Associated British Ports Orders Five New Grabs.

To facilitate an expansion in trade, Associated British Ports (ABP) at Ipswich has placed Orders for the Supply of Five New Grabs from pALM Bulk Solutions Ltd, the UK Dealer for MRS Greifer GmbH in Germany.

The Grabs are all of high close, Clam shell design, the largest of which will have a capacity of 13.0 m³ and is designed for handling a wide range of Bulk Materials with a bulk density upto 1.0 t/m³ including Fertilizer, Grain, Soya, Animal Feeds and similar materials.

With a Grab self-weight of nearly 8.0 tonnes, it is suitable for connection to ABP’s dockside crane with minimum 21.0 tonnes lifting capacity. A powerful 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 3.5 m³ capacity is designed for handling material, upto 1.5 t/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 4.0 to 5.0 m³ capacity and are suitable for materials with bulk density upto 1.0 t/m³ and again provided with an adaptor plate to suit ABP’s dockside material handlers.

Each of the Grabs incorporate a unique design of Fork Lift pick up point, high close shells rated for zero degrees repose angle and close tolerance spill free Pantanax wear resistant lower and side knives, the design of which has been developed in conjunction with ABP on several previous Grab Orders during recent years where Grabs have been supplied to ABP at Ipswich, Kings Lynn, Garston, Newport and Ayr.

Video  of a typical MRS Clamshell Grab operating at ABP Port of Kings Lynn can be seen on the following YouTube link

This brings the number of MRS grabs supplied in the UK to 99, for sure there will be a big celebration when number 100 is ordered, if that could be you, then for further details or information, please Contact Andrew Mitchell at pALM Bulk Solutions on 01353 665030, mobile 0780 1024578 or email [email protected]

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