Ship-to-shore crane manufacturer ZPMC has chosen Cavotec to deliver Radio Remote Control (RRC) units for its cranes in Tangier, Qingdao and Yangshen.
At these terminals, ZPMC’s cranes are operated remotely from a control room and staff are not permitted near the cranes while they are in use.
However, during commissioning and maintenance, operators are required to control the cranes on-site, exposing them to potentially hazardous situations.
Cavotec engineered and supplied 29 RRC systems with transmitter and receiver units that enable operators to control the cranes from a safe distance during commissioning and maintenance operations.
Cavotec claims the RRC systems incorporate an emergency stop function, one of the best battery capacities on the market, and a highly ergonomic design.
The company also claims the systems ensure that personnel are safe during commissioning and maintenance operations, while at the same time minimising costs and downtime, and avoiding potential damage to cranes, ships, and port vehicles.