Vulcan Onshore Tip #61: Stub Channel Modification

Many of our customers, as a result of the stub channel design on new cable type hammers, have found the stub channels to be much more maintenance free. This modification can be made to older Vulcan hammers which were originally equipped with full length channels. Should you desire to make this modification to you Vulcan … Continue reading Vulcan Onshore Tip #61: Stub Channel Modification

Vulcan Onshore Tip #60: Hammer Warranty and Safety

WARRANTY Vulcan lron Works Inc. warrants these Products to be in accordance with our published specifications or those specifications agreed to by us in writing at time of sale. Our obligation and liability under this warranty is expressly limited to repairing, at our option, within six months after date of delivery, any product not meeting … Continue reading Vulcan Onshore Tip #60: Hammer Warranty and Safety

Vulcan Onshore Tip #58: Nylon Slide Bars

All Vulcan Air Steam Hammers currently sold have as standard slide bars made from a tough nylon to resist the whipping that a slide bar goes through in hammer cycling. In order to insure your nylon slide bar the longest possible life, we recommend the following procedures when using nylon slide bars: When using a … Continue reading Vulcan Onshore Tip #58: Nylon Slide Bars

Vulcan Onshore Tip #51: Sheet Pile Designations

To simplify Sheet Pile Designations for domestic manufacturers, there has been formulated a "New Standard, Designation" system. Given in the table below are the new and old designations for reference purposes. NEW STANDARD DESIGNATION U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGR. DESIGNATION U.S. STEEL BETHLEHEM WEIRTON STEEL (DlV. OF NAT'L.) AREA SQUARE INCHES LB. PER LINEAR FT. … Continue reading Vulcan Onshore Tip #51: Sheet Pile Designations

Vulcan Onshore Tip #41: Valve Flutter

In "Vulcan Tip No. 3" issued some time ago, the subject of "Valve Flutter" was covered in part by various methods of control. This problem occurs in older hammers frequently and in some cases in newer hammers when operated on compressed air. In addition to the solutions shown previously, there is another field remedy that … Continue reading Vulcan Onshore Tip #41: Valve Flutter

Vulcan Onshore Tip #39: Winter Operation

Cold weather operation of Pile Hammers and Pile Extractors on compressed air frequently presents problems of ice accumulation in valve assemblies and air passage ports. Icing is a function of temperature and humidity and causes erratic equipment operation. There are several remedies for this problem which will help eliminate the icing condition: Install on your … Continue reading Vulcan Onshore Tip #39: Winter Operation

Vulcan Onshore Tip #28: Blind Piston Rings

Lower piston rings in the case of the Super Vulcan and the DGH series hammers, and upper piston rings in the case of Vulcan Pile Extractors, require a special installation technique. This special technique is necessitated by the fact that in these three product lines, the piston and the piston rings affixed thereto must enter … Continue reading Vulcan Onshore Tip #28: Blind Piston Rings

Vulcan Onshore Tip #26: Column Removal

It is frequently encountered when overhauling Pile Hammers that Columns will be stuck in the Cylinder and occasionally in the Base of the Hammer. This occurs for many reasons ranging from excessive corrosion or badly burred parts. The easiest way to remove such Columns is shown above. Use a center hole jack (100 ton capacity) … Continue reading Vulcan Onshore Tip #26: Column Removal

Vulcan Onshore Tip #25: Side Channel Modification

Many of our contractor customers have in the past modified the installation of Pile Hammer Side Channels to provide the following: Spring mounting of Channels to prevent attrition during extremely hard driving. Spring mounting of a Hammer Adapter to adapt one size Hammer to a larger size set of Leaders. In either case we can … Continue reading Vulcan Onshore Tip #25: Side Channel Modification