Atlas Copco introduced its range of 8 electric pokers at Bauma 2013.
Philippe Livernette, product line manager concrete equipment, says getting the job done faster with fewer dips to effectively remove air voids from the concrete, is what they are aiming for .
He says the high power, stable speed and high centrifugal force of their electric pokers provide a wide radius of action and rapid acceleration.
Electric pokers are light and maneuverable and easy to use. Thanks to the built-in frequency converter all you need to start working is a regular wall socket with the appropriate voltage.
The electric motor-in-head design provides the poker head with high performance, power and stable speed. Rapid acceleration helps minimize air voids within the concrete and transport them to the surface.
Another advantage of the motor-in-head design is that it helps keeping vibrations where they belong – in the concrete rather than in the operator´s hands and arms. The “E” pistol grip handle reduces hand/arm vibration even further down to 0.56m/s². The Smart series features built-in protection against shock, overload and overheating.
All electronics are built-in into the new, 30% lighter streamlined aluminium box with one on/off button. 10 meters of cable and 5 meters of hose give exceptional reach around the worksite. Special hose lengths are available on request.
Overall costs are kept to a minimum thanks to quality components and the service-friendly design
The Smart electric pokers round off the portfolio of mechanical and pneumatic pokers in Atlas Copco´s concrete vibration range.