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Enerpac’s synchronous lifting system

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Synchronous Lifting Systems from Enerpac (A Division of Actuant Corp) have been used in many major projects, including the construction of the world’s highest bridge, the 343 metre high Millau Viaduct, in France.

Their prodigious lifting capacity and safety has been employed globally, from the construction of North Sea oil rigs to the splitting of a 3,500-tonne coal mine dragline at Curragh in Queensland, Australia, as well as lifting of bridges and structures during construction and maintenance. Their delicate precision was used in the construction of the Australian Navy’s new Collins Class submarines.

Available in configurations from 4-64 lifting points, synchronous lifting systems electronically control and monitor movement during the hydraulic raising, lowering, positioning or testing of very heavy objects such as manufacturing machinery, motors, manufactured structures, buildings, bridges, oil platforms, ships, turbines, generators, mills, mining equipment and heavy but delicate computerised/electrical equipment.

The Premium version of Enerpac’s computer-controlled Enerpac synchronous hydraulic lifting system can be used with multiple cylinders ranging from 10-1000 tonnes capacity each. This system uses digital synchronisation control accurate to within a 0.1 millimetre between leading and lagging lifting points. Operating through PLC control with touch-screen simplicity, the 700-bar system offers maximum stroke to finely balance complex and sometimes delicate and potentially hazardous structures.

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