The measuring system LaseLCPS-STS-2D - Load Collision Prevention enables the collision prevention of containers on the spreader of an STS crane with containers on a container ship.
The measuring system
The use of robust and modern laser technology has the objective of reducing the risk of accidents during loading operations of STS cranes and preventing container collisions on the container vessel.
The measuring system consists of two laser scanners of the LASE 2000D series, which are mounted positioned under the crane trolley. The laser scanners are oriented to the ground. The scanning planes extend parallel to each other across the row of containers in the direction of trolley travel. As the trolley passes over the ship, the measurement system generates a 2D profile.
In addition, the spreader is always in the field of view of the laser scanners. By comparing the current load position (spreader with/without container) with the profile of the container stacks on the ship, collision avoidance is ensured. The application software evaluates the scan data measured by the scanner, performs calculations and sends the results to the crane PLC.
The LaseLCPS-STS-2D measurement system is primarily designed for STS crane operation and serves both to increase safety and an efficient container handling workflow. This innovative solution serves to reduce the risk of collisions and accidents during the loading and unloading of ships. In addition, with the so-called soft-landing function, the system serves to gently set down containers and spreaders, which means a reduction in noise and reduced wear.
2D container profiling
Collision protection between container on spreader and container stacks on ships
Collision protection between spreader and container stacks on ships
Gentle container handling through a soft landing
Check of stack topography in cross travel direction
Less spreader wear and reduction of noise emissions