Second Kalmar Speaker set for PTI Event


PTI is pleased to announce Jouni Kyllönen as the second Kalmar guest speaker at the upcoming Terminal Automation & Training Conference, which is to be held at the Grange City Hotel in London on June 8, 2016.

The first Kalmar guest speaker was announced recently, Mr Ismo Matinlauri, who will be giving a presentation on how to build up terminal performance.

The conference will explore the stages of terminal automation while giving attendees the chance to ask tailored questions to speakers based on their area of expertise.

Read more about the conference here

Jouni Kyllönen is currently responsible for Solution Sales at Kalmar and has 15 years of experience in automation, starting from software project management for machinery automation.

Most recently, he has been responsible for the sales of Kalmar Automated Shuttle Carriers. 

Mr Kyllönen will be giving a presentation on optimising productivity with decoupled horizontal transportation.

Kyllönen said: “The drivers for automation vary case by case; terminals may be seeking for productivity boost, better safety or improved efficiency. The basic requirement still remains the same: smooth and reliable container flow in all circumstances.”

“Usually terminals first consider which solution to choose for yard automation. The decision has an impact on the chosen horizontal transportation solution as well.

“As terminal automation cases are all different, there are no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions. In terminals that utilise Automatic Stacking Cranes (ASCs), the options are basically Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV), shuttle or straddle carriers, all of which can be automated or manual.

“Container movement between the quay and the container yard is a potential bottleneck.

Kyllönen concluded: “Shuttle and straddle carriers offer a major advantage by fully decoupling activities at both ends. My presentation discusses the characteristics of decoupled operations in different types of automated applications with real-life case examples.”

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