ASEA of Sweden says all load-bearing details and mechanical components of its cranes are sized with the aid of a computer. The company says this, together with careful selection of materials and control enables the creation of units meeting rigorous safety standards. ASEA makes a variety of cranes for container handling, including ship-to-shore units and road-to-rail designs. The ASEA crane at Tilbury, U.K. has a double-girder system and can handle two 20-foot containers simultaneously. The crane features thyristor control, in which all drives, apart from the boom raising machinery, are powered by DC motors with thyristor converters.
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Communication Channels, Incorporated6151 Powers Ferry Road, N.W.
Atlanta, GA USA 30339-2941
- Publication Date: 1979-3
- Pagination: n.p.
- CONTAINER NEWS
- Volume: 14
- Issue Number: 3
- TRT Terms: Automation; Cargo handling; Cargo handling equipment; Container handling; Containers; Control systems; Cranes; Thyristors
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00189888
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Communication Channels, Incorporated
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM