Breaking barriers with handheld products

2019-07-22T12:16:31+00:00 July 22nd, 2019|

With Atlas Copco’s extensive portfolio of handheld pneumatic, hydraulic and petrol driven products, customers and end-users can rest assured that they will always have the right tool, whatever the task, working conditions or job site.

Atlas Copco has broken the mould when it comes to handheld demolition and construction equipment, offering a range of world-class quality compact tools that lead the market in reliability, ergonomics and safety,” affirms David Stanford, business line manager of portable products at Atlas Copco Power Technique. “Our long-lasting high-quality tools are defined by a combination of top-quality fabrication materials and precision engineering.”

Atlas Copco's extensive portfolio of handheld pneumatic, hydraulic and petrol-driven products. Image credit: Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco’s extensive portfolio of handheld pneumatic, hydraulic and petrol-driven products. Image credit: Atlas Copco

The working tools at the business end of the handheld products used for breaking, digging, cutting, and compacting are manufactured from low carbon steel and combine the advantages of case-hardened skin without the risk of core brittleness. These components are forged under traditional hammers, which allow for beneficial grain flows and enhanced durable strength. True contact between the piston and the striking end or striking face transmits the maximum blow energy to the workplace.

When designing handheld tools, Atlas Copco does so with customer productivity as well as operator comfort and safety top of mind. Thanks to the tools’ flexibility, versatility and interchangeability, customers can simply unscrew the tools to swop them in no time, keeping downtime to a minimum. The tool portfolio also features reduced noise levels and effective dust control. Boasting the best-in-class power-to-weight ratio, all tools are ergonomically designed, well-balanced and comfortable to handle, minimising operator fatigue. The HAPS (Hand and Arm Protection Systems) innovation on the pneumatic and petrol-driven tool ranges minimise the impact of vibrations. “This innovation can extend daily working hours by as much as six times longer, giving an unmatched boost to productivity,” notes Stanford.  The two-step SOFTSTART trigger on the Atlas Copco pneumatic breaker range gives the operator full control when starting a cut, even under difficult conditions.

Thanks to the solid body design the single cast one-piece pneumatic breakers and rock drill ranges contain fewer parts for increased reliability and a low centre of gravity for good balance.  Moreover, the pneumatic range’s highly efficient silencer reduces noise levels by 75% while the air cushioned piston lowers vibration and wear. Stanford also points out that several pneumatic tools can be powered by a single compressor, delivering the benefit of lowest total cost of ownership to customers.