Vulcan 5110: Specifications and Information

The 5110 was the last new model that Vulcan “produced” and was the first beneficiary of Vulcan’s acquisition of Raymond technology in the early 1990’s.  The one and only 5110 came into being by a conversion of a 560 owned by Global Movible Offshore.  This resulted in a hammer that was considerably lighter than the 5100 with slightly larger energy.  The conversion was done by changing the ram, columns and a few other small parts.

Specifications for the 5110 are below.

5110SPEC-2

A general arrangement is below.

D13700

Vulcan5110RamPointInsertion
Ram point installation by cooling the point. Breakage of ram points is a major repair job in a Vulcan hammer (caused, in some cases, by use of wire rope biscuit as you see above.) Getting the “stump” of the point out was half the battle; click here for Vulcan’s recommendations. Putting one in was the other (also important for new rams and points.) For the smaller hammers, a press would do, but for hammers such as the Vulcan 5110, the best way was to shrink the point through freezing the small end (the “stump” when broken,) lifting it up and lowering it into a ram turned upside down. Although Vulcan installed points in new and used rams using this procedure, this is a very delicate procedure, failure of which could result in a cracked ram, point, or having the point hung up in the ram, which ruins both. As they say, “don’t try this at home!”

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