Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes have been used for years to relocate and stack containers in the stack of a container terminal. The RTG crane’s operator cabin must not only be positioned properly to move the containers in an effective way. Additional aspects will also have to be considered for the operator to be able to work efficiently.
Container handling no longer holds any secrets
The creation of a functional operator cabin is not just a matter of course. When an operator invests a great deal of time in his/her work, long working hours may be required. Working conditions then must be such that early bodily complaints are prevented as much as possible. Of course this is desirable for the operator, as well as the employer. Due to its many years of experience in the sector, Merford knows what the key areas of attention are in the development of the ideal work environment and has used this knowledge as the basis for developing the RTG cabin.
We have thought of everything
The Merford RTG cabin offers a safe, healthy and comfortable work environment for the operator and an efficient instrument for the user. The cabin’s innovative design creates ideal lines of sight for the operator. In combination with the Ergoseat, the operator no longer needs to assume ergonomically irresponsible postures in order to be able to see the container properly. In addition, disruptive noise and annoying vibrations are limited as much as possible and there is proper climate control.
Every situation is unique and demands a solution that properly fits its context. Merford has an extensive development team and specialises in exceptions. Every wish and demand can therefore be met in creating the most optimal configuration.
- Ability to work efficiently in an efficient operator cabin
- Operator health and safety
- Responsible seating posture with the Ergoseat
- Well thought-out glass configuration offers the right lines of sight
- The back wall and the roof are corrosion-proof
QC, RTG and checker cabins for Port of Oslo
Oslo is the location of the largest container port in Norway: The Port of Oslo. This port handles a total of 210,000 TEUs per year. To be able to meet the growing demand, the port’s annual capacity will be doubled over the coming years. New RTG and STS cranes will be acquired to realise this goal. Konecranes and Cargotec were contracted by the Port of Oslo to construct these cranes, each equipped with a Merford cabin.