Swisslog has introduced the Tornado miniload crane. This fast crane features consistent weight optimization, modern control technology, and an energy-saving design. The unit is designed for high endurance and long intervals between servicing, making it suitable for three-shift operation.
The Tornado miniload crane is based on a modular system utilizing shared components. The modular approach was applied to all levels of the system (mechanics, electrics, controls) to optimize transportability and simplify installation and maintenance. By using a shared components principle, the unit's designers have minimized the number of spare parts needed.
Through a lightweight construction and simplified design, Swisslog has achieved a 25-percent weight reduction compared to cranes of similar height. This also lowers energy consumption in the miniload system. The Tornado miniload crane can be equipped with various load-handling units to transport cases, totes, or trays weighing up to 250 pounds. The system supports a height range of 20 to 65 feet and can be used for single- or double-deep storage. The Tornado's maximum operating speed is 20 feet per second. Its maximum vertical speed is 10 feet per second. The miniload crane also offers high acceleration speeds.
Typical application areas are distribution centers, production storage, buffer storage, the food and beverage sector, and chilled or frozen storage.
Company URL: www.swisslog.com