CONEXPO CON/AGG 2011 Set to be a Mega Event

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the world's most valuable gathering place for the construction industry. Held every three years, triennial the exposition showcases the latest equipment, products, services and technologies. This year, the show will take place from March 22 to 26, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA, and will feature over 2,000 exhibitors, and 120,000 registered visitors. The exhibition which spread over an area of 2.2 million net sq.ft, will witness over 140,000 industry professionals.

Over thousands of new products and technologies will be showcased this year and product concentration areas at the show will make easier for visitors to locate specific products, services and exhibitors of interest to them. The show also features specialized exhibit pavilions, including a focus on information technology/management, and international exhibit pavilions. This year attendees will find more industry-focused education than ever before, providing additional value to their show experience. Attendees are driven to CONEXPO-CON/AGG because they find the latest information and expertise they need to remain competitive—all in one exciting place.

More than 80 allied associations and groups are official show supporting organizations and come from the U.S., Canada and 13 other countries. They promote the shows' value and bring qualified buyer groups to the events, and many help develop direction and content of the shows' education programs ensuring that they meet industry needs. Besides the U.S. and Canada, these groups represent Brazil, Chile, China, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and Venezuela.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 is co-locating with the 2011 IFPE exposition for fluid power/motion control/power transmission and ICON Expo 2011, with an emphasis on the concrete products industry.

"These industry connections broaden the base of our shows to enhance the trade show experience for all – more interactions between qualified buyers and sellers, more industry education, and more networking in a global environment," stated Megan Tanel, AEM's Vice President, Exhibition and Events.

"More than ever, companies are looking at their bottom line and evaluating their investment of time and money. Our industry collaborations are one-way we offer real value in today's marketplace for all participants," added Melissa Magestro, IFPE Show Director.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG features exhibiting showcasing the latest industry products and services, including the most advanced product design innovations and technologies and plenty of networking opportunities with industry experts and peers. The show attracts persons involved in all segments of the construction, aggregates and ready mixed concrete industries, including contractors, materials producers, and government and institutional sector officials.

The products that would be showcased include Admixture, Aggregates, equipment and attachments, Asphalt production and paving, Blasting, Cement, Compaction equipment, Concrete batching plants, Concrete finishing, Concrete paving and production, Concrete Pumps, Drilling equipment, Earthmoving Machineries and attachments, Engines/components, Heavy-duty trucks, Hydraulics, Lifting – aerial and cranes, Light equipment – Asphalt, Light Equipment – Concrete, Pumps, Trenching and shoring, Truck mixers, Utility equipment, Lubricants, and so on.

In addition to these, more than 125 sessions at the show will help contractors, business owners, construction materials producers, end-users and other industry professionals to meet the challenges in a changing marketplace. More hands-on workshops will be held, and industry organizations have expanded their certification and examination programs for the convenience of the show attendees.

CONEXPO CON/AGG 2011 Set to be a Mega Event

The comprehensive education program emphasizes industry and management issues and trends and applied technology. Education is divided into nine program tracks to help attendees locate topics of most interest to them: aggregates, asphalt, concrete, earthmoving and site development, equipment asset management, management best practices, recycling and sustainability, safety and workforce development/competitive edge.

A "Green Roads Summit" is new for the 2011 show, to provide attendees with insights into the "green highways" movement, including current best practices and future developments.

Conducting industry certification courses and exams at the show are: American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA), Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPA), National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators, National Concrete Masonry Association and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.

The strong international attendance at CONEXPO-CON/AGG will give the attendees perfect opportunity to network with international buyers, distributors and suppliers. In 2008, the show broke all records for attendance, exhibiting space and number of exhibitors. It is expected that 2011 to be the show of a lifetime—with even greater returns for exhibitors.

As the show will provide the attendees an opportunity to get in-front of serious buyers seeking the latest products and services, Manitowoc Cranes plans to highlight a number of impressive engineering and design developments. Visitors will be able to see the largest rough-terrain crane currently in production, a best-in-class six-axle all-terrain crane, as well as some of the industry's most advanced boom truck controls. The 2011 show will provide Manitowoc the perfect opportunity to present a range of cranes and services to the industry.

CONEXPO CON/AGG 2011 Set to be a Mega Event
The largest crane on the booth is the Manitowoc 16000 crawler crane, which will feature its new wind attachment. This crane has been one of the most popular tools for wind turbine erection in North America in recent years. With the advent of larger wind turbines, the company has introduced the attachment, which allows existing 16,000 owners to lift the next generation of wind turbines, without having to invest in a whole new crane.

From Manitowoc's Grove brand, there will be a large, all-terrain crane the GMK6300L.This crane has a six-axle carrier and a 262 ft main boom, the longest in its class. Another Grove crane making its U.S. trade show debut is the RT9150E, the largest production rough-terrain crane in the world. It has a 150 USt capacity and a 197 ft main boom.

The Potain MCT 88 will also be exhibited. This crane has been characterized by its ability to be set up quickly and gives users flexibility through a range of configurations to suit different applications. The MCT 88 is the largest crane in the City Topless range with a 5.5 USt maximum capacity.

Another Potain branded product on the Manitowoc booth is the Ultra View cab, which will be located at ground level, allowing visitors to get a first-hand feel look at its excellent visibility, comfort and ergonomic layout.

Cranes from Manitowoc's YardBoss industrial crane range and National Crane boom truck line round out the product offering on the Manitowoc booth. The YB5520 is a new crane in the YardBoss range, with a 20 USt maximum capacity.

From National Crane the 55 USt NBT55 boom truck will be displayed, this is the largest boom truck in the National Crane line. Also on display for the first time will be the NBT30H, a 30 USt capacity National Crane boom truck.

Manitowoc Crane Care will also be displaying a completely refurbished lower works of a Manitowoc 888 crawler crane. This crane was refurbished by Manitowoc Crane Care in partnership with H&E Equipment Services, through the EnCORE Partners program. This is one of Manitowoc's newest initiatives to help customers to reduce cost of ownership.

On the other hand, Caterpillar will have largest displays at the show with three different exhibit areas and nearly 40 machines, a wide variety of work tools, technology solutions, engines and components. More than a dozen new Cat® machines will make their North American debut. The new Cat vocational truck, the CT660, will be shown publicly for the first time. A new G Series 775 off-highway truck will garner a spotlight as it is the first Cat machine to go into production with a Tier 4 Final emissions solution. Many of the other new machines, such as the wholly redesigned H Series 627 wheel tractor-scraper, will showcase a Tier 4 Interim solution. These innovative emission reduction technologies from Caterpillar are integrated into the machine design. This allows Cat Tier 4-ready products to perform at peak production while reducing emissions by approximately 90 percent. The innovative new systems support the Caterpillar concepts of vision and leadership focused to increase value for customers.

CONEXPO CON/AGG 2011 Set to be a Mega Event
The Cat K Series midsize wheel loaders—ranging from the 950K to the 980K—also will be introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG. All five of the loaders feature improved performance and fuel efficiency, and each has a totally new cab for greater operator comfort and productivity. Cat E Series hydraulic excavators also will make their North American debut. The 336E, for example, features more net power than its predecessor for faster digging and loading. The 140M2 all-wheel-drive motor grader represents the upgraded M2 Series. A wider variable horsepower range enhances productivity. The new AP1055E asphalt paver offers improved fuel economy through use of the adjustable engine speed control, and it meets Tier 4 Interim emissions standards, as do the M2 motor graders, E Series excavators and K Series wheel loaders. In addition to new machines, Caterpillar will present a new telematics solution that builds on Cat Product Link.

The Caterpillar display also includes machines for site development, road building and paving, underground utilities construction and quarry and aggregates operations. The exhibit also includes small machines for general construction and specialty trades and features displays representing the Caterpillar commitment to building machines that benefit current and future generations. Engines from Caterpillar Industrial Power Systems and Perkins will also be featured.

At the show, Liebherr will be displaying 23 exhibits representing the latest technology from the vast range of the Group's construction equipment program. Liebherr will display no less than six hydraulic excavators, four wheel loaders, three crawler loaders and tractors, two deep foundation machines, two tower cranes as well as four mobile and crawler cranes. Each of these Liebherr construction equipment product lines will be represented by a range of equipment that differs in sizes and application configuration. The line-up includes new product launches for the US market including a prize winning material handler, the first Liebherr articulated dump truck and the spectacular new design for a fast erecting crane.

Some of the models that would be showcased include Prize winning LH 120 C material handler, R 916 a new ‘Generation 6' crawler excavator, largest models of crawler tractor PR 764 Litronic and wheel loader L 586. Other than these, three more Liebherr wheel loaders that would be on display are L 542 P (105 kW / 143 hp), the L 550 with the new Industrial Lift Arms (129 kW / 175 hp) and the L 566 in a material handling configuration (140 kW / 191 hp).

CONEXPO CON/AGG 2011 Set to be a Mega Event
Liebherr will also present the new LTR 1060 telescopic crawler cranes, LTM 1350-6.1 a new six-axle mobile crane, LB 36 the largest of Liebherr's pure drilling rigs, 81 K fast-erecting crane, 285 EC-B 12 Flat-Top crane series and so on.

Volvo Construction Equipment on the other hand will showcase 19 machines in three themed areas – all of which represent new technology and innovation at the show.

Volvo is committed to products, customer support, finance and educational solutions for the advancement of the construction industry. The strength of the Volvo Group will be displayed with more than eight new product introductions and customer support initiatives, all complimented by current machines representing the full range.

CONEXPO CON/AGG 2011 Set to be a Mega Event
A new era of wheel loader from Volvo will debut with increased productivity and fuel efficiency that will set the standard. This new addition to the large class of Volvo wheel loaders will offer power in a package designed for high performance and smooth, efficient operation. The latest OptiShift technology and CareTrack telematics reinforce efficiency.

Volvo will unveil newly designed wheeled and tracked skid steer loader models expanding the current line of equipment. The vertical and radial lift machines include complementary attachments to meet a variety of demanding jobsite needs. At CONEXPO, Volvo will also add a new model to the company's pipelayer range with revised lift and positioning capability.

A Volvo engine keeps machine performance high and fuel consumption low. At CONEXPO, visitors will see Volvo Tier 4i/Stage IIIB emission compliant engines in a new generation of machines. The Volvo experience will include an innovation area showcasing the latest engine, driveline and telematics technologies as well as future design concept models.

Powerscreen at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 will be exhibiting on the Terex stand and will display its Powerscreen® XH500, Powerscreen® XH320SR, Powerscreen® XA400S and the Powerscreen® Warrior 2400.

The XH500 Horizontal Shaft Impactor crusher represents the latest generation of highly versatile track mobile crusher, designed for processing large volumes of soft to medium-hard primary and secondary materials such as natural rock and construction derived materials including asphalt, recycling and demolition waste. The Powerscreen XH500 has been designed for excellent reduction and maximum throughput of up to 500tph (550 US tph whereas XH320SR is designed to excel in the toughest conditions in recycling, demolition and quarrying applications. Its key features include the fully independent under crusher vibrating pan feeder, new impact chamber with 4-bar rotor, twin-apron design, double deck screen with re-circulating facility, adjustment assist and hydraulic overload protection.

The XA400S is a high performance primary jaw crushing plant, designed for operators in quarrying, demolition and recycling applications and is capable of producing up to 400 tph (441 US tph), depending on the application.

The new Warrior 2400 is designed for large scale operators in the quarrying and mining sectors, is capable of handling larger feed sizes, and has an output potential of up to 800 tph (881 US tph). It features a heavy duty incline screen with a high amplitude triple shaft drive mechanism, lending it to screening, scalping, 2 or 3 way splitting and stockpiling materials like aggregates, topsoil, coal, construction, demolition waste and iron ore.

Powerscreen has partnered with Scania as its engine supplier to comply with Tier IIIb / 4i emissions legislation. The XA400S on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be fitted with a Scania engine.

CONEXPO CON/AGG 2011 Set to be a Mega Event

Making most of the opportunity, Doosan will show several new products at this year's Conexpo event, including the DX235LCR and DX700LC crawler excavators. The DX235LCR is designed to meet the continuously growing demand for reduced radius crawler excavators for work in confined areas. The arm and bucket cylinders are sized to provide enhanced excavating force. The DS235LCR has an operating weight of 23.6t and a maximum digging depth of 6.67m. The dump height is 7.93m, while the maximum digging reach is 9.82m.
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