Next year Vahle, a leader in quality mobile electrification systems, celebrates its 100th anniversary.
But the company is by no means resting on its laurels with the development of the new E-RTG System (Electrification of Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes).
As the sole Australian agent for the Vahle range of products, Cavotec Australia is spreading the word about this Vahle product developed for container terminals.
Most RTG cranes run on diesel-powered generators, which can be costly with high fuel prices.
By using the Vahle system, cranes can be driven between work bays as required in support of the ship to shore cranes.
So how does it work?
A telescopic horizontal arm is mounted to the RTG containing all the equipment required to power the RTG and integrated into the computer system via a PLC. This PLC also controls the steering to maintain the correct working distance from the powerail system, which is mounted on a steel structure over the length of each bay.
The RTG Electrification System reduces the diesel consumption per RTG by about 90 per cent by utilising the Vahle Powerail System in each bay that the RTG can drive in and out.
Thus the diesel powered generator is only required when travelling between bays.
The system can be mounted back-to-back accommodating two bays on one structure – subject to port layout.
The Vahle RTG Electrification System has a very short payback period at most busy ports with an expected life of 25 years. Maintenance is minimal.
Contact Cavotec Australia Pty Ltd for more information.
Cavotec Australia Pty Ltd
Ph: 02 4956 5788