Truck Positioning System (TPS)
Highly precise laser measurement system for accurate truck positioning
With SIMOCRANE Truck Positioning, operations can be precisely and quickly executed. Transport equipment, e.g. trucks carrying containers must be loaded and unloaded simply and quickly. The prerequisite is that vehicles are well positioned under the crane. The SIMOCRANE TPS is an intelligent, laser technology-based measuring system which has been designed to detect the position of containers and means of transport for highly precise positioning applications in harbor areas.
Defining target positioning with smart data
Advanced crane features like sway control, trim, list & skew control, vehicle positioning, position control, profile scanning, collision prevention are integrated into SIMOCRANE Advanced Technology modules.
When trucks arrive under the crane they are scanned and measured. The data for the remaining distance to the target position is transferred to the crane control and from there to a signal unit e.g. a traffic light. Using the traffic light, truck drivers are safely and precisely navigated to the target position.
SIMOCRANE Truck Positioning is used in areas in which container semi-trailer and /or ISO closed freight container have to be positioned with a high degree of accuracy under a container crane.
Better performance and flexibilityAn intelligent, laser technology-based measuring system which has been designed to detect the position of containers and means of transport for highly precise positioning applications. The use of SIMOCRANE TPS will supply you with a state-of-the-art measurement system which offers the following advantages:
Design Hardware - highly precise laser measurements
The sensor controller is an IPC with preinstalled truck positioning software. The IPC is ready to be powered-up for commissioning and does not require any peripherals – such as keyboard, mouse or screen. The system is equipped with interfaces to exchange data with 3D-Sensors. The data exchange with the crane control is realized by a standardized industrial ETHERNET connection.
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