New products from EpirocPublished 28/9, 2022 at 14:42
From its booth FS 1208/1 at bauma 2022, Epiroc will focus on automation, digitalisation and data driven productivity development for the entire construction industry.
Epiroc will show how it strives to help customers work smarter, maximising the latest technologies, and developing new ways of raising efficiency while improving sustainability. With this in mind, Epiroc will launch a number new attachments and tools for the demolition industry.
New ‘V Cutter’ model
In April this year, Epiroc launched its V-shaped drum cutter for working with rock, concrete walls and surface profiling, trenching, soft rock excavation, frozen soil excavation and demolition. A patent pending solution, it has been rigorously tested in all these applications. By mounting the drums in a V-shape enables a cut with a flat base and no material is left untouched between the drums. Where a regular drum cutter must move from side to side to create an even trench, an approach that causes extra wear on the carrier arm, the V Cutter can achieve the same result by just going straight. It basically works like a bucket, which makes it easier to use, friendlier for the carrier and a lot less energy and time consuming.
A seemingly simple solution with extraordinary effectiveness, the V Cutter is said to provide energy savings of up to 40%. In addition, compared to a chain cutter, the cutter is said to save more than 40% on picks and up to 50% on maintenance time. Epiroc states that investment is up to 25% lower than for a chain cutter and the lower weight makes it possible to use a smaller carrier. At bauma, Epiroc will introduce the latest addition to the range, a smaller model suitable for carriers of 15t-28t.
Hydraulic breaker working tools on demand
Epiroc has now added a ‘tool on demand’ concept to its supply of working tools for hydraulic breakers. Sometimes standard working tools are not enough as special applications often require a longer or shorter working tool or a special material. For example, high temperature applications require working tools in heat resistant vanadium steel, whilst other applications may require longer tools or special shapes. Epiroc has stated that customers can now order exactly what is needed, in the size required, with a variety of tool tip geometries. ‘Tool on demand’ offers high flexibility based on applications or customer preferences, with all lengths and shapes being available.