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SOBO iQ braking control goes mobile

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SOBO® iQ controls are now accessible from both Android and iOS mobile devices. This new level of convenient accessibility is significant, as most SOBO iQ controls are installed in tough, hard-to-reach, isolated areas, such as underground or overland mining conveyors.

Users can remotely access and monitor their Svendborg Brakes SOBO® iQ controls by simply downloading the CERHOST app for Android mobile phones or tablets, available from Microsoft on GooglePlay. The iCERHOST app for use with iPhones and iPads is available via the iTunes App Store. Once downloaded, the app can be easily accessed using the Remote Display tool on any computer.

The SOBO iQ main menu allows users to access all control functions, including start-up, brake ramps, parking, HPU and diagnostics.

The SOBO iQ combines various technologies to provide significant flexibility, safety and durability on mine conveyors and other heavy-duty industrial applications.

The SOBO iQ features three-state digital modulation and a dual-loop PI control (pressure/speed). The pressure control is based not only on speed but also on deceleration. SOBO iQ controls braking torque by comparing a preset speed ramp with actual conveyor speed feedback. The unit can provide different braking profiles for different operational scenarios. Advanced functions including independent over-speed monitoring, rollback, gearbox and out-of-band monitoring are included.

The SOBO iQ provides only the torque needed for a safe, controlled stop. The controller can be used with a combination of brake types, mounted on both the high and low speed sides of the conveyor drive. Up to four HPUs can be connected to each controller.

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