In 2013, Konecranes was the first company in the world to introduce an Automated Rubber Tired Gantry (ARTG) System on a wide commercial scale. A number of container terminal operators are now using the system.
The Konecranes ARTG system version 2.0 offers great new advantages for operators of container terminals using RTG cranes. Foremost among these is how it can be retrofit to literally any brownfield container terminal. It can fit any container stack envelope because it uses space very effectively. Its truck handling concept is versatile. Truck handling is automated, with remote supervision. One remote supervisor can operate up to five ARTGs simultaneously.
Furthermore, the ARTG system version 2.0 is equipped with the latest wireless communication technology: control signals and video signals are now wireless. This means that the ARTGs can be diesel-powered, there is no need for cable reels and fiber optics.
The Konecranes ARTG system version 2.0 will be instrumental in driving the evolution of RTG-based container terminals to fully automated operation.