Skidding System

Skidding techniques have been used for centuries. Enerpac has applied high-pressure hydraulics to create the Enerpac HSK Skidding Systems. The HSK skidding system is comprised of a series of skid-shoes powered by hydraulic push-pull cylinders, travelling over a pre-constructed track. A series of special PTFE coated blocks are placed on the skid-tracks to reduce friction. The skid shoes are connected by hoses to a hydraulic diesel driven power pack.

Enerpac Skidding Systems are available in two versions:

  • HSK1250 with a capacity of 141 tons per skid unit
  • HSK2500 with a capacity of 281 tons per skid unit

Both skidding systems are available in 2 varieties: using a “skid shoe jack” or a “skid shoe beam”. The skid shoe jack includes an integrated lifting cylinder. A skid shoe beam is designed for skidding purposes only.

To calculate the minimum required capacity per shoe, the entire load has to be able to rest safely on 2 of the 4 shoes. To skid a load of 550 tons, the required skidding system is HSK2500.

Model number Capacity per shoe (kN) Stroke push/pull cylinders (mm)
HSK1250 1250 600
HSK2500 2500 600

In addition to our standard skidding systems we have the capabilities to create customized skidding systems to meet your specific requirements.

Model number Capacity per shoe (tons) Stroke push/pull cylinders (in)
HSK1250 141 23.62
HSK2500 281 23.62

In addition to our standard skidding systems we have the capabilities to create customized skidding systems to meet your specific requirements.

Construction of the Adriatic LNG 

Regasifier

Construction of the Adriatic LNG Regasifier
A HSK-Series skidding systems, in conjunction with HSL-Series strand jacks, provided the solution, which compensated for skidding on uneven ground, and lifting deck modules and equipment of up to 3,000 tons.

 

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