AUTOMATIC EMPTY DEPOT STABILIZER
The NGICT stack area configuration offers great opportunities to secure the stability of high stacking of empty containers without manual handling. The empty containers it selves (preferably the long-stays) form part of the solution.
Across each stack lane the AEDS can be placed on top of a layer in between the supporting columns to form very strong and high shield walls.
The number and spacing of these shield walls depend on the situational factors as storm season, weather forecast, force and orientation of the wind. In between these shield walls all other containers are in the lee. The number and mutual distance of the AEDS per wall depend on the height aswell.
The AEDS can be handled by the usual yard spreaders and consist out of a horizontal steel lattice girder.
The connection to the support columns takes place by mechanical lever arms which are operated automatically.
The required number of AEDS may be stacked nearby a stack lane.