WHAT IS THE HYDRAULIC BREAKER?

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Hydraulic breakers are heavy construction equipment used to demolish structures and break rock into smaller sizes. Hydraulic breakers are also known as hydraulic hammers, rammers, woodpeckers or hoe rams. A hydraulic breaker can be attached to an excavator, backhoe, skid steers, mini-excavators, stationary plants, and is also available in hand held form for small size operations. The breaker is powered by hydraulic system, which means it utilizes hydraulic pressurized oils for its percussive movements. The equipment consists of a back head, cylinder assembly and a front head. The back head is a nitrogen filled chamber, which acts as a damper upon the piston stroke. The cylinder assembly is the core part of the breaker and consists of the piston and valves. Front head of the hammer is the part where the chisel is attached to the piston. The chisel is the actual working tool, which helps in breaking a rock or concrete. Hydraulic breakers can also be attached with blunt and pyramidal attachments for breaking different types of materials.

The primary use of a hydraulic breaker is to break hard materials. The percussive movement of the chisel creates fracture in the material thereby, breaking it into small parts. They are most commonly used for demolition of buildings, where it is necessary to fracture concrete into smaller fragments. They are also used to disintegrate rocks in rock mines. The breakers can be used for soft, medium, or hard rocks and the inspection of the rock is important before choosing the right kind of hydraulic breaker. The breakers are available in various sizes as per the requirements of the site condition. Further, the breaker weight and blow frequency is to be considered before choosing the right equipment, according to the size and properties of the material which are to be broken.

High demand for new roads, bridges, tunnels, and buildings drives the growth of the market for hydraulic breakers. New construction activities require demolition of the older structures, which is assisted using hydraulic breakers. The rise in number of infrastructural projects of pipelines and underground electric transmission is anticipated to propel the market growth. Moreover, with respect to the mining applications, the surge in demand for the aggregate required for increasing infrastructural projects necessitates the use of heavy hydraulic breakers in rock mines. Thus, driving the growth of the hydraulic breaker market.

Hydraulic breakers produce noise and dust nuisance during its operation. This factor makes its use undesirable in residential and compact spaces. This factor is, thereby, restraining the market growth. Moreover, the equipment is expensive and requires periodical maintenance to retain its efficiency for a longer time. The absence of maintenance can affect the working of the equipment and result in total failure. These factors are anticipated to further restrain the hydraulic breakers market growth considerably.

The key market players are striving to make the use and maintenance of hydraulic breakers easy. The product developments to reduce noise generation and maximize productivity of the equipment is anticipated to create opportunities for the growth of the market during the forecast period. Moreover, new technologies for underwater piling and breaking applications can create opportunities for the market in the future.

The report segments the hydraulic breakers market on the basis of equipment size, applications, end user, and region. On the basis of equipment size, the market is segmented into small hydraulic breakers, medium hydraulic breakers, and large hydraulic breakers. By application, the report is segmented into breaking oversized material, trenching, breaking concrete, and others. On the basis of end users, the market is classified into construction industry, mining industry, metallurgical industry, and others. On the basis of region, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. These regions are further categorized into different key countries, respectively.


Post time: Jul-21-2022