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Underground mining readies for IIoT revolution

With new innovative technology, companies are taking take digitalisation of mining operations to the next level.

Narrowing of price levels between excavators & backhoes is expected to have an impact on volumes

The Indian backhoe loader market had been growing year-on-year for four straight years till 2018-19. It grew with a CAGR of more than 20 per cent per year, peaking in 2018-19. In 2019-20 the market shrunk by 20 per cent due to factors such as elections and constrained liquidity post the ILFS crisis.

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 Motors Construck: Carry More! Earn More!!

The surface movement of raw materials is undergoing a transformation. The need for bulk transport is on the rise on the back of renewed focus on construction, infra, power, cement and steel sectors.

Pressure costs under control

Compressed air is the most expensive kind of energy which is used in industrial applications. All the more important is an efficient monitoring of compressed air consumption. This is achieved successfully using the new thermal SD compressed air meters from ifm.

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.

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.

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.

Safe inclination measurement even under difficult conditions

The inclination of a mobile machine can be decisive in many applications. Tipping over must be avoided in any case. The new inclination sensors of the JD series from ifm electronic can help here – even under difficult conditions.

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.

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

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.

Schaeffler combines e-commerce, knowledge base & product catalog in a single platform

The integrated automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has optimised its medias online platform (https://medias.schaeffler.com) in order to provide users even faster and more efficiently with comprehensive information.

Trimble helps remove 7 MMT of greenhouse gas emissions annually

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

Video Roundtable: Emerging trends in warehousing & importance of MHE

Industrial Products Finder (IPF) and Equipment India (EI), along with Kelley Material Handling Equipment India as the Associate Partner, hosted a video roundtable – titled “Emerging trends in warehousing and importance of MHE”.

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.

Atlas Copco introduces special Covid-19 financial aid scheme for deceased employees

The scheme is applicable to all Atlas Copco on-roll employees retrospectively from April 1, 2021.

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%.

ABB, Axpo partner to make green hydrogen more accessible

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

Schaeffler combines e-commerce, knowledge base and product catalog in a single platform

The platform is structured as a three-tier user model and covers different customer requirements

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.

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.

Towering over

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

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.

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.

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.

Atlas Copco pledges Rs 4 crore to combat Covid-19

Atlas Copco has made a commitment to contribute INR 4 crores to combat the COVID-19 crisis. As part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, the company has donated 50 ventilators to Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and 100 oxygen concentrators to district government hospitals in Maharashtra.

Riello Power launches new range of Sentryum UPS

Riello Power India, a wholly owned subsidiary of RPS S.p.A (Riello Power Solutions, Italy), a company based in Italy and part of the Riello Elettronica Group, builds on the success achieved by the launch of the Sentryum (S3T) range with the release of two new models of 30 kVA and 40 kVA.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ELGi partners with Italian Red Cross to maintain critical COVID-19 response vehicles

ELGi Compressors Europe, a subsidiary of Elgi Equipments, one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, is privileged to have had the opportunity to support the Italian Red Cross with an urgent compressed air requirement.

SKF designs BPH30 pump for lubrication systems

SKF has designed the BPH30, a hydraulic barrel pump to grease large automatic lubrication systems, for demanding applications such as excavators, loaders and other heavy machinery TRME ATR SPFSKF’s BPH30 pumps up the volume in lubrication management.

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.

MAJOR welcomes new authorised dealer in Africa

MAJOR announces the appointment of Manganese Crushtech Systems, a leading supplier of material processing capital equipment, as its new aggregate and mining screen media authorized dealer in Africa.

Riello Power launches new range of Sentryum UPS

The new models are available in two cabinet configurations, Active and Xtend. Transformer-free ON LINE double conversion technology ensure unity power factor for maximum energy saving.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Green tax imposition on commercial vehicles in India

Rather than exempting certain type of vehicles out of green tax, like alternate fuels like CNG, ethanol, LPG and vehicles used in farming such as tractor, harvester, tiller, etc. the policy should be driven for all internal combustion engine-based vehicles checking for the pollution levels, writes Prasad Sreeram.

ELGi partners with Italian Red Cross to maintain critical COVID-19 response vehicles

The EN Series compressed air station ensures reliability and ease-of-maintenance for the Red Cross logistics fleet supporting the Greater Turin area

Egis wins new design contract for Dhaka metro

Bangladesh Government is planning to build Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line 5, commonly known as southern metro rail, in Dhaka.

1st IIEF lauds innovations in 5 categories

Industrial Products Finder (IPF), India’s largest circulated industrial magazine in its 49th year, virtually hosted First IPF Industrial Excellence Forum (IIEF) which comprised of two major segments— Conference and 5th IPF Industrial Excellence Awards, on January 15, 2021.

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.

Volvo, Engcon ink tiltrotator deal

Volvo Construction Equipment and Swedish tiltrotator manufacturer Engcon have formed a global supply partnership in which Volvo CE is offering integrated Engcon tiltrotators on its EC250 E and EC300 E excavators. Deliveries are anticipated in the first quarter of this year.

Daniel Härter is new head of ZF’s Off-Highway Business

As of April 1 2021, a change in the management of the Off-Highway and Test Systems Business Unit of ZF will come into effect: Daniel Härter will become new Head of the largest Business Unit within the Industrial Technology Division of ZF.

ABB softstarters help Shimla to get access to uninterrupted water supply

The town of Shimla in the Indian Himalayas is one of the country’s busiest tourist destinations. It receives 3.6 million visitors a year, significantly augmenting the local population of three million. Known as the Queen of Hills, Shimla has experienced an acute water crisis as its popularity increased.

JCB strengthens presence in Andhra Pradesh

India’s leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment, JCB India further strengthened its presence in Andhra Pradesh. Its dealer, Varun Motors, inaugurated its new facility for sales, service and spares in Rajahmundry, the cultural capital of the State.

SKF unveils 3 new automotive aftermarket products

To address customer needs for improved durability and performance, SKF India’s Automotive Aftermarket division today announced the launch of three new products.

Panacea Aftermarket introduces new line of hybrid safety products

Panacea Aftermarket Co. continues to shatter the industry norms by introducing a range of affordable innovative hybrid forklift safety related products, that are truly multi-functional.

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

Improving machine performance

Improving overall equipment effectiveness is always a challenge.

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.

CARER'S electric lithium-powered forklift

CARER has manufactured only electric forklifts since 1976. When considering solutions for the container loading industry, CARER was aware of the challenges faced by those industries having to load and unload containers.

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane from Liebherr

The new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane is the smallest in Liebherr’s mobile construction crane family and complements the crane series comprising the MK 88- 4.1 and MK 140.

ABB softstarters help Shimla to get access to uninterrupted water supply

Shimla has cut pipeline damage 50% using ABB Softstarters to help lift water thousands of feet from a dam to quench the thirst of millions.

Daniel Härter is new head of ZF’s Off-Highway Business

Härter has held various management positions for ZF since 2003. From 2004 to 2010 he was manager in the product line construction machinery axles and then took over responsibility as Head of Materials Management for the Industrial Technology Division.

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.

Power your profits

Tata Motors’ extensive range of 28-tonne tippers helps you maximise profits and have complete peace of mind.

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.

OPC UA over TSN – Unified standard for the IIoT

In order to keep pace with technological advancements off-highway and mobile industry constantly invest heavily in research and development projects.

Liebherr delivers 1st hydraulic excavator with Leica Geosystems’ system

Liebherr and Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, have been partners in the machine control systems area since last year. A Liebherr R 934 G8 crawler excavator, the first hydraulic excavator with a factory-fitted Leica Geosystems machine control system, has been delivered to our customer Brad-Pave in Great Britain.

Liebherr delivers 1st hydraulic excavator with Leica Geosystems’ system

Liebherr and Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, have been partners in the machine control systems area since last year. A Liebherr R 934 G8 crawler excavator, the first hydraulic excavator with a factory-fitted Leica Geosystems machine control system, has been delivered to our customer Brad-Pave in Great Britain.

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.

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.

Liebherr and Leica Geosystems deliver first hydraulic excavator

Liebherr and Leica Geosystems deliver first hydraulic excavator

InfraNirbhar: Webinar series by CW and Swarajya

The multi-part series will help us understand the dependence of India on infrastructure

Ashok Leyland reduces its carbon footprint by 60 %

Ashok Leyland reduces its carbon footprint by 60 %

ABB’s HVAC to ensure safe ventilation of Chennai Metro

ABB’s HVAC to ensure safe ventilation of Chennai Metro

New KAUP forklift truck attachments at William Hackett Lifting

New KAUP forklift truck attachments at William Hackett Lifting

Vermeer to intro electric horizontal directional drills following acquisition

Vermeer Corporation has bought Normag’s electric-powered horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and fluid systems technology, assuming the rights to develop, manufacture and distribute the European-based company’s electric HDD rigs, generator sets and fluid management systems.

New Avenues to Growth

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

Intelligent compaction!

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

New Bobcat partnership points to future autonomous machines

With an eye toward developing radar sensor systems, Doosan Bobcat North America says it has formed a strategic equity investment with Lawrence, Kansas-based Ainstein AI, a startup radar technologies company.

Hy-Brid Lifts announces new VP of Sales & Marketing

Hy-Brid Lifts, an industry leader in aerial lift equipment, announces Marshall Shaver as vice president of sales and marketing.

BEML signs MoU with CSIR-NAL

BEML signs MoU with CSIR-NAL

L&T flags off world’s heaviest LC-Max reactors ahead of schedule

Achieving another milestone in the engineering world, the Heavy Engineering business of Larsen & Toubro, has completed and flagged off World’s Heaviest LC-Max Reactors ahead of schedule in the presence of MK Surana, Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation.

Mahindra Group appoints Manoj Bhat as group CFO

Mahindra Group appoints Manoj Bhat as group CFO

EPA doubles down on prohibition of emissions defeat devices

Tampering on off- and on-road emissions control systems is illegal and there are hefty fines levied for violations, according to an enforcement alert issued by the EPA in December.

B&B Attachments completes 40 years

B&B Attachments celebrates 40 years in business providing quality forklift truck attachments, masts and ancillary systems to the UK and Ireland. The company’s reputation is built on its ability to solve material handling tasks.