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

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(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)

 

Successful start-up of 8 LaseTLP systems for Truck Lifting Prevention at SNCT Incheon, South Korea

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(LASE GmbH) (Wesel, 30.01.2018)

The system LaseTLP for Truck Lifting Prevention has been commissioned at overall 8 ARMG cranes in the finally prepared NewPort at SNCT (Sun Kwang Container Terminal) in Incheon, South Korea. In this automated Asian hub 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.

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 in the terminal have already been ordered after this successful commissioning and first good operation experiences by the customer.

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

 

Image on top: Trucks in line for unloading operation under ARMG crane at SNCT (© LASE GmbH)

 

High market demand for LaseTLP - Truck Lifting Prevention in different international ports

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(LASE GmbH) (Wesel, 20.11.2017)

The safety application LaseTLP generated a high demand in different international ports in the last quarter, especially in Asian hubs. The system helps to prevent trailer lifting, which occurs when any twistlock is locked or jammed before RTG/RMG operation. Laser scanners in direction to the truck lane are able to detect liftings when even only one twistlock is locked.

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

 

 

Further truck volume measurement system for Central Ring Road construction in Moscow

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(LASE GmbH) (Wesel, 20.11.2017)

For the road works of a further huge central ring motorway around Moscow (Russia), the laser-based measurement system LaseTVM is in use at several different stations along the construction site. The task is to measure the accurate volume of trucks, which deliver bulk materials like sand or crushed stones. The customer, a huge Russian road construction company, is having a reliable control system against weight manipulations and overpayment now.

The application LaseTVM is installed at three different checkpoints on a road construction sitewhich covers a distance of 105 around the city region of Moscow. While the construction phase lots of bulk material like sand or crushed stones need to be used for the base course of the asphalt, which are purchased by the construction company. For the accurate account of the used bulk material a highly exact volume measurement system for the dump trucks was demanded for this task. By applying the laser-based application LaseTVM - Truck Volume Measurement the customer is now able to get precise volumes of the delivered materials.

At each stationary checkpoint next to the motorway one LaseTVM system is installed. A 3D laser scanner from the LASE 3000D-C2-11x Series is mounted on a metal framed truck gate. The laser measurement data are processed to the specific LaseTVM software and visualized to the operator. Two further IP-cameras are installed at the gate’s front and back side in order to recognize the license plates. An additional video camera on top of the gate monitors the trucks, with showing the loading area and the type of material to the operator. A cover hood protects the 3D laser scanner and the cameras from weather influences and an additional lightning device allows camera recognition also by night.

The standard operating procedure starts with the entry of a loaded truck approaching the gate with slow speed of approx. 5 km/h, where the license ID and a topview image of each incoming truck is recorded. Then the truck has to reach a central position under the gate where the laser scanner starts the 3D measurement process. At the same time the operator can check against the loaded material type within the delivery documents and the camera images. After an average scan time of 10 seconds the initial measurement procedure is finished and the truck can drive to the storage yard for being unloaded.

Afterwards the truck needs to return to the measurement gate for a final emptiness control. The 3D laser scanner measures the empty load area of the truck and forwards the scan data to the LaseTVM software, which calculates the volume out of the difference from both measurement data (full vs. empty). Thus the truck ID and a topview image are recorded again and stored in the data base. For a comprehensive and transparent data handling the customer is able to monitor all delivered material volumes by specific filter options within the software. By using this system the customer is protected against possible manipulations of the delivered material. The volumetric measurement method was a conscious decision by the customer. Due to experiences from previous projects with truck weighing systems it could be revealed that weight was manipulated by water addition. Because of the variety of trucks only a visual inspection of the material is not sufficient. The LaseTVM measurement system allows the customer having a reliable, tamper-proof and documented control of the delivered material, which provides them and their suppliers a debitable settlement basis.

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

 

Image on top: Truck approaches measuring frame with 3D laser scanner for load volume measurement / © LASE

LASE provides truck volume measurement system for M11 motorway project in Russia

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(LASE GmbH) (Wesel, 20.05.2017)

In order to measure the exact loading volume of dump trucks LASE implemented the application LaseTVM on a road construction site for the customer EuroTransStroy in St. Petersburg, Russia. The laser-based measurement system determines the exact volume of purchased bulk materials like sand and crushed stones with highest accuracy to prevent load differences. Furthermore the recognition of the license plates and the load area for a fully comprehensive and transparent data handling are another features within this implementation.

EuroTransStroy is one of the biggest road construction companies in Russia and is involved in the road extension of the motorway M11 Moscow-Saint Petersburg, which should be finished until the beginning of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The total length of this alternative connection for the easing of traffic is about 684 km and here the last 38 km will be prepared. While the construction phase lots of bulk material like sand or crushed stones need to be used for the base course of the asphalt, which are purchased by EuroTransStroy. For the accurate account of the used bulk material a highly exact volume measurement system for the dump trucks was demanded for this task. By applying the laser-based application LaseTVM - Truck Volume Measurement the customer is now able to get precise volumes of the delivered materials.

The system is installed at a stationary checkpoint next to the motorway where a 3D laser scanner from the LASE 3000D-C2-11x Series is mounted on a metal framed truck gate. The laser measurement data are processed to the specific LaseTVM software and visualized to the operator. Two further IP-cameras are installed at the gate’s front and back side in order to recognize the license plates. An additional video camera on top of the gate monitors the trucks, with showing the loading area and the type of material to the operator. A cover hood protects the 3D laser scanner and the cameras from weather influences and an additional lightning device allows camera recognition also by night.

The standard operating procedure starts with the entry of a loaded truck approaching the gate with slow speed of approx. 5 km/h, where the license ID and a topview image of each incoming truck is recorded. Then the truck has to reach a central position under the gate where the laser scanner starts the 3D measurement process. At the same time the operator can check against the loaded material type within the delivery documents and the camera images. After an average scan time of 10 seconds the initial measurement procedure is finished and the truck can drive to the storage yard for being unloaded.
Afterwards the truck needs to return to the measurement gate for a final emptiness control. The 3D laser scanner measures the empty load area of the truck and forwards the scan data to the LaseTVM software, which calculates the volume out of the difference from both measurement data (full vs. empty). Thus the truck ID and a topview image are recorded again and stored in the data base.

For a comprehensive and transparent data handling the customer company EuroTransStroy is able to monitor all delivered material volumes by specific filter options within the software. By using this system the customer is protected against possible manipulations of the delivered material. The volumetric measurement method was a conscious decision by the customer. Due to experiences from previous projects with truck weighing systems it could be revealed that weight was manipulated by water addition. Because of the variety of trucks only a visual inspection of the material is not sufficient. The LaseTVM measurement system allows EuroTransStroy having a reliable, tamper-proof and documented control of the delivered material, which provides them and their suppliers a debitable settlement basis.

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

 

Image on top: 3D laser scanner from LASE 3000D-C2-11x Series mounted under protection hood / © LASE

LASE unveils new application for "Truck Lifting Prevention"

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Successful launch for “LaseTLP”

 

Image: Mounting example with protection hood

20.07.2015 // LASE unveils new application for Truck Lifting Prevention

LASE is now offering a brand new system for the intelligent prevention of truck lifting while crane hoist operation due to locked or defective twistlocks. This newly developed system is named LaseTLP – Truck Lifting Prevention and is a further expansion of LASE’s port automation solutions in order to ensure a high degree of safety in container handling. In this case hoist movements will be interrupted immediately when the laser measurement system detects a lifted container chassis at even 100 mm. The measurement system can be applied for RTG, RMG and ARMG cranes as well as for all truck-trailer chassis types.

Sometimes it might occur that truck-trailers are lifted up by the crane hoist when one or more twistlocks are still locked or not completely loosened. In order to prevent such accidents a system is required to detect the lifting of the trailer at the earliest stage. Such incidents of lifted container chassis or trucks are not harmless and can lead to severe injuries as well as huge damage claim costs. When assuming by the numbers of a terminal operator with 80 lift cases per year in his terminal it has lead to damage claim costs of approx. 200 Thousand Dollars by forwarding agents – thus this application pays off from the first day.

The measurement system consists of one or two laser scanners from the LASE 2000D Series which are mounted at the crane gantry with a vertical scan plan towards the truck lane. The scanner(s) track the objects (container and trailer) and compare the position of the lifted container and trailer structure. In case that both objects move upwards simultaneously due to one or more locked twistlocks, the system generates an alarm signal immediately. Thus the hoist movement stops before any damage or injury can occur. Either different existing container chassis types do not mean any problem for the Lase TLP application or changing environment conditions. Through the vertical orientation of the laser scanner(s) a continuous system operation even in downpour can be performed reliably. Further advantages of the system are its high sensitivity (reacts fast in case of lifting) and its elimination of false alarms - both make it to a reliable and highly accepted system by port operators. Less wear and the easy possibility of an adaption for retrofitting purposes are an additional plus.

Image: Operation example of LaseTLP / © LASE

The system is able to work under very harsh environmental conditions with a temperature range of -30° to +50° C and heavy rain and snow fall in order to ensure continuous operation. To keep the whole system as simple as possible only digital in- and outputs in standard configuration are being used. As an option a TCP/IP, Profibus or Modbus connection between the PLC and the LaseTLP system is possible as well.

General Manager Lars Ambrosy (LASE GmbH) is confident about entering the market at the right time with the increasing safety requirements and the degree of automation in ports worldwide. Lars Ambrosy says: “The increased need to prevent such unintentional truck lifting cases is based on the will of the port operators to have a continuous, safe, predictable and reliable operation. No acceptance for operation interruptions! . Thus the use of highly precise laser scanners and dedicated application software can help to prevent such incidents by detecting the maloperation before it cause damages”.

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Image: © LASE

LaseTLP - Truck Lifting Prevention

Published in Port Logistics

The application LaseTLP - Truck Lifting Prevention ensures a lifting prevention of truck-trailers during the hoist process caused by locked twistlocks.

This intelligent and innovative solution is built to avoid severe accidents during truck unloading by defectice or locked twistlock latches. The measurement system by LASE is applied for RTG, RMG and ARMG cranes and prevents that trucks/trailers are lifted into the air.

Sometimes it might occur that truck-trailers are lifted up by the crane hoist when one or more twistlocks are still locked or not completely loosened. In order to prevent such accidents a system is required to detect the lifting of the trailer early enough. The measurement system consists of one or two LASE 2000D laser scanners which are mounted at the gantry of the crane with vertical scan planes aligned towards the truck lane. The scanner(s) track the objects and compare the position of the lifted container and the trailer structure. In case that both objects (container & trailer) move upwards due to one or more locked twistlocks, the system generates an immediate alarm signal to stop the hoist movement before any damage or injury can occur.

Furthermore the system is both very sensitive (reacts fast in case of lifting) and it eliminates false alarms - these benefits make it to a reliable and highly accepted system by the port operators.

Customer Benefits & Features:

  • High system realibility without false alarms
  • Applicable for all truck-trailer types
  • Accurate position measurement between both objects (trailer and container)
  • Prevention of severe accidents
  • Time-efficient process optimisation
  • Damage avoidance at container and chassis
  • Less wear
  • Easily adaptable also for retrofitting

 

Watch our product video for further information in the embedded YouTube player. In case of any problems you can also stream it from our webserver here...

 

Image: © LASE

LaseTVM - Truck Volume Measurement

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The application LaseTVM-3D - Truck Volume Measurement is a highly precise three-dimensional measurement system especially developed for measurements of truck loading volumes (Image: © LASE)

Customer benefits:

  • Elimination of faulty weight measurements by humidity within conversion (up to 20% of the volume)
  • Exclusion of weight manipulations
  • Highly exact laser measuring system (accuracy ca. 2%)
  • Instant volume acquisition without conversion factors
  • Scan duration approx. 5 sec / per truck
  • Measurement data storage for simplified auditing
  • Comfortable enterprise ressource planning (ERP)
  • Remote maintenance and online support during commissioning

Short description:

In order to measure transported goods on trucks exactly, 3D laser scanners from the LASE 3000D-C2-11x series will be used in combination with the LaseTVM-Software application. The laser scanners are mounted on a Gate in 7 m height centrally above the ground. When a truck reaches the stopping area the individual loading volume can be determined. The differential value out of the current loading quantity and the empty profile amounts to the loading volume.

The application can not only be installed in combination with a traffic light system but also as GATE system or even with a kiosk system where OCR cameras capture number/license plates during registration.

Watch our product video for further information in the embedded YouTube player. In case of any problems you can also stream it from our webserver here...

LaseCDI - Container Damage Inspection

Published in Port Logistics

In order to enhance the degree of automation in ports and terminals, the game-changing application LaseCDI - Container Damage Inspection has been developed to enable the automatic detection of damage to containers without disturbing the workflow.

The examination of the container surfaces at gate operating systems (roofs, side and end walls) by means of laser technology is combined with OCR container recognition and high resolution imaging to actively detect different kinds of damage (bulges, dents, tears, holes, etc.) in containers.

With a scan frequency of 100 Hz and an angle resolution of 0.5°, the data obtained by the laser scanner is forwarded to dedicated application software, which produces an intelligent profile image of the container. The detected damage category, extent and location are displayed to the operator. The system is able to work under harsh environmental conditions with a temperature range of -30° to +50° C to ensure continuous operation.

 

Image 1: Software illustration of a measured truck (© LASE)    ll    Image 2: Installation and measuring principle of the 2D laser scanners (© LASE)


LaseCDI-GATE solution - Features and Benefits:

  • Active damage inspection
  • 3D surface inspection
  • Detection of the roof, side and end walls
  • Applicable during check-in at the Gate
  • Easy to assemble into already existing (OCR-) Gates
  • Immediate alarm generation
  • Individual exception handling to avoid interruptions at later stages

In order to gather more information about the measurement operation of the LaseCDI-GATE solution you can watch the embedded YouTube animation below. In case of any problems you can also stream it from our webserver here...

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LaseTPC - Truck Positioning Crane

Published in Port Logistics

Truck positioning and container position determination for STS cranes: 3D laser measurement technology is applied in this system.

System features:

  • 3D-Position measurement of Containers, Trailers or AGVs

  • Exact truck positioning by state-of-the-art laser technology
  • Useable for single or double spreader operations
  • Accelerated container transshipment
  • Supports fully automated container handling
  • Higher safety by reduced labor activiy below the crane
  • Savings in labor costs
  • Usable for STS, aRMG, RMG and RTG

Short description:

The measurement system LaseTPC - Truck Positioning Crane consists of two 3D-laser scanners and a LASE Control Unit (LCU). The two LASE 3000D are mounted on both sides of the crane transversal girder and the scenery in the portal is measured 3-dimensionally. The position of the truck, trailer, AGV or container on the vehicles as well as on the floor can be determined.

This system is particularly important for the double or triple spreader operation – the crane driver otherwise needs considerably more time to get the spreader on the container.

In the following animation the process while vessel unloading is shown - in case of any problems you can also stream it from our webserver here...

Otherwise you can also watch an animation about LaseTPC - Truck Positioning Crane for the loading process of a container vessel, either on our corporate YouTube channel or you can also stream it from our web server here...