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Container Gantry Crane

Aicrane container gantry crane is designed to significantly enhance the overall operational efficiency within railway, ports, container terminals and container yards. Our catalog boasts an array of rail-mounted container gantry cranes, distinguished by their exceptional work efficiency, unwavering reliability, and paramount safety measures. What sets our offerings apart is the ability to tailor each crane to meet your precise container handling needs, ensuring a seamless fit into your operational setup.

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Our Recent Container Handling Gantry Crane Projects

Enhancing Logistics Efficiency with a 45-Ton Container Gantry Crane in Kazakhstan

In response to the logistical demands of a Kazakh company, we undertook the task of designing, supplying and erecting a 45 ton RMG crane. Situated within a railway yard in Kazakhstan, this crane was employed to handle a variety of containers, including 20-foot, 40-foot, and 45-foot variants.

Tasked with the responsibility of efficiently handling 100 to 120 containers daily, the RMG container crane boasts an impressive set of specifications, including load capacity 45 tons, span 32m, lifting height 12.5m, work duty A6 and cantilever lenght 8m and 5.5m.

32 Ton Container Gantry Crane for a Logistics Station in Kazakhstan

At a logistics station in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, a 32 ton double girder gantry crane for container handling was installed. This crane was designed to facilitate the efficient loading and unloading of 20-foot and 40-foot containers within the confines of the container yard. It has a 30-meter span, a lifting height of 13 meters and an A5 work duty.

32 Ton Container Gantry Crane
32 Ton Container Gantry Crane Installed in Kazakhstan

60 Ton Railway Container Gantry Cranes Enhance Chile’s Container Logistics

With the installation of 60-ton container gantry cranes at a railway yard in Chile, the client’s container handling capabilities has been greatly improved. These sturdy gantry cranes, equipped with container spreaders, have been strategically positioned to facilitate the loading and unloading of containers in Chile.

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60 Ton Gantry Crane For Lifting Container
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60 Ton Container Crane in Chile
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60T Gantry Crane for Container Handling

Container Gantry Crane Types We Supply

With various types of container gantry cranes available, each designed to accommodate specific operational needs. The main types of container gantry cranes we supply are RMG rail mounted gantry cranes, which are specifically designed to optimize container handling operations within railway, port facilities, and container terminals.

RMG cranes operate on rail tracks, providing stability and efficiency in container handling operations. These cranes can span several rail tracks, making them suitable for terminals with high container throughput. Their lifting capacities range from medium to heavy loads.

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RMG Container Cranes

Rail Mounted Gantry Crane

Technical Parameters of RMG Gantry Cranes

Capacity: 30-50t
  • Span: 18-35m
  • Lifting height: 12.3-21m
  • Lifting speed: 9.2-12.5m/min
  • Trolley running speed: 45-56m/min
  • Crane running speed: 42-50m/min
  • Work duty: A6-A8
  • Custom design available

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Our Custom Container Gantry Crane Design

At our company, we are committed to delivering custom container handling gantry crane solutions to meet each client’s unique requirements. Our experienced engineer team excels at adapting to specific weight capacities, container sizes, and site constraints. By closely collaborating with our clients, we transform complex requirements into efficient and reliable gantry crane designs that meet their operational needs precisely.

Past Scheme Design Example

We designed a custom RMG container crane tailored for a railway yard application. This particular crane has a load capacity of 40 tons, a span of 22.2m, a lifting height of 7.5m, and an A7 work duty, enabling it to efficiently handle containers within the designated area.

Container Gantry Crane Design

If you are in search of a custom solution, we invite you to reach out to us today. With our expertise in designing and manufacturing container cranes, we have the knowledge and experience to deliver tailored solutions that optimize your container terminal’s efficiency and productivity.

Advantages Of Rail Mounted Container Gantry Crane For Sale

Rail mounted gantry crane, also known as RMG crane, is a great choice for handling and stacking large containers. It runs along the track, lifting and stacking containers within the specified range of the container yard. The lifting mechanism, trolley mechanism and crane travelling mechanism are mostly controlled by AC frequency conversion. The hoisting mechanism is generally in the form of a single drum, and it can also be designed in the form of a double drum as required.

  • Electric drive, save energy and reduce pollution – since the rail mounted container gantry port crane is driven by electric energy, it has certain advantages in reducing noise and eliminating exhaust emissions, and is a more environmentally friendly device.
  • High yard utilization – the span of the RMG container crane is relatively large. Generally, it can accommodate 8 to 15 columns of containers stacked inside the span, or multiple lanes can be placed in the span, so that the site space can be better utilized.
  • High degree of automation – generally, various devices for intelligent control and automatic operation are installed on the rail-mounted container gantry crane, such as storage system, retrieval system, positioning system, etc. In addition, the mechanism design with high running speed is adopted, which can greatly improve the working efficiency.
  • Reliable performance – the rail mounted gantry crane is superior to the rubber tyred gantry crane in terms of stacking height, stacking container positioning accuracy control, anti-sway performance and the stress state of the steel structure.

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RMG Gantry Crane

How to Select The Right Container Gantry Crane For Your Business

The selection of container crane needs to be comprehensively considered based on factors such as the terminal’s capacity, collection and transportation methods, terminal road area, environmental protection, investment costs and operating costs. Here we provide three easy steps to help you choose the right gantry crane for your application:

1. Determine the types of container gantry crane.

What type of shipping container gantry crane do you need? Rail-mounted gantry crane or rubber-tired gantry crane? The two types of gantry cranes are widely used in container yards and have similar functions, but there are certain differences in technical performance, loading and unloading performance, operational performance, economic performance, and automation performance.

Compared with rubber tyred gantry crane, rail mounted gantry crane has the advantages of high technical performance, high loading and unloading efficiency, low operation cost, high utilization of the yard, convenient operation and maintenance, and easy to realize automation. Moreover, the span and overhang distance of RMG crane can be customized to meet the requirements of different yard operations. However, RTG gantry cranes are unmatched in terms of maneuverability and flexibility. Choosing the right type is critical to the efficiency and safety of your container handling operations.

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2. You have to be clear of your gantry crane parameters.

The main parameters of the container handling gantry crane include: load capacity, span, lifting height, the type of container to be lifted (20′ or 40′), the number of containers handled per hour, stacking height such as stacking three to pass four or stacking four to pass five, whether the spreader is parallel to the main beam or vertical to the main beam, whether the spreader can be rotated, etc. Know your crane parameters to ensure the crane you choose has the right size and capacity for your application.

3. Consider your budget.

With the wide variety of container cranes available, choosing the right gantry crane equipment within your budget is critical to maximizing the value of your business.

So how do you choose the right gantry crane within your budget? That’s what our experienced engineers do. According to the parameters of the gantry crane and budget you provide, our engineers will comprehensively consider and recommend the most suitable gantry crane for your requirements and budget.

If you’re not sure which type of gantry crane is right for you, simply contact Aicrane! Our project consultants and engineers will work together to help you!

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Container Gantry Crane for Railway Freight Yard

How Much Does a Container Gantry Crane Cost?

Buying a container gantry crane is a significant decision for any business involved in material handling and container logistics. In this section, we will explore the factors influencing the cost of a container gantry crane, providing you with valuable insights into what to expect when considering this essential loading container gantry crane for your operations.

Factors Affecting the Gantry Container Crane Cost

  • Load Capacity: The primary factor influencing the cost is the container gantry crane capacity. Container cranes come in various sizes, typically ranging from 30 tons to 50 tons or more. A higher capacity crane will naturally have a higher cost.
  • Span Length: The span length, which defines the distance between the crane’s legs, also plays a significant role in determining the container gantry crane price. Longer spans require more materials and engineering, leading to increased costs.
  • Lifting Height: The maximum height to which the crane needs to lift containers affects the crane’s design and cost. Taller lifting heights will demand more complex and robust structures.
  • Type of Container: The type and size of containers you plan to handle (e.g., 20′ or 40′) will impact the design and specifications of the crane. Different container types may require specialized spreaders, affecting the overall cost.
  • Throughput: The number of containers handled per hour, also known as throughput, is a crucial factor. High-throughput cranes often require additional features and technology for efficient operation, influencing the cost.
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RMG Gantry Crane for Shipping Container

Approximate Pricing for Our Container Handling Gantry Cranes

Our approximate pricing varies depending on the container gantry crane specifications, but as a general guideline, our standard 30-ton RMG container gantry crane typically falls within the range of $250,000 ~ $320,000, 40 ton container crane price ranges from $340,000 to $400,000 or more, and 50 ton RMG gantry crane falls within the range of $400,000 ~ $460,000 or more.

However, it’s important to note that customized solutions may have different pricing based on your specific requirements.

Aicrane is committed to providing high-quality and cost-effective container crane solutions that meet your unique needs, and our team is here to assist you in making an informed decision for your business. If you’re interested in a detailed quote or have specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us for personalized guidance and support.

How to Operate A RMG Container Gantry Crane?

The rail-mounted container gantry crane is operated by a driver sitting in the driver’s cabin and controlling the linkage platform. The driver’s cabin is generally suspended under the trolley and moves with the trolley.

All container gantry crane operations can be performed on the linkage platform in the driver’s cabin. The driver can also operate the crane on the running side of the crane to facilitate temporary moving of the crane. When operating on the running side of the crane, electrical interlocking is achieved with the main operating linkage platform.

The drive control of the gantry container crane can be customized according to the user’s needs and currently includes: (1) conventional AC with eddy current speed regulation and braking system; (2) AC stator voltage regulation and speed regulation system; (3) thyristor DC constant speed regulation system and AC variable frequency speed regulation system. Different electrical drive control systems can be used for different mechanisms.

Driver's Cabin
Driver’s Cabin
Control Button
Control Button

The Main Container Gantry Crane Structure

Metal Structure

  • Main Beam – the off-track box girder is often used. In order to avoid the high stress area caused by the wheel pressure for the flange weld, the “T” steel is used to weld the main beam face plate and load-bearing web to the rail part. The connection between the main beam and the rigid leg adopts high-strength bolts or welding, and the connection with the flexible leg adopts a hinged connection.
  • Legs – both the rigid leg and the flexible leg adopt a box-shaped structure. For rail-mounted gantry container cranes with small and medium spans, the legs on both sides are made of rigid legs. For “Π” shaped legs, the strength and stiffness along the direction of the intermodal gantry crane are realized through the rigid connection between the legs and the top beam. For U-shaped legs, it is realized through the rigid connection between the legs and the bottom beam, while the strength and rigidity along the direction of the trolley is realized by the rigid connection of the main beam and the rigid leg.
  • Trolley – the structure of the trolley is different depending on whether the hoisting mechanism is a wire rope drum type or a telescopic rigid frame type. Generally, a combined structure of box girder and plate truss is adopted. The driver’s cab, electric control cabinet, anti-swaying device, festoon cable, etc. are all connected to the trolley structure.
  • Auxiliary structure – the structure includes the electrical room and escalators, walkways, maintenance platforms, etc., located on one side of the main beam.
Main Beam
Main Beam
Support Leg
Support Leg

Lifting mechanism

  • The lifting mechanism consists of electric motor, disc brake, reducer, and duplex drum. The wire rope drum lifting mechanism is driven by an AC motor, and a single-layer rope groove drum is driven by a closed spiral gear reduction box to wind the rope. The motor has enough power to ensure good acceleration performance.
  • An elastic coupling with a brake disc is provided between the hoisting motor and the reduction box. The brake is a hydraulic push rod disc brake released by a spring brake push rod.
  • An overspeed switch is provided on the high-speed shaft end of the hoisting mechanism. When the motor speed exceeds 115% of the rated speed, the entire machine is stopped in emergency.
  • Detected by the weight sensor, when the load under the spreader is between 100% and 110% of the rated load, the rated load indicator light in the driver’s cab is displayed. When the load under the spreader exceeds 110% of the rated load, the buzzer alarms, the overload indicator flashes, and the PLC prohibits the lifting mechanism from continuing to lift upwards, but allows the lifting speed limit to drop and lower the load.
Container Spreader
Container Spreader
Container Gantry Crane Spreader
Container Gantry Crane Spreader

Trolley travelling mechanism

  • The trolley running mechanism generally consists of a wheel set, a motor, a reducer, a brake, a coupling, etc. or a three-in-one reducer and a guide wheel set.
Trolley Mechanism
Trolley Mechanism

Crane travelling mechanism

  • RMG crane travelling mechanism mainly consists of three-in-one reducer drive, rail clamp, buffer, wheel clamp, etc.
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Rail Mounted Crane
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RMG Container Crane

How Does A Container Gantry Crane Work?

Container gantry cranes consist of several essential components and operate with precision and safety in mind. Here’s how they work:

  • Lifting Mechanism: The heart of the crane is its lifting mechanism, typically comprising a spreader, ropes, and winches. The spreader attaches to the container, while the winches use powerful motors to lift and lower it with precision.
  • Movement: The crane’s bridge and legs move along a set of rails, positioning it precisely above containers. This lateral movement ensures containers are picked up or placed down with pinpoint accuracy.
  • Control: Skilled operators control the crane’s every movement, utilizing advanced control systems to ensure safe and efficient container handling.

Aicrane: Your Trusted Partner for Container Gantry Crane Manufacturing

Aicrane brings a wealth of experience in providing gantry crane solutions to customers worldwide. Our commitment goes beyond selling crane products; we offer comprehensive services, including solution design, production, delivery, installation, and after-sales support, to ensure the smooth operation of your container gantry crane system. Allow us to introduce you to Aicrane company and showcase the ways we can elevate your operations.

Aicrane Factory

Aicrane factory

Our factory covers an extensive area of 850,000 square meters and holds production licenses for various cranes, hoists, steel structures, and winch products. This allows us to ensure efficient production, delivery, and competitive pricing. You’re welcome to visit our factory at any time.

Aicrane Service And Support Team

Technical support

Our team of crane engineers and project consultants works closely with customers to discuss product requirements and budgets, providing suitable lifting solutions for their business. Customer service specialists keep you informed on order progress and arrange delivery and installation in a timely manner to ensure your equipment is up and running.

Aicrane After-sales Service Team

After-sales service

Our dedicated team ensures reliable equipment installation and commissioning, prompt issue resolution, regular equipment check-ups, and tailored support. We prioritize your satisfaction, offering a customer-centric approach to maintain the reliability of your equipment, keeping your operations running smoothly.

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Local service

Aicrane maintains local sales and service teams in various countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Uzbekistan, and more. This allows us to offer on-site service within 24 hours and ensures timely access to necessary accessories through local warehouses.

At Aicrane, we’re not just container gantry crane manufacturers; we are your dedicated partners in elevating your lifting and material handling solutions to new heights. Feel free to reach out to us today to request a quote for a container gantry crane.

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    2.Span of the crane: m?

    3.Max. lifting height of the crane: m?

    4.The type of container will be lifted (20' or 40')

    5.The qty of containers handled per hour

    6.What kind of working site will the crane be used?

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