Sarens launches new heavy-lift climbing system
PRESS RELEASE – Sarens has launched a new climbing system which combines fast operation with bottom-feeding jacking elements. The CS350 is the latest in a new generation of bottom-feeding jacking systems at Sarens, and follows the CS5000 and CS1000 systems.
The new system has a lifting capacity of 350 tonnes. According to Sarens, the main advantage of the bottom-feeding system is the eliminated need to work at height, which decreases health and safety risks to operators.
The system can also raise loads 6 metres without the need for bracing. For jacking above a 6-metre element stack, a bracing system can be installed to brace between adjacent CS350 element stacks or between an element stack and the load.
“To develop the CS350, Sarens looked at existing solutions on the market, considering the pros and cons of each system and identifying desired specifications in terms of vertical and horizontal capacity, footprint, minimum height, self-weight, operating speed, ease of maintenance, and more”, the Belgian heavy-lift company states.
The system was developed between the UK TS engineering team, the RDTS 3D CAD team, and equipment engineers based in Wolvertem. Subcontractors with specialist knowledge in steel fabrication, cylinder manufacture, and hydraulic component layout were also involved.