Custom-made cabins for Bulk Handling
Bulk handling demands a critical approach when it comes to the equipment used to move bulk goods. Merford supplies operator cabins that are fully geared to the unique situation that applies to this industry. This enables operators to efficiently get down to work. The environment, lines of sight, functionality, quality and ergonomics are the key aspects analysed well by Merford and incorporated into the design process and in Merford’s choice of operator cabin and operator seat.
The best possible configuration
Merford, together with the end-user, analyses the application and requirements. Regular consultations take place between Merford, the crane builder and the end-user during the design process. This is because excellent interaction between the various involved parties is of the utmost importance for achieving the most optimal result. In part due to this collaboration, Merford is able to translate wishes and requirements into the best configuration for your operator cabin.
Continuous project involvement
In the past, Merford has supplied operator cabins with special attention to overpressure, clean air, reflection and ergonomics. Each and every one of these facets can play an important role in the operator’s work and therefore needs to be taken seriously. Even after the delivery and commissioning of the cabin, Merford remains involved with the user in order to achieve further optimisation.
Adapting OBA’s bulk crane: a new front and chair for the control cabin
OBA is a transhipment port for bulk goods in Amsterdam. The company has a terminal in the Netherlands’ capital city’s western docks (Westelijk Havengebied). One of the 60-ton quay cranes was manufactured by Chinese crane construction company ZPMC. OBA decided to improve several features on the crane, such as the layout of the front of the cabin to improve all-round vision, and the operator’s chair in the middle of the cabin. Merford Cabins manufactured a bay window with an ergonomic operator’s chair that has now replaced the front of the cabin.
New cabins for reclaimers in Greek mineral mine
At the start of 2015, Merford Cabins developed an operator cabin for Public Power Corporation SA (PPC), the biggest energy producer in Greece. PPC has a mine in Megalopoli, in the middle of the Peloponnesus. Reclaimers are used to excavate the mine and transport the materials to the conveyor belt. Merford was asked to produce cabins for two of the existing cranes.