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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Makita's exclusive AVT greatly reduces vibration and directs more impact energy to the work surface for increased user comfort and greater productivity.

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MAKITA'S GROWING LINE OF CONCRETE HAMMERS ENGINEERED WITH EXCLUSIVE AVT NOW AT SEVEN

Anti-Vibration Technology greatly reduces vibration, directs more impact energy to the work surface

JANUARY 18, 2011 - LA MIRADA, CA - Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has expanded its line of concrete hammers equipped with the company’s exclusive Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT). AVT is an exclusive counterbalance system that greatly reduces vibration and directs more impact energy to the work surface for increased user comfort and greater productivity.

 

"Makita hammers equipped with AVT are truly best-in-class," said Adam LIvingston, Makita Product Manager, Commercial and Industrial Products. "AVT reduces vibration, so more power in the motor is delivered to the tool bit, not the user. This improves the performance of the tool, and it improves the experience of the tool user." 
 
Makita’s growing lineup of hammer products featuring the company’s exclusive Anti-Vibration Technology now numbers seven.
 
Makita Concrete Hammers Equipped with AVT:

HM1810
70 lb. Breaker Hammer
HM1317CB
42 lb. Breaker Hammer
HM1214C
27 lb. AVT Demolition Hammer (SDS-MAX)
HR3210C
1-1/4" SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer (SDS-Plus)
HR4010C
1-9/16" SDS-Max Rotary Hammer (SDS-MAX)
HR4510C
1-3/4" SDS-Max Rotary Hammer (SDS-MAX)
HR5210C
2" SDS-Max Rotary Hammer (SDS-MAX)

 
About Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT)
Makita has adapted the science of earthquake engineering into power tools with Makita’s Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT). AVT is an exclusive counterbalance design that provides the professional a power tool solution with less vibration, less noise and more efficient power. Seismic research has developed this damping science over years to absorb the shocks and protect buildings from devastation of earthquake vibrations. Makita’s exclusive AVT involves engineering where a mechanical damper, effectively a counter balance weight, provides an equal and opposite force that puts a mass directly opposite the point at which the striker bolt delivers the impact. As vibration is eliminated power is efficiently increased, allowing more of the generated energy in the motor to be delivered to the tool bit. 
 
AVT is clearly demonstrated in model HM1810, the 70 lb. Breaker that is for heavy demolition applications.  Model HM1810 combines hard hitting power with less vibration (only 8 m/s²), with a powerful Makita-built 15 AMP motor, 1,100 BPM, 63 joules of impact energy, with a reduced noise level of only 107 dB.
 
About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 10.8V Ultra-Compact Lithium-Ion®. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology™ (AVT™), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com. You can follow Makita at facebook.com/makitatools and twitter.com/makitatools. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

 

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