For Contractors

Som entreprenör är det viktigt att vara mångsidig. Man vet aldrig vad som väntar när grävskopan sätts i marken. Därmed är det viktigt att snabbt kunna anpassa sig till de omständigheter som dyker upp. Att som entreprenör kunna ta hand om större stenar på egen hand är en stor fördel.

Hyrdaulisk stenspräckning med hycon och hirado

A blasting licence is not required to use the Simplex system in Sweden. It is necessary to take a training course organised by the supplier, normally of 5-8 hours duration. The transport class is 1.4s, and the classification is UN323.

The ability to break stone, rock and concrete safely and with immediate effect can contribute more flexible and cost-efficient operations for a company. It is possible for the company itself to remove stone, rock or concrete that obstructs work, saving both time and money. The company competitiveness is increased, and a greater area of operations opens in which the company can work. The Simplex system has many areas of application. Read more about Simplex areas of application.

The investment costs for the Simplex system are low, and the pay-back time is often reached during the first project.

Contractors with a blasting licence

Power Tools owns the global patent for the Simplex cartridge, and is the only manufacturer in the world that can offer cartridges based on propellant powder where “normal” detonators of VA, Nonel or electronic types can be used, instead of the original igniter based on propellant powder. The cartridges can then also be used with delay.

The Simplex system is often used in Sweden by companies that specialise in blasting for work in sensitive surroundings, where dynamite and other explosives are not suitable or are prohibited.

Frequently asked questions from contractors

How do stone breaking & rock breaking differ from blasting?

Simplex is a cartridge based on a blasting powder specially developed for breaking stones. The powder in the cartridge has a burn speed of approximately 350 m/s, which can be compared with the approximately 6,000 m/s that dynamite has. This low burn speed of the powder results in a minimum of vibration being created. Earlier cartridges manufactured by Power Tools had the electrical igniter integrated into the cartridge. The company has continued development of its cartridge to increase safety, leading to today’s Simplex cartridge. The Simplex system consists of a cartridge and a separate electrical igniter. These are united, and the cartridge then becomes “live” just before the breaking operation. This increases safety not only during handling of the product, but also during transport and storage.

When is it appropriate to use Simplex?

Simplex is a safe product that creates a minimum of vibration, giving it a broad field of application. It can be advantageously used to remove stones, outcroppings or concrete close to or inside of buildings and other sensitive locations. Time-consuming and expensive inspections are not required when using Simplex stone-breaking products.

What is the greatest advantage of using Simplex stone-breaking cartridges?

The greatest advantage of the Simplex system is that the igniter is separate from the cartridge. This brings greater power and higher safety to the user, and the system will satisfy the requirements of the future.

When is it appropriate to use Simplex?

Simplex is a safe product that creates a minimum of vibration, giving it a broad field of application. It can be advantageously used to remove stones, outcroppings or concrete close to or inside of buildings and other sensitive locations. Time-consuming and expensive inspections are not required when using Simplex stone-breaking products.

How do stone breaking & rock breaking differ from blasting?

Simplex is a cartridge based on a blasting powder specially developed for breaking stones. The powder in the cartridge has a burn speed of approximately 350 m/s, which can be compared with the approximately 6,000 m/s that dynamite has. This low burn speed of the powder results in a minimum of vibration being created. Earlier cartridges manufactured by Power Tools had the electrical igniter integrated into the cartridge. The company has continued development of its cartridge to increase safety, leading to today’s Simplex cartridge. The Simplex system consists of a cartridge and a separate electrical igniter. These are united, and the cartridge then becomes “live” just before the breaking operation. This increases safety not only during handling of the product, but also during transport and storage.

What is the greatest advantage of using Simplex stone-breaking cartridges?

The greatest advantage of the Simplex system is that the igniter is separate from the cartridge. This brings greater power and higher safety to the user, and the system will satisfy the requirements of the future.