Associated British Ports orders five new grabs
To facilitate an expansion in trade, Associated British Ports (ABP) at Ipswich, eastern England, has placed orders for the supply of five new grabs from pALM Bulk Solutions, the UK dealer for MRS Greifer of Germany.
The grabs are all of high close, clam shell design, the largest of which has a capacity of 13 m³ and is designed for handling a wide range of bulk materials with a bulk density up to 1tonne/m³.
With a grab self-weight of nearly 8tonnes, it is suitable for connection to ABP’s dockside crane with minimum 21tonnes lifting capacity. A 37.5 kW integral hydraulic power pack ensures rapid opening and closing rates to achieve high levels of performance, critical to minimise the amount of time in unloading vessels where excessive delays can generate high level of demurrage cost.
The second heavy-duty hydraulic grab of 3.5m³ capacity is designed for handling material, up to 1.5onnest/m³, including sand and aggregates, and is provided complete with an adaptor plate to suit ABP’s dockside material handler.
The remaining three grabs ordered, range in capacity from 4-5m³ capacity, and are suitable for materials with bulk density up to 1tonne/m³.