The second generation ASAP Sheetpiler unveiling at the ABC Showcase event at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida on September 28, 2016.
The ASAP Sheetpiler is a 75 ton machine designed and built specifically for the installation of steel sheet pile, H-pile and casings. It combines the installation technique of a vibratory hammer and a press in system. The unique aspects of the machine are the combination of a telescopic boom and a swivel connection between the boom and the vibratory hammer. The telescopic boom has a 100 ton push-pull cylinder which allows it to put an additional 17 tons of weight on top of the sheet-pile, H-pile or casing being driven. This combination of vibrating and pressing at the same time, results in productions of up to 3 times that of conventional methods. The additional down force also makes it easier to penetrate hard soil layers. Where regular installation with a vibratory hammer becomes more difficult at blow counts of 45-50 per foot, we can penetrate soil layers up to 100 blow counts per foot without any additional soil preparation.
A third advantage of the machines is that through the swivel connection between the vibratory hammer and the boom we are to keep the sheet completely plump while driving it to grade. Some other aspects that make us very competitive from an economic aspect is that we only need a three man crew, we do not need any support equipment to set up and break down our sheetpiler and we can be installing sheet piles within 3 hours of arriving on site.
We have obtained patents on the sheetpiler in the USA & 60 countries.
The ASAP Sheetpiler installing 52′ long AZ36-700 sheet piles from a barge in the L-40 canal in Parkland, Florida for MCM Corporation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.