Enerpac SL400N Super Lift Hydraulic Gantry Announced
Enerpac announces the Enerpac SL400N Super Lift Hydraulic Gantry, the latest addition to the Enerpac Telescopic Hydraulic Gantry portfolio. Designed to overcome the capacity limits of existing narrow track gantries, the SL400N can lift up to 400 metric tons (first stage) with a 7.7 meter lifting capacity on a narrow 0.6 meter skidding track.
“The SL400N is designed based on the significant growth seen in relevant industrial markets and the need for greater lifting capacities in tighter spaces,” said Pete Crisci, product line director—Heavy Lifting Technology at Enerpac. Moving to a wider track to achieve a higher heavy lifting capacity is not an ideal solution. Working in tight spaces with industrial facilities, equipment must be compact and efficient. Enerpac engineers were able to increase lifting capacity on this newest gantry without the need for a wider gauge track.
The SL400N increases the lifting options where traditional cranes will not fit or are too expensive to mobilise. By using a narrow track gauge, the gantry can be easily moved around obstacles during industrial moves. As well as spending less time either navigating obstacles or moving them, operators will need fewer resources to mobilise and demobilise the equipment. Other Enerpac innovations not only make the gantry safer and easier to set up and operate—they also come as standard. These include self-contained hydraulics, self-propelled rollers and wireless controls.
Each gantry leg has a built-in hydraulic pump which eliminates trip hazards by removing the need to connect hoses and makes the equipment easier to set up. Powered by the Enerpac Drive System, the self-propelled rollers allow for synchronised travel, continuous movement, and require less space and track. It’s also safer—synchronised movement maintains safety because having significant difference in leg position can lead to load imbalance, damage to equipment, or accidents.
The Enerpac Intellilift wireless controls provide users with a safe, easy and reliable way to operate the gantry. With no cables, there are no tripping hazards or risk of incorrect connections. Wireless controls save time during set up as there are no cables to connect. Plus, it allows unrestricted operator roving position, synchronised movement, and has built in safety alarms.