Large power transformers can weigh as much as 700 tons or more. To move these leviathans within a factory, huge, bulky crane or rail systems are required. These challenges make the advantages of an air cushion system particularly apparent.
DELU supplies low-cost pallet transport systems that allow transformers weighing up to 1,000 tons to be positioned to millimetre precision and safely manoeuvred through narrow passageways by a single operator.
Such a system can comprise several (small) transports that are combined and arranged in different ways (parallel, inline) according to the size and distribution of the load. This enables the whole product spectrum of 10 to 1,000 tons to be covered easily and economically.
Complete transformers or components are placed on steel pallets, which means they can be picked up by the air cushion transporter at any time and conveyed to the next assembly station, the testing lab or the VPD. The hall crane is only required for the loading and unloading of the pallets. It is usually possible to dispense with inflexible rail systems entirely.