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Fully loaded with opportunities

For a construction site to function without a loader may be impossible. Add to this the fact that the awareness to use the right tool for the right job is growing. The future of loaders looks bright despite the recent slowdown. The influx of new technology is ensuring that they are ever versatile and profitable to operate.

Wheel loader market is dominated by 120-150 HP range equipment

In the current context, users prefer wheel loaders that deliver higher productivity at lesser operating costs, along with enhanced servicing of their machines across their work cycle.

Achieve efficiency & profitability with right lubrication solution

The Indian steel industry had been expanding till March 2020 with its Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) over 50. However, the pandemic, subsequent lockdowns and supply-side constraints have deeply affected operations.

There is a lot of pent-up demand in market that needs to be catered to

Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech Material Handling Systems (India), elaborates on the company’s activities and the market trends post pandemic scenario.

Mini Machines, Maximum Demand

The demand for compact equipment from urban projects is expected to continue.

Grove GMK5150L proves a reliable allrounder for Austrian company HABAU

Since May 2018, a Grove GMK5150L has been in use in the precast parts assembly department of Austrian company HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft m.b.H. – to the satisfaction of everyone.

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.

Banking on Policy Support

Crawler cranes market is looking for a revival after a sluggish performance over the last few years. The market will rely on the budget proposals for the National Infrastructure Pipeline for the coming years.

Supporting Limestone Production

Terex MPS plant aids limestone production for JSW Cement in the Middle East.

Enhancing Production optimisation

Konecranes India is capitalising on its local and global steel industry successes to target growing demand in maintenance and production optimisation expertise to support the country's local production growth and export push.

Looking for new growth avenues

The growth of crawler cranes market is stagnant with lagging demand from heavy lift applications. However, the market is expected to bounce back with the demand for medium capacity lift applications from the upcoming infrastructure development projects.

Increasing productivity at steel plant

Four specially-engineered E-Series excavators from Volvo are boosting production levels at Hwanyoung Steel's factory in Chungnam, Korea.

Vertical Growth

Tower crane market is now on revival path, which was going through a lull period till recently. Going forward, a steady growth of real estate market could see a further momentum in tower cranes.

An Uphill Road Ahead

Out of about nine lakh construction equipment operators in India, only9,000 operators are certified by Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC).

Making steel plant productive, efficient and profitable

Steel industry is fundamental to every nation owing to the usage of steel in a plethora of industries.

Increased ODI, better savings

Steel is one of India's largest industry sectors in terms of value and volume. As of 2016, India was the world's third largest producer of steel.

KIOCL to explore iron ore, gold in two states

KIOCL will take up exploration of iron ore and gold in Tirupur (Tamil Nadu) and Mysuru (Karnataka), respectively. Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh said that KIOCL has also been recognised as a mineral exploration entity under the MMDR Act 1957 for carrying out works in the country.

Productivity and cost are key in equipment selection

We are involved in almost all types of construction projects, both in India and abroad. We are the pioneers in pile foundation works in India and execute various kinds of piling works like cast-in-situ driven piles, precast driven piles, jointed precast piles, precast pre-bored piles, bored piles, steel piles, composite piles, marine piles etc.

JSW to set up captive port in Odisha

JSW Infrastructure has announced an investment of Rs 2,000 crore to set up a captive port at Jatadhari Muhan, near Paradip in Odisha. The port would have a capacity to handle 10 million tonne of cargo in the beginning, which could be subsequently raised to 20 million tonne.

JSW to set up captive port in Odisha

JSW Infrastructure has announced an investment of Rs 2,000 crore to set up a captive port at Jatadhari Muhan near Paradip, in Odisha. Initially, the port would have a capacity to handle 10 million tonnes of cargo, which could be subsequently raised to 20 million tonnes.

Demand may shift towards higher capacity cranes

Pick-and-carry cranes are used for a wide range of material handling tasks and are capable of travelling good a distance on roads, i.e., they have good inter-site mobility.

On A moderate growth

Pick-and-carry crane is a product that is unique to India. It has a rigid (as opposed to a revolving) superstructure, and is essentially a material handler that is used on a wide variety of light lifting tasks which in other countries would probably be done by an industrial crane or a telescopic handler.

Shell Lubricants organises Metals Technology Forum

Shell Lubricants organised the 5th edition of its Metals Technology Forum in Mumbai. The forum was attended by leading industry experts in the metal and steel industry, to discuss the challenges faced by the lubricants industry and find solutions for the same.

Shell Lubricants organises Metals Technology Forum

Shell Lubricants organised the 5th edition of its Metals Technology Forum in Mumbai. The forum was attended by leading industry experts in the metal and steel industry, to discuss the challenges faced by the lubricants industry and find solutions for the same.

ElectroMech Solution to Valmonts Application

Valmont is a world-renowned company that manufactures street lighting poles, traffic signal poles, utility poles, communication poles and poles to light up large sports complexes and stadiums, with manufacturing locations spread around the world.

Effective Market Interactions

Eaton Technology Day highlights reliable and critical operating solutions for processing, oil & gas and pharmaceutical industries. Power management company Eaton hosted a Technology Day in Vishakhapatnam (Vizag)

Craning for Opportunities

From a global perspective, the equipment rental industry in India is in its nascent stage. Currently, the average off take for rental is 7-8 per cent of the annual equipment production in India as against up to 80 per cent in developed countries like UK, South Korea and others.

A Versatile Loader

The LiuGong CLG818C BSIII is equipped with Kirloskar 4R1040TC engine with rated power of 56kw. Ideally suited for the Indian market, the CLG818C BSIII meets India?s BSIII emission standard.

Innovations by L&T

Since its entry into the construction and mining equipment industry in India, Larsen & Toubro has made rapid strides to become one of the leading companies in the industry with its products and innovations. Arvind Garg elaborates.

Make In India Week

Over 8,000 Indian industry leaders and 13 Union Ministers attended the event. Seventeen state exhibitions and several country pavilions have been built at the centre. The country pavilions include exhibitions from Sweden, Germany and South Korea.

Bhoir Group buys six LR 1300 SX Liebherr crawler cranes

Crane rental company Bhoir Group, headquartered in Mumbai, has placed an order of six new LR 1300 SX and three units of derrick equipment. The LR 1300 SX crawler crane is a 300 t class machine manufactured at Liebherr-Werk Nenzing, Austria.

JSPL dispatches India?s longest ever rails to DFCCIL

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) flagged off India?s longest ever rails measuring 260 m to the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL).

CE Hydraulic Cylinders - Bright Future Ahead

On ground demand of construction equipment (CE) spurs the requirement of hydraulic cylinders for various essential applications by the OEMs. EQUIPMENT INDIA zeroes in on this segment to develop granular market insights.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Hydraulic cylinders have wide application area ranging primarily construction equipment, manufacturing machinery, civil engineering equipment etc.

Customized excavator helps Indonesian steel plant hit close to 100% recycling

Nine Volvo CE machines, including a specially adapted excavator, have helped a steel producer in Cilegon, Indonesia recycle over 97% of the waste material from its steel-making process. In the two years since the machines arrived the customer is reporting excellent success.

Value for Money

LiuGong is a leader in the design and production of wheel loaders. Excavators, bulldozers, motor graders, skidsteers, etc are other major equipment ranges. The company places intense emphasis on quality and aftersales service. It is evident from the responses from its two major customers.

Front-end Loaders Dominate Rentals

Market information on rental industry is extremely fragmented. No accurate or authentic data is available in the industry to support this activity. Having said that, as per available information gleaned from various sources, the industry size for 2-3 cu m bucket capacity front-end loader is estimated to be in excess of 20,000 units in India.

Heavy Lift Anablers

India has witnessed an influx of new software-assisted multiple application-specific boom configured heavy lifters. Despite the economic slowdown taking the wind out of the sail for the heavy lift cranes? suppliers

Craning for Opportunities

Despite a prolonged dip in demand for the last three years the power sector, especially wind mills and renewed focus on infrastructure, and core sectors like cement and steel are expected to drive the demand for heavy duty cranes.

Tata Steel is best performing integrated steel plant

Tata Steel was conferred with the Prime Minister?s Trophy at Rourkela for being the ?Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant

Tata Steel achieves new milestone

Tata Steel achieved a new milestone of becoming the first Indian steel plant to produce 10 million tonne per annum (mtpa) of hot metal from a single location.

A young achiever

A BE Mechanical and MBA Marketing, Rahul Rathod, Manager - Business Development, Fagioli, has over seven years of experience in construction equipment industry.

A Game Changer

With Krishnapatnam Port soon becoming the hub for industrialisation in the region, coal imports are surging with an expectation to hit 100 mtpa in the next 10 years. Krishnapatnama Port Company Ltd (KPCL) has always been a step ahead of the demand by increasing its port capacity and operational efficiency.

Lifting Solutions

The future trend in material handling systems will be towards lighter, higher-efficiency equipment. The power consumption, material of construction, operating noise levels and eco-friendly features of this equipment will play a big role while introducing

ElectroMech Cranes to Support BMM Ispat

BMM Group has placed order for 13 cranes with ElectroMech for its ongoing steel plant expansion project. BMM Ispat is a Rs 2,000-crore company, part of the renowned BMM Group. The plant at Danapur, Hospet, Karnataka

We offer customised and modular innovative access system solutions.

We always think out of the box and provide innovative, cost-effective solutions for architectural challenges, says Siraj Dalvi, Managing Director, Simple Engineering Solutions. Excerpts from the interview

Our sweeping machines come with innovative features

NHAI and other bodies should specify that sweeping machines should be capable of dry sweeping, without the need to spray water and it should have dust filters to achieve PM10 dust emission norms, as stipulated/accepted world-wide, says Ashok Nagpal, Executive Director, TPS Infrastructure.

The strategic leader

Sanjeev Ranjan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Copper Association India (ICAI) since April 2011. He is also fulfilling the role of Sub-Regional Director of West Asia. ICAI is part of the worldwide network of copper promotion centres of the International Copper Association (ICA).

The Indian lubricants industry is expected to grow at 11.5 per cent

Synthetic lubricants in all applications are becoming more popular and widely used worldwide. While it is estimated that the current consumption of synthetic lubricants is about six per cent of the global lubricants consumption,

Accessing new height

Siraj Dalvi, Managing Director of Simple Engineering Solutions, is a mechanical engineer by profession having more than 32 years of experience for working in the access system/equipment industry and over 12 years of experience in heading an enterprise, which caters to various requirements of the construction industry.

AMW appoints dealer in South Chhattisgarh

AMW Motors (AMW) has announced the appointment of Zee Autoplaza as its dealer for South Chhattisgarh. Zee Autoplaza is based in Raipur and will provide customers a full range of services including vehicle sales, financing assistance, maintenance and repair, spare parts support including a 24x7 call centre. Zee Autoplaza will be responsible for growing AMW?s business in the South Chhattisgarh region that includes Raipur, Mahasamundh, Tilda, Balodabazar, Bhatapara, Kawardha, Bemetara, Durg, Bhilai

Crawling Now, To Pick Up Soon?

Despite the muted demand due to lack of new projects in the power sector, the crawler cranes segment is expected to register good growth once the new projects are taken up after the general elections, writes Sudheer Vathiyath.India is a huge market for crawler cranes, especially higher capacity crawlers. This is mainly due to increasing demand in thermal power sector, nuclear power sector, steel plants, refinery expansions and wind power sector. However, the market has slowed down in the last tw

Safety is a major issue in crawlers segment

Ajay Kumar Somani, Director-Mobile Crane Division, Liebherr India: We have redesigned our cranes drastically to increase its capacity without any change in basic machine. We have also come out with ?P? boom in 1,000T and 1,350T capacity cranes, new boom configuration like SL 10 in our 600T cranes.

MoEF defers decision regarding Rajgammar UG coal block

The environment ministry has deferred a decision on granting clearance to underground coal mining project of Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd in the state of Chhattisgarh. The said company is seeking environment clearance for Rajgammar underground coal mine project located in Korba district of Chhattisgarh.

Our USP is service. That's what gives us an edge

Within two years, we have reached a turnover of Rs 4.5 crore and our target is Rs 10 crore for next year. Also, we are trying to reach each and every industry that is looking for a better service option

We are optimistic that we will see some positive signs in 2014

Overall, this year will be good for mobile cranes in India. For us, the key will be building our support network and ensuring we are well-positioned for the opportunities that come along in 2014.

Liebherr LR 1300 delivers success at great heights

The Bhoir Group?s Liebherr LR 1300, the 300 t crawler crane manufactured by Liebherr Werk Nenzing, Austria created a breakthrough by lifting 8.3 t with 86 m main boom + 89 m luffing jib + derrick with 50 t of suspended counterweight. This splendid lift was carried out at a radius of 53 m and the load was placed at a height of 118 m. The crane is working in a cement plant in Chhattisgarh. The magnificent boom combination and excellent load capacity of the machine made the lift extremely easy with

Bulk material handling and processing solutions

Bevcon Wayors offers new generation innovative conveying systems for bulk material handling and processing solutions for core industries like power, steel, cement mining and minerals.

Intelligent Lifting Solutions

Steel industry has the toughest and most demanding operating conditions. Equipment India finds out intelligent lifting solutions offered by major players. Lifting equipment in the steel industry is subject to the roughest conditions like extremely high and variable ambient temperatures, difficult and heavy loads

Konecranes invests heavily in R&D to bring in new technologies and innovation.

The future trend in material handling systems will be lighter and higher-efficiency equipment. The power consumption, material of construction, operating noise levels and eco-friendly features of these equipment will play a big role while introducing new products in the market, says Saeesh Nevrekar, Country Manager & Managing Director, WMI Konecranes India

Our cranes have some of the best safety features.

Demag is probably the only company among crane manufacturers with the largest field force. Our services include installation and commissioning, warranty and post warranty services and support through parts, says Vidyakant Miraje, Business Head - Process Cranes, Demag Cranes and Components (I). Excerpts from the interview.

In search of a strong foundation

Absence of big ticket projects such as greenfield power and steel plant projects, crashed out rental rates and surplus of idling equipment, and the cash flow crisis - the overall scenario of the foundation equipment market from the micro point of view seems to be grim, even though from the macro point of view few metro projects seem to have given a bit of relief to the industry.

We are seeking a growth of 200 per cent this year

We have a major focus on our after sales service. The Friends Equipment team is a sales and service provider for heavy machinery and totally dedicated to the construction industry.

OEMs are confident in our technical capabilities to deliver cost-effective solutions

We are working overtime with our OE customers and media supplier's to develop new high-efficiency and high-capacity filters which are a must for new generation engines as reduced clearances to meet stringent emission norms are putting extra pressure on much better contamination control,

Die lubrication using zero maintenance spraying system

In closed die forging, use of effective spraying system enables benefits like proper die lubrication, maintenance of correct die temperature and prevention of over-heating or cooling of die, prevention of wastage of die lubricant, ease of forging production and ease of lubrication operation

Upward and mobile

The requirement for higher capacity mobile cranes with advanced features is growing due to continuous change in heavy lift sizes, besides a growing customer preference for mobile cranes with better safety features and technology.

Liebherr cranes are designed and manufactured according the highest safety norms

It will be much sensible to ask for a crane functional test and load test certification from a reputed third-party inspector before import. This will restrict the number of junk cranes coming into India. Also, the project people should have very strict controls on quality, selection of suitable equipment and timely completion of the job, says Ajay Kumar Somani, Director, Mobile Crane Division, Liebherr India.

Court issues notices on PIL

Media reports indicate that the Andhra Pradesh High Court issued notices to the concerned authorities in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the granting of the Bayyaram mining lease to Rashtriya Ispat Nigam (Visakhapatnam Steel Plant). JayaPrakasha Rao, retired associate professor of Osmania University, and two others of Khammam district filed a PIL with the court challenging the state government's decision to grant iron ore mining lease to the

SAIL may produce more ore due to Gua mine clearance

The government's move to give forest clearance for mining by Steel Authority of India (SAIL) in the Gua iron ore mines in Jharkhand may boost raw material supply for its steel plant. The company plans to increase the production of iron ore, which is a key raw material for steel making, as part of its steel capacity expansion projects

JSW Steel's auto grade steel plant

JSW Steel will commission the first phase of its new 2.3 million tonne plant, which will produce high-grade automotive steel, by September this year.

Resumption of mining may enable JSW to attain high output capacity

Sheshagiri Rao, Group Chief Financial Officer of JSW Group informed that the company could attain 80 percent capacity utilisation at its facility once the category B mines resumes operation. When mining of iron ore was banned in Karnataka since July 2011, the company's 10 million tonne per annum (mn tpa) steel plant at its flagship factory at Vijay

Mac,s Vast Product Range

Mac Marketing Corporation offers products ranging from bearings, assemblies, flow controllers to turntables.Mac Marketing Corporation has introduced various ranges of bearings, clamping/locking assemblies, flow controllers and self lubricating bushes.The special kind of bearings called combined bearings which are widely used for combined radial and thrust load for linear motion applications have the following features:

Mac's product range

Mac Marketing Corporation offers products ranging from bearings, assemblies, flow controllers to turntables. Mac Marketing Corporation has introduced various ranges of bearings, clamping/locking assemblies, flow controllers and self lubricating bushes.

We provide innovative solutions for architectural challenges

If a project needs to be completed in time, efficient access equipment/machine needs to be deployed, as early completion of project will bring down the overall cost. There is an urgent need of legislation or some kind of Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) certification, says Siraj Dalvi, Managing Director, Simple Engineering Solutions. Excerpts from the interview.

Surging ahead

In the long term, we see high demand worldwide for mobile cranes, supported by the sectors of infrastructure, refineries, chemicals, and energy, with wind power playing a particularly important part. The Liebherr Mobile Crane Division is based in Ehingen, Germany, where it operates manufacturing facilities covering a built-over area of 220,000 sq m on a total surface of 840,000 sq m,

Vertical Man and Material Handling Solutions

Universal launches vertical man and material handling, ideal for construction sites from three-storey to a hundred storey. Pune-based Universal Construction Machinery Equipment has launched the unique concept of providing complete solution in vertical man and material handling at construction sites. The solution consists of a synchronised range of vertical material handling equipment like tower crane, passenger-cum-material lift, works platform,

Bevcon Goes from Strength to Strength

Bevcon Wayors is among India?s leading providers of high-quality, technologically advanced integrated bulk material handling and processing solutions.Formed with the intent of catering to the rising demand for bulk material handling solutions, Bevcon Wayors has come a long way by evolving as an industry leader that offers high-quality, technologically advanced bulk material handling systems.

Vertical MH solution

Pune-based Universal Construction Machinery Equipment has launched the unique concept of providing complete solution in vertical man and material handling at construction sites. The solution is specifically aimed at construction sites both residential and commercial buildings, power plants, cement and steel plants and other industrial projects. The solution is ideal for construction sites from three-storey to 100-storey.

Manitowocs products are built to the highest possible standards

Manitowoc has more than a hundred years of experience in manufacturing cranes.Our global competence means we produce cranes of the highest quality that have a proven track record on an international scale.

Used crane without any restriction on age is a big danger from safety points

The market looked good in 2010-11 and 2011-12, but since April 2012, it is in decline. Shortage of floating money, difficulties in getting term loans, a payment crisis in the market, shortage of coal supply for new power plants, reduction in tax advantage in windmill investments etc.

Integrated Solutions

Today in India, the mobile crane market is largely oriented towards and segmented on the straight boom concept. At the lower end, it is the popular pick and carry cranes built on a tractor base, and at the higher end, it is the truck-mounted heavy duty cranes.

Anupam bags Rs 130 cr SAIL contract

Crane manufacturer Anupam Indu?s?tries bagged a Rs 130 crore order to supply 22 cranes and hoists of various capacities at the Rourkela Steel Plant of Steel Authority of India (SAIL). This is within a year of it forming a joint venture with Japanese heavy engineering player Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to manufacture port cranes and material handling equi?p?ment for domestic and global markets.

Higher, cleaner and safer

The access equipment industry in India is in a nascent stage but once the awareness about the utility and application of this versatile product line spreads, and once we have legislation in place for the use of such equipment for any work done at a height, the future looks quite bright. EQUIPMENT INDIA finds out the details from the major players in the industry.

We offer a unique service experience

We have been following a zero accident policy and maintaining this consistently since we came into the business. If there is proper prequalification and competitive bidding, or a challenging project, we invariably win it, says Siraj Dalvi, Managing Director, Simple Engineering Solutions.

Waiting for the Rejig

The foundation has always been the starting point and the most important part of any project. The foundation industry in India though, is still struggling from lack of attention and want of new projects.

Advanced automation solutions can help add more safety features

We have many norms but the main thing is to really implement them in our day- to- day working, says Saeesh Nevrekar, Deputy Country Manager, Konecranes.

Crane Safety

It is encouraging to see that the bigger players in the industry have started placing significant importance on the safety aspect of the shop floor.

Big Crane Deal for Konecranes

WMI Konecranes bags an order from JSW Steel worth Rs 58 crore. WMI Konecranes has bagged the order to supply total 21 heavy-duty cranes to JSW steel worth Rs 58 crore.

TIL is committed to providing total solutions to its customers

TIL has been in the port segment for a long time and their current offerings include a range of equipment for material handling at ports like ship-to-shore cranes, level luffing cranes, rubber tyre gantries, reach sta?ckers, empty container handlers, la?den container handlers and mobile cranes,

ChTZ has proven strategy for meeting all challenges.

The machines we offer are embedded with the latest technology; like the mining dozer of 400 hp, which is an example of electromechanical trans?mission par exce?llence, says D Naidu, Director, ChTZ India,

Elecon wins Rs 33-cr order

Elecon Engineering Company announced that their MHE Division has procured a prestigious order of Rs. 33 crore from Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited for design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, erection, start up, testing and commissioning, and PG test for four sets of wagon tippler with side arm charger and commissioning spares for Raw Materials Handling systems (Packaging 1) project of NMDC steel plant at Nagarnar, Chhattisgarh.

We will be investing in new product lines and aim to cross the $500-mn turnover mark by 2015

In a significant strategic decision, Terex Corp has recently acquired Demag Cranes, world?s leading German manufacturer of all kinds of cranes, for nearly $1.5 billion.

Gmmco ties up with Junttan

Gmmco has recently tied up with Junttan OY, pioneers in the hydraulic piling technology. Junttan hydraulic piling hammers and other foundation equipment are complementary products to Gmmco?s existing marketing programme.

We aim to be a single window tyre solution provider

?Trident offers a range of solid and pneumatic tyres for a wide range of material handling equipment such as forklifts, reach stackers, container handlers, rough terrain forklifts.

Grove crane for BMM Ispat

One of India?s leading metal fabrication companies, BMM Ispat, is using a new Grove GMK6300 all-terrain crane to handle heavy-lift work at its plant in Hospet, Karnataka.

We understand the needs of OEM customers

New emission norms are certain to bring in changes in filtration requirements as tolerance levels are becoming finer, hence better contamination control is required for protection of engine components especially in air and fuel filtration,? says Manjit Prabhakar, Managing Director, Filtration Effects.

Clear Days Ahead

The Rs 500-crore industrial filter market is buoyant as the growth is definitely on an upward curve.

Golden Chance

In a growing economy, the construction equipment market mirrors the patterns of infrastructure development.