A long-standing client requested that we perform a complete refurbishment of their ageing unit to bring it up to modern standards.
A container side lifter is a type of specialised semi-trailer that is used to hoist and transport standard containers over long and short distances. Also known as a container side loader, this trailer is basically used for container transfer.
It comprises of lift modules or cranes that are installed to the trailer chassis. These lifting components can also be fitted onto a sub-frame usually mounted on a truck.
The lift modules for the trailer are usually made of quality and proven high-tensile steel needed to provide enough strength capabilities.
They include outstanding features like the wide reach stabiliser jibs and leg controlled through a hydraulic unit that can either be powered from Power Take-Off (PTO) system of the tractor or from an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU).
The lift modules can easily slide smoothly inwards or outwards for 20’, 40’ or 45’ positions.
The work completed included the supply installation and testing of the radio remote system, complete electrical- and hydraulic system.
The ageing tethered remote control system was replaced with a remote radio control system comprising of the AUTEC FJS Dynamic control unit and the powerful ARX receiving unit.
AUTEC FJS Dynamic Remote Control Transmitter Unit.
The remote control unit allows the driver or operator to move around the container and have a view of the unit from different angles when conducting the lifting operation.
It weighs only 2kg and complies with the most rigorous safety standards. The transmitting unit is fitted with an optional LED screen to display relevant information to the operator.
The remote system enhances safe working conditions for the operator and can control the whole lifting and unloading operation at both fast and slow speeds to ensure accurate and precise positioning of the containers and higher levels of production.
Find out more about the transmitting unit here!
AUTEC ARX Dynamic Remote Control Receiver Unit.
This powerful unit boasts16 analogue, integrated inputs (voltage or current) with optional relay cards or MOSFET to allow for maximised functionality with up to 12 analogue and 64 digital functions. This enables the control of all the functions offered by the side loader to be accessed from the remote transmitting unit.
CANopen is functionality is also available.
Find out more about the receiving unit here!