Kalmar Container Handlers
The overall result of how well the equipment's functions work together is categorized by the performance of the equipment. The machine's overall effectiveness is determined by a combination of lifting speed, visibility, capacity and user-friendliness.
The engine and the working hydraulics go through extreme lifting and this puts intense demands on the machine. The lifting factor is only a part of the operating cycle. Prior to the equipment being able to unload or load, the demands are placed on effective brakes, tight turning radius with high pulling process and accurate control. All of these functions should be able to work in an optimum fashion, even after heavy usage.
Each empty container handler is built with a straight six cylinder turbo charged engine equipped with an intercooler. The engines are adapted to the particular working conditions of empty container handling. These conditions include high power and high torque levels at low engine speeds.
The engines of existing units comply with the strict legal environmental demands which are currently in the industry. The engines offer low exhaust emission levels, low noise and vibration levels, low fuel consumption characterize all engine options.
All container handlers have been made with extremely durable hydrodynamic transmission systems. For fast acceleration with a minimum of "clutch-slip" the transmission has integrated torque converter and gearbox. The gear changing is electrically achieved by solenoid valves. These offer 3 reverse and 3 forward gears which are controlled by means of a multifunction lever that is easily operated.
The rugged drive axles have engineered to deal with the different working settings in terminals and ports. All axles have reduction in 2 stages - hub reduction and differential. These features ensure a minimum of strain on the transmission system. Additionally, the drive axles are fitted with a hydraulic braking system.
Service Brake System
Wet Disc Brakes that have oil cooled discs which are alternately fixed to and rotating with the hub equip all empty container handlers. Once the brakes are engaged, the discs are pressed together by hydraulic pressure from the brake pedal. This provides effective braking to the unit. The system is basically maintenance free and is able to cope with heavy cargo over a long period of time. This system requires no need for brake adjustments and provides no fade.
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