Cavalier Bremworth boosts safety & efficiency with XC cordless power

Over the last year, Australasian carpet and textiles producer Cavalier Bremworth doubled production of its quality wool carpets for domestic and commercial markets throughout the Asia-pacific.

This increase in demand meant the highly safety conscious company needed a way to replace time-consuming manual pumping of hydraulic spool lifting machinery in its Auckland manufacturing operation with a more efficient method.  Enter XC cordless power.

Cavalier Bremworth used Enerpac XC cordless electric pumps to create a unique spooling solution which does the job in less than half the time, with minimal physical effort; increasing both worker safety and efficiency.

Cavalier Bremworth’s challenge

“We have more than 300 spools – each weighing about 400 kg – that have to be continuously and precisely lifted from inventory and lowered into production positions,” said Cavalier Bremworth Plant Engineer Mr Chris Young.

“The hydraulic hand pumps we were using previously were excellent gear in themselves, but even strong men had to use 35-40 strokes to get the required lift and some of our ladies required up to 70 to do it comfortably and safely. We thought, ‘there has got to be a better way’ and that’s when we saw the XC Cordless pump at an EMEX engineering show, where it was being presented by Jonel Hydraulics. It was perfect.”

The image on the left shows Chris Young with the spool lifter with an Enerpac XC Cordless Hydraulic pump, supplied by Jonel Hydraulics, Enerpac’s NZ authorised distributor.

Jonel Hydraulics deliver the solution

Jonel Hydraulics Business Development Manager Shane Quigley was part of the Jonel service team that worked with Cavalier Bremworth’s production and OHS staff to introduce the cordless technology to its Auckland plant.

“Cavalier Bremworth wanted to achieve a high standard of OHS safety by reducing repetitive pumping operations, while also avoiding the need to have electric cords or pneumatic leads in places where they were vulnerable to tripping hazards or to forklift and wheeled vehicle damage in a busy production environment.” reported Shane.

“Their need for reliable cordless power was answered by the light, durable and powerful XC series pumps, which are built to stand up to demanding operations both inside and outside, in applications ranging from workshop and production environments, to remote sites without power.”

Providing an uninterrupted production process

Bremworth Cavalier’s pumps can manage typically 30-plus actuations of the twin Enerpac 10T RC cylinders on the spool cradle, with each pump being rapidly charged while another XC equipped cradle takes over to maintain a smooth and effortless production flow.

The Enerpac XC Series cordless pumps offer the performance capabilities of an electric pump with the convenient portability of a hand pump. Enerpac XC-Series cordless pumps actuate hydraulic tools as fast as a basic electric powered pump and create up to 700 bar (10,000 psi) of pressure. This means that XC-Series cordless pumps are up to five times faster than manual hydraulic pumps, and up to two times faster than popular pneumatic powered pumps.

The team approve of the usability & service support

Cordless Hydraulic PumpChris Young says that in addition to contributing to speedy and effortless spools changeover, the XC pumps are firm favourites with the staff using them.

“They make for a very happy workforce. The XC pumps are easy to operate and ensure the job is so much simpler and precise. And we know that Jonel’s team are always there to provide the service and backup for which Enerpac is known globally.”

What makes XC hydraulic pumps so safe & versatile?

Designed to provide optimal safety to operators, the XC-Series offers several safety features, including zero trip hazards through cordless design, overload protection circuitry from excessive amp draw or temperatures and a trigger lock-off mechanism to protect against unintended operation during transport. See our electric pumps range here.

Want to know more? Get in touch with the team at Jonel Hydraulics.