Lekatech ‘Electric Hammer’ aims to revolutionise impact hammer marketPublished 14/11 at 14:46
Lekatech Oy, a Finnish technology company, has introduced what it says is a groundbreaking electric hammer based on its patented linear electric motor technology. “Our technological breakthrough not only enables more energy efficient earthmoving and mining operations, but also strengthens the realisation of a green transition in these fields,” says Antti Anttila, CEO of Lekatech.
Lekatech’s Electric Hammer is powered by novel and patented linear electric motor technology, developed through years of dedicated research and innovation. “We are proud of the strides we have taken over the past five years in developing linear motor technology,” Anttila adds. Lekatech's electric hammer aims to shake up the traditional hydraulic impact hammer market, catering to both urban and mining environments, especially with the integration of electric carrier machines.
The electric hammer is designed to increase energy efficiency by 70% compared to its hydraulic counterparts. In addition to energy efficiency, it is said to outperform comparable traditional technology, providing twice the blow impact energy of a hydraulic hammer of the same size. Environmental friendliness and performance are also implicit to the design and the hammer has programmable features to provide flexibility and enable continuous digital development.
The Lekatech Electric Hammer introduction coincides with the increasing use of electric carrier machines, enabling seamless integration with electrically powered machinery. This, says Lekatech, will provide up to 70% energy savings when factoring in overall energy consumption of the equipment. Furthermore, the innovative hammer eliminates the need for oil and the oil associated environmental impact of hammering, with oil consumption being reduced by 98% when compared to hydraulic hammers.