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B&R introduces high-end PC for mobile machinery

Tractors and implements can optimise harvesting efficiency, for example, by exchanging information such as speed and load capacity.

Liebherr achieves over Euro 10 bn in annual turnover

Despite the modest slowdown of the global economy, Liebherr registered a strong volume of orders in the first quarter of 2020. Starting at the end of the first quarter, the coronavirus pandemic began to affect business activities in many markets.

Liebherr achieves over Euro 10 bn in annual turnover

In 2020, the Liebherr Group achieved a turnover of Euro 10,341 million. Compared to the previous year, the company posted a decline of Euro 1,409 million, or 12%.

The D-factor

Where the demand will be coming from for the construction equipment industry?

Are IoT & AI just a hype

Trelleborg is currently focusing the Cognitive Sealing approach on industries and applications in which there is a very high cost of downtime and maintenance.

Service sourcing strategies will lead transformation of Indian logistics ecosystem

In the current scenario of Covid-19 impact on the market, KION India is ready with the offering to manage labour shortage and no-contact material handling. Sunil K Gupta, President, KION India, shares more on the market trends and the company’s plans.

Demand has started picking up

Anirban Sen, Underground Business Manager Asia Pacific & India, Epiroc Mining, shares more on the demand trends and market outlook for tunnelling equipment. Epiroc Mining offers a wide range of tunnelling equipment for underground mining and underground civil work applications.

Tekla Structures: Versatile & robust software for precast construction

Tekla Structures helped Precast India Infrastructures to produce a large number of precast elements, address critical geometries, implement MEP requirements and a lot more, quite easily and well within the specified project timeline.

Digital continuity in vehicle using open standards

The automobile industry inclusive of the off highway and mobile machinery are cost sensitive at the same time technology craving industries. To keep pace with technological advancements these industries constantly invest heavily in research and development projects.

Operational visibility & automation central to maritime logistics of future

Sustainability within logistics is expected to be taken up on a larger scale, with digitalisation and automation being prime movers of such operations, writes Huseni Vohra of Ocean Insights.

1st IIEF lauds innovations in 5 categories

Industrial Products Finder (IPF), India’s largest circulated industrial magazine in its 49th year, virtually hosted First IPF Industrial Excellence Forum (IIEF) which comprised of two major segments— Conference and 5th IPF Industrial Excellence Awards, on January 15, 2021.

Govt’s infra focus will boost demand for CE”

Established in May 1964 as a public sector undertaking for manufacturing rail coaches and spare parts and mining equipment, BEML (formerly Bharat Earth Movers) has partially disinvested and presently Government of India owns 54 per cent of total equity and rest 46 per cent is held by public, financial institutions, foreign institutional investors, banks and employees.

Machine vision projects made easy

New Smart Camera supports changeover at full production speed.

ABB softstarters help Shimla to get access to uninterrupted water supply

Shimla has cut pipeline damage 50% using ABB Softstarters to help lift water thousands of feet from a dam to quench the thirst of millions.

Will cement demand grow post-pandemic?

Automation, digital transformation, new energy sources dominate discussion

OPC UA over TSN – Unified standard for the IIoT

In order to keep pace with technological advancements off-highway and mobile industry constantly invest heavily in research and development projects.

Operational visibility & automation central to maritime logistics of future

Sustainability within logistics is expected to be taken up on a larger scale, with digitalisation and automation being prime movers of such operations, writes Huseni Vohra of Ocean Insights.

Volvo CE to build training centre in Shippensburg

Volvo CE to build training centre in Shippensburg

Prioritising ports

The modernisation of ports is a prerequisite. The various policy measures announced in the sector are expected to increase investor confidence in the sector which in turn will translate into great opportunities for growth in the port equipment market.

B&R India completes expansion of new warehouse & repair facility

B&R India, one of the leading automation company in India recently extended its warehousing & logistics space at Chakan, Pune as a response to continuous growth the company is experiencing and foreseeing in the future.

Innovation has been cornerstone of JCB’s operations

In our exclusive, Deepak Shetty, Deputy CEO & Managing Director, JCB India Limited, tells us how the construction equipment industry in general and JCB in particular have been emerging through the year of the pandemic.

Are IoT & AI just a hype

The internet of things is significantly transforming industries such as automotive, Healthcare & Medical, Energy and Off highway.

Intelligent compaction!

Intelligent compaction rollers are equipped with technology that processes compaction data in real time for the roller operator.

Coal mining is expected to drive demand

PK Ganguly, Head – Marketing (Domestic Sales), Balkrishna Industries, shares his thoughts on the market scenario and how the company is gearing up to meet the growing demands in the market.

Reforms will boost recovery

Reports show an impressive recovery for the Indian economy in the July-September quarter (Q2) from the record decline of the first quarter, indicating that the economic activity has been gathering pace. The economy in Q2 however continues to be contracted.

We are planning to introduce digital dashboards

Indranil Roy, Director - Mining, thyssenkrupp Industries India, shares some facts on the company’s presence in bulk material handling space and the market trend.

Contractors are increasingly using machine control technologies

Samip Desai, Director, Moba Mobile Automation (India), talks on the growing importance of control technologies and solutions offered by the company.

“We are expanding our product portfolio”

Ifm is expanding its product portfolio of control solutions with new solutions. Amit Hatgine, Manager-System Business, ifm Electronic India, shares more on the products and solutions from the company for construction equipment industry.

Godrej to expand SKUtro range

Godrej Material Handling is preparing for a range expansions for its unique intra-logistic, mobility-cumtransport solution, Godrej SKUtro.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Tunnels seem to be coming up in metropolitan and remote areas alike, so TBMs and other equipment should be in demand. How is the industry gearing up?

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020

At the 8th Annual Equipment India Awards 2020, hosted virtually, the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry were felicitated for their achievements in the challenging times.

Tunnelling equipment demand has started picking up

Epiroc Mining offers a wide range of tunnelling equipment for underground mining and underground civil work applications. Anirban Sen, Underground Business Manager Asia Pacific & India, Epiroc Mining, shares more on the demand trends and market outlook for tunnelling equipment.

More than 2,800 exhibitors to participate in bauma CHINA

Despite the challenges due to Covid-19, the show will fill all 17 halls and the outdoor area at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

Trimble and Boston Dynamics announce strategic alliance

The relationship gives Trimble exclusivity to sell and support the Spot robot with integrated scanning, total station and GNSS technologies for the construction market.

Schaeffler India launches ‘OPTIME’

It is an efficient and easy-to-use low-cost solution designed specifically for comprehensive condition monitoring of all process-critical assets across entire machine and equipment.

Road Equipment: Road to Recovery

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has big plans of constructing expressways, national highways, state highways and rural roads in the coming years. However, any uncertain economic situation in future may affect the recovery of the market as this will affect the payment of contractors, financing and thus equipment mobilisation.

New CTO for the WOLFF Pack

The 54-year-old holds a university degree in Electrical Engineering and has spent a significant part of his professional life in the crane industry.

Godrej Material Handling to expand SKUtro range

Launched last year, SKUtro is a manual rider equipment used for transporting loads from one point to another within a shopfloor.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020 to be held online

In the prevailing pandemic conditions, The 8th Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards will be held virtually on October 15, 2020

Digitised & connected mining with advanced automation technology

Like automotive industry, emerging advanced technologies are helping mining industry to upgrade as well as digitise their operations. According to various report, India is one of the largest exporters of iron ore, chromite, bauxite, mica and manganese.

Informa Markets and KDCL unveil InfraConex

Informa Markets (formerly UBM India), India’s leading B2B exhibition organiser, and K and D Communication (KDCL) in a joint venture, unveiled a brand new exhibition ‘InfraConex’ that will cater to the Indian construction equipment sector.

L&T completes divestment of E&A business to Schneider Electric

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced the closure of the strategic divestment of its Electrical & Automation (L&T E&A) business to Schneider Electric.

Backhoe Loaders Bouncing Back

In the current market conditions, the customer focus will be on equipment with better productivity and cost saving. Backhoe loader with its multi-utility advantage and competitive price will drive the demand in the current market scenario.

Dock leveler with forklift roll-off barrier lip

Gandhi Automation’s forklift barrier lip roll-off dock leveler is designed and built to provide all the benefits of the series hydraulic dock leveler with the additional benefit of providing a formidable barrier.

Paving the Road to Success

To be competitive in a global market, it is essential for OEMs explore and take the first step towards adopting advanced automation and digitisation solutions. Saurabh Kulkarni, Mobile Automation Expert at B&R Industrial Automation, Austria writes.

The long term outlook is excellent for the crusher market: V Senthilkumar

Propel Industries has pioneered over the years in developing some of the break-through solutions in the crusher market. V Senthilkumar, Managing Director, Propel Industries, shares more on the company’s solutions for the aggregate segment and the overall market scenario.

We have a diversified portfolio to suit the widest range of machines: Piero Guizzetti

MB Crusher products are easy to move, install and service, which results in maximum uptime and consistent performance, irrespective of the site locations like quarries, mines or hilly terrain. Piero Guizzetti, CEO, MB Crusher India, shares more.

Luca Galluzzi to succeed Peter Gucher as CSO at B&R

On August 1, 2020, Luca Galluzzi will join the executive management team of automation specialist B&R.

Making Paint Shops Industry 4.0 Ready

Edge Controller from B&R brings flexibility to paint shops and makes them Industry 4.0 ready.

BEARING IT ALL!

Unlike passenger vehicles, when it comes to construction equipment applications bearings should be compatible with loads and harsh working conditions. Construction and mining are mostly encountered with dust, mud, and huge loads. Bearings for construction and mining applications must be rugged enough to bear these extreme conditions. For such conditions, the various ranges of bearings like cylindrical roller bearings, spherical roller bearings, tapered roller bearings, plain bearings and slew ring bearings are used as per the application within the equipment. Such bearings will provide longer life and higher efficiency to the equipment and machinery. With customers now looking for more than just a bearing supplier, most of the bearing manufacturers are looking forward to improving the product features to live up to the expectation from customers. In any industry segment, be it is automobile, power, or industrial machinery, the concept of lightweighting is fast gaining momentum as it leads to fuel saving, resulting in overall economy. Customers would need more reliable systems as they are not only looking at bearings, but also sub-assembly systems such as housings, lubricants, and additional components like seals. Different equipment will require different application requirements. Considering this, bearings manufacturers are also focusing on customising their products. The Special Focus section elaborates more on the bearings for CE applications. Automation plays a major role in the productivity and efficiency of a system or process. Painting is a major part of construction equipment manufacturing process. One of the significant areas to maximise availability in construction equipment manufacturing plant is the paint shop. Paint provides aesthetic value and boosts physical properties of equipment. It offers durability, resistance against corrosion, adds mechanical protection, and guards against weather conditions, since equipment are typically deployed in all terrains and conditions. Edge Controller from B&R helps to monitor paint shops, increase efficiency and provides transparency. The Technology elaborates on the automation solution in paint shop. Another Technology highlighted is that Siemens and IBM announced the availability of a new solution designed to optimise the Service Lifecycle Management of assets. The new solution establishes an end-to-end digital thread between equipment manufacturers and the owner/operators of that equipment.

World’s largest concrete paver commissioned

Wirtgen slipform paver SP 1600, the world’s largest concrete slipform paver was commissioned at Patel Infrastructure on February 25, 2020 for the construction of eight-lane Vadodara-Kim Expressway, a part of the Mumbai-New Delhi Expressway.

Our products are designed with no-contact features

In the current scenario of Covid-19 impact on the market, KION India is ready with the offering to manage labour shortage and no-contact material handling. Sunil K Gupta, President, KION India, shares more on the market trends and the company’s plans.

We have a huge focus on Indian market

With three full-fledged warehouses in Bhiwandi, Bengaluru and Gurgaon, Jungheinrich is expanding its reach across the regions in the country. Manojit Acharya, Managing Director, Jungheinrich Lift Truck India, shares more on the market scenario and the company’s plans for the Indian market.

New self-service concrete plant from Liebherr

Liebherr is starting sales of the new self-service concrete plant. Its market launch will commence in summer 2020.

MSMEs hold key in India’s economic revival: NRI report

The latest report by Nomura Research Institute (NRI) Consulting & Solutions India highlights the role of MSMEs in the revival of Indian economy, and the need for adequate support

Taiwan Excellence Smart Machinery Conference

Taiwan Excellence held the ‘Taiwan Excellence Smart Machinery’ online conference.

Can India be an alternate manufacturing base?

Even before COVID 19 crept up upon us, our roads sector had already hit a speed breaker. Construction of highways slowed to 27 km a day during April-January against 29.7 km a day achieved in 2018-19.

Stepping up Skill Development

The Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council is partnering with the key stakeholders in the construction equipment industry and state governments to strengthen the skill development initiatives in the construction equipment sector.

Cautiously Optimistic

The members of VDMA Construction Equipment are looking at the future with confidence. Industry representatives expect a slight decline in sales of 3-5 per cent this year at an overall stable level.

Taking Machine Control to Next Level

The improvements in the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform Version 2.0 are designed to enable faster ROI, increased productivity and decreased training time for operators.

Monitoring All Assets in a Single App

Schaeffler OPTIME makes condition monitoring cost-effective for all plant assets.

High Speed for Mobile Equipment

Off-highway and mobile machinery industries are looking for a next-generation fieldbus satisfying all industry requirements along with providing an enhanced performance.

Can India be an alternate manufacturing base?

Even before COVID 19 crept up upon us, our roads sector had already hit a speed breaker. Construction of highways slowed to 27 km a day during April-January against 29.7 km a day achieved in 2018-19.

Creating a Win-Win Situation

In India, human resource along with automation will work wonders for the manufacturing industry.

Weiss inaugurates new campus in Pune

Weiss Automation Solutions India, the Indian subsidiary of the Weiss GmbH inaugurated its New Campus that will house under one roof, Weiss APAC Regional HQ, India Sales Office, The Engineering Knowledge Centre, Weiss Solution Factory, Global Sourcing & Global Technical Development Centre.

Donaldson expands iCue? connected filtration service to Europe

Donaldson Company announced the expansion of the Donaldson iCue? connected filtration service to Europe.

Recognising Excellence

Gandhi Automations once again bagged two awards in a row at the prestigious events across two diverse industries, Automation Industry Leader 2020 and Automation Supplier of the Year 2020.

Weiss inaugurates new campus in Pune

The New Campus was inaugurated by Dr Juergen Morhard, Consul General of Federal Republic of Germany, Mumbai and Rajesh Nath, Managing Director, VDMA India in presence of industry leaders, key customers business partners.

Rolls-Royce, ASI Mining to optimise MTU engines for autonomous operations

Rolls-Royce and ASI Mining have agreed to ensure compatibility of MTU engines and ASI?s Mobius command and control software for autonomous vehicles.

Donaldson expands iCue? connected filtration service to Europe

Donaldson Company, Inc, a leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and solutions, announced the expansion of the Donaldson iCue? connected filtration service to Europe.

Port Infra Needs Facelift

Developing new ports and terminals and the revival of old infrastructure at major ports in the country are expected to open up new opportunities for port equipment companies.

Kalmar contributes to better cargo handling practices

Sustainable, eco-efficient and environment-friendly logistic solutions will be the future of the ports and logistics industry.

Towards Greener Future

Asphalt is regaining traction in the Indian road construction due to its better recyclability and the freedom to use waste materials like plastics along with asphalt mix. The future looks greener for asphalt mixing plants.

Fully Integrated Machine-centric Robotics Solution

ABB robots will be integrated into B&R's automation portfolio in the first fully integrated machine-centric robotics solution introduced jointly by ABB and B&R.

Digital Push in infra equipment

Construction equipment with digital and IoT technologies are driving smart planning and execution of projects in the country. This is expected to push the efficiency and productivity at project execution.

Henkel opens India?s largest adhesive manufacturing facility near Pune

Henkel Adhesives Technologies India announced the unveiling of its new production facility in Kurkumbh, near Pune.

Weld India 2020 to showcase innovations

The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW) - India?s Mumbai Chapter is hosting the fifth International Welding Congress and 13th Weld India Exhibition of the country in association with the International Institute of Welding from February 6 to 9, 2020 in Navi Mumbai on the theme: Advanced welding technology and quality systems for developing economies.

We proactively pursue when it comes to adopting digital technologies

As a major player in heavy-duty mobile cranes market in India, TIL has consolidated its presence over the years.

We have focused on introducing new models towards customer centricity

Sunbeam Infra Equipments, a division of Sunbeam Generators, is among the prominent players in the concrete equipment industry with its concrete mixers (purchased from Greaves Cotton) and now with additions of batching plants, concrete pumps and mixer pumps

Mahindra displays BLAZO X tipper range

Mahindra Truck and Bus displayed its range of tippers at the Excon 2019. These tippers are best suited for construction related applications.

High-performance high-speed doors

High-performance doors are automatic doors used for fast access between internal and external areas of buildings.

Gandhi Automations wins WASME Award

Gandhi Automations received the WASME Warehousing and Logistics Innovation Award from Ashwani Kumar Chaubey, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare.

We are displaying automatic handling systems this year

Columbia Machine Engineering, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Machine Inc, USA, specialises in the manufacture and supply of concrete product solutions to a variety of industries in India and several countries throughout Asia and Africa.

We look forward to closely interacting with both customers and prospects

Volvo CE strongly focuses on productivity and lowering cost of operations or cost per tonne for customers. A big contributor is fuel efficiency.

We will be displaying 22 new products at Excon 2019

A pioneer in manufacturing equipment for concrete preparation, placement, transportation and recycling, Schwing Stetter has manufacturing units in 12 countries including Germany, Austria, USA, Brazil, Russia, Ostrava, UK, and India.

Remote-operated high-speed doors and rolling shutters are emerging trends

Incorporated in 1996, Gandhi Automations has excelled in manufacturing, exporting, distributing and installing entrance automation systems and loading bay equipment that are hassle-free and easy to operate.

Maximising bearing life in construction vehicles

New equipment and in-cab features are evolving to fit consumer preferences. The bearings used for these applications must also follow suit with higher performance capabilities and enhanced reliability.

Efficient Workflow

Loading docks are a pivotal link in your supply chain. They provide the entrance for materials, parts and inventory and the exit for outbound shipments.

Infrastructure push drives CE demand

With the government is pushing for more infrastructure development in the country, construction equipment market will see demand growth in future.

We are a preferred automation partner for market leaders

B&R India has established seven offices in major cities of India and has expanded its Pune office space to match the growth.

Turn to Digital and Automation

Digitalisation, automation, analytics, predictive maintenance, etc are the present day solutions to make the fleet agile and sweat.

Optimum Equipment Utilisation

Use of suitable equipment with matching features at projects with minimum operating and maintenance cost will help in achieving optimum utilisation of construction equipment.

Flurry of road bids expected

According to the latest reports, India's GDP growth rate slipped to 4.5 per cent in the July-September quarter of this fiscal.

Elematic showcases innovations at Big 5

Elematic has introduced its newly launched Extruder E9 casting machine at The Big 5 exhibition in Dubai. Elematic Modifier E9 offers accurate, fast and flexible marking and digging of cutting lines and openings.

MAJOR expands manufacturing capacity

MAJOR, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance wire screening media, is expanding the manufacturing capacity of its production plants for the company?s signature FLEX-MAT? high vibration wire screens.

BETTER road rehabilitation WITH COLD MILLING

Cold milling is one of the first measures taken when a roadway or traffic area needs to be rehabilitated.

Mining Gains

The recent policy initiatives by the Central Government are expected to boost the mining activities in the country, providing new opportunities to private and global miners, and equipment and technology providers.

SMART INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

With around 150 delegates, the fifth Smart Industry Conference provided know-how on the topics of automation, Industrial IoT and digitalisation.

Dock houses save space

Are you planning to extend your facility? And are you looking for a cost-efficient way of realising this extension? A dock house is an alternative that offers you economy and many advantages.

Safety for mobile Machines

As mobile machinery becomes increasingly automated, its manufacturers must address the requirements of the European Machinery Directive and the topic of safety technology.