Gantry cranes are used to move containers speedily and can significantly increase productivity in Container Terminals as they are able to perform either single or double elevator operations. The reliability of high- performance cranes is a function of several factors such as good initial design, accurate structural analysis and also an exact schedule for periodical inspection to guarantee the machine’s structural integrity in operation. Through our experience and advanced engineering expertise in elevator plant design we are in an excellent position to help crane builders improve the technological level of the machines they produce.
An exact analysis and calculation of the structural components of the crane is essential to reduce the risk of fatigue failures which would be really critical in view of the potentially severe working conditions of cranes. Moreover, an optimization of the project through numerical analysis allows for significant reduction in costs for production, machine stops and maintenance.