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Micarta (or Conbest) and aluminum cushion material is an excellent cushion material for use in Vulcan AirISteam Impact Pile Hammers; however, the cushion pot configuration that can be used depends upon the hammer. Below is a breakdown of the various ways in which micarta and aluminum can be used in Vulcan hammers.
|Hammers in which micarta and aluminum can be used in both integral ring and capblock follower cushion pots:
Below: a diagram showing the cabling of a pipe cap to a Vulcan hammer. The cushion shown was wood. It was a difficulty with this that occasioned this tip.
|Hammers in which micarta and aluminum can be used in the caplock follower only (integral ring use not recommended):
This tip supersedes and replaces all previously released information on this subject.