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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.

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.

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.

AJAX: Revolutionising current construction processes through boom pumps

Strengthening its foothold in the concreting equipment market, AJAX would be introducing new products in the forthcoming customer interface platforms to help customers to steer their business with increased speed, greater flexibility and enhanced quality.

Tata Motors Construck – Surface Transport Tipper (STT) Range

In spite of a challenging global pandemic environment during last fiscal, the construction application range of MHCV trucks witnessed a positive growth. In FY2021-22, driven by the strong demand from infrastructure and construction projects, focused push for inter-state connectivity and NIP implementation, enhanced production of coal, ore and minerals on the back of increased industrial output and a good monsoon forecast are the lead indicators for the continued rise in growth rate.

Kleemann screening plants for iron ore mining in Odisha

Orrisa Mining Corporation (OMC) has awarded its iron ore mining contract to Kalinga Commercial Corporation (KCCL) for its Gandamardhan Hill top mine located at Keonjhar.

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.

More options than ever

Attachments for construction equipment allow the base machine to do multiple tasks on a job site. There are several distinct types of heavy construction equipment, each with its own set of uses.

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.

The D-factor

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

Are IoT & AI just a hype

Trelleborg is currently focusing the Cognitive Sealing approach on industries and applications in which there is a very high cost of downtime and maintenance.

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.

Rural economy driving demand

Boosting economic growth is currently a major challenge for the government to achieve its dream of making India a $5-trillion economy by 2024, writes Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research.

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.

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.

Mini Machines, Maximum Demand

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

Tekla Structures: Versatile & robust software for precast construction

Tekla Structures helped Precast India Infrastructures to produce a large number of precast elements, address critical geometries, implement MEP requirements and a lot more, quite easily and well within the specified project timeline.

Digital continuity in vehicle using open standards

The automobile industry inclusive of the off highway and mobile machinery are cost sensitive at the same time technology craving industries. To keep pace with technological advancements these industries constantly invest heavily in research and development projects.

bauma CONEXPO India Cancelled!

bauma CONEXPO India is a melting pot of knowledge, deals and networking. We explores what the cancellation of this year’s edition means for the industry.

CE sector secures jobs in a difficult environment

Globally, sales of construction machinery fell by three per cent in 2020, but the Chinese market grew by 30 per cent, so the global market excluding China actually slowed by 17 per cent.

Shriram Automall – the Power of Choice for Construction Equipment

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL), an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, is India’s first-ever service provider to offer a well-organised and transparent platform for the exchange of pre-owned vehicles and equipment.

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.

Two new local zero emission excavators from Liebherr

The R 976-E electric crawler excavator, along with the R 980 SME-E, replaces the ER 974 B for mine and quarry extraction.

Bounce back

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

Demand on the rise

The market is moving from mechanical to sensor pavers and the industry estimates the total market for sensor pavers to be more than 300 units per annum.

Infra push to drive demand for diesel engines

Factors such as demand for reliable electricity, which is growing across the world on account of industrial expansion and development of commercial infrastructure are driving the diesel power engine market.

WIRTGEN: Driving excellence on greenfield pro-jects

Purvanchal Expressway is a prestigious greenfield project under construction in India. It commences near village Chand Sarai, located at Lucknow-Sultanpur Road (NH-731), district Lucknow and concludes near village Haidaria on National Highway No.19, before 18 km of Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border, in district Ghazipur.

AJAX ARGO model’s mantra is ‘maximum productivity for your investment’

“AJAX ARGO Self-Loading Concrete Mixer (SLCM) delivers ‘Maximum Productivity for Your Investment’ says Ajay Aneja, Chief Marketing Officer, AJAX Engineering

Tata Motors Construck Transit Mixer and Boom Pump Series

The construction and infrastructure sectors are the cornerstone of the country’s growing economy. With enhanced government focus, these sectors are growing at a fast pace.

Improving machine performance

Improving overall equipment effectiveness is always a challenge.

Machine vision projects made easy

New Smart Camera supports changeover at full production speed.

JCB launches its range of CEV stage IV backhoe loaders

The range includes the new 3DX Plus, the 3DX Xtra, the 3DX Super & the 4DX to meet a wide range of applications for customers.

BKT Tires partners with 7 IPL teams

BKT Tires will be the official tyre partners for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals in the forthcoming T-20 League.

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.

BSLBATT lithium forklift battery with game-changing tech

For “BSLBATT” (a China NO 1 in exporting LiFePO4 forklift battery for the replacement lead-acid battery market), the world leader in lithium battery technology, "The world's most outstanding green power provider" is not just a compelling slogan.

Repairing at 1000 m: The perils of bridge work

Bridges form an essential part of modern day economic and transportation systems. They can be used to connect islands that can span several kilometres into deep seas, connect stretches of separated lands - as well as joining cities, separated by lakes and rivers.

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.

Ajax Engg gears up for Atmanirbharta

Ajax Engineering, the world’s largest manufacturer of self-loading concrete mixers (SLCMs), has recently earmarked around Rs 100 crore for allotment of land in Bengaluru from Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) as well as for building a new manufacturing facility.

The versatile machine

Most skid steer loaders are designed to work in diverse climates of high ambient of 48 degree Celsius or severe cold and high altitude areas, no matter what climatic conditions.

Motor graders are now mandatory for construction of highways

The grader has a strong role in the pre-compaction stage and sub-base preparation with fine grading, spreading and levelling the ground. It uses a hydraulic blade to push large amounts of soil and can be adjusted with a simple lever by the operator.

Graders for the future

Motor graders are having their moments under the sun. Infrastructure projects are pushing up demand for these machines.

CE sector secures jobs in a difficult environment

Last year, the industry turnover of construction machinery from German production was 10.5 billion euros. This corresponds to a minus of 17 per cent compared to the high level in 2019.

L&T’s Hajela: Motor graders may grow at 15-20%

Speaks on the current scenario of motor graders in India

L&T records highest sales of Komatsu PC210-10M0 machine in short time

L&T Construction & Mining Machinery hit a new milestone with the commissioning of 1000th Komatsu PC210-10M0 Hydraulic Excavator recently.

Etrio launches “E-lease” model for EV “Touro” Mini

Etrio launches “E-lease” model for EV “Touro” Mini

AJAX: Revolutionising the current construction processes through boom pumps

AJAX offers concrete batching plants in CRB, IRB and IBP series ranging between 20- 30-45-60-75-90-120 that goes up to 240 cum/hr.

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.

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.

Improving efficiency

Batch mix plant is the most widespread type of asphalt plant in the world, which guarantees the highest level of flexibility in production and quality of the finished product.

Are IoT & AI just a hype

The internet of things is significantly transforming industries such as automotive, Healthcare & Medical, Energy and Off highway.

New Avenues to Growth

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit market players adversely on the supply side, causing declining sales of undercarriage components.

Why proper lubrication is essential for construction equipment

Choosing the right lubricant is essential to improve construction equipment reliability and productivity and to reduce breakdowns.

Intelligent compaction!

Intelligent compaction rollers are equipped with technology that processes compaction data in real time for the roller operator.

On sustainable asphalt: A tete-a-tete

Sustainability has been part of the road building conversation for decades. Yet improvements that make the methods and machines more environmentally friendly continue to gain momentum.

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.

Gmmco and Caterpillar launch new-gen motor Grader SEM 915

Gmmco Ltd and Caterpillar Inc launched the new generation motor Grader SEM 915 on January 20, 2021. The event was hosted online and had enthusiastic participation from customers.

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.

Data-driven governance under Smart Cities Mission

In each of the 100 designated Smart Cities across the country, the selected City Data Officer (CDO) is currently undergoing a six-week training by the "Smart Cities Mission" and Tata Trusts.

Haulotte launches pulseo electric RT scissors

The new PULSEO scissors from Haulotte revolutionise the aerial access industry.

Indian CE market to regain growth

Samir Bansal of Off-Highway Research writes on the market and sales scenario of Indian construction equipment market.

Cat NextGen Excavators Day celebrated

Cat NextGen Excavators Cat 323D3, Cat 320D3 and Cat 320D3 GC were showcased along with their key benefits and features

Contractors are increasingly using machine control technologies

Samip Desai, Director, Moba Mobile Automation (India), talks on the growing importance of control technologies and solutions offered by the company.

Ensuring Top Quality Paving without Joints

Learn all about fixed-width screed used in wide-road paving without joints. A German case illustrates.

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.

Technology Rules at Alto Maipo Project

For Chile, the Rio Maipo is a stroke of luck to supply the nearby capital Santiago with energy: In the mighty ‘Alto Maipo’ power plant project, the planners are relying on European and - in particular - German technology.

Impressively Wide, Incredibly Accurate

The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is one of the most prestigious expressway projects in India in current time. The highway will start near Gurugram at Sohna and will end at JNPT, near Mumbai. With a total length of 1,353 km, the expressway is divided into 49 packages (31 packages in Delhi-Vadodara section, 13 packages in Vadodara-Mumbai section and five packages in Mumbai-JNPT section).

Allcargo augments growth in Africa

Allcargo Logistics has taken giant strides to accelerate growth across Africa’s vast logistics ecosystem.

Digitised & connected mining with advanced automation technology

Like automotive industry, emerging advanced technologies are helping mining industry to upgrade as well as digitise their operations. According to various report, India is one of the largest exporters of iron ore, chromite, bauxite, mica and manganese.

New Concrete Pumping Solutions

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

Backhoe Loaders Bouncing Back

In the current market conditions, the customer focus will be on equipment with better productivity and cost saving. Backhoe loader with its multi-utility advantage and competitive price will drive the demand in the current market scenario.

10 Steps to Safe and Efficient Tower Crane Erection

Manitowoc Crane Care’s Didier Forest is a 32-year veteran of the company. He has co-authored several technical manuals on tower crane erection and trains Crane Care technicians at Manitowoc’s Training Center in Saint Pierre de Chandieu, France.

New Cutting Fluid for Bearings Protection

The EcoLine® cutting fluid offers multi-metal protection to bearings in shipping and storage and is an excellent environmentally sound alternative to petroleum derived products.

Accessing Difficult Construction Sites

MB Crusher units are a great tool for the agricultural and forestry industries that have to deal with difficult-to-access locations.

Towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’: BEML adds new products

BEML has introduced a range of mining and defence equipment developed indigenously and opened new Industrial Design Centre.

HAMM Compactors at Mega Irrigation Project

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

BEML launches new indigenous products

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

Crushers & Screens: Gaining Momentum?

The growing aggregate requirements in the infrastructure projects and the improving mineral mining activities in the country demand crushers and screens in large numbers. But with some roadblocks pose as challenges in this positive scenario, can the crusher segment gather momentum

Solving Big Challenge

A W 210i and W 2100 precisely milled the spillway chute of the Oroville Dam, the highest dam in the USA. In this process, the milling contractor also benefited from cold milling specialist Wirtgen’s application experience in steep gradient milling.

5 brilliant solutions for construction sites

Some of the most innovative construction sites use MB Crusher machines to facilitate the work and increase business.

GALLOCK® - complete safety under heavy vibrations

Gala Precision Engineering announced the successful development and distribution of wedge lock washer GALLOCK®. These washers are used to safely secure bolted joints exposed to heavy vibrations and dynamic load.

True Digitalisation of Underground Mining

With new innovative technology, Mobilaris Mining & Civil Engineering and Epiroc take digitalisation of mining operations to the next level. So far, the result has been double-digit productivity increases, higher efficiency, and increased safety for the mining industry. Hans Wahlquist writes.

Puncture-proof Tyres for Underground Mining

Trident has developed a complete range of TRAXTER branded solid tyres specially designed for underground mining.

Can Mobile Cranes Lift the Mood?

Mobile cranes in India have transformed into safer and productive with changing design and new features to meet the upcoming demands from the user market. In the current scenario, can these developments in mobile cranes lift the market sentiments?

Handling It Safe

In spite of the current slowdown in the material handling equipment market due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market is expected to bounce back soon with new practices of safer handling in warehousing operations.

Challenging Terrain

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

New Liebherr excavators for Félix Giorgetti Sàrl

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

New Opportunities

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

There is a general shift in the construction industry approach in accepting newer technologies

Aproaching newer technologies means higher profit, efficiency, productivity, and reduced cost.

Grading the Future

The current market conditions are tough for motor graders since the projects are not active due to the coronavirus impact.

Port Infra Needs Facelift

Developing new ports and terminals and the revival of old infrastructure at major ports in the country are expected to open up new opportunities for port equipment companies.

Rokemann buys Liebherr R 924 G8 crawler excavator

The Alsatian company Rokemann has bought the new R 924 G8 crawler excavator from Liebherr for various excavation and earthmoving jobs.

Hindustan Zinc partners with FarEye to build digital control tower

India's largest and the world's second-largest zinc-lead miner, Hindustan Zinc (HZL) has partnered with FarEye, a SaaS-based predictive logistics platform, to reduce dependency on manual processes, enhance logistics efficiency and mitigate risks.

Digital Push in infra equipment

Construction equipment with digital and IoT technologies are driving smart planning and execution of projects in the country. This is expected to push the efficiency and productivity at project execution.

K-Tec to exhibit earthmoving innovations at Conexpo 2020

From March 10-14, 2020, K-Tec?s newest and innovative earthmoving scrapers and accessories will be on display at Conexpo Con/Agg 2020 outdoor Festival Grounds in booth #F2932.

Hindustan Zinc partners with FarEye to build digital control tower

India?s largest and the world?s second-largest zinc-lead miner, Hindustan Zinc (HZL) has partnered with FarEye, a SaaS-based predictive logistics platform, to reduce dependency on manual processes, enhance logistics efficiency and mitigate risks.