What is a Straddle Carrier ?
A Straddle Carrier is a special mobile equipment for transporting ISO containers.It is used to manipulate containers inside the container terminals of ports, loading, unloading and stacking containers.
The vehicle consists of a structure in the form of a gantry and a lifting system (spreader) that can be moved in vertical direction with the help of a winch and serves to hoist the container.
During the displacement of the straddle carrier, the container is housed in the hollow of the structure. You can lift up to 60 tons, which is equivalent to two full-load containers. In addition, a straddle carrier can stack containers up to four heights.
The structure is equipped with a drive train with eight wheels, thanks to which you can move around the container terminal or the cargo terminal.They reach a maximum speed of 30 km / h when moving loaded containers. The gantry trucks do not circulate by road
The driver's cab is located at the top of the structure so that the forward and backward visibility is maximum.
The straddle carrier approaches by the top of a container that is on the ground or in a trailer, the spreader is attached to the four corners of the container thanks to a hydraulic mechanism and that is when it is lifted and transported .
Why use the Straddle Carrier simulator developed by LSyM?
By using our simulator in addition to obtaining the necessary preparation to be able to undertake the operation correctly, you can avoid, among others, the following risk situations
For our Straddle Carrier simulator, a complete intructional design divided into blocks has been implemented. Each of these blocks includes a series of exercises that progressively increase their difficulty as the student progresses. The user of our simulator can perform, among others, the following exercises:
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