Konecranes has announced that it will be introducing a new rail mounted gantry crane (RMG) to market: Boxporter at TOC Europe in Hamburg, Germany on June 14, 2016.
This new crane offers the clearest view in intermodal container handling with its ‘smarter cabin’, which gives the operator superb visibility and comfort. It also gives the operator an extended view to truck and train loading and unloading and container stacking as a result of video and control information displayed on the cabin monitor.
Konecranes has been delivering RMG cranes to intermodal operators for many years and the new Boxporter RMG is the result of customer feedback and systematic study of field use conditions.
Boxporter is built on a modular design approach that provides the efficiency benefits of standardisation while giving the customer great scope for tailoring with optional features.
The goal is a fast delivery time, high container handling productivity, strong reliability, low maintenance and long service life. There is also an evolution path to remote operation and full automation.
The intermodal container handling environment has special requirements for lifting equipment. A core requirement is excellent visibility.
The greater the crane operator’s ability to see clearly from the cabin, the greater his ability to perform his work safely and productively.
An intermodal RMG needs to be very productive and Boxporter meets that requirement with its Active Load Control (ALC) system.
ALC is an integrated sway prevention and fine positioning system that allows the operator to move the spreader, not the crane, when carrying out most loading and unloading tasks.
The Boxporter RMG comes with TRUCONNECT, a remote service that brings together the relevant crane usage data for informed decision-making through a single graphical interface