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JCB launches new range of CEV stage IV compliant wheeled CE

The range includes the 3DX Plus and the 4DX backhoe loaders, the VM117 soil compactor, the 530-70 and the 530-110 telehandlers with engines complying with the new emission norms. For bulk handling, three new wheeled loaders, the 433-4, the 437-4 and the 455-4 were also launched with new engines.

Larsen and Toubro achieved consolidated revenues of Rs 29,335 crore

Larsen and Toubro achieved consolidated revenues of Rs 29,335 crore for the quarter

Hindustan Zinc’s CEO: Automation, AI are changing the way mines operate

Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc, speaks on the current scenario of underground mining in India, and how IoT and digital technologies are evolving in underground mining.

SKF India declares its financial results for Q1 FY22

The revenue from operations of the Company for the period was at Rs 6935.3 million as compared to Rs 3012.4 million in the previous year.

Indian Steel Association welcomes approval of PLI scheme

The Indian Steel Association welcomes the cabinet approval of PLI Scheme

Volvo Group launches CampX in India

CampX by Volvo Group is a global concept for innovation and collaboration, that will further strengthen the Group’s position into the emerging future.

VECV delivered 50 Eicher CNG buses to PMPML

Bus service flagged off by former CM Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil

New Ammann wheeled paver on the market

Ammann has unveiled a paver that relies on European technology and is well suited to customers who focus on larger road projects.

Construction Technology: The need of the hour!

CW is organising the CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT on July 22-23, 2021, virtually to identify proven, innovative and globally established construction technologies.

Dimitrov Krishnan is new President of ICEMA

Dimitrov Krishnan, Managing Director, Volvo Construction Equipment India Pvt Ltd will lead ICEMA, the apex association of CE industry.

Ingersoll Rand helps set up an oxygen plant in Faridabad

The plant will generate 200 LPM of oxygen per day to help the city in its fight against Covid-19.

Kirloskar Group unveils 'Limitless' mission for subsidiaries to enhance customer experience

Kirloskar Group introduced Kirloskar 'Limitless' mission to transform Kirloskar Oil Engines, Kirloskar Chillers, Kirloskar Pneumatic, Kirloskar Ferrous Industries and Kirloskar Industries and undertaken a refresh of their respective business vision.

Volvo launches EC530E and EC550E, the company’s biggest excavators

When joined with large buckets, the EC530E and EC550E are pass-matched to fill articulated haulers in the 30- to 40-ton class, demanding fewer passes to load them and decreasing cycle times.

Rangababu Ch of SKF: Equipment makers are looking for cost-effective solutions

Rangababu Ch, Segment Leader Heavy Industry, SKF, speaks on the emerging technology trends in bearings for CE.

Volvo Trucks India delivers 1000th truck to Mahalaxmi Group

The Volvo FMX 460 8x4 truck was received by Abji Bhai Dholu, the Chairman of Mahalaxmi Group, along with the founder directors of the company Mohan Bhai, Shivji Bhai and Hira Bhai in Ahmedabad.

Liebherr to present its latest innovations at MINExpo 2021

The Liebherr booth #7627 will exhibit new state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and services from Liebherr’s Mining, Mobile Crane, and Components product segments

Skyjack updates design features in TH Telehandler Series

Skyjack has updated several design features on its TH series of telehandlers in response to customer feedback.

JLG's new high-capacity telehandlers, an alternative to wheel loaders

JLG has launched its new high-capacity 2733 telehandler as a viable alternative to wheel loaders.

CASE Construction Equipment bags MP’s Best Employer Brand 2021

The construction equipment manufacturer has garnered this recognition for the second consecutive year.

Ramky Enviro, GHMC partner to launch 2nd C&D recycling facility in Hyderabad

Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) announced the launch of its second Construction and Demolition (C&D) recycling facility in Hyderabad at Fathullaguda, Hayathnagar.

Obituary: SC Modi, MD, Metallizing Equipment

SC Modi (71) Managing Director of Metallizing Equipment Company, India has passed away on May 28, 2021. Born in Jodhpur, he graduated in mechanical engineering in 1971 from the University of Jodhpur.

Doosan now offers Trimble Earthworks excavator machine control

The easiest and fastest way to jump into grade control technology on a machine is to have it installed at the factory.

Rio Tinto to launch world’s first autonomous water trucks at Gudai-Darri

Three water trucks, developed through a successful collaboration with the leading equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar, will join Gudai-Darri's fleet of Caterpillar heavy mobile equipment, including autonomous haul trucks and production drills.

When protecting operators from dust exposure becomes non negotiable

Atlas Copco DCP30 pneumatic dust collector, the first-of-its-kind in India, has been working for 400 hours over five months for Shaheen Granites in a dressing application in a dimensional stone industry (DSI) granite quarry in Chimakurthi, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh.

The recent MHE market demand is on the uptrend”

Pre-Covid Indian MHE market has shown double digit CAGR since 2014. In-spite of Covid-19 pandemic and business being at standstill for almost four months in 2020, we saw a fast-paced recovery since August 2020, and witnessed the highest ever MHE market in March 2021 and in Q1 2021 which was fuelled by growth in economic activities.

Crushing it!

With an increase in mining activities and infrastructure development in India, the demand for crushing and screening equipment will also rise.

There are huge untapped opportunities in the crushers & screens market

V Senthilkumar, Managing Director, Propel Industries

Predictive maintenance: A new paradigm in heavy equipment

Predictive maintenance can help fleets avoid breakdowns while reducing maintenance costs by predicting when parts will fail based on performance data and other information

Tata Signa 1918.K with Fuel Intelligent 5L Turbotronn engine

Tata Motors Construck MCV tippers have always been the preferred choice for customers with the wide range of product options that ensure sustained profitability for the business

Eicher’s heavy-duty truck range focuses heavily on uptime

VE Commercial vehicles is known to offer a robust product portfolio in the heavy-duty range, starting from 18.5T to 55T and Pro 3019, Pro 6028T, Pro 6028TM, Pro 6048 and 8035XM are some of our best performing models in this segment.

ABB’s Dodge Bearings & Power Transmission announces move to Bridgeway Station

Hughes Investments Inc. announced June 25 Dodge Bearings and Power Transmission, a division of global technology company ABB, will relocate its headquarters to a 75,000-square-foot building to the growing BridgeWay Station development in Mauldin.

Trimble helps remove 7 MMT of greenhouse gas emissions annually

Global construction technology leader Trimble released its 2020 Sustainability Report recently.

Improving Machine Productivity

While the pandemic affected all industries, it positively contributed to the bearings industry. By accelerating value chain processes, and building future capabilities, the industry quickly adapted to meet the demands.

VÖGELE MT 3000-2 OFFSET Power Feeder: Paving the roads for the future

VÖGELE is the world market leader in Asphalt paving and offers a right paver for every application with various combination of different paving widths and also offers state-of-the-art Power Feeders especially for the large-scale job sites to offer reliable, uninterrupted transfer of mix to the pavers.

Govt programmes will have direct impact on demand for bearings in the CE market

Sanjay Koul, Chairman and Managing Director, Timken India Limited

Buildings to store energy using innovative concrete-based battery

The energy density of new cement-based batteries is ten times that of older concrete batteries

Hüffermann sets up new rental fleet with tower cranes from Liebherr

Hüffermann Krandienst GmbH has purchased 70 Liebherr tower cranes in one go to set up its new rental fleet. A symbolic handover recently took place during a visit to Liebherr’s production facilities in Biberach..

Tata Motors bags order of 15 hydrogen-based fuel cell buses from Indian Oil

The buses will be used to evaluate the potential of developing hydrogen-based PEM fuel-cell technology in India

Obituary: SC Modi, MD, Metallizing Equipment

SC Modi (71) Managing Director of Metallizing Equipment Company, India has passed away on May 28, 2021. Born in Jodhpur, he graduated in mechanical engineering in 1971 from the University of Jodhpur.

Deepak Shetty of JCB: We have pioneered integration of digital tech in our machines

In an exclusive interaction with Equipment India, Deepak Shetty, CEO and MD, JCB India, speaks on the current market for telehandlers, and major changes taking place in terms of technology.

Rio Tinto to launch world’s first autonomous water trucks at Gudai-Darri

Three water trucks, developed through a successful collaboration with the leading equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar, will join Gudai-Darri's fleet of Caterpillar heavy mobile equipment, including autonomous haul trucks and production drills.

Trimble helps remove 7 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually

According to the report’s findings, Trimble’s solutions contribute to fuel savings around the world that are equivalent to an estimated reduction of 7 million metric tons in greenhouse gas emissions.

BPE plans to ramp up channel presence in Southern market

At present BPE has 39 active channel partners and aim to appoint 100+ partners by the end of 2022. BPE will be hiring manpowerin the senior management, technical support and sales.

Arvind Garg of L&T: I foresee huge demand for hydraulic excavators

Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head-Construction & Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro, speaks on the various product offerings from your company in the HEX segment.

Sanjay Saxena of Sany: Covid second wave has hit production

Sanjay Saxena, Senior Vice President & Head of Heavy Equipment Business Unit, Sany Heavy Industry India, speaks on the technology trends in foundation equipment and accessories, and the latest products and solutions offered by the company.

ABB, Axpo partner to make green hydrogen more accessible

Companies sign Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop a pilot project in Italy.

Vedanta Aluminium launches maiden Sustainable Development Report

Launched on World Environment Day, the report captures sustainability performance highlights of FY 2019-20.

VECV launches Eicher Skyline Ambulance

Ambulance range aligned to ongoing efforts to modernize medical infrastructure

Caterpillar acquires Marble Robot

Caterpillar Inc. announced they’ve acquired select assets and hired employees from San Francisco, Cal. based robot and autonomy technology solutions company Marble Robot, Inc.

Volvo & Norrhydro develop electro-hydraulic solution

Volvo Construction Equipment and Finland’s Norrhydro have developed a digital hydraulic actuator that increases productivity while cutting fuel bills and CO2 emissions in construction applications.

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.

Second wave of pandemic has hit the production

Incorporated in 2002, SANY India was and offers the widest range of construction machinery in India and South Asia. Presently, SANY India offers products like excavators, truck mounted cranes, all-terrain and rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, transit mixers, batching plants, boom pumps, trailer pumps, piling rigs, motor graders, pavers, compactors, reach stackers, rubber tyred gantry cranes, rail-mounted gantry cranes, mining equipment, wind turbine generators and many more. The company has already established a strong network of around 28 dealers and 135+ outlets across India to cater to the growing demand and provide sales and service support to all its customers and associates.

The all-rounder

Integration of advanced technologies such as telematics and fleet management systems are providing a positive outlook to the market for telehandlers.

We have pioneered integration of digital tech in our machines

As the Indian market matures, global best practices are making their way into the Indian material handling industry. There is an increased focus on safety and productivity on work sites which presents us with the opportunity of introducing products with the latest and state-of-the-art technology in India.

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.

In 2022, the market for hydraulic excavators may touch 25,000 units

Last year, the excavator market touched 18,000 units. The start of last year was good. Later on the numbers dipped due to Covid-19 pandemic. However from September onwards, the market picked up.

We expect the demand to grow for hydraulic excavators

Arvind K Garg, Executive Vice-President and Head-Construction & Mining Machinery Business, Larsen & Toubro

With infra plans in place, there will be continuous growth for hydraulic excavators

Initially during first quarter of FY2021 there was decline in sales of hydraulic excavators due to pandemic. During second quarter the sales have improved and subsequently, during third and fourth quarter the sales of crawler excavators has picked up and ended with a total sales growth of 8 per cent compared to previous FY2020.

We expect the market for hydraulic excavators to grow by 20%

The excavator market peaked in FY2018-19 following three years of sustained growth led by increased government focus and investment in the infrastructure sector.

Tata Motors ‘Construck’ Range Of Mining Tippers

The mining sector is the backbone of the country’s growing economy, by providing valuable raw materials required by all major Industries. Sectors like power generation depend on continuous feeding of large amounts of coal for thermal power plants. With Industrial output and infrastructure on the rise, the need for iron ore, limestone, stone and other minerals/ores are growing as well. Growth in irrigation projects involving building of dams, tunnels, culverts, canals as well propel the demand.

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.

Siemens acquires TimeSeries

Acquisition of TimeSeries to expand Xcelerator portfolio through development of industry-specific apps built on Mendix platform

A powerful transmission

Transmission, a key component in a construction equipment vehicle, plays a major role to the functionality of the vehicle, especially in the high frequency and heavy application.

Siemens delivers next-gen verification system

Siemens Digital Industries Software has recently unveiled its next-generation Veloce™ hardware-assisted verification system for the rapid verification of highly sophisticated, next-generation integrated circuit (IC) designs.

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.

Specialist Trailer Hire delivers first STEPSTAR trailer from Goldhofer

STH was able to hand over the first 4-axle STEPSTAR to its customer Quinto Crane & Plant

Siemens delivers next-gen verification system

New offering seamlessly combines next-generation virtual platform, hardware emulation, and FPGA prototyping technologies to help accelerate verification cycles

HIL announces Q4 and FY 2020-21 results

Consolidated EBITDA stood at Rs.114.8 crore despite strains faced due to second wave of COVID-19 in the domestic as well as the overseas market

Caterpillar: Celebrating 96 years

We’ve changed together as the world has changed: creating, building, problem solving, innovating, testing, servicing and improving.

Numaligarh Refinery to use Honeywell tech to produce cleaner-burning diesel

Honeywell announced Numaligarh Refinery (NRL), a public sector undertaking under the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, will use UOP technology to produce cleaner-burning diesel fuel in compliance with India’s BS-VI emission standards and increase crude oil conversion.

NHAI to make network survey vehicle use mandatory for road condition survey

In line with its commitment to provide better roads to commuters, NHAI has decided to deploy Network Survey Vehicle (NSV) to enhance quality of the national highways.

Vedanta, research institutes sign MoU for value-creation from bauxite residue

Vedanta, India’s largest producer of aluminium and its value-added products, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for value-creation from bauxite residue (red mud), which is a by-product generated during processing of bauxite into alumina using the Bayer process.

L&T secures EPC order to establish world’s largest solar PV plant

The Renewables arm of Larsen & Toubro’s Power Transmission & Distribution Business has secured a turnkey EPC contract, from the consortium of ACWA Power and the Water and Electricity Holding Company (a subsidiary of the Public Investments Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF)), for Sudair Solar PV Project of 1.5GW capacity.

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.

JCB’s range of CEV stage IV backhoe loaders

India’s leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment, JCB India flagged off its new range of CEV Stage IV backhoe loaders at its Headquarters at Ballabgarh (Delhi-NCR). The range includes the new 3DX Plus, the 3DX Xtra, the 3DX Super and the 4DX to meet a wide range of applications for customers.

New Liebherr R 928 G8 crawler excavator

The R 928 G8 crawler excavator is a completely new model, developed and produced by Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar.

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.

Fuel tracking solution’s penetration is less than 1% of the overall commercial fleet size

Nigraani provides IoT (Internet of Things) solutions to commercial fleet operators to help them track their diesel consumption with 99 per cent accuracy and fleet operation metrics. The SaaS (Software as a Service) model helps avoid any overhead of setting up an IT team to manage hardware/software.

We believe that it will take at least a year for the market to stabilise

Incorporated in 1990, Suretech Infrastructure offers specialised infrastructure construction and foundation engineering equipment and materials to the building and construction industry, throughout the Indian Sub-Continent.

Laying a strong foundation

The demand for foundation equipment in India has been growing at the rate of 25 to 30 per cent year on year basis.

Opportunities in bulk for cement

As per estimates of total projects to be sanctioned and those upcoming and under construction across sectors, the hope is to see better days ahead—quantitatively and qualitatively—for the cement industry.

YoY demand for concrete equipment will be at 20-25% in today’s scenario

Incorporated in June 1998, and commencing its manufacturing operations in 1999, Schwing Stetter India is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Schwing GmbH, a $1.30 billion German concreting machinery manufacturer and a part of XCMG group.

B&R introduces high-end PC for mobile machinery

Tractors and implements can optimise harvesting efficiency, for example, by exchanging information such as speed and load capacity.

Achieving sustainable energy savings by fixing air compressor leaks

Leaks in the air compressors often tend to get ignored, but they can be a considerable source of energy wastage in an industrial compressed air system. The method of leak quantification can help in formulating a strategy to take a sustainable action on the compressed air leaks. How should you prioritise fixing quantified leaks and why is air audit expertise necessary in doing so? Conrad Latham of Atlas Copco explains.

Liebherr achieves over Euro 10 bn in annual turnover

Despite the modest slowdown of the global economy, Liebherr registered a strong volume of orders in the first quarter of 2020. Starting at the end of the first quarter, the coronavirus pandemic began to affect business activities in many markets.

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane from Liebherr

Mobile construction cranes are predestined to be used as taxi cranes and, with this in mind, the MK 73-3.1 is also designed for one-man operation.

Sany embraces new emission norms; launches 4 new truck cranes

As the nation is ushering into new emission standards, Sany India, a global leader in the CE Industry has successfully embraced the Bharat CEV Stage IV norms and upgraded and launched four new truck cranes; STC250C, STC450C, STC600C, and STC800C in the market.

Kevin Lichtenstein joins ArcVera

ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar and storage projects, has recruited Kevin Lichtenstein as Director - Solar Energy Group, Global.

New Liebherr R 928 G8 crawler excavator

The new model positioned between the R 926 G8 and the R 930 G8 complements the current Generation 8 series, which already includes 7 models with a gross vehicle weight of 22 to 45 tonnes.

CW Maharashtra mega virtual conference focuses on opportunities

Platform at unprecedented scale to attract the biggest names

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.

Liebherr achieves over Euro 10 bn in annual turnover

In 2020, the Liebherr Group achieved a turnover of Euro 10,341 million. Compared to the previous year, the company posted a decline of Euro 1,409 million, or 12%.

The D-factor

Where the demand will be coming from for the construction equipment industry?

Service sourcing strategies will lead transformation of Indian logistics ecosystem

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.

Leading mining companies are now taking steps towards digitalisation

Alok Kumar Verma, Director – Mining Business (India Region), Hexagon Mining, elaborates on the mining scenario in India and how digital solutions can transform the industry.