Field Service Manual for Soviet B402/V402 Vibratory Hammer

In 1988 Vulcan personnel visited what was then Leningrad to view the operation of a Soviet variable-eccentric moment vibratory hammer. The account of that is here. This is the field service manual for the hammer. A closeup of the exciter and suspension, clamped to the pile. As is common in Europe, the sheets are picked … Continue reading Field Service Manual for Soviet B402/V402 Vibratory Hammer

Minimum Bend Radius for Plate Bending

Although Vulcan was best known for products based on sand castings, many of Vulcan products--especially those produced by the Special Products Division--were fabricated. An important operation in fabrication is plate bending. Although plate bending is usually associated with sheet metal formation like Vulcan's vibratory power packs, Vulcan also bent plate which is thicker than normal … Continue reading Minimum Bend Radius for Plate Bending

Taking Property is Something You Shouldn’t Do Lightly

In my last post Hard Currency, Soft Currency and Dollar Hegemony I discussed the effects of sanctions and currency restrictions could have to undermine the unique status of USD. In this post I'll take a look at something that is becoming fashionable to believe in this country: the idea that we should seize assets of Russian … Continue reading Taking Property is Something You Shouldn’t Do Lightly

Hard Currency, Soft Currency and Dollar Hegemony

In its dealings with first the Chinese and later with the Soviets, one of the first things Vulcan learned was the difference between hard and soft currency. That was true both in the travel expenses and in the process of selling equipment (and later buying equipment and technology.) Let's start with the Chinese: this notice … Continue reading Hard Currency, Soft Currency and Dollar Hegemony

Forging Practice – Kamenshchikov, Koltun, Naumov, Chernobrovkin — Mir Books

In this post, we will see the book Forging Practice by G. Kamenshchikov; S. Koltun; V. Naumov; B. Chernobrovkin. About the book All machines are built up of parts made of different materials and by various manufacturing processes. Some parts are cast from metals; some are forged, while others are produced by machining on different […]Forging … Continue reading Forging Practice – Kamenshchikov, Koltun, Naumov, Chernobrovkin — Mir Books

Steel Foundry Practice – Bidulya — Mir Books

In this post, we will see the book Steel Foundry Practice by P.N. Bidulya. About the book A book describing various aspects of steel foundries. The book was translated from Russian was published in 1960 by Peace Publishers. Credits to original uploader. You can get the book here. Follow us on The Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/@mirtitles Follow […]Steel … Continue reading Steel Foundry Practice – Bidulya — Mir Books

Maintenance Manual for Super-Vulcan Hammers

The Super-Vulcan hammers were a step forward for Vulcan, albeit not as much as Vulcan was hoping for. Nevertheless they were a popular hammer for many years, especially once Vulcan went to the open type construction like the Warrington-Vulcan single-acting hammers. Here we feature a maintenance manual for these hammers. The manual is undated (an … Continue reading Maintenance Manual for Super-Vulcan Hammers

Inclusion of Rotational Inertial Effects in Power Consumption Calculations for Vibratory Pile Equipment

The latest in our ongoing efforts to advance research on vibratory pile driving equipment is this effort. The abstract is as follows: Virtually all treatments of power consumption and modelled performance for vibratory pile driving equipment assume a constant rotational speed of the eccentrics. In reality this is not possible due to the inertial effects … Continue reading Inclusion of Rotational Inertial Effects in Power Consumption Calculations for Vibratory Pile Equipment

Foundry Practice Now in Print

Last October we featured the downloadable book Foundry Practice – Titov, Stepanov — Mir Books. Vulcan had a foundry for most of its existence, and relied heavily on sand cast (and other processes) products for its pile driving equipment. Now we offer this in print. You can order this book by clicking here. The book provides … Continue reading Foundry Practice Now in Print

A Short Handbook of Heat Treatment – Kamenichny — Mir Books

In this post, we will see A Short Handbook Of Heat Treatment by I. Kamenichny . About the book The present hand book aims at giving the operating personnel of heat-treatment shops a reference book which would serve to overcome difficulties arising in everyday practice. The handbook describes heat-treatment charts, heat-treatment procedures for tools, parts […]A … Continue reading A Short Handbook of Heat Treatment – Kamenichny — Mir Books