Sick Group – the global producer of sensors – has pioneered two new products which aim to reduce the risk of accidents and improve operational efficiencies: the Advanced Object Detection System (AOS) and its new Reach Stacker Assistance System (RAS1200).
Risks can be most prevalent between STS cranes and ships, accounting for 30% of costs to quay-crane insurance claims. The repercussions do not end there as high costs can be incurred from damage to ships, and increased waiting time for vessels to berth.
The AOS system uses cutting-edge two-dimensional LMS511 and LMS111 laser measuring sensors, which feature high-tech filter technologies and high-speed sampling technology to increase the systems reliability.
The AOS system can be adapted to a customer’s requirements and comes equipped with pre-programmed fields for slow-down, warning and stops.
Sick claims to have introduced an outstanding solution for collision prevention, to ensure that operations run smoothly on a 24/7 basis.
The second product, the RAS1200, focuses on detection and like its sister-product, uses cutting-edge LMS111 laser measuring sensors in order to achieve its active, high-precision capabilities.
The reach stacker’s display highlights nearby obstacles and emits an audible alarm when an accident is imminent. The operator is then able to take the appropriate action.
Both systems can be used in all weather conditions, including fog, rain, snow, dust, or sandstorms.