Strainstall's Container Weight System (CWS)™ seamlessly integrates load monitoring technology onto existing container handling equipment, with no operational impact to ports and terminals.
CWS™, specifically developed to meet the International Maritime Organisation's amendments to SOLAS safety guidelines, delivers accurate weight verification data in real-time, as part of a ports regular lifting cycle.
Fully configurable to your specific spreader based cargo handling equipment, CWS™ seamlessly integrates into existing terminal operating systems (TOS), giving a simple and automated process for producing verified gross mass (VGM) for SOLAS compliance.
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The award winning Container Weight System™
Port Technology International interviews Strainstall's managing director, Simon Everett, on the SOLAS VGM rules that ports and terminals need to know
Fully compatible container weighing solution
Strainstall’s CWS™ is designed to be retrofitted to existing container handling equipment with no modification required enabling quick and easy installation in about an hour. Working closely with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) CWS™ is fully adaptable to suit all the major crane and spreader manufacturers’ equipment.
The system can be retrofitted into the spreader headblock or at the twistlock making it a permanent feature of the container handling equipment with minimal wear. Alternatively, the twistlocks themselves can be replaced if 20ft twinlift spreaders are used.
|Different CWS™ configurations|
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Strainstall's CWS™ solution has been specifically developed to meet container weight verification regulations with minimal impact to port and terminal operations.
CWS™ has successfully achieved full Automatic Weighing Instruments EU-type approval from the National Measurements and Regulatory Office.
|Accuracy exceeds industry expectations and is a fully certified system||Full compliance to SOLAS regulations|
|Weight obtained during the normal lifting cycle||No delay to port or terminal operations|
|Retrofit solutions for all existing spreader based container handling systems||Flexible integrated solution|
|TLS can be used to extend twistlock service life based on lift data||Reduces ongoing twistlock replacement costs|
|Full TOS integration, with data output in various analogue / digital formats||Seamless process for producing VGM|
|Load pin non-consumable system||Low maintenance costs|
|Identifies eccentrically loaded and overloaded containers||Improved safety|
|Simple to install - no modification required to existing equipment||Reduced installation costs resulting in minimal downtime|
|Modular 'plug and play' spares system with no ongoing servicing||Minimises potential system downtime|
|Simple on-site calibrations with no need to remove the equipment||Low running costs and easy to maintain|
|No driver intervention required - fully automatic system||Eliminates potential for human error, no training required|
|Rugged proven technology - vibration and shock resistant||Highly reliable for long life and low maintenance|
|On-board data logging||Historical data available for analysis and a backup to TOS system|
|Wireless system options||Quick installation and eliminates the risk of cable damage|
|Optional 3G / 4G modem for remote access||Enables remote commissioning, operational support and upgrades|
|Small and lightweight system with minimal power requirements||Simplifies installation|
Successful trials prove Strainstall's Container Weight System™ delivers extremely high accuracy levels.
Successful trials of the latest generation Container Weight System™ at some of Europe's largest container terminals have resulted in 100% of all data points falling within ± 300 kgs up to 20 tonne and 1.5% of the load beyond 20 tonne - giving you full confidence in the performance of CWS™ to ensure SOLAS compliance.
Download the full CWS™ trial report (2.6MB).