Cargotec's intermodal handling machines are utilized all around the world. An intermodal terminal by definition, refers to a link between roads and railways or railways and seaports. Cargotech offers innovative solutions, whether there is a need for equipment to handle trailers, swap bodies or containers.
Reach stackers are one of the most popular equipment utilized in intermodal operations since they provide great flexibility and speed. One or two rail tracks are capable of being accessed from the side. In addition, lift trucks which have extended gantry spreaders can be utilized for accessing the first rail.
RTG cranes are often the best choice for handling trailers or containers on railcars. About up to 4 rail tracks could be simultaneously covered. Moreover, containers can be stored at the side of the rail tracks. If lots of railcars are systematically handled, RTG cranes are really effective.
Commonly utilized in huge rail operations, RMG cranes are chosen because several tracks are able to be covered simultaneously. Road traffic has the option of easily being separated using cantilevered RMG cranes for more efficiency.
On handling container railcars, straddle carriers are normally utilized. In order for this operation to be a success, an on-dock rail yard should be located in close proximity to the main container yard in order for things to remain economical.
Handling containers by utilizing reach stackers is among the most flexible and best solutions for multi-purpose terminals and small and medium sized ports. Reach stacker technology which provides excellent performance advantages while lessening overall lifecycle expenses is the most brilliant type of investment.
Amongst the best reach stackers ever made are the Cargotec Kalmar DRF units. They are amongst the most innovative and carry a solid reputation in the industry, being known for their great performance. They have a computer control system which helps prevent gearbox and engine damage and lessening the fuel consumption. These units offer smooth automatic gear shift and driver controls, along with low emission levels. They are available in a variety of options and a range of models. Combinations include top-lift and combi-lift configurations.