Cargotec's intermodal handling machines are used all around the globe. An intermodal terminal by definition, is a link between railways and roads or seaports and railways. The company Cargotech provides innovative solutions, whether there is a need for machine to handle swap bodies, containers or trailers.
Amongst the most popular machinery used in intermodal operations are reach stackers. This is because of their extreme speed and overall flexibility. One or two rail tracks can be accessed from the side. Additionally, lift trucks which have extended gantry spreaders can be utilized for accessing the first rail.
RTG cranes are ideal for work on handling containers, trailers, and on railcars. This machine can roughly 4 trail tracks simultaneously. In addition, containers are also able to be stored at the side of the rail tracks. If many railcars are handled systematically, RTG cranes are really effective.
RMG cranes are normally utilized in huge rail operations chosen as several tracks can be simultaneously covered. Road traffic has the option of easily being separated with cantilevered RMG cranes for extra efficiency.
On handling container railcars, straddle carriers are normally utilized. In order for this operation to be successful, an on-dock rail yard should be located in close proximity to the main container yard so that things could remain economical.
Handling containers by utilizing reach stackers is amongst the best and most flexible solutions for multi-purpose terminals and medium and small sized ports. Reach stacker technology which provides superb performance advantages while lessening overall lifecycle costs is the best type of investment.
The Cargotec Kalmar DRF models are some of the best reach stackers ever made. They are known for their great performance known in the industry. They have a computer control system which helps prevent gearbox and engine damage as well as reducing the fuel consumption. These units offer smooth drive controls and automatic gear shift, along with low emission levels. They are available in a range of options and a range of models. Combinations include top-lift and combi-lift configurations.