Belgium primarily 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 throughout quayside lifting onto a pontoon.
REM-B Hydraulics’ system removes the requirement for lengthy hoses by utilizing a battery-powered, Enerpac XC pump to function a bi-directional valve connected to a cylinder that strikes the pin connecting the shackle. – Image: REM-B Hydraulics
REM-B Hydraulics developed the powerpacks for worldwide metal construction firm, Smulders. The self-contained, remote-controlled hydraulics powerpacks are a safer various to lengthy lengths of hydraulic hoses related to a quayside pump.
Lifting 85m excessive fabricated turbine bases from the quayside on to a barge for delivery offshore requires shackles to attach the turbine base to a three-point lifting body and crane. Engaging and releasing the shackles is finished using a double performing valve arrangement powered by quayside pump related by lengthy hoses. Smulders was in search of a simpler and safer method of partaking and releasing the shackles without the need for long hoses.
Attached to pressure gauge ดิจิตอล 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 function a bi-directional valve connected to a cylinder that strikes the pin connecting the shackle. The entire system is contained in a compact metallic case with an exterior aerial linking each unit to a wi-fi controller. For elevated safety, the shackle pins are activated sequentially.
Weighing 9.9 kg, the Enerpac XC-Series hydraulic pump is provided with an environment friendly electrical motor powered by an industrial grade 28-volt, Lithium-Ion battery, delivering distinctive velocity and run time and is designed for remote outdoor locations.