Tilburg, Netherlands-based industrial moving specialist MJ van Riel used an Enerpac SL300 hydraulic gantry to help install a sheet metal press brake in a low height building. The SL300 is Enerpac’s highest lifting capacity gantry on a 61cm track gauge.

MJ Van Riel - Enerpac SL300 gantry (portrait)

The building’s low headroom made a gantry system the obvious lifting solution

The press brake was in two parts, each weighing 32.5 tonnes and measuring 5.06 metres (L) x 2.86 metres (W) x 4.11 metres (H). To cope with the limited working height, MJ van Riel used a low loader to transport the press brake into the factory.

Equipped with two stage lifting cylinders for loads up to 3000 kN, the SL300 gantry and header beam’s electric powered side shift unit lifted and positioned each press brake. Both parts were aligned and levelled accurately.

The SL300 has self-contained hydraulics and MJ van Riel used the gantry’s Intellilift wireless remote control for unobstructed views of the load and positioning of the press brake. The SL300 ensures automatic synchronisation of lifting with an accuracy of 25.4 mm and automatic synchronisation of travel with accuracy of 15 mm, stated Enerpac.

“The SL300 gantry gave us a trouble-free lift and is perfect for this kind of project where there is low headroom and no internal crane,” said Frank van Oosterwijk, commercial technical adviser industrial movements at MJ van Riel. “The powered side shift was particularly effective in providing the accurate positioning we needed.”

MJ Van Riel - Enerpac SL300 gantry

MJ van Riel used a low loader to transport the press brake into the factory

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