Coil handling, positioning, and management

Once steel coils are wound, they are ready to be relocated to storage areas or loaded on trains for transport to their final destination. This process requires proper, damage-free handling via an overhead crane. A 2D laser scanner is mounted on the crane above the coils where it uses laser pulses to continuously measure the height profiles of the stacked coils below. Using time-of-flight technology, the laser scanner reliably detects the coils’ even when interfering factors such as smoke or dust are present.

  • Following product families can be used
    • Powerful, efficient 2D LiDAR sensor for measuring ranges up to 80 m
    • Excellent performance even under unfavorable weather conditions due to multi-echo technology
    • Compact housing up to enclosure rating IP 67 and integrated heating for outdoor devices
    • Low power consumption
    • Quick signal processing
    • Several inputs and outputs
    • Synchronization of several sensors possible