Sim­ple and com­pact load mov­ing


Enerpac says its new 600 Se­ries Self-Pro­pelled Mo­du­lar Trans­porters (SPMTs) pro­vide a com­pact so­lu­tion for trans­port­ing heavy loads in in­dus­tries such as heavy man­u­fac­tur­ing, oil and gas and power gen­er­a­tion.

De­signed for in-plant op­er­a­tion, the Enerpac SPMT’s slim height and com­pact frame make it easy to lift, ma­noeu­vre and lower a load in a con­fined space, prom­ises the com­pany. They are ide­ally suited to mov­ing gen­er­a­tors, trans­form­ers, com­pres­sors, mod­ules, ves­sels, tank heavy plant/ ma­chines, presses, large as­sem­blies and vir­tu­ally any piece of heavy equip­ment.

Each wheel has an in­di­vid­ual drive mo­tor, steer­ing ac­tu­a­tor and built-in lift­ing cylin­der. This al­lows the load to be prop­erly dis­trib­uted across the SPMT and the built-in cylin­ders can ab­sorb un­even­ness of the ground and func­tion to lift and level the SPMT for travel. The en­tire sys­tem is con­trolled by an easy-touse wire­less con­troller.

“The mo­du­lar de­sign en­ables mul­ti­ple trailer con­fig­u­ra­tions, in­creas­ing the to­tal ca­pac­ity of the sys­tem,” says War­ren Balti­neshter, Min­ing and In­te­grated So­lu­tions Man­ager, Enerpac Aus­tralia. “A sin­gle trailer can trans­port up to 60t safely and ef­fi­ciently. Equalised sus­pen­sion au­to­mat­i­cally spreads the weight of a load across each of the con­nected trail­ers and wheels, to op­ti­mise safety and per­for­mance,” he said.

Cur­rently there are two stan­dard SPMT mod­els: the cost ef­fec­tive SPMT600-100 has a rack and pin­ion steer­ing sys­tem ca­pa­ble of +/-50deg steer­ing and a max­i­mum con­fig­u­ra­tion of 4 x 2 and the versatile SPMT600-360 has slew drive steer­ing sys­tem ca­pa­ble of +/-179deg steer­ing and max­i­mum con­fig­u­ra­tion of 6 x 2.

The SPMT is op­er­ated by the In­telli-Drive Re­mote Con­troller. This re­mote con­troller can be used both hard-wired and wire­less (based on ra­dio fre­quency).

“Enerpac has de­signed the SPMT to be as easy to op­er­ate as a fork­lift truck. A sim­ple, in­tu­itive con­troller means that it does not need a spe­cialised trailer op­er­a­tor,” says Balti­neshter.

One hy­draulic power pack can op­er­ate 2-3 trail­ers max­i­mum de­pend­ing on the model and it utilises a Tier-4 diesel en­gine for re­duced emis­sions. For added porta­bil­ity and con­ve­nience, two trail­ers and a power pack can be shipped in­side a 20ft. con­tainer and de­liv­ered right to the cus­tomer’s site.

The Enerpac SPMT fea­tures a min­imised height and slim de­sign, which makes it very easy to op­er­ate in con­fined spa­ces. Each wheel unit has a steer­ing func­tion as well as a lift­ing cylin­der at its dis­posal. Wheel propul­sion is es­tab­lished by wheel drives.

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