New generation of Kalmar shuttle and straddle carriers

Kalmar next-generation equipment Kalmar's next-generation machines feature new mobile drives, a redesigned battery system and electrical system and a more spacious electric cabinet layout
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Kalmar has launched its latest-generation shuttle and straddle carriers for increased reliability, productivity and safety during container handling.

The next-generation machines feature new mobile drives for reliability in harsh working conditions; a redesigned battery system to improve starting reliability; a redesigned electrical system for the upper frame and spreader with fewer cables and connection points; and a more spacious electric cabinet layout for easier and faster maintenance and improved reliability.

Mikko Mononen, vice president, Intelligent Horizontal Transportation at Kalmar, said: "This new generation of shuttle and straddle carriers represents a huge leap forward in many different ways.”

He stressed that “the built-in automation capability will support the increasing number of terminals around the world that are adopting automated equipment in order to improve efficiency and productivity.”

DCT Gdansk order

Kalmar has also signed a deal with Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk to supply five customised electrically powered rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs).

The zero emission RTGs, each with a lifting capacity of 41t, will join the terminal’s existing fleet of 35 RTG cranes, two of which are Kalmar machines.

With a fully electric power system, the machines produce no emissions or engine noise at source and eliminate the need for hydraulic oil, said Kalmar.

Included in the machines will be a machine-vision-based anti-sway system with an extended camera system to assist the operator, as well as the Kalmar SmartRail automated gantry steering solution, Kalmar SmartFleet process automation solution and Kalmar SmartProfile spreader anti-collision system.

The order is scheduled to take place in early 2019.


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