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Hamm | HC series: Advanced engine technology for earthworks

Since August 2021, Hamm has supplied new compactor models from the HC series to the Indian market. The machines, weighing 11t, are available with or without a drum drive.

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.

Amit Banerjee takes charge as CMD of BEML

Banerjee is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from IIT (BHU), Varanasi. He joined as Asst Engineer and has a vast experience of over 37 years in R&D and manufacturing functions.

Launch of new Cat® 424 backhoe loader

Gmmco and Caterpillar launched the all-new Cat®424 on July 23, 2021, in a grand online event. The event saw enthusiastic participation from numerous customers and industry insiders.

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.

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.

Combilift’s 60,000th truck delivered

The Irish manufacturer Combilift recently marked a further milestone when its 60,000th unit came off the production lines at the company HQ in Monaghan and was shipped to the other side of the world.

BEML starts manufacturing oxygen generating units

BEML has always been at the forefront when it comes to dealing with national crisis.

Mahindra’s new BSIV CE range

Mahindra & Mahindra, part of the $19.4 billion Mahindra Group, introduced its BSIV compliant construction equipment with the launch of the new BSIV compliant Motor Grader - Mahindra RoadMaster G9075 & G9595 & Backhoe Loader – Mahindra EarthMaster SX, VX under the aegis of its Construction Equipment business.

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.

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.

BEML celebrates Doctors Day

BEML, a defence PSU, celebrated Doctors Day by honouring the doctors and health-care workers in recognition of their yeoman service rendered during the pandemic times.

BEML records highest ever turnover

Defence public sector undertaking, BEML recorded its highest ever turnover of Rs 3,557 crore for the FY 2020-21 against the previous year turnover of Rs 3,029 crore, a growth of 17%.

BEML rolls out mechanical minefield marking equipment

BEML Limited, one of the leading public sectors under Ministry of Defence, GoI, has rolled out the first prototype of Mechanical Minefield Marking Equipment Mk-II, built on BEML TATRA 6x6 an ‘Atmanirbhar’ product, developed through TOT from R&D E Engineers, DRDO.

Towering over

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

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.

BEML starts manufacturing oxygen generating units

In the wake of this 2ndwave of Covid pandemic and to mitigate the oxygen shortages in the country for Covid patients, BEML has successfully started manufacturing960 LPM Medical Oxygen Plants at its KGF complex in record time under a ToT agreement with M/s.Defence Bio-Engineering & Electro Medical Laboratory, Bengaluru under DRDO.

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.

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.

BEML rolls out mechanical minefield marking equipment

BEML, one of the leading public sectors under Ministry of Defence, GoI, has rolled out the first prototype of Mechanical minefield marking equipment Mk-II, built on BEML TATRA 6x6 an ‘Atmanirbhar’ product, developed through TOT from R&D E Engineers, DRDO.

BEML privatisation moves into phase 2

In January this year, the Central Government had invited expressions of interest (EoI) for the strategic sale of 26 per cent stake in Bharat Earth-Movers (BEML).

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.

Overcoming supply chain hurdles

A reputed contractor in the eastern part of India found an ideal solution in the crusher bucket BF60. One of its esteemed clients is a well-known construction company in the Northeastern part of India. They are primarily into road construction and have a fleet of various types of construction equipment.

BEML privatisation moves into phase 2

Earlier, interested bidders were told to submit their EoIs on or before March 1. However, the Government recently extended the deadline for submitting preliminary bids till March 22.

BEML bag orders from Cameroon & Bangladesh

BEML, a ‘Schedule A’ company under the Ministry of Defence (MoD), received export orders from Cameroon and Bangladesh under Government of India-Lines of credit.

Demand diversity in CE sector

Infrastructure is a silver lining in the pandemic for many States. With the lockdowns in place in most States during 2020 and reduced vehicle traffic, crews continued their road work and were getting more work done than usual.

Demand has started picking up

Anirban Sen, Underground Business Manager Asia Pacific & India, Epiroc Mining, shares more on the demand trends and market outlook for tunnelling equipment. Epiroc Mining offers a wide range of tunnelling equipment for underground mining and underground civil work applications.

BEML hands over BE1800D hydraulic excavator to Coal India

As part of “Atmanirbharta” mission, BEML has launched and handed over much-awaited ‘BE1800D hydraulic excavator’ at a function held at KGF; the equipment key was received by Binay Dayal, Director (Technical), Coal India.

Vedanta signs MoU with research institutes 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.

Bounce back

Construction equipment finance has bounced back after the pandemic-forced lull.

Govt’s infra focus will boost demand for CE”

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

BEML CMD: Five factors that will boost demand for CE

Earthmoving segment is expected to continue its dominance in the near future, Rajasekhar says

BEML bag orders from Cameroon & Bangladesh

The order for Cameroon has been received from Ministry of Economy, Planning & Regional Development (MOEPRD), Government of Cameroon for supply of 71 units of construction equipment consisting of bulldozers, excavators, wheel loaders, motor graders and compactors for their Cassava farm project.

BEML hands over BE1800D hydraulic excavator to Coal India

The BE1800D hydraulic excavator is ‘Make in India’ equipment; designed, developed and produced in-house at the BEML’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in KGF complex.

Caterpillar celebrates 50 years of manufacturing in India

Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, enters the 50th year of manufacturing in India. The company has a long history of equipping its machines with leading-edge technology to increase the safety, productivity and efficiency of its operational sectors.

MV Rajasekhar assumed additional charge as CMD, BEML

MV Rajasekhar, Director (Mining & Construction) and member of the board of BEML Limited has taken additional charge as Chairman & Managing Director of the company from Feb 01, 2021. He succeeded Dr Deepak Kumar Hota, who retired from service on account of superannuation.

BEML signs MoUs to explore & enhance the business in defence & aerosapce

BEML is a leading multi-technology ‘Schedule A’ company under the Ministry of Defence signed of MoUs with 11 entities to explore and enhance the business in Defence & Aerospace Sector in the presence of Rajnath Singh, Raksha Mantri at the Bandhan Ceremony, AERO INDIA 2021.

BEML BD50 Dozer in rescue & relief operations at Uttarakhand

The local authorities are extensively using BEML’s BD50 Dozers and proving its usefulness in search, rescue and relief operations at the site of the recent glacier burst at the Tapovan Hydel Project tunnel in Uttarakhand, Chamoli district.

JCB strengthens presence in Andhra Pradesh

The company's dealer, Varun Motors, inaugurated its new facility for sales, service and spares in Rajahmundry, the cultural capital of the State.

BEML’s dozer deployed in rescue operations at Uttarakhand

BEML’s dozer deployed in rescue operations at Uttarakhand

Prioritising ports

The modernisation of ports is a prerequisite. The various policy measures announced in the sector are expected to increase investor confidence in the sector which in turn will translate into great opportunities for growth in the port equipment market.

Gen M M Naravane visits BEML Stall at AERO INDIA 2021

Gen M M Naravane visits BEML Stall at AERO INDIA 2021

BEML signs MoU with CSIR-NAL

BEML signs MoU with CSIR-NAL

Govt to divest 26% stake in BEML

The Centre invited bids for strategic divestment in BEML, four years after the Cabinet approved divestment in the company.

BEML to showcase aerospace products at AERO INDIA 2021

BEML is showcasing some of its prime products during AERO INDIA 2021, the biennial mega Aero exhibition, being held in Bangalore, from February 3-5, 2021.

MV Rajasekhar given additional charge as CMD, BEML

MV Rajasekhar, Director (Mining & Construction) and member of the board of BEML Limited has taken additional charge as Chairman & Managing Director of the company from Feb 01, 2021.

Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

The leading SLCM manufacturer says it is investing Rs 140 crore to help in its plan to diversify its construction to roads, railways, energy, and irrigation.

Trending mining equipment and features

The upcoming mining reforms are expected to drive the demand for advanced mining equipment technologies and solutions.

Self-reliance in mining equipment

With demand for mining machinery on the rise, it would be ideal for us to have Made-in-India mining machines.

Mining market scenario

The upcoming mining reforms are expected to drive the demand for advanced mining equipment technologies and solutions.

L&T bags NHRbeML appoints new Director (rail & Metro business)CL contract Safety norms for CEVs Safety norms for CEVs

Amit Banerjee has been appointed as Director (Rail & Metro Business) and Member on the Board of BEML.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020

At the 8th Annual Equipment India Awards 2020, hosted virtually, the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry were felicitated for their achievements in the challenging times.

ICF 2020: A Virtual Construction Extravaganza

Just when the 2020 financial year was coming to a close, it was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the industry was already battling issues such as a liquidity crunch, rising bad loans, slowdown in capex, project delays and insolvencies, among others, the last quarter witnessed growth in the negative territory for most businesses. However, despite obstacles and uncertainties being at their peak, a few entities managed to persevere and prevail, posting growth and exhibiting excellence.

BEML’s stride towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ wins Equipment India Awards

The awards were given in recognition to the best selling companies in various construction equipment categories.

BEML appoints Amit Banerjee as new Director (Rail & Metro Business)

Amit Banerjee has been appointed as Director (Rail & Metro Business) and Member on the Board of BEML.

Road Equipment: Road to Recovery

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has big plans of constructing expressways, national highways, state highways and rural roads in the coming years. However, any uncertain economic situation in future may affect the recovery of the market as this will affect the payment of contractors, financing and thus equipment mobilisation.

EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2020 to be held online

In the prevailing pandemic conditions, The 8th Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards will be held virtually on October 15, 2020

BEML bags high mobility vehicles order from Defence Ministry

BEML received order from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for supply for 330 high mobility vehicles, for Pinaka Project at an approximate cost of Rs 842 crore.

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.

BEML launches new indigenous products

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

BEML’s Industrial Design Centre inaugurated

BEML’s Industrial Design Centre (IDC) located at its Bangalore Complex was inaugurated by the Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

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.

New Director (Defence Business) at BEML

AK Srivastava has assumed charge as Director (Defence Business) and nominated as member of the Board of BEML. Prior to this elevation, he was Chief General Manger, BEML Defence (Marketing).

New Director (Defence Business) at BEML

AK Srivastava has assumed charge as Director (Defence Business) of BEML.

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.

BEML bags order from Coal India 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.

EQUIPMENT INDIA AWARDS 2019

The 7th Annual Equipment India Awards 2019 recognised and rewarded the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry.

Best debutant award

Ankit Goel, Chief-R&D, Escorts Construction Equipment (centre) receiving the award from Steve Jones, Senior Director, Industry Insights Research, Dodge Data & Analytics (right), in the presence of Pratap Padode, Founder and President, FIRST Construction Council (left).

fpsi conference on fluid power industry

The series of FPSI meetings held in Bengaluru for the fluid power fraternity comprising hydraulic, pneumatic and mechatronic industries, discussed and deliberated the key market trends and industry initiatives.

BEML Flags off Nation's First 150T Electric Dump Truck

BEML has launched an indigenously developed nation's first 150T electric drive rear dump truck, with an objective of strengthening the Make in India initiative that will address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the mining industry.

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.

6th Annual Equipment India Awards 2018

The sixth Annual EQUIPMENT INDIA Awards 2018 recognised and rewarded the top performers of Indian construction equipment industry.

beml launches India's first 205T electric dump truck

BEML has launched an indigenously designed and developed nation's first 205T electric drive rear dump truck (Model BH205-E). This is expected to address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the mining industry.

Pioneering Growth

Traditionally known for aerospace, engineering and IT, Bengaluru is fast emerging as a construction equipment (CE) hub in India with major players expanding their base in the city.

BEML flags off nation's first 150T electric dump truck

BEML has launched an indigenously developed nation's first 150T electric drive rear dump truck, with an objective of strengthening the Make in India initiative, that will address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the mining industry.

BEML flags off India?s first 205T electric dump truck

BEML has launched an indigenously designed and developed nation?s first 205T electric drive rear dump truck (Model BH205-E). This is expected to address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the mining industry.

BEML, HEC join hands for mining equipment

BEML Ltd and Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) Ltd will jointly manufacture and market heavy engineering and mining equipment in India. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this joint initiative has been signed recently by the two companies.

BEML flags off nation?s first 150T electric dump truck

BEML Ltd, a public sector company under the Ministry of Defence and a premier manufacturer of mining and construction equipment, has launched an indigenously developed nation?s first 150T electric drive rear dump truck, with an objective of strengthening the Make in India initiative, that will address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the mining industry.

CIL to buy equipment worth Rs 120 bn in 2-3 years

Coal India Ltd (CIL) is planning to procure mining equipment worth Rs 120-130 billion in the next 2-3 years to ramp up its coal production.

BEML unveils diesel electric tower car for Railways

BEML has inaugurated the self-propelled 8-wheeler diesel electric inspection and maintenance OHE tower car (8W DETC) at its Bengaluru complex.

bauma CONEXPO bullish on Indian CE market

With the upward trend in the Indian construction machinery market continues, bauma CONEXPO INDIA is preparing for a vibrant event this year.

Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosts 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards

The Foundation of Infrastructure Research Studies Training (FIRST) hosted the 5th EQUIPMENT INDIA Annual Awards at Hotel LALIT in New Delhi on Friday 16th February, 2018.

A Variable Transmission System Has Multiple Benefits

The transmission system plays an important role in an equipment as the gearbox determines the performance and robustness of an equipment. The key components in a drive line of the construction equipment (CE) transmission system are front and rear axles with planetary gears, differential brakes, transmission shaft, clutch, and torque converters.

We foresee increased participation from neighbouring countries

Infrastructure sector is one of the key drivers for Indian economy and also constitutes primary market for construction machinery. This sector is mainly responsible for propelling India's overall development and enjoys prime focus from government for policy initiatives.

BEML opens warehouse office in Pune

BEML has opened a spare parts and warehouse office at Pune, Maharashtra. The office was inaugurated by Lt General Giriraj Singh, Director General Ordnance Services, in the presence of Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman & Managing Director, BEML.

ICEMA Wins,Ban Dropped

Recently, the Supreme Court heard an application by the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers' Association (ICEMA) and the Tractor Manufacturers' Association (TMA) as they sought a clarification on the ban on the registration of BS-III vehicles after March 31, 2017.

Optimising efficiency

With the construction, mining and infrastructure projects are growing faster, there is a growing demand for productive and efficient equipment in various projects. This will boost the demand for technologically superior lubricants to meet the industry needs.

BEML?s windmill park dedicated to nation

BEML Ltd has set for itself an unique goal of utilising 100 per cent renewable energy for its consumption. In this endeavour, the company?s 9 MW windmill park installed at Dammur village, Bagalkot district in Karnataka was dedicated to the nation by the Defence Minister Arun Jaitley through video-conferencing from Delhi.

BEML bestowed with Raksha Mantri Award

BEML Ltd has received the ?Raksha Mantri?s Award for Excellence? under the Group Award category for Design and Development of 180 tonne class electric hydraulic excavator BE1800E.

Machine control systems are the future in India

MOBA is a German company that provides automation solutions for moving machines. Speaking to EQUIPMENT INDIA, Samip Desai, National Manager, Moba Mobile Automation (I), explains the company's activities and solutions for the Indian market.

Equipment India awards & ceo forum 2017

It was 6.15 p.m. with 15 minutes more to go for the mega event of the infrastructure equipment industry. Meanwhile, the Viceroy Hall at the heritage Claridges Hotel located in New Delhi's famed Lutyen's Zone was already filled to capacity.

Equipment India Awards 2017 and CEO Forum

The evening of April 21, 2017, was a proud occasion for Equipment India as the industry stakeholders gathered in large numbers at New Delhi's heritage Claridges Hotel, to celebrate the 4th Annual Equipment India Awards and be part of the high-level discussion at the CEO Forum.

Emerging market trends

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Karnataka state office conducted an All India Servo Auto OEM meet in Bengaluru recently. With the theme 'Driving the Xtra Mile', the meet was aimed at sharing and deliberating the latest developments in emission norms, fuel technology, lubricant technology, greener fuels, vehicle technology and after treatment devices. The purpose of this programme was to strengthen relationship with valued customers and other stake holders and to position Servo as one-stop solution

BEML bags PSU award

BEML has been bestowed with Hindustan PSU Award under the category of ?Fastest Growing Organisation ? Miniratna.? The award was presented by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, in the presence of Piyush Goel, Union Minister of State for Power, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for Petroleum, and Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways & Communication. Umesh Chandra, Executive Director, BEML has received the award on behalf of the company.

BEML exhibits its prowess at IMME 2016

BEML participated in big way in the IMME 2016, the 13th International Mining & Machinery Exhibition and Global Mining Summit being held at Kolkata last month.

On a Positive Note

The 13th International Mining and Machinery Exhibition 2016 (IMME 2016) held during November 16-19 concluded with a positive note on a possible turnaround of Indian mining industry in the coming years. The 13th Global Mining Summit (GMS) 2016 also held concurrently with the IMME 2016.