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Revolutionary new side gripper offers higher reliability

Industry News
Written by Piling Canada
December 2019

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,” said Dirk Smulders, CEO of Dieseko Group.

“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 three hoses for connection).”

Four major differences compared to existing systems are:

  1. Unique linear side-clamping system results in a more efficient clamping load transfer.
  2. Modular side-grip clamping system results in less downtime during exchange of the side-grip inserts for various profiles.
  3. Clamp opens up to 330 millimetres for sheet piles and H-beams, and 550 millimetres for casings.
  4. Unique multi-directional elastomers create 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, and the unlimited 360-degree rotary head with +/- 35-degree tilting adapter makes it possible to operate the side gripper in any position while handling a profile. Its distinct design is easily accessible for maintenance.

After extensive testing, partly by experienced side gripper operators, the results and experiences are promising. The 2308SG uses an oilflow of 214 litres per minute at 350 bar. A 35 tonne excavator is required for best performance. Operating the side gripper can be done by a remote control joystick or excavator controls.

More information at www.diesekogroup.com. 🍁

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