Saturday 22nd Feb, 2020

New Enerpac self-locking cube jack lifts productivity with 50% fewer cycles

Enerpac is introducing a new compact, portable and safe hydraulic solution for incremental lifting and lowering of heavy loads up to 50 tons to Australasia and Papua New Guinea.

Enerpac is introducing a new compact, portable and safe hydraulic solution for incremental lifting and lowering of heavy loads up to 50 tons to Australasia and Papua New Guinea.

The SCJ-50 Cube Jack uses a base lifting frame and self-aligning, lightweight steel cribbing blocks to provide high-capacity and stabilised lifting.

The new technology offers a safe, controlled and more efficient alternative to climbing jacks using wooden cribbing. Its safe, simplified operation sequence, with automated mechanical locking, can be accomplished with 50 percent fewer cycles than climbing jacks, says Enerpac National Sales Manager, Darryl Lange.

The compact size and portability of the Self-Locking Cube Jack offers a powerful solution for numerous applications, such as equipment maintenance, vehicle unloading or jacking a transformer, module, or bridge.

“The SCJ-50 Cube Jack represents a significant advance in safety, ease-of-use and productivity in compact, portable lifting solutions. The incremental system mechanically locks the load as each cribbing block is manually added or removed, instead of being held by hydraulic pressure.

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“Once the mechanical lock engages, the lift cylinder retracts, and another cribbing block can be added or removed. This safer, simplified operation sequence can be accomplished with 50 percent fewer cycles than climbing jacks, yielding a substantial increase in productivity as well,” said Mr Lange.

The SCJ-50 Cube Jack is based on an operating principle similar to Enerpac’s proven 125-750 ton Jack-Up Systems, but in a vastly smaller footprint and without the need for electrical controls.

Up to eleven 16kg steel cribbing blocks can be safely and easily stacked onto the compact Cube Jack base frame, yielding a maximum height of two metres. The base frame footprint measures just 502mm x 430mm, making it ideal for portability and restricted operating space. A low 494mm minimum initial jacking height increases flexibility and reduces operational startup time.

The SCJ-50 Cube Jack operates with standard 700 bar (10,000 psi) hydraulic pressure and is compatible with standard Enerpac pumps, such as the Split-Flow Pump that offers the ability to synchronously operate multiple Cube Jacks.

In addition to the rugged, reliable design for which Enerpac is respected globally, the new jacks are backed in the field by long-established and extensive sales and engineering support networks that ensure optimum safety and uptime of Enerpac equipment wherever it is used.

Enerpac has a global ‘Goal Zero’ initiative aiming for zero safety incidents to occur while using Enerpac tools worldwide.