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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 crane in a height of approx. 1,5 m facing the truck lane. In the case that a truck is in front and the hoist lifts up the container, the measurement system detects whether the trailer is still connected to the container by any locked or jammed twistlock(s) - and stops the operation.

The biggest advantage of LaseTLP is the fast detection of the trailer lift. Other methods mostly use horizontal scan planes and look whether the wheels are up in the air or not. But just one connected twistlock makes it possible to lift up the truck cabin to a height of already 4m until the wheels will be lifted up, therefore the systems have a poor performance. Severe injuries as well as huge damage claim costs will be prevented by the LaseTLP.

Further systems for the existing cranes at Incheon terminal have been ordered again. Due to good operation experiences by the customer he purchased another 14 LaseTLP systems in order to replace the current systems. All in all 28 LaseTLP system will be installed around the first half of the year then.

More information about the application LaseTLP can be found on the product page here...


Image on top: Container yard area with ARMG cranes at SNCT (© LASE GmbH)