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Newsletter – September 2018

Find out what RAM have been up since their last Newsletter back in Feb 2018, from energy efficiency tandem lifting article, the importance of genuine spare parts, customer news and the collaboration of the Groups RAM and PEINER SMAG Sales & Service Support.

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TOC hosts talk on trends in tandem lifting

The talk began by making reference to published technical article by SIPG revealing some design and complexity issues with dual hoist operations and that dual hoist operations consume a high amount of energy, which as a result are not generally in high use. Also discussed was the fact that new terminals are not selecting dual hoist cranes, but instead opting for more economical single hoist dual spreader cranes.

Cameron commented
“The industry is clearly moving toward higher TEU ratios and tandem 40 will be the norm. Terminals using SingFlex are achieving greater than 40% of all moves in tandemwith its flexible design.”

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Twistlock Handling – The Last Major Port Challenge

With the top 100 ports in the world now handling more than 700 million TEU’s, there is a growth in automation and technology to improve productivity, but one key area remains untouched…Twistlock Handling.

This article discusses the function of the twistlock cone, the hazards of manual handling and what systems are being used to help improve the task.

Being part of PEINER SMAG Lifting Technologies GmbH, we are now proud to be the world’s leading lifting accessories supplier and independent attachment maker in the container handling and bulk handling cargo industry.