Konecranes RTG cranes are equipped with the latest Core of Lifting components, including gear reducers, motors, and controls. - Photo: Konecranes

Konecranes RTG cranes are equipped with the latest Core of Lifting components, including gear reducers, motors, and controls.

Photo: Konecranes

Konecranes announced it now offers its RTG with battery power, in addition to the cable reel and busbar electric power options.

The Konecranes Battery RTG can be thought of as a system when it is operated with a charging station. This will be the case when the Konecranes Battery RTG is automated. It can also be operated manually, with manual plug-in for charging. This brings new flexibility and “no strings” electric operation to RTG-based container yards, as well as zero local CO2 emissions.

Konecranes introduced a battery-driven Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) approximately 15 years ago. The battery AGV earned acceptance and became established in large fleets. Meanwhile, a transition from lead-acid to Li-ion battery technology occurred. Konecranes' knowledge about battery technology and electric power management has been used to introduce battery AGVs, hybrid RTGs, and a battery-driven forklift truck, the E-VER. Then, the company introduced battery-driven, large container handling machines.

Konecranes RTG cranes can be configured with spans up to eight container rows wide plus truck lane, stacking containers up to 1-over-6 high, with a lifting capacity under spreader of up to 65 tons. They are equipped with the latest Core of Lifting components, including gear reducers, motors, and controls. They are available with diesel, hybrid, or fully-electric power, Active Load Control, and a full range of smart features.