Enerpac Cube Jack and Trolley System working for Bovis
Leading transport, heavy lift, industrial moves and logistics company, Bovis, has used Enerpac SCJ-50 Cube Jacks and an ETR-Series Trolley System to overcome low factory roof height limitations to install an 80t press, as well as the assembly and positioning of a 7t mezzanine for the press’ control cabinets, at a French seal manufacturer.
The layout of the factory meant Bovis had to come up with a technically innovative and safe method of installing the mezzanine floor equipped with control cabinets. Normally the mezzanine would be constructed first and the three control cabinets lifted 3m onto the mezzanine. However, limited factory space and low roof height prevented the use of large lifting equipment to lift the cabinets. Instead, Bovis chose to build the mezzanine measuring 8m length and 3m width complete with control cabinets, altogether weighing 7t, at ground level, raise it to the correct height and slide it into position next to the press using the ETR-Trolley system.
“By building the mezzanine, complete with control cabinets, at ground level and raising it into position we solved the issue of the low roof height and enabled a safer installation of the cabinets and wiring so that we didn’t have to work at height to install them,” says Jérôme Lebrequier, Project Manager, Bovis Centre. “The combination of Enerpac Cube Jacks mounted on the trolley system worked very well, allowing us to complete the mezzanine construction and install in just 7 hours.”
Capable of lifting 50t, the Enerpac SCJ-50 Cube Jack uses a base lifting frame and self-aligning, lightweight steel cribbing blocks to provide high-capacity and stabilized lifting. The ETR-Series Trolley System comprises electrically driven trolleys moving along a low-profile track. For the Bovis lifting project, the 50t capacity trolleys featured swivel plates to accommodate the cube jacks.
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Mezzanine construction with Enerpac cube jacks and trolley system for the final positioning.