Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes are an essential part of port facilities around the world. With the d-rover, the motion plastics specialist igus provides a solution to supply data to these RTGs quickly and safely – for travels of over 800 metres.
The d-rover has been developed by the company for secure data transmission, for example to HD video cameras on the RTG. The system is quickly connected to the gantry crane via a retractable and extendible telescopic arm, as such ensuring an uninterrupted high-speed data transmission. In this way the maximum data rates of up to 10 Gbit/s are feasible with chainflex fibre optic cables, even with travels of 800 metres and more. There are no restrictions for the travel speed of the RTGs.