Orange peel grabs

For difficult to handle materials, like iron scrap, stones and rocks, or pig iron Verstegen orange peel grabs are the best solution. The specific shell model depends on the material which has to be handled.

Scrap handling

Most orange peel grabs are used for handling iron scrap. But scrap comes in all kinds of forms and shapes. A grab suitable for shredded scrap will not automatically perform well in heavy melting scrap (HMS I-II). Therefore Verstegen developed different types of grab models. Besides the number of shells, the shape of the shells and also the spaces between the shells can vary in order to optimise the grab for each specific application. In case of any doubt about the type of grab you need, please contact us. Verstegen has the expertise to advise which grab to select.

Radiation detection system
The grabs can be equipped with a radiation detection system (RadComm). The system scans on a continuous basis, so the material is scanned on the surface before the grab even picks up the load. The remote console will alert the operator when radioactive material is detected. The controller is mounted inside the crane operator’s cab.

Pig iron or stones

For handling materials like pig iron and stones extra heavy orange peel grabs are required. To ensure a good penetration and good filling, the grabs have high dead weight. The spaces between the shells are relative small to minimise the risk of material loss.

Other materials

Sometimes orange peel grabs can also be used for other materials, like biomass or handling large lumps of materials. Also for under water operations orange peel grabs can be used.