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air hammer

[′er ‚ham·ər]
(mechanical engineering)

air hammer, pneumatic hammer

A portable tool, driven percussively by air pressure, into which is set a chisel, hammer, or the like.
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Because the rock is much harder here than it is at the Ralph quarry, we must learn the basics of using small air hammers driven by compressed air.
1(a) Bidder should have experience of drilling of at least three years using Air Hammer Drilling Technology.
I wore earplugs and earmuffs on top of that, with all the multiple hits from the air hammer.
For rock drilling without a mud motor, Hockran considers the two primary options: conventional heads with TCI inserts and air hammers.
We thought it would have an application in the HDD industry in mud motor wireline jobs and possibly with air hammer jobs.
With the air hammer, not as much equipment is needed, and there is much less clean up than when a mud motor is used.
While air hammers are great for pilot holes, the hole-opening capabilities of hammers are very limited and do not seem to be as efficient and effective as traditional hole openers that require fluid.
The complete down-hole assembly includes: Three ROUGHNECK Bits and Air Hammer, Control Station/Oiler with integrated electronic controls, sub-connection, TRIHAWK EXTREME universal high flow rock drill housing that utilizes the industry standard API thread making system connection easy.
The operator can control the air hammer functions directly from the onboard color LCD.
Instead of using a standard pilot drill bit, the crew used a Straightline 4-inch air hammer system to simplify boring through rock and to keep the sewer line on grade, which proved to be the biggest challenge of the project.
Air Hammer Systems pulverize the hardest rock at a rate of 150 feet per hour.
Installations were made with an Akkerman 308 GBM (guided boring machine) and Halco Storm 500 air hammer with 5 1/4-inch bit for the pilot hole and specially-designed theodolite guidance system.