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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.

LaseCPW - Coil Positioning Wagons

Published in Steel Logistics

Full automatic coil loading and unloading control with position recognition of coils and shallow pits on railway wagons: LASE offers a solution for gentle coli handling.

System features:

  • Precise position recognition of coils and shallow pits
  • Fully automatic loading and unloading of wagons or trailers
  • Gentle coil handling
  • Robust measuring technique
  • Simple installation
  • Further application: Automatic slab handling

Short description:
The complete measurement system, named LaseCPW - Coil Positioning Wagons, consists of a laser scanner measuring the scenery on the wagons in their Y and Z-axis, a laser distance meter determining the crane position (X-axis) and a LASE Control Unit (LCU) for the evaluation of the laser measuring data. The laser scanner was mounted on the crane in a distance of 4m to the centre of the railway track. Now a 3-dimensional image of the scenery on the wagons implies out of the raw data.

The coil positions are determined by a measuring drive before unloading. The crane moves over the entire incoming train with a constant speed of 0.5 m/s. Meanwhile the raw data of the laser systems are read in by the LCU. At the end of the measuring drive the determination of the coil positions starts, whereby the data are extracted by filters in advance. The measurement result (positions of all coils in X, Y and Z-direction) is sent to the crane PLC and this one forwards the position data to the warehouse management system. By means of the coil position data the warehouse management system generates the driving job for the automatic crane afterwards.

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LaseCPT - Coil Positioning Trailer

Published in Steel Logistics

Automatic coil loading and unloading with a laser position system on the storage yard.

System features:

  • Automatic coil admission and deposition
  • Precise coil position and circumferential measurement
  • Shallow pit measurement
  • Simply expandable
  • Profibus Interface

Short description:
The measurement system LaseCPT - Coil Positioning Trailer consists of a LASE 2000D Laser Scanner and LASE Control Unit (LCU) for the evaluation of the laser data. The components are installed on the crane and additionally the distance data submitted by a Laser Distance Meter are applied for the crane and trolley drive. With this data a 3-dimensional image of the scenery on the trailer is produced. The results of the coil position and circumferential measurement are transmitted via Profibus Interface to the supervisory crane PLC host.