Precast electric transporter – 60 t
Posted on August 28, 2019
Morello is expanding and participates in major international projects with the recent production of a precast electric transporter for the Tideway project.
This battery powered electric transporter will be used for moving at construction sites prefabricated concrete segments used to line tunnels.
This is a machine highly prized by its operators as it allows them to transport the prefabricated concrete from the storage area to the inside of the tunnel without the need of a track, without pollution and without noise.
Its great maneuverability makes this precast electric transporter very easy to use even in tight spaces.
The electric motor, battery power and the absence of a hydraulic system, while making it eco-friendly, minimize maintenance, an absolute must when used at a construction site!
The battery of this precast electric transporter is lithium ion, because a rapid charge time was a must, something the classic lead acid batteries just don’t have.
The electrical transporter is equipped with special longitudinal supports that are able to easily hold the prefabricated concrete arches used in lining tunnels.
This type of transporter is always highly prized by contractors involved in designing and constructing tunnels, who until very recently had to use diesel vehicles that were very polluting and noisy, and vehicles on rails which proved to be rather inflexible in a variety of situations.
This particular project, the Tideway project, involves the construction of a 25 km super sewage system under the River Thames by 2024.
You can find more information on this fascinating project here: https://www.tideway.london/
Here you can find some videos of the project where you can see our equipment at work: https://vimeo.com/tideway
Morello produces this type of precast electric transporter and many other customized transporters to handle any type of material for industry and construction sites. Here you can find some of our special products: Battery powered transporters
60 t – 5,400 x 1,700 mm
Capacity: 60 t (up to over 1,000 tons on request)
Steering: double steering axles (VC)
Power: lithium battery
Traction motors: AC
Steering motors: AC
Size: 5,400 x 1,700 mm (other dimensions on request)
Speed: 60 m/min
Battery range: 4 km
Control: radio control
AGV: on request
On request: Ex conformance (Class 1 and 2, Division 1 and 2, Zone 1 and 2, dust and gas)