Dec 2, 2022 | Ship's deck & cargo news

As part of its mission to support customers with more sustainable products and solutions, Cargotec company MacGregor has introduced a fully electrically driven heavy-duty transloading crane, the TCE.

The new heavy-duty transloading crane is a result of extensive customer experience in transloading operations. The crane is based on the latest generation electric drive system developed through experience of more than 580 electric cranes delivered since 2007.

Launching the new TCE crane finally closes the gap in MacGregor´s electric crane portfolio, said to be the most efficient cranes up to SWL 50t in this demanding segment. Transloading cranes are normally used for heavy-duty work in areas with draught restrictions or limited infrastructure. Consequently, the cranes typically run 24/7 to ensure the most efficient handling of bulk material.

By electrifying the drive system, MacGregor’s new TCE crane uses an energy storage system, to get the maximum benefit from the regenerated power. The crane consumes approximately 60% less energy, compared to a hydraulic drive system. As a result, the CO2 emissions will be reduced by more than 5,500t within a typical lifecycle of a hydraulic crane.

The electrical drive increases cargo handling safety and efficiency through more precise control with superior operator comfort. Additionally, it increases the turnover capacity performance by more than 10% due to higher speed. Other major advantages of the new MacGregor TCE crane are potential savings in capital expenditure and lower maintenance costs without the need to change oil, filters and hoses.

The TCE crane can be connected to the OnWatch Scout condition-based monitoring and predictive maintenance service, with the option to include several automation functionalities such as Auto-Grip and Auto-Drive.

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