The application range of the container straddle carrier is very wide, and it is needed for the loading and unloading of large cargo. What is a container straddle carrier? Let me tell you about it below.
The container straddle carrier evolved from the original forklift series in the 1950s. With the continuous updating of products by manufacturers, the container straddle carrier came out in the mid-1960s. The container straddle carrier is mechanical equipment that integrates horizontal short-distance transportation, container stacking, and loading and unloading of trucks. It is widely used in the transfer station yards, etc. Container straddle carriers are more active and can independently load and unload containers compared to container trailers and automatic guided vehicles. They also have higher mobility and flexibility when compared to rubber-tyred cranes and gantry handlers.
Container straddle carriers are usually composed of a portal frame, power and transmission system, hydraulic system, electronic control system, container spreader and hydraulic lifting system, steering, drive and braking system, etc., which can realize door-to-door loading and unloading.
According to the different structures of the car body, it is mainly divided into three types: straddle carriers without a platform and shared structure for straddle transportation and loading and unloading, straddle carriers with a platform and shared structure for straddle transportation and loading and unloading, and straddle carriers with a platform and exclusive structure for straddle transportation and loading and unloading; Different functions and heights are mainly divided into two types: stacking straddle carriers and transport straddle carriers. The frame structure of the stacking container straddle carrier is large, and it can stack two to four layers of containers. It is mainly used for horizontal transportation and stacking operations; the transport container straddle carrier can generally only stack one layer of containers, so it is mainly used for It is used for horizontal short-distance transportation between the terminal and the yard.
In recent years, some large enterprises and research institutes have also successively researched and developed container straddle carriers, and their functions and operating speeds have also undergone new developments.