Charleroi, Belgium: E-Cranes in full production

After the initial start-up at the end of September 2005 and the official inauguration on 23th February 2006, the new Carinox stainless steel plant at Charleroi, Belgium is now well underway to achieve a production of 1 million tonnes of stainless steel per year. The stainless steel scrapyard feeding the steelmill and run by MultiServ, the single largest provider of outsourced on-site mill services, is now fully operational. For loading the huge 150 m3 scrap baskets MultiServ is using the reliable and well proven E-Crane® technology.

Currently 2 E-Cranes® with an outreach of more then 38 meters and a lift capacity of 10 tons are loading the scrap baskets using 4-5 m3 scrap grapples and state-of-the-art computer linked communication systems. At the same time these E-Cranes® are also unloading inbound scrap that arrives by barge and/or railcar. This requires a 24/24 -7/7 hour operation of the scrap yard to satisfy the melt shops’ scrap-requirements.

By using E-Crane® solution, MultiServ and Carinox reduce manpower, maintenance and overall scrap handling costs compared to more traditional, less dedicated scrap handling systems.

E-Crane® offers a complete and comprehensive range of heavy duty scrap handling solutions for scrap catering projects inside steel mills worldwide.

Source: ECI Worldwide / Indusign


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