#TOCEurope: VAHLE’s Next-Gen Comms for Remote Cranes

HPH Laemchabang Terminal: The first fully operational remote-controlled terminal in Thailand. VAHLE delivered the data communication system for the eRTG cranes. Credit: VAHLE

VAHLE has told Port Technology that it will introduce a ‘game-changing’ system for container handling cranes while it exhibits at the TOC Europe event in Rotterdam this month.

The specialist in electrification, positioning and data communication of mobile equipment will showcase its 3rd generation radio frequency (RF) data communication technology, which is able to provide live video images and a secure data simultaneously to any remote-controlled container-handling crane.

To ensure the newest technology is in line with all rules and regulations, the data communication devices operate in VAHLE’s slotted microwave guide, which features the highest shielding rates against external interference in the market.

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The technology can also handle large bandwidths to ensure remote equipment operates reliably.

In addition to having the highest criteria of flexibility, bandwidth and safe data links, the VAHLE data communication technology features a new hardware design that can integrate into existing VAHLE communication systems.

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This ensures that customers can upgrade to suit future capability requirements.

Achim Dries, Group CEO and Managing Director at VAHLE, said: “In 2014, VAHLE was one of the first to recognize the need for safe data communications and develop that into automated processes for the first automotive systems in the industry.

“As these data communication systems are now standard in this application, we have improved upon our 2nd generation equipment by ensuring a high bandwidth popularity for container handling.

“The 3rd generation is a game changer in the port market.“

Visit booth F61 in TOC Europe from June 12-14, 2018, where VAHLE will demonstrate remote operation, launch the next generation of data communication, and have experts on hand to explain how container terminals can operate with less cables.

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