SLS-Series SynchLift Synchronous Lifting Application Advantages
Odds are, if you're in shipbuilding, oil and gas, bridge construction, rail, power generation, construction, or manufacturing, synchronous lifting is necessary in your operation. Synchronous lifting is vital for clamping and pressing, skidding, and maintenance of heavy machinery or equipment. It utilizes systematic coordination of multiple hydraulic tools. These movements have been done manually and mechanically, with large amounts of manpower, by many companies, for years. But modern technology has found a better way.
Synchlift Synchronous Lifting Reduces Necessary Manpower
For many years, jacks have been placed under strategic points to lift and balance heavy equipment or outer shells. But synchronous lifting applications embody many advantages over manual and mechanical lifts. In a manual lift spotters are required at every lifting point. There can be many, many lifting points, depending upon the configuration and weight of the lift. This requires intensive manpower. This type of manual lift also requires constant communication. Needle valves must be adjusted manually for repositioning. Not only that, the potential for error in manual operations is much greater than in synchronous lifting operations. Error protection is minimal. These errors can cause project delays, asset damage, sideloading and cylinder damage, and possible injury or loss of life.
SynchLift Synchronous Lifting Reduces Human Error
Synchronized systems can handle numerous lifting points using only one centralized operator. This negates the need and delay of constant human verbal or visual communication. Human error possibilities are greatly reduced. Enerpac estimates the accuracy of manual systems is somewhere between 5% and 10%. Mechanical control can increase accuracy to within 4%. But a synchronized system can give accuracy to within one millimeter, which is less than 1%. The warning system utilizes displacement sensors, which send out electronic warning alarms instantaneously upon sensing any problem. These sensors at each point provide continuous feedback to PLC to ensure synchronization is maintained. Automatic functions which are in constant effect include manipulation, center of gravity, and weighing, among others. The serious consequences of possible human error at the many lifting points are minimized. Accuracy, which decreases the possibility of serious property damage or human injury, is greatly increased. Control of operations is maintained on a simple, intuitive control panel where one operator can control all of the multiple lifting points.
Lack of familiarity with the equipment may lead some contractors or plant and business managers to prefer the old, familiar mechanical or manual systems that have long been in use. But support is available and enthusiastic to help determine system requirements for your application. Project and Plant Engineers, Maintenance and Crew Managers, and Project Managers almost unanimously climb on board when the many advantages of the Enerpac SLS-Series SynchLift synchronous lifting application are properly understood. Greater safety, reduced numbers of skilled, trained manpower necessary, greater accuracy in lifting, skidding, clamping and pressing, and de-propping are now available.
Increased Accuracy and Safety
The Enerpac SynchLift synchronous lifting application permits extremely accurate load positioning and hoisting. This means vertical load maneuvering with high precision and safety, and reduces damage risk from sudden crane starts and stops. Lowering and lifting capacity of a multi-point synchronous system is virtually unlimited. Larger loads can be lifted by adding more and/or larger hydraulic cylinders and networking systems. The concept of modern computer technology applied to lifting systems yields greater safety, increased accuracy, and reduces necessary manpower. Aztec Bolting partners with Enerpac to bring the latest and finest technology and equipment to your jobsite.