Sarens launches new climbing system

16 June 2020

Sarens has enhanced its new generation of bottom-feeding jacking systems with the launch of the CS350 climbing system. The series also includes the CS5000 and CS1000 systems.

The CS350 offers a lifting capacity of 350t, 7% allowable side load, 6munbraced lifting height and 3.6m per hour lifting speed. The element height is 0.3m, and the element weight is 370kg. It allows ground-level access to the element feed system and base unit hydraulic systems.

Sarens says the CS350’s bottom-feeding design offers unique advantages over top-feeding systems that require elements to be installed and removed at the top of the element stack. With a bottom-feeding system, there is no need to work at height, which in turn decreases health and safety risks to operators. For jacking above a 6m element stack, a bracing system can be installed to brace between adjacent CS350 element stacks or between an element stack and the load.

The CS350 was developed 100% in-house, drawing on Sarens’ knowledge and experience in developing the CS1000 and CS5000. It was developed between the UK TS engineering team, the RDTS 3D CAD team, and equipment engineers based in Wolvertem, Belgium.

Subcontractors with specialist knowledge in steel fabrication, cylinder manufacture, and hydraulic component layout provided valuable insights throughout development. Operators, equipment engineers, and RDTS engineers also provided design input to ensure the CS350 would be robust as well as easy and efficient to use and maintain.

The development team ensured that the CS350 would be economical to transport, ensuring its weight and size would allow for two bases to be transported by a single truck. They also built the CS350 to include a feed system and jacking element handling crane to assist the site team in efficiently feeding in or taking out elements during a jacking operation.

Sarens foresees bridge installation and removal projects as key markets.