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Enerpac displays hydraulic and bolting technology at AIMEX

Supplier: Enerpac
11 May, 2015

Global hydraulics leader Enerpac will feature displays of its powerful and precise bolting tools and hydraulic lifting technology to safely lift, shift and position anything from tiny components to massive structures at the 2015 Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition, AIMEX in Sydney.

The high force hydraulics leader – which operates in more than 20 countries including Australasia and Asia-Pacific nations – will showcase its Slimline bolting cassettes and backing spanners, its Pow'R-LOCK auto-locking jack and stand, as well as its comprehensive ranges of safety-focussed non-impact bolting technologies and durable and efficient hydraulic cylinders and pumps. Enerpac will also introduce to Australasia at AIMEX its new Level Lift for safe and synchronous lifting from multiple points and its new S&W X-Edition series torque wrenches.

Specialist staff will be on hand at AIMEX to discuss the advanced technologies employed in recent major projects, including Enerpac Australia's Mining Manager Mr Warren Baltineshter, who will introduce the new Level Lift and demonstrate the Pow'R-LOCK.

Level Lift

Enerpac's LL-Series Level Lift System is designed for safe and even lifting and lowering of unbalanced loads. The Level Lift provides modularity which lends itself to many applications in the mining, construction, power generation and oil and gas markets. These include equipment maintenance on excavators, material handlers, dozers, trucks, bridge construction and maintenance, slab lifts and turbine installation and maintenance.

Featuring a robust yet simple design, the Level Lift System can control up to four lift points at one time without complicated electronics or sensors at each lift point.

The Level Lift System is a fully configured and assembled system, which includes a ZE4 pump, hoses, gauges and cart. During operation, uneven loads are moved evenly as the Level Lift valve sends a fixed volume of oil to each cylinder while lifting or lowering. Regardless of the distribution of weight in the application, or the resulting pressure at each lift point, the Level Lift System strokes each cylinder by the same amount. Each cylinder must have the same effective area.


Enerpac's PL-Series Pow'R-LOCK Portable Lifting system with full-time locking capability is designed and purpose-built to provide safe and secure lifting for heavy off-highway machinery including Haul trucks and large industrial equipment.

Pow'R-LOCK accomplishes its load-holding protection by utilising a control system that maintains the position of a rotating locking collar near the cylinder base, providing a mechanical lock regardless of cylinder movement and control cycle.

The heavy-duty lifting system integrates into a rugged mobile cart with a high capacity and compact 700 bar (10,000 psi) hydraulic cylinder and an air-driven hydraulic pump unit with complete valving and control systems. There are two versions which feature strokes of 356 and 622mm (14"" and 24.5""), that are ideal for companies where time and safety are paramount, such as mining and heavy transport.

S&W X-Edition Series Torque Wrenches

The latest X-Editions of Enerpac's S square drive and W series low profile hexagon cassette series feature a stronger, more durable and safer connection between tool body and manifold, along with a dual plane swivel manifold that features interlocking arms to increase robustness and safety.

Both the new square and hexagonal drive X-Edition wrenches also feature tough upgraded handles featuring one-piece design with metal inlays for positive location, as well as an optional ergonomic straight handle design to ensure safety and avoid potential pinch point situations for operators.

All X-Edition torque wrenches are tested and certified during the assembly process. All wrenches are marked with a serial number, which is engraved in the tool itself. A CE-ATEX declaration for use in explosive environments is provided with each tool.

Slimline Bolting Cassettes and Backing Spanners

The compact, durable and simply maintained UltraSlim torque wrenches (part of the Slimline range) are designed for general limited access applications in the oil and gas, mining, energy and infrastructure sectors including onshore and offshore drilling rigs and blowout preventers.

The new UltraSlim torque wrenches – which complement Enerpac's globally proven W hexagon and S square drive torque wrenches– feature a tapered design, narrow radius and top-mounted handle to help facilitate access to very tight spaces.

The new UltraSlim torque wrenches can easily be mounted over bolts in narrow access applications. In addition to its compact size, UltraSlim wrenches provide superior accuracy with plus or minus three percent across the full stroke.

Backing spanners with screw adjustment are easily deployed as a compact alternative to flogging spanners to help stop nuts slipping on applications such as flanges, machinery joints and mobile plant and vehicle maintenance in resources and energy plants, oil and gas sites and construction, manufacturing, fabrication and maintenance operations.

Non-impact Professional Bolting Equipment

Enerpac's comprehensive range of mechanical and hydraulic bolting equipment provides precise & effective force to make your work more productive, safer, and easier to perform. The tools are designed to streamline many of Australasian industry's most common, time-consuming and potentially hazardous maintenance and fabrication tasks.

The Enerpac family of non-impact bolting tools includes hydraulic torque wrenches and torque wrench pumps, nut splitters, flange spreaders and alignment tools engineered to complete the most difficult bolting jobs with the degree of safety and accuracy demanded in today's work environment.

High performance hydraulic bolt tensioners, above, that facilitate faster, safer and more precise maintenance and fabrication operations. The GT-Series universal bolt tensioners – in capacities up to 2845kN (320 ton) at 1500 bar – are particularly suitable where operators want to achieve known and accurate bolt loads across multiple applications, such as pipelines and flanges.

Hydraulic Cylinders and Pumps

Enerpac will also showcase at AIMEX hydraulic and mechanical technology that is lighter, quieter, safer, more powerful and more efficient in use, including its comprehensive range of cylinders and pumps.

Ultima two-speed hand pumps feature an innovative design that provides greater ease-of-use with handle effort reduced by up to 20 percent without compromising speed or performance. The two speed operation of the ULTIMA series of steel hand pumps means the faster first stage can be used to quickly position the plunger of the hydraulic cylinder where it is needed, before employing the powerful second stage (700-2800 bar, 10,000-40,000 PSI) to do the heavy work.

RC Duo hydraulic cylinders from Enerpac optimise extension capabilities while minimising retraction times to get jobs done faster and with outstanding reliability and safety. The compact and powerful high pressure 700 bar RC Duo cylinders – in capacities from 5-95 tons and long-stroke models typically from 156-362mm – are part of Enerpac's RC general purpose cylinder family, which is one of the world's most widely used compact, powerful and ruggedly versatile high-pressure cylinder ranges.

New generation hydraulic pumps, including the TQ-700E Classic 700 bar electric pump, above, which features a brushless motor designed for continuous usage and simplified maintenance in high cycle applications and demanding environments. The pump – which weighs less than 30kg dry and operates well from generators – is also ideal for mobile plant workshops on mine and resource sites, and field maintenance for dragline, shovel and heavy plant repair.