Global Patent Index - EP 0996940 A1

EP 0996940 A1 20000503 - CARGO TRANSFER SAFETY SYSTEM

Title (en)

CARGO TRANSFER SAFETY SYSTEM

Title (de)

SICHERHEITSSYSTEM ZUM TRANSFER VON KARGOS

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE SECURITE POUR LE TRANSFERT DE CARGAISON

Publication

EP 0996940 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98937889 A

Priority

  • NZ 9800113 W
  • NZ 32840697 A
  • NZ 32867397 A
  • NZ 32928797 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9905656A1] The invention relates to a cargo transfer system (200) that provides improved safety for users. When a cargo item (304) is being transferred from a transport vessel (300) to loading area (306), the system (200) provides a warning of the impeding delivery of the cargo item (304) to persons in the loading area (306). Similarly, when cargo item (304) is being transferred onto vessel (300), a warning is provided to persons in the relevant area (306) of the vessel (300). The system uses sensors (226, 228, /10, 12, 40) provided adjacent to the side of a ship (300) to indicate the presence of the cargo item (304) to a programmable logic controller (PLC) which activates a strobe (53) and siren (57) to provide a warning to people in the hold or on shore (306). The system also makes provision for the position of the boom (206) of a crane (200) that loads or unloads cargo items (304) to be monitored by the PLC to provide an indication of cargo item (304) approaching the hold of the ship (300) or approaching the shore (306).

IPC 1-7

G08B 1/08; B65G 67/60; B66C 15/04; G08B 21/00

IPC 8 full level

B65G 67/60 (2006.01); B66C 15/04 (2006.01); B66C 15/06 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

B65G 67/603 (2013.01); B66C 15/045 (2013.01); B66C 15/065 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE GB NL

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 9905656 A1 19990204; AU 753378 B2 20021017; AU 8653298 A 19990216; EP 0996940 A1 20000503; EP 0996940 A4 20010321

DOCDB simple family (application)

NZ 9800113 W 19980723; AU 8653298 A 19980723; EP 98937889 A 19980723