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Kalmar TLS

The brains behind automation

The key to realizing the full potential of your automation solutions is ensuring your automated equipment and terminal operating system (TOS) work in harmony and can handle the exceptions typical in your operations. Kalmar’s equipment control system TLS conducts planning, routing and execution for automated operations based on orders from the TOS.

Intelligent interface 

As the most flexible and widely adopted equipment control system, the common automation platform TLS ensures a shared interface for all Kalmar automated equipment. TLS integrates your automated equipment, process automation solutions and access control, safety and fault monitoring systems. TLS is pre-integrated with Navis N4 and Kalmar equipment, but supports any brand TOS and any brand equipment. The pre-integration ensures productivity and performance from day 1.

Kalmar’s equipment control system TLS conducts planning, routing and execution for automated operations based on the orders from the TOS. TLS controls and monitors both your equipment fleet as a whole and individual machines to enable optimal efficiency. Based on the container moves received from the TOS, TLS schedules and executes equipment moves based on its knowledge of the position and status of each machine. TLS then assigns the most appropriate machine for each move. The system determines the time and order of delivery within the constraints of your ship-to-shore workflow.

TLS combines the advanced technologies of Kalmar and Asciano terminal logistic systems. It has been proven at different terminals worldwide since 2000, interfacing with all types of equipment, including automated stacking cranes, AutoShuttles, AutoStrads, automated guided vehicles, and ship-to-shore and rubber-tire gantry cranes. TLS is the first to feature a 3D interface for operators, giving them better insight into their operations while also reducing the required training time.