ELME Spreader Model 818 INNOVATION is the New Generation telescopic top lift spreader for handling of laden ISO containers weighing up to 45 tonnes. 818 INNOVATION is designed for use under a gantry at the front of a lift truck. The strong and basic concept offers distinct advantages, such as two parallel telescopic beams, assuring max overlap. Beam sections 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 818 INNOVATION spreader with the unique combination of increased structural strength and reduced weight. The New Generation 818 INNOVATION 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 lift truck design. The New Generation design also implies numerous improvements to promote easier service. TWISTLOCK SYSTEM The previous generations well-proven Twistlock system, manufactured in a rugged design, carries all its benefits into the New Generation of spreaders. 818 INNOVATION has hardened ISO quick exchange pendular twistlocks that are hydraulically activated with mechanical interlocking against faulty locking and unlocking. GANTRY MOUNTING WITH MECHANICAL PILE SLOPE Gantry mounting is used for lift trucks, dedicated to container handling only. Four telescopic hangers connect the spreader to the gantry. Gravity assures the level position of the spreader. The hangers will allow the spreader to automatically adapt to containers on trailers or on uneven ground. TELESCOPING, SLEW, REACH AND SIDESHIFT SYSTEM Telescoping is powered by one hydraulic cylinder for each end beam and sideshift is executed by one hydraulic cylinder. The slew and reach motions are possible thanks to two hydraulic cylinders that connect the spreader to the gantry. By powering either one or both cylinders, the slew and reach functions are activated. 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 twistlock activation, telescoping and lift interrupt. Neuron uses J1939 protocol which provides fault code messaging to alert driver and maintenance personnel of possible component failures. DISCLAIMER All specifications are subject to change without notice. A list of options enables you to adapt the product more precisely to your needs and further information is available on request.