High voltage power transformers are amongst the largest and heaviest production items found anywhere in the world. When connections are assembled and cooling oil is added prior to test, the transformers become too large and heavy for most cranes. Using Solving’s latest air-film based Mover system these can now be moved after final assembly without cranes.
Areva, UK, has installed two 230-tonne radio-controlled Movers together with an 80-tonne auxiliary beam. These can be used individually for smaller transformers or combined as a 540-tonne system, controlled from a single radio-control console.