Tools and equipment distributor BMG’s versatile Slogging Hammers and Wheel Sloggers are used in many industries to loosen and tighten bolts and nuts quickly and easily.
“The Slogging Hammer and Wheel Slogger tools – which form part of BMG’s extensive range of tools and equipment – ensure highly efficient operation and safe use for operators during installation and maintenance procedures,” says BMG tools and equipment division business unit manager Andrew Johns.
He adds that there are many advantages to using the Slogging Hammer and Wheel Slogger over conventional slogging methods. Productivity is significantly improved through the controlled and effective impact between the hammer and the spanner, resulting in minimal downtime when compared with other conventional methods of loosening and tightening nuts and bolts.
Safety, irrespective of the industry or application, is non-negotiable and the Slogging range ensures a better working environment, says Johns.
When the Slogging Hammer is used in combination with the Wheel Slogger, he mentions that their applications are extended.
“Conventional hammer and slogger spanner systems require two operators to tighten and loosen nuts and bolts. “This method is not only dangerous when the working area is cramped and there are other people in the vicinity, but it is also unsafe for the operator holding and guiding the slogging spanner. The operator is then at risk of shrapnel and is effectively at the mercy of the operator swinging the hammer.
“The Slogging Hammer was developed to overcome the hazards associated with the traditional hammer and slogging spanner method and to improve operator safety when loosening bolts and nuts. Other uses for this tool include pin extractions, and with an adaptor it can be used with standard impact sockets, tyre bead breakers, as well as in the removal of coal picks and other custom chisels.”
Advancements of these tools include a combination of two sizes, a new safety clip on the Slogging Hammer that prevents the shaft from sliding out when the tool is not in operation and an all-in-one torquing clip on the Wheel Slogger.
This new clip allows the user to leave the tool attached to the wheel and gives the option of selecting different torque settings – from 450 Nm to 650 Nm – without having to change the clip. Previously each torque was specific to a particular clip.Safety features of the Slogging Hammer include a built-in hand-grip, which means there is no need for the operator’s hand to be near the impact zone and an eye-bolt prevents accidents in overhead working conditions, when tightened. No heavy lifting is necessary, as only the shaft weight needs to be managed. This tool is used easily in confined spaces and in areas that are difficult to access. The Slogging Hammer provides greater direct impact, ensuring that the job is completed quickly and safely, with fewer blows than with conventional methods. The Slogging Hammer is suitable for dependable use in many industries, including mining, chemicals and petrochemicals plants, agriculture, construction and civil engineering, as well as in power stations, shipping and offshore oil rigs. This multi-purpose tool, in Wheel Slogger version, enables the safe and effortless loosening, tightening and torquing of nuts and bolts in earthmoving equipment, as well as military, freight and commercial vehicles.