Containers provide cost effective, reconfigurable surge capacity for storing bulk materials that can be easily grown and integrates with your supply or distribution strategy.
CRT used a single high-availability rubber tyred gantry (RTG) to maximize the capacity and performance of the storage yard at their Australian bulk plastics facility. Stacked 5-wide and 4-high, containers were a cost effective replacement for silos providing flexibility and scalability.
High density and fast access - RTGs, and to a lesser extent straddle carriers, can provide ultra-dense storage capacities combined with an excellent ability to order pick (retrieve any given container quickly with a minimal number of lifts), that is significantly better than forklifts and reach-stackers. CRT stored 30,000 tonnes (1000+ containers) in a 9,000 m2 footprint with an average of 2.5 lifts to access any container.
Flexible and configurable surge capacity - capacity can be easily scaled up and down along with demand. Storage can be configured flexibly in 30t units.
Environmentally friendly with low operating costs - electric hydrostatic drives are powered by clean sources of energy where available or by efficient onboard diesel electric generators. Overall energy efficiency is as little as 25% of a forklift or reach-stacker with correspondingly lower maintenance costs.
Integration - straddles and RTGs can be leveraged throughout your operation, managing surge capacity, handling supply and distribution logistics by rail and road, and tipping containers for filling and dumping.