Redesign brings 35% efficiency uplift for Promove’s 100kg hammer
A total redesign of Promove's 100kg hammer has increased efficiency and brought down the cost
Demolition specialist Promove has totally redesigned its 100kg hammer to create the XP101, which boasts a 35% improvement on efficiency compared to its predecessor.
“The architecture of the hammer is totally different,” said Promove’s commercial director Antonio Cannao. “We have redesigned it, re-engineered it and used different components.”
The redesign also allows Promex to offer the hammer at a more competitive price, said Cannao. “The design is simpler than the past model, with some internal optimisations which makes it possible to offer our customers a better price. The hammer is high performance, better efficiency and a lower price.”
Promove spent six months developing the new hammer, designed for mini excavators between 1.5 and 2.5tonnes. It now plans to upgrade its entire range of seven light hammers.
Cannao reports a good year for Promove so far, with turnover up by 30 or 40% in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2012. However, the future remains uncertain, with a thinner order book and customers tending to make one-off decisions rather than planning ahead. Around 75% of Promove’s business is overseas, increasing from around 50% over the past five years due to the impact of the financial crisis in Italy.