Enerpac launches new Evo synchronous lifting system
Enerpac is using Bauma to show off its new generation of multi-functional synchronous lifting systems, called the Evo System. The specialised hydraulic engineering and lifting technology manufacturer is using digitally controlled hydraulics on the Evo units and one standard PLC-controlled hydraulic power unit can be used for nine hydraulic movement functions. The integrated touch screen offers a user friendly interface with logical visual system management and navigation says Enerpac. The hydraulic movements and cylinder positions can be monitored and controlled during the lifting procedure with visual real-time presentation on screen. There are five warning and 13 stop alarms and the Evo hydraulic power unit (HPU) is designed for single use with four, eight or 12 lifting points and can be extended into a network with up to four units. When using two or more HPUs the networked system must be controlled by a separate portable master control box.
Evo also allows customers to use their existing standard Enerpac cylinders and key features are a multi-functional system with 8 standard hydraulic movement modes to control most synchronous movement applications and capabilities: manual, pre-load, automatic, retract fast, depressurize, tilting, stage lifting (step-by-step) and centre of gravity; a network capable of linking four hydraulic power units to a separate master control box; easy navigation and access to set-up, movement and software menus; data storage and recording capabilities; wireless remote control; a variable frequency drive motor and Siemens PLC for very precise synchronization and control of oil flow and cylinder stroke and speed; and a 3kW hydraulic power unit.
The company will also use Bauma to promote the new Enerpac Academy, which is a training department designed to help end users find safe and effective ways to work. Training can be done at an Enerpac facility or at the client’s premises.