Reduction of waste volumes in the cargo hold 10.01.2017

The patent pending movable deck lifter, TTS Intelligent Movable Deck Lifter (IMDL), developed by TTS help reduce waste volumes onboard PCTC vessels (Pure Car Truck Carriers) due to new and improved technique.

A  traditional deck lifter has a centered contact point, this results in that the corners of the panel is deflected and an extra margin for lifting is needed to get the panel on top of the support in stowed position. As the TTS IMDL having a parallel lifting with 4 contact points, one in each corner by adjustable arms, the extra margins needed are significantly reduced due to hogging, construction tolerances or asymmetric hoistable decks at each deck level. The panel stays flat and waste volumes can be minimized and the weight of the panels can in some cases even be decreased. The TTS IMDL is a drivable vehicle, and has a compact design for minimum storage.

With less waste volume, the ship design can be more flexible due to that either the cargo space can be increased or the total ship height can be reduced.

“The possible total height saving in the cargo hold varies from one ship design compared to another. Using a typical PCTC vessel as an example the possible height reduction in cargo hold, when using the TTS IMDL, can be approximately 100mm for each liftable car deck level. In order to find the most optimized design using TTS IMDL lifter it is important that TTS is involved early in the design phase of the vessels cargo hold.” Says Tobias Ahlberg, Sales Manager at TTS Marine AB

For easy handling and safety, positioning of vehicle, lifting and lowering of panels, TTS IMDL is operated via a remote control. A user friendly touch panel is located on the vehicle where all detailed settings and alarm management is available. The system is prepared to store the lifting arm positions of each panel which will make the handling both safe and easy. There are 2 different options available for selecting pre-saved settings for each panel, manual or automatic. When choosing the automatic option, the settings for each panel is automatically selected when the vehicle is in position.



Gothenburg 2017-01-10
TTS Marine AB 


Contact person

For more details, contact:
Tobias Ahlberg, Sales Manager
TTS Marine AB
Tel: +46 31 725 79 42
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