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LASE expands its partner network with Malmedie Inc. in the US

(LASE GmbH) (Wesel, 06.03.2019) LASE announces Malmedie Inc. as the exclusive partner for the United States in order to support the growing base of US customers in several industries. The partnership was announced at begin of February and shall distribute as well as expand the brand recognition of LASE with its products and services for port, mining and crane applications on the North American market. LASE is represented worldwide through a well-established distributor network with reliable partners for consultancy, project support and After-Sales-Services. The network partners are constantly educated by LASE through training, new product information and joint customer visits. About Malmedie German Coupling manufacturer Malmedie has a US subsidiary as Malmedie Inc. in Allentown Pennsylvania, where Cullen Ketcham is responsible as Director of Sales. In order to serve US customers in industries like ports, mining and material handling applications, Malmedie will support LASE in the same areas. More information…

Information Paper - Eyes for automated container- and process cranes

(LASE GmbH) (Wesel, 06.03.2019) The wave of automation keeps moving! More and more operators of sea- and intermodal ports or in steel plants have started automating their cranes entirely. In order to perform this task without humans, the cranes need eyes by applying 2D- and 3D laser scanners. These sensors and an analogue evaluation of the measurement data by application-specific software allow an automated transshipment of containers, coils, slabs or even scrap metal. Different examples about the functionality of the measurement systems and solutions are shown in this paper. Technology Area - 2D- and 3D laser scanners The main topic within this paper is called “The eyes for automated container- and process cranes”, which is based on two- and three-dimensional laser technology. It depends on the individual application, if the measurement of the objects is undertaken two- or three-dimensionally. A 2D laser scanner consists of a laser source and a…

3D truck volume measurement systems for Russian road construction company TSM

(LASE GmbH) (Wesel, 06.03.2019) For the exact 3D load volume measurement of dump trucks LASE and his Russian distribution partner FEST successfully installed the application LaseTVM-3D for the Russian road construction company Transstroymekhanizatsiya (TSM). The turnkey system is used to measure raw materials like sand and road metal for the construction of the motorway M4 “Don” in the Voronezh area in South-Western Russia. By the combination of 3D laser scanners, IP-cameras and traffic lights an automated process for the accurate payload measurement is ensured, which prevents load differences. Further features like license plate recognition and load area imaging allows a fully comprehensive and transparent data handling within this set-up. Transstroymekhanizatsiya (short TSM) is one of the main road construction companies in Russia and is charged with the construction of the motorway M-4 near the city of Pavlovsk in the South-West of Russia. For the construction of the route between Moscow…

Recent lawsuit should lead to change of thinking in truck lifting prevention

(LASE GmbH) (Wesel, 16.08.2018) Recent lawsuit should lead terminal operators to a change of thinking in truck lifting prevention Truck liftings occur when any twistlock is jammed or the container is lifted still attached to its road truck trailer and cause lifts into dangerous heights. Those incidents are not uncommon in container terminals and recently South Carolina Ports Authority was appealing a jury’s award of damages of US $ 300.000 to a truck driver who was injured in a truck lifting accident in Charleston six years ago. Some terminals already started to implement truck lifting prevention systems. Uncertainty could come up for comparable cases in the past and even more for the future because truck lifting accidents continue to be problem. But some terminals already installed truck lifting prevention systems as a safety feature in their terminals. The installation of a truck lifting prevention system is quite simple. Generally it…

Automatic 3D laser measurement system for automated car parking solution

Automatic 3D laser measurement system for automated parking solution in car park helps to pack the cars with a high density (LASE GmbH) (Wesel, 13.08.2018) The application called LaseCPS (Car Park System) has been installed in a highly innovative automated car park, where it was demanded to park cars in a minimum space and where cars are moved to their parking spaces fully automated. By the utilization of 2D and 3D laser scanners the cars are measured in transfer cabins, in order to know their position and dimensions as well as to check, if there are still people in the cabin. After the measurements a lifting mechanism lowers the whole platform and transports the car to its parking place. LASE has commissioned a combined 2D and 3D laser measurement system for automatic parking in an automated car park where it makes a significant contribution to pack the cars as dent…

Another start-up of LaseRCD for rail wagon unloaders at Vale in Sao Luis, Brazil

(LASE GmbH) (Wesel, 11.08.2018) LASE finished another follow-up order for 3D laser measurement systems for rail wagon unloaders at Vale in Sao Luis, Brazil The application LaseRCD (Rail Car Dumper) has been installed in the Ponta de Madeira Port in Sao Luis (state of Maranhao, Brazil), where Vale has located his port terminal for the shipping of mining materials. Here our 3D laser measurement systems allow a reliable detection of foreign objects on the wagons before and a further emptiness control after the unloading process. According to previous successful projects in Sao Luis with this application before, three further LaseRCD systems have been commissioned for ThyssenKrupp Brazil and end customer Vale at O-type rotary tandem dumpers there again. Before the iron ore arrives in Sao Luis, it is transported by train out of the world’s biggest open pit iron ore mine at Vale’s S11D in the Carajas region, which needs…

Project completion for laser volume measurement systems on conveyor belts and yard stacking machines at Vale’s S11D in Brazil

(LASE GmbH) (Wesel, 09.04.2018) LASE has finished a further project for volume measurement of stockpiles at Vale’s S11D Complex in North Brazil. In this huge plant iron ore is measured on different storage and regulation yards by 2D and 3D laser scanners, which deliver exact data about the volume, height and position for the management of seven stockpiles. Totally four 3D- and nine 2D laser scanners have been equipped on seven stacker and reclaimer machines resp. material yards. After finishing the first project with a volume measurement system for 15 conveyor belts at S11D in the Brazilian municipality Canaã dos Carajas (Federal State of Para), LASE has equipped 2D and 3D laser measurement systems as well as a specific yard management software (LaseBVH - Bulk Volume Heap) for seven storage and regulation yards in the world’s biggest mining facility. Due to the project success and in order to fulfill the…

Further 6 LaseTLP systems for Truck Lifting Prevention at SNCT Incheon, South Korea

(LASE GmbH) (Wesel, 03.04.2018) The system LaseTLP for Truck Lifting Prevention has been installed and put in operation on 6 HHMC RMG cranes at NewPort at SNCT (Sun Kwang Container Terminal) in Incheon, South Korea. In this automated Asian hub the highly accurate 2D-Laser scanners (in direction to the truck lane) detect truck liftings, which occur when any twistlock is locked or jammed, before the lifting from a truck has begun. Around Q2 another 14 systems will be installed as well which totals in finally 28 systems in this terminal. Two 2D-Laser scanners out of the LASE 2000D-11x Series are mounted on the side of the gantry with a vertical scan plane, whereby the general difficulty of measuring above/through a fence with a height of 1,0 m could be solved – by using 2 x 2D-Laser scanner. The mounting position of both laser scanners is in the middle of the…

Successful launch of LaseAFM-4 at LogiMAT trade fair

(LASE GmbH) (Wesel, 03.04.2018) At the past LogiMAT trade show in Stuttgart (Germany) in March, LASE successfully accomplished the launch for the product LaseAFM-4 for the Automatic Freight Measurement. LogiMAT, the International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management is the biggest annual intralogistics exhibition in Europe and provides a comprehensive market overview. By the deployment of a product sample on our exhibition stand the visitors could check out our innovative laser measurement system and see how the “perfect” volume is measured for palletized freight or bulky goods. Particularly the first day of the show came along with many great conversations. The multi-dimensional freight measurement system generates reliable freight data due to the accurate and automatic 3D laser volume measurement and also by an optional weight measurement module. All information could be shown on the integrated touch display and demonstrated the complete performance directly to the visitor. The new…