Enerpac (A Division of Actuant Corp) presents a roll-frame press designed to handle bulky machinery and vehicle components safely during maintenance, without damage and in less time.
The Australian-designed hydraulic press solves the tricky maintenance challenge of getting awkwardly shaped heavy vehicle and conveyor components precisely positioned under a press so bearings and wear components can be safely and swiftly removed and replaced. These components would otherwise have to be extensively manhandled in a time-consuming and potentially hazardous operation, which might also expose the component to damage.
Available in 50-200 ton capacities, the Enerpac 700 bar roll-frame press can be used to service bulky components from tractors, trucks, bulldozers, dumpsters, earthmovers and static and mobile materials handling equipment. Operators of the IPR series roll-frame presses simply place workpieces on the press bed, roll the press’ mobile frame into position above them and lock it in place in the ideal position for work to commence.
Moving smoothly on bearings, the press can be rolled aside while the workpiece is loaded onto the press bed. The hydraulic cylinder mounted on the cross-arm of the frame can also be moved from side-to-side to provide force precisely where it is needed. The press’ maximum gap (daylight) of 1208mm and width (1222mm) is sufficient for the bulky items of mobile and static plant.
Key benefits include saving days of labour on major jobs, substantial cost-efficiencies to operators and customers as well as achieving safe working practices.
According to Enerpac Regional Manager Australia and New Zealand, Mr Tony Brooks, the presses have been installed in some of the major heavy vehicle servicing facilities serving industries such as mining, oil and gas, civil engineering, heavy transport and public workshops.
One recent refitting workshop application used the Enerpac equipment to precisely and powerfully press an extensive range of worn bearings out of their hubs. Mr Brooks explains that the workshop handles all drive components, beginning at the torque converter, through to clutches and differentials all the way to the rear wheels.
Before introducing the Enerpac press, the workshop’s old H-frame press could not handle the big jobs efficiently.
With workplace safety a priority, the customer reviewed the Enerpac equipment being used for servicing by a major resources site where it was employed on one of the largest types of dumpsters in the Cat range, the 790 series.
Enerpac fabricated a press to meet the specific requirements of the customer. The Enerpac cylinders at the heart of the press are the globally proven R series, which are used by major industries and renowned for their reliability and backup through a nationwide service organisation.
The precision press helps users maintain OEM standards, while cutting costs through shorter downtime, says Mr Brooks. Operator safety, ease of use and accessibility into the press are some of the advantages enjoyed by customers.