The overall result of how well the equipment's functions work together is categorized by the performance of the machine. The machine's overall effectiveness is determined by a combination of lifting speed, visibility, user-friendliness and capacity.
The engine and the machines working hydraulics undergo extreme lifting, which places intense demands on the equipment. The lifting component is only a part of the operating cycle. Prior to the equipment being able to unload or load, the demands are placed on effective brakes, tight turning radius with high pulling process and accurate control. All of these functions must be able to operate in an optimum manner, even after heavy usage.
Each unit of empty container handlers are equipped with straight six cylinder turbo charged engines that are outfitted with intercooler. The engines are adapted to the particular working conditions of empty container handling. These conditions consist of high torque levels and high power at low engine speeds.
The engines of current units follow the stringent legal environmental demands which are currently in the industry. The engines offer low exhaust emission levels, low noise and vibration levels, low fuel use characterize all engine options.
All container handlers have been made with really durable hydrodynamic transmission systems. For quick acceleration with a minimum of "clutch-slip" the transmission has included gearbox and torque converter. The gear changing is electrically accomplished by solenoid valves. These offer 3 reverse and 3 forward gears which are controlled by means of an easily operated multifunction lever.
The drive axles are engineered to handle the extreme and tough working environments in terminals and in ports. All axles have reduction in 2 stages - hub reduction and differential. These features guarantee a minimum of strain on the transmission system. Additionally, the drive axles are fitted with a hydraulic braking system.
Service Brake System
Wet Disc Brakes that have oil cooled discs that are alternately fixed to and rotating with the hub equip all empty container handlers. When the brakes are engaged, the discs are pressed together by hydraulic pressure from the brake pedal. This provides effective braking to the unit. The system is practically maintenance free and can cope with heavy loads over a long period of time. This particular system requires no need for brake adjustments and provides no fade.