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ELGi North America opens new headquarters

The new expanded headquarters is located in Charlotte, NC

Caterpillar revives Trial series with new video

The Cat Trial #9: PAC-MAN™ takes on the video-gaming world to celebrate Caterpillar’s 95th anniversary

MAJOR appoints new dealer

The company will serve customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

DYNAMIC INCLINATION SENSORS

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.

BorgWarner completes acquisition of Delphi Technologies

BorgWarner Inc announced it has completed its acquisition of Delphi Technologies

Industrial Cranes: Looking for a Turnaround

Industrial crane market is back to pre-pandemic levels thanks to pent-up demand. An analysis of where the opportunities lie.

Manitowoc opens new training centre in Pune

The new centre is equipped with simulators that replicate the operational systems on Potain cranes.

MoRTH notifies new safety norms for construction equipments vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification GSR 673 (E) dated 27 October 2020 in respect of Construction Equipments Vehicles (CEVs) to holistically address the issue of safety requirements.

The industry has crossed the worst phase

The market is now looking at a new dawn with a number of new projects. Shantanu Sinha, Executive Director, Trenchless Toolbox, elaborates on the current market scenario and the company’s plans ahead.

We anticipate a quick recovery from the bottom

In a projects ElectroMech has a stated strategy of Cranes & Beyond. Tushar Mehendale, Managing Director, ElectroMech Material Handling Systems (India), elaborates more on the company’s activities and the market trends in post-pandemic scenario., the ongoing projects simply cannot be stopped and these need to be completed and taken to their logical conclusion. Hence, when it comes to crane orders for big projects under execution, the orders are still being finalised in the industry. The pandemic had put a pause on the entire activity in the market for a few months. However, the market has almost got back to the pre-pandemic days and business seems to be back to normal.

Next year will be the best for construction industry

Speaking exclusively with EQUIPMENT INDIA after winning the coveted Equipment India Person of the Year 2020 award, VG Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India, shares his thoughts on the company’s success, future plans and the market outlook.

Donaldson introduces RP baghouse dust collector

The collector is designed to capture heavy and abrasive dust inherent to woodworking, mining, grain processing and other industries.

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.

Volvo CE launches new compact excavator in Indonesia

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced the launch of the Tier 3 EC55D compact excavator in Indonesia with offset boom, which is ideal for general construction.

Rolls-Royce expands MTU power generation footprint in Mankato

Rolls-Royce has announced a $13.9m investment in its Power Systems business unit for the addition of a new research and development building and multi-phase expansion of its MTU power generation manufacturing facility in Mankato, Minnesota, USA.

BorgWarner Completes Acquisition of Delphi Technologies

The combination of BorgWarner and Delphi Technologies is expected to strengthen BorgWarner’s electronics and power electronics products, capabilities and scale.

Extensions for any application

Telescopic slides from Elesa+Ganter offer smooth running, wear-free and quiet linear motion. They are used in a very wide range of applications. The spectrum ranges from the most simple extensions and drawers to high-quality variants that are used in the industrial environment on machines, production systems, and equipment.

Volvo CE unveils lighter-bodied R100E

The payload of the largest model in the Volvo rigid hauler line-up, the R100E, just got bigger thanks to a few clever modifications to the machine body. Using a lighter design, Volvo CE has managed to increase the capacity of the body from 60.4 cu m to 65 cu m, which is greater than any competitor model in the 100-ton class.

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.

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.

L&T completes divestment of E&A business to Schneider Electric

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced the closure of the strategic divestment of its Electrical & Automation (L&T E&A) business to Schneider Electric.

Brokk offers customised options for high heat environments

Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, offers specialised, high-heat options, ideal for processing applications.

Atlas Copco introduces cordless smart battery nutrunners

Atlas Copco Tools and Industrial Assembly Solutions launched a new range of cordless smart battery nutrunners.

Deepak Jain re-appointed as President of ACMA for 2020-21

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) announced the re-appointment of Deepak Jain, Chairman & Managing Director, Lumax Industries as its President and Sunjay Kapur, Chairman, Sona Comstar as the Vice President for the term 2020-21.

L&T bags significant contract from Defence Ministry

The defence arm of Larsen & Toubro has been awarded a significant contract by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the supply of four regiments of Pinaka Weapon Systems.

Filters in New Normal, New Norms

Construction and mining machinery operate in extreme conditions of weather, terrain and environment. They need to withstand these odd conditions and perform the task with minimum downtime.

The mantra of self-reliance

After months of speculation on GDP numbers, the results have confirmed our worst fears: our economy is suffering from a serious malaise.

New Frontiers of Trenchless Technology in India

During the past 25 years, trenchless technology has become a major part of construction industry in India. Dr Niranjan Swarup elaborates on the emerging trends in trenchless technology in India and the opportunities for the world

Manitowoc updates its free diagnostic mobile app

Manitowoc has updated its free diagnostic app to include Crane Control System (CCS)-equipped Potain tower cranes.

Mahindra launches new telematics platform

Mahindra Truck and Bus (MTB), a part of the $19.4 billion Mahindra Group, announced the launch of its connected vehicle technology, Mahindra iMAXX.

Green Technology for Indian Roads

The Ghaziabad-based JRD Infratech is using an Ammann ACC 90 CounterMix asphalt-mixing plant in their project to meet the guidelines of the National Green Tribunal and Central Pollution Control Board

MoRTH proposes safety norms for construction equipment vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a draft notification to address the issue of safety requirements while construction equipment vehicles are running on roads along with other vehicles

Elesa and Ganter offers new column level indicators

Elesa and Ganter presents a wide range of standard elements in engineering plastics and metal for equipment and machinery for the construction and building industry

Manitowoc launches Potain MCT 275 tower crane

Manitowoc’s product development under The Manitowoc Way continues to accelerate, with the Potain MCT 275 the latest new launch from the company.

Paving the Road to Success

To be competitive in a global market, it is essential for OEMs explore and take the first step towards adopting advanced automation and digitisation solutions. Saurabh Kulkarni, Mobile Automation Expert at B&R Industrial Automation, Austria writes.

We expect an industry growth of 6-8 per cent in 2021-22: Venkatesh S Aiyer

Uniflex has recently started a new plant in Uttarakhand, and plans to start two more plants in the long term. Venkatesh S Aiyer, Director, Uniflex, shares more on the market trends and the company’s plans.

10th Liebherr 1000 EC-H 40 High-Top crane at Grand Paris

Since May 2018, there have been ten Liebherr 1000 EC-H 40 High-Top tower cranes with very high lifting capacities on the construction sites of the Grand Paris Express

Haver & Boecker Niagara offers Pulse Vibration Analysis Service

Haver & Boecker Niagara’s new Pulse Vibration Analysis Service program helps operations achieve production targets and minimise unscheduled downtime

Rolls-Royce signs MoU for mýa Platform

Andreas Schell, CEO of Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems and Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on mýa, the open asset and fleet management system

Talbert Manufacturing offers 55-ton travelling axle trailer

Talbert Manufacturing offers the 5553TA travelling axle trailer for optimum versatility and productivity

Liebherr delivers 100,000th truck mixer

Liebherr handed over its 100,000th truck mixer in spring 2020, an HTM 905, which was picked up by the company Heinz Transportbeton Ingolstadt GmbH & Co KG

Tata Motors introduces next-gen digital solution

Tata Motors announced the launch of Tata Motors Fleet Edge – a next-generation connected vehicle solution that enables fleet management, with informed decision making.

Welspun One to set up 110-acre warehousing project in Bhiwandi

Designed to global standards and Green Building Certification requirements, the project is positioned to become a key asset in the hub of Mumbai’s warehousing market.

Siemens introduces workplace distancing solution

Manufacturers are facing new challenges as they look to restart or maintain operations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As preparations are made for the ‘next normal’, manufacturers must consider additional dimensions of employee safety, including the establishment of production environments and workflows that address physical distancing requirements.

Making Paint Shops Industry 4.0 Ready

Edge Controller from B&R brings flexibility to paint shops and makes them Industry 4.0 ready.

We provide customised solutions for different applications

Customers are looking for more reliable and compact solutions which can survive difficult operating environments. Harsha Kadam, CEO, Schaeffler India and President (Industrial Business), shares more on the application trends in bearings and the market scenario.

Unlocking opportunities

Though the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put a brake on the growth of the bearings industry, the market is expected to bounce back and continue to grow from next year onwards.

BEARING IT ALL!

Unlike passenger vehicles, when it comes to construction equipment applications bearings should be compatible with loads and harsh working conditions. Construction and mining are mostly encountered with dust, mud, and huge loads. Bearings for construction and mining applications must be rugged enough to bear these extreme conditions. For such conditions, the various ranges of bearings like cylindrical roller bearings, spherical roller bearings, tapered roller bearings, plain bearings and slew ring bearings are used as per the application within the equipment. Such bearings will provide longer life and higher efficiency to the equipment and machinery. With customers now looking for more than just a bearing supplier, most of the bearing manufacturers are looking forward to improving the product features to live up to the expectation from customers. In any industry segment, be it is automobile, power, or industrial machinery, the concept of lightweighting is fast gaining momentum as it leads to fuel saving, resulting in overall economy. Customers would need more reliable systems as they are not only looking at bearings, but also sub-assembly systems such as housings, lubricants, and additional components like seals. Different equipment will require different application requirements. Considering this, bearings manufacturers are also focusing on customising their products. The Special Focus section elaborates more on the bearings for CE applications. Automation plays a major role in the productivity and efficiency of a system or process. Painting is a major part of construction equipment manufacturing process. One of the significant areas to maximise availability in construction equipment manufacturing plant is the paint shop. Paint provides aesthetic value and boosts physical properties of equipment. It offers durability, resistance against corrosion, adds mechanical protection, and guards against weather conditions, since equipment are typically deployed in all terrains and conditions. Edge Controller from B&R helps to monitor paint shops, increase efficiency and provides transparency. The Technology elaborates on the automation solution in paint shop. Another Technology highlighted is that Siemens and IBM announced the availability of a new solution designed to optimise the Service Lifecycle Management of assets. The new solution establishes an end-to-end digital thread between equipment manufacturers and the owner/operators of that equipment.

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.

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?

Concrete-Mate for perfect Mix-Design control

Carmix brings out continuous technical innovation and the development of digital technologies that simplify on-site operations

Apollo Tyres commissions greenfield facility in AP

Apollo Tyres commissioned its seventh manufacturing unit globally, and the fifth one in India

Brokk training program for jobsite safety and productivity

Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, offers on-demand, personalised training options for Brokk customers

Belt Conveyor Danger Zones

Recognising the hazards is a key step toward preventing conveyor-related injuries.

Ritchie Bros. eases cash flow for equipment owners

Heavy equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. is supporting equipment owners through the COVID-19 crisis with flexible disposition options to improve their cash flow, including advance payment options and purchasing seller assets outright. Ritchie Bros.

Complete range of Integrated hydraulic motor gearboxes for mobile solutions

Bonfiglioli provides a complete range of innovative integrated hydraulic motor gearboxes for mobile solutions.

Siemens introduces workplace distancing solution

Combining proven hardware and software, Siemens has created a new workplace distancing solution

Taiwan Excellence Smart Machinery Conference

Taiwan Excellence held the ‘Taiwan Excellence Smart Machinery’ online conference.

John Deere appoints new President of Construction & Forestry

Deere & Company (DE) elected John Stone as President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems, effective July 1.

Ritchie Bros. eases cash flow for equipment owners

Ritchie Bros. is supporting equipment owners through the COVID-19 crisis with flexible disposition options to improve their cash flow

Bentley Systems opens up full access to ProjectWise 365

Bentley Systems has opened up its ProjectWise 365 cloud service, including waiving subscription fees through September 30, 2020, to virtually connect infrastructure project participants forced to work from home.

Volvo Group, Daimler Truck form JV

Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish a new joint venture (JV).

Our vision of ‘Always Better’ goes beyond traditional thinking

With business in more than 120 countries and direct presence in 28 countries, Elgi Equipments is consolidating its presence in global market with innovative products and services.

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.

Flender to expand in Western Australia

Flender, a leading global supplier of mechanical drives and a subsidiary of Siemens, has announced expansion plans in Western Australia with a new facility in Tonkin Highway Industrial Estate in Bayswater.

Flender to expand in Western Australia

Flender, a leading global supplier of mechanical drives and a subsidiary of Siemens, has announced expansion plans in Western Australia with a new facility in Tonkin Highway Industrial Estate in Bayswater.

Volvo CE Unveils Electric Compact Excavator and Wheel Loader

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is delivering on its commitment of "Building Tomorrow" with the unveiling of its first commercial zero-emissions electric compact excavator and wheel loader at bauma Munich.

Volvo CE Unveils Electric Compact Excavator and Wheel Loader

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is delivering on its commitment of "Building Tomorrow" with the unveiling of its first commercial zero-emissions electric compact excavator and wheel loader at bauma Munich.

Genie produces protective gear for Seattle-area hospital

As communities, states, and countries around the globe continue to address the health crisis created by COVID-19, personal protection equipment (PPE) for medical personnel and first responders remains in high demand.

Bentley Systems opens up full access to ProjectWise 365

Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, announced it has opened up its ProjectWise 365 cloud service, including waiving subscription fees through September 30, 2020, to virtually connect infrastructure project participants forced to work from home.

SDLG reopens factory following Coronavirus pandemic

Top SDLG executives visited its factory in Linyi, China, to monitor measures put in place to ensure the safety and health of its employees amidst COVID-19.

Predictive Maintenance Solutions

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions offers predictive maintenance solutions based on artificial intelligence.

Monitoring All Assets in a Single App

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

High Speed for Mobile Equipment

Off-highway and mobile machinery industries are looking for a next-generation fieldbus satisfying all industry requirements along with providing an enhanced performance.

The long-term growth for construction equipment is intact

India's infrastructure sector is poised to grow significantly with the increasing demand for development of key infrastructure projects.

Bridging the Disconnect

Unified Engineernig enables global multi-discipline teams to work concurrently in a common data-centric environment, controlling and managing change across the entire project. Amish Sabharwal elaborates more.

Creating a Win-Win Situation

In India, human resource along with automation will work wonders for the manufacturing industry.

Filter market is expected to witness exponential growth

Construction and mining equipment need robust and high-performance filter solutions.

Indigenous crane control and safety systems

Cranesafe Technologies was incepted in 2007 to provide services for the critical problems in hydraulics, pneumatics and electronics for any type and make of mobile cranes.

Solution for Bridges and Busy Road Projects

MB Crusher drum cutter range provides the solution to the challenges faced by certain construction sites.

Mastering Lifts at High Altitude

Liebherr MK 88 Plus mobile construction crane masters 1,600 lifts in the Swiss Alps.

Donaldson introduces PowerCore Edge engine air cleaner

Donaldson Company has introduced PowerCore? Edge, a compact, high-efficiency engine air cleaner for use in heavy dust environments.

Donaldson expands iCue? connected filtration service to Europe

Donaldson Company announced the expansion of the Donaldson iCue? connected filtration service to Europe.

Rolls-Royce, ASI Mining to optimise MTU engines

Rolls-Royce and ASI Mining have agreed to ensure compatibility of MTU engines and ASI's Mobius command and control software for autonomous vehicles.

Grading the Future

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

B&B Attachments announces distributor in UK

B&B Attachments announced its exclusive distribution rights throughout England and Wales for Griptech high-performance weighing systems for forklift trucks.

Brokk launches atomised water mist dust suppression system

Brokk unveiled its new atomised water mist system during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020.

Volvo Group India supports healthcare professionals and police personnel

As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to create unprecedented crisis in India, Volvo Group India has joined forces with the Government of Karnataka to control the transmission of this disease.

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.

Engineering Growth

The growth prospects of off-highway diesel engines market is obvious in the coming years as the infrastructure equipment will play a major role in the infrastructure creation in the country.

Paving to Perfection

The projects planned in roads, highways and expressways under the National Infrastructure Pipeline for the next five years will drive the demand for pavers during the period.

JCB joins the battle against coronavirus in India

JCB India has partnered with Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad to support the fight against COVID 19. This project will be partially funded through JCB India?s CSR initiative.

WernerCo appoints Gary Scott as Global CEO

The Advisory Board of Werner International Holding S.?.r l. announced the appointment of Gary Scott as the Global Chief Executive Officer of WernerCo, a fully integrated and international manufacturer and distributor of access products, fall protection equipment, secure storage systems and light duty construction equipment.

Brokk launches atomised water mist dust suppression system

Brokk, the world?s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition robots, unveiled the Brokk atomised water mist system during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020.

Kubota to invest in Escorts, to deepen partnership

Kubota Corporation, a leading global tractor and machinery manufacturer from Japan, will acquire 10 per cent equity stake in Escorts, a leading engineering conglomerate in India, in order to integrate and deepen their relationship towards achieving their mutual ambition of global leadership.

Trimble Announces New Platform as a Service for Construction Technology

Trimble announced today the Trimble? Platform as a Service, an offering that gives contractors the ability to purchase select civil construction hardware and software solutions and continually upgrade those solutions with the latest innovations from Trimble.

Donaldson introduces PowerCore Edge engine air cleaner

Donaldson Company, Inc, a leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration products and solutions, has introduced PowerCore? Edge, a compact, high-efficiency engine air cleaner for use in heavy dust environments.

Rolls-Royce, ASI Mining to optimise MTU engines for autonomous operations

Rolls-Royce and ASI Mining have agreed to ensure compatibility of MTU engines and ASI?s Mobius command and control software for autonomous vehicles.

Donaldson expands iCue? connected filtration service to Europe

Donaldson Company, Inc, a leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and solutions, announced the expansion of the Donaldson iCue? connected filtration service to Europe.

Rs 1 tn tunnel work to be undertaken in 5 years

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that India would require sound tunnel systems at strategic locations, and tunnel works worth over Rs one trillion would be undertaken in the next five years.