The Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg (SP SPb) has unveiled its newly installed automated complex based on the RTV-D rail in-motion weighbridge system.
The latest addition to the port’s equipment successfully passed all technical tests and has recently been put into service.
“The precision strain gauge system automatically determines the mass of freight laden wagons in motion and transfers the information to the local port database. Thanks to the built-in video camera, the port workers receive the weighing results in real-time with reference to the wagon number, date and time,” the port revealed in a statement.
“The obtained data allows us to keep an operational record of the mass of freight and adjust the loading trains when they are dispatched from the port.”
The port is currently utilising a total of four weighbridge complexes to aid its operations. Three of which were designed by the ASI Corporation.
Earlier this week, the Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg also announced it had implemented ILSAR – a new unified information and logistics system for production control.
This system allows for a real-time obtaining and processing of data at all phases of cargo operations. ILSAR users are able to control the approach of railcars, ships and road transport, the state of transport, and the space available at the storage facilities.
Overall, the implementation of this new system will allow the port to improve its organisation of handling operations, management of cargo flows and further planning activities.