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PVE Equipment USA, Inc.

Piling & Vibro Equipment
P.O. Box 12529
5011 Vernon Road, Suite 2
Jacksonville, FL 32209, USA
T: (904) 765-6686
E: info@pve-equipment.com

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VM Technology

Conventional vibratory hammers have a constant eccentric moment. When passing the critical frequency area during start-up and stop, the constant amplitude will cause disturbing negative vibrations in the boom of the crane and in the soil; not just at the spot, but within a considerable perimeter.

Driving in urban area
The high frequency (HF) vibratory hammers generate vibrations at a rev of 2000 to 2300 rpm. Compared to a low frequent vibratory hammer, a HF hammer produces less vibrations in the nearby surroundings. Tests have demonstrated that the vibro level of a HF hammer -measured at a distance of 2m / 6ft from the driving element- equals the level of vibrations produced by a low frequency hammer at a distance of 16m / 48 ft! 

PVE vibratory hammers with variable moment can operate next to buildings
When using a high-frequency vibratory hammer with variable moment (VM) with a adjustable moment of 0 to max 2300 rev. per minute, critical vibrations in start-up and stop are eliminated. After passing the critical frequency area, the eccenter weights are automatically adjusted and synchronised to the current eccentric moment. 

Therefore, when driving in urban areas, it is best to use a vibratory hammer with variable moment.
It works as follows:

During the start-up of the vibratory hammer to the max. frequency of 2300 rev. per minute, the eccentric moment is '0'. The eccentric weights cancel each other out and no vibrations (amplitude) are generated.
Vibratory hammers vibrations pattern VM vs NF
The adjustment of the eccenter weights is completely automated. As manual (remote) control for shifting the eccenter weights is possible, the most ideal amplitude can be generated for each soil type.

It is not necessary to readjust the vibratory hammer when stopped and re-started. The hammer will automatically select the last setting. With VM, it is possible to maintain the hammer at its maximum frequency while bringing the eccentric moment to 0. The hammer can be brought to standstill without causing any vibrations.

Vibrating with VM works automatically and safe. It is an ideal alternative for the pressing method.
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