REM-B Hydraulics makes use of Enerpac pump to improve lifting security

Belgium based REM-B Hydraulics has developed a hydraulic shackle launch powerpack primarily based on Enerpac’s cordless XC-Series hydraulic pump for connecting and releasing a thousand tonne, 85 m high, offshore wind turbine bases during quayside lifting onto a pontoon.
REM-B Hydraulics’ system removes the requirement for long hoses by utilizing a battery-powered, Enerpac XC pump to operate a bi-directional valve connected to a cylinder that moves the pin connecting the shackle. – Image: REM-B Hydraulics
REM-B Hydraulics developed the powerpacks for international metal development company, Smulders. The self-contained, remote-controlled hydraulics powerpacks are a safer different to lengthy lengths of hydraulic hoses related to a quayside pump.
Lifting 85m high 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 Manageable is finished utilizing a double acting valve arrangement powered by quayside pump related by long hoses. Smulders was on the lookout for a less complicated and safer method of participating and releasing the shackles with out the need for long hoses.
Attached to each leg of the lifting frame, the REM-B Hydraulics’ system removes the requirement for long hoses through the use of a battery-powered, Enerpac XC pump to operate a bi-directional valve connected to a cylinder that strikes the pin connecting the shackle. The complete system is contained in a compact metallic case with an external aerial linking each unit to a wireless controller. For increased safety, the shackle pins are activated sequentially.
Weighing 9.9 kg, the Enerpac XC-Series hydraulic pump is equipped with an efficient electrical 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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