Di-Pro Power hand tool system tackles issue of hand vibration

In recent years Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) has been identified as a major occupational hazard in the vibrating tools-using industry and a revised standard (ISO 28927-8:2009/AMD 1:2014) for measuring the hand-arm vibrations in handheld tools with reciprocating action was effective from January 2014.

The Diprofil Di-Pro, available exclusively from Kemet International Ltd, greatly reduces the risk of HAVS, without compromising performance. Optimized for tools within a certain weight to achieve as low vibration levels as possible the Diprofil Di-Pro represents a new standard of high-end polishing/filing machines with increased focus on the operator’s well-being.

The Diprofil Di-Pro is available with/for Flexible shaft connection (slip-joint / ball-joint) or an integrated micro or air motor. A range of tools are also available to achieve the best efficiency to vibration-ratio.

Further protection is offered by using the Diprofil Di-Pro in combination with the range of protective finger sleeves. Operators can often commonly sustain vibration related injuries in the hand guiding the tool rather than in the hand holding the actual machine. The finger sleeves allow the operator to guide the tool without placing their fingers on any moving parts. They come boxed with an extension rod, for applications when a longer tool is required, and instructions/tools to attach it. For more information and prices contact us.

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Vibrations and the Issue Of HAVS (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome)

  • The EU directive (2002/44/EC) concerning vibration exposure was approved by the member states and EU parliament in July 6, 2002 and should have been introduced into national laws not later than by July 6, 2005.
  • Minimizing the vibration exposure is the responsibility of the manufacturer, the vendor, the employer and the operator respectively.
  • When using machines resulting in an exposure exceeding 2.5 m/s2 it is the responsibility of the employer to make an action plan on how to minimize the vibration exposure for the operators. This also includes regular scheduled health inspections.
  • Vibrations emission exceeding 2.5 m/s2 limits the time of operation.