Bromma, a crane spreader specialist, has released findings that show a significant difference in the durability of port equipment on the market.
‘Structural Durability’, Bromma’s newly-published white paper, provides a theoretical overview of the parameters influencing structural durability of equipment used in a port environment as well as a practical example where twistlock pins from different sources have been evaluated.
The paper’s authors, Jerker Lindström, Structural Design Expert, and Lars Meurling, VP Marketing, have raised concerns about the significant differences in durability that exist between genuine parts and alternatives available on the market.
The white paper has revealed that the maintenance instructions from the original equipment manufacturer is based on “genuine” components, and that the owner of equipment should consider revising maintenance plans when non-genuine parts are used or thoroughly verify equal performance as the original parts.
Read a Port Technology technical paper by Bromma on the developments in container weight verification
Bromma has delivered crane spreaders to 500 terminals in 90 nations on 6 continents.
Its spreaders are in service at 99 out of the world’s largest 100 container ports.