Enerpac is introducing to Australasia its simple, robust and cost-efficient new Level Lift System, which is designed for safe, fast, even and controlled lifting and lowering of uneven loads, typically up to 800 tonnes.
The Level Lift system can control up to four lift points at once without complicated electronics or sensors at each lift point, making it easy to use and improving operator efficiency.
The new system provides modularity that lends itself to many applications in the mining, construction, power generation and oil and gas markets. These include equipment maintenance on excavators, material handlers, ‘dozers, trucks, bridge construction and maintenance, slab lifts and turbine installation and maintenance.
Level Lift extends Enerpac’s global expertise in lifting, shifting and positioning heavy objects, which ranges from split-flow pumps for lifting-only projects through to sophisticated Integrated Solutions (IS) Division technologies such as Strand Jacks, Hydraulic Gantries, Skidding Systems and EVO Synchronous Lifting Systems, which provide precise positioning and features such as weighing, centre of gravity measurement and data recording.
The system can be used for gear drives and slew ring bearings maintenance on excavators and materials handlers; undercarriage maintenance on off-highway trucks and ‘dozers, or rebuilds on wheel loaders, dozers, trucks and trash compactors.
The Level Lift System is a fully configured and assembled system, which includes a ZE4 pump, hoses, gauges and cart. During operation, uneven loads are moved evenly as Enerpac’s patented Level Lift valve sends a fixed volume of oil to each cylinder while lifting or lowering. Regardless of the distribution of weight in the application, or the resulting pressure at each lift point, the Level Lift System strokes each cylinder by the same amount. Each cylinder must have the same effective area.
Configured with a simple, 3-button pendant, the Level Lift System allows for a single point of control away from the application to reduce the risk of operator miscommunication. The Lift / Lower valve enables easy switching between lift and lower modes, with gauges located on the cart for convenient pressure monitoring.