Chassis Positioning from Arck - May 2008

France-based Arck Sensor has recently installed a new chassis positioning ...


Press release in WORLDCARGO NEWS - May 2008

France-based Arck Sensor has recently installed a new chassis positioning system on two Kalmar ship-to-shore container cranes at the Port of Helsingborg. The system, developed in cooperation with Netherlands-based electrical drives and control systems manufacturer TES Industrial Systems, was initially installed on one of the cranes, but proved so successful that the port exercised an option to fit it to the second one as well.

The terminal positioning sensors are mounted in the centre of the crane above the landside rail at a height of around 1500 mm and at a slightly inclined angle to allow moisture to escape through their drainage holes, while the chassis are fitted with beacons, one on each side. The sensors are connected to Profibus with a gateway, facilitating communication to the crane PLC, and a traffic light system allows the tractor driver to stop in the correct position.

Arck has also come up with the new SPICA sensor for container detection and positioning, which has been successfully installed on an automated rail mounted stacking crane from ZPMC, fitted with Yaskawa drives, at Waigaoqiao, Shanghai. SPICA detectors are installed at each corner of the spreader (one per corner) and ensure that the containers are stacked in perfect alignment. The sensors and central calculator are completely protected in a special steel housing to avoid any damage. The housing has rubber silent blocks and was tested against vibrations and shocks at the CNES laboratory in Toulouse, France, which is dedicated to space industry. Currently Arck is working on a new project to fit detection and positioning sensors to a tandem spreader, also in a Chinese port.

New anti-collision sensor from Arck - Feb.2011

France-based Arck Sensor has introduced a new system to prevent collisions ...

Exhibition at ALUMINIUM 2012

09-11 October 2012 / Düsseldorf, Germany

Exhibition at TOC Europe 2012

12-14 June 2012
Antwerp, Belgium


Exhibition at TOC Asia 2012

13-15 March 2012 

Exhibition at ALUMINIUM China 2011

July 13 - 15, 2011
Shanghai New International Expo Centre

ARCK SENSOR is presenting a pinhole detector to be installed at the exit of the aluminium foil separator.

Exhibition at TOC Europe 7-9 June 2011 Antwerp, Belgium

Visit us our booth n° D32 at TOC EUROPE 2011 in Antwerp, Belgium.

We will present you our new sensor dedicated to Quay Crane Boom to Vessel anti-collision :

Exhibition at ALUMINIUM 2010

Exhibition at TOC Europe 8-10 June 2010 Valencia, Spain

Visit us at TOC EUROPE Valencia, Spain.


Exhibition at TOC Europe 16-18 June 2009 Bremen, Germany

Arck Sensor will exhibit for the 13th time at the Terminal Operations and Conference EUROPE event : The Shipping, Ports and Terminals Event for EUROPE. 
For the first time at TOC Europe, Technical Workshops and Seminars will be offered free-to-attend for all visitors at TOC Europe 2009.

Information note : upgrade to our range of infrared beacons - February 2009


More orders for Arck - June 2008

France-based Arck Sensor is understood to have another order... 

Chassis Positioning from Arck - May 2008

France-based Arck Sensor has recently installed a new chassis positioning ...

Pin-hole detection on a continuous strip : a new improving process to fully cover the sheet - December 2006

Innovative pin-hole detector : Arck Sensor proposes an automatic detector called CEPHEE …

Drive monitoring and productivity - June 2006

Crane monitoring systems can help improve productivity as well as crane maintenance.

Quayside crane productivity is a key performance indicator for terminal operators, yet many have surprisingly little data on actual crane performance... 

Arck Sensor formed - May 2006

Arck Sensor is a new company formed recently by France-based Arck Electronique, part of Groupe Arck Ingénierie (GAI), in conjunction with Marc Brouant, ...

New Arck Sensors - July 2004

France-based Arck Electronique is set to introduce a new sway/skew ...

Spread that market share - April 2004

World Port Development takes an in-depth look at the world of the spreader and components: When describing the spreader market three words spring to mind: buoyant, innovative and competitive.

Sirrah sensors increase crane productivity - Winter 1999

The continuous increase in container traffic also requires more accurate and more efficient container cranes. Performance can be improved in different ways but the most important factor is to avoid waste of time by decreasing the transfer time of the container from the vessel to the quay. 

Réalisation SYSTONIC 2008