Automated container conditioning monitoring from Finland
Finland-based ConexBird uses vibration and oscillation technology to determine the condition of the cargo and tank container automatically. Invented and patented by Teuvo Heikkilä, co-founder and CEO of ConexBird, the system takes vibration footprint of a container (with or without cargo) that can be compared with subsequent readings to determine whether there has been any change in the condition of either.
ConexBird has developed different options for portable and spreader-based hardware that collects this data, which is then sent wirelessly to a cloud application for analysis and reporting.
ConexBird said it has collected data on “tens to hundreds” of tank containers to date.
From the data, ConexBird generates a ‘mechanical age’ for the structure of each container and an estimate of repair costs over the next few years based on that condition. An advantage of using vibration and oscillation technology is that it can detect and assess structural issues beneath the paint.
“We are very pleased to show the world what can be done with ConexBird’s solution. ConexBird’s mission is to make container logistics faster, smarter and greener,” it said.
For more information visit www.conexbird.com
4th October 2021