RAM 400 Pinsmart


Operational Speeds Speed
Twistlock Rotation 3 seconds
Telescope from 20ft-40ft 2 seconds
Telescope from 40ft-45ft 6 seconds

RAM4000  PinSmart Automatic Twistlock Handling Machine


The RAM 4000 Series ‘PinSmart’ for Automatic Handling of Twistlocks at the quayside (RAM Model 4010) and crane fixed (RAM Model 4020) are designed in accordance with DIN 15018. Manufactured from high quality steel and components as the conventional RAM Spreaders, ‘PinSmart’ provides robust and reliable operations in demanding container terminal environments.

Designed to handle 20ft/40ft/45ft and twin 20ft ISO containers, the RAM PinSmart machine reduces the risk of injuries, improves productivity and reduces the cost by automating the removal of twistlocks.

The steel platform construction of the ‘PinSmart’ machine is designed to support 100 tonnes and is shock damped to reduce impact, noise and shock transfer.

Large gather guides located at the sides and ends of the machine guide the container(s) into position for the corner handling module to actuate the twistocks.

Storage bins within the frame collect the discharged twistlocks making it quicker and safer to retrieve and makes the process fully automated.

‘PinSmart’ is compatible with several brands and types of twistlocks in use by shipping lines. Catering for a large variety of different twistlocks is achieved by using twistlock specific attachments which are quickly and easily fitted prior to berthing.

Power for the twistlock handling machine is via a simple plug in power supply taken from the quay crane. Options for an on-board power supply is available on request.

Crane fitment of the ‘PinSmart’ machine is available removing the operations from the lane. In this case an additional actuatable frame is required to move PinSmart in correct alignment with the crane spreader.


All RAM spreaders are manufactured at our purpose built production facility in accordance with ISO 9001:2008:2008, ISO 14001;2004 and DIN 18800-7 welding standard.

Fully Tested
All spreaders are fully load tested, function tested and are delivered together with operation and maintenance manuals and associated certification.

All RAM Spreader products are supplied with full equipment warranty.



Power Supply
PinSmart has a basic plug in power supply taken from the quay cane.  For terminals where this is not suitable, an on-board power supply can be fitted which is compliant to all major EU and US regulations.

Crane Fitted
PinSmart can be fixed to the crane to remove the operations from the lane.  In this case an additional actuatable frame is required to move PinSmart in correct allignment with the crane spreader.



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