GNSS and Wireless Sensor Systems for Position Detection, Process/Vehicle Automation and Anti-Collision Applications

Optimized warehouse processes and streamlined fleet operations thanks to high availability and reliability

Reach Stacker
Straddle Carrier
Ship-to-Shore Cranes STS

Container and intermodal terminals are the hubs of national and international trade. Efficient container handling and fleet management, safety and increasing automation are playing important roles in these operations.

Symeo offers 1D position detection systems and 2D position detection systems for any type of equipment deployed in container handling operations:

  • Portal cranes (RTG, RMG, ASC)
  • Ship unloading cranes
  • Reach stackers
  • Straddle carriers
  • Empty handlers
  • Front end loaders

Symeo products feature a high degree of availability, are maintenance-free and operate around-the-clock. Even in difficult-to-access environments such as under container bridge cranes, in narrow container aisles or in container transfer areas, Symeo systems ensure that the CHE (container handling equipment) position and angle can be reliably detected.

For these solutions, we rely on Symeo SensorFusion software, based on state-of-the-art GNSS and LPR® positioning systems. Supplementary information such as load change and vehicle telemetry data can also be recorded and transmitted to the terminal's IT system using a variety of methods that includes WiFi, mobile radio, wireless modem and the LPR® wireless channel. Symeo systems are manufacturer-independent and can be used right out of the box with a wide range of well-known terminal operating systems (TOS).

Our maintenance-free LPR®-1D radar sensors enable precise, long-range distance measurements, even outdoors and in environments where conventional sensors such as encoders or lasers are unreliable, costly and high-maintenance.

All Symeo systems are designed to meet the stringent demands of container terminal operations. That means they are robust, easy-to-install and maintenance-free.

Get in touch with us for more information about position detection, automation and anti-collision technologies and how they can work for you.

Application Sheets Container Terminal

Application Sheet Contactless Spreader Height Measurement
For all Types of Cranes and Vehicles
Application Sheet for Symeo 1D Position Detection Systems
Automated Stacking Cranes (ASC), Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes (RMG), Ship-to-Shore Cranes (STS)
Application Sheet for Symeo 2D Position Detection Systems
Straddle Carriers, Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes (RMG), Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes (RTG),
Automated Stacking Cranes (ASC)
Application Sheet for Symeo 2D Position Detection Systems
Emptyhandler, Reach Stacker, Tophandler

Application Sheet Crane Trolley Positioning
Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes (RMG), Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes (RTG), Ship-to-Shore Cranes (STS)

Reference Examples
APM Terminals Port Elizabeth
Hafengesellschaft Brunsbüttel mbH
Hamburger Hafen and Logistik AG (HHLA)
MSC Terminal Valencia
Neuss Intermodal Terminal GmbH
Rail Cargo Austria AG
Rotterdam ShortSea Terminals B.V. (RST)
Total Terminals International, LLC
Uniport Multipurpose Terminals B.V.
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