PEINER’s bulk handling solution for box cranes

The grabs are the largest radio-controlled, single-rope grabs ever built by the German company The grabs are the largest radio-controlled, single-rope grabs ever built by the German company

PEINER SMAG Lifting Technologies (PSLT) has introduced high-volume, radio-controlled, single-rope grabs (EGF 60) for operations with container cranes at the Port of Aarhus, Denmark’s biggest container port.

The grabs, which are designated for handling animal feed, wood pellets and wood chips at the port, are the largest radio-controlled, single-rope grabs ever built by the German company.

Each grab has a volume of 32 m³, ensuring it can use the existing crane’s lifting capacity even during grab operation.

As well as being equipped  with special cylinders, the grabs have a sensor attachment transmitting actual operational states to the crane controls and crane driver by wireless communication, as well as a universal suspension allowing both lengthways and crosswise operations.

The products also come with an adapter unit in the form of special load traverses to connect the grab with the crane headblock, with the traverses also offering several extra features such as a proximity sensor, light and camera systems, control cabinets and electrical plugs.

The EGF 60 also comes with an intelligent climbing assistance system and a unique locking system which reduces the grab height.

The grab shell can be fixed in position by hand without the use of tools, meaning that the grab height is reduced by half.

Smaller PEINER radio-controlled, single-rope grab EGFs have been successfully used onboard bulk carriers during the last 15 years.

Jens Hvidegaard Dissing, project manager at the Port of Aarhus, said: “Our goal was to have an intelligent solution for our container cranes, with significant better efficiency in terms of speed and handling volume.

“We had an idea, and we found the right product: a PEINER radio controlled single-rope grab, that combines all the required features, together with additional benefits to meet today’s material handling challenges in the port of Aarhus.”

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