Indispensable helpers for workshops, recycling and transport 24 June 2024

The transport of heavy batteries or their individual modules often requires the use of elaborate lifting fixtures. These lifting pins made by Erwin Halder help ease the burden of handling these parts significantly – for workshops as well as recycling and transport companies.

Assembly, repair, replacement, disassembly or recycling – all of these processes require moving and transporting the batteries or their individual modules. However, their extreme weight can make handling the batteries difficult. Depending on the type and range of the vehicle, the weight to be moved may reach up to 750 kilogrammes.

“In many cases, the tools used comprise sophisticated gripping or lifting devices which, for example, involve the cumbersome and time-consuming need to attach ring eyelets and additional nuts. Other solutions comprise the design of costly fixtures that will fit only one specific version. Our lifting pins offer an answer to the problem that is considerably simpler, faster and cost-effective”, says Thorsten Krebs from business area development at Erwin Halder KG.

Whether picked for handling modules or the entire battery pack including aluminium frame – the lifting pins can be used in various phases throughout the battery’s life cycle. Their connection is effortless as they can utilise the same clearance holes that are used for the attachment of the battery or their modules in the housings.

Jürgen Rothmund from technical sales at Erwin Halder on that subject: “Our lifting pins are perfect for connections that need to be undone frequently. All the user has to do to release the self-locking balls is press the red push-button below the shackle found at the end of the pin. The pin can then easily be inserted into the existing bore hole. When released, the push button returns to its original position by spring force, locking the balls into place automatically. This creates a secure connection with a positive fit in a quick and simple way and makes it possible to break the connection again with the press of a button. 

Their high strength pin makes these lifting elements extremely resilient – delivering a maximum lifting capacity of up to 1,000kg, depending on the model and with up to five times the safety. The high load capacity of the lifting devices has been tested and confirmed by the TÜV Technical Inspection Association. The rotating lifting pin stands out with another feature: When not under load, it can be rotated 360°, allowing users to align the shackle perfectly with the direction of force.“

Customised pin diameters and clamping lengths allow for a wide range of possible applications in these lifting pins. Wear-resistant materials ensure a long working life and high durability. Additionally, the lifting pins are manufactured, for example, from heat-treated steel with manganese phosphate coating or from stainless steel. This furnishes the pins with protection against corrosion and temperature-resistant up to 250°C.  

Thorsten concludes: “The rising number of electric vehicles on our roads necessitate innovative solutions for handling and moving battery modules. Our lifting pins offer a cost-effective, safe and efficient option for moving and transporting batteries throughout their life cycle. We are convinced – workshops as well as recycling and transport businesses will benefit greatly from using our lifting pins as they allow them to optimise their processes and make them more effective.”

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