Horizontal movement of transformers with a low insertion space

Horizontal movement of transformers with a low insertion space

Commissioned by: Collet
Location: United Kingdom

Moving industrial objects and installations of exceptional sizes and with a low insertion space. Commissioned by Collet, Holmatro supplied an extreme low and lightweight Skidding System that can be easily handled by one person without the need for a forklift or extra equipment.

Situation

A rapid increase can be observed in the demand for the movement of industrial objects and installations of exceptional sizes and weights. In view of the limited space in which these objects, such as generators, transformers and medical equipment, are generally positioned, the use of a crane is not one of the standard options.

Challenge

Collet was looking for a 200 ton skidding system constructed from low weight parts (2 persons max to lift), with a high skidding speed and obviously the system needs to be safe.

Solution

Holmatro designed and produced an extremely lightweight, fast and easy to set up skidding system that could be easily carried, handled and positioned by one or two persons without the need for a forklift or the use of extra equipment. The maximum capacity of the system is 200 tons, assuming two skidding units are used. The total construction height is just 56 mm (2.20 inches).

The essence of a skidding system is that relatively little force is required to move a heavy load horizontally. The tracks are easy to connect to each other by a click system. With a handle on the push-pull unit  the push or pull direction of Holmatro’s lightweight Skidding System can be switched in a split of a second. The return line of the push-pull cylinders (each with  a capacity of 10 tons) is internal, which significantly reduces the chances of this being damaged.

Would you like to know more about this project? Contact us via e-mail industry@holmatro.com or call +31 (0)162 751500.

Horizontal movement of transformers with a low insertion space

Holmatro’s Skidding Systems are suitable for moving industrial objects and installations with exceptional sizes and weights to locations where using a crane is not an option. Due to the user-friendly modular construction of both systems they are easy to adapt to each load size and project.

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