• 24/10/2015 - Heavy Duty 620G grinding manipulators equiped with improved control arm system shipped to FR & CZ
  • 20/03/2016 - Continued developement of the G30P grinding system results in new system shipped to Turkey
  • 21/08/2016 - New class of very high speed, 180KG capacity, C320 manipulators shipped to Turkey
  • 17/01/2016 - CDL continues testing of Servo-Pump grinding system - reducing energy use & improving power control
  • 22/11/2015 - Quick change canon mounting system designed and shipped to US customer greatly reduces down time
  • 31/07/2016 - Repeat orders shipped to large German Foundry group
  • 27/11/2016 - Continued developement in grinding automation results in Planar grinding and automated riser stub removal

Air Canons and Hammers

The Clansman range of Canons are used to blast risers and gatings from castings. They can be mounted on a crane hook, operated by a man or computer system - or for maximum flexibility mounted on a Clansman Manipulator.

Users of traditional impact hammers were satisfied with the function but not the reliability of hammers. Competitors' hammers disintegrate during use, particularly when mounted on a manipulator.

Clansman Dynamics apply the same demanding design criteria to our range of impact hammers as to our Manipulators. A single piece forged impact head is the logical way to avoid problems with either welds or bolts becoming loose.

Each Clansman Canon is supplied with:

  • Complete with hook attachment point
  • Shock absorber mounted operator handles
  • Pneumatic valve and trigger
  • Connector for 6 BAR (90 psi) air

The reliability is in the design detail:

  • Single piece, forged alloy impact head/travel stop
  • Shock absorbers designed to absorb full hammer energy
  • Sliding, graphite wear strips on all moving parts
  • Honed impact head return tube
  • Designed to operate at 10 BAR

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Canon Selection & Technical Information



KG (lb)

Energy at 6 bar

Joules (ft lb)

 CC25 80 (175) 400 (295)
 CC40 140 (310) 800 (590)
 CC50 225 (490) 1300 (960)
 CC112 400 (880) 2600 (1960)
 CC1000 1500 (3300) 10,000 (13,451)
 CC2000 5600 (12,320) 28,000 (21,140)