Also at TOC Europe in Hamburg on June 14, 2016 Konecranes introduced a new Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) crane: Boxporter.
According to a company statement, the new crane “offers the clearest view in intermodal container handling with its “smarter cabin”, which gives the operator superb visibility and comfort. It also gives the operator an extended view to truck and train loading and unloading and container stacking thanks to video and control information displayed on the cabin monitor.”
Konecranes has been delivering RMG cranes to intermodal operators for many years and the new Boxporter is built on a modular design approach that provides the benefits of standardisation. The goal is a fast delivery time, high container handling productivity, excellent reliability, low maintenance and long service life. There is also an evolution path to remote operation and full automation.
Intermodal container handling has special requirements for lifting equipment. A core requirement is excellent visibility. The greater the crane operator’s ability to see clearly from the cabin, the greater his ability to perform his work safely and productively. Boxporter offers the clearest view in intermodal, thanks to its “smarter cabin” offering clear sightlines and its cabin monitor that extends the operator’s view to the handling action with an advanced user interface derived from Konecranes remote operating station technology from Automated Stacking Crane systems.
The Boxporter Active Load Control (ALC) system is an integrated sway prevention and fine positioning system that allows the operator to move the spreader, not the crane, when carrying out most loading and unloading tasks.