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Allcargo augments growth in Africa

Allcargo Logistics has taken giant strides to accelerate growth across Africa’s vast logistics ecosystem.

Concrete work made easy with Hydra-Screed HS3000

Curb Roller Manufacturing makes concrete flatwork and shape work easy with the Hydra-Screed 3000.

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.

MLC100-1 Racks up 2,500 Faultless Hours

On tunneling projects, there are two critical pieces of equipment: one is the tunnel boring machine, the other is the crane. If either of them goes down, the job effectively comes to a standstill. So, when Triad Engineering & Contracting (Triad) had to select a crawler crane for a large tunnel build there was only one choice: Manitowoc.

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.

Komatsu dumper completes 60,000 hours at Tata Steel mine, creates history

The Komatsu HD785 dumper supplied by L&T has crossed 60,000 hours at Tata Steel’s Noamundi Iron Ore Mines to create history.

Brokk offers customised options for high heat environments

Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, offers specialised, high-heat options, ideal for processing applications.

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.

KfW IPEX-Bank offers EUR 10 million loan to Srei Equipment Finance

KfW IPEX-Bank is enabling the export of construction machinery for Srei Equipment Finance (SEFL) to India by providing a framework loan of EUR 10 million.

L&T bags significant contract from Defence Ministry

The defence arm of Larsen & Toubro has been awarded a significant contract by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the supply of four regiments of Pinaka Weapon Systems.

Filters in New Normal, New Norms

Construction and mining machinery operate in extreme conditions of weather, terrain and environment. They need to withstand these odd conditions and perform the task with minimum downtime.

The mantra of self-reliance

After months of speculation on GDP numbers, the results have confirmed our worst fears: our economy is suffering from a serious malaise.

Anil Saboo elected as President, IEEMA for 2020-21

Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) announced that Anil Saboo has been elected as the President, IEEMA for 2020-2021.

BEML bags high mobility vehicles order from Defence Ministry

BEML received order from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for supply for 330 high mobility vehicles, for Pinaka Project at an approximate cost of Rs 842 crore.

Tower Cranes in Tough Times

: The slowdown in real estate market has impacted the growth prospects of tower cranes this year. However, going ahead, demands from industrial infrastructure segment can drive the growth. Karan Chechi writes on the trend.

10 Steps to Safe and Efficient Tower Crane Erection

Manitowoc Crane Care’s Didier Forest is a 32-year veteran of the company. He has co-authored several technical manuals on tower crane erection and trains Crane Care technicians at Manitowoc’s Training Center in Saint Pierre de Chandieu, France.

Accessing Difficult Construction Sites

MB Crusher units are a great tool for the agricultural and forestry industries that have to deal with difficult-to-access locations.

New Frontiers of Trenchless Technology in India

During the past 25 years, trenchless technology has become a major part of construction industry in India. Dr Niranjan Swarup elaborates on the emerging trends in trenchless technology in India and the opportunities for the world

Castrol launches new initiatives to support production in the new normal

Castrol India announced the introduction of two new initiatives to help manufacturing companies with their lubricant-related requirements, as they resume business operations.

Aquajet Trio for bridge and road repair applications

Aquajet has introduced a dynamic trio of machines ideally suited for road and bridge repair applications

Ammann India becomes 100% subsidiary of Ammann Group Switzerland

Ammann Group Switzerland has announced that effective June 19, 2020, Ammann India has become a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of the Group.

Towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’: BEML adds new products

BEML has introduced a range of mining and defence equipment developed indigenously and opened new Industrial Design Centre.

Pre-owned Equipment Market to Excel

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

Used Equipment Market to Flourish

The post-COVID scenario seems to be working out good for used equipment as customers want to buy more pre-owned equipment in good quality, while organised players are seeing business growth and more OEMs are entering the business too.

Govt aims to make India a construction equipment manufacturing hub: Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and Road Transport & Highways said that the government is targeting at making the country a manufacturing hub of construction equipment in the world

MoRTH proposes safety norms for construction equipment vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft notification to address the issue of safety requirements while construction equipment vehicles are running on roads along with other vehicles

BEML launches new indigenous products

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched BEML’s indigenously designed and developed products

BharatBenz dealer supports customers and people in Assam

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles’ (DICV) dealer partner for BharatBenz Trucks and Buses in Assam, Abutani Trucking is helping its customers and the underprivileged people of the state during the COVID 19 pandemic

Aquajet offers increased aftersales services for North American customers

Aquajet, a global leader in hydrodemolition machine manufacturing, provides increased equipment inventory, enhanced parts availability and high-caliber aftersales service and support in North America.

Govt proposes separate emission norms for CE and agri machinery

The Union Government has issued a draft notification for separate emission norms for agriculture machinery and construction equipment vehicles.

ACE President Pradeep Sharma passes away

Pradeep Sharma, President of Action Construction Equipment (ACE), passed away on August 5, 2020.

The Manitowoc Company announces leadership transition

The Manitowoc Company has announced that Aaron H Ravenscroft, currently the company’s Executive Vice President of Cranes, has been appointed President and CEO

JCB Group appoints Deepak Shetty as Deputy CEO and MD in India

The JCB Group announced the appointment of Deepak Shetty as the Deputy CEO and Managing Director of JCB India.

New appointments at LiuGong India

LiuGong India has announced the appointment of A Krishnakumar as the President – India effective July 2020.

Mahindra’s tractor sales post 28 per cent growth in July 2020

Mahindra & Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Sector (FES) announced its tractor sales numbers for July 2020.

We focus on off-highway sector and want to grow with this

Balkrishna Industries (BKT) is a homegrown multinational player with a strong presence in the off-highway tyres globally. With the Indian market growing faster, the company is gradually increasing its sales in India which otherwise is majorly focusing on export market. Rajiv Poddar, Joint Managing Director, BKT shares more on the company and the market scenario.

Elesa and Ganter offers new column level indicators

Elesa and Ganter presents a wide range of standard elements in engineering plastics and metal for equipment and machinery for the construction and building industry

Crushers & Screens: Gaining Momentum?

The growing aggregate requirements in the infrastructure projects and the improving mineral mining activities in the country demand crushers and screens in large numbers. But with some roadblocks pose as challenges in this positive scenario, can the crusher segment gather momentum

Safeguarding the industry

The construction equipment industry is going through a never-seen before sales scenario as the volume witnessed a steep fall of 70 per cent in April-June 2020 quarter, as per the findings of the CRISIL Research.

Wheel Loaders: Loaded with Opportunities

Wheel loader market in India is looking at the emerging opportunities after the fresh momentum that is going to prevail in the market post-COVID pandemic after the government’s pro infrastructure policy initiatives.

Mobile Compressors: Staying Powerful

Mining policy revival and recovery of construction activities can bring back the power in mobile compressor market. Next year could see the industry back in full action which can drive the growth of mobile compressors in the long term.

Hose & Fittings: Heart of Hydraulics

Hydraulic hoses and fittings play a vital role in the fluid power transmission in hydraulic equipment. Construction and mining equipment will continue to be a major growth driver for this segment.

We have products to match core infra requirements: Tony Van Herbruggen

Atlas Copco products are designed and developed for Indian job site conditions with various innovations through reengineering. Tony Van Herbruggen, General Manager, Power Technique Customer Center, Atlas Copco (India), shares more on the new product range and solutions for the market.

iQuippo brings Kobelco’s equipment on its platform

iQuippo announced a strategic partnership with Kobelco Construction Equipment India to market and sell construction and mining equipment manufactured by the OEM on its platform

We are leveraging digital technology in our products and services: Jasmeet Singh

JCB has pioneered the integration of digital technology in its ‘Intelli’ series of construction equipment. Jasmeet Singh, AVP, Corporate Communications & Corporate Relations, JCB India, shares more.

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.

We expect an industry growth of 6-8 per cent in 2021-22: Venkatesh S Aiyer

Uniflex has recently started a new plant in Uttarakhand, and plans to start two more plants in the long term. Venkatesh S Aiyer, Director, Uniflex, shares more on the market trends and the company’s plans.

Energy efficiency will be the driving force in the future: Rajesh Premchandran

More than 95 per cent of ELGi’s portable air compressors are powering drilling operations. Rajesh Premchandran, Director – ISAAME (India, South Asia, Africa and Middle-East), Elgi Equipments, shares more.

Solving Big Challenge

A W 210i and W 2100 precisely milled the spillway chute of the Oroville Dam, the highest dam in the USA. In this process, the milling contractor also benefited from cold milling specialist Wirtgen’s application experience in steep gradient milling.

ACE ties up with Doosan for premium MHE

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) has joined hands with Doosan Corporation, a Korean multinational conglomerate, to represent their ‘Industrial Vehicle’- MHE Segment in India

L&T commissions first Komatsu 300T electrical shovel in India

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery achieved a milestone with the erection and commissioning of Komatsu PC3000-6 electrical shovel, their first 300-ton electrical shovel supplied in India

10th Liebherr 1000 EC-H 40 High-Top crane at Grand Paris

Since May 2018, there have been ten Liebherr 1000 EC-H 40 High-Top tower cranes with very high lifting capacities on the construction sites of the Grand Paris Express

CASE releases next-gen SiteWatch telematics platform

CASE Construction Equipment launched the next generation of its SiteWatch telematics platform with an all-new dashboard, more intuitive navigation and new overview sections

JLG delivers four ultra booms into Algeria

JLG Industries, Inc announced the delivery of an additional four JLG 1250AJPs to ENGPTP in Algeria earlier this month

Haver & Boecker Niagara offers Pulse Vibration Analysis Service

Haver & Boecker Niagara’s new Pulse Vibration Analysis Service program helps operations achieve production targets and minimise unscheduled downtime

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.

Rolls-Royce signs MoU for mýa Platform

Andreas Schell, CEO of Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems and Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on mýa, the open asset and fleet management system

We promote domestic products suitable for applications: Saji Thomas

Gates believes in extending the boundaries of material science. Saji Thomas, General Manager, Product Line Management & Application Engineering - FP, Gates India, shares more on the product developments in the company and the market scenario.

India will be a high growth market: Vivek Hajela

L&T has fully conceptualised, designed, developed and manufactured in-house wheel loaders with more than 90 per cent components sourced domestically. Vivek Hajela, General Manager and Head - Construction Equipment Business, Larsen & Toubro, shares more on the market scenario and outlook.

Talbert Manufacturing offers 55-ton travelling axle trailer

Talbert Manufacturing offers the 5553TA travelling axle trailer for optimum versatility and productivity

There is a demand surge for crushers in the iron ore segment: Ranjit Ravindran

While the demand for newer machines is not that bullish the existing population of machines is fully optimised to undertake current developmental activities in mining and infrastructure. Ranjit Ravindran, Business Head – Mining, Voltas, shares more on the market dynamics.

Liebherr delivers 100,000th truck mixer

Liebherr handed over its 100,000th truck mixer in spring 2020, an HTM 905, which was picked up by the company Heinz Transportbeton Ingolstadt GmbH & Co KG

JLG appoints Skytech as distributor in Russia

JLG Industries, Inc announced the appointment of SkyTech in Russia as distributor for the Volga Federal District of Russia

JLG appoints new distributor in Bangladesh

JLG Industries, Inc announced the appointment of Industrial EquipSol in Bangladesh as distributor for JLG’s access portfolio

Mecalac swing loader transforms mobility

With the unique ability to pivot its bucket 90 degrees to either side, the AS1600 represent a departure from traditional wheel loader design for superior performance on any jobsite

5 brilliant solutions for construction sites

Some of the most innovative construction sites use MB Crusher machines to facilitate the work and increase business.

Registration and driving licence not needed for road making machines: MoRTH

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has clarified that the heavy road making machinery is not a motor vehicle, and is not covered under MV Act.

JLG X33J PLUS on a special mission

JLG’s new 33-m crawler boom, X33J Plus used as a professional solution for a convincing result.

R&D Crane buys new Grove all-terrain crane

The addition of the 300 USt (250 t) all-terrain crane was fuelled by increased demand in the market

Brokk appoints new training specialist

Based in the northeast, he will provide on-site and virtual safety and application training for customers in a variety of operations

Haver & Boecker Niagara announces new dealer

The company will service coal mines throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky.

Welspun One to set up 110-acre warehousing project in Bhiwandi

Designed to global standards and Green Building Certification requirements, the project is positioned to become a key asset in the hub of Mumbai’s warehousing market.

Mahindra launches Sarpanch Plus tractor series in Maharashtrasolution

Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Sector recently introduced its new Sarpanch Plus range of tractors in Maharashtra, the 575 Sarpanch Plus, an upgrade of its popular 575 Sarpanch. The new series offers models spanning multiple HP-points in the 30 HP (22.37kW) to 50 HP (37.28kW) category.

Success with Hy-Brid Lifts’ PS-1930 non-folding rails

Superior Rents, a Missouri-based construction equipment rental centre, sees customer success with the non-folding rails of Hy-Brid Lifts’ PS-1930, leading to an increase in unit rentals.

Liebherr USA moves to new headquarters

Liebherr USA, Co formally moved in to a newly expanded campus. The facilities house employees who work in administration, finance, human resources, sales, information technology, marketing, product support and distribution for nine different product units under the Liebherr USA, Co umbrella.

Elgi Equipments launches new air compressor range

Elgi Equipments launched the ‘LD Series’ range of lubricated direct drive reciprocating air compressors. With a low life cycle cost and quick return on investment, every LD series air compressor is backed by best-in-class performance for given input power, durable parts and a minimum number of service points.

Maximum productivity with a compact footprint

B&R now offers a wider 180° curved segment for its intelligent SuperTrak track system. The new curve enables greater holding and propulsion forces. The shuttles can travel at higher speeds and accelerate faster. This boosts the productivity of the system.

GALLOCK® - complete safety under heavy vibrations

Gala Precision Engineering announced the successful development and distribution of wedge lock washer GALLOCK®. These washers are used to safely secure bolted joints exposed to heavy vibrations and dynamic load.

Streamlining Pipeline Laying

An MB-500 drum cutter helps in laying of new pipes for water pipeline in a city centre where roads are only two metre wide.

Service Lifecycle Management Solution

The new solution establishes an end-to-end digital thread between equipment manufacturers and the owner/operators of that equipment by leveraging elements of the Xcelerator portfolio from Siemens Digital Industries Software and IBM Maximo®.

Making Paint Shops Industry 4.0 Ready

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

We provide customised solutions for different applications

Customers are looking for more reliable and compact solutions which can survive difficult operating environments. Harsha Kadam, CEO, Schaeffler India and President (Industrial Business), shares more on the application trends in bearings and the market scenario.

Demand in 2021 will be better than this year

Timken has been manufacturing in India for the last 30 years. Sanjay Koul, Managing Director, Timken India, explains the current market scenario and the company’s products and solutions for the CE market.

Unlocking opportunities

Though the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put a brake on the growth of the bearings industry, the market is expected to bounce back and continue to grow from next year onwards.

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.

True Digitalisation of Underground Mining

With new innovative technology, Mobilaris Mining & Civil Engineering and Epiroc take digitalisation of mining operations to the next level. So far, the result has been double-digit productivity increases, higher efficiency, and increased safety for the mining industry. Hans Wahlquist writes.

Puncture-proof Tyres for Underground Mining

Trident has developed a complete range of TRAXTER branded solid tyres specially designed for underground mining.

We are very positive towards underground mining

For underground coal mining, continuous miner technology has proved to be flexible, productive and more suitable for Indian conditions. Shib Bhowmik, Managing Director, Komatsu Mining Corp, India, shares more on the current scenario and technology trends in underground mining.

Telehandler technology has evolved over the years

Over the years, people have started understanding the versatility of telehandlers and therefore the demand has grown across sectors. Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India, shares more on the market opportunities for telehandlers.

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?

German Machinery Exports to India

VDMA India conducted the VDMA Business Climate Survey to analyse the impact of COVID-19 on the German Mechanical Engineering industry in India.

Govt proposes to defer new emission norms

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has invited suggestions and comments from all stake holders on the proposed amendment in the Motor Vehicle Draft rules for deferment of BS-IV emission norms for construction equipment vehicles, tractors and harvesters.

Ammann India announces free monsoon check-up camps for plants & machines

Ammann India, the country’s largest road construction equipment manufacturer by value, has announced a nationwide free monsoon check-up camp for its asphalt plants, pavers, soil compactors, tandem rollers, and pneumatic tyre rollers, from July 15 to October 15, 2020.

Ardent Infra joins hands with KCC Buildcon for asphalt production

Ardent Infra Equipments strengthened its presence in India with collaborating with the Haryana based KCC Buildcon, which has won the contract for the Delhi Vadodara Expressway project.

Telangana welcomes CE companies to invest in state

Telangana’s IT and Industry Minister KT Rama Rao welcomed construction equipment companies to invest in the state for manufacturing construction equipment (CE).

Policy: Defer Bs-iv & Bring in Scrappage

Given the grievous COVID-19 pandemic impacting the overall economic activities in the country, various industry organisations had sought government support by way of financial stimulus and other policy-related initiatives.

Ammann India announces free monsoon check-up camps for plants & machines

Ammann India has announced a nationwide free monsoon check-up camp for its asphalt plants, pavers, soil compactors, tandem rollers, and pneumatic tyre rollers, from July 15 to October 15, 2020.

Metso Outotec commences operations

Metso Outotec, a new company formed after the merger of Metso and Outotec, with leadership in sustainable minerals and metals processing and recycling technologies started operations

Apollo Tyres commissions greenfield facility in AP

Apollo Tyres commissioned its seventh manufacturing unit globally, and the fifth one in India

Maximising efficiency for day-to-day loads

Talbert Manufacturing offers its Tag-A-Long Austin Carry-All Series (AC Series) trailers to minimise load times and maximise productivity