Advanced Gantry Crane Sensor Suite

iSAM® Sensor Suite – Fast, accurate and reliable measurement

State-of-the-art automation and sensor technology provides an increase in efficiency while reducing operating costs.

iSAM offers with its crane sensor suite an easy-to-use package with a high-speed 3D laser scanner determines load position, sway and skew for the accurate control of the load at gantry cranes.


Spreader 3D live tracking, container and ship superstructure scan

Spreader 3D live tracking, container and ship superstructure scan


Grab 3D live tracking, hatch and bulk material scan

Grab 3D live tracking, hatch and bulk material scan

Main characteristics of the iSAM® Sensor Suite
  • High-speed 3D laser scanner determines load position, sway and skew with 10 Hz update rate

  • Physical model for smooth trajectory control input data

  • The same sensor can control the load movement and scan the entire environment

  • Approved and used for fully autonomous operation in ship-to-shore cranes in Rotterdam and Hamburg


High-speed 3D laser scanner mounted on a gantry crane

High-speed 3D laser scanner mounted on a gantry crane

In most installations – with the exception of the largest cranes and special crane geometries – the same sensor can be used to track the load and scan the environment on the ship’s deck as well as inside the hatches.

In contrast to a human operator, the sensor system is not only able to calculate the current position, but also the kinetic energy of the load at any point along the trajectory. This makes sure that the load does not collide with the ship, any obstacles on the deck or the crane structure during the whole cycle – not even in case of “hard” stops, for instance when an emergency stop is pushed.
Fields of application: Bulk material handling and container handling in ports, steel mills, power plants etc.
Advanced Gantry Crane Sensor Suite
iSAM® Sensor Suite – Fast, accurate and reliable measurement
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Realisiert bei:

Europees Massagoed-Overslagbedrijf (EMO) bv,
The Netherlands

Hafenbetriebsgesellschaft mbH,
Germany

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