During the construction of the new Schuman-Josaphatrail tunnel in the centre of Brussels, 26 concrete rail casings were immediately placed on site in the tunnel shafts. After hardening, the concrete colossi measuring 90 metres in length and weighing 400 tons needed to be lifted in order to place vibration dampers underneath and to build bridge supports.
Dirk Davidts, Team Leader CEI - De Meyer: “We developed the modular Synchronized Positioning System for this project in collaboration with Holmatro. The intensive partnership and Holmatro’s contribution to the engineering process resulted in combining highpressure hydraulics and digital control technology for the first time. We were successful! Thanks to the advanced system, the positioning variance was just one millimetre per cylinder. This meant that no inadmissible stresses occurred in the structure during lifting and lowering.”
Lifting, pushing, pulling, lowering, weighing, tilting or horizontal movement; whatever direction your project moves in, we move with you. In collaboration with our R&D, Production and Service departments, we place ourselves in your situation and participate fully in the thinking process to achieve the right solution for your usage requirements. Allow us to inspire you and challenge us to come up with a solution for your specific problem. We look forward to hearing from you!
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