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Kone Continuous Ship Un-loader (CSU)

1 unit KONE Pedestal Crane - Continuous Ship Un-loader / Bucket Wheel (Bulk Material, COAL, IRON ORE, etc)

Cap 1500 Tonne/Hour, Year Mfg 1991, Frame Hours: 3000 Hrs Only... (Photos & Spec below)
This Pedestal Crane it may be of use to Discharge Bulk carriers at the Harbour Ports at a rate of 1500 Tons per hour.


1) Pedestal Crane - Continuous Ship Unloader
2) Mfg Make     : KONE
3) Type Model  : Continuous Ship Unloader Bucket wheel
4) Year Mfg      : 1991
5) Capacity       : 1500 Tons
6) Frame Hours : 3000 hrs Only
7) Condition       : Extremely excellent Good
8) Boom Lenght : 30 Mtr

This crane needs a New Belt.

Number 30006 Location West Thurrock

Specification and History of CSU No 30006

The Kone CSU was designed and constructed by the Kone special crane division of Finland. It was one of three CSU ordered by the Central Electricity Generating Board for use at the former West Thurrock Power Station located on the River Thames. The principle duty was to discharge Coal in bulk from vessels at that stage ranging from 7000tons to 25000 tons dwt.

The CSU was delivered in the latter part of 1989 commissioned and put into service early 1990, after initial teething problems it performed well discharging approximately 2.5 million tons of Coal until the unforeseen Power Station Closure March 31st 1993. The CSU has not discharged any Cargo since that time.

Principle of Operation

The CSU is operated by one Person who is positioned in fully Air Conditioned Cabin which is located just above the Bucket Wheel which rotates in a counter clock-wise direction, as the buckets pass over the top dead centre position the material is deposited into a receiving hopper with a vertical pocket belt conveyor rotating in a clock-wise direction collecting the falling material in the pockets transferring the material to the top of the vertical tower where again as the material passes over t.d.c. position the material falls onto the horizontal conveyor, which is travelling in a counter clock-wise direction (this conveyor has rib sections assisting with the material re-tainment.) Once discharged from this conveyor the material is deposited into a hopper with a load cell unit fitted (approx capacity 21tons) the variable capacity of this hopper is interfaced with the final stage discharge conveyor which has a variable control to ensure even flow discharge onto the shore side conveyors. The interface unit on the load cell hopper will stop the transfer conveyor when the capacity of this hopper reaches 4tons, and will restart around the 12tons capacity.

In addition to the statuary safety devices the CSU has CCTV monitoring, anti collision wire system fitted to the vertical conveyor that indicates to the operator if any form of unacceptable contact has been encountered.

General Condition Report

The general visual appearance of the CSU remains good with very few signs of surface protection breakdown on the main structure. Some evidence of minor surface protection failure can be found in the non-structural equipment. 
Ancillary power has been maintained to the CSU for the purposes of Hydraulic Oil and Motors heaters as applicable.

Whilst the CSU was under its former ownership the Vertical Pocket Conveyor Belt was removed and has not been replaced.

A systems management computer by the Gem Corporation was previously installed and although PC remains available it is now somewhat dated and replacement has been recommended.   

Brief Technical Data

Crane Rail centres                                               9.144mtrs
Approximate Rail Loadings            Front Rail           Back Rail
Working Condition                       2490kn              2150kn
Stowed Condition                                2800kn              2800kn
Over all weight                                                   850tons
Peak capacity (Material)                                       1500tph
   “          “       (Power)                                               750kw
Bucket wheel dia                                                 5.8mtrs
Number of Buckets                                              11

Vertical Conveyor

Tower rotation Speed                                           0.1-1.5r/min
Conveyor belt width                                             1400mm
Side profile                                                        400mm
Speed                                                                3.3m/sec

Horizontal Boom Conveyor

Conveyor belt width                                             1600mm
Side profile                                                        200mm
Speed                                                                2.5m/sec

Transfer Conveyor (CSU to Shore side delivery)

Conveyor belt width                                             2000mm
Speed                                                                0.35-1.05m/sec
Boom Hoisting Time

Max- Min                                                            4sec
Slewing Speed                                                    0.1r/min
Long Travel Speed                                               0.33m/sec
Power Supplies (main drive operations)                  3.3kv; 50Hz
Ancillary                                                             415v





















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