Cargotec's intermodal handling equipments are used all around the globe. An intermodal terminal by definition, is a link between roads and railways or railways and seaports. The company Cargotech provides innovative solutions, whether there is a need for machine to handle swap bodies, containers or trailers.
Reach stackers are among the most popular equipment utilized in intermodal operations as they offer excellent flexibility and speed. One or two rail tracks are capable of being accessed from the side. Moreover, lift trucks which have extended gantry spreaders could be utilized for accessing the first rail.
RTG cranes are normally the ideal choice for handling containers or trailers on railcars. Approximately up to 4 rail tracks are able to be simultaneously covered. Moreover, containers could be stored at the side of the rail tracks. If high numbers of railcars are handled systematically, RTG cranes are really effective.
Commonly utilized in large rail operations, RMG cranes are chosen as several tracks are able to be simultaneously covered. Road traffic has the option of easily being separated using cantilevered RMG cranes for more efficiency.
On handling container railcars, straddle carriers are normally used. In order for this operation to be successful, an on-dock rail yard must be located within a short distance 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 small and medium sized ports. Reach stacker technology that offers excellent performance benefits whilst reducing overall lifecycle costs is the best type of investment.
Amongst the best reach stackers ever built are the Cargotec Kalmar DRF models. They are among the most innovative and carry a solid reputation within the industry, being known for their great performance. They have a computer control system which helps prevent gearbox and engine damage as well as lessening the fuel use. These models offer smooth automatic gear shift and driver controls, along with low emission levels. They are available in a range of options and different units. Combinations comprise top-lift and combi-lift configurations.