Trident Australia’s WA branch has expanded its range of hydraulic technology to include the latest Enerpac EVO synchronous lifting system, which provides accuracy, safety and productivity benefits for precision lifting of heavy machinery, sometimes exceeding several thousand tons.
The system, which controls up to 12 lift points per unit (and up to 4 units can be ‘daisy chained’ together to lift up to 48 points from a single master control unit) delicately lifts, shifts and weighs even irregularly shaped structures, which must be precisely handled for safety, ongoing reliability and integrity of structures in industries such as building and construction, engineering, mining, energy, oil and gas, manufacturing and materials handling, ship building and materials testing.
For complex lifting jobs, the EVO Series Synchronous Lifting System replaces the need to manually coordinate multiple lifting points dispersed around a job by integrating the high-pressure hydraulic cylinders involved with a PLC system to monitor and control precise movement and positioning of heavy loads. Through an integrated HMI (Human Machine Interface), all movements are managed from a central control position that displays live operation with real-time status updates for each lifting position.
“The EVO system has been one of the most successful products we’ve stocked,” says Trident Australia general manager, Jono Hansen. “It’s been a great investment for us, because companies often want to use it for a single project and can’t justify buying it outright, so renting it from us is a much better option.
Trident specialises in providing complete solutions for high pressure and specification fluid systems and components. They offer manufacturing and design of unique equipment as well as rentals, training, servicing and ongoing support to customers in the oil and gas, mining, building and construction and other industries that utilise hydraulic equipment.
The new EVO synchronous system offers eight standard hydraulic control modes and can control 4, 8 or 12 points with one hydraulic power unit (HPU). A master control unit is also available that offers daisy chain control of up to 4 EVO systems, giving a maximum of 48 lifting points.
The easy-to-use and very user-friendly touch screen interface displays the movement process, cylinder positions and load read-outs by lifting points and total load.
Enerpac’s synchronous lifting technology monitors and manages lifting, lowering, weighing, centre of gravity, alignment and load transfer procedures of non-uniformly distributed heavy loads. The system incorporates a variable frequency drive (VDF) motor, which facilitates lowering of engine speeds and oil flows as required to optimize control of the speed of lifting. This feature also makes it possible to use the system with various capacities of cylinders.
Using this ability to safely and precisely control lifting operations, as well as input parameters for load and stroke tolerance, users can safely and efficiently perform challenging lifting applications.