Cavotec reels in the business
Cavotec's busy order book includes 30 power reels for Kone KCI RMGs at APM Terminals in Virginia; 20 power and control reels for stacker-reclaimers at Tianjin for China Engineering; 12 power reels for ZPMC STS cranes?the list goes on.
The Kone KCI order calls for a performance of 300 metres/minute and requires perfect control of the torque taking onto consideration fast accelerations and decelerations. The cable reel is designed to recover and payout cable using linear torque control with acceleration and deceleration compensation. This is achieved using a flux vector drive together with the feedback signal.
Cavotec and its motorised cable reels factory in Italy are manufacturing over 2,000 units per year with an increase of the volumes compared to 2004 of 37 %;
the main orders coming from the US and Far East. "We see a buoyant 2006 in the port terminals sector, " says group coo, Ottonel Popesco.
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