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Gantry crane 2x15kW

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Index: Chapter Title page
1. General Information 3
1.1 Gantry crane 3
1.1.1 Data gantry crane 3
1.1.2 Other information 4
1.1.3 Driving 4
1.1.4 Hoisting / Lowering 4
1.1.5 Instructions gantry crane 4
1.2 Power supply 4
1.2.1 Electric supply 4
1.2.2 Hydraulic supply 5
1.3 Hatchcovers 6
1.3.1 System 6
1.3.2 Construction 6
1.3.3 Closing 6
1.4 Tweendeck/Grainbulkheads 8
1.4.1 System 8
1.4.2 Construction 8
2. Control of the crane 9
2.1 Electric control-unit 9
2.1.1 To turn on the electric power supply 9
2.1.2 To use the electric spare cable in case of problem with cable drum 9
2.1.3 To start or stop the electric engines/hydraulic unit 9
2.1.4 To switch on/off the spotlights 10
2.1.5 How to connect the electro winches for workbin 10
2.1.6 Emergency switches on the gantry crane
2.1.7 Remote control 10
2.2 Hydraulic control-unit 12
2.3 Lifting and/or transporting maindeck hatchcovers 13
2.3.2 Lifting and/or transporting hatchcovers with onshore crane 14
2.4. Lifting and/or transporting tweendecks/grainbulkheads 14
2.4.1 To store and unlock lifting frame 14
2.4.2 To handle tweendecksupport with the workbin 14
2.4.3 To transport tweendecks 15
2.4.4 Tweendeck store position 16
2.4.5 How to use the workbin for locking pins grainbulkhead 17
2.4.6 Hoisting grainbulkheads 18
2.4.7 To overturn tweendeckcovers in vertical position 19
2.4.8 Grainbulkhead positions 19
2.4.9 To overturn grainbulkhead in horizontal position 19
3. Maintenance of the crane 20
3.1. Crane stop/store position 20
3.1.1 Store position 20
3.1.2 To release the bearings of the driving-units 20
3.1.3 To place the sea-going clamps 21
3.1.4 To place and tighten the crane store cables 21
4 Adress and telephonenumbers 22

Manual/information: GANTRY CRANE 2x15 kW

1.1. - Gantry crane

The gantry crane is intended for lifting and transporting the pontoon hatchcover to open or
close the cargo holds on a seagoing ship or to handle and positioning tweendecks / grain-
bulkheads. The gantry crane is running on a rail track fitted on the coaming profiel on port- and


- Operation : Electric/Hydraulic 2x15kW
- Load : Max pontoon hatchcover weight 23,6 ton
- S.W.L. : 24 Tons maindeckcovers/30 Tons tweendeck
- Driving speed : approx 30 metre/min
- Hoisting speed : approx 4 metre/min

- Stainless steel spindles and sliding bars on vertical columns.
- Stainless steel cover for pumpset,controlunit.
- Stainless steel hydraulic pipes
- Cross-over on top of the crane
- 2 Electric tackles, 400 Volt/50 Hz SWL 1000 kg.
- 2 Working cabins for operating the grainbulkheads locking devices/tweendeck supports
The operation is based on 2 functions:

1.1.3 - DRIVING
The gantry crane is driven on all 4 wheels with hydraulic-motor powered driving-units.
The transmission between motors and the wheels is brought about with a high tesil steel chain.


This is carried out by means of 2 hydraulic winches on top side of the main frame and brought
about with steel wires connected to the lifting frame with is provided with 4 hoisting hooks.


1. Do not use the crane if the trim of the ship is more than 1.5 degrees.
2. Always place the hatch in its correct place before leaving the crane.
3. Knock back all wedges before the hatch is raised.
4. Always make 100% certain that the hatches are properly connected to the lifting points.
5. Drive slowly and carefully if the ship is in a trim position.
6. In case of repairments of electrical components or cables be sure to make the right
connection of the phases. Otherwise the crane will not function by means of phase
sequence switch(prevent that the engine/pump will turn in the wrong direction.)


The gantry crane is operating electrical / hydraulic. This means that the load is lifting and the
gantry crane is driven on hydraulic pressure supplied by two hydraulic pumps with are driven by
two 15 kW electric motors

1.2.1 - Electric supply

The connection between the electric power supply of the ship-aggregate and the gantry crane
is made by a electric cable which is rewindable on a cabledrum, or in case of problems with the
cable drum, with a delivered spare cable.

Specification cable drum Type : Cavotec FLT 50902830UA0305

Electric cable : NSHTOU NWPK 5x10 mm² L=80m
Electric plug : Bals 2189 5 poles 63 A. (male)

Specification spare cable Electric cable : Neopreen NWPK 5x 6 mm² L=90m

Electric plug : Bals 2189 5 poles 63 A. (male)
Electric plug : Bals 3124 5 poles 63 A. (female)

Specification electromotor: 2x Voltage : 400V 50 Hz

Capacity : 15 kW
Revolutions : 1800/min
Construction form : B3/B5 IP 56
The motor is thermally safeguarded against overloading
1.2.2 - Hydraulic supply
The 2 hydraulic pumps are intergrated in the oil reservoir. The reservoir is fitted with a gauge
glass and a filling cap. The oil reservoir is filled with hydraulic oil. BP Batran HV15 or Esso
Univis N15.(When crane is used in tropical condition the oil must be N 32
Content approx. 150 litres. Oil is owners delivery.

The input pressure on the 9 electric/manually operated sections with the spring return of the
control valve cluster are limited by the manufacturer to the values:

1. Driving : 200 bar.

2. Hoisting left/right : 200 bar.

Specifications winch: -Manufacturer :Brevini

-type :BWC150/3/H1CR108VM2L and R
-Hoisting cable : 6x36WS+Stk zinced ø32mm 1960 N/mm2
-Max. linepull on wire :15 Ton
-Grooved drum : ø 640 mm
-Painted in 2 component primer
-Material : St 52
-Tested and delivered with manufacturer testcertificate

Hydro winch on gantry-crane


1.3.1 - SYSTEM

Front cargohold 50,4 x 14,34/7,17 meter will be provided with 8 pontoonhatchcovers and two
small hatchcover. The aft cargohold 61,6 x 14,34 meter will be provided with 9
pontoonhatchcovers and 3 small hatchcovers. The cargohold can be opened and closed by
means of the gantrycrane.

The hatchcovers are made according the Bureau Veritas rules and IACS 2005.
The hatchcovers are boxshaped with a closed bottomplate.
The hatchcovers are made of QSTE380TM plate.
Material dimensions: Topplate 7,5/8mm.
Bottomplate 6/6,5mm.
For sealing hatchcovers rubberprofile 94 x 50 and CAT profile 71x67
- Hold 1 50,4 x 14,34/7,17 meter
- Hold 2 61,6 x 14,34 meter
- Load according to loadlineconvention 2005.
- Containerload 20 ft.= 35 Ton.
40 ft.= 54 Ton.
- Hatchcovers are provided with numbers on top and side.
- Hatchcover 5,6,7 and 8 are provided with sprinkler.Use 2 ½” coupling.

-The hatchcovers are suitable for timber load of 1,6 t/m² (according to the woodplan).

The following alterations have been executed to ensure a friendly use:.

- Containertransport in the hold is possible by removing 2 hatchcovers above the particular

40 ft.container BAY to load and unload.
- On centreline of the ship a pullingbar can be placed which is driven by a hydraulic jack and
handpump. This device ensures the equal bending of the hatchcovers when there is cargo
load on one of the hatchcovers and it is not possible to secure the hatches with the
- A safetyline can be created with lifeline poles.

1.3.3 - CLOSING.
Closing of hatchcovers by means of quick acting cleats type 90001302 M22 and
90001304 M33 with galvanized steel bolt and rubber buffers.
The cleats are adjustable with a stainless steel set nut. Securing hatchcovers mutual with steel
wedges. Type.90001202.

Quick acting cleat 90001304 M33

Closing cleat 90001302 M22 sideplate


1.4.1 SYSTEM

The two holds of the ship can be provided with 20 tweendecks-covers .

Tweendecktypes are divided in 4 types
1 type can be used as grainbulkhead with passage though and steps
1 type is only tobe used as tweendeck but 2 of them have side pins for upright standing as a
grainbulkhead but without passage through and steps.At last there are 2 tweendecks at
extreme front position which can be used as grainbulkhead as well or to close front small hold.
It is possible to create 3+1 full grainbulkheads. The tweendecks used as grainbulkhead can be
turned vertical and horizontal. Pins can be reached from both sides of grainbulkhead and will be
operated by handpump and small hydraulic cylinder.
The tweendeck / grainbulkheads can be lifted and handled with the gantrycrane.(See
chapter.2.4.:”Lifting and/or transporting tweendecks/grainbulkhead”)
The tweendeck/grainbulkheads are made according the bureau Veritas rules.
The tweendeck/grainbulkheads are boxshaped with a closed bottomplate.
The tweendeck/grainbulkheads are made of QSTE380 TM plate.
Material dimensions: Topplate 12 mm.
Bottomplate 7 mm.

- The tweendeck/grainbulkheads are provided with spreaderpots for lifting with container-
spreader and for stacking cones type: for example Conver K-1 to pile up the tweendeck /
- Hold 1 50,4 x 14,34/7,17 meter
- Hold 2 61,6 x 14,34 meter
- Tweendeck load 3.5 T/M^2.
- Forklift Max. axleload = 13 Ton
- By using tweendeck for paperroll loading there is on centreline ship an locking device pin with
can be pulled out with a hydraulic jack and handpump.This device ensures the equal bending
of the tweendecks when there is cargoload (paperrolls) on one of the tweendecks.
Cover of centrepin is also securing of the pin.


2.1 - Electric control-unit

The electric control-unit is situated on top of the crane next to the hydraulic pump set.

2.1.1 - To turn on the electric power supply

Roll off the power supply cable of the cable drum and put the electric plug on end of the cable
in the connection plug of the extension cable with is connected to the electric side box in the
portside gangway. Fit the tension discharger to the coaming.
If you are sure all electric connection are solid made go upstair of the gantry-crane en open the
electric control unit .Turn the switch to “I”
To set the gantry-crane electric power free turn the switch to “0”

2.1.2 - To use the electric spare cable in case of problems with cable drum
Roll off the spare cable and put the plug on end of the cable in the cover inside the electric
contol unit and the plug on the other side of the cable in the connection plug to the electric
connection-box on midship in the portside gangway. If you are sure all electric connection are
solid Turn the “change over switch” from “I” to “II”
-Δ Check if the electric supply cable is laying free on the coaming and not on the

2.1.3 - To start or stop the electric engines/ hydraulic unit

-To start the electric engines, press in succession the green buttons of “engine1”/ “engine 2”.
The driven hydraulic pumps will bring the hydraulic oil in the tank on pressure. The gantry
crane is now ready for operating.
-To stop the electric engines, press the red buttons of “engine1”/ ”engine 2”. The driven
hydraulic pumps will slow down and stop pumping hydraulic oil.

2.1.4 - How to switch on/off the spotlights
In the electric control unit is an switch to switch on/off the spotlights on front/aftside and
starboard/portside including also winch lighting.

2.1.5 - How to connect the electro winches for workbin

In the electric control unit are two electric covers for the plugs of the electric cables of the
electro winches for workbins hanging in the lifting eyes halfway storecranes on starboard-and
portside for operating side pins of grainbulkhead for 2 front grainbulkheads.

2.1.6 – Emergency switches on the gantry crane

In case of emergency, there are 5 emergency switches,on port- and starboardside near the
driving-units on and on the hydraulic-control unit of crane. You can push the red button to stop
the gantry crane and set it electric power free. For resetting crane start both engines again.The
remote also has red button emergency stop.

- Δ Always check the reason for pushing the emergency switch and be sure it is save
operating with the gantry crane again!

2.1.7 – Warning signals on the gantry crane

When the gantry crane is driving or hoisting there will be an alarm bell ringing and a flash light
working to warn other people working on deck, in the cargo hold or coaming/gangway.
- Δ In case of serious electric problems always turn off the electric power, becauce the
gantry crane is running on high voltage and contact Coops & Nieborg B.V.

2.1.7 – Remote control

Turn on remote control by turning switch in controlbox to remote.
For manual remote see Section SCANRECO remote control system.

See next page for lay out.

2.2 - Hydraulic control-unit
The Hydraulic control-unit is situated on top of the crane on midship
The control of the crane is based on two functions and is realized by nine hydraulic valves.
Normally use remote but in case of malfunction of remote this control unit can be used.

1. Handling PS winch :- Hoisting ps winch on beam for small tweendecks – (handle up).
- Lowering ps winch on beam for small tweendecks – (handle down).

2. Slewing portside storecrane : - clockwise rotating – (handle up).

- counter clockwise rotating – (handle down)

3. Hoisting portside storecrane : - Hoisting ps winch – (handle up).

- Lowering ps winch – (handle down).

4. Handling PS main winch : - Hoisting ps main winch – (handle up).

- Lower ps main winch – (handle down)

5. Driving : - Forward - (handle up). (Adjustable by opening the valve more or less)
- Stop / Brake- (neutral position)
- Backward - (handle down). (Adjustable by opening the valve more or less)

6. Handling SB main winch : - Hoisting sb main winch – (handle up).

- Lower sb main winch – (handle down)

7. Hoisting starboard storecrane : - Hoisting sb winch – (handle up).

- Lowering sb winch – (handle down).

8. Slewing starboard storecrane : - clockwise rotating – (handle up).

- counter clockwise rotating – (handle down)

9. Handling SB winch :- Hoisting sb winch on beam for small tweendecks – (handle up).
- Lowering sb winch on beam for small tweendecks – (handle down).


- Δ Before starting to lift a hatchcover always be sure that the cleats are unlocked,
the wedges are in backward position and the timbersupports are removed!

- Δ When open a closed cargo bay always start to remove the “closing” hatchcovers
before lifting an “underlayer” hatchcover!

2.3.1 - Lifting and/or transporting hatchcovers with the gantry crane

Lift the lifting frame of the crane at least a meter above the height of the hatchcover
and drive to approx 0,5 meter for the middle of the hatchcover. Lower the frame till the rolls are
laying on the top plate. Drive slowly forwards till the four liftinghooks on the frame are fitted in
the supports on side of the hatchcover. Watch the pointers of the crane to be in line with pointer
on hatchcovers. If now lifting the frame, the hatchcover is connected to the crane and can be
lifted and transport to the places were they can be piled up. It is possible to create a pile of
max. 6 hatchcovers on several places on the deck. It is also possible to drive with a hatchcover
over ventilation caps on midship.

2.3.2 - Lifting and/or transporting hatchcovers with onshore crane
For loading and unloading the hatchcovers by means of an onshore crane with container
spreader, the hatchcovers are provided with container foundation.
When adapter HT-3 from conver is used you can lift with a 20” spreader.
Otherwise use slings to lift hatchcover.Hoisting points are axles directly after hoistingpoints for
gantrycrane. Length of sling to be the same as breadth of hatchcover to ensure a safe hoisting


To make gantry-crane ready for lifting tweendecks / grainbulkheads.

2.4.1 - To store and unlock lifting-frame

Bring lifting-frame in highest position till it is pushed to the buffers. Link the lifting-frame to the
main-frame with the 2 locking-devices which can be reached by opening the cover in the top
step. Release the hoisting cable a little and unlock the lifting-frame by pulling the handle of the
connection-shafts and push to the left untill the shaft is locked (by springs).

2.4.2. - To handle the tweendeck support with workbin.

Before the tweendecks can be placed in the cargo hold, the tweendeck support in the holdside
must be turn-over by means of the gantrycrane and special tool. Therefore storecanes will be
used. Steelwire of storecranes must be pulled back over sheaves which are mounted in crane.
Now drive slowly to the working cabin store and lift the cabins to the highest position and drive
to the tweendeck support which has to be handled. Lower the cabin and connect the nylon rope
on the handling tool on the support of the tweendeck support. By lower or lifting the cabin with
the winches you can turn-over or in the support. See also chapter 2.4.5.

Please take in notice:Do never loosen safety pin of safety hook aside the support before
to be sure support is properly attached to safetycabin with delivered rope and set
tensioned.Please roll rope with a minimum of 5 turns over the pipe of the the work bin.

lockingpin for
locking pin for Gangway ladder
mainwinch cable store

securingplate to securing plate to

mainframe mainframe

lifting point workbin pointer pointer lifting point workbin

hatchcovers hatchcovers
hydraulic pumpset control position for
Locking pin for storecranes
lifting frame Electric controlbox locking pin for
Storecrane SWL lifting frame
Storecrane SWL 1,5 Ton
1,5 Ton

Store eye for Main winches BWC

steelwires 110 Winch arm for
Winch arm for store eye for steel
tweendeck P1 and
tweendeck P1 and wires
P2-SWL 5 ton
P2-SWL 5 Ton
Control position on
emergency stop

Hoistingpoint hoistingpoint
workingbin workingbin
tweendeck P1 and tweendeck P1 and
P2 P2

emergency stop

Cable reel
step for locking
lifting frame step for locking
lifting frame

emergency stop
PS and SB emergency stop
PS and SB
position for position for
storecables storecable
storecrane storecrane

stamp for releasing

2x TR36x6
turnbuckle for
seafstening crane

2x seafastening storecable
crane vertical
Fig.1 Hoisting cabin by handling tweendecksupports

2.4.3 - To transport tweendecks

Lower the unlocked hoisting-cable and fasten the spreader-cables with the tweendeck-lifting
tool to the hoisting-cable. Connect the liftinghooks to the lifting points in the tweendecks

2.4.4 - Tweendeck store position
When the tweendeckcovers are not in use they can be stored in the aft cargohold against
aftbulkhead vertical or horizontal (See sector drawings tweendeck 010). Also in front of midship
can be stored 2 grainbulkheads.

2.4.5. - How to use the workbin for locking side-pins in the grainbulkhead
There for place steelwires from storecanes on special sheaves found on topframe of crane.
Before doing this rotate storecranes 90 degrees to point them towards foreship or aftship
depending which side tobe operated of the grainbulkheads.Attach workbins to hooks of
storecranes. Lift the cabins to the highest position and drive to the grainbulkhead which has to
be handled. Now the grainbulkhead can be hoisted (see chapter .2.4.6.) or turned-over to
vertical position as grainbulkhead (see chapter 2.4.7.) For lifting front grainbulkheads place
workbin in storecrane hoisting point(found at underside storecrane beam).This can be done to
lift electrotackles with storecranes on top of gantrycrane and then hook to hoisting point.(See
picture below for front tweendecks)
Hang the electro chain tackles in the hooks on port- and starboard storecrane and connect the
power supply plugs in the covers in the controle unit.

2.4.6. - Hoisting grainbulkheads.
The grainbulkhead part can be hoisted with the main hoisting cable.First store the lifting frame
and unlock the hoisting cable from the lifting frame (see 2.4.1). Drive to the grainbulkhead that
has tobe lifted or turned over from tweendeckcover to grainbulkhead vertical position (see
2.4.7.) Now place the lifting tools on top of the grainbulkhead.Tension winch cable and pull out
side pins. The grainbulkhead part now can be lifted and moved with the gantry-crane.

- Δ When the grainbulkheads are placed to its position the upper part must be moved
to a position where it is possible to bring the lower part to its grainbulkhead position.
When the grainbulkhead is in its right position the part must be fixed to the hold side with four
locking side-pins. To drive-out these locking side-pins an hydraulic jack is needed which can
be operated with the hydraulic handpump fixed on the workingcabin.

2.4.7 - To over-turn tweendeckcovers in vertical position (to store or to use it as

Lower the tweendeckcovers slowly on the tank-top and unlock the liftinghooks from the lifting
points.Lower the hoisting-cable end on the tweendeck and remove the spreader-cables and
the lifting tool. Take the lifting-tool (see chapter 2.4.1) and fasten it to main hoisting cable. This
lifting tool can be connected to the lifting-point on top of the tweendeck.(Be sure of good
secured connections !!) Lift the tweendeck and drive slowly back- or forward to turn the
tweendeck over the bottomside to vertical position. The tweendeck can now be lifted and
transported to the store-position or to be used as grainbulkhead. If the grainbulkhead is on the
right position secure the grainbulkhead with locking pins which are operated by a hydraulic
jack (placed in the hole in the grainbulkhead) and manual hydraulic pump.

2.4.8. - Grainbulkhead positions

For the several grainbulkhead position see ‘Grainbulk stability book”.

2.4.9 - To over-turn grainbulkhead in horizontal position.(to use it as tweendeck

Same procedure but backward as discribed above.

3.1. - Crane stop / Store position:

3.1.1 Store position

If the crane is stopped for longer periods of time or during sea-going, the crane must be placed
on aftship and can also be placed at midship. To lash the crane down use the steelwires and
stretchers , seafasteners as shown in figure on next page. A gangway ladder can be stored in
lifting frame of gantrycrane. Storecranes must be attached with steel wire/chain tensioner to the
crane which is equipped with lashing eyes.

3.1.2 How to release the bearings of the driving-units

If the crane is stopped for a longer periods of time, the wheels of the driving-units must be
lifted from the rail to avoid damage of the bearings when lashed down. This can be done by
placing the small hydraulic cilinder on the specific place under the crane-profile and lift the
frame, about 10 mm, by using a hydraulic jack. Place the stamp on front and aftside in the
driving-unit and fixed them with the shaft. Release the cilinder of the hydraulic jack and remove
them, the wheels of the crane are now about 5 mm free from the rail.

3.1.3 How to place the sea-fastener clamps
When crane is stored for sea-going, lift the lifting frame into its highest position (against the
buffers) and “lock” the lifting frame to the main frame with the 4 locking devices. Place the
removeable sea-fastening clamps in the pipes on portside. Then lash down the crane to the
ship/coaming by tightend the M30 bolt on the shafts.

3.1.4 How to place the store cables

To prefend the crane for heavy horizontal movement (for example during heavy weather
conditions) the crane must be stored diagonal with two steel wires by connecting the cable to
the store eyes on the aft-side of the crane and to the store eye plate on center ship on the deck
. The cable can be shortened by chain-part and tightened with a ratchet stretcher.
See dwg 705 in section drawings gantrycrane.

Adresses and telephonenumbers

Hatchcovers and crane

Coops & Nieborg bv

Aert v/d Neerweg 7
9601 EW Hoogezand
Telephone : 31-598-395500
Telefax : 31-598-392427

or 06-53157028