Kalmar Container Handlers
The overall result of how well the machine's functions work together is categorized by the performance of the equipment. The overall efficiency of the machine is determined by a combination of capacity, user-friendliness, visibility and lifting speed.
The engine and the working hydraulics undergo extreme lifting and this puts intense demands on the machinery. The lifting component is just a part of the operating cycle. Prior to the equipment being able to load or unload, the demands are placed on effective brakes, tight turning radius with precise control and high pulling power. All of these functions should be able to operate in an optimum fashion, even after heavy usage.
Each and every unit of empty container handlers are equipped with straight six cylinder turbo charged engines that are outfitted with intercooler. The engines are adapted to the particular working conditions of empty container handling. These conditions comprise high power and high torque levels at low engine speeds.
The engines of existing units follow the stringent legal environmental demands which are presently within the industry. The engines offer low noise and vibration levels, low exhaust emission levels, low fuel consumption characterize all engine options.
All of the trucks in the series are equipped with excellent and really durable hydrodynamic transmission systems. For quick acceleration with a minimum of "clutch-slip" the transmission has integrated gearbox and torque converter. The gear changing is electrically achieved via solenoid valves. These provide 3 reverse and 3 forward gears that are controlled by means of a multifunction lever which is easily operated.
The drive axles are engineered to deal with the extreme and tough 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. Furthermore, 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 efficient braking to the model. The system is basically maintenance free and is able to cope with heavy cargo over a long period of time. This particular system requires no need for brake adjustments and offers no fade.
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