Menomonee Falls, WI—June 29, 2016—Enerpac has been awarded a contract from Holtec International, a global supplier of nuclear equipment and handling systems within the energy industry. Enerpac will design, fabricate and commission a 170 metric ton Vertical Cask Transporter (VCT).
The VCT combines the lifting capability of a hydraulic gantry with the flexibility of a self-propelled modular transporter (SMTP). The VCT will provide Holtec with a system for safely handling and transporting casks at a spent nuclear fuel storage facility.
“The Vertical Cask Transporter is the ideal solution for moving spent nuclear fuel storage casks that need to be lifted and maneuvered on-site,” said Mart Hinnen, Director of Projects and Engineering, Enerpac. “It is especially suited to handling casks where space restrictions rule out the use of a crane, or if companies are looking for a completely integrated lift and transport system.”
The wheeled cask transporter’s modular assembly design features a number of key functional and safety features including:
- Normal steer, 90 degree turn, crab and auto-rotation turn and drive capability
- Innovative cab design, allowing the VCT operator to face the direction of travel
- Integrated cask restraint for safe handling of the casks
- Hydraulically operated clamp that secures the cask for transport
- Drop prevention system
- Low ground bearing pressure
- CE certification
For more information on the Vertical Cask Transporter, visit enerpac.com.
Enerpac is an international market leader in high-pressure hydraulics, with 28 offices in 22 different countries and over 1,000 employees. Enerpac produces thousands of high-pressure hydraulic products that are distributed worldwide. Enerpac focuses on the design of products, from the smallest cylinder to complete computer-operated lifting & positioning systems, which increase productivity and make work safer and easier to perform.
Enerpac is wholly owned by Actuant Corporation, a diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant trades on the NYSE under the symbol ATU. For further information on Actuant and its businesses, visit the Company’s website at www.actuant.com.
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