Cargotec's intermodal handling equipments are utilized all around the globe. An intermodal terminal by definition, is a link between roads and railways or railways and seaports. Cargotech provides innovative solutions, whether there is a need for machine to handle trailers, swap bodies or containers.
One of the most common machines used in intermodal operations are reach stackers. This is because of their extreme speed and overall flexibility. Two or one rail track are capable of being accessed from the side. As well, lift trucks that have extended gantry spreaders can be used for accessing the first rail.
RTG cranes are ideal for work on handling containers, trailers, and on railcars. This machinery can approximately 4 trail tracks simultaneously. Additionally, containers could be stored at the side of the rail tracks. When many railcars are systematically handled, RTG cranes are really effective.
Usually used in large rail operations, RMG cranes are chosen because several tracks could be covered simultaneously. Road traffic has the option of easily being separated utilizing cantilevered RMG cranes for more efficiency.
Straddle carriers are able to be used on railcars when handling containers. In order for this operation to be successful, an on-dock rail yard should be located within a short distance to the main container yard in order for things to remain economical.
Reach stackers are amongst 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 superb performance advantages whilst reducing overall lifecycle costs is the most brilliant kind of investment.
Some of the best reach stackers ever built are the Cargotec Kalmar DRF models. 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 lessens fuel consumption and helps prevent engine and gearbox 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 different units. Combinations consist of top-lift and combi-lift configurations.