Visy RMG OCR images and identifies containers while they are being handled by RMG spreaders. The solution automatically acquires container IDs, damage inspection images, and location information as containers are moved at rail interchange areas. Visy RMG OCR provides a faster and more cost-efficient way to automate RMG operations.
Visy RMG OCR utilizes a similar setup to a traditional OCR portal in which the crane itself becomes the portal structure. The solution is equipped with Visy TopView – spreader OCR for RMG spreaders and other cameras placed on the legs or beams of the cranes. Visy IRIS software manages the image acquisition, OCR results, and data sharing. Visy RMG OCR works with all RMG spreaders regardless of size or type and can be installed at the OEM for new equipment, or onsite as a retrofit.
Visy RMG OCR has different configurations depending on how the system will be used:
1. Container ID recognition only
Visy TopView spreader OCR is designed specifically for this purpose. Cameras and lights are mounted directly on the spreader. Each time the spreader moves a container, TopView captures images of the roof and shares the container ID with third-party systems.
2. Container ID recognition and damage inspection
Visy TopView is implemented as above, but additional cameras are mounted on the legs or beams of the RMG to capture images of the sides of the container. These images enable inspection of possible damages, helping terminals shed liabilities for containers that arrive damaged.
3. Position and locations services
Once a container has been identified, the system informs operators where the unit has been placed.