The world?s largest container transshipment hub relies on Stäubli?s technology
(PresseBox) - PSA Singapore is preparing for the future with its new mega-port at Tuas having fully automated key operations. Self-driving container transporters (AGVs) are automatically charged during the operation process and in the course of maintenance, their battery systems are exchanged automatically. QCC from St
PSA Singapore is ranked the world?s largest container transshipment hub. Its excellent network services link shippers to shipping lines with connections to 600 ports globally. In 2020, PSA Singapore terminals handled 36.6 million TEUs of containers (TEU: twenty-foot equivalent units). To anticipate the future growth in global trade, PSA is constructing the new mega port at Tuas. This future port will feature totally automated terminal operations.
PSA is testing all these processes in their current operations at the Pasir Panjang Terminal in the preparation for this new automated mega port. A part of this development is based on the fully battery-powered AGVs (automated guided vehicles), which have a carrying capacity of 65 tons and a cruising speed of 25 km/h. With electrical drive, they are more energy-efficient, require less maintenance, and positively reduce CO2 emissions for port operations.
For the highest efficiency of the operation in terms of both time and costs, recharging the batteries of the AGVs needs to be fully automated, reliable, and very fast. The automatic rapid charging solution QCC by St
High performance and fully dependable
Designed for high numbers of mating cycles, the Sturs of continuous operation with less than 20 minutes of charging time.
In close co-operation with the PSA engineering team, the final adaptions on the functionalities of the QCC system have been implemented. This approach makes sure that the integrated angular and positioning misalignment compensation at the QCC charging station suits the automated arrival and departure of the AGVs. To meet the operating outdoor environmental challenges at the port, ingress protection has been enhanced according to the customer?s specifications.
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The Stants high reliability and efficiency due to the unique properties of the used MULTILAM contact technology used. Furthermore, the battery exchange during maintenance is carried out very quickly thanks to the automated coupling of all needed connections.
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Stäubli offers innovative mechatronic solutions in three core areas including Connectors, Robotics and Textile. Founded in 1892, today Stäubli is an international group headquartered in Pfäffikon, Switzerland with more than 5,500 employees worldwide. Stäubli has a presence in 29 countries with production companies, sales and service subsidiaries and is supplemented by agents in 50 countries.As a world market leader in the field of connectors, Stäubli manufactures quick connector systems for all types of fluids, gases and electrical energy. The Electrical Connectors product portfolio (formerly Multi-Contact) ranges from miniature connectors to high-performance connectors for power transmission, industrial automation, transportation, test and measurement. In Photovoltaics, Stäubli is the global market leader with its MC4 connector components. The core of all Stäubli electrical connectors is the unique MULTILAM technology. https://www.staubli.com/electrical
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