Nouvelle Mini pipe Handler De Steve Vick Goes On Trial

Le 'J-forme «conception unique de la mâchoire permet la conduite à charge latérale, éliminant la nécessité d'agents de travailler dans la tranchée. Pipe manoeuvring and insertion operations are controlled entirely from the safety of the cab.

The lightweight tool attaches to a typical 1.5 à 3 tonne hydraulic excavator fitted with 25mm or 30mm bucket pins.The PE is side-loaded into the fixed J-shape lower jaw where it is cradled until the hydraulic upper jaw clamps the pipe. A one-stage set up is all that is required for the entire insertion process.

En utilisant la puissance hydraulique de la pelle, the operative inserts the PE into the host pipe by alternatively gripping and pushing the pipe using controls in the cab. Des vitesses typiques d'insertion jusqu'à 10 mètres par minute sont possibles. The Mini Handler is suitable for both single or dual fed excavators.

A full range of shell inserts is available to accommodate pipe diameters down to 55mm. Shell inserts from Steve Vick International’s pushing machine range may also be used in the Mini Pipe Handler.

Avoids the need to enter the trench
“The side loading jaw means that the Mini Pipe Handler entirely avoids the need for operatives to work in the trench,” says Crock Harrison, Directeur général de Steve Vick international, “which is always a safety issue. And being able to set up the entire insertion operation in one-stage means it’s fast too.”

La mâchoire en forme de J permet une profondeur de conduite constante doit être maintenue pour faciliter l'insertion et doit clairance seulement 35mm de terre, minimiser la profondeur de la tranchée requis. An optional 360° swivel head provides the operator with maximum manoeuvrability when positioning and inserting the pipe whilst the clamp design prevents damage to the surface of the PE and minimises slippage in wet weather.

At 31kg, the Mini Pipe Handler is lightweight to avoid lifting problems on site. Compared with inserting PE using a sling on the excavator, it offers an efficient, controlled pushing force which can be reversed if necessary.

Steve Vick International also produces Pipe Handlers for larger excavators designed to manoeuvre and insert pipes up to 630mm in diameter.

MINI PH Complete Unit_5501

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