Company: Busan Port Terminal
Cable manufacturer and supplier Tratos Ltd. has won the largest order in the world for reeling cable for high speed cranes. The Tratosflex-ESDB cable is being used in 38 ZPMC cranes at the latest Busan Port terminal in Korea.
Busan Port is the world’s fifth busiest container port and largest trans shipment port in North East Asia. The Port uses state-of-the-art facilities to enable it to handle more than 13 million TEU annually through active exchange with 500 ports in 100 countries, including the latest generation high speed container cranes.
Tratosflex-ESDB is ideal for container cranes such as these, which operate at speedsup to 300m/m, as it has been designed to combat the common problem of twisting that affects cables reeling at high speed. Twisting makes cable cores elongate unevenly which in turn leads to conductors on the outer layer of a strand face a greater risk of being broken. A broken cable reeling at high speed is dangerous and can cause extensive and costly damage to equipment.