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L&T’s Hajela: Motor graders may grow at 15-20%

Speaks on the current scenario of motor graders in India

Volvo, Engcon seal tiltrotator deal

Volvo, Engcon seal tiltrotator deal

JCB strengthens presence in Andhra Pradesh

The company's dealer, Varun Motors, inaugurated its new facility for sales, service and spares in Rajahmundry, the cultural capital of the State.

MAJOR welcomes new authorised dealer

MAJOR welcomes new authorised dealer

Piaggio launches the Ape’ Electrik FX range of electric vehicles

A range of fixed battery Electric 3 wheelers powered by advanced Lithium-Ion Smart- batteries is set to revolutionise the last-mile mobility in India.

WOLFFKRAN is certified climate-neutral

Technology leader WOLFFKRAN continues to live up to its pioneering reputation by becoming one of the first manufacturers in the industry to be certified as a climate-neutral company in Germany.

Caterpillar celebrates 50 years of manufacturing in India

Globally, Caterpillar has more than 95 years of product support expertise, a large installed base (approximately two million assets), and a robust worldwide dealer network serving 193 countries with approximately 160,000 employees.

Ashok Leyland reduces its carbon footprint by 60 %

Ashok Leyland reduces its carbon footprint by 60 %

Schwing Stetter inaugurates manufacturing facility in Cheyyar

Schwing Stetter inaugurates manufacturing facility in Cheyyar

New KAUP forklift truck attachments at William Hackett Lifting

New KAUP forklift truck attachments at William Hackett Lifting

Improving efficiency

Batch mix plant is the most widespread type of asphalt plant in the world, which guarantees the highest level of flexibility in production and quality of the finished product.

Liebherr’s Battery-powered Crawler Crane

German manufacturer Liebherr has debuted its second electric-drive large machine: crawler cranes. The company says its LR 1200.1 unplugged and LR 1250.1 unplugged models are the world’s first battery-powered crawler cranes.

What’s new – and what’s next – in sustainable asphalt production

Sustainability has been part of the roadbuilding conversation for decades. Yet improvements that make the methods and machines more environmentally friendly continue to gain momentum.

New extending screed from VÖGELE

The new AB 200 is the smallest VÖGELE screed. As an extending screed, it is flexible and especially suitable for changing pave widths.

New Avenues to Growth

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit market players adversely on the supply side, causing declining sales of undercarriage components.

Intelligent compaction!

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

JLG’s 8 New HC3 boom lifts prevent overloading

JLG is rolling out a new line of telescopic and articulated mobile elevating work platforms with greater reach and higher platform capacities.

Terramac crawler carriers acquired by CK Power

The Terramac line of rubber track crawler carriers has a new owner.

Fisker unveils plans for electric pickup truck

Fisker is the latest auto company to throw its hat into the growing ring of all-electric pickups.

Haver Middle East to be MAJOR’s new authorised dealer

Haver Middle East to be MAJOR’s new authorised dealer

Terry Dolan joins Custom Equipment Board

Custom Equipment, a manufacturer of high-quality, low-level access equipment, announces Terry Dolan, the current company president, is transitioning to a board of director’s role

World’s first battery-powered crawler crane from Liebherr

While many manufacturers are introducing electric compact equipment, German manufacturer Liebherr is debuting its second electric-drive large machine: crawler cranes.

Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

Ajax Engineering, the world’s largest manufacturer of self-loading concrete mixers (SLCMs), has recently earmarked around Rs 100 crore for allotment of land in Bengaluru from Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) as well as for building a new manufacturing facility.

EPA doubles down on prohibition of emissions defeat devices

Tampering on off- and on-road emissions control systems is illegal and there are hefty fines levied for violations, according to an enforcement alert issued by the EPA in December.

Raimondi Cranes dealer inaugurates agency with five LR273 luffing cranes

Raimondi Cranes dealer inaugurates agency with five LR273 luffing cranes

Comansa introduces two new flat-top cranes

Comansa introduces two new flat-top cranes

Gmmco and Caterpillar launch new-gen motor Grader SEM 915

Gmmco Ltd and Caterpillar Inc launched the new generation motor Grader SEM 915 on January 20, 2021. The event was hosted online and had enthusiastic participation from customers.

Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

The leading SLCM manufacturer says it is investing Rs 140 crore to help in its plan to diversify its construction to roads, railways, energy, and irrigation.

Indian auto component industry clocks de-growth

As per the industry performance review for the first half (H1) of fiscal 2020-21 announced by the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the turnover of the automotive component industry stood at Rs 1.19 trillion for April-September 2020, registering a de-growth of 34 per cent over the same period last year.

JCB India’s largest parts centre inaugurated in HaryanaJCB India inaugurated its largest

JCB India inaugurated its largest parts centre at Bhaproda, Haryana. The facility spread over 150,000 sq ft will provide parts support to the northern Indian region. It will cater to 15 dealer locations and contribute almost 40 per cent to JCB’s parts business in India.

2021 will be a year of challenges and consolidations

Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India shares his thoughts on the AWP market outlook and the company’s activities.

OTR tyres on the move

With construction activities picking up and mining activities on a revival mode, the OTR tyre demand in the country is expected to grow in the coming years.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

New extending screed from Vögele

It has a basic width of just 1.1 m and extends hydraulically up to 2 m

JLG announces sales changes in EMEAIR

JLG Industries, Inc announced the return of Etienne Bourcier to JLG, replacing Walter van Winckel who is retiring in May 2021. Van Winckel joined JLG in January 1997 as Sales Director, playing a crucial role at the start of JLG’s European Operations, based at that time in Uddingston, Scotland.

Tamimi Rentals invests in Grove

Tamimi Rentals is using a large investment in Grove rough-terrain cranes to drive expansion at the company’s construction division, to help it win more work in oil and gas fields.

Trending mining equipment and features

The upcoming mining reforms are expected to drive the demand for advanced mining equipment technologies and solutions.

Self-reliance in mining equipment

With demand for mining machinery on the rise, it would be ideal for us to have Made-in-India mining machines.

Mining market scenario

The upcoming mining reforms are expected to drive the demand for advanced mining equipment technologies and solutions.

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.

Mahindra’s Zaheerabad plant to be hub for new K2 tractor series

The K2 series aims to create a light-weight tractor program for both domestic and international markets

JLG announces sales changes in EMEAIR

Van Winckel to retire in May, Bourcier returns to JLG

Kohler introduces KDI 3404TCR SCR compact engine

The KDI 3404TCR SCR engine is suitable for any type of off-road application

Boels invests in Power Towers

Power Towers, a JLG company and a leading global manufacturer of low level access, has closed an important supply agreement with Boels Rental.

AMrL SeZ set to turn

AMRL SEZ, a multi-product special economic zone (SEZ) marketed by Attivo, is set to turn the government’s ‘Make in India’ dream into reality.

BKT designs prototype of its biggest-ever tyre

Prototype ready for the new giant product, in the 40.00 R 57 size, for rigid dump trucks

Hy-Brid Lifts adds new dealer to mid-Atlantic network

Hy-Brid Lifts welcomes aerial specialist Skyreach Equipment to their mid-Atlantic network

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.

Granlund Tools relies on ELGi for compressed air needs

Granlund Tools ABrelies on an ELGi EG37 Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) screw air compressor to meet their critical, 24/7 compressed air needs at their production plants.

We anticipate a quick recovery from the bottom

In a projects ElectroMech has a stated strategy of Cranes & Beyond. Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech Material Handling Systems (India), elaborates more on the company’s activities and the market trends in post-pandemic scenario., the ongoing projects simply cannot be stopped and these need to be completed and taken to their logical conclusion. Hence, when it comes to crane orders for big projects under execution, the orders are still being finalised in the industry. The pandemic had put a pause on the entire activity in the market for a few months. However, the market has almost got back to the pre-pandemic days and business seems to be back to normal.

Donaldson introduces RP baghouse dust collector

The collector is designed to capture heavy and abrasive dust inherent to woodworking, mining, grain processing and other industries.

AMRL SEZ set to turn Make in India dream into reality

The SEZ is ready to house a diverse set of industries – electronics, medical equipment, general engineering, auto ancillaries and components, solar and many more.

Hy-Brid Lifts launches Intelligent Controls

The new Controller Area Network (CAN) bus controls come standard on all Pro Series Hy-Brid Lift models, and replace the previous hard-wired controls.

WOLFFKRAN Russia invests in skill development

Investment is being made not only in technical infrastructure and personnel of the production facility, but also in the development of the region’s next generation of specialists.

MAJOR, Haver & Boecker Niagara collaborate

MAJOR, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance wire screening media, partners with Haver & Boecker Niagara to give operations the tools to maximise production, improve performance and increase revenue.

Volvo CE launches new compact excavator in Indonesia

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced the launch of the Tier 3 EC55D compact excavator in Indonesia with offset boom, which is ideal for general construction.

Rolls-Royce expands MTU power generation footprint in Mankato

Rolls-Royce has announced a $13.9m investment in its Power Systems business unit for the addition of a new research and development building and multi-phase expansion of its MTU power generation manufacturing facility in Mankato, Minnesota, USA.

Liebherr mining trucks at Australian mine

Liebherr Mining provides five new trucks to MacKellar Mining.

New emission norms for CEVs deferred to April 2021

The stage is now set for the implementation of the new emission norms in the construction equipment vehicles (CEVs) and tractor segments with the notification of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) in this regard.

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.

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

Technology Rules at Alto Maipo Project

For Chile, the Rio Maipo is a stroke of luck to supply the nearby capital Santiago with energy: In the mighty ‘Alto Maipo’ power plant project, the planners are relying on European and - in particular - German technology.

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.

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.

Deepak Jain re-appointed as President of ACMA for 2020-21

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) announced the re-appointment of Deepak Jain, Chairman & Managing Director, Lumax Industries as its President and Sunjay Kapur, Chairman, Sona Comstar as the Vice President for the term 2020-21.

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.

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.

New Cutting Fluid for Bearings Protection

The EcoLine® cutting fluid offers multi-metal protection to bearings in shipping and storage and is an excellent environmentally sound alternative to petroleum derived products.

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.

Lintec & Linnhoff announces re-entry into India market

Lintec & Linnhoff announced its re-entry into the India market, which has been one of the Group’s stronghold markets for the Linnhoff brand across a span of two decades

Manitowoc updates its free diagnostic mobile app

Manitowoc has updated its free diagnostic app to include Crane Control System (CCS)-equipped Potain tower cranes.

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.

Auto component industry turnover down by 11.7 per cent in FY 2019-20

The turnover of the automotive component industry stood at Rs 3.49 lakh crore ($49.2 billion) for the period April 2019 to March 2020, registering a de-growth of 11.7 per cent over the previous year

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.

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

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 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.

bauma CONEXPO INDIA postponed to April 2021

The event will now take place from 20 to 23 April 2021 at the India Expo Centre (IEC), Greater Noida

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.

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.

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

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

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

MAJOR offers free virtual training series

MAJOR offers aggregate and mining producers access to the company’s free virtual training series to help operations optimise efficiency and team learning amid the conditions caused by COVID-19

Siemens introduces workplace distancing solution

Manufacturers are facing new challenges as they look to restart or maintain operations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As preparations are made for the ‘next normal’, manufacturers must consider additional dimensions of employee safety, including the establishment of production environments and workflows that address physical distancing requirements.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?