What is RTG container?

What is RTG container?

A rubber tyred gantry crane (RTG crane) is a mobile gantry crane used in intermodal operations to ground or stack containers. Inbound containers are stored for future pickup by drayage trucks, and outbound are stored for future loading onto vessels.

What is the full form of RTG crane?

The Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) crane is a great example of how intelligent design can make container handling safer, more productive and more reliable.

How tall is an RTG?

3-5 in
Typically RTG’s span 5-8 containers in width and 3-5 in height. Standard RTG cranes are equipped with diesel engines to provide power for travel and lifting.

Who invented the gantry crane?

The first quayside container gantry crane was developed in 1959 by Paceco Corporation.

What is used to lift containers?

Forklifts are an indispensable piece of equipment you will see in most manufacturing and warehousing operations. Although they are mainly used for moving general materials over short distances, a high capacity forklift can also be used to lift and move empty and light weight containers if the need arises.

How much does an RTG weigh?

37.7 kg
Each RTG had a total weight of 37.7 kg including about 4.5 kg of Pu-238. It uses 24 pressed plutonium-238 oxide spheres and provides enough heat to generate approximately 157 watts of electrical power initially – halving every 87.7 years. Each RTG generated about 2400 Watts of thermal power.

How tall is a crane RTG?

Main specifications of RTG crane

Technical specification RTG crane
Hoisting height(m) 18.2(5+1)
Hoisting capacity(t) 40.5
Lifting speed(m/min) 23/52(full load/no load)
Trolley traveling speed(m/min) 70

Why is it called crane?

Etymology. Cranes were so called from the resemblance to the long neck of the bird, cf. Ancient Greek: γερανός, French grue.

Where did the word crane come from?

For that reason, the construction was already named after the bird in Ancient Greece, etymologically based on the Ancient Greek term “ὁ γέρανος” (“Geranós”, the crane). Over the course of time, the original name was simplified into “crane”, a word that to this day refers to the lifting equipment as well as the bird.

Can a telehandler lift a container?

Telehandler Container Mover Our Telehandler Hook Container Mover is a simple to operate attachment that allows you to safely and easily move heavy containers and skips that have hook liftable points.

How containers are lifted?

The container is lifted from the side of the four bottom corner fittings attached by slings to a spreader beam hang above. If equipped with fork-lift pockets, the empty or load containers can be lifted by means of forks. The forks should ideally extend the whole width of the container when lifting it.

How is RTG crane used in container terminal?

Uses in Container terminal: To reduce the loading and unloading times of large container ships, the container storage area (container depot) needs to be handled in the best and most efficient way possible.

How are containers stored on a drayage ship?

Inbound containers are stored for future pickup by drayage trucks, and outbound are stored for future loading onto vessels. RTGs typically straddle multiple lanes, with one lane reserved for container transfers. Advantages:its mobility gives a rubber tyred gantry crane wide appliance

Where was the first automated container handling machine installed?

The first significant automation with unmanned container handling machines was in Rotterdam, Netherlands at the ECT Delta Terminal in 1993. This installation operates with automated unmanned RMGs (ARMGs) and unmanned Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for horizontal quay-yard container transfers. HHLA’s CTA facility in Hamburg followed in 2002.

What is the lifting capacity of an RTG crane?

RTG crane is a mobile rubber tyred Gantry Crane, often powered by diesel generator systems or other power supply equipment, which is an excellent solution for medium-sized container handling. The lifting capacity of RTG crane is 20 to 45 ton and the working class is A6.