LASE launches LaseSPC for exact straddle carrier positioning

(PresseBox) (Wesel, ) LASE launches its new product “LaseSPC - Straddle (Carrier) Positioning Crane” for the exact positioning of straddle/van carriers (SC) under STS cranes. Besides to other positioning systems for trucks and AGVs this product development completes the offer of applications for positioning tasks under STS-Cranes. By the development of this easily retrofittable application, LASE offers laser-based positioning systems for all horizontal modes of transport now.

The application LaseSPC - Straddle Positioning Crane is a 2D measurement system consisting of two 2D laser scanners (LASE 2000D Series) mounted on the water and landside sill beam. The straddle carriers are equipped with reference markers on all four legs and after the straddle carrier is under or approaches the crane, the measurement system detects them and calculates the exact position of the SC. By the use of LED displays the straddle carrier driver receives a feedback about his relative position to the crane centre and the final target position. Possible corrections of the position will be shown as numeric displacement information in order to move forward or backward. Furthermore the information of the straddle carrier will be hosted to the crane control system – consequently to prevent that the hoist is lowering into the lane where the straddle carrier is.

The system offers an exact positioning of straddle carriers and is even applicable for multi-lane operations, whereby max. two straddle carriers can be measurement at the same time. Like many other LASE products, this solution is also retrofittable and can be applied into existing crane infrastructures easily.

In order to support the easiest handover between straddle carriers and STS cranes LASE has developed this innovative solution. The main intention is to continue the mission for safer and more efficient container operations in ports and terminals. All in all the launch of LaseSPC covers all modes of horizontal container transport by this laser-based positioning system and builds an easy interface to the vertical operations.

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