Dieseko Group B.V., the global market leader of Innovative Foundation Equipment and within their product range both PVE and ICE Vibratory Hammer has recently launched a revolutionary new Side Gripper: the 2308SG. Dieseko Group B.V. has recently launched a revolutionary new Side Gripper: the 2308SG. “Dieseko is using over 45 years of experience in Vibratory Hammers to be applied in their new Side Gripper making it a unique and reliable machine. Unique in the side clamp-principle and in elastomer geometry, and reliably applied by proven vibratory technology”, says Dirk Smulders, CEO of Dieseko Group.
“Before we started to develop, Dieseko performed an extensive study on existing Side Grippers available in today’s market and interviewed a lot of Side Gripper-operators to understand their challenges. During the development phase of our Side Gripper, Dieseko’s R&D engineers focused on providing a concept which improves the challenges experienced with Side Grippers currently available, without neglecting Dieseko’s design philosophy (limited number of moving parts, protected hoses; both resulting in a high reliability, only 3 hoses for connection).”
4 major differences are compared to existing systems are:
- Unique linear side-clamping system resulting in a more efficient clamping load transfer
- Modular Side-Grip clamping system resulting in less downtime during exchange of the side-grip inserts for various profiles.
- Clamp opening up to 330mm for sheet piles & H-beams and 550mm for casings
- Unique multi directional elastomers creating a more stable and predictable movement of the dynamic part of the Side Gripper
The exchangeable excavator connection adapter allows the Side Gripper to fit onto any excavator adapter type, whereas the unlimited 360˚ rotary head with ± 35˚ tilting adapter makes it possible to operate the Side Gripper in any position while handling a profile. It’s distinctive design is easily accessible for maintenance.
After extensive testing, partly by very experienced Side Gripper operators, the results and experiences are very promising. The 2308SG uses an oilflow of 214 l/min at 350 bar. A 35 tonnes excavator is required for best performance. Operating the side gripper can be done by remote controlled joystick or excavator controls.