A new ship unloader has been installed in a coke bunker plant on the site of Salzgitter Flachstahl in Salzgitter, Germany. The bunker is being loaded either from ship stowages on the canal site or from train wagons on the land side. It is divided into several bunker bins, whose volume can now be determined by 3D laser technology.In order to determine the exact bunker volume contact-less measuring systems by LASE have been applied. They are highly suitable because of their high accuracy, high reproducibility and the robust design. Two 2D laser scanners of the LASE 2000D-11x Series are mounted on the main girder of the ship unloader, such that their scan planes are projected vertically downwards and parallel to the main girder. Both laser scanners deliver 2D profiles where the cross section of the bunker below them is shown.The laser measurement system starts measuring automatically at crane travel and being actuated by a SPS. During crane travel the created 2D profiles are collected and converted into a 3D volume model by the discharging position. Thus the volume of totally eight bunkers is updated permanently and the calculated result is displayed on screen. For the determination of the exact volume even the separating walls or other objects can be excluded from the calculation through suppression areas.The system can be operated intuitively due to user-oriented dialogue control and configuration wizards for simple commissioning. The application has great versatility and can be used for volume and profile measurements in several bunker plant types. This specific software derives from the product line CEWS Bulk Volume Module and distinguishes oneself in the use within rough industrial environments.
Sinn Féin town councillor in Carrickmacross Matt Carthy, who was given a copy of the letter by the student, made representations to SUSI.I cannot believe that I had to write to SUSI to explain to them that €46,661 is in fact lower than €54,240.Carthy was quick to say that while the letter may appear to be a funny occurrence, it is no laughing matter.“On the face of it, the letter this student received is a funny mistake. However, that hides the fact that the students in this family; and the many others that are put through hoops due to administrative errors, are in great financial difficulty while they await payment of their grant. “Quite simply it is not good enough for any government agency to make mistakes of this nature,“While occurrences like this are rarer than they had been twelve months ago the truth is that they shouldn’t be happening at all.”SUSI had not responded to a request for comment.Read: Students were “put through the mill” by SUSIRead: 59,000 new grant applications received by SUSI ahead of deadline THE BODY WHICH awards grants to students rejected a claim from a student, despite the application being well below the income threshold.SUSI sent the unnamed student a letter this week saying that their application had been denied because the family income was over the €54,240 threshold. That is despite saying that the income is €46,661, some €7,629 below the threshold.The letter, which is signed by a manager at the awarding body, which has already endured a torrid time with awarding grants since being established last year.