The intermodal handling machine engineered and designed by Cargotec is commonly used all over the world. By definition, an intermodal terminal is a link between seaport and railway or between railway and road. Cargotech provides innovative solutions, whether there is a need for machine to handle trailers, swap bodies or containers.
Reach stackers are amongst the most popular equipment used in intermodal operations as they offer excellent flexibility and speed. One or two rail tracks could be accessed from the side. Moreover, lift trucks which have extended gantry spreaders are able to be utilized for accessing the first rail.
RTG cranes are often the best option for handling containers or trailers on railcars. Roughly up to 4 rail tracks are able to be simultaneously covered. Additionally, containers could be stored at the side of the rail tracks. When high numbers of railcars are systematically handled, RTG cranes are really effective.
Commonly used in huge rail operations, RMG cranes are chosen as several tracks are able to be covered simultaneously. Road traffic has the option of being separated easily using cantilevered RMG cranes for more efficiency.
On handling container railcars, straddle carriers are commonly used. In order for this operation to be successful, an on-dock rail yard must be situated near the main container yard so that things could remain economical.
Handling containers by utilizing reach stackers is among the best and most flexible solutions for multi-purpose terminals and medium and small sized ports. Reach stacker technology that provides superb performance benefits while reducing overall lifecycle expenses is the best type of investment.
The Cargotec Kalmar DRF units are some of the best reach stackers ever made. They are known for their great performance known in the industry. They have a computer control system that helps prevent engine and gearbox damage and reducing the fuel use. These units provide smooth drive controls and automatic gear shift, as well as low emission levels. They are available in a variety of options and different units. Combinations consist of combi-lift and top-lift configurations.