Overall, the market scenario in India looks promising

Excon has always been a confluence of construction equipment ecosystem members like equipment and component manufacturers, customers, financiers, equipment dealers and policy makers.

Motor graders are now mandatory for construction of highways

The grader has a strong role in the pre-compaction stage and sub-base preparation with fine grading, spreading and levelling the ground. It uses a hydraulic blade to push large amounts of soil and can be adjusted with a simple lever by the operator.

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.

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

Steering Growth

Growing urbanisation and mechanisation of manual jobs are driving the demand for compact equipment such as skid-steer loaders in India.

We Will Continue to Expand Our Capacities in the Next 3-5 Years

By delivering high-precision bearing solutions and systems for a large number of industrial applications, the Schaeffler Group is shaping "Mobility for tomorrow" to a significant degree.

CE industry will continue to witness a healthy growth

The overall construction equipment (CE) industry had a good FY2018-19 for all class of equipment and has recorded the highest volumes ever.

We are now prepared to meet the new norms

Mitsubishi manufactures diesel engines of up to 50 hp in India, and capitalised well in the tractor segment.

Pioneering Growth

Traditionally known for aerospace, engineering and IT, Bengaluru is fast emerging as a construction equipment (CE) hub in India with major players expanding their base in the city.

Infrastructure Revival to Push CE Growth

The infrastructure sector is today undoubtedly one of the strong pillars of the Indian economy and the current Union Government is strongly focused in its approach towards development of infrastructure.

Gearing up to meet demand

The Indian construction equipment industry is poised to revive and its rapid growth is boosted by increased investments in infrastructure development. Meritor India is all geared up to meet the burgeoning demands of the industry and construction equipment manufacturers with its strengthened product portfolio.


Although there are no landmark announcements in this year?s Budget, a special thrust on transport infrastructure development and affordable housing will definitely gift some market opportunities to the CE segment.

Rolling On Smoothly

Bearings are an integral part of equipment which increase efficiency by reducing friction, while maintaining the operational requirements. In this fast moving age of industrialisation, efficiency is the key to success. Construction equipment operates in very demanding environments

Backhoe Loaders Get a Rural Boost

Gone were the days when the backhoe loader market was exploding in all facets of India?s infrastructure development. All recognised suppliers were registering negative to flat trajectory growth since FY 2011.

Innovations by L&T

Since its entry into the construction and mining equipment industry in India, Larsen & Toubro has made rapid strides to become one of the leading companies in the industry with its products and innovations. Arvind Garg elaborates.

Setting New Standards

SAMIL aims to capture a large share in the market as the government has allotted huge amount towards construction of new highways and road network all over the country.

CE Industry Buoyant at EXCON 2015

CII and ICEMA jointly showcased the CE industry at EXCON 2015, the 8th International Construction Equipment and Construction Technology Trade Fair, from 25-29 November 2015, at the BIEC grounds in Bengaluru

Budget boost!

Infrastructure has received a booster shot of Rs 70,000 crore and another Rs 24,000 crore of increased outlays on roads and railways. This would take the existing spend on infrastructure for 2015-16 from Rs 2,10,000 to Rs 3,04,000 crore plus the funds created as an outcome of the seed money invested in National Investment & Infrastructure Fund which in turn will find its way into infrastructure funding companies like IRFC & NHB where they will evolve with a factor of ten.

STILL Number One

The focused thrust on infrastructure, manufacturing and agricultural sectors is expected to boost the demand for pick-n-carry cranes, which dominate the mobile crane market with over 80 per cent of total sales.

Achieving Cost Efficiency

Cost efficiency is not only achieved through cleaner engines, but also through optimising the man-machine interface with a variety of machine control technologies, 'correcting' the usage patterns, and packaging solutions that take care of clients' business needs around project costs.

We at Shriram treat FTUs as niche and are focused on supporting small customers.

All bottlenecks on the project execution side, i.e., environmental, land clearances, financial closures, allocation of funds, and awarding of contracts need to be tackled on an immediate basis, or else the industry will see a major down-turn and many good operators will exit the segment, says Rakesh Chandra, Vice President and Risk Head, Shriram Equipment Finance Company. Excerpts from the interview.

We hope to double our size in the next three years

Our manufacturing range includes around 15,000 products and we would be making avaiable a minimum of 33 per cent of the above range to our channel partners,? says Nishant Vora, Director, ZWZ Bearings India. 0 - - 13801 14 187 2011-02-01 00:00:00.000 Equipment India Designed for harsh environments

Fluke introduces ScopeMeter 190 series II portable oscilloscopes engineered for harsh industrial environments.

Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has introduced the Fluke ScopeMeter 190 Series II handheld portable oscilloscopes, the first four-channel scopes designed for harsh industrial environments. These new portable scopes are the first safety rated scopes for CAT III 1000 V/CAT IV 600 V environments. The four input channels are completely isolated from each other to perform differential floating measurements, a critical consideration for troubleshooting fixed-installation three-phase power electronic devices like variable speed motor drives.

The Fluke ScopeMeter chassis is sealed from the environment with no cooling slots or fans to expose the instrument. It carries the International Protection (IP) -51 dust and drip proof rating so it?s tough enough to use safely on the factory floor and in the field. While most high-performance oscilloscopes are not designed to withstand dirty and harsh environments, the Fluke ScopeMeter is built tough to deliver accurate results where ordinary portable oscilloscopes dare not go.

The Fluke 190 series II oscilloscope meets the growing need for four-channel portable oscilloscopes in industrial environments. Power electronics are used increasingly in solar and wind energy generation and to maximise efficiency or reduce power consumption especially in heavy-duty electro-mechanical applications. With the new Fluke 190 Series II ScopeMeter, users can see more and fix more using all four channels.

Their fast sampling rate, up to 2.5 GS/sec and 400 picosecond resolution, helps users capture electrical noise and other disturbances to diagnose exactly what is going on. With 100 MHz and 200 MHz models, they deliver the bandwidth needed to cover both today?s needs, and tomorrow?s. With four channels, users can inspect input signals, output signals, feedback loops, or safety interlocks simultaneously to solve problems like:

? Signal amplitude or shape variations, induced noise or disturbances across critical circuit nodes.
? Signal timing measurements and synchronisation issues.
? Attenuation, fluctuation, drift as a result of impedance issues or environmental impacts.

Four channels are indispensable in testing variable speed motor drives and inverter power electronic technology used in green energy generation and transportation applications.

Users can:

? View and measure harmonics, transients, and loads in three-phase power systems.
? Troubleshoot DC to AC converters for faulty insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) and control circuits.
? View and measure pulse width modulated waveforms (PWM) for reflections and transients.

These new test tools are convenient and user-friendly. New, high-performance Li-Ion battery technology keeps the Series II ScopeMeter on the job for up to seven hours. An external charger and easy-access battery door makes it simple to swap batteries and extend usage. Two USB ports, electrically isolated from measurement input circuits, make it easy to capture and share waveforms. Users can conveniently store data to a USB memory device or easily connect to a PC via the USB port and transfer waveforms or screen images for data analysis or archive.

Construction , Update , Portal , Magazine , February , Equipment India , 2011 , India , Fluke Corporation , ScopeMeter , portable oscilloscopes , safety , measurement , technology , troubleshooting , International Protection , green energy , inverter , IGBTs , PWM , Li-Ion battery , USB , waveform 0 2011-03-02 15:02:38.487 22 Fluke introduces ScopeMeter 190 series II portable oscilloscopes engineered for harsh industrial environments. 0 - - 13802 14 95 2011-02-01 00:00:00.000 Equipment India Entrepreneur Award to A Sundaresan

Anand Sundaresan, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India has been honored with ?Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2010 India?Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award? for outstanding tenacity, perseverance and courage in the business. The award was presented to Sundaresan by Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Member of Parliament on the evening of 20 November 2010 at Hyatt Regency, Delhi. Sundaresan, said ?It is indeed a very big honour to receive the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2010 India?Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award. I am absolutely delighted, and would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the jury for conferring this very prestigious award upon me.?

The award was presented by Enterprise Asia, a non-governmental organisation for entrepreneurship. The prestigious Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards are world-class awards recognising and honoring business leaders who have shown outstanding performance and tenacity in developing successful businesses within the region. Organised by Enterprise Asia and supported by local governments and businesses, the awards aim to band leading entrepreneurs across the region to spur greater innovation, fair practices and growth in entrepreneurship. It hopes to be a platform to encourage continued leadership towards sustainable economic development for the region. These awards were presented to the most recognised and established entrepreneurs in the country. The Award ceremony was attended by over 500 top-notch people from across the globe.

Construction , Update , Portal , Magazine , Equipment India , February , 2011 , India , Anand Sundaresan , Schwing Stetter India , Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2010 , Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi , Hyatt Regency , Delhi , Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award , Enterprise Asia , economic development , entrepreneurs 0 2011-03-02 15:11:09.013 22 Anand Sundaresan, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India has been honored with ?Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2010 India?Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award? for outstanding tenacity, perseverance and courage in the business. 0 - - 13803 14 95 2011-02-01 00:00:00.000 Equipment India HEC bags Rs 306 cr Draglines order

Heavy Engineering Corporation has secured an order for the supply and commissioning of two numbers of draglines (24 cu m/88 m) valued at Rs 306 crore from Northern Coalfields. Earlier in September 2009, HEC bagged an order for one dragline from NCL against stiff global competition. The manufacturing progress was impressive and supply ahead in schedule helped early beginning of erection work. The machines are to be supplied in 20 and 32 months respectively and commissioned in 18 months subsequently at Amlori Project of NCL. HEC is the first Indian company to manufacture the heaviest machine on the earth that walks?dragline with 24 cu m bucket capacity and 96 m long boom. The machines have a state-of-the-art control system.

Construction , Update , Portal , Magazine , Equipment India , February , 2011 , India , Heavy Engineering Corporation , Northern Coalfields , erection , Amlori Project 0 2011-03-02 15:16:17.463 22 Heavy Engineering Corporation has secured an order for the supply and commissioning of two numbers of draglines (24 cu m/88 m) valued at Rs 306 crore from Northern Coalfields. 0 - - 13804 14 96 2011-02-01 00:00:00.000 Equipment India Liebherr delivers second heavy-lift crane

Recently, the second unit of the 1.600 t heavy lift offshore crane MTC 78000 was delivered from its manufacturing plant in Rostock, by Liebherr. Despite its size, the MTC 78000 has been designed as a slewing crane and is supported by traditional large-diameter anti-friction bearings. With a weight of 70 t, the swing ring has a diameter of approximately 9 m. The manufacturing of such large mechanical parts can only be accomplished through complicated custom processes like conventional gear cutting machines which are only available for large-diameter anti-friction bearings up to a diameter of 5 m. Therefore, Liebherr has acquired correspondingly sized machines and equipment specifically for the mechanical machining of these flanges. The assembly of the MTC 78000 required several spectacular heavy duty lifts. First, the slewing platform was mounted?at 370 t, the heaviest of the components. Thereafter, the machinery compartment with the drive components (approximately 240 t), the mast lower section (about 250 t) and the mast upper section (around 160 t) of which the lowest point needed to be hoisted up to over 43 m above the pier level. This hoisting height was made possible by equipping the mobile harbour cranes with two corresponding tower extensions. The MTC 78000 is one of the biggest offshore slewing cranes worldwide. With a maximum dynamic torque of 78,000 mt, the MTC 78000 is the most powerful machine within the extensive range of cranes and material handling machines offered by the Liebherr group of companies. Four units of the new heavy-lift crane have already been ordered to date.

Construction , Update , Portal , Magazine , Equipment India , February , 2011 , India , offshore crane , Rostock , Liebherr , bearings , slewing , harbour cranes 0 2011-03-02 15:21:58.690 22 Recently, the second unit of the 1.600 t heavy lift offshore crane MTC 78000 was delivered from its manufacturing plant in Rostock, by Liebherr. 0 - - 13805 14 96 2011-02-01 00:00:00.000 Equipment India New Cat Track harvester cab The Cat 501/501HD track harvesters have new cabs with significant improvements to the ergonomics and other features that customers have asked for, including better airflow, a more comfortable seat and improved night visibility. In today's market, operators are being asked to work longer hours, so we are giving them an exceptionally comfortable and functional work environment," said Glenn Brown, Track Harvester and Forwarder Product Specialist for Caterpillar Forest Products. "In re-designing the cab, however, we didn't change the industry-leading visibility these harvesters are known for." The new air suspension seat absorbs shocks and provides added comfort during extended shifts. The seat has a reinforced structure designed for track machines to absorb the added shock loads. Lumbar support armrests and neckrests are adjustable. The AC/heater system's capacity has been increased for effective cooling and heating. Set-it-and-forget-it automatic control maintains a consistent cab temperature. Airflow is channeled through louvered vents to all areas, including windows for defrosting and defogging. In summer, cool air circulates around the operator and in winter, the heat extends to the floor to keep the operator's feet warm.