|Type||700 Series / 6208 CR-D|
|Location||Harbor of Brussels, Belgium|
|Application||Offloading gravel and sand from barges|
|Mount||Low portal gantry on crawlers|
|Lift Capacity||6.6 UStons / 6Mtons|
|Reach||68 ft / 20,8m|
|Attachment||Medium duty 3yd³/2,5 m³|
|Power Source||166-hp/124kW Caterpillar diesel engine|
Description of the E-Crane
Faced with increasing repair costs, poor reliability and low productivity, the CCB Company needed a new way to handle material. Changes had to be made in a short period of time to stay operational and reduce costs.
Mr. Deceur, project manager for CCB, explained: “We were looking for solutions and E-Crane provided us with all the information we were looking for in a short period of time. Their professional approach during the proposal process convinced us that the E-Crane was the answer and could do much more than we originally had in mind!”
The E-Crane not only offloads barges and feeds several hoppers, but the increased reach and stock-out capacity eliminates the need for additional hoppers and conveyor belts. This crane is mounted on a low portal on crawlers allowing the crane to work and maneuver in narrow spaces in the yard and along the dock.
The crane has been in service since 1996. Mr. Deceur recently looked backon his decision and stated: “The excellent reliability and performance of the E-Crane has helped us to reduce cost and increase the capacity of our terminal.”