System upgrade from Laser to Radar
Performance deficits and constant cleaning efforts were the main drivers in 2012 to turn to Out Indurad for an update of the existing loading automation.
Particularly fast changing material properties (mostly driven by wet/dry material) as well as residual material were, besides the rainy environment, the main challenges.
indurad replaced the existing system based on PE cells and 2D laser sensors with a pure radar approach. The results exceeded all expectations. The customer reported:
- Increase of the capacity of the car rail up to 3 tons
- Increased homogeneity of load distribution on each wagon.
- Increased rail availability
- Increased operational safety.
A major consulting firm involved in this project reported an annual value contribution of $50 million.