While Pile Hammers are not unduly difficult to handle there are some basic precautions to be observed as well as some basic Do’s and Don’ts.
Note: Hammer handing as “not unduly difficult” only applies to specialists in material handing.
User’s Guide to Safe Operation
NOTICE: This guide contains important information about the use and characteristics of the Vulcan Pile Hammers. Because misuse of this machinery may result in injuries to personnel and the loss of property, this guide should be carefully reviewed by all maintenance, operating and support personnel.
Repair welding is an important part of any construction site. A wide variety of repairs can be made to Vulcan equipment with welding; however, it must be done with care and with procedures that are in many cases beyond the capabilities of the ordinary construction site. The repair welding procedures we have online are as follows:
In order to remove an old point, the side pins (if any) will have to be drilled out before any force is applied to the Ram Point. A force of 50-200 U.S. Tons or even greater may be required against the flat end of the neck of the Ram Point inside of the Ram. If sufficient force is not obtainable to press the old point out, closely spaced (1/4" (6mm) apart) holes should be drilled in the neck or the ram point for the full depth as shown below. This will immediately reduce the radial gripping action of the surface of the neck of the Ram Point in contact with the Ram, and thus lessen the pressure necessary to dislodge the old Ram Point in pressing it out.
Vulcan hammers are designed in "families" of accessory sizing that are designed for maximum adaptability of accessories to a wide variety of hammers. Below is a guide to that interchangeability. While we can verify the compatibility of Vulcan and Raymond accessories, the guide to the Conmaco accessories is just a guide and we cannot accept responsibility for problems arising from the mating of our accessories with their hammers and vice versa.
One of the most successful information programs Vulcan ever conducted was the Vulcan Tips program. The first tip was issued in 1973. Although most of them were issued in the 1970's, Vulcan issued Onshore Tips until the late 1990's. They went beyond the Vulcan Data Manual in providing practical suggestions for proper operation of Vulcan hammers.
The idea of the Vulcan Tips was to provide practical maintenance information on a periodic basis to the end users of Vulcan equipment. A great deal of information was conveyed with the tips; some of it was later incorporated into the Vulcan Field Service Manuals.
This warranty policy of Pile Hammer Equipment applies to new products and if specified by Pile Hammer Equipment, refurbished equipment. Pile Hammer Equipment warrants these products against defects in workmanship and materials and certifies that these products meet or exceed factory specifications. Pile Hammer equipment makes no other warranty, express or implied. Our obligation and liability under this warranty is expressly limited to repairing or replacing, at Pile Hammer Equipment’s option, any product which fails to meet these specifications within 180 days from the date of delivery. This remedy is exclusive and Pile Hammer Equipment’s obligation does not include any transportation charges or costs of installation or any liability from direct, or indirect or consequential damage or delay. If required by Pile Hammer Equipment, products or parts for which a warranty is made are to be returned, transportation prepaid to Pile Hammer Equipment. Any improper use, operation beyond rated capacity as stated in the written specifications and/or substitution of parts not approved by Pile Hammer Equipment in writing shall void this warranty.