Cargotec's intermodal handling machines are used all over the world. An intermodal terminal by definition, is a link between roads and railways or seaports and railways. Cargotech offers innovative solutions, whether there is a need for machine to handle swap bodies, containers or trailers.
Reach stackers are one of the most popular machinery utilized in intermodal operations since they offer great speed and flexibility. Two or one rail track can be accessed from the side. What's more, lift trucks which have extended gantry spreaders are able to be utilized for accessing the first rail.
RTG cranes are normally the best alternative for handling containers or trailers on railcars. Approximately up to 4 rail tracks could be simultaneously covered. Additionally, containers are also able to be stored at the side of the rail tracks. When many railcars are systematically handled, RTG cranes are most effective.
Commonly used in huge rail operations, RMG cranes are chosen as several tracks are able to be covered simultaneously. Road traffic has the option of being separated easily utilizing cantilevered RMG cranes for extra efficiency.
On handling container railcars, straddle carriers are normally used. In order for this operation to be successful, an on-dock rail yard has to be situated near the main container yard so that things could remain economical.
Handling containers by utilizing reach stackers is among the most flexible and best solutions for multi-purpose terminals and small and medium sized ports. Reach stacker technology which provides exceptional performance advantages while lessening overall lifecycle costs is the best type of investment.
Among the best reach stackers ever built are the Cargotec Kalmar DRF units. 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 reducing the fuel use. These units provide smooth drive controls and automatic gear shift, as well as low emission levels. They are available in a range of options and various units. Combinations consist of combi-lift and top-lift configurations.