RAM4000 PinSmart II


Fully Automated Twistlock Handling Machine

PinSmart II is an automated twistlock handling machine capable of removing or replace ISO twistlocks to single or multiple containers. The machine’s robotic arms are designed to handle all types of twistlocks, enabling a safe and fast ship to shore operation.

PinSmart II is a fully automated twistlock handling machine designed to remove and replace all twistlock types for ship to shore operations. The machine is powered by a simple plugin from the quay crane.

The steel platform construction is designed to support up to 80 tonnes and is shock damped to reduce impact, noise and shock transfer.

Gather guides are located at each axis to guide container(s) into position, where the robotic arm(s) then remove or replace the container's twistlock cones.

The twistlock machine can be fitted with up to four robotic arms; the more robotic arms will reduce the removal/replacement of the twistlock cone cycle.

Twistlocks are taken to or fed from the large capacity storage racks - capable of handling up to 2,000 twistlock cones. The intelligent robotic arm can memorise each twistlock type and its exact position.


   Feature                  Description              
Twistlock removal/replace time 10 seconds*
Twistlock types All types
Container sizes 1 x 20ft/40ft/45ft/2 x 20ft
Storage capacity 2,000 twistlock cones


A faster quay crane cycle 

The intelligent robotic arm can remove/replace a twistlock within 10 seconds. The cycle can be further advanced through fitting more robotic arms, which means more twistlocks being removed/replaced.

Improve operational safety

PinSmart II removes the element of danger, as the robotic arm acts autonomously at the quay side.

Smart Storage

The PinSmart II has 2,000 twistlock storage spaces. The intelligent robotic arm will remember where each twistlock type is stored.

Save on labour costs

The  automated machine does not need any manual intervention and will save on labour costs.

Operate in all weathers 

The PinSmart II can operate in all weather conditions.

Further Info

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.