Based in Australia, Conductix-Wampfler is the supplier of a range of products to deliver power and data to machine. A total of 13 existing diesel powered rubber tyre gantries and four new cranes in Hakata Port, Japan are to be equipped with drive in electrification technology developed by Conductix-Wampfler, enabling the replacement of a crane in a parallel corridor without the need for a 180 degree turn.
The order, placed by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co, will involve equipping a total of 15 blocks with a power transmission length of 3.8 km using the company’s 1,000 amps and four parallel phase 0813 conductor rail system.
According to the company, the retooling to the E-RTG with a drive-in unit eliminates the need for manual plugging of the connection trolley into the conductor rail system. Instead, the trolley is automatically steered to the steel frame guide rails when the RTG enters the corridor, allowing connectors to be safely guided into the contact lines. This not only saves time and energy but also increases terminal efficiency and reduces its environmental burden. This order will receive state support as part of the Japanese government’s programme for CO2 reduction.