UK Flexi-Flipper Trials continue

Extensive trials of revolutionary flippers for STS cranes have started at DP World Southampton.

The success of the problem-solving solution shall pave the way for a time-saving, cost-efficient, high performance product for the UK’s ports industry.

The trials were negotiated, agreed and product supplied by Barlow Technology the sole supplier of the Inamer manufactured product, within the UK & Ireland.

The simple, yet innovative Flexi-Flipper was installed on STS cranes at DP World last month, where initial reports are very encouraging for the innovative product; already in use in a number of terminals throughout Europe.

A key part of the Spreader assembly, Flippers bear the brunt of impacts either with the quay, or within cell guides of ships, meaning that damage is inevitable. The highly adaptable Flexi-Flipper, however, is manufactured using premium materials and designed to be highly flexible to accommodate impacts and overloads, whilst retaining rigidity for normal loads.

Replacing traditional spreader flipper arms on cranes, the Flexi-Flipper can be easily adapted to achieve the correct combination of rigidity and cushioning, utilizing a uniquely engineered and adaptable mechanism.

Obvious advantages are derived from the flexibility of the product; primarily, reducing the quantity of fins requiring to be repaired annually, either from breakage or deformation. The machinery mechanism and structure of the spreader is additionally preserved with the flexi-flipper’s unique adaptability to varying load requirements, saving on lost hours and down-time, whilst also being safer for crane operators.

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