Enerpac’s SL100 floats like a butterfly

An Enerpac SL100 gantry mounted on a pontoon recently provided a stable lift for a 48tonne bridge deck in the Netherlands.
Highway & Network Management / July 22, 2020
An Enerpac SL100 gantry positioned on the pontoon
An Enerpac SL100 gantry positioned on the pontoon

Heavy lift specialist LGH was operating in the small village of Burdaard on a site with no room for a mobile crane. Instead, LGH used its Enerpac telescopic hydraulic gantry to assist the removal of the village’s Steenhuisenbrug bridge.

As part of regional highway upgrades, the bridge was being refurbished and temporarily replaced with an emergency pedestrian bridge, explained Niels van der Breggen, national sales manager at LGH.

Transporting the bridge deck suspended from the Enerpac SL100 gantry
Transporting the bridge deck suspended from the Enerpac SL100 gantry

The Enerpac SL100 gantry was positioned on a pontoon either side of the bridge deck. Slings were then suspended from the gantry’s header beams and attached to the deck. Using the gantry’s wireless controller, the deck was lifted clear of the bridge and the pontoon was rotated to allow the deck to be moved 100m along the waterway.

The deck was then lifted by crane onto nearby land for refurbishment over the next six weeks.  

With a lifting capacity of 100tonnes, the Enerpac SL100 Super Lift hydraulic gantry uses a narrow 610mm track gauge for accurate load positioning in confined or limited-access spaces. It is easy to mobilise and demobilise and includes self-contained hydraulics allowing quicker and safer deployment.

Each gantry leg features self-propelled wheels for travel along the narrow-gauge track. There is also an Intellilift control system for wireless control, unrestricted operator position and automatic synchronisation for lifting/lowering and travelling.

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