How Does It Work?
- Cylinder opens. Weight is in loaded position.
- Cylinder rapidly closes. Weight is free falling.
- Weight impacts the striker pin, breaking rock.
- Cycle is completed!
The Surestrike Advantage
The Surestrike hammer is an impact (drop) hammer with a design that provides the customer with 3 distinct competitive advantages over conventional hammers.
- Productivity: Surestrike hammers hit much harder on each blow so the rock is broken at a much faster rate than a conventional hammer. Although the Surestrike hammers cycle at 15-16 times per minute, each blow hits with up to 10 times more energy than a typical hammer. This is important in large oversize rock because it is broken into good, cubical sized pieces much faster than a conventional hammer.
- Operating Cost: Because of the recoil buffer system employed by the Surestrike hammers and the fact that they hit at one tenth the rate of a conventional hammer, little if any vibration and heat build up is sent to the wear parts and the carrier. Parts do not overheat and wear out. As an example, striker pin (bit) life of the Surestrike is longer than a conventional hammer bit. Vibration is greatly reduced so boom life and carrier life is vastly improved.
- Quiet: No rapid vibration and bouncing off of the oversize rock means less noise. Noise level studies show the Surestrike hammers will lower noise levels from 5 – 10 db. Many times, the carrier or the rock hitting another rock is the loudest noise produced during the Surestrike breaking process.
Surestrike owners enjoy these and many other features and benefits when using the Surestrike hammers.