting a centralized server, AllViu offers the following advantages:
All such measures reduce the cost and secure the future sustainability of ships and yachts – regardless of their size and specifications.
By offering the beSECUR security system, besecke introduced a brand new dimension in the maritime monitoring technology. This innovative software visualizes all security-relevant activities on board and sets off an alarm, whenever even a minor failure occurs.
As a result, beSECUR facilitates constant monitoring of up to 500 doors. The system manages all access authorizations, locks and unlocks doors automatically for specific individuals, groups or for pre-defined time periods. beSECUR also documents onboard movement, using a motion detection feature, which is part of the standard specifications. Additionally, maneuverable or fixed IP-cameras transmit crystal-clear HD video streams.
The control and monitoring of different security components can be adjusted on all authorized on-board operating stations. This increases the management efficiency and ability to act in cases of emergency.
Another significant advantage is that beSECUR and besecke's monitoring system AllViu have been built on the same technology. Consequently, both applications are completely autonomous and interact extremely well. This feature also allows for an installation option for a comprehensive on-board security network. Similar to AllViu, beSECUR comes in modules and can be extended by additional functions, depending on the security specifications.
beWATCH is a navigational monitoring alarm system – also known as the BNWAS (Bridge Navigation Watch Alarm System) – designed for the bridge. It meets all requirements and performance standards as required by the law. The system guarantees that the officer on duty stays alert and able to perform his duties.
For that purpose, the bridge is equipped with a reset button, which flashes at regular intervals which are adjustable. If the officer on duty does not respond by pressing the button early enough, the system will produce an acoustic alarm signal (alarm level 1). If no response is detected, the warning signal will automatically be forwarded inside the cabin and/or cabins of other navigational officers on duty (alarm level 2). If this signal is also ignored, the signal will alarm the rest of the crew (alarm level 3). A motion-detecting sensor, detecting all additional activities on the bridge, can be installed as an optional feature.
besecke's BNWAS system is based on a programmable WAGO controller – equipped with digital ports for switches and light to sound everywhere on board a reliable alarm. The beWATCH system can be switched on and off using the key-switch function. A web-based interface acts as an overriding control tool. The system can be monitored, controlled and settings adjusted on 7 different user interfaces. Most user interfaces are protected with a password to prevent unauthorized persons from access.
beWATCH has been designed as an ideal solution for retrofit installations and vessels of any size – as a stand-alone system or a system to be integrated into the besecke's AllViu monitoring system. The latter solution saves costs for additional hardware, cable systems, and crew training. The LOOK & FEEL features on the web-based user interfaces are identical, with the software facilitating immediate access to all signals and data.
beMOTION has been specially designed by beseckebesecke to monitor maritime helicopter landing areas. The system displays the roll and pitch angle and the heaving of the flight deck. The technology is compatible with the AllViu monitoring system.
besecke generally integrates beMOTION into AllViu by utilizing the hardware and cabling, which are already available on board. What's additionally needed for the controller is the hardware with a web-based user interface. It is not necessary for the crew to readjust: the LOOK & FEEL feature corresponds with the AllViu user interfaces and is available on all operating stations. The display presentation is in compliance with the requirements of the PYC-Code Annex 2, Chapter 5.1.
beMOTION can also be obtained as a stand-alone solution, independent of AllViu. The system can be upgraded anytime. The web-based interface can be displayed on a PC within the network in a browser.
What passengers want on board is good entertainment and the feeling of security. For that purpose, besecke designed a state-of-the-art system that links infotainment with security and monitoring systems.
All relevant on-board systems are interconnected via an IP-network; e.g. passenger-relevant information, internal communication and light and air-conditioning controls via TV screens with the VOD (video-on-demand) and AOD (audio-on-demand) feature. Diverse alarms and fire alarm systems are included as part of the system.
The Operations Management Center (OMC) functions as a central monitoring and control center. All components are displayed and organized logically and can be controlled individually – on request by customer or dependent on pre-defined parameters such as time, position, or hotel or security status. The actual "shiptainment" version includes the additional mood-based sequence control system for all zones and is controlled by means of touch-sensitive input devices.
We have originally installed this innovative system in approximately 30 passenger liners and yachts...albeit, the number has been growing. It's not only the ideal interaction of different system components. "Shiptainment" can be easily connected to the present available board systems, which can be extended by additional applications.
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In 2013, besecke received its first contract, to build a new yacht, from Lürssen-Kröger shipyard in Rendsburg. The requested services to be rendered went far beyond just a mere supplier duty. besecke reviewed the individual specifications that were presented by the owner's representative and shipyard's professional technical department.
Any products to be consumed on board – power, water, cold, heat, waste water, compressed air, etc. – must either be generated on board or must be taken along. This generates costs, which besecke notes with the aim of minimizing them – e.g. in the case of two mega-yachts built by Lürssen, or in the case of AIDAsol, that was launched by the Meyer-Werft shipyard.
With the help of the BDE-control system, the economically efficient optimization potential can be detected more easily and utilized more quickly.
The software solution is suitable for all technical standard components and can anytime be extended by adding new applications.
The trend surrounding the mega-yachts is moving towards increasing a number of measuring points, with signals to be recorded, processed, and visualized automatically. The 180-meter long yacht that was launched by the Lürssen shipyard in Bremen in 2014 memorizes more than 10,000 measuring values for very different zones and processes – from the engine room, all the way to the bridge. Wago supplies raw signals while besecke converts them into approximately 100,000 significant messages, alarms or instructions.
The system's modularity allows for an easy and quick upgrade of individual modules – when changes are needed
The presence of absorption refrigerator systems in hospitals and industrial plants reduces the cost of energy by utilizing usable heat for cooling purposes. The Meyer shipyard in Papenburg installed such a large system for the first time – on a cruiseliner AIDAmar – with the intention of testing it for two years. besecke supplied the software for this ambitious R&D project.
Electrotechnical systems for river cruise ships require highly specialized staff, in particular. The Den Breejen shipyard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam in the Netherlands has been trusting besecke's expertise for a very long time. Our experts build there on site quite some ships of that kind. We further cooperate closely with such shipping companies as Scenic and Arosa and project and supply them with plans for retrofit solutions. Our services encompass the whole range of electrotechnical board systems, which we select, adapt, and link in the network according to our customer's specifications. A highlight product is the Shiptainment – a system specifically designed for river cruise ships, a product with which Den Breejen has set the new standard.
As an automation company from the "brand-name" capital of Bremen, we feel quite comfortable with the food and beverage industry as well. Be it beer, chocolate, cereals, coffee, or convenience foods – besecke weighs, doses, mixes, portions, and inspects using not only batch and lot-based systems but other complementary solutions as well, ranging from the SPS-controls with electromotors, or special switches and sensors, to providing solutions for visualizing entire processes.
At the same time, SAP interfaces and MES are integrated automatically. All data pertaining to running production is recorded precisely and made available to management immediately. This allows for the best-attainable transparency and secure foundation when making business-related decisions.
Kraft Foods produces freshly roasted instant coffee in Gorelewo, a city in the vicinity of St. Petersburg. Here, the coffee beans get roasted, grounded, extracted, frozen, dried, and packaged in less than 24 hours. In 2009, on site in Russia, besecke was hired to get one of the largest and the latest freeze-drying facilities in the world up and running.
Frosta AG is well known for its diversity of deep-frozen dishes. The installation of the new production line, P17, in Bremerhaven proved to be a great challenge and took two years. besecke was entrusted with the project management with regard to managing and monitoring the complex facility – particularly, since some on the team have already installed successfully the previous project, P16.
Sri City, a city in Southeastern India, has been emerging as an attractive business location for companies from all over the world. In 2012, the subsidiary of an Italian coffee-multi launched here its own roastery. PROBAT and besecke were part of that international project; nevertheless, the project was completed under incredibly challenging conditions – between the mega-metropolis Chennai and the tent-slums by the Bay of Bengal, under the scorching sun with 35° C in the shade and tropical humidity.
The modern high-racking storage facility at Markus Kaffee was co-developed by besecke (refer to here) and offers space for 10,000 europalettes – filled up all the way to the top with ground coffee, coffee beans, coffee pads or even a variety of teas. But who packs which palette and where are they supposed to go? This information is provided on the EAN-128 labels. They track each palette exactly, from the production, through the warehouse, to the supermarket. The question of allocating the right barcode to the corresponding palette was solved by besecke's installing a special labeling station.
Contemporary new cars are as individual as their owners. The production usually begins only after it's clear what paint, seat covers, or what rim size customers asked for. This requires a finishing technology that offers both features at the same time: extreme flexibility and high availability.
In cooperation with mechanical engineers, besecke has developed intelligent automation systems for the dynamic automobile production.
The SCADA-system reads the actual values, measured in the production (e.g. painting color, seat covers), while simultaneously forwarding the target values for the next automobile to the controllers. A continuous recording of data contributes to downtimes reductions. And if necessary, using a particularly user-friendly interface the staff operating the machinery is able to intervene in the process without actually interrupting it.
The besecke site in Emden is located directly next to the University of Applied Sciences, in the proximity of the Volkswagen factory. Here, theory and practice intertwine, yielding a specialized expertise in the construction of VW Passat and CC Coupé. Whenever VW commits to more sophisticated technical changes on a vehicle, besecke's there to provide support by supplying know-how and experience.
Volkswagen AG is one of the premium automobile manufacturers in the world. In order to deliver millions of new automobiles year after year, it is necessary to have a high degree of automation. The system platform of the Wonderware company opens up a great number of new alternatives that make it easier to record operational data and control the production. besecke has exploited that potential and been optimizing the production of VW Golf and Tiguan since 2008 – using a routing application for the assembly line 1.
Development of a control technology solution based on the Wonderware application server – with the aim of
The added value with regard to the global flow of commodities mainly depends on logistics. It's not to only optimize it but to re-think it again and again. Many large industrial and trading companies take advantage of besecke's know-how.
Acting as a supplier and prime contractor, besecke offers a full range of logistical innovative solutions from single source – be it the highly specialized automated guided vehicle technology for transportation vehicles or complete high-racking storage systems.
Markus Kaffee, Weyhe (in the proximity of Bremen) and Westfalia Systemtechnik GmbH have both been besecke's customers for many years. We used this confidential relationship by developing together a high-racking storage system, we customized exactly to the needs of the Markus Kaffee company. In the process, all development stages were coordinated so that the facility would "earn its own money" as soon as possible.
How do huge tree trunks turn into tiny ice-cream sticks? No one knows it better than Karl Otto Knauf – a medium-sized enterprise from Stockelsdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The company has been making ice-cream sticks of beeches for many decades. besecke retrofitted the production facility to fit it the latest technology.
RFT is a huge transshipment point for fertilizers in the port of Riga, the capital of Latvia. Here, the trains – which arrive daily from Russia – unload their cargo for temporary silo storage where it sits until its next reshipment to around the world. Since January 2014, 2 million tons of fertilizers have passed through the port terminal – with 1,200 tons per hour being unloaded and 1,900 loaded onto ships. Therefore, RFT counts as the most efficient logistics center for fertilizers across Europe. SIA Besecke, Riga and besecke, Bremen have jointly contributed to this reputation.
The international RPC Group is one of the top manufacturers of plastic packaging. In Kutenholz, Lower Saxony, PET blow-moulding machines keep spitting out bottles for shampoos and other cosmetic products. The bottles are packed in boxes directly on the conveyor belt and shipped to brand owners, to be filled and labeled with the corresponding etiquette at a later point. besecke has automated numerous RPC packing cells with highly flexible Kuka-robots.
What laymen tend to call a "rubber seal" is, in terms of technology, a very challenging elastomer – a form-stable, yet highly elastic plastic, which is made using the so-called extruder. Finished seals for windows, doors, tires, or machines are oozed out of the machine as if out of a meat grinder. Meteor operates such production lines in Germany, China and in the US, three of which are located in Bockenem am Harz – along with the besecke know-how.