Excon 2007 will be held for the 4th time this November in Bangalore at new but bigger and better venue–Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). The show boasts of more than 225 exhibitors from 10 countries and exclusives pavilion from China, Germany, South Korea, Italy, and so on, filling over 50,000 sqm of space. NBM&CW reports on the products that will be unveiled at this mega event being held from 14 to 18 November 2007.
The event is being organized by CII and the Indian Earthmoving & Construction Industry Association (IECIA), with companies like Hydrolines, JCB, Kobelco, Puzzolana, Schwing Stetter, Srei, Telcon, Volvo, and Wipro as event sponsors. Such industry events certainly help accelerate the overall techno-economic progress of the country.
Show organizers hope to attract more than 25,000 high profile visitors from sub-continent to the five-day event. Excon comes at a time when India is experiencing tremendous growth in construction industry. The construction equipment market in India is expected to grow +30% in 2007—08 and beyond.
The 4thConstruction Technology Trade Fair Excon 2007–showcases the latest advancements in construction engineering with emphasis on latest products, equipment, and technology with specific emphasis on efficiency, productivity, safety, environment protection and construction technology. Many companies have lined up their plans to unveil their new products and services. Coinciding with this 5 Days International exhibition, there are other important events-3-Day International Conference on Construction Equipment Industry, global/group CEOs Sessions, live demonstration of equipment and international business delegations visiting these events. All in all Excon-2007 is set to become a milestone event—the largest construction equipment event in Asia Pacific profiling earthmoving equipment, backhoe loaders, excavators, front-end loaders, graders, dozers, vibratory soil compactors, paving equipment, integrated concrete and bitumen batching and mixing equipment, mobile & stationary crushing equipment packages, material handling equipment like cranes, forklifts, hoists, hydraulic and pneumatic drilling equipment, concrete pumps, rock breakers for demolition and secondary breaking and the list is endless which will be showcased by over 225 exhibitors.
NBM&CW is the official publication of Excon events and will be reporting on the show highlight in the forthcoming issue of its magazine.
MULTIQUIP to Launch New Light tower at Excon
This Portable Light Tower fully tested and supported by MQ USA specialists, is powered by Mitsubishi L2E Engine and Stamford FGL1M Fly wheel Generator Lights 4 x 1000 Watts Metal Halide Lamps mounted on a mast that can rise to 30 ft. and can light up an area of 30,000 sq.mtr within just two minutes of its start up. A fully sound attenuated galvanized plain sheet powder coated enclosure is designed for sound levels of 70db at one meter. The sturdy trailer is designed for high speed highway movements and mast with outriggers can withstand wind pressure of upto 120 kmph. This model is a good bargain, value for money and comes with all the features that are offered in MQ USA models.
"Firefly" has already proved itself as it was used by Goa Public Works Department for a Mud Slide rescue operation opposite Goa State Legislative Assembly Complex and worked continuously for 35 days.
Multiquip, is the leading supplier of concrete placement, cutting and finishing products; compaction equipment; welders; generators; pumps; and more.
LIUGONG Crawler Excavators at Excon 2007LiuGong, the Chinese Construction Machinery Company with a history of 50 years has the biggest brand in the Chinese Excavators market. It is the second largest manufacturer of Wheel Loaders.
Currently, LiuGong products and dealership network are in over 40 countries around the world to serve the industry.
New Cold Planer from Dynapac
The PL 350 T is a three wheel cold planer specifically developed for partial repairs of asphalt and concrete pavements and removing surfaces in buildings. Its reduced length makes it ideal for work in confined areas and small job sites requiring a small turning diameter.
The hydrostatically front driven, three wheel compact planer is capable of removing concrete and asphalt across a cutting width of 350 mm at a maximum cutting depth of 100 m and a cutting radius of 100 mm. The right supporting wheel can easily be folded in for flush cutting alongside walls or curbs.
Powered by a water-cooled, four cylinder B3.3 diesel engine, rated at 45 kW, 60 hp at 2200 rpm, the cold planer also features a large 480 l water capacity and a 120 l fuel tank.
OCTAGONA at Excon 2007OCTAGONA S.r.l. is an International Business & Marketing Consultancy headquartered in Italy will participate in Excon 2007 to assist foreign companies enter the Indian market. The organisation has a fully functional liaison office in New Delhi, India.
OCTAGONA works in close association with various federations of industries and chambers of commerce to assist the member companies make a smooth and seamless entry into the Indian market.
OCTAGONA is the acknowledged knowledge partner for the region for this segment and is assisting the various member companies with their study of the Indian market with the idea of aiding their eventual entry through an optimal vehicle and at an opportune time.
Excon 2007, is one such vehicles whence under the aegis of CONFINDUSTRIA Modena OCTAGONA shall assist some of these companies showcase their products and service to the Indian audience. As the fair is a recognised leader in the segment what could be a better choice as a vehicle to promote the client companies, the fair shall demonstrate to the clients the efficacy of the Indian market, the reality of the interest of the Indian people for their products / processes as well as act as the springboard for further contacts.
OCTAGONA with CONFINDUSTRIA Modena had participated in the EXCON 2005 too and the responses generated thence paved way for the current year participation.
Ms. Aloma Aseerwatham Casari of Confindustria Modena and Mr. Alessandro Fichera, the CEO of Octagona will both present at the Excon 2007.
MAIT Foundation Equipment
In India too, it is the most preferred supplier for more than 8 years with highest with more than 150 units of Rigs supplied to major Indian contractors like Gammon India, Valecha Engineering, Simplex Infrastructure, Navayuga Engineering, ITD Cementation, Meher Foundation, Quipo, J.Kumar & Co., Essar Constructions, Nagarjuna Const., Soma Ent., Maytas Infra, B.Seenaiah & Co., Madhucon Projects, TATA Projects. Many more rigs are currently under shipment.
MAIT's piling & Diaphragm Wall Rigs have been used extensively by in many prestigious projects in India like flyovers in Mumbai, Metro rail projects in Delhi and Bangalore, NTPC power projects across the country, Golden Quadrilateral(NHAI), Bangalore elevated express way, marine port connectivity jobs. Mait rigs have worked in all areas across the length and breadth of the country in all types of ground conditions and are proven to be of the best quality and reliability.
MAIT is serving India market with office in Navi Mumbai. For carrying out the after-sales service of our products in the Indian Sub-Continent, we have fully trained service persons and a stock of spare parts available with us.
Fastest & Innovative Paving Jobs Through SUPER SCREEDPavers are unique machines for achieving accurate level, quality finish and speedy completion most suited for concrete roads, paving areas, airport runways, elevated decks, suspended slabs, tilt-up panels, post tension slabs, bridges, indoor stadiums, and industrial floorings. Recently, Multiquip "Super Screed TM fixed-form paver successfully demonstrated the fasted innovative paving jobs in Mumbai concrete road 300m thick and has yielded excellent finish.
Multiquip "Super Screed TM" fixed form paver has successfully executed road works in Indore, Bhopal, Pune and Runways, Taxiways for Bidar, Goa and Pune Airports.
Multiquip "Super Screed TM" fixed form paver is highly recommended for fast and accurate leveled road, pavements and Industrial flooring works. Currently, it is being preformed by Specialist flooring companies and for roads and runways. Pune Airport runways is being executed by a 28 ft machine.
It is ideal for highways rehabilitation, panel replacement and white-topping applications and ensures instant forward and reverse-screeding action. It has removable hydraulic power pack with heavy duty jack stands allowing movement around the job site. It requires only common fixed form for movement.
Saves on labor, fuel and laying cost, these are most suitable for concrete roads, pavements and White Topping (concrete overlays over Bitumen), Airport runways & parking bays, Indoor stadiums and warehouse flooring, container freight stations stacking areas, berths, Jetties etc.
These pavers are manufactured by Multiquip, USA and supplied by Multiquip Construction Equipment Pvt Ltd, Mumbai. Multiquip India is a sole distributor for India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Maldives, Middle East, Afganistan, Iran, Turkey, Israel, and East Europe.
NPK at Excon 2007Nippon Pneumatic Mfg. Co. Ltd. Osaka, Japan popularly known as NPK in the industry circles is an 85 year old company, has continually improvised the technology of design and manufacture of hydraulic rock breakers and other attachments for excavators.
NPK hydraulic rock breakers have unique design features that make them market leaders. In certain markets like that of GCC countries where extreme hard rock conditions are encountered, NPK is the most preferred brand.
While higher impact energy ensures maximum productivity, cushion rubber system reduces vibration and noise level to minimize stresses on both man and machine.
The unique patented design of NPK breakers has attracted the discerning customers in India so much that more than 200 used breakers have found its way into India and still are in good working condition despite being 15 to 20 years old.
NPK hydraulic rock breakers and other attachments are now available in India through, Vev Ventures, Chennai, who have been appointed the authorized distributor for NPK products in India. Vev Ventures will provide effective "After Sales Support" to ensure optimum availability of breakers for production. Customers in India now have access to Genuine Spare Parts and reliable service for their NPK breakers. Vev Ventures have qualified and factory trained technicians to provide quality service and will be aptly supported by NPK Middle East from United Arab Emirates. NPK invites all participants to visit their stall no. 134 in Hall 1 at Excon 2007.
TEREX Finlay to Launch Its New Crusher in IndiaNorthern Ireland based Terex Finlay is to launch its C-1540 Cone Crusher in India and looks with confidence to further market growth in the coming years.
The Terex Finlay Cone Crusher will be available in two configurations; the classic C-1540 with pre-screen option and the C-154ORS recirculating screen configuration.
The Terex Finlay cone crushing equipment will feature a number of major benefits including hydrostatic drive, rapid set up time, high reduction ratio, high output capacity and advanced electronic control system. The C-1540 Cone crusher also features an integrated pre-screen. By only crushing the products that need to be crushed, the capacity of the machine is increased and wear costs reduced. The metal detector on the hopper with self-clearing facility is also another notable feature.
Built to the exacting standards long associated with the company's machines, the cone crushers also feature the Terex Pegson Automax 1000 Cone chamber. With an automatic tramp metal relief, hydraulically adjustable closed side settings, ease of maintenance and direct hydrostatic drive, the Cone chamber is already well–established in the marketplace.
The company which is a part of the world-wide Terex Corporation, plans to use the forthcoming Bauma exhibition in Germany as its launch pad for its new track mounted C-1540 Cone crusher which will compliment its already impressive range of mobile crushing, screening, washing and recycling equipment.
Established almost 50 years ago the company exports to over 80 countries worldwide and distributes its products globally through an established dealer network. W.B.Engineers International Pvt. Ltd. Is the exclusive distributor of the Terex-Finlay range of crushing, screening and washing equipment in India.
The company prides itself on its focus on innovation, has seen dynamic global growth across its product range in the past five years, with European sales accounting for a very significant element of the business.
Extec-True MobilityIt all started less than four years back, when Extec Screens and Crushers [India] Pvt. Ltd., the marketing arm of Extec Screens and Crushers Ltd., UK, started its Indian Operation. Today, the Indian Customers have positioned Extec as the fastest growing and the most dominant player with one of the largest installation base of Mobile on-Track Crushing and Screening Systems in India!
This fact, which is demonstrated at all geographical locations across India with a wide spectrum of Rocks and application parameters, underlines the very strong identity that Extec has been able to build up with the customers in India in such a short spell of time. Extec cherishes this identity which the market has showered on it and it remains the strongest force driving it at all times to work to ensure the maximum returns on the investments that its customers make on Extec Equipment year after year!
Extec's market identity as the most reliable set of systems in 'Mobile Crushing & Screening' Applications is based on a consistent ability to deliver a competent performance and back up service assurance that ensures the customers best returns from the investments. It makes it possible through a conscious effort to keep ourselves a step ahead with:
- an advanced and innovative state-of the- art Technology
- a rugged system construction customized for the Indian Operation
- a 24x7 assurance of support on parts & service with a commitment that places supreme importance to uptime of the machines and minimum operation and maintenance costs.
- a solid highly experienced application support to ensure the most flexible usage of machines with changing sites, production rates, feed material character and product profiles.
The S-series screens, especially the S-5 have laid the foundation of the success story that is Extec India. The patented twin screen concept is revolutionary and it resolves the conflicting principles associated with providing larger screening areas on mobile plants to provide compactness, efficiency and precision. Available with three remote controls, vibrating grid, oil bath filter and optional bogie for long distance transport, the S-4 and S-5 are hallmarks of true mobility operating on Indian iron ore, coal and aggregate efficiently and in large numbers.
With the brand new S-6, the latest addition into the Extec S-series stable, Extec have launched the ultimate large capacity screen. The two high area screen boxes, longest tail conveyor, longer side conveyors and higher speed belts offer aggregate and ore producers the highest capacity with clean gradings and of course true mobility. With quite a few S-6s in operation in India now, extremely high capacity mobile screening is well within reach.
The C-series jaw crushers namely the C-10 and the C-12 come with extremely high reduction ratios brought about by advanced crusher box design and state-of-the-art hydraulics. The C-10's ability to produce finished calibrated iron ore in close circuit in single stage from ROM and the C-12's ability to produce material around GSB grade from blasted rock also in single stage is testimony to their superior technology. With the advent of the C-10+ and C-12+ encompassing environment friendly CAT engines, higher product stockpiles and central greasing systems, the un-improvable have just been improved.
The all new X 38 and X 44 cone crushers have raised the benchmark of crushing equipment design. Armed with the century old experience of Telsmith, USA cone crushers and innovative features such as hydraulic swiveling feed conveyor and automatic belt swiveling on detection of metal, these crushers are the ultimate rock destroyers. The availability of a re-circulating screen for defining finished product and various chambers on the cones make the machines suitable for crushing ore and aggregate in secondary, tertiary and quaternary stages.
The I C-13 primary and secondary impactors, roll crushers and various other equipment for hredding and re-cycling adds to further fulfillment of Extec's star studded repertoire.
With many other new machines, encompassing Extec's trademark innovativeness and concept of true mobility, on the horizon, Extec remains firmly committed to the Indian market. The Extec Indian Team, meanwhile, remains committed . . . preparing and upgrading itself continuously to ensure this strong relationship gets stronger and stronger with the passage of time.
Terex Roadbuilding Product Launched in IndiaTerex Roadbuilding USA has formally launched its Products in India with Voltas Limited. Voltas has a long association with Terex Corporation representing other Terex companies like Terex Pegson, Terex Powerscreen, and Terex O&K. Terex Roadbuilding has launched Concrete Slipform Pavers, Cold Milling Machines and Bidwell range of Concrete slip form pavers in India.
With over 75 concrete and asphalt products, Terex Roadbuilding has the Industry's broadest product portfolio . For concrete contractors, we have Paving plants, slipform pavers, material transfer/ placers, slope/ canal. Pavers, texture curing machines, curb & gutter pavers, fixed form pavers, Bridge deck pavers, and work bridges. Asphalt producers benefit from our hot mix asphalt plants, components, and controls. For asphalt contractors, Terex has reclaimer/stabilizers, cold planers, material transfer Devices, pavers & screeds. Products are organized into asphalt or concrete categories and serves mainly the following four segments–asphalt contractor, asphalt producer, and concrete contractor. The above range of products will be marketed and served exclusively in India by Voltas Limted.
As part of the Global Marketing initiative, India & China are being considered as strategic Markets & Terex Corporation as an unified entity has committed adequate Resources for its devolopement. The initial phase of products that are currently being offered in India from Terex Roadbuilding are Concrete pavers–slipform & fixed form, milling Machines & Reclaimer/ stabilizers.There are plans for phased indigenisation & local manufacturing of certain products over a period of time.
Voltas has a network of seven Branch offices and various site offices to provide unmatched service for its Mining and Construction Equipment Customers. Voltas has a fleet of Service engineers to give Complete service solutions to its customers by entering into Annual Maintenance contract and Full Service contract. Voltas has central ware house at Panvel and various on site depots to ensure prompt spare parts availability for terex products.
Proman Ties up with Lippmann-milwaukeePrimary crushing is one of the toughest of all applications in the crushing field. Owing to the shortage of labor and restriction of blasting, more and more quarry owners prefer to go for bigger and sturdier Jaw Crushers.
To address this market, PROMAN has tied up with Lippmann-milwaukee of U.S.A.
Lippmann manufactures some of the most rugged Jaw Crushers and Horizontal Impactors. PROMAN will distribute and service their products in India and the Middle East. Lippmann jaw crushers are good for use in applications, where stationary, skidmounted or portable primary crushing is required.
The Lippmann Jaw can withstand shock loads of a radial or thrust nature owing to its rugged ribbed frame construction and heavy duty rock ribs. Maximum strength and sound design of the ribbed frame construction and heavy duty rock ribs thereby protect the pitman, forged shaft and the tapered roller bearings.
Simplicity and low maintenance are the keywords to the success of the rugged and efficient Lippmann Jaw.
Marsman Marking its Presence in India & AbroadThousands of productivity oriented jaw crushers and impact crushers of crushing capacity from 6 TPH to 450 TPH to suit various requirement along-with their allied equipment like vibrating screen, Feeder, Hopper, Conveyer system, are working satisfactorily all over India and abroad as well.
Marsman India Ltd., is an ISO 9001 certified company manufacturing construction and mining equipment for the last two and half decades. It manufactures all products with latest technology, and every product passes through the necessary quality test to ensure best quality.
Complete range of equipment include: Static Road Roller, Tandem Type Hydrostatic Road Roller, Jaw Crusher, Impact Crusher, Feeder, Hopper, Conveyer Systems, Crushing and Screening Plants. They have proved to be very reliable and possess international quality and are manufactured under vigilant supervision by technically qualified and experienced team of engineers.
The organization has a separate fully computerized design and development department with all the modern 3D analysis software to make sure accuracy and perfection in design and development.
Marsman Jaw Crushers are ideally suited for crushing of hard granite stone, back trap rock, river gravel, limestones, coal, iron ore at primary and secondary stage with maximum output capacity, decreasing operating costs and increasing margin of returns from per tons.
Marsman is also manufacturing Secondary Horizontal Impact Crushers having production capacity 50 to 200 TPH which is an ideal solution to produce high quality cubical shape stone aggregate material with high productivity.
Vibrating screens manufactured by Marsman are designed and manufactured with modern technology and high sophisticated machines and equipment to produce maximum output with minimum screening area and power consumption. Available in different modules and sizes with different capacities to suit customers requirements.
Marsman India Ltd. is steadily becoming a global player in manufacturing construction and mining equipment and exporting equipment to more than 15 countries.
Taurian Engineering Pvt Ltd at Excon 2007Taurian Engineering has developed its state-of-the-art "Platinum" Series cone crushers for capacities from 50 TPH to 500 TPH and "Panther" series Track mounted Crushing and screening plants are scheduled for launch at EXCON 2007.
Taurian Engineering is backed up by ASTEC group USA and Shenshui, China for their continuous development in crushing and screening plants, said H Sankaranarayanan, Vice president operations, Taurian Engieering Pvt Ltd., in an interview with NBM&CW.
Taurian Engineering P Ltd, a group of company of Taurian Iron and steel, started operations in February 2005 has made a commendable progress in Indian Crushing & Screening industry by making huge inroads into the business in 2006-07.
From a small turnover of Rs 3crores in 2005-06, Taurian Engineering is completing the year 2006–07 with a turnover of INR 25Crores. This success is purely on the increased demand for crushing and screening plants due to NHAI new projects, Iron ore sector boom etc. Taurian Engineering new state-of-the-art factory at Roorkee is producing 6 plants per month and backed up by CNC machine shop, press brake and profile cutting machine and excellent and committed work force.
Taurian Engineering research and development put on their continuous hard work and has developed a smaller version of screen plant COLT for aggregate which can be towed by tractors.
Taurian Engineering present equipment range includes:
- Jumbo series Mobile Crushing & Screening plants upto 500 TPH
- Stallion series Mobile Screening plants upto 400 TPH Both semi-hydraulic and fully hydraulic design
- Colt Series Mobile Screening plants upto 50 TPH – Fully Hydraulic Design
- Rhino- Series Jaw Crushers
- Platinum Series Cone Crushers, both roller bearing and bush bearing design Panther Series Track mounted Crushing & Screening Plants.
Taurian Engineering is also setting up a new factory for developing loaders, Excavators, Engines and associated equipment near Roorkee/Pune. Technical and manufacturing collaborations are already under scrutiny and the new development products will be launched by the end of 2007.
With the addition of new factory, products, Taurian Engineering is expected to finish the year 2007–08 with a turnover of INR 50crores.
Taurian Engineering equipment are cost effective because of their features, speedy deliveries to its customers. Fully backed up by excellent customer service team and spares department.
Taurian Engineering Quality Control is currently being upgraded and by the end of 2007, it will be going in for ISOcertification. Taurian has excellent quality control norms and is backed up by highly qualified inspection team.
Taurian Engineering Crushing and Screening plants are user–friendly and excellent to operate in worst conditions. The company upgrades features in every plant being dispatched from its factory, said Sankaranarayanan.
BEML-Leaders in Const.Equip.BEML, a multi-technology company offering high quality products for diverse sectors of economy such as coal (both surface and underground), mining, steel, limestone, power, irrigation, construction, road building, airport, defence, and Railways, it has come to the forefront of heavy engineering industry and established itself as the undisputed leader in earthmoving industry.
BEML is backed by world-class inhouse R&D establishment, company wide quality practice and pro-active marketing team. It has been a pioneer by introducing several new products and new technologies for various economic sectors. Given its huge infrastructure facilities and dedicated manpower, BEML finds ready access to the state-of-theart technical collaborations with global players.
BEML's machines reach over 42 countries worldwide covering Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. With the plans to increase global presence, BEML has set up overseas office and entering strategic alliances. Shoring up its revenues in the International Business is an immediate priority to BEML. It has established its international offices at Xiamen China, Singapore. BEML is setting up Assembly plants in Brazil, Morocco and Indonesia and has set-up a warehouse in Malaysia.
Bull's - Low Cost Material Handling Equipment
The products have already proven with more than 3000 satisfied Bull customers.
Bull's loader attachments are detachable from the tractor in less than 20 minutes and the bare tractor can be used multi-applications which is not possible in case of dedicated machines.
Bull's strength, however, lies in its continuous innovation through its strong In-House R&D setup, which has also been duly recognized by Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India by accrediting it as "In-house R&D Company."
Trident the Specialist in Under Carriage Parts
Traxter products are sold in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, and India.
Rekers, Calstone Engineering Feat
Calstone planned to increase its block paving and retaining wall production capacity because of the rapidly growing market for its high quality products. Therefore, it decided to build a new high performance plant incorporating all the latest technology and still to be developed multi-color blending system as well as selecting the best "antiquing" system.
After a long and detailed selection procedure Calstone choose Rekers as main contractor for the new plant. The Rekers proposals had included initial ideas for the color blending system and these together with further ideas from Calstone refined in several "brain - storming" sessions resulted in what is now a jobproven system that far surpasses the initial expectations of those involved, in fact so good that patents have been jointly applied for by Calstone and Rekers.
The 6-color blending system required a detailed design and specification for each stage of the process, from the batching plant to the block machine face-mix feed-box as well as for the computer control system software.
The aggregate in-feed conveyors and storage bins pay particular attention to avoiding contamination, especially for long term storage. A day-bin facility is provided for high-value aggregates and for short runs of specialist aggregates.
A dedicated face-mix weighing system guarantees the accurate batching of the small batches, usually about 150 ltr total material input, that are required to maximise the number of batches per hour, thereby ensuring that only "fresh" concrete is fed to the block machine. This means using vibratory feeders and a weigh belt (Calstone) or traveling weigh hopper.
An Eirich R12 - 250 ltr inclined rotating pan high-shear mixer with a high-speed mixing tool is used to thoroughly mix the face-mix batch in the shortest possible time. The action of the inclined mixer pan "folds" the material to homogeneously mix the material from top to bottom, especially important with a high pigment loading. The high-speed agitator eliminates any cement or pigment "balling" that can cause surface texture problems and this significantly reduces dry-side culling.
Although not essential, a belt feed could also be used, the Rekers overhead bottom-dump skip is the perfect choice to bring the batch of wet concrete to one of the six blending hoppers. The design and execution of the skip ensures a clean dump every time, while a variable speed drive is used to minimise the travel time to less than that of the mixer cycle time.
The minimum capacity individual dosing hoppers with full bottom dosing belts are specially designed and specified for a clean material draw-out with no hang-up. The hopper is internally spray-coated with a hmp lining as is the above skip. Each hopper is individually weighed so that the control system can automatically order and correctly sequence the next (color) batch taking into account the rate of wet concrete draw-out from each hopper.
The different colored wet concrete can be dosed and positioned on the blending conveyor in various ways so that the any degree of "blending" / "striping" / "spotting" of the colors as well as any degree of "repeatability" / "randomness" is possible.
The block machine feed-hopper and feed-box are specially designed for handling the blended wet concrete facemix without further blending before it enters the mould to be compacted. By being able to position the individual (blended) colors in certain positions in the feed-hopper and therefore the feedbox, it is possible to obtain the required blend in the (each) product layers. The feed-hopper is very small, being full width, but only about 200 mm long in the production direction, its walls are rounded and vertical and executed in stainless steel for better material flow. The feedbox capacity has also been minimised to ensure that the wet concrete retention is no more 5 cycles. Its back wall is adjustable for different product heights.
Rekers supplied an integrated control system for the entire plant, including the batching plant and it is complete with two redundant operator control stations, at the block machine and at the packaging line that feature full plant visualization with pull-down screens for more detail, advanced fault-finding and production / maintenance databases. The control system follows individual product layers from the block machine into the curing racks and then to the antiquing and packaging lines, automatically adjusting parameters as necessary.
The visualization software for the blending system is the "key" to the operator being easily able to "design" new blending effects. It also allows the operator to save designs and recall them at will. This may sound simple, but account must be taken of the individual usage rates of the different colors and the batch size / sequencing / order points adjusted accordingly to ensure that the wet concrete delivered to the mould is as fresh as possible for best quality. Note the high ambient temperatures in California and the risk of the wet concrete drying-out prematurely.
Matt Morey, the owner of Calstone Company, stated that working together with Rekers to develope unique technical solutions on paper and then to see product being produced that exceeds all expectations had been a question of trust in both company's 50 years experience in the industry.
Paving A New Road in the World of Construction Caterpillar® PM 102 Cold PlanerThere is unprecedented construction boom across India. The Government is fast sanctioning new infrastructure projects in road, air, and port sectors. And the emphasis is on completing these projects on time and matching international standards. One of the leading players enabling India to achieve this goal is Caterpillar–the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines.
With its fleet of road construction equipment and a strong dealer network spread across the country, Caterpillar is helping give shape to mega road construction projects. One of its most advanced and sophisticated milling machine is the Cat® PM 102 Cold Planer. It has proved its worth in some of the tough conditions across the world. In India, the machine has been an excellent performer.
The machine was successful in delighting the site engineers with its performance and the service support it got from Caterpillar. "We are very happy with GMMCO's product support. GMMCO & Caterpillar are taking all efforts to ensure the machine reliability & performance, "says Mr. Smit Patel.
Even under demanding conditions, the Cat® PM102 can show amazing performance. The high travel speed of the Cat® PM102 reduces repositioning times and machine transfer on the jobsite. Its anti-stall device automatically changes the machine's working speed to accommodate variation in road surface hardness. "The accuracy and finishing of cut is excellent and the machine is fast" says site engineers. The Cat® PM102 is designed to provide comfort for machine operator too. Its ergonomic design of the operator station emphasizes comfort, visibility and easy operation. The controls provided are grouped and conveniently located to enhance operator productivity and reduce fatigue. Highly impressed Kaluram adds, "Operation of this machine is very simple. The operating controls are located very conveniently."
An efficient anti-slab device, high capacity collecting and loading conveyors and high-penetration cutting tools add to the Cat® PM102's productivity. Caterpillar's quick release conical tool holders significantly reduce maintenance time. Its well-engineered water spray system effectively wets cutting tools and controls dust within the rotor chamber.
Flush cutting operation with hydraulic control allows the Cat® PM102 to be used up close to a curb, wall or guard rail. A drive train protection device protects rotor drive system, rotor & tools by instantly disengaging rotor drive whenever an abrupt drop in rotor rpm occurs due to manhole covers, pipeline, etc. Two cutting speed ensures cutting of different & toughest material with sizing requirement. Grade & Slope sensors provide precise control of rotor to a preset cutting depth and cross slope.
Machine design maximizes visibility on all sides. A large graphic digital display easily visible in direct sunlight provides operating parameters for machine & engine diagnostics. Computerized monitoring system monitors the hydraulic system and engine condition with multiple modes of operation. It alerts the operator if a problem does occur with three levels of event information. The power assisted engine hood opens wide and provides exceptional access to the engine, hydraulic pumps and daily service points. Hydraulic rotor service door provides convenient access to the rotor for easy cutting tool removal and replacement and water spray nozzles inspection.
Caterpillar has introduced a range of Paving products in India such as Large Asphalt Paver Finishers, Soil Compactors, Asphalt Compactors, Utility Compactors and Milling machines. Caterpillar is in the business of making progress possible. With its reputation for performance and reliability, coupled with a wide dealer network, customers can count on Cat® Paving Products to help them deliver their road construction/maintenance projects flawlessly and on schedule.
Action Construction at Its Full ActionAction Construction Equipment (ACE) is at its full action with expanding products portfolio backed by a competitive pricing strategy. ACE's capacity expansion and presence in Europe through its recent acquisition of a Romanian company has bolstered its growth prospects. While this augurs well, it has intensified the competition in the market. In the hydraulic cranes segment which contributes about 90 percent of total revenue, ACE seems to continue its market share. But to reduce its dependence on the crane segment, ACE has forayed into the forklift and backhoe loaders segment and the company expect to breakthrough the backhoe loaders market on the basis of its aggressive pricing strategy. In the forklift segment, the company has planned to import the forklift trucks in CKD condition from a Chinese company. According to the company, with aggressive pricing strategy, the company is likely to build volumes, thus helping ACE sell its new products. During the current quarter, ACE has reported a 91 percent growth in earning backed by 67 percent increase in revenues. But like other construction equipment manufacturers, hike in the steel prices could exert pressure on ACE.
Road Construction Machinery from Huatong, ChinaOne of the important enterprises of road and concrete machinery Zhenjiang Huachen Huatong Road Machinery Co Ltd. (referred as Huatong) is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company and grown out of the Zhenjiang General factory of road construction machinery in China. The Company has already been awarded as new high-tech manufacturer in National Grade Torch Plan.
The Company has most modern workshop equipped with NC Plate Machining Center and NC Cutting Machines imported from Germany NC horizontal Machining imported Center from Sweden and Welding Robot and has a testing center and a product development center. The Company has more than 1300 workers including 220 technical engineers.
The main products of Huatong Brand are:
- Asphalt Pavers (3.0 m-12.50 m paving width)
- Asphalt Mixing Plants, (60 TPH-240 TPH)
- Milling Machine/Soil Stabilizing Machine/Road Maintenance truck
- Concrete Batching Plant (60-180 cum/ hr)
By 2006, the company has exported its products to more than 25 countries including India. Huatong management is very seriously pursuing the upbeat India market for establishing its products and services on a long-term basis.
In India, Huatong have supplied Hot Mix Plants, Asphalt Pavers and Milling Machines to leading Indian contractors for various NHAI road projects. During 2007, it supplied its first 180 m3/hr capacity Concrete Batch Mix Plant for a prestigious NHAI road project in Assam and a 12.5 Mtr. Asphalt sensor paver working near
M/s PVS Impex Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi is authorized and exclusive representative for Indian market having its branch offices in Mumbai and Hyderabad and Bangalore. PVS have trained service engineers and spare parts inventory to render prompt after sales service to its esteemed customers.
KCEL: Making ImPact in IndiaKobelco Construction Equipment India Pvt. Ltd., (KCEI) has been formed in India through the joint venture tie up of Kobelco Construction Machinery & Itochu Corporation of Japan.
In a brief period of nearly 7 months of operations, KCEI has made its impact in Indian market by reporting a very successful sales pattern, with bookings being already in triple digit numbers and penetration into all the major segment such as Mining, Road Building, Civil Construction, and so on. The existing customers are already feeling extremely happy with the improvement in the fuel average, as well as the productivity. The satisfaction extends down to the operators who are feeling a major relief in the fatigue factor through the superior ergonomics, as well as the low noise level of operation of the Machine. The customers certification has been in the form of a very high percentage coming back to us for repurchase.
The company in India is being headed by Mr. Vikram Sharma, President & CEO. The team has a very potent combination of the vast experience of the Japanese in the field of technology, along with the rich experience of the Indian markets requirements provided by a team of very senior personnel such as Mr. Rajesh Kapoor and Mr. E. Moses, who generate a very high thrust along with the top team. Through the vast combined experience of our team, Service and Parts support has a very great focus, along with the Applications Study and Support.
KCEI, parent company KCM is one of the leaders in the field of Hydraulic Excavators, and also have a world wide agreement with CNH Global N.V. Holland. Through the direct sales of Excavators in Asia Pacific & South Asia, and through the CNH tie up in Europe and North America, Kobelco manufactures 40,000 – 50,000 Excavators annually. The range of Hydraulic Excavators extends from 0.5 Tons to 85 Tons category.
This introduction in India through KCEI was done with the two categories of 20 Ton & 35 Ton, in April 2007. The idea behind this introduction was to enter into the largest segment by the size category, as well as to penetrate all the applications segments.
Further ranges will be introduced in the near future, with the addition of one of the higher capacity during EXCON itself. The company also has plans to enter with the smaller ranges in the coming financial year.
Columbia Concrete Products Machines from Pakona EngineersColumbia Machine, Inc. USA is world leader with over 70 years experience in manufacturing machines for producing a limitless range of Concrete Products with its unique vertical vibratory system that enables the production of all types of premolded Concrete Products, including Concrete Blocks and Pavers, with quick and simple change of moulds and savings in cement consumption.
Concrete Blocks have existed for decades, today the elements of molded concrete has infinite use. There are various shapes, textures and colors to suit all applications and needs.
Since its inception in 1937, Columbia Machine has established its unquestionable leadership in the Concrete Product Industry - from the invention of the first semi-automatic, totally hydraulic block machine in 1945 to today's totally automated equipment.
Pakona Engineers (I) Pvt. Ltd. manufactures Model 15L at its plant at Vadodara in India, under license from Columbia Machine Inc. The Model 15L can produce 4,000 blocks of 20 x 20 x 40 cm or 10,000 Unistone Pavers (225 x 112.5 x 80mm) or 30,000 Flyash Bricks per 8 hrs. shift.
Pakona Engineers has been manufacturing Machine since 1983 and has a well–proven track record of service backup.
Pavers: because of their high strength, aesthetic beauty, variety, wear resistance and easy maintenance, concrete pavers are a practical solution for the construction of streets, side walks and driveways. The production of Paver is an excellent profitable addition for any concrete products manufacturing plant. Pavers enjoy wide appeal and broad applications and offer very nice return on investment.
Concrete Blocks: Used for decades in all types of construction, traditional concrete Blocks have evolved to level never seen before. The production of Concrete Blocks today, with the greater variety of forms, sizes, textures and colors allows architects, engineers and buildersto combine spectacular aesthetic effects with significantly lower costs than other building products.
Flyash Bricks: Flyash Bricks are environmental friendly solution to consume the waste products from power plants. It is a superior product to conventional clay bricks considering strength and quality.
Cement savings, less manpower requirement, better strength, dimensional accuracy, less porosity and better finish are the salient features of the products made on Columbia Machines.
Sandvik DQ 240
The Sandvik DQ 240 is a hydraulic operated, excavator mounted splitting and line drilling unit for use in dimensional stone granite and marble quarries. It drills vertical aligned holes with maximum recommended hole diameter of 38 mm (1 ½„) using Hex 19 or Hex 22 Integral Drill Steels.
For greater efficiency and productivity, the Sandvik DQ 240 is equipped with 2 no. of Hex 1 Hydraulic Top Hammer Rock drills with anti-jamming automatics. The rock drills are mounted on aluminium chain feeds which are attached to a frame giving a line drilling capacity of 3150 mm.
The frame can be rotated 80 degrees vertically and 30 degrees horizontally from the ground pin without moving the excavator boom.
All drilling functions can be executed from a remote control box.
The requirements of the Excavator for operating the Sandvik DQ 240 are:
Minimum Oil Flow : 2 x 125 litres / min
Minimum Oil Pressure : 140 bar
Engine Power, minimum : 80 kW
Electric System : 24 V
Max Pilot pr for Remote : 30 bar
Excavator Weight : 20 T
The benefits to customers using the Sandvik DQ 240 (Trimmer 240) include:
- Automation with two drifters working simultaneously leads to very high productivity and meterage drilled per hour as compared to the conventional hand held method. As a result, a customer is able to produce a greater number of dressed granite blocks per day.
- Improved quality of drilling as evenly spaced parallel holes are obtained. Instrumentation provided in casedrilling is to be carried out at an angle.
- Fuel economy per drilled meter (this varies based on the excavator used)
- Environment–friendly as it has an efficient dust collection system to ensure dust-free drilling.
CDE’s Innovative Sand Washing System
CDE is the European leader in crushed rock fines washing crushed fines, often referred to as 'quarry dust'. CDE is now actively targeting producers in India to help them get real value from their crushed fines reserves. Iain Walker, Sales Director of CDE Asia explains; "Washing crushed rock fines to produce quality concrete sand in place of natural sand is now a recognised practice in the UK and one of the main driving forces within many construction materials markets. The rapidly developing Indian construction sector and ready-mix manufacturers in particular, can only benefit through the use of the higher quality and more consistent raw materials which our equipment offers."
Ajax Fiori RLA Batching Plant at Excon-2007Ajax Fiori has developed 2 radius lift arm batching (RLA) plants, the RLA 20 – 20cu.m/hr and the American Bison – 30cu.m/hr plants to especially suit all Indian climatic conditions. These batching plants are:
StrongThe scoops of the arms are wear resistant, while the special drum, which ensures rapid and homogeneous mixing, is able to withstand hard aggregates – as hard as granite, and aggregates which have improper size control.
CompactThe RLA plants are compact. For example, the RLA 20 requires a foundation of only 8m3 and occupies a space of 12m x 12m only – thus it is found convenient by customers working in confined spaces, such as under bridges etc.
ManoeuvrableThe RLA 20 can be erected and commissioned in 1 shift, which the AmBison requires only 2 shifts*, These plants are also easily transported, allowing for uncomplicated movement between sites and prompt commencement of work.
Easy to UseThe RLA plants are computerised and one man operated, with an electronic control panel, which can be operated in fully automatic or manual mode, while a print out can be obtained containing various data for each working cycle, daily and weekly totals etc.
EfficientThe RLA plants do not require loading through a conveyor, as this process is carried out by the radius lift arms itself, which can stock 240m3 of aggregates in its’ swept area, while the cement bag breakers eliminate the need for silos.
The RLA plants have a very low power requirement of only 12 kw for the RLA 20 and 24 kw for the AmBison, which make these products suitable for even the most tight project budgets. The RLA 20 will be on display at outdoor stall 13 at Excon 2007.
Besides the RLA batching plants, Ajax Fiori, located in Bangalore manufactures a wide range of construction equipment.
Elgi Strikes GoldThe high-performance Elgi rotary rig compressors has led to new production efficiency and cost savings at Penjom Mines in Malaysia.
The open pit mine adopts an innovative technique called reverse circulation drilling for exploration. The principal advantage of this drilling is that it
The reverse drilling rig used for excavating mines is air powered, demanding a high air pressure of 600- 700 psig. During the initial phase Penjom tried air compressors from an MNC competitor, but were not satisfied with the performance. Penjom later partnered with Elgi to explore the possibility and the partnership stuck gold!
This order is a major breakthrough for Elgi especially during the strong market upswing for mining and construction industry worldwide. The order is also unique because the reverse circulation drilling process requires extra air pressure from the air compressors.
Elgi's portable air compressor having an output of 1100 cfm at 350 psig is designed to be used independently to drill depths of upto 50 to 80 meters, beyond which a booster can be accompanied to continuous success and development of heavy duty rig compressors have ensured that Elgi remains at the forefront in providing compressed air solutions for mining in South-East Asia, Australia, and Africa.
Wacker! Pioneer in Light Const. Equipt.Wacker, pioneers in light construction equipment especially in the field of Soil compaction/Concrete consolidation technology. Has production and development facilities in Germany, USA Philippines. and presence in over 115 countries including own affiliates over 30 countries. In India, Wacker's Sales and Service representatives are located in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Dealers in various locations. High quality products at the best value have been Wacker's business philosophy since inception. Wacker equipment are built with strong technical know-how and backed by a solid commitment to customer service and support.
Vibration Rammers are a must on any civil engineering site. Not only are they easy to transport and use, their extremely advantageous power-weight ratio is a compelling argument for them. Currently, one can choose between the range of Single direction plates (10-20KN) and an equally broad selection of Reversible plates (25-100KN) from Wacker. Vibration Rollers in many designs have been a standard feature in Wacker's range of Single and double drum hydrostatic RS/RD rollers. The new RD12 to RD27 range shows that in terms of classical Rideon Rollers, they are equally competent.
As far as High frequency vibrators are concerned, Wacker made concrete history long ago with some of its revolutionary inventions and patents, with different lengths and head size suitable for Contractors requirements. Wacker's latest internal vibrators have integrated built-in-inverters into the switch. Even at higher operating voltages, they match safety standards, which only the electronics of recent years can provide. External vibrators can be used in an astonishingly wide variety of applications, in many industries for conventional purposes on shuttering, moulds and vibratory tables. Using these units to their full potential is almost a science in itself. Easily operated Ride on Trowels are ideally suited for floating/finishing concrete surfaces, for higher productivity to super flat floors. Wacker's Vibratory Screeds are designed for precise strikeoff and consolidation of concrete surfaces up to 250 mm thick, where critical flatness is necessary.
For many years now an almost unlimited range of Electric Breakers has been available for drilling and breaking. Wacker breakers virtually fall into the upper performance category, the real Construction Breakers. "No carbon brush, less maintenance" is the key strength. Wacker's Big Breakers cater into 40-55J classifications available on both Electric/ Petrol versions. Hand Power Saws and Floor Saws are essential equipment for utility work, as well as for repairing Road/ Concrete slab surfaces.
To add the feather in its cap, Wacker's wide range of Trash/Submersible/ dewatering pumps and also its Generators/Light Towers being used by Contractors, worldwide, to handle tough site conditions.