The overall result of how well the machine's functions work together is categorized by the performance of the machine. The overall effectiveness of the equipment is determined by a combination of user-friendliness, capacity, lifting speed and visibility.
The engine and the machinery working hydraulics go through extreme lifting, which puts intense demands on the machinery. The lifting factor is only a part of the operating cycle. Prior to the machinery being able to unload or load, the demands are placed on effective brakes, tight turning radius with high pulling process and precise control. All of these functions should be able to work in an optimum manner, even after heavy usage.
Each empty container handler is made with a straight six cylinder turbo charged engine outfitted with an intercooler. The engines are adapted to the specific working conditions of empty container handling. These conditions include high power and high torque levels at low engine speeds.
The engines of current units comply with the stringent legal environmental demands which are currently within the business. The engines provide low exhaust emission levels, low noise and vibration levels, low fuel consumption characterize all engine alternatives.
All container handlers have been built with really durable hydrodynamic transmission systems. For quick acceleration with a minimum of "clutch-slip" the transmission has included gearbox and torque converter. The gear changing is electrically achieved via solenoid valves. These provide 3 forward and 3 reverse gears that are controlled by means of a multifunction lever that is easily operated.
The drive axles are engineered to handle the tough and extreme working settings in terminals and in ports. All axles have reduction in 2 stages - differential and hub reduction. These features ensure a minimum of strain on the transmission system. In addition, the drive axles are fitted with a hydraulic braking system.
Service Brake System
All empty container handlers have wet disc brakes with oil cooled discs that are alternately fixed to and rotating with the hub. The disc brakes are pressed together by hydraulic pressure from the brake pedal, when the brakes are engaged. This provides effective braking to the model. The system is basically maintenance free and could cope with heavy cargo over a long period of time. This system requires no need for brake adjustments and provides no fade.