The Swedish company Kalmar Industries AB has been manufacturing reach stackers since 1985 and is a global manufacturer of equipment for handling goods in ports, at intermodal terminals and industrial facilities. Every fourth container or trailer in terminals around the world is handled by the machines of this company. Kalmar Industries plants are located in Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and the United States, equipment is operated in more than 140 countries.
Kalmar reachstackers were built on the basis of the company's vast experience in manufacturing equipment for marine and railway terminals over the past century. At the turn of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the Finnish Sisu and Valmet, also established themselves as manufacturers of high-quality loading equipment, joined the company. After the merger by the combined efforts of professionals, the production program of reachstackers was updated and modified in a short time, and today it is represented by three model lines: reachstackers for handling empty containers, reachstackers of the ContMaster DRS series and ContChamp DRF series for handling loaded containers.
It is difficult to find a country where loaders, reach stackers, stackers, and other equipment for handling heavy loads of a manufacturer such as Kalmar would not be used. Loading and unloading containers, stacking them, working with cargoes at various industrial enterprises and in construction, in ports and cargo terminals - these machines can be used everywhere, and reliability, productivity and ease of use are the manufacturer's trademark.
The company has been manufacturing a variety of machines, such as reach stackers, stackers, forklifts for over 100 years. Its products have long been recognized as an unusually reliable, productive technique.
In developing the operator’s cab, Kalmar is guided by three principles: good visibility, ergonomics and comfort. This allows the technology of this brand to remain among the leaders in terms of usability on it and deservedly enjoy popularity among customers. Kalmar uses 3 types of cabs in its models: Spirit Delta. One of the best cabs, ergonomic, with a large area of glazing. Front, rear and top glass are equipped with wipers. There is enough space in the cabin to install the necessary additional equipment. Spirit Delta Space. Further development of the previous cabin, which provides for the possibility of turning the operator’s chair in the right direction, with the steering wheel, controls for the working tool installed on a special platform turning with the chair. Flex Cab / Flex Guard. An alternative approach to cab design. Flex Cab makes it easy to dismantle all or part of the panels, turning the cab into an open one. Flex Guard, on the contrary, is initially open, and has only a frame on which doors, windows, etc. are hung, which will turn it into a completely closed one. The company installs an electronic system of its own design on its equipment that monitors the operation of all components and systems of the machine. The dashboard-mounted display shows the necessary information. The interface is simple, so that the data displayed on the screen is understandable to everyone, the use of text information is minimized and the digital data and icons are used to the maximum.
Under the Kalmar brand, a large number of loaders (reach stackers) are produced, designed to handle containers in ports and at railway stations, for work in industrial enterprises. Models allow you to operate containers located in several rows, as well as to load or unload them from railway platforms located on 2 parallel tracks.
Features Buyers are offered 2 series of reach stackers: 10-ton DRF 100. This series includes 2 models, the main difference of which is the length of the boom: the S6 model has a two-section boom, the length of which is enough to install 6 standard containers in a stack, and the S8 model uses a three-section boom capable of installing 8 containers. This series is primarily designed to work with empty containers. 42-45 tons. A large number of models are offered in two versions: “L” - a simplified model focused on everyday use, and “S” - characterized by greater load capacity, high speed of lifting / lowering the load and a large number of available options.
The driver's working conditions are comfortable, the air-conditioned cab is vibration-insulated from the car body, protected from excessive noise, the front, rear and upper windows have wipers. The installed display provides all the necessary information about the operation of the loader. Management of working mechanisms is carried out by a joystick.