Waterway applications

Since 1992, we have been working together with the German company ADE WERK, which was the first to adapt electromechanical rams for waterway applications.

Consequently, the first rams were installed in Germany, and since then more than 150 structures in Europe have been equipped with a total of 1400 rams.

  • To open and close lock gates

  • To operate bridges

  • To control dams


Special rams manufactured to customer specifications, for example:

  • To be weather-resistant for 30 years

  • To permit minimum annual maintenance in addition to ten-yearly maintenance operations

  • To equip large-scale installations and Freyssinet lock gates

  • To avoid oil emissions and to operate silently within a context of sustainable development

  • To permit energy savings

Our solutions for locks:

  • Rams for mitre gates with force 20 KN and stroke 1200 mm

  • Filling or drain valve actuators with force 55KN and stroke 430 mm

  • Bypass valve-type rams with force 55 KN and stroke 1230 mm

Dam applications:

  • Flap valve-type rams with force 20 KN and stroke 1200 mm


Actuators for bridges:

  • Half-bridge lifting rams with force 550 KN and stroke 1200 mm

For more technical information on our rams for waterway applications.

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