Is improved remote monitoring making redundancy redundant?
24 July 2017
As technology has advanced, port terminal equipment manufacturers have been able to convince their clients that quay cranes and yard machinery benefit tremendously from the incorporation of varying degrees of redundancy. They do so arguing that if vital parts and components fails, there is always back-up in place to ensure that the particular handling equipment can continue to function.
Other manufacturers have taken a different route entirely, suggesting that only by investing in expensive top-end engineering can they be sure that their gantry crane or pneumatic unloader will not break down when it can least afford to.