Dam Gates Drive and Control System

Hydraulic drive systems have replaced chain gear mechanical drive systems in dam gate operations due to their ability to achieve high forces and speeds. Rota Teknik leverages its expertise in hydraulic and control systems to precisely deliver the necessary force and speed, effectively meeting demands.


The Right Solution, The Right Engineering

Rules governing hydraulic units in dams are published by various countries and monitored in the field. The advantages of hydraulic systems over mechanical ones have led to their increasing use in modern dams. Hydraulically controlled dam gates ensure easy positioning, control, opening, closing, and locking of the gate. Rota Teknik provides optimal solutions for dam gate actuation with its extensive knowledge, technology, and expert staff, considering the growing number of hydroelectric power plants. Rota Teknik's Dam Gates Drive and Control systems take into account the dam's hydrological, geological, and settlement conditions to offer the most suitable solutions.


As the number of hydroelectric power plants increases, Rota Teknik addresses dam gate applications, a crucial system component. The Dam Gates Drive and Control System account for environmental conditions and operates reliably in all weather. The hydraulic unit requires minimal maintenance and is accessible to service when needed. It is also suitable for manual operation with a backup power system during power outages. Integration with existing computer systems and remote monitoring is available upon request.

Comparison of Hydraulic System and Mechanical System in Dam Covers

• Maintenance, renewal, and power control of hydraulic systems are much easier and faster than mechanical systems. Additionally, modern and well-designed hydraulic systems can provide redundancy more easily in emergencies. • Motion transmission over long distances in mechanical systems is difficult, expensive, and space-consuming, whereas hydraulic systems transmit power more efficiently and with less space. • Mechanical systems require continuous maintenance and lubrication, while hydraulic systems maintenance is simpler. • Soft and overload protection during start and stop movements in mechanical systems is challenging, but in hydraulic systems, this protection is easy, and force control is simple. • Hydraulic systems have a longer lifespan than mechanical systems. • Hydraulic systems are more environmentally friendly than mechanical systems. • Hydraulic systems offer economic advantages over mechanical systems. While the cost of mechanical and hydraulic systems is similar for loads up to 3-5 tons, the cost ratio of hydraulics to mechanics is approximately 46:100 for loads up to 100 tons. • Underwater operation of hydraulic systems and valve groups is possible, increasing their advantage over mechanical systems. • Integration with central control and monitoring systems allows easy monitoring and control of hydraulic system lid positions. • Hydraulic systems used in new buildings or modernized old buildings are standard. Several alternatives are typically available for driving a cover. A thorough understanding of cover systems and current needs is crucial for optimal design.


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