The second generation ASAP Sheetpiler unveiling at the ABC Showcase event at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, 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 the system.
First and foremost, 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. This allows for an additional 17 tons of weight on top of the sheet-pile, H-pile or casing being driven. The combination of the coinciding vibration and pressing results in productions of up to 3 times that of conventional methods.
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
Also, the additional downforce 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.
Finally, a third advantage of the machines is that because of the swivel connection between the vibratory hammer and the boom we are able to keep the sheet completely plump while driving it to grade. Even more, we possess some aspects that make us very competitive from an economic aspect. Some examples are: we only need a three-man crew, we don’t need any support equipment to set up and break down our sheetpiler. We can also be installing sheet piles within 3 hours of arriving on-site.
We have obtained patents on the sheetpiler in the USA & 60 countries.
Key facts of the patented technology of the ASAP Sheetpiler
Maximum length handled by sheet pile or king pile 65 feet
Minimum work platform of 20×20 feet
Maximum hydraulic down-force applied to the sheet is 17 tons
Frequency resonance-free vibratory hammer has a minimum impact on the environment
Maximum reach out for sheet pile installation is 50 feet
Can be operational in 3 hours, 1 hour for the smaller Sheetpiler
Small crew of only 3 to operate
No support equipment needed to build up or break down the Sheetpiler
Record of sheet pile installation in one 10 hours shift is 334 LF of 36-foot sheets