Kalmar Container Handlers
The overall result of how well the machine's functions work together is categorized by the performance of the machinery. The overall efficiency of the machinery is determined by a combination of visibility, lifting speed, user-friendliness and capacity.
The engine and the machinery working hydraulics undergo extreme lifting, that puts intense demands on the equipment. The lifting factor is just a part of the operating cycle. Prior to the machinery 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 model of empty container handlers are outfitted with straight six cylinder turbo charged engines which are outfitted with intercooler. The engines are adapted to the specific working conditions of empty container handling. These conditions consist of high torque levels and high power at low engine speeds.
Currently in the industry, the engines of current models follow the strict legal environment demands. The engines offer low vibration and noise levels, low exhaust emission levels, low fuel consumption characterize all engine alternatives.
All of the trucks in the series are equipped with excellent and extremely durable hydrodynamic transmission systems. For fast acceleration with a minimum of "clutch-slip" the transmission has included torque converter and gearbox. The gear changing is electrically achieved by solenoid valves. These provide 3 reverse and 3 forward gears which are controlled by means of a multifunction lever which is easily operated.
The rugged drive axles have engineered to handle the different working settings in ports and terminals. All axles have reduction in 2 stages - hub reduction and differential. These features guarantee a minimum of strain on the transmission system. Moreover, the drive axles are fitted with a hydraulic braking system.
Service Brake System
Wet Disc Brakes that have oil cooled discs that are alternately fixed to and rotating with the hub equip all empty container handlers. Once the brakes are engaged, the discs are pressed together by hydraulic pressure from the brake pedal. This offers effective braking to the unit. The system can deal with heavy loads over a long period of time and is basically maintenance free. This system requires no need for brake adjustments and offers no fade.
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