LIGHT weight carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) cylinders and high performance light alloy hollow rams, available from PT Hydraulics , weigh less than 40% the weight of the normal steel hollow piston cylinders.
This enormous advantage is realised particularly with mobile applications as well as during manual handling since, with the application of the light CFRP cylinders, the heavy lifting and assembly equipment can be omitted both for the transport, and for unloading and positioning at the end destination.
As well, the physical load and the expenditure of time for the work team is also notably reduced.
Capacities range from 804kN to 3149kN with strokes from 75mm to 300mm.
As an example, a 3149kN cylinder with a stroke of 200mm and a centre hole of 100mm weighs a mere 63kg.
The CFRP cylinders will be displayed on Stand 2508 at Aimex 2003 being held at Sydney Showgrounds from September 9-12.
PT Hydraulics Australia Pty. Ltd. provide a range of solutions to Australian Industry. They supply market leading industrial hydraulics from Power Team, Stone, Globe, Argo Hytos & Youli. Their product range extends to include the emergency & safety industries, with hydraulic rescue tools such as hydraulic cutters, spreaders and rams from Lukas, as well as High & Low Pressure lifting airbags, and a full range of rescue accessories. They also offer cutting solutions, including the Petrogen Cutting torch, capable of cutting steel up to 30cm thick.