Konecranes Industrial Crane Division in East Kilbride, Scotland, continuing its success in the Waste to Energy sector has won two contracts, each for two waste handling cranes in planned North Yorkshire and Derby sites.
As part of the new Allerton Waste Recovery Park, North Yorkshire, Stadler UK have ordered two 12t GL waste handling cranes for as part of their contract to supply the Mechanical Waste Treatment Facility at the facility to be operated by Amey.
The specialised waste handling cranes will have a span of 15.2m, travel rails supplied and installed by Konecranes and each will have 8mt³ orange peel grapples. One of the cranes will also have an auxiliary hoist with a clearing grab. Working at high speeds with an A8/M8 duty classification they will be using Konecranes range of DynA Invertor variable speed controls on all motions. The cranes will be fully automated and fitted with anti-collision, but also capable of manual or semi-automatic control from an operators chair mounted in a separate control room. The cranes will have Konecranes DynaPilot Anti-Sway system which will automatically dampen sway and minimise stress in structures and mechanical components, this also allows bunker walls to be avoided, even with a grab that could be swinging whereby the swing is taken out of the operation thus avoiding grab damage through pit wall collision as this is the biggest source of downtime if collisions occur. This also allows the grapples to be taken into close proximity of the bunker walls to remove all waste accumulated.
As is standard on all KONECRANES waste handling cranes, they will have KONECRANES own DynAReg network braking control system where the cranes, during lowering and deceleration operations regenerate electrical power which is fed back into the supply network, this reduces operational costs and removes the need for external braking resistors. The cranes will also have Konecranes TRUCONNECT Remote Monitoring and Reporting service where the performance of each crane is continuously monitored remotely. Should any issues arise a Konecranes engineer can automatically be despatched to site, without any request or call from the client.
Delivery is planned for April 2016.
The Energos order for the Derby facility which will be operated by Resources Solutions (Derbyshire) is similar, but for two 6.3t waste handling cranes with 14.6 cubic metres grabs. The cranes will operate in a waste pit where the waste material is fed to the pit by a conveyor. Then the grab has been adapted to allow it to go under the incoming waste without stopping the conveyor and move it directly to the feed hopper or to have it stored in the waste pit. Both sites have fully automated cranes, no operators chairs, and rely solely on the clients own admin system to send commands to the cranes on what task is next.
Delivery is planned for summer this year.