MEMS and Sensors

Lidar improves efficiency and safety in industrial heavy equipment

22 October 2021
Lidar in heavy machines can help reduce labor costs, improve efficiency and helps standardize operation of equipment. Source: Quanergy

Chalk up another use case for lidar outside of autonomous vehicles as Quanergy Systems Inc.’s lidar has been integrated into a heavy machinery operation in China.

The 3D lidar solution for industrial automation will be used in collaboration with Hunan Qiaokang Bridge Health Intelligent Technology and Liuzhou Bierte Industrial Intelligent Technology. The lidar provides accurate 3D modeling of bulk material piles for safe and more efficient operation of heavy machinery.

The lidar is deployed at the Liuzhou Steel Group in Liuzhou City, Guangxi Province, China. In addition to supplying 3D models, it can position a heavy bulk wheel piling and reclaiming machine.

When machines are operated manually, fatigue from human operators can create potential safety risks. The lidar helps to standardize operation of heavy equipment, improve efficiency by up to 50% and decrease labor costs by 60%.

Quanergy’s M-series lidar features fast scan frequency and provides a detection range of up to 200 meters while providing 3D modeling for very large sites with just a few sensors.

In addition to superior accuracy and high resolution, M-Series provides reliable performance in a wide range of operating conditions. For example, M-Series does not require ambient light and offers a longer detection range, even for very dark objects like coal.

“The installation at Liuzhou Steel Group is a great example of how LiDAR makes a measurable and significant impact on a port’s bottom line,” said Enzo Signore, CMO at Quanergy, “It also demonstrates just one example of how our LiDARs are playing a key role in driving industrial automation forward.”

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