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Skidding systems

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.

Holmatro offers two modular Skidding Systems. An extremely lightweight system for loads up to 200 tons, and a standard system for loads up to 400 tons (assuming two skidding units are used). The 200-ton Skidding System has an exceptionally low construction height and consists of lightweight components, which makes it easy to use without the help of lifting tools, such as a forklift. This lightweight system is suitable for moving objects when there is limited insertion space. The 400-ton Skidding System is extremely strong, and suitable for moving very heavy objects, such as transformers. The skidding capacity and control can be customized to client specifications. Click on the images below for more information.

Upon request, our skid systems can be delivered in accordance with the requirements of the ATEX 114 Directive 2014/34/EU, if you want to use our skid systems in an explosive atmosphere. This applies to both ATEX Zone 2 (device category 3) and ATEX Zone 1 (device category 2).

Equal pushing and pulling capacity for controlled positioning

The principle of the Holmatro Skidding Systems is simple; each system consists of a set of tracks, beams and push-pull units with a push-pull cylinder. The load rests on the beams, which move horizontally in the tracks. To optimally guide the beams, the tracks are fitted with extremely low-friction sliding pads. The beams are connected to the push-pull units, which are fitted with a push-pull cylinder with equal pushing and pulling capacity. This allows the system to perform both actions safely and in a controlled manner. The double-acting cylinders in the push-pull units are connected to a hydraulic pump by hoses. This powerful Twin pump has two equal oil flows as standard that can be controlled independently.

Pieterjan Van Iseghem, Managing Director Heavy Lifting & Handling: “The destination in Stonehaven could only be reached via a poorly accessible, narrow and very steep slope. We even had to get the assistance of a dumper truck for the last bit of transportation. Eventually the transformer was unloaded at the right place and positioned on the foundation provided by using cylinders and Holmatro’s Skidding System. Without this system we would not have been able to carry out the job so safely and controlled.”

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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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