Breakthrough open automation system launches

Kalmar One Kalmar One combines Kalmar’s equipment control system and process automation capabilities into one system with open interfaces. Image: Kalmar
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The first open automation system for container terminals has been launched to provides a robust foundation for automating container handling operations regardless of the vendor, equipment type, operation mode or automation level at the terminal.

Kalmar’s Kalmar One is a modular and scalable system which combines Kalmar’s equipment control system and process automation capabilities into one system with open interfaces. It provides a robust foundation for automating container handling operations regardless of the vendor, equipment type, operation mode or automation level at the terminal. The openness of the system is enabled by Kalmar Key, introduced two years ago.

Antti Kaunonen, president of Kalmar Automation Solutions, said: "Kalmar One is the next step on our journey to promote openness in our industry. We want to speed up the industry transformation by offering a standardised system that allows customers to change the automation level of their operations at a pace that suits their business.”

The portfolio of automation products, from process automation to fully automated moves, allows customers to choose the level of automation they wish to deploy based on their business requirements.

Mr Kaunonen added: “One of the most important factors holding back our industry is the lack of global commercial standards for terminal automation. Our automation system brings clarity to the automation offering and enables customers to take ownership of their terminal’s automation journey.”

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