Menomonee Falls, WI—May 16, 2013—Enerpac introduces the EVO system, the next generation of its world-class synchronous lifting technology. The EVO-Series Synchronous Lifting System combines high-pressure hydraulics with a programmable PLC system to monitor and control precise movement and positioning of heavy loads. Through an integrated HMI (Human Machine Interface), all movements are managed from a central control position that displays live operation with real-time status updates for each lifting position.
The multifunctional EVO-Series can be used with standard 10,000 psi single- or double-acting cylinders and is offered with a 5 HP or 10 HP hydraulic power unit with 66 gallon reservoir. The system also offers eight standard hydraulic control modes and can control 4, 8 or 12 points with one hydraulic power unit (HPU).
Enerpac’s synchronous lifting technology monitors and manages lifting, lowering, weighing, alignment and load transfer procedures of non-uniformly distributed heavy loads. Incorporating a variable frequency drive (VDF) motor with PLC capabilities ensures precise synchronization of oil flow, cylinder stroke and speed. With this ability to oversee lifting operations, as well as input parameters for load and stroke tolerance, users can safely and efficiently perform challenging lifting applications.
“The EVO-Series System allows one device to control the entire lifting operation while providing status updates at every point of the process, without the need for manual monitoring,” said Al Hamdan, Global Marketing & Innovation Leader at Enerpac. “By digitally monitoring and controlling lifting operations, users enhance safety and eliminate costly downtime vs. manual operations.”
For superior visibility and control, the EVO-Series offers network capabilities to link up to four hydraulic power units to a single master control and features a user-friendly interface with easy-to-use menus for simplistic navigation. Additionally, the system can be programmed to record and store operation data at user-defined intervals to continuously monitor the pressure and position of every lifting point for safe, accurate control.
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.