It’s all in the design
It starts with the right people and it ends with the right solution – with a little help from mother nature. We’ve learned a lot over the last 70 years, and Biomimetics is one thing that gives Nye engineers the edge in superior attachment design.
Biomimetics: (biomimicry) Is the application of biological methods found in nature to the design of engineering systems.
The best attachments start with the best design! Nye engineers are constantly searching for new ways to improve work tool performance and durability, and biomimetics is playing an increasing role in shaping Nye’s products.
The claws on our “Viper” demolition tool are modeled after a cat’s claws – one of the most effective profiles in nature for grasping and tearing surfaces. With the introduction of biomimetic claws, the Viper out-performs previous designs allowing the separation of brick veneer and insulation from wall structures without premature wear and blunting.
The latest concrete pulverizers from Nye now feature biomimetic teeth that yield greatly improved performance over earlier designs. Nye’s asymmetric retro-curved teeth are similar to bone crushing wolf teeth – the line of action is aligned with the strength of the tooth. Just like the wolf, pulverizer jaws pivot about a fixed point.
Nye demolition grapples feature biomimetic serrations, like a lobster claw, that help keep seized items from sliding out. The tines overlap and are spaced apart like alligator teeth to prevent re-bar jams and the brace is made thicker in the center to resist bending like the human femur.
Inspiration – taken directly from mother nature’s best work! That’s what goes into designing our attachments.
Our latest design inspiration is the Wahoo! Nye’s GSX Garbage shears are designed with biomimetic teeth modeled after the fearsome Wahoo with their highly evolved shearing jaws.
Like the Wahoo, GSX teeth bypass in shear. The retro-curved teeth are spaced and profiled resembling natures worst nightmare for shredding and slicing meat and bone, or in this case municipal solid waste and lumber.
The best way to see how biomimetics can help you with your next job is to contact Nye, and get Mother Nature working for you.
Intelligent design doesn’t just strengthen your equipment, it strengthens your business.
Attachment excellence – it’s in our DNA.