REM-B Hydraulics uses Enerpac pump to improve lifting security

Interesting based REM-B Hydraulics has developed a hydraulic shackle release powerpack based on Enerpac’s cordless XC-Series hydraulic pump for connecting and releasing 1000 tonne, 85 m excessive, offshore wind turbine bases during quayside lifting onto a pontoon.
REM-B Hydraulics’ system removes the requirement for long hoses by using a battery-powered, Enerpac XC pump to function a bi-directional valve linked to a cylinder that strikes the pin connecting the shackle. – Image: REM-B Hydraulics
REM-B Hydraulics developed the powerpacks for worldwide steel construction firm, Smulders. The self-contained, remote-controlled hydraulics powerpacks are a safer different to lengthy lengths of hydraulic hoses linked to a quayside pump.
Lifting 85m excessive fabricated turbine bases from the quayside on to a barge for shipping offshore requires shackles to connect the turbine base to a three-point lifting frame and crane. Engaging and releasing the shackles is finished utilizing a double performing valve arrangement powered by quayside pump connected by lengthy hoses. Smulders was on the lookout for an easier and safer methodology of participating and releasing the shackles without the need for lengthy hoses.
Attached to each leg of the lifting frame, the REM-B Hydraulics’ system removes the requirement for lengthy hoses by using a battery-powered, Enerpac XC pump to function a bi-directional valve linked to a cylinder that moves the pin connecting the shackle. The complete system is contained in a compact metallic case with an exterior aerial linking every unit to a wi-fi controller. For increased security, the shackle pins are activated sequentially.
Weighing 9.9 kg, the Enerpac XC-Series hydraulic pump is supplied with an efficient electric motor powered by an industrial grade 28-volt, Lithium-Ion battery, delivering distinctive speed and run time and is designed for distant outdoor locations.
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