Custom Fluidpower was approached by a truss moving equipment manufacturer to provide alternative power solutions for their equipment.
Truss moving equipment is designed to eliminate manual handling of truss frames, reducing the risk of workplace injuries.
With a renewed focus on safety, the manufacturer desired to switch from their existing electric power supply to a hydraulic power supply unit. The key reason was to eliminate the potential risk of electric shock injury caused by operator error or using tools made of conductive materials.
The truss moving equipment was powered by an electric motor, which operated an electromechanical linear actuator. Custom Fluidpower replaced the electric motor with hydraulic power units, which removed the risk by doing away with the electric power supply from the equipment frame. The new hydraulic power system also allows for better control.
To replace the electromechanical linear actuator, Custom Fluidpower installed a cylinder controlled by a rotary flow divider.
The design and installation of the hydraulic system has allowed the manufacturer to increase safety as well as efficiency of their equipment.
Custom Fluidpower is a wholly Australian-owned company offering hydraulic, pneumatic, filtration and lubrication products along with complete system design, installation and commissioning in addition to service and repairs.
Custom Fluidpower services the agricultural, aerospace, exploration, industrial, marine, mobile, mining and material handling equipment industries Australia wide.