Lifting a Boeing 747 pilot training simulator calls for care and precision. Leading Middle East heavy lift, heavy transport and energy solutions company, Al Faris, has achieved both using Enerpac SCJ-50 self-locking cube jacks.
Previously Al Faris may have used either a crane or climbing jacks to install the 11T, 4.3(l) x 3.7(d) x 7.6(h)m flight simulator for aviation training, however, the highly sensitive nature of the load ruled these out. “A load of this kind is a challenge for any lifting contractor,” says Ninoshka DCosta, Marketing and Communications Manager, Al Faris. “In this particular case, we also had to consider the limited space, time constraints and comparatively high cube jack jacking height of 1.3m.”
Al Faris used four SCJ-50 cube jacks mounted on platforms to lift the aircraft simulator into position with synchronised lifting provided by an Enerpac hydraulic powerpack. “We were able to easily transport the cube jacks. With the simulator resting on stands at 1.1m, we used the cube jacks to quickly complete the rest of the lift to a total height of 2.4m,” noted Ninoshka DCosta. On reaching the required height, hydraulic cylinders were then installed to enable the simulator’s 3D movement.
Enerpac SCJ-Series Cube Jacks
The Enerpac Cube Jack represents a significant advance in the ease-of-use and productivity of compact, portable lifting solutions. The SCJ-50 uses a base lifting frame and self-aligning, lightweight steel cribbing blocks, together with automatic incremental locking, to provide high-capacity and stabilized lifting. It is a safer, controlled, more efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to climbing jacks with tropical hardwood cribbing. The SCJ-50 operates with standard 700 bar hydraulic pressure and is compatible with standard Enerpac pumps.