New Port at Sun Kwang Container Terminal (SNCT) in Incheon, South Korea, has installed a LaseTLP to prevent truck accidents from happening while spreaders are removing containers.
LASE GmbH, a specialist in hardware and applied software in the field of laser measurement technology, installed its solution on eight automated rail-mounted gantry (ARMG) cranes.
The highly accurate 2D-Laser scanners will help to prevent accidents from happening in this automated Asian hub by detecting truck liftings, which occur when a truck’s container is jammed due to its twistlock (see video below).
In June 2016, SNCT opened New Port after six years of preparation.
SNCT has an 800-metre quay, covers an area of 480,000 ㎡ and has 36,390 TEU of stacking capacity, with an automated system that allows it to handle more than 1.2 million TEUs per annum.
The application LaseTLP stops truck-trailers being lifted during the hoisting process:
It chose to mount two 2D-Laser scanners out of the LASE 2000D-11x Series on the side of the gantry with a vertical scan plane.
This ensured that there would be no difficulties when measuring above or through a fence with a height of one metre.
The mounting position of both laser scanners is in the middle of the crane at a height of 1.5 metres facing the truck lane
The biggest advantage of LaseTLP is the fast detection of the trailer lift.
Other methods use horizontal scan planes and detect whether the wheels have lifted up.
However, one connected twistlock makes it possible to lift a truck cabin four metres in the air before the wheels leave the ground.
The LaseTLP will prevent severe injuries as well as huge damage claim costs.
LASE has reported that more systems for the existing cranes in the terminal are on order after “first good operation experiences by the customer”.