Here are the new super breakers for 2023

Published 24/4 at 10:48

PDi Magazine’s special feature on new hydraulic breaker releases.

As usual since 2000, PDi Magazine has in its second issue of the year published a special feature on new hydraulic breakers released to the market. A lot of things have happened to boom carried hydraulic breakers since then concerning power, speed, economy and environmental aspects. Also, for this year’s special issue, we have a number of news items to share from manufacturers.


New ‘Beilite’ breakers from ACDE

At SaMoTer 2023, ACDE from Switzerland is introducing the new ‘Beilite Europe’ BLTB-3 series of heavy duty hydraulic breakers from 85kg to 5,845kg, for excavators from 0.8t to 100t. The company says that the breakers are built to meet the demands of even the toughest demolition, construction, tunnelling and mining projects. The series is engineered for maximum power and efficiency, speed and effectiveness. The range encompasses a variety of models to suit a variety of applications and industries, from small residential projects to large scale commercial demolition. The Beilite range includes: Beilite Europe BLTB-40-3 to BLTB-85-3 for light to medium demolition jobs, as well as foundation drilling, rock excavation and concrete demolition. Beilite Europe BLTB-100A-3 to BLTB-165-3 which are mid-sized breakers for larger demolition projects including rock excavation, foundation work and tunnelling. And Beilite Europe BLTB-175L-3 to BLTB-210-3 which are heavy duty hydraulic breakers for the toughest demolition, tunnelling and excavation projects.

The BLTB-3 series hammers are now equipped with ‘BLTB-Lube’ auto greasing system for all hammers from BLTB-85-3. While the BLTB-2 Series has the option to be retrofitted with any common greasing system, the BLTB-3 series is by default equipped with the new automatic greasing system. The new BLTB-Lube automatic greasing system works best with the ‘BLTB High Performance Chisel Paste’ coming in 400ml cartridges. From the BLTB-100A-3, special dedicated air channels for underwater works are machined into the cylinder. The connection for the compressed air is located on top of the hammer next to the hydraulic oil connections providing professional installation and safe operation for underwater works. Also, the heavy breakers, from 175L-3 to BLTB 210-3, are equipped with air connections whilst a version is available for dedicated underwater piston. The ACDE stand at SaMoTer 2023 will be located in hall 9, booth 16.


Arden’s wide range of breakers

The Arden Equipment range of hydraulic breakers is called the ‘AB’ series and contains 19 different base models. For large and small jobs, the breakers are adaptable for work with excavators ranging from 0.5t to 100t. Designed with simple and reliable mechanics (only two moving parts), maintenance is easy thanks to the effective lubrication system the breakers are fitted with. Except for the AB082 and AB0102 models, they all have a soundproofed anti-abrasion steel casing, as well as a rebound energy recovery system. An automatic lubrication kit can be installed on models from the AB0852 to the AB4052. This option has a very short payback time (no manual lubrication and therefore less operator time wasted). Arden breakers have been designed to withstand all types of challenges whilst different models exist depending on the weight of the carrier and the work to be done.


‘IBEX’ from Dehaco

In 2013, Dehaco launched its IBEX series which have proved popular with demolition companies around the world since day one. The ‘GS’ series is particularly well known, but Dehaco also has an ‘HS’ series of breakers as an alternative to the traditional gas breaker. But what is the difference between GS and HS? How do you choose between the different models? The GS and HS series are both high quality breakers and are both suitable for the job. But this is where the similarities end. Both types work in different ways, use different components and have a different appearance. Breakers from the GS series are designed for use with excavators from 800kg to 60t, while breakers from the HS series are better suited for use with excavators from 30t to 100t.

The GS breakers are designed to deliver high impact energy. Once hooked up to a properly adjusted carrier the series can be used for all kinds of work. The power produced is due to the nitrogen chamber that is present. It makes use of the recoil of the breaker, storing energy until it is needed and converting it into additional impact energy, similar to a regeneration system in an electric car. In addition to the extra impact energy, the nitrogen chamber also ensures that less vibration is transmitted back to the excavator. GS hammers are suitable for all types of both major and minor demolition jobs.

HS breakers have a number of smart features including built-in safety features that prevent the breaker from being overloaded. This allows maximum oil supply efficiency with all of the breaker's energy being converted into impact energy. Smart valves have been designed to ensure that the breaker strikes constantly, which is good for the operator and avoids unpleasant surprises on the job. The HS models also require less maintenance due to the absence of a nitrogen chamber. The design of the breaker and its suspension are designed to reduce the recoil to the excavator, making the cabin quiet. In addition to a quiet workplace, it also reduces wear and tear on the excavator. HS breakers are particularly attractive on jobs where it is necessary to work for longer periods of time, such as mines, when demolishing foundations, or even when demolishing the base of wind turbines. In addition, the high frequency has proved to be highly advantageous when working in quarries.


‘Lekatech’s fully electric breaker is up to 60% more efficient’

Lekatech's mission is to revolutionise hammer and other attachment technology. The Finnish start-up company firmly believes that direct electric drive is the future in hammer technology. Lekatech's fully electric hammer is said by the company to be up to 60% more efficient than a conventional hydraulic hammer providing significant energy savings while doubling impact force, whilst the fully electric hammer enables continuous digital development. “Our goal is to zero out the CO2 emissions of impact hammers used in mining and construction industry,” says CEO Antti Anttila at Lekatech. Lekatech Oy in Kausala, which is the southern part of Finland, is a technology start-up founded in 2018. Lekatech's linear electric technology for hammering applications aims to revolutionise different end products in the mining and construction industries. In 2021, Lekatech secured €6.3M in EIC Accelerator funding for the development of the fully electric hammer.


The new ‘HB’ series from OSA

OSA hydraulic breakers are said to have innovative and avant-garde characteristics to meet the requirements of the market. The new HB hydraulic breakers series has been designed with a system of inner control valves that, compared to the old system with external valves, enables the provision of bigger force of impact, makes the speed constant at high temperatures and protects the valves from hits. The new HB series has a simple and interesting design thanks to the re-planning of the tie rods and to the above mentioned system of the inner valves. This is an ‘intelligent’ system that automatically recognises the presence of solid material under the chisel. When the chisel is permanently on the rock, the hydraulic breaker piston starts moving, releasing all its energy and hitting the chisel. On the contrary, the piston doesn’t start moving, avoiding in this way ‘empty blows’ and preserving not only tie rods and bushes, but reducing the vibrations released on the excavator and the operator. The series also comes with a shock absorber system for noise reduction and a dust protection system for long duration work. The medium-heavy series has been designed to maintain and improve the concept of the hand variable hit, meaning that the operator, with a simple manual regulation, can modify the relation frequency/energy of the hit. It also means that when the material is very hard, the operator can reduce the number of hits and increase the energy. When the material is less hard, it can increase the frequency with a simple regulation, reducing the energy discharged on the chisel.


The new XP3800 from Promove

Promove Demolition has had a continuous market presence since 1989 when the company was founded. Promove states that it likes to keep a very close relation with its end users, taking in mind their needs and striving to make their work faster, more efficient and safer. This is the way Promove’s new breaker XP3800 has been designed and manufactured, fitting excavators ranging from 37t – 60t in weight.

According to Promove, the new breaker has all the features that make it very attractive to the market. It is said to have an exceptional weight/performance ratio and is able to adjust the working frequency/impact energy and operating pressure according to the specific needs of each customer.

Over thirty years of experience in demolition equipment are said to make Promove one of the most experienced players in the market, always on the lookout to the future of demolition, the development of ideas and the search for new growth opportunities, always to the benefit of the customers.


Tabe’s iconic model M 375 updated to M 385

Spanish company Tabe Hammers is now releasing its latest model, MT 385, being an upgrade of the MT 375. Designed for machines between 5t and 8t tons, the new model was introduced at bauma 2022 with the first models going into production during 2023. The MT 385 has been designed to offer a better power to weight ratio while maintaining the bolts free design and mono-bloc cylindrical profile that Tabe pioneered more than 20 years ago. The MT 385’s simplicity in its conception makes it an efficient and easy to maintain hammer. Tabe is now continuously working on updating its light range, planning to release additional one or two new models during Smopyc 2023 in Zaragoza in November.


The ‘Red Line’ breakers from HKM

HKM was founded in 1975 in Istanbul, Turkey, with its Red Line breaker series being engineered to ensure non-stop high demolition efficiency on the jobsite. An anti-blank firing valve and flow secure valves are standard to protect from overflows and idle shots. Directly integrated high pressure hammers are designed to ensure maximum efficiency for demolition work. The Red Line series has a nut free tie rod concept which is designed to minimise tie rod length and improve the service lifetime of the front head. With the Red Line series, high breaking power no longer means more operational cost as the hammers have a central vibration dampener included to absorb vibrations on tie rods and increase service lifetime. Optional accessories are easily adaptable according to the jobsites, such as an underwater operation kit, a high wear resistant reinforced housing, hydraulic controlled auto lubrication station, and a combined and one piece bushing for tunnelling operations. In addition, breaker working time and working frequency have been considered, with the Red Line ‘Solid Track’ enabling performance and overall operational cost to be monitored.

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