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LaseAFM - Automatic Freight Measurement

Published in Freight Logistics

The system LaseAFM-4 (Automatic Freight Measurement) for the automatic and multi-dimensional freight measurement delivers highly accurate measurement data for freight forwarders and ensures higher transperency as well assaving of time in transshipment stations. By the automatic detection of the volume, dimension, weight, freight-ID and image data, manual measurements and transcription errors are excluded within the freight documentation process.

The measurement sequence - easy and accurate:

  1. Freight is placed in measuring station
  2. Freight-ID is scanned by hand-held scanner
  3. Automatic initiation of the measurement process
  4. Freight volume measurement by 3D laser scanners
  5. Freight weight measurement by weighing system
  6. Imaga data acquisition by HD camera
  7. Data transfer to WMS-/ERP-System

With the use of state-of-the-art 3D-Laser scanners (mounted at the four portal corners) LaseAFM-4 measures all dimensions with highest accuracy. The measurement process starts at the push of a button at the operator terminal or by scanning the freight-ID (if Module I - Ident is applied). Even during the 3D-Laser measurement also HD pictures of the freight object are taken for comprehensive consignment information. The complete freight measurement procedure only takes a few seconds and all detected freight information is forwarded to the warehouse management system (WMS). A further module for the generation of weight measurement data (Module W - Weight) can be added optionally.

The accurate and automatic 3D-Laser volume measurement combined with the freight weight generate reliable freight data and avoid wrong freight rating. Nowadays false data or faulty transcriptions of manually recorded freight data cause significant financial losses. By using our accurate and automatic measurement system LaseAFM-4 the consignor and carrier stay toghether as business partners without burdening their good relation through faulty freight data.

The benefits - all data in ONE application

  • Automatic volume measurement
  • Fast and efficient
  • Low resource effort
  • High accuracy
  • Automatic weight measurement (Module Weight)
  • Freight identification (Module Ident)
  • Loggable freight data
  • 4.0-capable
  • Modular and compact system (mobile version, overhead construction)
  • Usable for oversize freight by extendable measuring area


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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.

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.