The application LaseRCD (Rail Car Dumper) ensures a contactless detection of foreign objects and a reliable emptiness control for rotary rail car dumper stations (or so called “wagon tipplers”, rail wagon unloaders). This application uses 3D laser measurmeent technology with high accuracy, even under rugged conditions.
Two 3D-Laser scanners (one per wagon) are mounted above the wagons and the rail dumper. The application LaseRCD – Rotary Railcar Dumper collects the scanner data and performs all needed calculations.
Before tipping the wagons, the scanners measure the surface of the bulk material inside the wagons by swiveling the scan plane from one side of the wagon to the other. After the unloading procedure the scanners are swiveling back and measure the inner surface of each waggon. In both cases foreign objects or remaining material are detected, which can be seen within the software as 3D point cloud. Thus both a safe operation and efficient unlaoding is ensured.
Common system features
Determination of foreign objects on top of the material in wagons
Emptiness control after unloading process
Applicable for single or multiple dumping stations (tandem, triple, quadruple)
Whether slabs, coils, billets or other steel products – data on dimensions, positions or even product quality are obtained by our measuring systems.
SOLUTIONS FOR LOGISTICS
Accurate measurement solutions for optimal process control in the field of freight measurement in logistic transshipment areas.
SOLUTIONS FOR PORTS
Efficient handling of containers becomes more important and due to the permanently competitive markets our laser-based products and software solutions help to enhance efficiency, productivity as well as safety in ports and terminals.