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  • TMEIC provides automation systems for RMG’s at Global Container Terminals in Bayonne, N.J.

Roanoke, Virginia. (January 9, 2014) 

TMEIC is providing the systems for twenty Konecranes automatic rail mounted gantry (RMG) cranes, as part of the expansion of the Global Container Terminals’ facility in Bayonne, New Jersey.  
 
By go-live in Q2, 2014, the expansion will increase the terminal’s capacity to 1.1 million lifts per year at build out, making it the most technologically advanced facility on the US East Coast.
 
Each rail mounted gantry crane is eighty feet high, has a lifting capacity of forty tons and can stack containers five high.  
 
The RMG cranes use TMEIC’s reliable TMdrive-10e2 variable frequency drives as part of MaxSpeed® advanced crane control system platform.
 
The cranes will also feature the advanced MaxView® optical guidance systems, and the CraneDirector™ system to coordinate the interface with the NAVIS Terminal Operating System.  
 
The automation system allows a choice of local autonomous or remote control operation.  
 
A fiber optic network is used to link all crane functions with the central control room and the terminal computer.

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