Makita AVT Anti Vibration Technology
All power tools produce some level of vibration when in use and frequent or prolonged exposure to high levels of vibration can cause health issues.
Makita's new generation of machines are more powerful than ever before, but thanks to AVT™ technology they also break new ground in vibration protection.
The benchmark in vibration reduction Makita demolition tools are among the best in the world. Working with the users to solve the problem of vibration Makita's AVT products have been designed in close relation to users' needs at site level. No effort has been spared to ensure that the products provide the professional user with reliable, long lasting power.
The AVT mechanism works by transferring air around a series of chambers which, in turn, pushes a counterbalance in the opposite direction to the piston, thereby cancelling out the vibration the piston would have created otherwise. Shock absorbing handles are also used on appropriate tools for added protection.
Makita AVT Hammers
Active dynamic vibration absorber - Ensures operation with extremely low vibration. Allows tool design with flat body sides for better handling.
Damper spring - Absorbs reaction force caused by drill bit at the moment of impact.
Vibration absorbing housing - This is the new AVT mechanism advanced from the current "Vibration absorbing handle". The connection point between the handles abd the body of the machine have been engineered to prevent the vibration being transferred to the user. Springs integrated into the handles, cushion the force and mean the user is effectively isolated from the movement of the machine.
Makita AVT Breakers
Counter weight mechanism - Reduces vibration during chipping operation.
Vibration absorbing housing - Providing a practical combination of high power and low vibration.
Soft no load function - Reduces vibration of tool body when idling, accordingly decreases the amount of vibration to operator’s hands during a day’s operation. Minimizes deflection of bit tip from aiming point when starting chipping.
Reducing the amount of vibration you are exposed to during a working day can also help to improve productivity as it increases the amount of time the tool can be safely used for.