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Harbors and Ports - Navtech Radar

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Harbors and Ports

Port and harbours which use manned labour are expensive and inefficient. Poor weather and lighting conditions can hinder worker performance, which subsequently reduces productivity. There is also a risk of loading machines colliding or being damaged, which can result in major unnecessary costs.

Navtech Radar understands the importance of early collision detection and prevention, to ensure safe and efficient operation. Our fully automated rugged sensors provide reliable anti-collision detection in all weather and light conditions. The sensors are have reliable experience in stockpile profiling, which means the automated sensors can be used for more accurate distribution of cargo onto ships. They are fully integrable with user interfaces, providing operators with detailed information and complete awareness of the situation.

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Detection Conditions

  • Fog, snow, rain, sand and dust storms
  • Fire, smoke and hot gasses
  • Water and spray
  • Extreme temperatures
  •  Strong vibrations

Other Capabilities

  • Easily integrable 
  • 360° scanning capability 
  • Compact design 
  • High-resolution
  • Industrial level
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How Does it Work?

Example: Port Botany, Sydney

The automated sensors can be integrated with equipment such as cargo loading machines at ports and harbours. 

Because of its ability to work in all conditions, the sensor can operate in the port at all hours of the day. In busy sites, this is essential in ensuring all cargo is loaded and shipped quickly and efficiently. 

The featured video shows the sensors in operation at Port Botany, Sydney.

Why Choose Navtech Radar's Sensors for Harbour and Port Automation?

  • Low false alarm rates 

The sensor differentiates between machinery or debris and dangerous obstacles. Alarms are only raised when true collision threats are detected. This increases operator confidence in the system.

  • Cargo distribution 

Operators can work in a small cabin close to the ship - this vantage point and the use of sensors allows for even and precise distribution. The radar can scan the area the loader is operating in and easily identify any potential risks or movement from the ship. 

  • Large detection range 

The long detection range means the sensors are suitable for port automation in even large harbours and ports. It can also be mounted on to very large loading equipment.

  • Minimal maintenance 

No cleaning of the sensors is required with maintenance intervals of five years only. This makes it a reliable and cost-effective solution for port automation. 

  • Low cost of ownership

Automated sensors means less manual resources required. Savings can also be seen on electricity costs since the sensors operate in complete darkness. 

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