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Revolutionising Screw Pile Installation with Autoguide' s High-Speed Torque Heads

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

In the ever-evolving world of construction, efficiency and precision are paramount. The United Kingdom has witnessed a transformative shift in the foundation installation landscape, thanks to the cutting-edge innovations of Autoguide.


Here at Autoguide, we design and manufacture high-speed torque heads specifically tailored for screw pile installation and torque monitoring.



Screw pile torque heads
Screw pile torque heads


The Rise of Screw Piles

Screw piles, also known as helical piles, have emerged as a game-changer in the construction sector.


These versatile foundation solutions have gained immense popularity due to their numerous advantages, such as speed, efficiency, and minimal environmental impact.


One critical component in the success of screw pile installation is the torque head.


Autoguide's High-Speed Torque Heads


Autoguide offers a range of high-speed torque heads designed to drive screw piles with precision and power. These torque heads are tailored for excavators and are widely used throughout the industry for their exceptional performance.


1. Wide Range of Installation Torques


Autoguide's torque heads cover a wide spectrum of installation torques, ranging from 5,000Nm to an impressive 25,000Nm. This broad range ensures that they can handle various screw pile sizes and projects, providing flexibility and adaptability to construction professionals.


2. Versatile Mounting Options


Builders and contractors can choose between boom or gimbal mounting options, allowing Autoguide's torque heads to be easily integrated into their existing equipment. This versatility ensures compatibility with a wide range of excavators, making them accessible to a broader audience.


3. Operator Safety and Ease of Use


The gimbal mounting option not only enhances operator safety but also allows for horizontal loading of piles, adding an extra layer of convenience to the installation process. Safety is paramount in any construction project, and Autoguide's torque heads prioritise this aspect.


4. Approved by Leading Manufacturers


Autoguide's torque heads have gained the trust of industry leaders and manufacturers. They are approved by all leading screw pile installers, underlining their reliability and compatibility.


Autoguide's Torque Head Variants


Autoguide offers three sizes of torque heads, each tailored to specific screw pile sizes, ensuring precise and efficient installations:


- 500X/XG Torque Head (60R and 60RL Screw Piles): Suitable for excavators ranging from 1.5 to 6 tonnes, this torque head offers installation flexibility at various angles.


- 1600X Torque Head (76R Screw Piles): Designed for excavators in the 4 to 7-tonne range, this torque head is a versatile choice for medium-sized screw piles.


- 2500X/XG Torque Head (89R Screw Piles): With compatibility for excavators between 4 to 10 tonnes, this torque head tackles larger screw piles with ease, offering robust and reliable performance.


Sourcing Screwpiles from ABC Anchors


To complement their torque heads, Autoguide provides a seamless solution by offering access to screw piles through their sister company, ABC Anchors. This integration streamlines the procurement process, ensuring that builders have easy access to all the components required for successful screw pile installations.


In conclusion, Autoguide's high-speed torque heads have ushered in a new era of efficiency, precision, and safety in screw pile installation across the UK.


As the construction landscape continues to evolve, Autoguide remains at the forefront, empowering builders and contractors to achieve their project goals with ease and confidence.




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