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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.

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.

New generation Vögele feeders

The MT 3000-3i Standard and MT 3000-3i Offset power feeders from Vögele guarantees constant, smooth transfer of material.

Beating the friction

Trelleborg’s Lubrication Management principles offer improved lifetime and performance across the whole sealing system.

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.

Liebherr unveils three new machines in one new design

All the three new machine models gleam in a new design.

GHH releases new data analytics software

GHH inSiTE manages mining and tunnelling projects and large construction sites

Genie launches E-Drive across GS scissor lifts range

Genie® announced the new E-Drive system, an optimised AC electric drive system, available across its entire line of GS™ slab scissor li s.

MAJOR appoints new dealers

MAJOR announced the appointment of Premier Equipment, a leading supplier of material processing systems, as its new aggregate and mining screen media authorised dealer.

ZF opens Digital Solutions Center in Bengaluru

The centre will support development programs for the domestic market

Manitowoc opens training centre in Pune

The latest Manitowoc Crane Care training centre has been inaugurated at the Potain manufacturing facility in Pune.

Trending mining equipment and features

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

We are planning to introduce digital dashboards

Indranil Roy, Director - Mining, thyssenkrupp Industries India, shares some facts on the company’s presence in bulk material handling space and the market trend.

Rolls-Royce’s MTU Aiken plant completes 10 years

The facility began with the assembly of MTU Series 2000 and Series 4000 diesel engines

We see huge potential for digital technologies in mining

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.

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.

“We are expanding our product portfolio”

Ifm is expanding its product portfolio of control solutions with new solutions. Amit Hatgine, Manager-System Business, ifm Electronic India, shares more on the products and solutions from the company for construction equipment industry.

BKT opens Covid-19 treatment centre at Bhuj plant

The contactless Covid-19 treatment centre and E-ICU unit built by BKT at its plant in Bhuj is already operational.

Boosting productivity at Australian earthmoving business

Two ECR305C crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) are helping a family business in Sydney improve productivity on earthmoving projects.

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.