Liuzhou Steel automates Bulk Material Handling with Quanergy LiDAR Solution
Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of OPA-based solid state LiDAR sensors and smart 3D solutions for automotive and IoT, has announced its latest achievement in industrial automation with the deployment of its 3D LiDAR solutions for heavy machinery operation in China.
Collaborating with Hunan Qiaokang Bridge Health Intelligent Technology and Liuzhou Bierte Industrial Intelligent Technology, the solution provides highly accurate 3D modelling of bulk material piles to enable safe, efficient operation of heavy machinery.
Deployed at the Liuzhou Steel Group in Liuzhou City, Guangxi Province, China, Quanergy’s M-Series LiDAR sensors provide accurate, real-time 3D modeling of bulk material piles to guide and position a heavy bulk wheel piling and reclaiming machine. Formerly operated manually, the heavy machine can now function safely and efficiently by computer and without human intervention.
“When machines are operated manually, accuracy and efficiency depend on the experience of the operator. Operators can also become fatigued, creating a potential safety risk,” said Mr. Wan Zhi, President at Hunan Qiaokang Bridge Health Intelligent Technology at Liuzhou Steel Group, “Quanergy’s M-Series LiDAR has helped us standardize the operation of the machine, increasing the safety, efficiency, and accuracy of our bulk material handling processes. Our operation efficiency has improved by 50% and our labour costs have decreased by 60% after deploying the Quanergy solution.”
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.
M-Series also features a fast scan frequency, ideal for use in mobile applications that experience high vibrations. The sensor provides a long detection range, up to 200 meters, providing 3D modelling for very large sites with just a few sensors. Furthermore, M-Series is small and lightweight, making it easy to mount and install.
“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.”