Schaeffler India launches ‘OPTIME’

It is an efficient and easy-to-use low-cost solution designed specifically for comprehensive condition monitoring of all process-critical assets across entire machine and equipment.

Monitoring All Assets in a Single App

Schaeffler OPTIME makes condition monitoring cost-effective for all plant assets.

Recognising Excellence

Gandhi Automations once again bagged two awards in a row at the prestigious events across two diverse industries, Automation Industry Leader 2020 and Automation Supplier of the Year 2020.

Brokk adds G32 grapple for soft demolition

Brokk, the world?s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, offers the compact G32 grapple for soft demolition, separation and sorting.

Infrastructure push drives CE demand

With the government is pushing for more infrastructure development in the country, construction equipment market will see demand growth in future.

Elematic showcases innovations at Big 5

Elematic has introduced its newly launched Extruder E9 casting machine at The Big 5 exhibition in Dubai. Elematic Modifier E9 offers accurate, fast and flexible marking and digging of cutting lines and openings.

We have a portfolio of advanced products

Equipment working at construction and mining sites are open to extreme conditions. Rupinder Paintal, Director of Market Development, ExxonMobil Lubricants, elaborates on the new generation lubricants that can enhance the efficiency of construction and mining equipment.

Liebherr Crawler Crane LR 1300.1 SX

At this year's bauma, Liebherr Werk Nenzing GmbH presents the LR 1300.1 SX of the new generation. The crawler crane impresses with many innovative assistance systems, which both increase operational safety as well as simplify handling.

First-ever Liebherr mobile construction crane in New Zealand

The New Zealand crane operator Hi Lift Cranes has acquired an MK 88 Plus mobile construction crane, making it the first-ever Liebherr mobile construction crane in New Zealand.

We Will Continue to Expand Our Capacities in the Next 3-5 Years

By delivering high-precision bearing solutions and systems for a large number of industrial applications, the Schaeffler Group is shaping "Mobility for tomorrow" to a significant degree.

MINI EQUIPMENT have huge growth opportunities IN INDIA

Bobcat is a global leader in compact construction equipment, having a wider portfolio of equipment on offer.

We are positive about the future of mini excavators

Bobcat is currently offering three models of mini excavators in India. S Manjunath, General Manager-Sales, Doosan Bobcat India, elaborates more on the product range and market opportunities.

Show of Innovations

With 614,000 sq m of space, about 3,700 exhibitors from 63 countries and more than 620,000 visitors from over 200 countries, the largest bauma ever held was once again a bauma filled with records.

Fuel cost savings at cement plant

Fuel cost savings at cement plant Volvo's EC950EL heavyweight excavator consistently delivers fuel-cost savings and performance gains for the local cement producer at their limestone quarry in Andhra Pradesh.

bauma Innovation Award 2019 recognises top performers

Five companies and one university received the bauma Innovation Award 2019 for the best technical innovation in their respective category.

Steer it up

In spite of the vast opportunities available, skid-steer loaders are still looking for a level-playing field in the Indian market.

Road construction has been the biggest driver this year

At bauma 2018, Terex India launched its new tracked conveyor, which can bring significant operating cost savings in crushing plant operations, as well as the all new Conexus sand washing plant.

Doosan Bobcat india launches new products

At the bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018, Doosan Bobcat India participated with an objective of increasing the awareness of the brand, its portable power products and attachments.

CE components market overview

The components, accessories and spares market is all set for a renewed growth in future in the light of increased construction activities.

Lubricant industry is becoming more dynamic

Lubricants are a crucial component of achieving significant business value by helping reduce costs and improve equipment productivity. Praveen Nagpal, Chief Technology Officer, Shell Lubricants India, shares more on his company's major activities towards this.

Adding value to equipment life

Industrial lubricants play a major role in improving the operational efficiency productivity of an equipment. Currently, the demand is for thinner lubricants that provide longer oil drain intervals.

Performance lubricants enhance productivity, profits

Construction and mining industries require lubrication solutions that are as durable as their equipment. In an exclusive interview, Deepankar Banerjee, CEO, ExxonMobil Lubricants advises how new generation lubricants can boost efficiency of heavy machinery and equipment.

Facilitating asphalt production

An SDLG LG936L is proving vital to operations at a quarry in Palembang, Indonesia, where it performs a dual role. Primarily, the wheel loader fills dump trucks with stockpiled sand and raw aggregates for transportation to an asphalt mixing plant onsite.

Rolling innovations

Bearings for construction and mining applications have seen innovative developments in the recent times. With the construction and mining equipment market is growing, the momentum of innovation in bearings is to pick up in the coming days.

LNG stations on 5 highways for trucks by 2019

Leading oil marketing companies have huddled together to put up close to 20 LNG stations on various national highways to provide for LNG fed truck transport movement, following instruction from the government, according to VK Mishra, Director (Finance), Petronet LNG.

Concrete savings with SDLG wheel loaders

The Indonesian company PT Varia Usaha Beton bought 10 new SDLG wheel loaders to help it move rocks, stones, and aggregates at both batching plants and crushing plants it owns in East Java and West Java.

Improving Mining Efficiency

Mining companies often talk about using technology to improve efficiency and survive in this industry, where margins are razor thin.

AWPs: Safe working at heights

There is always risk involved in working at heights. Introduction of aerial work platforms has made it easy for workers perform well without any risk of falling, leading to timely completion of the work with higher productivity.

The big movers

Being the major equipment class in the infrastructure development activities, Earthmoving equipment sees further demand growth in future owing to an anticipated growth in construction activities.

We will organise a live demonstration area at our booth

Investment in infrastructure is nowadays the key for India's economic growth sustainability and a guideline behind many policy initiatives by the Government of India.

Everest bags biggest tower crane order

Everest Engineernig Equipment has bagged a bulk order for 62 units of 12t flat top tower cranes from BG Shirke. 'This is the biggest order in the history of tower cranes.

Continental to present new solution for agri, construction machinery

At Agritechnica in Hanover, Continental will be presenting exhaust aftertreatment solutions for agricultural and construction machinery. Continental?s solutions are designed to conform to the upcoming EU Stage V emissions standards. Continental?s exhaust system sensors, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) dosing modules and metallic catalyst substrates provide the basic components for a highly efficient overall system.

Air audit helps textile companies save 43 per cent energy cost

Elgi Equipments Limited announced the outcome of its successful partnership with Indian Texpreneurs Federation (ITF), one of the largest textile groups in South India. ELGi?s air audit program helped ITF member companies to reduce average compressed air energy costs up to 43 per cent.

New Paradigm in Pipeline Trenching

A trencher can easily excavate in soil, hard rock condition or in permafrost and desert areas. Shantanu Sinha explains the advantages of using trenchers in large-scale pipeline excavation.

Excavators Excel

Driven by the infrastructure development activities in the country, hydraulic excavators recorded a sharp growth in 2016 compared to the previous year. The positive trend is continuing this year also with a 26 per cent growth in the first four months.

We are poised to develop products for construction equipment applications

Prospect Engineering Works (PEW) is engaged in manufacturing, distribution and export of various types of clamps and couplings under the brand name 'JOLLY'. In an in-depth interview with EQUIPMENT INDIA, Ashish Anant Apte, Managing Partner, PEW, shares more on the mantra behind the power that is driving the company's scorching growth story.

Technology can grow in leaps and bounds

In the earthmoving equipment segment, we have a range of equipment - from wheel loaders to excavators, tunnelling excavators, bulldozers, and material handlers. Our wheel loaders are offered from 5 tonne payload and above capacity.

Kohler Engines to exhibit innovations at Demopark 2017

Kohler will be showcasing its products at Demopark, which will take place in Eisenach, Germany, during June 11 to 13. The product portfolio on display will comprise its award winning innovative diesel engines, including vertical and horizontal gasoline engines, as well as its recently introduced trifuel engines, which highlights Kohler?s great effort in alternative fuels.

Building Better Roads

The Ministry of Surface Transport has set an objective of building 40 km of roads a day from 2017-18 from the current level of 18 km a day. This has resulted in a paradigm shift in the use of road construction and rehabilitation methods and technologies.

Changing Productivity Paradigms

Andy Dhanaraj, Director - Sales, Construction and Infrastructure, Caterpillar India, sheds light on the factors hampering productivity of construction projects and how Caterpillar solutions and technologies help overcome these challenges.

Paving a Growth Path

While the paver market is gearing up for phenomenal growth, sensor pavers are expected to have a smooth ride due to the demand for quality roads in the future.

Rooftop Solar PoweR

Konecranes, a company dedicated to producing environmentally friendly and energy-efficient lifting machinery, has put its philosophy into action in its own manufacturing processes by converting one of its newest global plants to operate extensively on solar power.

Indian customers are gradually becoming safety conscious

Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs) can make a difference in a company?s day to day operation. There is a broad spectrum of models with a variety of lift heights suitable for almost any work requirement.

Industrial Tyres from BKT

BKT has recently introduced a whole range of tyres for industrial applications. The Liftmax LM 81 has been specifically designed for forklift trucks. This new tyre?s key quality is durability.

We can deliver better productivity and return on investment

With current work levels customers in all sectors are focusing on productivity, operating costs and uptime. Of course, these three issues are very closely linked, with much interplay between them.

GRT provides several technologies not seen before in India

The road sector in India is in desperate need of new technologies, not only to improve speed and quality, but also to introduce more environmentally friendly construction techniques and to cut down on quarrying, transportation of materials and use of water and fuel.

Innovations to Tackle the Toughest Jobs

Terramac, a leading manufacturer of innovative rubber track crawler carriers, offers various models that deliver superior performance and versatility to tackle the toughest jobs.

Underground Excavation is Here to Stay

Sub-terrain excavation and drilling to provide sustained connect for utilities, in urban spaces, is the essence of the challenge. It is adequately met by using micro-tunnelling and trenchless technologies.

Touching The Next Level

The demand for concrete equipment and ready mix concrete (RMC) is charting an upward trend on the back of momentum in infrastructure development and to a lesser extent, real estate.

Machine Control Technologies

With the demand evolving for better work and more efficiency in the wake of tighter timelines in infra projects, the scope for machine control technologies is immense. Delays and cost overruns are the major challenges most of the infrastructure projects facing today. There are many factors that contribute to the delay of a project.

Smart Construction Enablers: Machine Control Techs

Use of machine control technologies is in vogue in construction equipment. Industry is witnessing tremendous growth in this area of technology to the extent of 10-12 per cent year-on-year.

Large Miners Forward

While the global mining industry is on the decline, India is witnessing a reverse trend. Many international mining equipment manufacturers are showcasing their products at BAUMA 2016, Germany, in a big way, at a time when Coal India

Johnson honours SSAB

SSAB was honoured with a Gold Award at Johnson Control?s Global Automotive Seating Supplier Awards and Expectations Day. The award goes to suppliers who have excelled in their performance.

Intelligent Compaction

Performance and productivity remain key issues for compactor manufacturers, with firms keen to enhance output from their latest units. EQUIPMENT INDIA takes a peek into the features major OEMs have built in, in terms of improving machine

Towering the Demand Curve

What lifting capacity range of TCs will dominate the demand for free standing, external and internal climbing configurations? Say Malik ?The 5-6T capacity TCs will remain as the most dominate category.

Efficiency Matters

Globally, the past decade saw amazing developments in the hot- mix production technology. In India too, with the entry of global players, OEMs have geared up to offer advanced plants that can produce a variety of mixes - be it low energy / low-temperature asphalt mixes, warm / cold mixes, high percentage RAP mix, high recycling technology

Energy Efficient Lubricants

Lubricant manufacturers to great extent are trying to exceed expectations from lubricants that can meet stricter emission norms, improve energy efficiency, and enhance reliability and longer equipment life.

An emerging technocrat

Mich Kapp, Regional Sales Director, Verope India, has five years experience in the field of special wire ropes. He is a Bachelor of Commerce - Economics and International Trade.

Energy Saving Lubricants

Recognising the value of sustained energy efficiency for business, ExxonMobil states how usage of high-performance lubricants can lead to significant energy savings. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) recently unveiled an independent study

Oerlikon Launches 4 SED

Transmission specialist Oerlikon Graziano, part of Oerlikon?s Drive System Segment, with its Business Unit Performance Automotive, focusing on high performance automotive

M-sand to Drive Growth

Sand is mixed with cement and water in measured quantity to produce concrete. These sand particles should be hard and inert with respect to cement. Due to huge silt deposition in riverbed and continuous mining of riverbed for sand,

Volvo Trucks India FuelWatch 2014

Volvo Trucks India FuelWatch 2014 competition is a part of Volvo Trucks? efforts to educate drivers, fleet managers, customers and other stakeholders on the importance of good driving practices such as improving fuel efficiency, reducing cost

R Satyanarayana Bags the Best Driver Award

R. Satyanarayana of BGR Mining & Infra was adjudged the winner of the 5th edition of Volvo Trucks FuelWatch 2014 competition held at a coal mining site in Managuru, near Kothagudem, Telengana on 11th and 12th June 2014.

Advantage Radials

Radial-ply tyres offer a distinct advantage over bias-ply tyres. They may cost more, but they offer better productivity, higher cost savings, and comfort, writes Bhushan Mhapralkar. Earthmoving and construction equipment operate in a different environment from that of an automobile.

Total availability of radial tyres in the country is supporting the demand.

Continental is betting big on the growth in India. With infrastructure development activities rising in the country, radialisation is also on the rise. Rajeev Kumar Agarwal, Director Sales and Marketing, Continental India, shares his perspectives with Garima Pant about the growth of radialisation in the country. Excerpts of the interview.

Electrification of Tractors

Electrification of tractors?as a farm equipment?may be tougher than electrifying cars and commercial vehicles. However, it is likely to become a reality, writes Bhushan Mhapralkar. Unlike passenger cars or trucks, tractors have several different standardised interfaces.

Modular Ways To Stay Fit

India continues to be one of the most dynamic markets for the global construction machinery industry. By 2016, about 80,000 units are expected to be sold in the country. The long-term prospects of the market look sharp, despite the current slowdown the industry is experiencing. By the time this issue goes to press, India would have started casting votes to elect its representatives to the nation?s Parliament amid rising expectations for rapid economic growth and a return of opportunities. There

Konecranes Spare Parts Service is fast and brings total cost savings

Whether time is short or the situation is critical, whether spare parts for lifting equipment are immediately needed or dedicated manufacturing and expedited delivery options are required, Konecranes Spare Parts Service is 24 hours a day, seven days a week,

Improving productivity

The HyPro2000 torch raises ESS ARR Metal Industries' productivity. In a competitive manufacturing environment, productivity and the ability to produce parts at a lower cost are very often key differentiators between companies and their business rivals.

We work very closely with OEMs.

In the economic slowdown techno?logy plays a role where one becomes more profit conscious and looks for someone like Shell. Our solutions are based on delivering value, says Akhileshwar Jha, Vice President-Technical, Lubricants, Shell India Markets.

Our equipment are focused on better process management, time and cost saving.

By virtue of our acquisition of GIA AB and MEYCO in 2011 and 2013 subsequently, Atlas Copco is the preferred partner for major construction companies to complement their tunne?lling operations with shotcrete machines, locomotives, ventilation systems, conti?nuous loading machines, pipe-roofing and radial bolting system, grouting equipment.

Intelligent compaction

Road construction experts as well as OEMs, vouch for the efficacy of intelligent compaction technology lauding the way it has led to improved roads. It is one of the most significant technological developments for the road construction sector

FaroArm Pushed for Top Quality

Komatsu Cabtec currently owns two units of FaroArm Platinum, in lengths of 12 ft and 8 ft. These are used to measure the prototype of cabs, first-article models, and for the sample inspection of cabs and parts.

Our commitment to sustainable development is total

To promote sustainable development and encourage recycling, we have developed plants which take asphalt recycling to the next level.

India Fuelwatch 2013

The Volvo Trucks India Fuelwatch 2013 competition brings out the importance of the best driving practices to save valuable fuel in mining operations. Volvo Trucks India Fuelwatch 2013 Competition was held at a coal mining site in Naigaon near Chandrapur, Maharashtra recently.

VSDs to save electricity cost

A new report from Siemens Financial Services illustrates the enormous cost saving potential in industrial sector through the use of energy-efficient technologies. Industrial enterprises could save crores of rupees on their electricity bills by implementing variable speed drives (VSDs)

Normet acquires Dynamic Rock Support

Normet Group Oy has acquired the shares in Dynamic Rock Support AS in Norway. The acquisition broadens Normet's offering for rock reinforcement with the new generation, energy absorbent D-Bolt system.

Earthmovers on buoyant swell

Earthmoving equipment currently constitutes nearly 73 per cent of total construction equipment sales, and happily, this structure of sales is expected to continue. The cumulative sales of backhoe loaders, crawler excavators and wheeled loaders have been growing at a CAGR of over 20 per cent for the last ten years.

We keep our customers at the heart of all our initiatives and endeavour.

JCB has recently announced its plan to set up its fourth world class manufacturing facility on a 70- acre site in Jaipur. The approximate investment of Rs 500 crore has been planned to set up this facility in phases. Our idea is to keep pace with future economic growth and strengthen our position as market leader in the construction equipment industry both in India as well as APAC & MEA, says Vipin Sondhi, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, JCB India. Excerpts from the interview.

Innovative turnkey rental packages

Bardai provides turnkey rental packages that help develop, engineer, provide solutions and offers almost immediate parts availability to minimise downtime and maintain maximum productivity.

We are in the process of NABL accreditation for our lube oil testing

We are proud to announce that our company has been awarded the title of Model Company, the first company in India to be conferred such a title in the small scale category. Practicing 5S has helped us to give the customer timely service and increased his confidence in our company, says S Alex Wilfred, Managing Director, Pentagon Lubricants.

Sandvik reviews new strategy implementation

The new Sandvik strategy presented in September 2011 laid out the path toward a strengthened market leadership position based on four cornerstones: ambition, speed, focus and global/local. The strategy has subsequently been implemented successfully and according to plan. Recent strategic reviews have revealed additional potential for structural improvements in several business areas.

Lack of clarity on the use of RAP is a challenge

?Wirtgen offers the broadest range of milling machines in the world and we have over a 70 per cent market share world???wide, says P Ramesh, Managing Director and CEO, Wirtgen India. Excerpts from the interview.

Using double-barrel and RAP technology will be a necessity

The double-barrel innovation is totally driven by customer need as well as the need of authorities. It actually delivers significant improvements in energy, carbon emission and the total cost of pavement making.

Efficient and economical equipment for ICE

New solutions for big diameter drilling to micro piles and sheet pile installation. In the changing Indian construction environment, companies are continuously searching for new

Good progress for Sandvik

According to Sandvik?s President and CEO Olof Faxander, overall demand remained favourable in the second quarter of the year for the majority of Sandvik?s customer segments.

Our products are ergonomically designed with extreme accuracy

Today we have paving profe?ssionals in our team who almost play the role of consultants to our customers as far as their paving needs are concerned, says Ramesh Palagiri, Managing Director and CEO, Wirtgen India.

Fuel and Energy Efficient Machines

In an intensely competitive market, OEMs are no more just technology providers; rather, they are keen on providing total solutions specific to a project.

New Power Pack for RTGs

Konecranes launches a new hybrid power pack which completes its full range of power options for RTG Cranes.

Proportional Directional Valve SC18

Bucher Hydraulics has introduced a new all-purpose sectional valve, ideal for a wide variety of mobile applications.

JCB gives utmost importance to safety and our tracked excavators are the safest choice

All JCB excavators are fitted with a unique filtration system which increases hydraulic oil and filter life resulting in huge cost savings and better emissions.

Demag Cranes wins IBJ award

Demag Cranes was presented with a coveted prize awarded annually by the Interna?tional Bulk Journal (IBJ) in the category ?The People Development Award (Car?go Handling)?.

Energy-efficient Indl Motors

Siemens sets a new benchmark in energy-efficient industrial motors with the launch of the complete range of locally manufactured IE2 and IE3 efficiency class motors.

Metso solution for wastewater treatment plants

Metso has developed an online measurement technology with which municipal and industrial waste?water plants are able to improve their performance and reduce the amount of chemicals used in sludge drying process by even up to one third.

Innovative solutions

SKF's advanced products and technology will help Indian original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to meet increasing demands for greater productivity, reliability and safety in their challenging applications.

The Challenge of Keeping Hydraulic Equipment Clean

Hydraulic equipment manufacturers are working round-the-clock to be the first to bring new 'must have' technologies to the market and fluid manufacturers are in test labs around the globe developing new solutions and preparing for the challenges of tomorrow.

Faro Laser Tracker

Smart engineering and technology have often been the key drivers for any kind of industrial development. In particular, the science of precision engineering has been and still is a core enabler for complex manufacturing pro?cesses in manufacturing.

We provide turnkey rental package for our clients

Our wide range of super long reach excavators, of which there are no equal in terms of reach and digging depth, are highly valued and in great demand, says Murad Jetha, Director, Bardai Group. In an exclusive chat with EQUIPMENT INDIA, Jetha speaks about the rental industry.