TMEIC Corporation has received an order from Shanghai-based Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC) to supply electrical control and automation systems for 30 automatic stacking cranes. These ASCs will be supplied to Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai, China.
Alan Peterson, Industry Segment LeaderTMEIC crane systems Industry Segment Leader, said: “In partnership with ZPMC, TMEIC is very pleased to be able to supply crane automation systems to Shanghai International Port Group, as they develop their first automated terminal environment.
“As SIPG operates the world's busiest set of container terminals, TMEIC is excited to play a part in this large and innovative investment in the future of China's transportation infrastructure.”
The rail-mounted gantry cranes use TMEIC's TMdrive-10e2 variable frequency drives as part of the MaxSpeed advanced crane control system platform.
The cranes feature the MaxView optical guidance systems, and the CraneDirector system, which coordinates the interface with the terminal operating system.
The crane automation system allows a choice of local autonomous or remote control operation. A fibre optic network links all crane functions with the central control room and the terminal computer, which generates the container moves and optimises throughput.
Face File: TMEIC was formed in 2003 from the merger of the industrial systems departments of Toshiba Corporation and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. TMEIC manufactures and sells variable frequency drives, motors, and advanced automation systems for a range of industrial applications.