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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?

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.

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).

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.

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

Brokk training program for jobsite safety and productivity

Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, offers on-demand, personalised training options for Brokk customers

Govt proposes to defer new emission norms for CE vehicles

MoRTH has invited suggestions from all stake holders on the proposed amendment in the MV Draft rules for deferment of BS-IV emission norms for CE vehicles, tractors and harvesters

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.

Siemens, IBM deliver Service Lifecycle Management solution

Siemens and IBM announced the availability of a new solution designed to optimise the Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) of assets

Brokk opens new service centre

Brokk enhanced its aftermarket service capabilities, including machine refurbishment and repair, with the addition of its new Demonstration and Service Center in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Nip can change the narrative

The COVID-19 has caused a staggering unemployment of 115.

Tata Motors provides holistic support to transport ecosystem

Tata Motors has been comprehensively supporting the transport ecosystem to ensure all necessary supplies remain uninterrupted and seamless, nationwide

Siemens introduces workplace distancing solution

Combining proven hardware and software, Siemens has created a new workplace distancing solution

Elgi Equipments launches new air compressor range

Elgi Equipments launched the ‘LD Series’ range of lubricated direct drive reciprocating air compressors

Four WOLFF cranes at Hamburg work site

Four WOLFF cranes at work on Hamburg’s Flak Tower Bunker to construct five pyramid-like levels on the roof of the bunker

Taiwan Excellence Smart Machinery Conference

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

Talbert Manufacturing wins Longevity Award

Talbert Manufacturing received a Longevity Award from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association

Haver & Boecker Niagara guarantees inventory

Haver & Boecker Niagara guarantees customers’ inventory through Make & Hold and Stocking Agreement programs

Volvo supports healthcare professionals and police personnel

As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to create unprecedented crisis in India, Volvo Group India has joined forces with the Government of Karnataka to control the transmission of this disease.

Our vision of ‘Always Better’ goes beyond traditional thinking

With business in more than 120 countries and direct presence in 28 countries, Elgi Equipments is consolidating its presence in global market with innovative products and services.

New MAJOR App

The App streamlines customer and dealer processes through the digitisation of relevant product information and by integrating with customer processes.

Driving Efficiency at Underground Zinc Mine

Boasting high uptime, low fuel consumption and extreme versatility, a fleet of 22 L90F wheel loaders from Volvo CE has helped Rampura Agucha Mines in Rajasthan, excel in operational efficiency.

Schwing Stetter India resumes Chennai facility operations

Schwing Stetter India (SSI), one of the country?s leading concreting equipment manufacturers, has resumed operations in its Chennai-based facility, following the national lockdown to contain COVID-19.

Schwing Stetter India resumes Chennai facility operations

Schwing Stetter India (SSI), one of the country?s leading concreting equipment manufacturers, has resumed operations in its Chennai-based facility, following the national lockdown to contain COVID-19.

Brokk opens new demonstration and service centre

Brokk, the world?s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, enhanced its aftermarket service capabilities, including machine refurbishment and repair, with the addition of its new Demonstration and Service Center in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Brokk opens new demonstration and service centre

Brokk, the world?s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, enhanced its aftermarket service capabilities, including machine refurbishment and repair, with the addition of its new Demonstration and Service Center in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Aquajet plans digital launch of its new product

Aquajet, a global leader in hydrodemolition robot manufacturing, will introduce a revolutionary new product through a worldwide digital launch on May 27, at 2 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Aquajet plans digital launch of its new product

Aquajet, a global leader in hydrodemolition robot manufacturing, will introduce a revolutionary new product through a worldwide digital launch on May 27, at 2 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).

GP Petroleums resumes operations at its Vasai plant

GP Petroleums (GPPL), a leading lubricant manufacturer in India and part of UAE-based GP Global Group, has resumed operations at its Vasai plant and will prioritise supply to essential services such as sugar and power generation industries in these difficult and trying times arisen out of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

GP Petroleums resumes operations at its Vasai plant

GP Petroleums (GPPL), a leading lubricant manufacturer in India and part of UAE-based GP Global Group, has resumed operations at its Vasai plant and will prioritise supply to essential services such as sugar and power generation industries in these difficult and trying times arisen out of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Manta buys two Potain MCT 565 topless cranes in Singapore

Manta Equipment received two brand new Potain MCT 565 M25 topless cranes in Singapore and recorded immediate success with both.

Construction and infra activities will pick up and normalise in the next two months

Construction activities will normalise in the infrastructure sector in a couple of months with up to 80-90 per cent of operations, which is good enough to sustain in the present conditions.

Schwing Stetter India supports migrant workers amidst COVID-19 lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the migrant workers working in Tamil Nadu?s industrial facilities. As most factories are grinding to a halt, millions of such workers are left vulnerable.

New MAJOR App provides expert tools and information for screen media

MAJOR, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance wire screening media, has launched a new smartphone app to give customers up-to-date information and access to advanced digital tools.

Brad Boehler named to Board of Hy-Brid Lifts

Hy-Brid Lifts, the industry leader in high-quality, low-level access equipment, announced the appointment of Brad Boehler to its Board of Directors.

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.

Driving Forklifts Made Safer

Multi-camera system receives collision warning upgrade for more precise vehicle manoeuvering.

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.

We are planning to start rental business of TBMs

India is becoming a prominent market for tunnel boring machines (TBMs). In the coming years, TBMs in more numbers are expected in Indian construction projects.