Dutch movers complete set of Enerpac gantries

2 November 2017

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Dutch industrial equipment moving specialist Jozef Hermans Industrial Movers has purchased an Enerpac SL300 telescopic hydraulic gantry for its worldwide heavy lifting and machinery moving business.

The company, based in Venlo, already operates an SL100, SL200 and SL400, and with the addition of the SL300 the company can now complete a full range of lifting jobs from 100t to 400t.

Projects undertaken by the company include the industrial removal of production machinery, production lines, and complete factories. The company has been in operation for more than 70 years and has used telescopic hydraulic gantry systems for more than 40 years, including Enerpac systems for almost 20.

Jos Hermans, direction at Jozef Hermans, said: “Over 80% of our moves are within a factory and so the space needed for the lifting system is critical. The SL300’s smaller footprint is a significant addition to our capability for internal moves. It increases our competitive edge, allowing us to handle equipment moves where previously we would have struggled to implement the lift in the space available.

“Importantly the SL300, and other Enerpac gantries, are electrically driven which is essential when you are operating inside a factory as there are no fumes generated by the lift system. Also, the wireless control allows us to view the lift from different positions giving us complete control where space is tight.”

The SL300 uses a 61cm track gauge for loads up to 3,000kN, providing the highest lifting capacity for a narrow track gantry with integrated self-propelled drive system, says Enerpac. Features include a wireless control system, and totally enclosed hydraulic power pack and hoses to ensure safety.

The Enerpac SL300 gantry lifting an 85t Kaiser metal forming press.