Comfort Without the Sacrifice by ProQuest


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									Hand      I    Tools

                        Comfort Without the Sacrifice
         Tools break the mold with more user-friendly designs.

T   oday’s hand-held tools are being designed with the opera-
    tor in mind, with particular emphasis placed on reducing
the vibration fed back to the user. Here’s a glimpse at some
                                                                                                            Wacker Neuson
                                                                                                            Low Vib Breaker
                                                                                                               The EH 27 Low Vib electric break-
                                                                                                            er’s leaf spring dampening system
of the ergonomic designs available. For more information on                                                 reduces hand arm
these models, turn to the reader service card following page                                                vibration (HAV) to
14. For even more tool options, you can turn to the Buyer’s                                                 5.5 m/s2, a
Guide at                                                                       28% decrease
                                                                                                            from previous
                                                                                                            models. Vibration is
Kaeser Ergonomic                                                Hilti TE 80 ATC-AVR                         dampened through-
Paving Breakers                                                    With a new 1,700-watt, 360-rpm
                                                                                                            out the entire upper
   The 50-, 60- and 90-lb. KPB series                           motor, the TE 80 ATC-AVR combi-
                                                                                                            housing, including
ergonomic paving breakers incorporate                           hammer can handle drilling in the
                                                                                                            the handles. An added
vibration-dampening handles that reduce                         3/4- to 6-in.-diameter range in con-
                                                                                                            benefit is an increase in
injury and fatigue for increased operator                       crete, masonry and natural stone;
                                                                                                            power by up to 18%. The
efficiency and productivity. They deliver                       drilling through-holes up to 6 in. in
                                                                                                            increase is a direct result
the same hitting power as standard paving                       diameter in concrete and masonry;
                                                                                                            of the lower vibration,
breakers, generating from 1,000 to 1,200                        heavy chiseling work; and drilling
                                                                                                            because the percussion
bpm. Integral noise mufflers help reduce                        with high torque in wood and steel.
                                                                                                            system is able to work more
noise pollution and the risk of hearing loss.                   Active Vibration Reduction provides
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