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Engineering Expertise in Material Handling Industry

We help our customers in material handling projects by providing services from concept development to detailed design for a wide range of sectors such as handling, storage and transport of raw materials as well as finished products. As an extended engineering arm to our customers, we also assist by converting drawings into 3D models, developing parametric models, providing system and sub-system level design, generating fabrication drawings and performing finite element analysis.

Our capabilities includes all design related disciplines, such as, STS Cranes, Offshore Cranes, Marine Cranes, Jib cranes, Forklift, Reach stacker, Empty Container Handler, Telehander etc.

  • Mechanical
  • Structural
  • Control systems, PLCs
  • Electrical
  • Hydraulics

Forklift and Reach Stacker Design and Engineering Support

Material handling constitutes movement, protection, storage and control of materials and products throughout manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption and disposal. As a process, material handling incorporates a wide range of manual, semi-automated and automated equipment and systems that support logistics and make the supply chain work.

There is a variety of manual, semi-automated and automated material handling equipment and technologies available to aid in the movement, protection, storage and control of materials and products throughout manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal.

These include:
  • Automated storage and retrieval systems
  • Automatic guided vehicles (AGVs)
  • Automatic identification & data collection
  • Casters and wheels
  • Controls
  • Conveyors
  • Dock equipment
  • Ergonomics
  • Hoisting equipment
  • Industrial robots
  • Integrated material handling systems
  • Item order fulfilment systems
  • Lift trucks
  • Monorails and workstation cranes
  • Overhead cranes
  • Packaging
  • Protective guarding
  • Racks
  • Software
  • Sortation
  • Storage

STS, RTG, RNG, ASC Crane Design Services

A crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist rope, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally. It is mainly used for lifting heavy things and transporting them to other places. The device uses one or more simple machines to create mechanical advantage and thus move loads beyond the normal capability of a human. Cranes are commonly employed in the transport industry for the loading and offloading of freight; in the construction industry for the movement of materials and in the manufacturing industry for the assembly of heavy equipment. There are many types of cranes available and PortxGroup has the capability to design the right piece of equipment through simulations.

The type of cranes we have expertise in:
  • STS (Ship-to shore) crane
  • RTG (Rubber tyre Gantry) Crane
  • ASC (Automatic Stacking Crane)
  • Marine lifting crane
  • Floating crane
  • Telescopic crane
  • Harbour crane
  • Crawler crane
  • Rough terrain crane
  • All terrain crane
  • Truck mounted crane
  • Level Luffing crane
  • Railroad crane
  • Telescopic handler crane
  • Aerial crane
  • Tower crane

Rough Terrain and Terminal Truck design

We have expertise in the following areas:

  • Vehicle Integration

– Feasibility and functional aggregates of Terminal Truck

– Various mounting selections and related components

  • Chassis Frame

– Chassis mounted parts design

– Detailed engineering and drawing preparation

  • Powertrain

– Engine and transmission selection and integrating

– Cooling systems, exhaust systems, intake systems, alternator, and compressor section

  • Hydraulic and Pneumatics

– Selection of actuator, hoses, pump, routing and mounting etc. design.

  • Plastic parts design

– Design of inner and outer plastic parts of cabin

– Instrument panel and OVRM

  • Design Calculations

– Powertrain calculations

– Vehicle performance calculations

  • Change management and customer engineering

Bulk Material Handling (BMH)


PortxGroup has expertise in selecting correct equipment, sizing, and layout, which are the key parts in the design of comminution circuits. A complete process design capability, including comminution optimization and mineral processing, is an integral part of the mining and preparation of ore.

Conveying systems

Conveying systems are the mainstay of bulk-materials handling and we are experts in it. Our focus is on safety, environment, energy efficiency, operability, maintainability, and cost effectiveness and that’s what informs design. High capacity, complex, long, overland conveying systems, as well as any in-plant conveying equipment are a must for successful operations.

Stockpiling and storage systems

Our engineers have deep knowledge of stacking, reclaiming, and storage systems and experience in the design and construction of complex storage, blending, and homogenisation facilities, right through to silos, bins and hoppers.

Loading and offloading facilities

Our Engineers have the knowledge of loading and offloading facilities, understanding of the interaction between components and the need to avoid spillage problems and sequence overlaps. We are aware that facilities must be composed of various elements—rail-and-truck dumping stations, as well as ship loading-and-offloading facilities—that need to be effectively integrated.

Dust control

For PortxGroup health, safety and environmental sustainability always comes first. One size never fits all when it comes to dust control and our engineers are highly skilled in designing optimal solutions for every client.

Discrete element modelling (DEM)

Our engineers create discrete element modelling, which helps to analyse material flow, identifies potential issues and enables design solutions. We optimize the function and performance of transfer chutes, showing how to maximize throughput, prevent build-up and associated blockages and minimize impact on interfaces for our global customers.