|Type||1000 Series / 7317 B GA-E|
|Location||Port of Antwerp, Belgium|
|Application||Offloading Coleseed into Bunker|
|Mount||High Portal on Rail Lower|
|Lift Capacity||8 UStons / 7 Mtons|
|Reach||104 ft / 31,7m|
|Attachment||7.8 yd³ / 6m³ Clamshell Grab
13.1 yd³ / 10m³ Clamshell Grab
|Power Source||250-hp / 200 kW Electric Motor|
Description of the E-Crane
Schelde-Natie realized a new offloading project in the port of Antwerp in cooperation with Cargill. The goal is to discharge 575,000 tons of oilseeds per year.
In order to achieve this goal, Schelde-Natie replaced an existing grain elevator with an Equilibrium crane to offload vessels and a “bulk-flow” system to discharge rail cars. After careful study of the options and excellent references for the E-Crane®, Schelde-Natie contacted E-Crane®. Another plus for E-Crane® is the fact that two E-Cranes are operating successfully since September 2000 at the Cargill Minnesota and Houston Plants.
Our main reason for implementing the E-Crane®, is the enourmous savings on energy and maintenance costs. Also the life span is a large plus in comparison with the competitors. Moreover the E-Crane® generates far less noise than the previous setup.
“Pre-study, engineering and implementation succeeded each other seamlessly.” Mr. van Raemdonck concluded with the meaningful word: “Professional!”