Camloc launches self-contained electrohydraulic lifting system11 June 2012

Camloc Motion Control, which makes Camloc gas springs, has launched a compact, electro-hydraulic lifting unit.

Mounted horizontally or vertically, the unit is modular, and on vehicle conversions is being adapted to open tailgates and deploy access ramps for wheelchair users.

It can also be used for opening canopies on food and exhibition trailers, and ramps on horse trailers where gas springs have been fitted.

The system allows manual function operation if the vehicle battery fails, by releasing its integrated safety valve. Doors etc can then be opened using the gas springs. Just as important, by harnessing the gas springs, both load and current required to operate the system are significantly reduced.

"The Camloc hydraulic system is totally flexible and has the capability of operating up to six cylinders simultaneously, or sequentially," explains Matt Warne, Camloc's engineering manager.

"It's a self-priming system with a built-in emergency release mode, and uses a 12v dc motor as standard – with a 24v dc version also available. It is designed to lift up to 4,710N per cylinder at temperatures from -20°C to +80°C," he adds.

John Challen

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