31/05/2017 - 09:17 am

Elebia e2 automatic hooks increase productivity by 25%

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, RCT Stevedoring ensures a high level of flexibility.

Priding itself as a state-of-the-art company, RCT has introduced a full set of the newest e2 automatic hooks from Elebia (SWL 2.5t) to equip its spreader to load plywood block boards into vessels using textile ropes or slings, which will remain with the cargo in the vessel.

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, eight Elebia e2 automatic hooks released eight ropes/slings in less than 5 seconds with no need for human intervention whereas the exact same process took around 20 seconds when performed manually by two operators.

Elebia automatic hooks are a flexible automatic system, minimising risks, enhancing safety and increasing productivity.


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