Tests of 2 new radio-controlled grabs produced by Turkish company GUVEN GRAB & MACHINE and purchased within programme on modernization of port facilities were completed on March 14. New equipment will allow to widen application of handling equipment and increase efficiency of handling of bulk cargoes.
Electronic components of the new equipment were made for low operating temperatures and severe weather conditions. Grabs work in standalone mode and do not require outer power sources. Battery can work 30 days without charging. Operating distance for remote control is up to 100 meters. Opening speed of the grab amounts to 9 seconds, its carrying capacity can be adjusted from 12 to 18 cub. meters.
Remote control and absence of driving gear allows to equip not only gantry cranes but also vessel cranes and the floating crane Bogatyr by such grabs. No additional components are needed in order to install them aboard the vessels.
JSC “Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg” – is the largest operator, rendering services on handling of all types of dry cargoes in the Greater Port of Saint-Petersburg. It operates by modern specialized terminals for handling of container, reefer, ro-ro cargoes, cars and metals. In 2012 the turnover of JSC “Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg” amounted to 8.7 mln. tons of cargoes.