Conductix-Wampfler has continued to optimise the ‘Drive-In’ solution, in use since 2009 in RTG electrification.
The new ‘Drive-In L’ system features an extremely compact design, works completely without pneumatic or hydraulic components and is currently the lightest on the market, enabling its use for any type of RTG cranes, including those with little space for additional components.
First introduced in September at the TOC Middle East in Dubai, the ‘Drive-In L’ received great response from customers and is expected to set completely new standards in the market of RTG electrification.
Claus Burger, Director of the E-RTG business unit at Conductix-Wampfler emphasised that this response proved the company has consistently understood their customers’ needs and realised an intelligent solution.
Thanks to its compact design, the ‘Drive-In L’ – unlike a diesel motor or generator – can be installed on both sides of the RTG, which makes it the most flexible solution of its type currently on the market. The drive-in or drive-out time of the RTG in the case of the ‘Drive-In L’ system is less than 20 seconds. A short drive-in zone also makes it possible to operate the RTG with power from the first row.
Additionally, this guarantees the compensation for tolerances resulting from moving the RTG into the container block or due to lifting and lowering. The procedure with ‘Drive-In L’ is fully automatic and controlled exclusively from the cabin of the RTG. No ground personnel are needed when switching blocks, which also improves work safety at the terminal.