Motovated Steelbro Sidelifter Case Study
Steelbro NZ Ltd produces innovative container handling equipment for the container transport industry. Their sidelifter trailers are recognised for their quality and innovation worldwide. Steelbro sidelifter crane technology is supplied throughout New Zealand, Australia, Europe, South East Asia, Africa, and South America.
Steelbro approached Motovated Design & Analysis with the challenge to create a new sidelifter design that was:
The engineering team at Motovated Design & Analysis worked collaboratively with the experts at Steelbro. Together, they came up with a robust solution by:
Steelbro have reported that users of the new sidelifter are grateful for the superior capabilities and cost savings that the new design provides.
The new sidelifter arm:
Figure 1: Sidelifter leg fully extended
Figure 2: Sidelifter FEA stress plot