22/01/2018 - 17:31 pm

Enerpac’s Low-Height Skidding System

Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology, announces a new Low-Height Skidding System, expanding the jack and slide options for heavy lift and rigging contractors and machinery movers. The LH-Series Low-Height skid beams can fit in tight spaces, as small as 92mm, while still offering up to 400USt skidding capacity with two push-pull units

Part of the Enerpac HSK-Series Skidding Systems range, the Low-Height Skidding System’s modular design comprises a series of skid beams allowing quick setup. Loads are moved by hydraulic push-pull units, travelling over special PTFE-coated pads placed on the skid tracks to reduce friction.

The skidding system’s push-pull cylinders are powered by a standard Enerpac split flow pump to ensure each skid beam travels synchronously. It also allows bi-directional operation ­ at full capacity, avoiding the need to reposition cylinders when switching skidding direction.

In addition to its low height, the LH-Series offers a 2-in-1 design. It can be used either on a fully supported surface or combined with the optional track support for added rigidity when the support surface is not fully supported or when spanning a gap is necessary. This two-part design means contractors do not need to own two sets of track for various ground support conditions.

Enerpac offers several options for controlling the LH-Series skidding system. Wireless control allows the operator the freedom to view the skidding operation from multiple locations while providing complete control of all system functions. Manual controls offer a cost-effective solution by utilizing manual or electrically operated hydraulic valves mounted directly on the skidding system power units.

The Enerpac HSK-Series, Skidding Systems range, also includes the B-Series (Skid Beam) and J-Series (Skid Jack).  The B-Series uses a tall skid beam with built-in push-pull cylinders. Skidding direction can be easily switched by flipping a lever on the attached gripper box. The J-Series (Skid Jack) provides the same functionality as the B-Series with the added benefit of having a built-in cylinder for lifting or levelling the load.

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