Megakran has utilised its Enerpac SL400N hydraulic gantry to move an 85-tonne sheet metal press between factories in Somogy County in southwest Hungary.

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Hungary is one of Europe’s leading automotive manufacturing centres and Megakran offers a range of crane and machinery installation services to handle industrial moves for the sector.  

Gábor Tóth, operational leader at Megakran, said:  “In most cases we are able to use a mobile crane for press moves. However, for some moves, the route through the factory can be very narrow and so we deploy the Enerpac SL400N for the lift. In addition to a safe and quick move, using the gantry means the customer does not have to disrupt production to allow mobile crane access.” 

To position the press, Megakran used the gantry’s SL400N side shift units, enabling it to customise the below the hook distance to suit header beam dimensions and project requirements. Controls for the electric side shift are integrated within the gantry base units and wireless control system used to operate the gantry.