Project Description

Cylinders to lift 500 ton

Hydraulic cylinders with 1.200mm stroke to lift 6 ship shore cranes
lifting cylinder


Genova Italy




Lifting cylinder

To meet the demanding requirements of the shipping companies and to respond to the challenge of the container terminal SECH Genoa Italy, six cranes, ship to shore, were maintained and modified.

The revamping the six cranes, with a lifting capacity of 40 tons and a total weight of about 500 tons, will allow to increase the overall height of the crane.

FPT – Fluid Power Technology has designed and built the hydraulic system in order to be able to lifting cranes.

The material designed and manufactured for the lifting job was:

– N ° 8 hydraulic cylinders at high pressure, model CRI-200/1200-TA having a capacity of 200 tons, working pressure of 700 bar and stroke 1200 mm complete with tilting head;
– No. 4 power pumps with two-stage pump, working pressure 700 bar, 4/3 solenoid valve and manifold in line with two outputs.

Each crane with total weight of about 500 tons was raised up of 1000 mm to allow the replacement of the structural connection between the structure and the trucks; thus obtaining a greater height and pitch.
Thanks to the FPT lifting system cranes have been raised and made safe in a few hours allowing a saving of time and an optimization of resources in the yard.

FPT – Fluid Power Technology designs and manufactures high pressure custom made hydraulic cylinders from 350 bar up to 2.000 bar, following the request of the customer based on specific design requirements. Hydraulic jacks with size, force, stroke and special functions, designed and manufactured custom made. High tonnage hydraulic cylinders up to 3.000 tons, lifting cylinders, high tonnage hydraulic jacks, hollow cylinders, locking collar cylinders, double acting lock nut cylinders to fasten the return phase, extra flat and compact cylinders ideal for confined spaces where it is necessary to have reduced overall dimensions. Single or double acting, with spring return, with mechanical locking ring nut, double acting or with load return. Light weight aluminum cylinders to be easily transported or in stainless steel to resist corrosion and aggressive environments. We have manufactured custom hydraulic cylinders with surface treatments with very high wear and corrosion resistance suitable for working in aggressive environments, subsea applications with integrated stroke / pressure transducers, with liquid cooling for fatigue tests, endurance tests. Lifting cylinder.