Stackers and Reclaimers that handle limestone, coal and other bulk materials are crucial to the processing of mined and other loose material. Whether piling & storing minerals or reclaiming to prepare for shipping, these machines typically run on rails supported by concrete foundations and impart dynamic loads to the rails via the wheels.
Concrete-supported runway details are often overlooked and, as a result, the maintenance and repairs to the runway and the machine itself are often accepted as the norm due to lack of attention to these runway details.
Gantrex is with you from the beginning to help design the rail system and choose the correct materials for the application.
Designed to your needs
Stackers & reclaimers often have multiple rails of different sizes, as the wheel loads are not evenly distributed along the machine. Wheel forces are transferred from the rail to the support structure beneath. Left uncontrolled, these forces will eventually cause damage to all the components in the load path. Improper support can lead to misalignment, rail breaks, soleplate bending or premature grout failure.
Track components selection
The use of components designed to control wheel load forces to reduce shock and vibration, will maintain rail alignment and provide a predictable path to eliminate the fatigue damage caused by high vertical wheel loads produced by heavy machinery operation. Gantrex soft-mount rail support systems, along with properly selected rails, will improve the operation of even the most demanding stacker or reclaimer
Gantrex solutions increase the productivity of the stackers and reclaimers thanks to the reliability of the crane rail solutions proposed. They involve the latest technology in crane track components and services.
Turn-key crane rail installations
Our skills in drilling, leveling, grouting, aligning and rail welding works are praised.
Our installation and inspection teams are motivated, efficient and reliable
Innovative RailLok™ design for crane rail stability
Gantrex’ RailLok™ design ensures full and tight contact between the upper component of the crane rail clip and the rail foot. Coupled with the self-locking wedge, it keeps the tightened clip bolts in tension.
The RailLok™ crane rail pad’s specific grooves and edge design prevents damage or movement of the pads resultant from rail twisting and the bow wave effect, almost completely eliminating the risk of premature pad weakening ensuing from dirt ingress.
Gantrex’ tailor-made range of products and services is available around the world through more than 300 real Gantrex crane rail specialists, ready to be on track, with you.
Gantrex supplied thermite rail welding kits and welding work.
Ma'aden Alumina Refinery, Saudi Arabia
The Ma'aden Alumina Refinery, an upstream facility to the similarily named Aluminium Smelter, was built by Hyundai Engineering in 2012-2013. Gantrex supplied the rail system for the stacker/reclaimers which included a total of 4,700m of rail with full accessories.
Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel, Oman
In 2008, Gantrex signed the first contract for supply and installation of the ship loader/unloader and the stacker reclaimer tracks at Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel in Sohar, Oman. In the course of the following years, additional contracts were signed for supply of the rail system in the meltshop and rolling mills of the same facility, making Gantrex the exclusive rail track partner of this major steel facility in the Sultanate of Oman.
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