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World Premiere in Port Automation - First fully automated ARTGs with conductor rail Drive-In L solution and ProfiDAT

18.09.2020
18 automated ARTGs to handle containers in 13 blocks – Conductix-Wampfler will provide their Drive-In L and ProfiDAT solutions for yard expansion projects in three Yilport container terminals in Europe

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September 2020. YILPORT Holding is continuously working on the optimization of every step in the container supply chain and relies on Conductix-Wampfler as partner for state-of-the-art energy supply and data management systems. With the current projects in Yilport’s Leixões and Liscont terminals, both in Portugal, and Yilport’s Gävle terminal in Sweden, both companies are underpinning their pursuit to technological leadership.

In all of these three brownfield projects, the conductor rail based Drive-In L solution will be used for the first time in fully automated RTG cranes (ARTG) worldwide. With its data transmission system ProfiDAT®, which is fully integrated in the conductor rail system set-up, Conductix-Wampfler is able to meet the high requirements for reliable data transmission at high data rates in real time. ProfiDAT® will enable fully automated operation of up to four ARTGs working simultaneously in one block with a block length of up to 400 m. “To guarantee the necessary data rates for full automatic operation of several ARTGs on such a long travel distance was quite challenging” says Utku Karaarslan, Manager Global E-RTG Projects at Conductix-Wampfler. However, thanks to the knowledge of the experienced E-RTG team a system set-up with access points and switchover procedures could be worked out. “Providing reliable energy and data management systems to our customers that support their automation projects, is the number one priority of our innovation focus”, concludes Karaarslan.

For block changes and the associated start of the automatic drive-in process in the new block, the ARTGs will be remotely controlled. The full-scale energy and data transmission solution for RTGs from Conductix-Wampfler, including a positioning system and auto steering support the step to fully automated operation with high safety and reliable performance within the blocks.

The Drive-In L and ProfiDAT® installation in Yilport’s Gävle terminal in Sweden is additionally equipped the Conductix-Wampfler’s winter kit to ensure a reliable operation also in winter times with snow and icy conditions.

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Conductix-Wampfler is the world’s leading supplier of mobile energy supply and data transmission systems. With own companies and several partners Conductix-Wampfler is present in nearly all relevant countries.

Conductix-Wampfler’s core competence lies in the development, production, consulting and installation of solutions that provide tailor-made answers for all questions to do with energy supply and data transmission for moving consumers.

The customers include crane-construction companies, manufacturers of “people mover” systems, suppliers of warehousing and conveyor technology, the automotive industry, machinery manufacturers and many more...

In addition to its undisputed capabilities in these sectors, the company is remarkable for its expertise in applications, since today, all the typical technologies for the transmission of energy and data are combined under one roof. Festoon systems, conductor rails, energy guiding chains, spring cable reels, motorized cable reels, slip ring assemblies and contactless power transmission systems. For the customers, this means consulting without bias towards a particular product, and the means to achieve the optimum technical implementation for the specific application.

Innovative and tailor-made solutions are not just confined to the products. Instead, Conductix-Wampfler stands for completely consistent concepts that cover everything from the first consultation through to the acceptance of the customized pre-assembly, test procedures, or the on-site installation.  Conductix-Wampfler strengthens its leading position as an expert partner for development , delivery and service, through the performance of these out-of-house services for the customer.