Soft Touch Down increases the handling rate

Automatic reduction in speed for greater safety and handling.

Automatic reduction in speed for greater safety and handling.

The Soft Touch Down supplement was especially developed for container handling. When the container is lowered, the crane operator often brakes the movement earlier than necessary. In this way, valuable time is lost.

Soft Touch Down automatically detects how much space there is between the container and its landing place and optimises the braking distance. The crane operator is therefore able to lower at maximum speed for as long as possible until the system automatically initiates the braking process. In this way, more containers per hour can be moved and harbour operation can be made safer.

Advantages at a glance

Thanks to automatic regulation of the speed, the operator can utilise the crane's full capacity without restriction. In this way, more containers per hour can be moved particularly by crane operators with less experience.

Intervention of the system prevents the load from being placed down on the ground with a heavy impact. This means that potential damage to the crane, ship or harbour infrastructure related to this incident can be avoided.

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