MBW has tamed one of the industry's most disliked and physically abusive compaction tools. Pneumatic Tampers (also known as "Pole Tampers", "Pogo Sticks" and "Bouncing Betties") produce hand/arm vibration levels that rank among the highest in the industry. Periodic exposure to excessive vibration is known to be a contributing factor in the development of white finger, carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis and other chronic ailments.
The ERGO-TAMP™ reduces hand arm vibration up to 70%, allowing for some variation as conditions of compaction change. The vibration absorption system easily handles the range of amplitudes typical of pneumatic tampers and is cooled by a constant flow of compressed air through its working mechanism.
By rendering the pneumatic tamper tolerable from an operational point-of-view, users are less prone to terminate the compaction effort before reaching a satisfactory geo-technical result. An improved compaction effort results in a lower incidence of pavement failure. Reduced hand/arm vibration results in less wear and tear on the personnel who get the job done.
Optional trigger guard prevents accidental tool activation.
US and International Patents Pending
|Operating Weight||37.5 lbs (17 kg)|
|Length||74 in (188cm)|
|Foot Diameter||6 in (15.2 cm)|
|Recommeneded Pressure||100 psi (690 KPa)|
|Air Consumption||Minimum 38 cfm (1.1 m3/m)|
|Vibration Isolation||up to 70%*|
|Blows per Minute||Up to 800 bpm|