Compact Trailer is optimized for maneuverability and capacity.
August 16, 2013 -
Designed to fit into tight spaces, Self-Propelled Modular Transport (SPMT) 600 has minimum height of 30 3/8 in., width of 7 ft 6 in., and capacity of up to 67.5 tons per unit (22.5 tons per axle line). Each self-leveling wheel unit has steering and lifting cylinder that optimizes control and traction, and pivoting wheel assemblies allow trailer to move forward and backward as well as sideways. Able to rotate 360° without changing its mid-point, trailer rise from 30 3/8–44 ¾ in.
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PSC Unveils Compact and Powerful SPMT 600 Trailer
ideal solution for heavy transport inside of industrial facilities
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. -- It's a common problem: a nuclear power plant needs to remove and replace a component from its reactor building. Most transport devices either won't fit through the small entry, or, once inside, they lack the ability to maneuver within the confines. To overcome these issues, PSC has added a revolutionary trailer to its arsenal of heavy lift and transport solutions: the Self-Propelled Modular Transport (SPMT) 600.
With a minimum height of just 30 3/8 inches and a width of 7 feet 6 inches, the SPMT 600 can fit into tight spaces. Despite its compact size, the trailer is powerful: It can transport up to 67.5 tons per unit (22.5 tons per axle line). It's also a flexible solution as it can be configured to meet the specific load requirements of a project and space constraints of the plant by coupling up to four trailers end-to-end or side-by-side.
The SPMT was engineered to provide unparalleled maneuverability in the heavy transport market. First, each self-leveling wheel unit has a steering and lifting cylinder that optimizes control and traction. The pivoting wheel assemblies allow the trailer to move forward and backward, as well as sideways. Furthermore, the trailer features a self-sufficient power source. Without the hindrance of power cords, the unit can rotate 360 degrees without changing its mid-point. Its intelligent design and innovative functionality allow the SPMT to fit through a narrow entry, proficiently maneuver into position, and rise from 30 3/8 inches to 44 ¾ inches to precisely load a component onto a station. Once the component is in place, the SPMT simply drives out from under the load and exits the project area.
Another distinguishing factor is the SPMT's sophisticated wireless control system, Intellidrive, which allows a PSC certified operator to maneuver the trailer using a hand-held control unit. This remote control functionality significantly enhances safety as the operator does not need to physically be on or in the transport device and he can move to the best vantage point unobstructed.
Delivery of the SPMT to any location in the continental U.S. is fast and easy. Its compact size allows PSC to transport it on a standard flatbed trailer or in a standard 20-foot container, thus eliminating the need for special transport permits. As a result, PSC can have the SPMT to a job site faster than larger heavy transport trailers.
"The SPMT is a game changer for every plant that needs to move heavy equipment through small entries and within narrow passageways," said Tommy Morrison, PSC's director and senior project manager.
For more information about the SPMT 600's remarkable capabilities or to reserve the SPMT for a project, please visit www.pscnuclear.com or contact Jay Holt at 219.713.9398 or Tommy Morrison at 479.264.6867.
Media Contact: Melissa Hicks, Mosaic Marketing, 484.888.6766
Founded in 1986, PSC is an innovator in the fields of heavy lift and transport, highly skilled craft, custom fabrication and engineering, project management and quality assurance experts. The company services a variety of industries and power plants, including nuclear facilities. While PSC is based in Chicagoland, its people, products and solutions travel the continental U.S. to solve an array of plant challenges. PSC is a full-union shop and is proud to have a Signatory Agreement with the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers and a United Association National Specialty Agreement for the U.S.A. with the Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada. PSC also owns and operates Dynamite Diamonds, a provider of high-quality, custom and standard diamond saw blades, core drill bits and grinding wheels.