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A popular solution receives added improvements
With new features that improve its overall quality, make maintenance even easier and more accessible, and help to expedite the final assembly process, the improved rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) crane from Kalmar is sure to be the preferred solution among operators worldwide.

Since the E-One launch in 2005, global sales of this green, productive and uncompromising RTG have taken off, prompting Kalmar to update and redesign the machine—in accordance with customer feedback—to further improve its serviceability and performance.

The E-One+ RTG received the following design improvements:

Better maintenance access: To make the job of the service technicians easier and less stressful, some of the E-One+ key components have been relocated to a position where they can be more easily serviced. For example, the emergency hoist stop sensor and spreader cable connection box have been moved to the level of the trolley platform to enhance convenience.

New cabin and trolley access: Kalmar is the first RTG manufacturer to give operators and technicians complete access to the cabin and trolley via a system of stairs, making the trip less demanding and dangerous. The stairs have been designed at an angle of less than 45 degrees, also improving safety.

The E-One+ new cabin has been incorporated with more ergonomic considerations such as better all-around visibility, more space and an optional elevator. Cabin maintainability has also improved as its windows can be washed from within the cab or from cabin platforms.

Fewer maintenance points: The new E-One+ RTG has been engineered with maintenance-free propeller shafts and a trolley drive chain. These components do not require greasing, therefore relieving the service technicians—not to mention the environment—of this burden.

State-of-the-art cable chain: The previous E-One RTG employed a festoon system to feed the trolley electricity. The design of the new E-One+ now incorporates a more reliable and efficient cable chain system which is maintenance free and quicker to install.
Faster on-site assembly: Many of the new E-One+ RTG components have been adjusted and redesigned to facilitate easier, quicker connections during the erection process. Kalmar erection team will spend less time on the terminal affording the customer greater flexibility in managing its operations.

Hoist ropes easier to change: Faster maintenance of the hoist ropes, which means better crane availability, is now possible. The new E-One+ RTG can be equipped with a small winch located on the trolley designed to help lift the ropes from ground to trolley level when they need to be serviced or replaced.
Note to editors:
Press information can be found on Kalmar website: www.kalmarind.com. Simply click on News Room to be taken to a list of recent press releases. A photograph to accompany this press release is also available on the Kalmar website, by clicking on Press Pictures. The caption for the photograph reads:

"Kalmar offers customers the ultimate crane solution for enhanced productivity with the launch of its redesigned E-One+ RTG and newly engineered anti-sway spreader system called Max Stable."

Kalmar is a global provider of container and heavy duty materials handling equipment, automation applications and related services. It is the world leading supplier of cargo handling equipment to ports, terminals and intermodal facilities.

Every fourth container or trailer transfer at terminals around the world is handled by a Kalmar machine. The company also supplies a wide range of machines to demanding industrial customers for applications as diverse as handling steel and paper to shunting road trailers at distribution hubs.

Kalmar is also leading the way in port automation applications with its application of unmanned container handling technology, on-board smart features and remote maintenance products developed in co-operation with customers and partners.

Kalmar product range is complemented by a large range of value added services such as maintenance contracts and fleet management. Production plants are situated in Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Malaysia, China and the USA. Kalmar net sales were EUR 1.2 billion in 2006.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions, which are used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centres, and ships. In 2006 Cargotec net sales were EUR 2.6 billion. Cargotec class B shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.
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