REM-B Hydraulics uses Enerpac pump to enhance lifting security

Belgium primarily based REM-B Hydraulics has developed a hydraulic shackle launch powerpack based on Enerpac’s cordless XC-Series hydraulic pump for connecting and releasing one thousand tonne, 85 m excessive, offshore wind turbine bases throughout quayside lifting onto a pontoon.
REM-B Hydraulics’ system removes the requirement for lengthy hoses through the use of a battery-powered, Enerpac XC pump to function a bi-directional valve related to a cylinder that strikes the pin connecting the shackle. – Image: REM-B Hydraulics
REM-B Hydraulics developed the powerpacks for international steel construction firm, Smulders. The self-contained, remote-controlled hydraulics powerpacks are a safer alternative to long lengths of hydraulic hoses linked to a quayside pump.
Lifting 85m excessive fabricated turbine bases from the quayside on to a barge for transport offshore requires shackles to attach the turbine base to a three-point lifting frame and crane. Engaging and releasing the shackles is done using a double appearing valve arrangement powered by quayside pump related by long hoses. Smulders was looking for an easier and safer methodology of partaking and releasing the shackles with out the necessity for lengthy hoses.
Attached to each leg of the lifting body, the REM-B Hydraulics’ system removes the requirement for long hoses by using a battery-powered, Enerpac XC pump to operate a bi-directional valve related to a cylinder that moves the pin connecting the shackle. Cover-up is contained in a compact metal case with an exterior aerial linking each unit to a wi-fi controller. For increased safety, the shackle pins are activated sequentially.
Weighing 9.9 kg, the Enerpac XC-Series hydraulic pump is supplied with an environment friendly electric motor powered by an industrial grade 28-volt, Lithium-Ion battery, delivering distinctive velocity and run time and is designed for remote outdoor locations.
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