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Kalmar SmartPort process automation portfolio expands with two options improving safety in terminal operations


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, expands its SmartPort process automation portfolio with two new solutions, both aimed at improving the safety of operations: Stack Profiling and Anti-Truck Lifting. The solutions are integrated as options of the SmartStack and SmartLift products respectively, but also sold separately.  

The stack profiling option of Kalmar SmartStack ensures safety by recognising the position of containers in the stack. The solution prevents containers from being knocked over by the spreader as it moves over the stacks, preventing this particular type of accident that typically has serious consequences for both equipment and people. Kalmar has used these measurement systems for some time on automated stacking cranes to help with inventory operations. 

The anti-truck lifting option of Kalmar SmartLift ensures trucks are correctly loaded, preventing unintentional lifting. The anti-truck lifting feature is a laser based detection system protecting against lifting a container chassis due to a locked or jammed chassis twistlock. This SmartLift process automation option is included in the recent order for six Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes order for PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS) in Indonesia.

With Kalmar SmartPort being both equipment and TOS independent, the stack profiling and anti-truck lifting options are available and can improve the safety at any terminal worldwide. These particular solutions are even available as an extension and improvement over already implemented process automation solutions.  

Kalmar SmartPort solutions drive greater efficiencies through process and equipment automation, resulting in lower overall operational costs, improved safety and better equipment availability. Process automation solutions are designed to optimise the information flows within the terminal's business processes to ensure the most efficient equipment utilisation. They represent an accessible and fast way to get immediate productivity improvements for a relatively small initial investment. The process automation solutions fit any size of terminal, any brand of equipment and any terminal operating system (TOS).

For further information, please contact:
Heather Branstetter, Director Operations, Automation, Kalmar, tel. +1 (510) 2675154,

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, 

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.3 billion in 2012 and it employs approximately 10,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV.