Kalmar Launches New Products, Receives Crane Orders
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Port automation solutions provider Kalmar has used TOC Europe 2015 held in Rotterdam from June 9 to 11 as a platform to launch several new products and solutions.
Kalmar and Navis, both part of Cargotec, introduced Kalmar OneTerminal, an integrated automation solution for the container terminal industry consisting of Kalmar and Navis software, equipment and services.
Kalmar OneTerminal offers initial concepts for automatic stacking crane (ASC), AutoStrad and AutoRTG terminals based on the integrated combination of Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) and Kalmar’s terminal logistic system TLS.
A OneTerminal project will cover the automation of the container handling equipment, the control systems with Kalmar TLS software, the Navis N4 TOS, as well as project services that will support the terminal through the design and implementation phases. Kalmar Care support and maintenance services ensure optimum performance throughout the entire lifecycle of the solution.
“We believe that the port industry is at the start of the next big wave of automation.Our answer is Kalmar OneTerminal which focuses on providing the seamless integration of the technologies which enable fully automated terminal operations,” said Frank Kho, Vice President, Offering Development at Kalmar.
Kalmar also used TOC Europe to introduce its next generation automatic stacking crane (ASC) system, at the heart of which lies Kalmar 5th generation automatic stacking crane.
The crane has an optimised lightweight structure with a -10% weight reduction compared to previous generation, which decreases energy consumption and offers savings in operational costs. Maintenance access, ergonomics and usability have been significantly improved, with a single-platform machinery trolley, segregated transformer house and a more spacious e-house.
New AC drives that control IE2 class motors improve the energy efficiency, and also ensure spare parts availability throughout the future lifecycle of the system.
Unrelated to its TOC Europe activities, Kalmar reported receiving an order from TraPac to deliver two 5th generation ASCs for the expansion of TraPac’s automated terminal in Los Angeles.
The cranes will join a fleet of 27 Kalmar ASCs and 28 Kalmar automated straddle carriers managed by the Kalmar TLS equipment control system. The new ASCs will be delivered in 2016 and they are expected to be commissioned by the end of 2016.