ELME Spreader Model 817 INNOVATION WTP is the New Generation telescopic top lift spreader for handling of laden ISO, WTP and US-domestic containers weighing up to 45 tonnes. 817 INNOVATION WTP is designed for mounting on reach stackers. The strong and basic concept offers distinct advantages, such as two parallel telescopic beams, assuring max overlap. The beam sections are dimensioned to absorb not only the vertical, but also the very considerable horizontal forces. INNOVATIVE DESIGN INNOVATION’s new and improved design implies a New Generation 817 INN. WTP spreader with the unique combination of increased structural strength and reduced weight. The New Generation 817 INN. WTP Spreader is estimated to have an increased life expectancy of 30 % related to fatigue resistance and standard load case conditions. The reduced spreader weight enables improvements on the reach stacker design and makes it possible to increase the lifting capacity in second and third container row. The New Generation design also implies numerous improvements to promote easier service. TWISTLOCK SYSTEM The twistlock system is manufactured in a rugged design and is well-proven since many years. The hardened ISO quick exchange pendular twistlocks has hydraulically activated and mechanical interlocking against faulty locking and unlocking. 817 INNOVATION WTP is equipped with lubrication free twistlocks that will lower TCO by reducing the need for and time spent on maintenance. TELESCOPING, SIDESHIFT AND ROTATION SYSTEM Telescoping is powered by one hydraulic cylinder for each end beam and sideshift is executed by one hydraulic cylinder. The cylinders are positioned on top of the main frame. Rotation is done by a slewing ring with double transmissions for turning and brakes for holding. WTP-SYSTEM The WTP option built into the spreader endbeams allows the operator to hydraulically change the twistlock positions to handle ISO and US-domestic containers as well as WTP containers. CONTROL AND PROTECTION SYSTEM The ELME Neuron CAN bus system, designed for maximum robustness, monitors the state of the spreader at all times. Indicator lights advise the operator when the spreader is correctly seated, locked or not locked. Each signal is a precondition for the important protection functions of the spreader such as lift interrupt. Neuron uses J1939 protocol which provides fault code messaging to alert driver and maintenance personnel of possible component failures.