Coal-handling Sennebogen reaches 600T per hour

Sennebogen 880 EQ displays impressive speed at Turkey’s Izmir Harbour

Izmir Harbour’s Sennebogen 880 EQ has impressed the terminal operator with its speed and flexibility.
Izmir Harbour’s Sennebogen 880 EQ has impressed the terminal operator with its speed and flexibility.

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A Sennebogen 880 EQ is currently shifting around 600 tonnes of coal per hour at Turkey’s Izmir Harbour.

The machine, which was deployed by logistics firm, IDC Liman Isletmeleri AS, is being used to shift coal from the port’s ships to tipper trucks.

The 880 EQ’s owners estimate that the unit is delivering operating cost savings of approximately a third, compared to conventional models.

“The balanced counterweight keeps the main boom in balance, and enables fast and fuel-saving work,” said Sennebogen.

“Since 2008, daily 14,000 tonnes of coal have been unloaded from the arriving ships and loaded onto trucks from the intermediate storage facility.

A 470kW diesel engine ensures the power reserves necessary for the demanding, continuous implementation,” the German equipment manufacturer added.

With a range of 33m and a maximum safe working load of 30 tonnes, the 880 EQ is well equipped to unload even the largest ships at the port, and is also adept at transferring heavy goods.

Thanks to its stable crawler undercarriage, the machine can be used across the length and breadth of the 191,000m2 harbour area. Moreover, the materials handler, which is the largest unit currently operating at the port, is able to complete a full cycle in just one minute.

“With the operator cab placed 5m forward, the floor window, and the excellent all-round view from the 1.5m-wide harbour cab, the operator always has his work area in view,” explained Sennebogen.

“The machine has been elevated an additional 7.2m via a pipe pylon. A total of nine headlights safely illuminate the work area at night. Equipped with an 8m3 double-shell grab, the machine loads the arriving trucks in the shortest time possible,” said the manufacturer.

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