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TMEIC - Crane Control Systems for Ports and Terminals

TMEIC has a long, proud history in the crane industry, supplying equipment and systems throughout the world. Our control systems are designed to meet the most demanding applications and environmental conditions, including the latest in automation for both manned and unmanned operation to maximize crane productivity.

Crane Automation

Labor savings, increased yard productivity, reduced equipment maintenance and downtime, and increased safety. These are only some of the advantages provided by advanced crane automation solutions available from TMEIC. You can leverage TMEIC’s broad experience in crane control and container handling to your advantage with crane automation systems tailored to maximize these advantages for your operation.

TMEIC offers fully automated solutions for container handling, from productivity-increasing vision to full automation of the cranes in the yard. Maxspeed® crane control systems uses adjustable speed drives to control speed and direction of the crane motors driving the gantry, trolley, cable reels and hoist.  Maxspeed® crane control systems provide very fast reaction time to operator joystick with precise control to achieve high rate of crane production. Maxview® crane vision systems from improve productivity and increase safety, even in manual operations.  Additionally, TMEIC’s automation solutions can be applied to both new and existing cranes.

TMEIC has over 3000 Maxspeed® Digital Crane Control Systems installed worldwide. Our globally recognized engineering team, combined with our products – which are manufactured under the world’s highest quality standards – guarantees the performance and reliability of the crane operation, even for the most demanding ports in the world.

Quay Cranes

In today’s global economy, the reliability and performance of ship-to-shore quay cranes are critical. The Crane Systems team at TMEIC has the technology and process know-how to help ports achieve and exceed their goals.

With thousands of Maxspeed® digital crane control systems installed worldwide, and our ongoing investment in technology, we are able to offer a wide variety of solutions:

  • Basic crane control system
  • Advanced automation system
  • Sensorless Sway Control
  • Collision protection system
  • Chassis alignment system
  • Crane management system
  • Power factor regulation

Ship Unloaders

The Maxspeed® Digital Crane Control System from TMEIC is the perfect solution to maximize the performance of your ship unloader.

Maxspeed® Digital Sway Control provides a unique electronic solution to control sway on cranes. Our system minimizes the adverse effects of propagation delay times created by PLC or peripheral computer-based systems because the feedback for closed loop sway control is in the trolley drive regulator.

Maxview® Bucket Unloader System enables the operator to become more efficient by eliminating tasks where the operator’s skills are not required.

Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes

In today’s global economy, the reliability and performance of rail mounted gantry cranes (RMGC) are critical. The Crane Systems team at TMEIC has the technology and process know-how to help ports achieve and exceed their goals.

With thousands of Maxspeed® digital crane control systems installed worldwide, and our ongoing investment in technology, we are able to offer a wide variety of solutions:

  • Basic crane control system
  • Fully Automatic unmanned crane control system
  • Collision protection system
  • Crane management system
  • Power factor regulation

Rubber Tire Gantry Cranes

The reliability and performance of rubber tire gantry cranes are critical. The Material Handling team at TMEIC has the technology and process know-how to help ports achieve and exceed their goals.

With thousands of Maxspeed® digital crane control systems installed worldwide, and our ongoing investment in technology, we are able to offer a wide variety of solutions:

  • Basic crane control system
  • Advanced automation system
  • Sensorless Sway Control
  • Collision protection system
  • Crane management system

Crane Modernizations

Why Buy New When You Can Modernize?

TMEIC offers crane retrofit packages, which can extend the life of existing control electronics.

Not only can we provide drive and control retrofit solutions for legacy equipment and others’ control systems, we also provide the means for adding RF Ethernet connectivity to a terminal client. You will now be able to view all connected cranes’ control and operational parameters -even remotely!

We also provide engineered solutions for:

Power Quality

  • Load absorption control
  • Power factor regulation
  • Harmonic filtering
  • Diesel generator to utility power conversion
  • Portal beam substations
  • Transformer sizing
  • Duty cycle calculations
  • Power systems study

Communications

  • RF Ethernet
  • Crane Management Systems

Safety

  • Crane-to-Crane collision protection
  • Straddle carrier detection
  • Crane to vessel superstructure collision

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Contact Details

TMEIC Corporation
Roanoke
Virginia
24018
USA

MH@tmeic.com

+1-540-283-2000

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Technical Papers

Performance Evaluation: Custom Harmonic Filter Design for Port Cranes

This article addresses the design needs of industry standard IEEE 519 for quay crane electrical systems, with a focus on how customized harmonic filters provide a superior end result for the crane drive and control system, as opposed to the application of ‘standardized’ harmonic filters.

The Need for Landside Automation in Terminals

The container shipping industry is one of the most competiti ve industries in today’s marketplace. The dual force of globalizati on and the consolidation of shipping lines have forced terminals to move more containers in a shorter amount of ti me with lower costs. Because of this, terminal operators are constantly seeking ways to become more productive and cost-effective.

Automated Stacking Cranes In Port Terminals

Shipping containers revolutionized the movement of goods, driving change and efficiency throughout the global supply chain. The next revolution in container handling is the application of automation to container terminal operation. At this time there are multiple automated container terminals in operation, and more in development globally. The challenge has been to automate operations in the part of the terminal where the containers are stacked, called the block. On one end of the block services, the ships are being loaded and unloaded, and on the other end, services trucks and trains being loaded and unloaded. A typical layout is shown in Figure 1. Stacks are usually five containers high with a narrow space between the rows, and there are typically eight rows of containers per section, stretching for up to a quarter mile, or around 400 metres. The sections are duplicated, providing parallel sections.

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