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Remarkable New Hammer Technology For Construction Industry Uses Earthquake Technology

The safest six kilogramme hammer drill on the market - thanks to the science of earthquake engineering - will be exhibited at Interbuild 2006.

The new Makita 40mm SDS Max hammer has set new low vibration standards in the industry, because it includes the latest technology where the vibration is absorbed within the body of the tool. It will be one of many new tools, innovations and products on show when the UK's premier construction event takes place at the NEC from April 23-27.

Andrew Helby, Marketing Director at Makita, said: "Precise engineering design with the new Makita AVT technology provides a counter balancing system that damps out the machine vibration.

"At the same time, the reduction in vibration increases the useable power. This generates a maximum of 9.5 joules of impact power whilst the HR4011C maintains an ultra low tri-axial vibration. This sets new standards of performance and safety for this major market sector."

He explained: "It bristles with additional advanced features including dual slide switch, speed dial control, auto cut-out brushes, 12 chisel settings, two function hammer and rotary hammer modes, and an automatic safety torque limiter to protect the operator should the bit snag."

The hammer is also easy to use because it has a 2-Mass handle feature. This effectively separates the rear handgrip from the main motor body of the HR4011C by spring loaded mounts, thus blocking the transmission of vibration to the rear handle. Seismic research has developed the damping science to absorb the shocks and protect buildings from the devastation of earthquake vibrations. This AVT dynamic damping science involves reciprocating engineering where a mechanical damper, effectively a counter balance weight, provides an equal and opposite anti-vibration force. As vibration is eliminated power is increased, because without the dissipation of power through vibration more of the generated energy in the motor can be delivered to the tool bit itself.

Andrew added: "For this most important hammer drill market sector, the new Makita HR4011C provides maximum performance with maximum safety and is an essential machine for the construction and hire industries setting the standards for this commercial sector."

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