Belgium based REM-B Hydraulics has developed a hydraulic shackle release powerpack based on Enerpac’s cordless XC-Series hydraulic pump for connecting and releasing one thousand tonne, eighty five m high, offshore wind turbine bases during 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 operate a bi-directional valve linked 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 alternative to long lengths of hydraulic hoses related to a quayside pump.
Lifting 85m high 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 body and crane. Engaging and releasing the shackles is finished utilizing a double appearing valve association powered by quayside pump connected by long hoses. Smulders was in search of a simpler and safer technique of participating and releasing the shackles without the need for long hoses.
Attached to เกจวัดแรงดันลมดิจิตอล of the lifting frame, the REM-B Hydraulics’ system removes the requirement for lengthy hoses by utilizing a battery-powered, Enerpac XC pump to operate a bi-directional valve related 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 supplied with an efficient electrical motor powered by an industrial grade 28-volt, Lithium-Ion battery, delivering exceptional velocity and run time and is designed for remote outside areas.