A 26-axle ship section transporter with 800 tonne payload capacity is en route from the Scheuerle production facility in Pfedelbach, Germany, to Tongyoung, South Korea.
The almost eight metre wide and 30 metre long vehicle will ultimately be used at the shipyard premises of the Sungdong Group in the South Korean coastal city of Tongyoung to position large ship segments for final assembly or move them between production facilities on site.
According to Scheuerle, the transporter is fitted with systems that monitor the centre of gravity, load and inclination and also protect the driver against noise, heat and cold, and provides feedback on vehicle operating errors.
“The highest demands are placed on our ship section transporters in terms of process reliability as costly failures and associated downtime is something that no operator wants to risk,” said Ralf Grützmacher, Area Manager Sales at TII Sales, the joint sales and distribution company of Scheuerle, Nicolas and Kamag.
“Especially in tough operating conditions such as high humidity, high salt content in the air and constantly changing temperatures, our transport solutions enjoy a well-earned reputation for their high degree of reliability for avoiding breakdowns and malfunctions.
“We ensure this through the use of high quality components and a closely monitored quality control throughout the entire manufacturing process. We also take great care during the transportation to the customer by safeguarding the entire vehicle in order to protect it against the weather thus ensuring that it arrives in perfect condition at its final destination.”