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Screwpiles: The Advantages of High Torque Output

Updated: Nov 14, 2023

The use of screwpiles and their associated Auger Torqueheads for earth drilling is becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. With the ever-increasing power of torqueheads, the ability to quickly and efficiently install foundations in a variety of different terrains and conditions has become easier than ever. Auger Torqueheads provide exceptional torque output for driving screwpiles into the ground, enabling projects to be completed faster and with less manual labour than ever before. In this blog post, we will explore the advantages of using screwpiles and high torque output for a range of construction projects.

Screwpile Installation

What are Screwpiles and How Do They Work?

Screw piles, also known as helical piles or screw anchors, are innovative foundation solutions that have gained popularity in recent years. Unlike traditional foundation systems that require excavation, screw piles are installed by rotating them into the ground using a torque motor. The process involves attaching an auger to the motor, which acts as a drill bit to bore through the soil while the torquehead provides the necessary torque to penetrate deep into the ground.

The key advantage of using screwpiles is that they require minimal disruption to the site during installation, making them ideal for use in environmentally sensitive areas. Additionally, the use of a torquehead ensures that the piles are driven in smoothly and evenly, avoiding the need for disruptive and noisy hammering or vibration. This makes screw piling a popular choice for residential, commercial and industrial projects alike.

At Autoguide, we specialise in manufacturing and supplying top-quality screw piles and torque heads. We provide an extensive range of augers to ensure that our screw piles can be adapted to suit the specific needs of each project. With our 100-year design life guarantee, you can trust us to provide a reliable and cost-effective foundation solution for your construction project.

To learn more about how our screw pile solutions can benefit your project, get in touch with us today. Our experienced team is on hand to answer any questions you may have and help you find the perfect foundation solution for your needs.

More information can be found here - ABC Anchors - Autoguide's sister company!

The Importance of High Torque Output in Earth Drilling

When it comes to earth drilling, the amount of torque generated by the drilling equipment is a crucial factor in ensuring successful results. Torque refers to the force that causes rotation and is measured in units of torque. In the case of earth drilling, high torque output is essential to create sufficient resistance to overcome the soil's friction and drive the drill into the ground.

Design and manufacture of drilling equipment have come a long way in recent years, with modern technology allowing for increased torque output, which can improve drilling efficiency significantly. High torque output can result in quicker drilling times, increased stability and durability, and reduced costs and labour.

Moreover, in complex drilling scenarios, such as in densely populated areas or on rocky terrains, the need for high torque output becomes even more pronounced. In such cases, a powerful drill rig is essential to drive the screw pile into the ground without compromising the integrity of nearby structures.

To maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of drilling, manufacturers of drilling equipment have developed Auger Torqueheads. Auger Torqueheads enhance the performance of the drilling rig by significantly increasing torque output. These devices can attach to a wide variety of drilling equipment, including excavators, backhoes, and cranes.

In summary, the importance of high torque output in earth drilling cannot be overstated. With advancements in technology and the manufacture of innovative drilling equipment, it has never been easier to improve drilling efficiency. When planning construction projects that require earth drilling, it's essential to consider the use of high torque output screw piles to achieve better results and save both time and money.

Take a look at our torquehead range, designed and manufactured here in Wiltshire and give us a call to see how we can help with your earth drilling requirements.

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