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Latest drive tech for Vögele SUPER 1400i paver

The SUPER 1400i Universal Class paver is the first Vögele paver in the world to be fitted with an engine from the group’s parent company, John Deere, and as a result, the first to meet the more stringent CEV Stage IV emission standards.

Towering over

Tower cranes are expected to a see a surge in demand with the spurt in infrastructure development projects.

We have 200 cranes working only in South India alone

Almost 200 cranes working only in the South India overall. We can say more than 500 cranes in the last couple of years in South India. There is a good growth rate we have seen amidst this pandemic.

Restart of govt flagship programmes will lift up excavators market in 2021

According to the Off-highway Research, the sale forecast for crawler excavators from 2019-2024 is 24 per cent whereas the mini excavator market is expected to grow by 39 per cent during the given duration.

Digging deeper

The government’s various initiatives on revival of the infrastructure sector and favourable policies have driven the growth of Indian hydraulic excavator market.

We are well placed to take advantage of opportunities that India offers

Bonfiglioli India’s solutions are based on a wide range of products, including gearmotors, drive systems, planetary gearboxes and inverters. The company’s Country Manager, Kennady V Kaippally, speaks on the present size of transmission systems in India, and the segments that are driving the demand for these products.

Jindal Stainless revenue up 36% YoY

JSHL’s sales volume stood at 182,474 tonnes, up by 23% over the corresponding period last year (CPLY).

Schwing Stetter India joins the fight against Covid-19

Schwing Stetter India, one of the largest manufacturers of concreting and construction equipment’s across the country, announced that it has converted a floor in one of its existing building of its factories – F75 unit in Sri Perumbadur into a Covid care centre.

Beating Covid-19

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic brought us to a complete standstill. However, several companies have rose to the occasion and have come forward to help hospitals treating Covid-19 patients by supplying medical oxygen.

The worst is over for the CV industry

In 2008, two leading players, Volvo Group and Eicher Motors, in the commercial vehicle business joined hands with a common vision of driving modernisation in the commercial transport business in India.

ELGi partners with Italian Red Cross to maintain critical COVID-19 response vehicles

ELGi Compressors Europe, a subsidiary of Elgi Equipments, one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, is privileged to have had the opportunity to support the Italian Red Cross with an urgent compressed air requirement.

Best rugged smart phones for construction field workers

The majority of the industry’s 7.5 million workers spend a considerable amount of time in the field, often facing the elements, many working at heights and without access to a traditional power source.

We see healthy growth for CE industry in coming years

ACE is India’s leading material handling and construction equipment manufacturing company with a majority market share in mobile cranes and tower cranes segment. In addition to mobile cranes, ACE also offers mobile/fixed tower cranes, crawler cranes, truck mounted cranes, lorry loaders, backhoe loaders, vibratory rollers, piling rigs, forklifts, warehousing equipment, tractors, harvesters and other agri machinery.

We are India’s No. 1 power products company

For more than three decades, Honda India Power Products (HIPP) has been a leader in the power products industry, engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of portable generators, water pumps, tillers and general purpose engines in India and abroad.

Digital continuity in vehicle using open standards

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

bauma CONEXPO India Cancelled!

bauma CONEXPO India is a melting pot of knowledge, deals and networking. We explores what the cancellation of this year’s edition means for the industry.

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, participated actively in the National Road Safety month from 18th of January till 17th of February across the country.

Fasolex relies on ELGi turnkey compressed air solution

ELGi Compressors Europe, a subsidiary of Elgi Equipments Limited, one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, announced that Fasolex, Poland’s leading bean, fruit and vegetable producer, installed an ELGi compressed air system to power the bean sorting line at their new plant in Sahry Poland.

Shriram Automall – the Power of Choice for Construction Equipment

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL), an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, is India’s first-ever service provider to offer a well-organised and transparent platform for the exchange of pre-owned vehicles and equipment.

ELGi partners with Italian Red Cross to maintain critical COVID-19 response vehicles

The EN Series compressed air station ensures reliability and ease-of-maintenance for the Red Cross logistics fleet supporting the Greater Turin area

1st IIEF lauds innovations in 5 categories

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

Infra push to drive demand for diesel engines

Factors such as demand for reliable electricity, which is growing across the world on account of industrial expansion and development of commercial infrastructure are driving the diesel power engine market.

How can the auto components industry bounce back

Financial year (FY) 2020-2021 was a year of transition for the auto components industry. There were new challenges in the form of outburst of Covid-19, loss in production, supply side disruptions, etc.

Fasolex relies on ELGi turnkey compressed air solution

ELGi Compressors Europe, a subsidiary of Elgi Equipments Limited, one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, announced today that Fasolex, Poland’s leading bean, fruit and vegetable producer, installed an ELGi compressed air system to power the bean sorting line at their new plant in Sahry?, Poland.

Takeuchi launches new attachment lineups

Takeuchi has started a new attachments program that offers more than 40 different Takeuchi-branded tools for the company’s compact excavators, compact track loaders and compact wheel loaders.

Improving machine performance

Improving overall equipment effectiveness is always a challenge.

Govt’s infra focus will boost demand for CE”

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

Eicher observes National Road Safety month

As part of the drive, Eicher organised 400 activities across 19 states, spread in 46 cities, to raise awareness level on road safety among different stakeholders, covering 27,000+ people including students.

Fasolex relies on ELGi turnkey compressed air solution

The ELGi EG18 VFD and EG 22 compressors power the bean sorting line delivering reliable, uninterrupted, compressed air at low life cycle costs

The versatile machine

Most skid steer loaders are designed to work in diverse climates of high ambient of 48 degree Celsius or severe cold and high altitude areas, no matter what climatic conditions.

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.

How NIP has set the tracks for growth

Recently during an interaction with the Union Minister of Roads Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari, the Minister reiterated that he was proud to have launched a CNG based equipment model of JCB.

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

Speaks on the current scenario of motor graders 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.

Schwing Stetter inaugurates manufacturing facility in Cheyyar

Schwing Stetter inaugurates manufacturing facility in Cheyyar

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kohler introduces KDI 3404TCR SCR compact engine

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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).

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

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

Nip can change the narrative

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

Siemens introduces workplace distancing solution

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

Taiwan Excellence Smart Machinery Conference

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