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LaseAYC - Automatic Yard Crane

Published in Port Logistics

The application LaseAYC - Automatic Yard Crane is built to ensure a fully automated container handling in ASC stacking yards and supports semi-automatic truck handling in transfer areas.

System features and benefits:

  • Container position and skew measurement for accurate picking and stacking
  • Collision free lowering of spreader/load into the slot
  • Collision prevention during traveling with trolley in operation and adjacent bays
  • Gentle container handling by soft landings and less spreader wear
  • Stack verifi cation (to align stack database with present layout)
  • High precision measurement system
  • Position measurement of trucks / trailers / AGVs and containers in transfer areas
  • Applicable for ASCs (aRMGs) and aRTGs

Short description:

The measurement system consists of two 3D laser scanners from the LASE 3000D-Series. Both 3D-Units are installed at a distance of approximately 2,9 metres on the trolley of an automatic stacking crane in order to measure containers, trailers or AGVs threedimensionally.
This measurement system for automated container handling and the operation in ASC yards can be divided into four functions. Firstly it recognises the top edges of the container in order to perform highly accurate pick-and-drop tasks for the landing of loaded or empty spreaders. Then it also detects misplaced containers within the clearance zone.
Furthermore it is able to detect the gap between two twentyfoot containers on terminal chassis before the pick-up operation. Recently the application LaseAYC undertakes a position verification after dropping a container in its cell.

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LaseLCPS-3D-2D - Load Collision Prevention System -3D-2D

Published in Port Logistics

This specific version of the application LaseLCPS-3D-2D - Load Collision Prevention is a combined 3D/2D measurement system consisiting of each one 2D and one 3D laser scanner mounted under the trolley. The measurement system is applicable for topography detection and collision prevention at RTG, RMG or STS cranes.

Customer Benefits & Features:

  • Stack height information for path optimisation
  • Avoids collisions between load and stack
  • Collision prevention also with adjacent stacks in gantry direction
  • Applicable for RMGs, RTGs and STS
  • Gentle container handling through soft landings
  • Less spreader wear and noise reduction
  • Driver assistance
  • Both 2D and 3D profile scan in gantry and trolley drive direction

Short description:

The LaseLCPS application software collects the scan data, does all needed calculations and sends the results to the machine PLC. In order to measure all relevant stacks a 2D profile scan in gantry as well as trolley direction will be processed before the first move. Two different scan planes are projected orthogonally to each other. An additional 3D scan will be done after the trolley has passed the highest point of the stack in order to detect shadow areas. A further collision prevention check by the dynamic surveillance cube has the function to avoid collisions between the empty spreader or container on the spreader and containers in the stacking area. The position (cube center) is located in the middle of the spreader‘s lower edge. The expansion of the cube is depending on the adjusted length of the spreader (20’, 40’, 45’), height of container on the spreader, moving direction and the velocity of trolley and hoist.


Certification:

LaseLCPS-3D-2D (Load Collision Prevention System -3D-2D) has been qualified for the Performance Level d - Category 3 by the German BG (Employers' Liability Insurance Association). The certification by this statutory institution sets a milestone in the product development and meets today’s requirements on Performance Levels for safety standards in the port industry. The system complies with the requirements of cat. 3/PL d of EN ISO 13849-1. At the begin of 2017 LaseLCPS-3D-2D was issued an EC type-examination according to Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

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LaseLCPS-3D - Load Collision Prevention System -3D

Published in Port Logistics

This three-dimensional application LaseLCPS-3D - Load Collision Prevention System is a measurement system which works with two 3D laser scanners which are mounted under the trolley. The measurement system is applicable for topography detection and collision prevention at RTG, RMG or STS cranes.

Customer Benefits & Features:

  • Stack height information for path optimisation
  • Avoids collisions between load and stack
  • Collision prevention also with adjacent stacks in gantry direction
  • Applicable for RMGs, RTGs and STS
  • Gentle container handling through soft landings
  • Less spreader wear and noise reduction
  • Driver assistance
  • 3D profile scan in trolley drive direction

Short description:

The specific LaseLCPS software application collects the scan data, does all needed calculations and sends the results to the machine PLC. In order to measure all relevant stacks a 3D profile scan in trolley direction will be processed before the first move. An additional 3D scan will be done after the trolley has passed the highest point of the stack in order to detect shadow areas. A further collision prevention check by the dynamic surveillance cube has the function to avoid collisions between the empty spreader or container on the spreader and containers in the stacking area. The position (cube center) is located in the middle of the spreader‘s lower edge. The expansion of the cube is depending on the adjusted length of the spreader (20’, 40’, 45’), height of container on the spreader, moving direction and the velocity of trolley and hoist.

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LaseLCPS-2D - Load Collision Prevention System -2D

Published in Port Logistics

This two-dimensional application LaseLCPS-2D - Load Collision Prevention System is a measurement system which works with two 2D laser scanners which are mounted under the trolley. The measurement system is applicable for topography detection and collision prevention at RTGs, RMGs or STS cranes.

Customer Benefits & Features:

  • Applicable for RMGs, RTGs and STS
  • Collision prevention monitoring
  • Gentle container handling through soft landings
  • Less spreader wear and noise reduction
  • Topography imaging
  • Path optimization
  • Elimination of crane downtimes

Short description:

The application software collects the scan data, performs all needed calculations and sends the results to the PLC of the machine. For the collision prevention function the distance between the outer edges of the spreader/container combination and the outer edges of the containers in the stack (profile) will be calculated for each incoming scan. If the distance becomes too small, the LaseSCP application generates a warning message to the PLC. The topography of the stacks is also measured permanently. Due to these received topographical information time- and path- optimized driving cycles can be calculated for further crane movements.

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LaseLCPS-STS - Load Collision Prevention System -STS

Published in Port Logistics

The solution LaseLCPS-STS - Load Collision Prevention System -STS is designed to ensure a collision prevention between load and container on the vessel. The use of robust and state-of-the-art laser technology has the objective to diminish the risk of accidents while STS spreader operations as well as leads to a reduction of material wear (spreader, container) through soft landings.

Customer Benefits & Features:

  • 2D and/or 3D container profiling
  • Detection of ship longitudinal displacement
  • Cell guide detection for fast approach
  • Collision prevention between spreader and container stacks on vessels
  • Adjacent object detection of catwalks, ship cranes etc.
  • Gentle container handling through soft landings
  • Stack topography verification
  • Less spreader wear and noise reduction
  • Driver assistance

Short description:

This measurement system consists of two LASE 2000D laser scanners (3D version with LASE 3000D laser scanners) which are mounted under the trolley. The specific software application collects the scan data, does all necessary calculations and sends the results to the PLC.
The laser scanners look downwards with a scan plane across two bays. When the trolley starts driving over the vessel, the measurement system generates a 2D-profile of the stacks within the bays. Additionally the spreader is in the view of the scanners. By comparing the actual load position (spreader with/without container) with the profile of the stacks a collision prevention is ensured.

The LaseLCPS-STS measurement system is primarily designed for STS crane operations and serves both to increase the safety and an efficient workflow in container handling

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LaseSPY - Slab Positioning Yard

Published in Steel Logistics

The system is working during the crane operation: It functions as the extension of the driver's eye.

System features:

  • For automatic crane systems
  • Automatic slab handling
  • Slab width measurement
  • Determines the number of slabs in the storage field
  • Coupling of the laser scanners via Profibus or Ethernet
  • Conjunction to the LVS via Ethernet

Short description :

The measurement system LaseSPY - Slab Positioning Yard consists of two laser scanners attached to the crane trolley. The laser scanners measure across beam and along the slab which hang on the magnet. The pick up and setting down position of the slabs is determined (cooperating with the warehouse-system - LVS) and also the widths and number of slabs are recorded. A safe acquisition of single slabs is also possible. The data from the laser scanners is processed by a LASE Control Unit (LCU) and passed on by Ethernet to the supervisory stock control management system. Due to this measurement system an automatic operation of the yard is guaranteed.

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LaseCPY - Coil Profiling Yard

Published in Steel Logistics

Coil position and -dimension measurement in the yard: Our system is the eye of the control system and can provide the exact position information of the coils.

System features:

  • Exact positioning of coils and pits
  • Measurement of coil dimension
  • Damage-Free coil handling
  • Fully automatic loading and unloading in the yard
  • Robust measuring technology

Short description:
Depending on the coil dimensions and the general environment the measurement system LaseCPY - Coil Profiling Yard can consist of up to four LASE 2000D laser scanners, which are installed on the crane girder and a LASE Control Unit (LCU) for the evaluation of laser measuring data. On this unit the yard profile in its Y and Z-axis and an additional distance measurement for the crane position (X-axis) will be realized by a LASE 1000D laser scanner. Consequently a three-dimensional image of the yard is generated during the crane drive in order that positions of all coils in their X, Y and Z-direction are sent to the crane PLC and transmitted to the warehouse management system.
By means of this coil position data the warehouse management system generates information about the driving schedule for the automatic crane, the coil width and coil dimension.