Vanguard’s Hydraulic Lift Systems
One of Vanguard’s heavy lift solutions is its dynamic hydraulic lift systems which range from 60 – 800 tonne capacity and are ideal for use in confined or inaccessible locations. The versatility of these systems can be seen across industries, with Vanguard deploying their hydraulic lift systems for clients in mining, power generation, infrastructure and all manufacturing industries specifically in the automotive and engineering sectors.
Elaborating further on the hydraulic lift systems Vanguard’s Power Tower system has a number of impressive features, the most important being the self-contained Wedgelock system. This safety mechanism mechanically locks at any time during the lift operation; should there be any failure of the hydraulics, the spring-activated mechanism will lock the boom in place. Electronic sensors on the power packs notify the operator when the Wedgelock is engaged.
In addition to their safety features, the Power Towers come with large work platforms and double-acting cylinders, capable of lifting 450 metric tonnes to a height of over 8m when used in a four-point configuration. A load of up to 360 tonnes can be lifted even higher – to 10,6m.
Another value-adding feature of the Power Towers is the integral hydraulic drive system with a true free-wheel feature that allows easy travel along rails; this gives Vanguard the ability to facilitate quick and accurate placement to within a tolerance of just one centimetre.
Due to common space constraints in manufacturing plants for the installation of press components, Vanguard engineered a rotating lifting beam to support our expertise in specialised engineering solutions for our clients. This allows us to lift and turn the load in one set-up. It can also slide on the top end of the header beams of the hydraulic lift systems, allowing the flexibility of moving loads both longitudinally and transversely. Photos of our Hydraulic Lift Systems across all sectors