The intermodal handling equipment designed and engineered by Cargotec is commonly used all over the world. By definition, an intermodal terminal refers to a link between seaport and railway or between road and railway. Cargotech provides innovative solutions, whether there is a need for machine to handle swap bodies, containers or trailers.
Among the most common machines used in intermodal operations are reach stackers. This is because of their overall flexibility and extreme speed. Two or one rail track can be accessed from the side. Moreover, lift trucks which have extended gantry spreaders can be used for accessing the first rail.
RTG cranes are normally the best option for handling trailers or containers on railcars. Around up to 4 rail tracks could be simultaneously covered. Moreover, containers are also able to be stored at the side of the rail tracks. If high numbers of railcars are systematically handled, RTG cranes are really effective.
Normally used in huge rail operations, RMG cranes are chosen since several tracks could be simultaneously covered. Road traffic has the option of being separated easily with cantilevered RMG cranes for extra efficiency.
On handling container railcars, straddle carriers are usually utilized. In order for this operation to be a success, 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 among 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 exceptional performance benefits while reducing overall lifecycle expenses is the best type of investment.
The Cargotec Kalmar DRF units are among the best reach stackers ever built. They are known for their remarkable performance known in the industry. They have a computer control system that helps prevent engine and gearbox damage as well as lessening the fuel consumption. These units provide smooth automatic gear shift and driver controls, along with low emission levels. They are available in a range of options and various units. Combinations consist of top-lift and combi-lift configurations.