Webster prepares for breakthrough

09 January 2020

United Kingdom-based design engineer Webster Technologies is set to introduce a hydraulic breaker which it says combines high performance and reduced environmental impact.

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Webster Technologies chairman and technical director Ian Webster (on right) and his son Matt with the Rockhit breaker

Funding from the UK government innovation agency together with significant self-funding has enabled the company to translate the idea through a working prototype to a production model ready for launch in its home country.

“Hydraulic breakers are a very important tool on job sites,” said business development manager Belinda Naylor.

“They’re a real work horse but very noisy. High productivity is paramount in helping achieve project budgets that are constantly under pressure – you only need to look at the financial challenges associated with delivering huge infrastructure projects like Hinkley Point and HS2.

“The Rockhit has more than three times the energy of a conventional breaker and doesn’t need to hit as frequently so the noise is much more tolerable. It also uses less fuel and does not need to be constantly greased.”

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