A quality control system for logistic ports goods movable harbor cranes based on internet of things and deep learning

Ahmed Hatem Awad, Mohamed Sabry Saraya, Mohamed Shrief Mostafa Elksasy, Amr M. T. Ali-Eldin, Mohamed Moawad Abdelsalam


The growth of commercial activity and the transportation of goods around the world has increased the challenges of stevedoring within ports. In case of loading and unloading ships safely, quickly, and efficiently, goods movable harbor cranes play an important role. This work aims to propose an industrial internet of things (IIoT)-based quality control system for logistic services ports goods movable harbor crane (QC-GMHC). The GMHC system based on using programmable logic controller (PLC), along with a multi-sensor data collecting system. Several operations have been done to establish the QC-GMHC system as: GMHC sensors real-time data storage, and data sharing; monitoring the GMHC status (remote-local); and the efficiency reporting. In order to validate the proposed system’s hardware, it was used in an already operational GMHC for six months, during which data were collected and analyzed. The results revealed that the proposed hardware system worked efficiently for 24 hours. To forecast the efficiency of the GMHC, a deep learning (DL) conventional long short-term memory (LSTM) and neural network model was trained and validated using synthetic data generated from acquired real data. The results showed that QC-GMHC can calculate efficiency with an accuracy of 80%, which is sufficient for our application.


Deep learning; Goods moveable harbor crane; Industrial internet of thimgs; Long short-term memory; Recurrent neural network

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v33.i2.pp862-878


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The Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (IJEECS)
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