Using radar for safe position determination in container ports

Symeo at TOC Container Supply Chain Europe

Symeo LPR platform® for reliable 2D position determination for vehicles throughout the entire terminal area, Image: Symeo (PresseBox) ( Neubiberg, Germany, )
Symeo, a specialist in positioning solutions, distance measurement and collision avoidance, is presenting at Stand C40 at the TOC Container Supply Chain Europe trade fair (12 - 14 June 2012) in Antwerp, Belgium. The trade fair programme focuses on the new LPR® platform, which for the first time enables just one technology platform to be used for the reliable detection of vehicle and crane positions all over the entire terminal, thereby closing the gaps of systems based purely on GPS or RFID.

Symeo is presenting its refined LPR® platform for position determination. This platform enables the reliable position determination of straddle carriers, cranes, reach stackers, empty handlers and front-end loaders in all terminal areas. The advantage: GPS, RFID and optical systems alone have not been able to cover for example interchange zones of automatic storage areas, narrow container aisless in the empty stacking area, or areas close to the ship unloading cranes in a reliable manner. In contrast, the new LPR® platform has demonstrated reliable 2D precision of below 20 cm, even in these problematic terminal zones. The Symeo system has already had great success for example at the intermodal terminals of Rail Cargo Austria, at HHLA/Burchardkai, in the Neuss Trimodal terminal and at terminals in Asia.

Robust distance measurement

Symeo is launching another new maintenance-free distance measurement system with its DR-1DHP. It takes over tasks that were previously done by significantly less reliable, vulnerable ultrasonic or laser based systems. Symeo's DR-1DHP provides the first high-precision 1D measurement system that works reliably in port environments under all weather and visibility conditions and across and over long distances without wear or requiring maintenance.

DR-1DHP can be used, for example, to prevent collisions between unloading cranes and ship superstructures when docking, during crane movements. The sensor can as well be used for the measurement of the lifting height of cranes or stackers.

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