The intermodal handling equipment engineered and designed by the company Cargotec is commonly used all around the globe. By definition, an intermodal terminal is a link between railway and seaport or between railway and road. Cargotech provides innovative solutions, whether there is a need for equipment to handle swap bodies, containers or trailers.
Amongst the most common equipments used in intermodal operations are reach stackers. This is because of their overall flexibility and extreme speed. One or two rail tracks can be accessed from the side. Furthermore, lift trucks which have extended gantry spreaders are able to be used for accessing the first rail.
RTG cranes are often the ideal option for handling trailers or containers on railcars. Around up to 4 rail tracks can be simultaneously covered. Furthermore, containers are also able to be stored at the side of the rail tracks. When high numbers of railcars are handled systematically, RTG cranes are really effective.
RMG cranes are normally used in big rail operations chosen because several tracks are able to be covered simultaneously. Road traffic has the option of easily being separated using cantilevered RMG cranes for extra efficiency.
On handling container railcars, straddle carriers are normally used. In order for this operation to be a success, an on-dock rail yard must be situated in close proximity to the main container yard so that things can remain economical.
Reach stackers are among the most flexible and best solutions for handling containers on small and medium sized ports and for multi-purpose terminals. Reach stacker technology which offers exceptional performance benefits while reducing overall lifecycle costs is the most brilliant kind of investment.
The Cargotec Kalmar DRF models are among the best reach stackers ever made. They are known for their great performance known throughout the business. They have a computer control system which reduces fuel consumption and helps prevent gearbox and engine damage. These units offer smooth drive controls and automatic gear shift, along with low emission levels. They are available in a range of options and various models. Combinations comprise top-lift and combi-lift configurations.