REM-B Hydraulics makes use of Enerpac pump to enhance lifting safety

Belgium primarily 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, eighty five m high, 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 linked to a cylinder that moves the pin connecting the shackle. – Image: REM-B Hydraulics
REM-B Hydraulics developed the powerpacks for international steel development firm, Smulders. The self-contained, remote-controlled hydraulics powerpacks are a safer alternative to long lengths of hydraulic hoses connected to a quayside pump.
Lifting Simple as ABC fabricated turbine bases from the quayside on to a barge for transport offshore requires shackles to connect the turbine base to a three-point lifting body and crane. Engaging and releasing the shackles is done using a double performing valve association powered by quayside pump connected by long hoses. Smulders was on the lookout for a simpler and safer technique of partaking and releasing the shackles with out the need for long hoses.
Attached to every 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 linked to a cylinder that moves the pin connecting the shackle. The entire system is contained in a compact metallic case with an exterior aerial linking each unit to a wireless controller. For increased security, the shackle pins are activated sequentially.
Weighing 9.9 kg, the Enerpac XC-Series hydraulic pump is equipped with an efficient electric motor powered by an industrial grade 28-volt, Lithium-Ion battery, delivering exceptional velocity and run time and is designed for remote outside locations.
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