LiDAR solutions from Quanergy enable safety, security, and efficiency at ports and terminals around the world.

Port & Terminal Automation

Ports and terminals have become increasingly automated, necessitating accurate and reliable technologies to keep operations running smoothly while protecting personnel safety. Avoiding collisions is especially critical to prevent potentially hazardous accidents, costly downtime, and damage to equipment. LiDAR solutions from Quanergy enable safety, security, and efficiency at ports and terminals around the world. With powerful 3D visualization, long ranges, and resilience to the harshest environment day or night, our 3D LiDAR sensors solve a wide range of critical applications including positioning, navigation and collision avoidance, bulk material profiling, and perimeter security and intrusion detection.

Solutions

Ship to Shore Cranes (STS)
  • Ship to dock
  • Container profiling, soft-landing
  • Crane to ship anti-collision
  • Crane boom anti-collision
  • Pathway crosstravel collision prevention
  • Bulk material / convery belt profiling (measurement)
AGVs & AITV (Automated Inter-Terminal Vehicles)
  • Object detection
  • Collision prevention
  • Navigation
Gantry Cranes (Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes)
  • Rubber tire gantry (RTG) cranes
  • Truck positioning
Security
  • Perimter security
  • Intrustion detection

Key Benefits

High Accuracy High measurement accuracy of 3 cm for a true representation of the surroundings
Resilient to Harsh Weather (IP69K) & Lighting Beam steering dynamic adjusts its movement depending on the environment
Long Range (up to 200m) Create an incredibly dense 3D point cloud with up to 1.3M points per second with 3 returns
Wide Range of Scanning Options (2D & 3D) High point cloud resolution of 0.033º - 0.132º to capture small details and objects in the environment

Ship to Shore Cranes (STS)

Optimizing ship docking

Reliably position equipment and prevent collisions at the dock. LiDAR sensors from Quanergy use advanced 3D perception to track the location of equipment and actively monitor areas around STS cranes, ships, and containers--initiating an alarm and/or automated stop if an obstacle is detected.


Container profiling, soft-landing

Prevent collisions between containers being moved and the top row of containers on a stack. During container handling, LiDAR sensors accurately profile containers and track container location to enable correct positioning for a soft landing on the stack.


Crane to Ship Anti-Collision

Avoid collisions between cranes and ships during operation. Long range LiDAR sensors accurately monitor the areas around the equipment and enable accurate crane positioning.


Crane Boom Anti Collision

Prevent collisions between the STS Crane boom and containers during operation. LiDAR can trigger alarms and stop actions to avoid collision and damage.


Bulk Material & Conveyor Belt Profiling

Workers unloading raw bulk materials from a docked ship examine the goods manually, which can put workers’ safety at risk and impact operational efficiency. Quanergy’s LiDAR solution has a 360-degree scanning range, a dense point cloud that enables higher resolution, and 3D object visualization. These features allow workers to detect the amount of bulk material and obtain their location, enabling operators to define the safe operation zone, move the grab bucket to the location, infer the number of operation rows, and estimate the grasping times of a single row or layer. With this data, the workers can have a clear, accurate visual display of the operation area for full unloading automation and soft-landing. With LiDAR, all this can be done quickly without potentially endangering workers.

Gantry Cranes (Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes)

Rubber tire gantry (RTG) cranes

Prevent collisions between RTG cranes, vehicles, and people. LiDAR can detect objects in warning and stop zones and identify the direction of cross travel so equipment can be stopped before a collision occurs.

Truck Positioning

Correctly position trucks under STS cranes to enable automatic container handover. LiDAR sensors measure the relative positioning of trucks and RTG cranes so materials can be safely and efficiently dropped off or picked up.

Object detection

Give AGVs and AITVs “robot vision” to accurately detect objects. For example, LiDAR sensors can be used to identify and locate containers for pick up and drop off.

Collision Prevention

Ensure reliable collision avoidance and navigational capabilities for AGVs and AITVs. LiDAR sensors are mounted to the vehicle and continuously scan the surrounding area. If an object is detected in the monitored area, an alarm sounds and an automatic stop is initiated. This helps prevent collisions between ground vehicles and other nearby obstacles.

Anti-Truck lifting

Occasionally, crane hoists can lift truck-trailers while one or more twistlocks are still locked or not completely loosened, resulting in expensive damage. To prevent such accidents, LiDAR solutions can detect the lift of the trailer immediately, allowing time for the crane controller system can stop and prevent trailers being lifted into the air. Other sensors that provide a similar service use a single beam with a narrow view, so the truck has to be in a specific spot or the detection won’t work. Quanergy’s LiDAR sensor provides a wide, 360-degree field of view, so it can monitor both the wheels and the surrounding area and detect lift no matter where the truck is placed.

AGVs & AITV

Object Detection

Give AGVs and AITVs "robot vision" to accurately detect objects. For example, LiDAR sensors can be used to identify and locate containers for pick up and drop off.


Collision Prevention

Ensure reliable collision avoidance and navigational capabilities for AGVs and AITVs. LiDAR sensors are mounted to the vehicle and continuously scan the surrounding area. If an object is detected in the monitored area, an alarm sounds and an automatic stop is initiated. This helps prevent collisions between ground vehicles and other nearby obstacles.


Navigation

Enable autonomous navigation for AGVs andEnable autonomous navigation for AGVs andEnable autonomous navigation for AGVs and AITVs. LiDAR sensors enable automated ground vehicles to move independently throughout the port with advanced 3D perception that helps avoid collisions and optimize routes.

Work flow management & Security

Work flow Management

Ports and Terminals are always bustling, and the constant movement means the safety and optimization of the workplace are critical. Along with physical safety, it is important to protect workers by monitoring personnel to ensure ergonomic best working practices without compromising their personal identities. Many manually conducted operations such as measuring workers’ time on station, calculating the occupancy of a ship at dock station, and detecting the direction of movement can be managed by Quanergy’s LiDAR-based workflow management solution. This solution includes detection of movement direction (and wrong way detection), object classification, people counting, and measurement of time on station. These features increase environmental awareness and provide real-time safety alerts for workers at the port.


Site Security

LiDAR-based security solutions from Quanergy uses sensors to detect intruders with more than 98% accuracy, measure occupancy levels, and protect the perimeter. They can also reduce false alarms, increasing efficiency in responding to threats to site security. Quanergy’s port security solution combines our QORTEX AI-powered perception software and our 3D LiDAR sensors to reliably detect, track, and classify objects, and protect critical main entry points. The solution can be seamlessly integrated with PTZ cameras so users can easily view and track the location of an intruder.

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