Title: Automatic horizontal container transshipment system
Authors : Hüppi, Richard Alexander
Nielsen, Einar
Neuweiler, Christian
Brom, Charles
Proceedings: Proceedings of the Conference ITSC 2004
Pages : 870
Pages to: 875
Conference details: 2004 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference Washington, D.C., USA, 3-6 October 2004
Publisher / Ed. Institution : IEEE
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Washington
Issue Date: 2004
License (according to publishing contract) : Not specified
Series : Proceedings of the Conference ITSC 2004
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Regelungstechnik; Robotik; Bildverarbeitung
Subject (DDC) : 620: Engineering
Abstract: To reduce the ever rising road freight traffic, container transport by railway has to be promoted. Since nowadays the intermodal transport of freight containers with railway and trucks is only lucrative on large terminals, new small economical terminals have to be invented. To save costs the here introduced automatic container transshipment system can be operated by the truck driver himself. The horizontal construction of the system allows transferring the container under live catenary. Due to the fact that extra operating personal is not needed and that the sys-tem can handle standard containers without any modifica-tions at the containers, at the trucks or at the railway wagons, the terminal can be operated economically. This paper first shows the economical aspects of such a small terminal. Then the construction of the machine is explained with focus on the laser scanner sensor system to de-tect the container fittings for the automatic gripping of the containers. Further the paper describes the control scheme of some of the mechanically coupled electrical actuators needed to run the machine.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Mechatronic Systems (IMS)
Publication type: Conference Paper
ISBN: 0-7803-8501-2
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/6234
Appears in Collections:Publikationen School of Engineering

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