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New Concrete Pumping Solutions

Over the last three decades, the need for energy efficiency, higher productivity, easy mobility and flexibility has been the focus to meet the growing customer needs.

Atlas Copco introduces cordless smart battery nutrunners

Atlas Copco Tools and Industrial Assembly Solutions launched a new range of cordless smart battery nutrunners.

Hydrodemolition robot for better industrial cleaning applications

Aquajet offers the Aqua Cutter 410V as a safer, more efficient alternative to manual industrial cleaning methods, such as hand lances.

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.

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.

MAXBER receives Spain’s first Genie GS-4655 scissor lifts

The Spanish rental company MAXBER received two Genie® GS™-4655 slab scissor lift.

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.

Tata Motors presents future-ready CVs to redefine transportation in India

Tata Motors has introduced its future-ready product portfolio, developed with an aim to ‘redefine transportation’.

New generation of COMANSA 11LC Series tower cranes

Following an official online release to European customers in July, Comansa announced that all the experience gained over the years is readily available across the entire 11LC range and it will be soon expanded to the 16LC.

Aquajet Trio for bridge and road repair applications

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

Mahindra launches new telematics platform

Mahindra Truck and Bus (MTB), a part of the $19.4 billion Mahindra Group, announced the launch of its connected vehicle technology, Mahindra iMAXX.

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.

HAMM Compactors at Mega Irrigation Project

A fleet of 34 HAMM compactors contribute to build Komaravelli Mallana Sagar Reservoir.

BEML launches new indigenous products

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

Tata Motors introduces India’s largest tipper truck

Tata Motors announced the launch of Signa 4825.TK, India’s first 47.5-tonne multi-axle tipper truck for surface transport of coal and construction aggregates

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.

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.

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.

Curb Roller Manufacturing offers world’s first battery-powered roller screed

Curb Roller Manufacturing, the world leader in shaped concrete roller screeds, offers the Batt Screed 6000, the industry’s first battery-powered roller screed.

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.

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.

VECV introduces connected vehicle solution

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) announced a giant step towards modernising the CV industry with its industry-first proposition of 100 per cent connected vehicles across its entire product portfolio

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.

German group orders 17 new Grove all-terrain cranes

Germany’s MAXIKraft Group has placed a major order with Manitowoc for 17 new Grove all-terrain cranes, the first six of which were delivered at the end of June

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.

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.

Tata Motors introduces next-gen digital solution

Tata Motors announced the launch of Tata Motors Fleet Edge – a next-generation connected vehicle solution that enables fleet management, with informed decision making.

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.

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.

New WingMAX for XXL rotor blades

Faymonville has introduced the new WingMAX trailers for safe movement of XXL elements. Rotor blades are an elementary component of a wind turbine.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

WOLFFKRAN introduces new 6-m tower section

WOLFFKRAN has developed the new TV 60 tower element that boasts an external dimension of 6 x 6 m

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).

Franna announces expansion into India

Franna, a leading provider of mobile pick-and-carry cranes under Terex brand, is set to expand its global manufacturing footprint into India

Apollo Tyres commissions greenfield facility in AP

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

Mahindra launches Sarpanch Plus tractor series in Maharashtra

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

Liebherr mobile construction crane in electric operation

The Liebherr MK 88 Plus has been in service at Krandienst Kunze since April 2019

Curb Roller Manufacturing launches Eel Screed 6100

Curb Roller Manufacturing introduced the Eel Screed 6100, a corded roller screed designed for operator comfort and easy transportation. The innovative design of the Eel Screed 6100 allows contractors, rental customers and other operators to finish concrete screeding faster and more comfortably than alternate methods.

Supporting Indonesian Housing Development

Property developer PT Tanggamus Niaga Tama is using the newly launched SDLG E660FL mini excavator to build homes in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Maximising Indian Coal Mine Output

The Bhubaneswari Coal Mines uses Wirtgen 220 SM 3.8 surface miner, which specialises in soft rock mining, in a coal mine in Odisha.

Belt Conveyor Danger Zones

Recognising the hazards is a key step toward preventing conveyor-related injuries.

Financing Challenges

Devendra Kumar Vyas elaborates on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on infrastructure and financing sector and the challenges faced by NBFCs.

Challenging Terrain

The hydraulic excavator market in India has been impacted by the slowdown after the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

Towards better Mining

The measures announced by the government for mining industry are expected to have a positive impact in the coming years.

Ritchie Bros. eases cash flow for equipment owners

Heavy equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. is supporting equipment owners through the COVID-19 crisis with flexible disposition options to improve their cash flow, including advance payment options and purchasing seller assets outright. Ritchie Bros.

VECV resumes manufacturing in seven plants

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) announced the resumption of manufacturing operations in seven of its plants in the country. These plants located in Pithampur, Dewas, and Baggad in Madhya Pradesh and Thane in Maharashtra have resumed lean operations after the required permissions were granted by the state government.

Steenhoff to erect Potain tower cranes with new Grove GMK5250L-1

At the end of May, Steenhoff GmbH & Co. KG from Rhauderfehn in Ostfriesland, Northern Germany, took ownership of a GMK5250L-1

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

Coal Ministry initiatives to improve mining efficiency

The Coal Ministry has taken initiatives to re-visit old laws with an aim to improve efficiency, ease of doing business and to open up coal sector

Terex AWP announces leadership change

Terex Corporation announced that John L Garrison, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Terex Corporation, will take on additional responsibilities as President, Terex AWP

New WingMAX for XXL rotor blades

Faymonville has introduced the new WingMAX trailers for safe movement of XXL elements

New Liebherr excavators for Félix Giorgetti Sàrl

Félix Giorgetti Sàrl family business has purchased two new crawler excavators from Liebherr.

John Deere appoints new President of Construction & Forestry

Deere & Company (DE) elected John Stone as President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems, effective July 1.

SANY launches new ultra-large excavators

SANY announced an expanded product portfolio for the ultra-large excavators.

Aquajet launches Ecosilence 3.0

Aquajet introduced the Ecosilence 3.0 that reduces noise and allows for a more compact jobsite.

Budget cuts by states to adversely affect construction contractors: ICRA

The overall capex budgeted by states for FY2021 is likely to witness steep cut.

Commercial coal mining can reduce coal import: CRISIL

The government’s move to open up commercial coal mining can halve the annual expenditure incurred on importing non-coking coal.

Curb Roller Manufacturing launches Eel Screed 6100

Curb Roller Manufacturing introduced the Eel Screed 6100, a corded roller screed designed for operator comfort and easy transportation.

Ritchie Bros. eases cash flow for equipment owners

Ritchie Bros. is supporting equipment owners through the COVID-19 crisis with flexible disposition options to improve their cash flow

Union Budget 2020: What?s there for infra equipment?

There are certain key proposals in the Budget 2020 that can boost the sale of infrastructure equipment. But the real opportunity will be visible once the projects take off successfully.

Hyundai CE Europe launches HX300AL crawler excavator

Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) introduced the HX300AL, a 30-tonne Stage V-compliant crawler excavator. This new machine is the ideal workmate for infrastructure works and general construction.

Vertical mounting saves space

B&R's intelligent track system SuperTrak is now available in a vertical-mount variant. This helps to optimise the output per square metre of floor space.

BEML bags Coal India order for dump trucks

BEML bagged order from Coal India for supply of seven units of 150-T and eight units of 205E-T dump trucks under trial-cum-sale along with eight years spare parts contract.

NORD launches UNIVERSAL motor range

NORD has introduced its new UNIVERSAL motor, with 20 models in the range extending from 0.12 kW to 45 kW power.

First AI-enabled microlearning solution from AVEVA, Axonify

AVEVA has strategically partnered with Axonify, a rapidly growing B2B SaaS company and a leader in the microlearning space, to offer adaptive AI-microlearning powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) as part of AVEVA Unified Learning.

U&M orders 30 MTU Series 4000 engines

Rolls-Royce will deliver 30 Series 4000 MTU engines to U&M Mineratpo e Construtpo S/A, a leading earthworks contractor in Brazil. U&M will use the new MTU 12V 4000 C03 engines to repower a fleet of mining trucks and excavators, improving the performance, profitability and sustainability of the machinery.

New space saving lift trucks

Hyster has introduced the new H7.0FTS and H7.0FTS9 space-saving models which lift up to 7-tonnes with 600 mm and 900 mm load centres respectively, alongside the new H8.0FTS with an 8-tonne lift capacity and 600 mm load centre.

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 Opportunities

Upcoming infrastructure projects in metro rail, bridges, railway and irrigation are going to drive the demand for foundation equipment in the coming years, writes Karan Chechi.

We expect a growth of 15-20 per cent after the market opens up

The foundation equipment market is driven by vibratory hammers and RCDs besides piling rigs. Surajit Mukherjee, Managing Director, Suretech Infrastructure, shares more on the market trends.

It can take 3-6 months to get back to a smooth industrial activity

At a time when the industry is going through tough conditions, Putzmeister is taking important steps to support its customers.

We expect more packages from the government

Considering further revenue loss and anticipated reduced demand for the upcoming months, we expect more packages from the government, says VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India.

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.

VECV resumes manufacturing operations in seven plants

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) announced the resumption of manufacturing operations in seven of its plants in the country.

VECV resumes manufacturing operations in seven plants

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) announced the resumption of manufacturing operations in seven of its plants in the country.

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.

JCB India's Pothole Repair Machine

JCB India showcased its all new pothole repair machine at the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) team in New Delhi in presence of officials from DDA, MCD, NDMC, SDMC, EDMC, NRIDA, NHAI etc.

JCB India's Pothole Repair Machine

JCB India showcased its all new pothole repair machine at the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) team in New Delhi in presence of officials from DDA, MCD, NDMC, SDMC, EDMC, NRIDA, NHAI etc.

Volvo CE Unveils Electric Compact Excavator and Wheel Loader

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is delivering on its commitment of "Building Tomorrow" with the unveiling of its first commercial zero-emissions electric compact excavator and wheel loader at bauma Munich.

Volvo CE Unveils Electric Compact Excavator and Wheel Loader

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is delivering on its commitment of "Building Tomorrow" with the unveiling of its first commercial zero-emissions electric compact excavator and wheel loader at bauma Munich.