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Document ID (ISN)107592
CIS number 08-201
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-132-3
Year 2007
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-499
Author(s) Marcotte P., Ouellette S., Boutin J., Boileau P.E., LeBlanc G., Oddo R.
Title Jackleg drills - Development of a test bench to characterize vibration emission values
Original title Foreuses à béquille - Mise au point d'un banc d'essai pour caractériser les valeurs d'émission vibratoire [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2007. ix, 35p. Illus. 4 ref. Price: CAD 7.42. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-499.pdf [in French]
Abstract Jackleg drills, very common in the mining industry, produce a level of vibration that can cause hand-arm vibration syndrome in their users. In a previous study, the researchers created a prototype of an antivibration handle for jackleg drills. This handle reduced hand-arm vibration exposure by approximately 50%. The handle prototype was refined and adapted to the mining environment for the purpose of marketing it. To support the development of the antivibration handle, a test bench for evaluating the vibration emissions of jackleg drills under controlled conditions was developed and validated. This test bench evaluates the efficiency of the antivibration handle in relation to its wear.
Descriptors (primary) vibrating tools; hand-arm vibration; mining industry; handles; jack-leg drills
Descriptors (secondary) vibration measurement; Canada; Quebec; description of technique; tool handles; vibration damping; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Vibration
Mining and quarrying
Hand and portable tools