PANDA® DCP Options – Automatic Hammer, Hammering Column and Mechanical Rod Extractor
Automatic Hammer – For deep or repetitive tests, an automatic hammer is available as an alternative to using the 1.7kg hammer. The Automatic Hammer can also be operated by one person. It has a 10kg drop weight with a fixed drop height and is powered by small 240V electric generator. Penetration is at a rate of 1 blow per 3.5 seconds.
- Constant energy (free falling) or variable (by accelerated the 5kg drop hammer)
- Alternating hammering left hand – right hand, two hands
- Hammering type change possible during a single PANDA® test (manual hammering, hammering column, electric automatic hammer)
- Suited for stiff and very stiff materials
Rod Extractor – Although the PANDA® DCP is supplied with a lightweight T-piece rod extractor, for most applications, this Mechanical Rod Extractor is preferable.