New gantries from Enerpac
By Christian Shelton13 December 2018
International high-pressure hydraulics specialist Enerpac has announced the latest additions to its hydraulic gantry product line: the SL100 and SL200 Super Lift hydraulic gantries. According to Enerpac, they offer higher lifting capacities and accurate load positioning from 100 to 200 tonnes, respectively, on a narrow 610 mm track gauge.
With two-stage lift cylinders giving a maximum lifting height of 4.75 m (SL100) and 6.7 m (SL200), typical applications include transportation and installation of presses, machine tools, electrical transformers, and injection moulding machines.
Enerpac says they are designed for safe lifting in confined or limited access spaces and that they are easy to mobilise and demobilise.
The gantries include self-contained hydraulics which Enerpac says allows quicker and safer deployment. Each gantry leg has self-propelled wheels for travel along the narrow gauge track, together with Enerpac’s Intellilift synchronised control system which, the company says, provides wireless control, unrestricted operator positions and automatic synchronisation for lifting, lowering and travelling.
“With significant growth in a number of industrial sectors, the SL100 and SL200 models were designed to meet the need for greater lifting capacities and new applications,” says Peter Crisci, product line director for Enerpac’s Heavy Lifting Technology product line.
Additional components and accessories are available, including header beams, lifting anchors, side shifts and skid tracks. There are also tarpaulin covers and transport frames for side shift units, slings and shackles.
Enerpac says all of its gantries are CE and ASME B30.1 compliant and tested at maximum capacity and maximum extension and tested under witness of Lloyd’s Register. “Safety is one of our top priorities,” adds Crisci.