Last week, a brand new 1500 Series / Model 11264 pedestal mounted E-Crane was installed at Terminal 6 S.A. in Argentina on the Paraná River near Rosario. The new E-Crane has an outreach of 26,4 m (86.5 ft) and a lift capacity of 19 Mtons (20.9 UStons). The crane is being used to unload soy beans as well as various other grains from Mississippi and Paraná sized barges into a hopper/conveyor system.
Terminal 6 S.A. began talks with E-Crane about a potential project on the Paraná river back in 2007 with the goal of increasing the productivity and capacity of their port. Soy beans were originally unloaded at the facility using a diesel driven cable crane along with a small material handler. Each machine was achieving a production rate of about 400 tph. Terminal 6 S.A. considered many different material handling options, but ultimately chose the E-Crane to maximize their operation. The cable crane was removed from the site and the new E-Crane was installed in its place. The E-Crane is mounted directly onto a new addition to the existing dock.