LT485 – Blade Yoke
Lifting yoke for handling 61.5 m REpower blades during assembly and disassembly of rotor. The yoke can be used both on land and offshore, provided that no movement can occur between the yoke and blade during attachment.
The yoke is lifted in three straps / slings. Shackles connect two of the straps to fixed lifting points (RUD lifting points) on the grapping mechanism rod end. The last strap is connected to the adjustable lifting eye. By moving this lifting eye with the large cylinder the operator can tilt the yoke, which is essential to mounting the blades to the hub flanges. When the blade is resting on the two end grapping mechanisms, the centre grapping mechanism locks the blade on its top surface.