Freightliner welcomes two new RMGs
By Sarah Ann McCay27 October 2012
Freightliner Southampton, in the UK, inaugurated its two new Liebherr rail mounted gantry (RMG) cranes at a ceremony on 15 October. The cranes have been named Freightliner Fortis 15-10-2012 and Freightliner Agilitas 15-10-2012.
Liebherr Container Cranes installed and commissioned the two RMGs over the course of a single weekend. The commissioning had to be completed quickly because Freightliner Ltd.’s Southampton Maritime Terminal is a busy, active terminal, said the manufacturer. The cranes were shipped to the UK in large pre-assembled pieces and assembled on site.
The RMGs have a span of 42 m with an operational outreach of 21 m on the wide leg side and each crane will be capable of spanning 13 lanes. Lift height is 16.9 m and safe working load is 40 tonnes under telescopic spreader.
Each crane trolley is capable of slewing within a 190 degree range.The hoist has a speed of 23m/sec when fully loaded and 52m/sec under empty spreader. The crane will trolley at a speed of 70m/min when fully loaded and has a top travel speed of 100m/min.
The investments in these new cranes follow other Liebherr crane installations at the company’s Birmingham and Manchester terminals in 2009 and 2008.