Are you looking for ways to increase operator productivity while reducing the risk of worker’s comp claims? Vibration dampened needle scalers and chippers are a great way to keep operators on the job longer and reduce the risk of repetitive stress injuries like Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) also known as “White Finger.”
When performing coating removal, de-rusting or descaling using standard percussive tools, numbness can begin to set in after just a few hours. Workers may or may not notice the sensation at the end of their shift and the effects are cumulative. A vibration dampened needle scaler reduces the measurable vibration to about 1/10th the amount of a typical needle scaler (2.73 m/s2 vs. 24.9 m/s2). This allows an operator to work more hours per day, while mitigating the chances of incurring Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).
Dampened needle scales and chippers come in pistol or inline varieties and should be selected by application. You can learn more about each type of tool here:
Regardless of which orientation you select, vibration dampened tools help increase operator productivity by creating a safer work environment. Additionally, they reduce noise output by more than 10 decibels, which can further improve working conditions and boost employee morale.
If you have any questions about vibration dampened air tools, we are here to help. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (619) 795-7955. We are happy to give you the advice you need to choose the best tool for the job.
Here’s to increased productivity!