Baumann expands heavy lift fleet with Enerpac SBL600 gantry
Heavy lift transportation and logistics company, Baumann, has expanded its heavy lift fleet with the addition of a new Enerpac SBL600 hydraulic gantry system. The compact, easy to transport, SBL600 allows Baumann to undertake heavy lift projects where limited space makes a mobile crane impractical.
The SBL600 gantry was used recently to install a 176 tonne transformer in a power plant in Germany. First deployed outside the building, it lifted the transformer from a flat-bed transporter and then lowered it on to a SPMT to drive into the plant. The gantry was then dissembled and reassembled in the power plant to successfully complete the transformer installation.
Next Generation Gantry
The SBL600 hydraulic gantry is Baumann’s first Enerpac system and replaces an older ageing gantry. “With the Enerpac SBL600 we have found exactly what we were looking for to replace our existing gantry,” says Sabine Baumann-Duvenbeck, Managing Director/CEO, Baumann. “We’ve been impressed with the advances in gantry technology in the SBL600 such as wireless controls for the gantry and side shifts, allowing unrestricted operator positioning, also automatic synchronous lifting and built in safety alarms to alert the operator of unsafe conditions. Add to this its smaller footprint and folding boom that makes it easier to transport to site, the SBL600 gantry is a significant addition to our heavy lift fleet.”
The Enerpac SBL600 hydraulic gantry has a lifting capacity of 612 metric tons and maximum lifting height of 10.6m. Baumann has opted for the Enerpac electric powered, header beam side shift units that will allow the company’s project team to customise the ‘below the hook’ distance to suit header beam dimensions and project requirements. In this way, the space requirements above the header beam can be reduced to increase the available lifting distance below the header beam. Controls for the electric side shift are integrated within the gantry base units and wireless control system.
The SBL600 foldable boom allowing transportation on standard flatbed trucks. Its design is optimised for ease of transportation, significantly reducing the cost of deployment and set-up for this class of gantry. Image: The Enerpac SBL600 hydraulic gantry lowering the transformer onto a Baumann SPMT. Source: Baumann