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Many concrete structures are getting older and suffer from concrete delamination. The rehabilitation of these structures involves the chipping of this unsound (spalled) concrete. Although PAM_Ove has more than answered the need for the notorious overhead and vertical surfaces concrete chipping for over 7 years, the industry was nonetheless loud and clear about the fact that there was also a need for an easier and more efficient way to perform deck chipping. We collected data from workers, brainstormed, experimented and came up with what we saw as being the perfect complement to PAM_Ove and the answer to this growing need: the PAM_Dek; the latest innovation in concrete deck chipping by RNP Industries and officially launched at the WOC 2014. (Booth #11953) Anyone who has operated a chipping hammer knows how tough and painful this job can be.

This tenuous operation exposes workers to considerable musculoskeletal strains, vibrations and injury hazards. Furthermore, quick occurring fatigue greatly impacts both productivity & profitability. The PAM_Dek as been designed to overcome these issues by making the task easy, effortless, safe and profitable. The PAM_Dek is a tool holder that enables to perform concrete chipping with conventional pneumatic hammers, while maintaining a vertical posture and minimizing vibration, loads transmission and musculoskeletal strains sustained by the worker. The PAM_Dek includes a vibration dampening system, an ergonomic handle positioning for a comfortable work posture and an engineered mechanism that both neutralize the weight of the tool and converts, amplifies and redirects the weight of the worker to push the hammer against the surface, resulting in very effective concrete chipping. This phenomenon is particularly appreciated since it's no longer required to kneel down and support the weight of the hammer when extreme work angles are required to clear concrete from under the rebars.

Moreover, the same mechanism will also enable the hammer bit to travel forward along the work area while the worker remains stationary. Ease of use, agility, simplicity, lightweight and low maintenance, were all key design criterias throughout the whole development process. PAM_Dek is all air, all is needed is a standard compressor to supply the hammer and the control devices. Much like the PAM_Ove the PAM_Dek is optionally equipped with a water mist system to keep the dust down. Concrete Chipping Has Never Been So Easy & Profitable - Enjoy your chipping ! RNP Industries is a Canadian manufacturer with over 25 years of experience, and specialized in the design and manufacturing of productivity-enhancing equipment. The company’s numerous achievements bear testament to its commitment to offer reliable and efficient products. Year after year RNP Industries invests: time, effort and money in R&D to both create new product and continuously improve upon the existing one.