In order to enlarge the crane's onshore working area, the existing 14m long crane jib was first dismantled by TEICHMANN CRANES at the port of Neuss and then modified and extended at the companys location in Essen following a static calculation. At the customer's request, a new staircase was designed and manufactured in Essen and replaced with the previous spiral staircase on the crane.
New crane wheels, new LED lighting and new cable carrier
At the same time, the service colleagues of the Cranetech GmbH from Duisburg worked on the container crane and carried out some modernisations. The crane received 24 new crane wheels, new trolley wheels as well as a new motor cable reel and a new cable carrier, which was adapted to the extended crane bridge. In addition, the crane's entire work area lighting was converted to modern LED technology.
Counter travel cut-off and collision protection device for more occupational safety
In preparation for the expansion of the terminal with additional cranes at the customers terminal in the port of Neuss, a counter-travel cutoff to the neighbouring crane was installed as well as a collision protection device, which detects obstacles such as people, reach stackers or containers in the rail area and automatically stops the crane with the help of four 2D scanners.
New load measurement system and LWL system for wireless data exchange
For weighing containers and load measurement, the crane also received a container weighing system that complies with the weighing tolerance in accordance with the SOLAS directive. A newly installed LWL (fiber optic cable) system enables wireless data exchange between the crane and the control center. A remote control of the crane is also possible with this.
Teamwork of the TeichmannGroup
In the course of the conversion and modernisation measures, which were carried out by up to eight employees of the TeichmannGroup without disrupting the remaining terminal operations, the crane also received a maintenance in accordance with DGUV V3 regulations and was then handed over to the customer after a successful expert acceptance test.
The crane system at the Neuss terminal is used to handle 20, 30, 40 and 45 foot containers, as well as ISO and high-cube containers in 3-shift operation.