TRUCK TRAFFIC CONTROL
Adding efficiencies on a site is necessary to meet customers’ needs and provide efficiencies for your operations. To complete the automation of any site, proper vehicle management and traffic flow is critical. Kahler has created a wide array of products designed to achieve these efficiencies, tied directly into your existing control systems. Kahler Automation’s Truck Traffic Control system is your total truck scale automation and integration solution.
Step One in traffic flow is ensuring the right vehicles get in and the wrong vehicles stay out. Whether through manual keypad entry or utilizing RFID readers, Kahler’s Truck Traffic Control system can control gates into your site and doors to receiving/loadout buildings. (Return to top)
The communication center is built around the Kahler mounting stand assembly, which was designed based on years of experience and applied knowledge, allowing key components to be mounted with ease. Created to be modular, Kahler’s Truck Traffic Control system allows you to choose the setup that best works for your individual site and needs.
As a driver arrives, he or she enters key information such as company and load data, linking it to the vehicle. A traffic light then signals, and a message board directs the driver where to proceed. The office master station intercom acts as an intercom and image display monitor, allowing the driver to be seen from the office.
The thermal-type printer system comes in a weatherproof enclosure (no building required to house it), making it easy for the driver to retrieve tickets. It prints an 8.5” wide ticket, with lengths varying based on label requirements. (Return to top)
An optional component within Truck Traffic Control is the camera system which provides the “eyes” on site. It can be used to avoid errors with scale readings, such as a vehicle not being completely on the scale when a weight is recorded, or to view drivers, or to monitor the operation of different equipment such as grain probes. (Return to top)
When a camera isn’t used to check a vehicle’s position relative to the scale, Kahler’s photo eye system is strongly encouraged. The photo eyes act much like those of a garage door, interrupting a weight recording if the beam is broken. The photo eye system ensures that the vehicle is properly positioned on the scale when a weight recording is taken. (Return to top)
Traffic lights provide a visual signal of when a vehicle is to move onto or off of a scale, into a building, or anywhere necessary on site. (Return to top)
A 60” message board allows the office to communicate with vehicles without needing drivers to leave the cab. Messages can be customized and typically provide load information and next destination. (Return to top)
The RFID system reads tags that are installed on vehicles, allowing for increased speed throughout the site. The RFID antennae scan vehicles and automatically send data to the accounting package, preventing costly errors and delays in payment and inventory management. (Return to top)
The hub of the Truck Traffic Control system is the software. Kahler specializes in software development with a staff of experienced engineers, and offers an array of standard software packages that allow for seamless accounting interfaces, as well as custom solutions tailored to your specific requirements. The Terminal Management 2 program acts the structural database for the automation package. Written and developed by the Kahler software team, it has proven itself in hundreds of facilities. (Return to top)