By World War II, Vulcan’s air/steam hammer line dominated its production and revenue stream. Of all of the attempts Vulcan made to diversify is pile hammer line after that time, probably the most successful was its line of vibratory pile hammers.
Vibratory pile driving equipment represented a major departure for Vulcan, but it also represents an interesting technology in its own right. In addition to recounting Vulcan’s experience, we have a wide variety of items on vibratory technology in general:
- General information on vibratory technology, including technical articles and monographs.
- Articles and Monographs on Vibratory and Impact-Vibration Equipment Written by Vulcan Personnel
- Material on Vibratory and Impact-Vibration Equipment from the Soviet Union and Russia
- Monographs on Vibratory and Impact-Vibration Pile Driving
- Sand and wick drains. An interesting application of vibratory hammers, in addition to being an important problem in geotechnical engineering.
- Vulcan’s Own History of Vibratory Hammers
- Vulcan/Uraga Vulcor Vibratory Hammer. Vulcan’s first foray into vibratory hammers.
- Vulcan’s medium frequency vibratory hammers. The mainstay of the line (Vulcan’s and just about everybody else’s.)
- Vulcan’s high frequency vibratory hammers. Vulcan was the first North American manufacturer to produce a high frequency vibratory hammer.
- Reciprocating vibratory and impact-vibration hammers. A foray into a different way to vibrate and impact piles.
Need a field service manual for your Vulcan vibratory hammer? Or other information. Much of that is contained in the Vulcanhammer.info Guide to Pile Driving Equipment, information about which is here.