Visy Crane OCR automatically detects, images, and identifies container IDs, IMO and ADR labels, door direction, seal presence, and other properties while containers are being lifted by cranes. Visy Crane OCR consists of Visy SideView and/or Visy TopView solutions with Visy IRIS OCR and AI recognition software which together feed container identification data to terminal operating systems (TOS).
Crane operations are a vital part of container terminal functions, therefore transforming cranes and other container handling equipment (CHE) into an intelligent ecosystem instantly increases a terminal’s handling volume while also allowing safer operations.
Visy SideView recognizes container markings and seal presence, and images all sides of a container for damage inspection purposes. The solution is integrated with PLC to trigger the recognition process, and the two HD-resolution OCR camera lifts with efficient illuminators are mounted on sea-side crane legs to catch every container regardless of flying path or lifting location.
Visy TopView identifies container IDs from the roofs of containers. The system consists of robust cameras installed in the middle and both ends of spreaders with efficient illuminators to recognize and capture high-quality images regardless of the time of day or environmental condition. Visy TopView supports operators’ work order by preventing time-consuming false moves, and the solution recognizes every container and verifies that (un)loading processes proceed exactly as planned.