Graphene sensing solutions for cargo monitoring developed in Geelong. Set to improve cargo monitoring productivity for Australia’s trucking industry.
Imagine Intelligent Materials Limited, a leading Australian advanced manufacturing company, developing large scaled sensing systems using graphene, and MTAW Group, one of Australia’s leading providers of bulk transport and warehousing have signed an MoU to develop cargo sensing for the next generation of trucks.
Under the agreement, MTAW Group is providing Imagine with a truck that will utilise Imagine’s sensing surfaces to provide real time data on cargo movement, weight and other key factors. Through this partnership, Imagine anticipates being able to fine tune its data capture systems, and develop solutions that focus on delivering into the needs of trucking fleet operators.
Imagine’s solution for trucks is anticipated to improve efficiency, quality of service and safety. It has been developed to enable measurement and reporting on load rate, unload times and wait time spent in the warehouse or terminal. Imagine’s quality of service solution is designed to monitor goods arrival time and integrity, and to monitor for theft. This will be achieved by Imagine’s sensing system providing reports on total weight, changes over time, and variations in weight distribution in the cargo space.
Jaakko Kaidesoja, President of Imagine, said, “I have a real understanding of the challenges faced by logistics operators, as a result of having run logistics for the largest trucking operator in Finland, Posti Group. One of my objectives, when I joined Imagine, was to figure out how to develop a highly competitive and functional solution to address the challenges that I was personally aware of and to ensure that we could deliver them cost effectively for truck operators like MTAW. Being able to develop a solution in partnership with an operator is critical because you never know as much as your customer about their challenges. This relationship will enable Imagine to fast track solutions development”.
Imagine’s breakthrough sensing solution generates valuable data from the whole of a surface utilising imgne® X3 graphene coatings and Imagine’s edge-based signal processing devices. This combination, applied in logistics means that valuable information will be harvested from surfaces, in real time, on pressure, moisture, stress and temperature.”
Source: Imagine Intelligent Materials