After 15 years in development RAM has unveiled its tandem 40 system SingFlex system. Already in operation at DP World London Gateway and Jebel Ali T3, the system now consistently achieves 60 conatiners per hour. Customers in China and Latin America are online to install the system this year.
ABOVE: DP World (DPW) has placed orders with RAM Spreaders for a total of 27 head-blocks and 40 spreaders for use at its DP World London Gateway terminal in the UK.
The RAM ‘SingFlex’ is a tandem headblock system which has been designed for use with conventional single hoist cranes. It offers the terminal operator tandem lift capability without the need for expensive dual trolley cranes. Each SingFlex headblock system is fitted with two RAM separating twinlift spreaders, providing the terminal operator with the flexibility of handling single 20ft, 30ft, 40ft and 45ft containers in the conventional singlelift manner. Alternatively, the operator can handle 2x40ft containers, 2x45ft containers or 4x20ft containers in tandem mode.
“As spreaders are becoming more technically advanced, it is important to have spare parts on hand to provide a fast response time to local clients. A large stock holding in Dubai allows fast response to the spare parts needs in UAE and our regional clients,” explained RAM’s CEO, Philip Lee.