Water based freight trasport 3d model
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Water based freight trasport

Water based freight trasport

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3D model of the water-based freight transport system (WFTS). The water-based freight transport system is a system that transports freight using boats that do not have their own propulsion system. The boats (actually barges) are instead propelled using gravity (which is similar as how it is done with the Stevelduct ) on downwards canal sections, and using a Hallidie cable car system on slight upward slopes and flat canals. The Eppelsheimer bottom cable car gripper is used on the boats to grab the cable, which is circulated using a motorized roller. For major upward slopes, a variant of the Stevelduct's revolving elevator can also be used. This elevator is rather energy-efficient, as per rotation, 2 boats are loaded in opposing sides, leveling out the weight. The motor than rotates drum, moving up one boat and lowering another. It should be noted that the a canals are 1-way direction. Besides the cable gripper, there is also a rail gripper on the boat; this serves to keep the boat steady and perfectly straight. Both the cable gripper and the rail gripper can be moved upwards or downwards by gripper motor 1 and 2 -G1M and G2M- ; this allows the boat to follow a right or left bend within the canals. As such, the boat can travel to many destinations, rather than just 1 destination as with the Stevelduct.