Enerpac Announces Autonomous SyncHoist for Safe and Efficient Hoisting

Menomonee Falls, Wis. – March 1, 2017 – Enerpac announces the SHAS-Series Autonomous SyncHoist for high-precision load maneuvering with a single crane, allowing for the safe and accurate positioning of heavy and unbalanced loads. Deployed below-the-hook, SyncHoist can be used either directly between slings or under an auxiliary frame, enabling accurate hoisting where space is limited.

"The Autonomous SyncHoist System is the latest in a growing range of SyncHoist systems developed by Enerpac to provide accurate, safe and cost-effective positioning of heavy and unbalanced loads, eliminating the need for multiple cranes," says Jesus Gonzalez, Enerpac.

SyncHoist enhances a crane’s capability in terms of both its ability to accurately handle heavy and unbalanced loads, and utility on-site. There is no need for an external power pack or for hydraulic hoses for the lifting cylinders, and therefore it does not require mid-hoist replacement of the power pack or generator. Moreover, where space on building sites is typically an issue, the SyncHoist system has a small footprint as only one crane is required. Additionally, each of the four lifting cylinders, comes in a convenient storage and transportation frame; and is simple and easy to set-up with just one electric connection per lifting point.

The SHAS-Series Autonomous SyncHoist system comprises four, double acting, push-pull cylinders connected to lifting points above the load by slings or under an optional auxiliary frame, and wireless controller. The lifting cylinders are available with 110 and 225 ton lifting capacities each, plunger strokes of 1 and 1.5 meters and capable of high precision lifting accuracy of +/- 1 mm over the full stroke.

A single operator controls and oversees the entire hoisting job, using a portable wireless control unit for remote control of all cylinders. In addition to synchronized lifting and lowering, the operator is able to independently lift and lower each cylinder for balancing, tilting and positioning loads. For repetitive hoisting tasks, the controller can also be pre-programmed for positioning, tilting and aligning of loads. The wireless controller allows the operator to work at a safe distance. No cables are needed, so there is no risk of entanglement or tripping hazards.

 

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