Enerpac ML40 mini gantry: A compact way to move machinery and equipment in hard-to-access spaces

Enerpac’s ML40 Mini Lift hydraulic gantry with a 40-t lifting capacity is designed to be portable, simple to set up, and easy to use. It is ideal for machinery movers, plant relocation services and medical equipment installers who need to move machines and equipment in compact spaces.

When moving machines or parts of machines either within the same building or to another building, space is always limited. The ML40 features a compact size – with its short, collapsed height of 1.97 m and narrow width of 750 mm – so it can get into spaces that other equipment cannot. The gantry can also rotate the load (up-end or down-turn) to move through the building.

When performing a new equipment installation or the removal and installation of equipment for maintenance or repair, industrial movers are often faced with minimal headroom and many obstacles. The ML40 makes it easy to offload the equipment from the delivery vehicle and re-position it for use in the facility.  

Additionally, the gantry makes it easy to assemble the equipment in sections and then move it as a complete unit into final position. When replacing old equipment, disassembly in sections may be the easiest method of removal. The small size of the ML40 makes it easier to mobilise and set up.  

The ML40 uses an industry standard 610-mm track gauge and can be operated without support track with considerations for load and ground conditions. The gantry has an extended height of 5.5 m and single-phase 115 or 230 VAC power. There are four legs in total, with each weighing 1,350 kg (including oil).

To deliver excellent safety, the ML40 features standard synchronised lifting and control and load readout to ensure safe and level lifting. A wireless pendant keeps the operator away from equipment during operation.

The ML40 is also versatile. Its high capacity and simple set up mean jobs with challenging or uncertain information can be managed without issues. The gantry is easy to use as well. With its simple set up, even relatively new rigging operators are able to operate the equipment.

The ML40 uses the same accessories as the Enerpac SL100 gantry such as track, header beam and side shifts. For ease of deployment, the ML40 offers freewheel operation for transportation and set up, and a roll cage for overhead lifting and/or towing and pushing for installation.