Kinshofer, a German-based global manufacturer of excavator and loader crane attachments announces it has expanded its line of excavator attachments with the addition of its KSB-Series hydraulic breakers.

The new line features a monobloc design and other standard elements to increase durability and comfort for operators working in the construction, demolition and recycling industries.

The KSB-Series encompasses eight models for .5- to 12-ton excavators. The smallest unit, the KSB 1, weighs 155 pounds and can complete 900-1,100 blows per minute with 207 foot-pounds of energy per blow. The KSB 12 is the largest in the series at 1,191 pounds with 600-800 blows per minute at 1,696 foot-pounds.

“With the addition of the KSB-Series, Kinshofer now has more options to help customers find the attachments that fit the individual needs of their operations,” rancois Martin, Kinshofer North America general manager, says. “This line of lightweight breakers gives our customers more versatility with what projects they can take on without sacrificing the quality and safety they’ve come to expect from Kinshofer.”

All models in the KSB-Series are manufactured as a single piece without tie rods, which makes them resistant to linkage strain during operation, the company says. The monobloc design is also designed to reduce maintenance needs and increase productivity. The breakers are also equipped with an optimized nitrogen inertial energy recovery system. Like other nitrogen systems, the KSB system increases power to the machine and reduces stress on the excavator arm in hard rock or difficult breaking situations by using energy generated by piston rebound to increase strike power. According to the company, the KSB-Series breakers feature 300 percent longer nitrogen charge life with the use of special sealing rings on the floating support.

In addition, all KSB-Series models are equipped with operator comfort-enhancing features. All Kinshofer breakers are designed to limit vibration from transmitting to the frame. This design feature also reduces wear on bushings and other excavator components, the company says. The KSB’s monobloc design also reduces noise levels during operation thanks to the sealed casing and soundproofing material. The low noise level reduces disruption and is ideal for operation on job sites with strict noise ordinances such as those near hospitals and in urban areas. The breakers are also tapered, improving visibility and safety during use in difficult areas, such as near walls.

“The KSB’s monobloc design and additional safety features embody Kinshofer’s core values,” Martin says. “We are dedicated to bringing our customers durable equipment to help them complete every job safely and efficiently. We believe in the quality of our products, including the new KSB breakers. Our comprehensive two-year warranty is our guarantee customers are getting Kinshofer quality.”

source: Company brand press office