Plywood Block Board Handling Solution
23 May, 2017
Plywood Block Board
With 20 years experience, RCT Stevedoring offers efficient solutions for loading, unloading of vessels and storage of cargo. Based in Willebroek, Belgium, along the Antwerp-Brussels Sea Canal, they ensure a high level of flexibility. To keep themselves as a state of the art company, they have introduced a full set of the newest evo2 automatic crane hooks to equip its spreader to load plywood block board into vessels using textile ropes or slings which will remain with the cargo in the vessel.
evo2 Automatic Crane Hook
The evo2 is an automatic crane hook which, like the rest of the range of our lifting hooks for cranes, hooks on and releases the load remotely, increasing safety, productivity and comfort of all cargo lifting operations. The Working Load Limit (WLL) of the evo2 safety hook is 2,500kgs or 5,500lbs. Just like the rest of our bigger automatic hooks, the evo2 is designed under a fail-safe principle that makes it impossible to drop a suspended load. Due to its geometry and its motor, the safety hook will never drop the load if it’s not placed correctly on a horizontal surface
Increasing safety is the aim while keeping the operators away from the cargo when the automatic release is executed. Since manpower is drastically reduced, there are direct savings in labour, as well as an important increase in productivity which is estimated at 25%.
In different simulations carried out at RTC’s facilities, 8 elebia evo2 automatic hooks released 8 ropes/slings in less than 5 seconds with no need for human intervention whereas the exact same process took around 20 seconds more when performed manually by 2 operators.
The elebia automatic hooks are the most flexible automatic system in the market, minimising risks, enhancing safety and increasing productivity.
No installation, no maintenance, no worries. Simple.
Check out the result below.