The steel strapping machine from TITAN is being put to the test. At the St Petersburg harbour, gigantic steel roles need to be prepared to cross frozen seas under the most adverse of conditions. Loading the coils into the ship’s hold is an endurance test for people and materials.
The temperatures on the Russian coast like to fall to -25 degrees at around the end of the year. The bitter cold cuts into the harbour crew’s faces, who master the loading manoeuvre with sub-millimetre accuracy despite the extreme conditions. The freight, which weighs many tonnes, is also equipped for extreme conditions. Icy temperatures, metre-high waves and violent storms can no longer harm the special steel strapping from TITAN, due to having proper lashing. In the TITAN lashing & lifting system, which is being employed here, pneumatic tensioning and sealing devices are put to use. The major benefit is that the sleeves are not cut into during the process of sealing, they’re only deformed. This ensures extremely high elongation values and joint efficiencies.