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The majority of global trade moves in standard containers. To keep up with high volume 24/7/365, sea and river container terminals but also railway and road terminals need efficient and reliable electrical powered container handling equipment that will thrive in harsh environments. Energy and data transmission systems play a critical role in powering Ship-to-Shore Cranes, Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes ( RMG), and Rubber Tired Gantries ( RTG). Larger container vessels need larger, faster, more reliable container cranes, which drives even more reliance on state-of-the-art electrical components. Automated “ports of the future” will require new types of container handling equipment and new approaches to energy and data transmission. To reduce fossil fuel consumption and air pollution, ports are converting their container handling equipment from combustion engines to electric drives.
Conductix-Wampfler has decades of experience and know-how in the container handling industry. We offer reliable, practical, and customized solutions for the electrification of cranes and other port machinery. Our customers’ global activities are supported with our turnkey systems and strong after-sale service from our worldwide sales and engineering network. We offer:
Motor-Driven Cable Reels – customized, with magnetic or variable frequency drives to manage long travel main power supply and data cables on STS and RMG cranes. Continuous energy and data transmission is guaranteed by special slip ring assemblies and fiber optic transmitters. Motorized cable reels handle the fast vertical motions of spreader cables and are one solution to convert diesel powered RTGs to electric “ E-RTGs”.
Cable Festoon Systems – durable and reliable; motorized or non-motorized to manage cross-travel power and data cables on container cranes.
Energy Guiding Chains – can also manage cables for cranes cross-travel and even crane runway cables, especially when multiple cables are used.
Conductor Rail Systems – specially designed to power electric “ E- RTGs” that replace diesel-powered RTGs. The newest Drive-In system that is working fully automatic without any pneumatic or hydraulic components is available alongside with traditional Plug-In styles. Conductor bars can provide power for crane cross-travel in combination with a dedicated data transfer systems. Trench-mounted high voltage conductor rail systems provide power for STS container crane runway travel. High amperage conductor rail systems are an alternative to cable reels for STS container cranes.
Inductive Power Transfer (IPT®) – state-of-the-art inductive charging solutions ( IPT® Charge) for battery-powered, electrified port equipment such as AGVs and Straddle Carriers.
Cable Protection Systems – Trenchguard and CoverZip systems cover and protect cables that lay in trenches on the wharf.