EXCON 2015 Turns out to be the Most Promising Platform
Once again Excon, the India's largest construction equipment show proved its worth for participants by bringing together 100+ latest innovations, 850+ exhibitors and over 35,000 quality visitors at one platform, making the show a big success for, exhibitors or visitors alike. NBM&CW is presenting here the review report of Excon 2015 which closed its door at BIEC in late November.
Products, Dealers' Network and the team are JCB's Strength
Further on the subject he said, "Innovation is one of the cornerstones of our business strategy. This year at Excon, we displayed 25 'Made in India' machines and these are known for their performance, cutting-edge technology and versatility. Apart from new variants of its existing machines, JCB showcased the new "ecoXcellence" range of Backhoe Loaders, JCB 220LC Xtra Tracked Excavator - a new entrant from JCB India in the 22 Tonnes class, the much awaited 455 ZX Wheeled Loader in the 5 Tonnes segment and the new Master Loader.
In addition, JCB, at its stand, gave a real-time experience of JCB Livelink Technology to its customers. "Livelink, according to Mr. Sondhi, is an innovative telematics technology and first of its kind in the Indian Construction Equipment industry that allows users to remotely monitor their machines. This technology provides updates regarding Service alerts, Operations and Security by using the Geo Fencing and Time fencing features. Customers can get SMS alerts on their mobile phones or smart devices on real time basis. With this technology, customers and dealers will now have a better control on their equipment usage."
He avers, "Within five months of introducing this innovative technology, we have achieved a milestone of selling over 10,000 Livelink enabled machines. Besides this, JCB achieved a significant landmark of selling over 2,00,000 machines in 2015. Furthermore, we're expecting momentum in the Indian market place from 2016 onwards which can gain further momentum by 2017-18. As a result of this, we are anticipating good demand and business ahead."
On Exports he adds, "All JCB 'Made in India' products are very well accepted in the global market and we have already become an export hub for the JCB Group. We currently export our machines to over 60 countries from India."
Case to Introduce Excavators in India
Revealing on the Case expansion plan, Mr Neil Woodfin says, "As a part of our product portfolio enhancement, we're investigating the introduction of an Excavator into the country. Moreover, we are also studying the market of motor graders, which are currently being imported. If the volume of the motor grader justifies then we will consider locally manufacturing the product to further enhance our position in the India market."
He further adds, "Since India is a prime spot of business for us, we're also investing here to expand our customer reach to improve our customer proximity and provide an even stronger customer value proposition through a strong sales and service offering."
While talking on manufacturing the high performance machines keeping the cost low, he explains, "The key selling proposition of our products is Total cost of ownership. As per the demand and need of our customers, we are matching the technology to build quality machines, which give maximum productivity, safety, comfort, and fuel efficiency. Though the up front price is important we will not compromise machine uptime, with an inferior design or the use of poor quality components. The majority of the products we sell in India today are manufactured locally and as a company we will continue to invest in expanding our manufacturing capabilities in this market to better serve our India customers."
Volvo Trucks Launches the Largest Capacity Multiaxle Dump Trucks for Indian MiningVolvo Trucks launched two new large capacity 5 axle dump trucks for various mining applications viz The FMX 520 10x4 dump truck with 26.1 Cu.m body and FMX 480 10x4 dump truck with 24 Cu.m body recently.
Volvo Trucks is the only manufacturer to offer a higher capacity 5 axle mining dump trucks in India which is based on the successful and globally proven Volvo's FMX platform. These new high capacity dump trucks are being introduced to enhance the productivity in line with the increasing demands of coal production. The FMX 520 10x4 dump truck offers a 33% higher capacity and the FMX 480 10X4 offers a 28% higher capacity compared to the current 8X4 solutions available in the market. Volvo Trucks also showcased a highly customized coal haulage solution with 33 Cu.m bodies which is the largest coal haulage truck in the Indian market along with their flagship model the FMX 440 8x4 I-shift.
Unveiling these trucks, Mr. Pierre Jean Verge Salamon, President Volvo Group Trucks India says, "We are very positive about Indian growth story and optimistic about the Government's plans to double the coal production to 1bn tonnes by 2020. We believe that the next 5 years will open up several new opportunities in the coal mining which will redefine productivity and efficiency demands. Anticipating a paradigm change in the mining industry, Volvo has invested significantly in bringing in these new products that are ready to take on the future demands of coal mining."
He further reiterated Volvo's commitment to the Indian market and mentioned that Volvo Trucks is the No.1 preferred truck brand having around 65% market share in the high performance mining segment. Volvo Trucks has been driving progress by pioneering in introducing innovative products and services which has set new benchmarks in the Indian mining industry. These trucks are technologically most advanced and the safest trucks to operate in the high demanding and toughest mining conditions.
Talking on customer value creation, Vinod Aggarwal, CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles says, "We believe in creating and delivering value to our customers with our comprehensive offering which helps to improve their productivity and profitability. Comprehensive offering includes Volvo's best in class aftermarket onsite support with over 130 touch points which is considered as the benchmark in the mining industry and also the recently launched Volvo Financial Services to meet the customer financing requirements. We have made huge investments in the network and introduced path breaking offerings, to mention a few - Company owned and operated dealers, customer specific site support, comprehensive service agreements and various other value added services."
Commenting on the Joint Venture he avers, "The VE Commercial vehicles JV between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors have been extremely successful for the last 7 years due to strong collaboration and synergies between the two companies."
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ramarao A S, Sr. Vice President, Sales, Marketing & After Sales, Volvo Trucks, VE Commercial Vehicles says, "Volvo Trucks have pioneered in setting new benchmarks in introducing innovative products and offering total transport solutions – one stop shop arrangement to meet specific customer requirements. Our comprehensive customized offerings enable our customers to set new productivity benchmarks in the industry by facilitating them to clock more than 6500 engine hours in a year."
He adds, "Volvo lays a lot of emphasis on the skill enhancements of the drivers ensuring that the drivers are well trained to drive safely and in the most fuel-efficient manner and trained 60,000 drivers thus far."
Mr. GV Rao, Vice President, Product Strategy Brand and Marketing, Volvo Trucks mentions, "These trucks have been developed by working very closely with the customers and taking their suggestions and feedbacks keeping in mind the emerging trends in the Indian mining industry. These products have undergone extensive field validation to ensure product performance in the demanding operating conditions."
He also highlighted the key USPs of these models, prominent among them being - the all new state-of-the-art cab of Volvo FMX offering maximum driving comfort and safety thereby ensuring high driver productivity. Engine delivering best in class HP and torque to ensure excellent driving characteristics, high reliability and optimum fuel-efficiency and further supplemented with Volvo patented Volvo Engine Compression brakes (VEB+) for safer driving. The new platform is fitted with 3 steerable axles and rugged suspension optimized for tough mining conditions along with customized high capacity body configurations of 26.1 & 24 Cu.m for overburden applications.
In his concluding remarks, Mr. Rao added that the vehicles are offered with Volvo's unique Dynafleet telematics system which enables drivers to further improve their fuel saving skills and to manage the fleet in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Puzzolana on Major Growth Trajectory in Construction & Mining Industry
Enlarging its offering, the Hyderabad-based crushing and screening conglomerate major, Puzzolana Machinery Fabricators, displayed its new range of track jaws, cones, and screens. Providing details of the products, Mr. Khoda says, "We are the first Indian company to manufacture 250 tph track mounted plants. This is in contrast to 175-200 tph track mounted plants being manufactured locally by foreign companies in India and also by other domestic companies. Our higher capacity track plants features, unique dual power options-diesel electric power systems / direct electric power, which is first of its kind in India. The dual power systems need less maintenance and ensure higher availability of the plants at sites with paucity of diesel or electricity. Thus our machine ensures higher production, low cost of operation, and low maintenance."
The other products for Coal Mining include Surface Miner which can produce 800 tph of coal at -100mm product size. This comes with CAT Engine of 950 HP. Feeder Breaker which is driven by Electric Motor delivers about 600 tph of coal. Sizers upto 400 tph
Mr. Khoda mentions, "The new products will be serviced through our existing experienced sales & service network and apart from promoting them in the local markets, we intend to export as well. The company will initially focus on Middle East & African Continent and plans to move to South East Asian market as well in the near future.
In his concluding remarks, the gentleman says "We're in the growth trajectory aggressively by offering cost competitive, eco-friendly, and operator-friendly machines both for aggregate & coal mining sectors. Moreover, we'll venture into new segment by introducing 200 tph asphalt batching plants shortly."
Leeboy India shows indegenously made products at Excon
Mr. Ramacharndran says, "LBC-24W is designed to cost-effectively slipform curbs and gutters, alley ribbons and narrow side-walks with high productivity, speed and quality."
Ammann Apollo to offer total road construction solutions
Mr. Sapru says, "Design improvisations have been made in our batching plants for ease of mobilization and installaion for National Expressways, state highways, and road projects taking place at hilly terrain as well. Installation support to the plant is provided through our expert engineers."
He further adds, "As a total solutions provider, we are also making complete range of compactors, soil and asphalt compactors, walk behind rollers among others available. Our compactors, feature higher range of stability and have low centre of gravity. Operators comfort is provided through advanced designed side plates, which absorbs the vibration emanating while the equipment function. Based on engineering expertise of Ammann over 150 years, we have made the Apollo range of products more advanced, yet simple to operate keeping the Indian operating conditions in view."
Ammann Apollo joint venture entity has supplied close to 600 units, ever since its joint venture tie-up with Apollo in 2013. The company will promote and support the products through its direct sales channels across seventeen locations in the country.
Wirtgen displays new range of MS 953 EVO series track screen plantsWitrgen showed MS 953 EVO and the MS 952 EVO, Kleemann track-mounted screening plants manufactured at its plant in Pune. Mr. Ramesh Palagiri, MD, Wirtgen India said, "Like the mobile crushing plants, the screens are characterised by short set-up times, particularly good transport properties, as well as high performance. They can be used flexibly and are particularly suitable for use at frequently changing work sites."
The screening units have an area of 9.5 m2 in the upper deck, and are available as twin-deck (MS 952 EVO) and triple-deck (MS 953 EVO) screens. The screen deliver production output with capacity for up to 500 tonnes per hour. Mr. Palagiri mentioned, "In order to guarantee an optimal material outflow, the feed hopper has a very large feed capacity and opens in the direction of the material flow. Loading is effected using a wheel loader, but is also possible with an upstream crushing plant. If this has a lower discharge height, the side panels of the feed hopper can be removed for improved loading."
The MS 953 EVO is equipped with a large feeding conveyor with a width of 1200 mm, whose incline can be adapted hydraulically to the material flow. The screen angle of the screen box can be varied for different applications for efficient classification. Mr. Palagiri added, "Thanks to the use of impact plates at the conveyor discharge and at the screen feeding area, the material is evenly distributed and the plant is protected against wear. Support feet at the screen box ensure enhanced stability when loading with the wheel loader."
The screen media of the MS 952 and MS 953 EVO can also be changed quickly for different operating requirements. The screen media are easily accessible from all sides and are secured with wedges. Other service components, such as the large engine compartment, are also easy to service. There are useful additional options for the plant. An optional belt cover and a water system at the fine grain discharge conveyor are offered to reduce the amount of dust when working in densely populated areas.
The company also showed its Kleeman double deck MS 702 EVO during the show. Wirtgen manufactures EVO 950, 953, 702 and 703 screens at its Pune plant. Mr. Palagiri mentions, "We are looking forward to manufacture our range of cone and jaw tracked crushers at our Pune plant by 2018. For the Kleeman range of products, we will set up a separate product team."
He said, "As a total solution provider for road construction projects, we will introduce our tandem soil and asphalt compactors, soil stabilizers and Vogle Pavers by 2018."
SANY India Launches 10 New Exciting ProductsSany India launched 10 new products at EXCON 2015 that will cater to Mining, Plantation, Steel Yard, Oil Sector, Wind & Power Energy, Refineries, and Road Construction sectors.
Providing information about the Products, he informed that following are the new launches being made at the show:
- SY20& SY35 – the 2 Ton and 3.5 Ton mini excavator is primarily used for small trenching works and is very popular in rubber and other plantation work. Its largest market is in Kerala. The key USPs are - fast manoeuvrability, state-of-the-art technology, and low fuel consumption
- SY750 – the 75 Ton Sany's largest excavator in India makes it a perfect fit for the tough mines for its heavy-duty performance coupled with low owning & operating cost. This range is highly popular in the coal and iron ore mines. It drives coal excavator for power generation.
- SPC400–the 40 Ton Truck Crane fills the void of technologically advanced small capacity truck crane in 40 ton Crane market. It has strong lifting capacity and is used for variety of material handling and erection jobs in Steel Yard, Oil Sector and Wind Energy sector for support operations.
- STC600S –the 60 Ton Truck Crane comes with modern hydraulic control technology which improves efficiency and economy. This crane is ideal for Material handling in Refineries and Civil construction.
- SCC1500E–the 150 Ton Crawler Crane is used for Erection of Power plants and Refineries. It makes for an ideal mid-sized crane with Re-calibration free when switching the working condition makes commissioning efficient and saves time.
- SAG120-3 – the 120HP is a small capacity Motor Grader that comes with Hydraulic and mechanical transmission. It is widely used for construction of District and Rural roads.
- SAG160-5 – the 160HP is a very popular Motor Grader size with wide application in Road Construction for State Highways and National Highways.
- SBP60F - 60 Cum/Hr Batching Plant caters to varied requirements with large aggregate sizes and is used across industries. The Batching Plant has efficient Twin Shaft Mixer with containerized Modular design which is easy to transport and assemble.
- STM6 – is a superior design Transit Mixer used to meet demands of consistent mix quality and extreme working conditions. It is used for varied applications.
Tadano India displays right hand rough terrain crane
The company also showed its truck mounted Cargo crane, TM-ZT 505H at the event, brought from Tadano's plant at Thailand. Mr. Nishida says, "The truck mounted Cargo crane featuring higher levels of mobility will also be suitable for industrial and infrastructure jobs. We will promote the crane, with varied options of chassis, primarily to users of pick and carry cranes based on its higher levels of safety as compared to pick and carry cranes in the Indian market." TM comes in three models with boom lengths varying between 8.31-10.8 and 13. 34 meters and in 3-4-5 sections booms. The cranes can lift 5 tons @ 2.35 meters working radius.
Tadano India, which is facing the increasing heat in mobile cranes business arising out of the competition expects to expand and retain is turf based on the advanced quality of its mobile cranes. Mr. Nishida says, "We will look forward to promote sales of our 400 tons all terrain cranes in the Indian market by convincing our customers on lesser total lifecycle costs of our equipment, lesser fuel consumption and higher resale value of our cranes, even after ten years of usage." He informs, "To make our products competitive, we are exploring options of localization." Tadano has a fleet of 500 mobile cranes working in India, marketed through its own and earlier distributor Telcon.
Volvo Penta to partner with OEMs in India for enhanced participation in construction business
He says, "Fuel contributes to almost 95% of the total operating costs across the lifecycle of the equipment. Needless to say, higher fuel consumption contributes to higher operating costs. Volvo Penta's fuel efficient engines are highly score on this. According to feedback received from our customers, they have witnessed fuel savings of 5-15% with our power packs. Based on our long global experience, working jointly with OEMs for designing the right solutions, we can play an important similar role with Indian OEMs as being technology partners, to address technology gaps and produce reliable and fuel efficient solutions based on their required applications and duty cycles, thereby reducing their fuel consumption."
He mentions, "Crushing and screening is a vital segment which we will look forward. Globally, we supply engines to Sandvik and Mcclosky mobile crushers. Based on expertise, we can provide customized solutions to the crusher manufacturers based on the mineral processing site requirements."
Atlas Copco to make products more oriented to Indian work sites needs
The officials mention, "We're carrying out engineering improvisation in our range of compressors, road equipment, precisely light compactors, hydraulic rock breakers for making them adaptable to the Indian work site requirements. The improvisation is being carried for the ease of operations of the equipment and maintenance. This is being coupled by making our machines safe to operate led by induction of safety features."
They say, "The products are supported through our dedicated, strong after sales and services back up based on our strong platform of service engineers and dedicated 55 plus dealers. To leverage our services support, we will appoint more dealers." Atlas Copco India, which is exporting its products to the SAARC countries of Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, will increase its presence thereby appointing more dealers.
They add, "To expand our offerings, Atlas Copco India has recently launched its EC series hydraulic rock breakers for the Indian market. With this launch, Atlas Copco strategically covers a much larger segment of the overall market size. Atlas Copco hydraulic breakers have unique features which ensure minimum machine downtime. Specifically, the 'Conti Lube' which is a self-priming lubrication pump with adjustable grease volume has been designed for uninterrupted operation and optimized lubrication. Auto start / stop mode is another feature where the hydraulic breaker starts / stops according to the application a customer is deploying it for by a simple adjustment at the working site thus simplifying handling."Atlas Copco's range of breakers weighs between 52 kgs for 700 kg excavator and HB 10,000 for 140 tonne class excavator. The carrier equipment that can be attached with Atlas Copco breakers includes backhoe loaders, skid steer loaders, combicutters, multi grapple, and hydraulic compactors.
The company also launched a new Baby Roller, Tandem Roller, On-site generators & Lighting tower at Excon 2015.
New truck mounted knuckle boom cranes from PLS
Mentioning about the crane, Mr. Khalid Aziz, Vice President, Corporate, PLS says, "The crane, manufactured of high grade steel is most ideal for infrastructure jobs as well as for industrial applications."
He informs, "We can provide remote control options." PLS 509 comes with lifting capacities of 9.0 TM with a maximum reach of 9.2M. The lifting height above installation level is 11.7 meters with the crane weighing 1400 Kg. The company also produces lighter range PLS 506 with maximum capacity of 6.0 TM and maximum reach of 9Mwith crane weight of 1275 Kg.
Besides this PLS manufactures 20-22-30-35-40 tons rough terrain cranes besides industrial cranes of 10-12-15-18 tons.
New 'Crossover' Series of TBMs from RobbinsUS based tunneling boring equipment manufacturer, Robbins, disseminated information about its new generation 'Crossover' series of tunnel boring machines at Excon 2015.
Informing about the product range, he says, "We've TBMs in three different range that include the XRE (standing for Crossover Rock/EPB), XSE (Crossover between Slurry/EPB) and the XRS (Crossover between Rock/Slurry). Our XRE features characteristics of Single Shield Hard Rock machines and EPBs for efficient excavation in mixed soils with rock. Seeing the acceptance of our machines and their value by the industry, we're quite optimistic to increase our range and market share in the time to come."
BKT on a Roll at EXCONBKT, the Off–highway tire giant was in limelight for throughout the five days at Excon. The highlight of BKT pavilion was its meticulous design, elegant display reflecting the work and ethos of the organization which attracted the visitors with their constant flow.
For maintaining appropriate product quality, Mr. Poddar says, "For the company, R&D has been an important area receiving consistent investment and management attention, whereby we could develop 150-160 new tire sizes each year. To meet the projected demand of export oriented tire, company's state of the art Greenfield plant, involving an investment of over $450 million has been commissioned at Bhuj in Gujarat. This location of our plant offers us advantage with better economies of scale for procuring the imported raw materials and exporting the finished products."
Talking about BKT future plans, he informs, "Our major focus in the times to come would be on high tech radial tires. With positive signs emanating from various quarters in the country, BKT is determined to keep its focus on the emerging opportunities in agriculture, mining, and construction equipment sector."
Schwing Stetter Forays into Road CE Business & Unveils New Range of ProductsGerman concrete equipment conglomerate SCHWING Stetter India which recently forayed into Road CE business, unveiled six new products along with five new upgrades and five new innovations in Electronics and Automation during Excon 2015.
Thecompany's newly launched products includes: M30Z – Batching Plant, SLM 2200 – Self Loading Mixer, RVH 18- Circular Distributor, LW 300 FN & ZL50GN- Wheel Loaders, and GR 150 – Motor grader. While the range of upgraded products includes: S43 Boom Pump, SP1807 Stationary Pump, New canopy for stationary pumps with Aerodynamic design, Weighbridge and Inner climbing mechanism for Tower crane. Last but not the least, the innovation in electronics and automation includes MCI 55 Control System for Smaller Batching Plants, MCI 100 Control System for Medium Sized Batching Plants, MCI 550 Control System for Large Sized Batching Plants including networking and GPS connectivity, Electronic dozing system for shotcreting pumps and integrated control panels for stationary pumps.
Talking about the quality, hementions, "Our every product is premium and we're not compromising on quality for cost. We are following German standards and technologies and based on the requirement and demand of our Indian customers, we do India specific R&D and manufacture products for this market place. Though in case of road machinery, we are using XCMG manufacturing facility and capability but the specifications and standards are in line with our standards for concrete machinery."
On being queried for strategies that SCHWING Stetter India will follow for marketing new range of products, Mr. V.G. Sakthikumar quips, "SCHWING Stetter India is a trusted brand and known for quality as well as excellent after sales services and support. Marketing of our new launches is not at all challenging as most of our customers are the same. Our existing fleet of sales and marketing team is very well versed to look after the customer support services efficiently."
KYB-CONMAT Introduces New Generation Construction EquipmentKYB-CONMAT showcased its new generation Concrete Batching Plants, Concrete Paving Machines, and Transit Mixers from its wide range of construction equipment besides launching its new product 'Rack & Pinion Construction Elevator' at Excon 2015.
Informing about the product details, he says, "Our new generation construction equipment displayed at the show include:
- CRP 1200 Stationary Concrete Batching Plant - A powerful construction concrete batching plant with low maintenance cost, intelligent PLC based Automatic controls with SCADA, ideal for large construction applications.
- CRP 600 Stationary Concrete Batching Plant - Fully automatic PLC control system with SCADA for inventory management and different report generation. Any types of faults and errors are diagnosed by the control system, ideal for mid size construction applications.
- CBP 250M IL3 Mobile Concrete Batching Plant - first fully mobile and PLC controlled batching plant with TWIN SHAFT TECHNOLOGY, ideal for small construction applications.
- Road and Canal Paving Machines - exclusive range of standard & customised high performance, user- friendly Concrete Paving Machines for Roads & canals, coupled with energy efficient electrical drive system provide better operator comfort and increase productivity.
- MR 70 and MR 80 Transit Mixers - with Slave Engines and PTO, low Slump Handling & High Discharge capacity, offer the best geometric volume and operating cost in the class.
He adds, "Besides these, we also launched "Rack & Pinion construction elevator. Our new range of Rack & Pinion elevator fit in all type of Industrial and construction applications. It comes with specially designed control system to move men and materials up to 3200 kgs and height up to 200 meter when required. With the inclusion of Construction Elevators, KYB-Conmat will be in a position to offer a comprehensive concrete equipment portfolio to its loyal and growing customers in building segment. Our Rack and Pinion elevators have been designed considering Indian working conditions and Global safety standards. They offer efficiency, safety, reduced energy consumption and minimize operating costs. They have a robust triple safety system comprising Electromagnetic braking, Centrifugal braking, and ultimate safety device to boost user confidence, makes it an incredible solution for construction companies. All the parameters of comfort and maintenance have been taken care of for the ease of operation and maintenance. We have the special feature of 'Central Monitoring System' of all the lifts running in project for better planning and progress of work."
In his concluding remarks, he says, "At KYB-Conmat, we know that construction-site safety is of the utmost importance. That is why our Rack & Pinion construction elevators adhere to all industry standards and safety requirements, and can be customized to suit customers' individual site requirements."
Tata Hitachi Launches ZAXIS GI Series & 'SUPER' Mini MarvelTata Hitachi launched ZAXIS GI Series Hydraulic Excavators and the new MINI MARVEL TMX20 excavator at Excon.
With the launch of the ZAXIS GI series, the Indian construction scenario would take a quantum leap into a new dimension of excavation work in Mining and Infrastructure sectors. As a corollary to this, The Zaxis GI series of Excavators will mark the beginning of a new era for Tata Hitachi as this range will cater to the Indian as well as the global construction equipment markets through exports as part of our overall Make in India program.
Tata Hitachi also pioneered the compact excavator segment in India with the introduction of TMX20 which is the only mini excavator of 2 tons operating weight, designed and manufactured in India. It is successfully working in a variety of applications across the length and breadth of the country with a cumulative population of around 2000 units. And now, with a host of value- added contemporary features and upgrades, the new MINI MARVEL- the Super series of TMX20, was launched at this year show.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Sandeep Singh, MD – Tata Hitachi, says, "While passion for customer and production excellence will continue to be our driving force, we will strive to become a truly global manufacturing and development hub apart from excelling in the domestic arena."
The new ZAXIS GI series from Tata Hitachi has taken the excavator technology to the next level through its features and offerings. HIOS-III (Human & Intelligent Operation System), which is the latest in Hydraulic Technology offering from Hitachi across the globe, coupled with a powerful engine, not only delivers higher production in tight job schedules, but also improves fuel efficiency by 10%. Features such as Auto Idle, Power Modes, Work Modes and longer change intervals of consumables enable the customers in achieving significant savings in operating costs.
ZAXIS GI series features such as on board ICX (Data Controller) and Global e- service, enable data downloads, machine location identification and machine maintenance and performance monitoring by the customer. However, what puts Zaxis GI series ahead of its contemporaries is ConSite - Next-generation service solution utilizing ICT. ConSite closely monitors machines' operational status and alarms, ensuring the customer have optimally tuned machines to meet their specific needs by sending monthly operational reports and notifying emergency alarms via email.
Caterpillar' New Products and SolutionsCaterpillar India launched Skid Steer Loaders, Cat Breakers, and a range of other new products & solutions at Excon 2015, adding value to government flagship-Make in India-campaign.
Besides these, the other machines that were on display include excavators, motor graders, track type tractors, off highway trucks and other new products and technology solutions.
At the other end, Caterpillar Industry Solutions that works with over 300 Original Equipment Manufacturers globally to provide unique industry and military solutions that complements the Cat products line, displayed a range of its latest suite of technology solutions at Excon. Also on display was a transmission manufactured at the Advanced Components and Systems Division (ACSD) facility located in Hosur. The facility manufactures world-class Transmissions for construction equipment, material handling and other industrial application in alignment with PM's Make in India initiative which envisages to transform India into a global manufacturing hub.
Besides this transmission, the other machines being manufactured in Caterpillar's production facilities in India will cater to the needs emanating from various parts of the world. A wide range of Cat products are offered in India with its unique Cat 360 Advantage, designed to give customers the ability to match purchase offers to specific customer needs such as increased productivity, reduced costs, and lower risk.
ACE Introduces Topless Tower Cranes and Concrete Placing BoomsACE has introduced Flat Top Tower Cranes and Concrete Placing Booms (Climbing type and Spider Type) at Excon 2015 - an achievement of ACE's indigenous efforts to introduce world-class technology being developed through in-house R & D. This is a clear demonstration of company's initiative for Make in India drive.
Talking about the market and new innovations, Mr. Saurabh Agarwal, Director, ACE, says, "We are the leading mobile cranes and tower cranes manufacturer in the country and take pride in informing that during 2014-15, we have been able to increase our market share in mobile crane segment from 54% to 60%. In our endeavor to keep offering innovative products to our customers, we have introduced a couple of new technologies like our new range of topless tower cranes and concrete placing booms-both floor climbing as well as Spider mounted placing booms for civil construction sector."
Informing about the feature of concrete placing boom, he avers, "Climbing concrete placing boom is mainly consists of tower body, climbing frames, slewing mechanism, upper-lower pedestals, boom assembly, hydraulic system, electrical system, etc., and is suitable for placing concrete up to diameter of 70 mtrs during construction of high-rise buildings. It is fixed in the lift shafts or floor openings and climbing is achieved through hydraulic power pack. Placing boom is controlled by a radio remote for ease of operation."
He further adds, "Our Spider Type concrete placing boom mainly consists of boom assembly, slewing mechanism, upper & sub pedestals, base frame, hydraulic system, electrical system, etc., and is suitable for placing concrete up to a diameter of 42 mtrs during construction of high-rise buildings. The benefits of using spider type placing booms are: it can be placed in suitable places required without being fixed. It features compact structure, light weight and can be lifted as a whole by a tower crane and if the tower crane is of smaller capacity i.e. 6 t it can be split in to 3 parts with heaviest part of 2.4 tons max and can be shifted easily with existing crane. Moreover, with excellent maneuverability, it can meet the requirements for concrete placement on different job sites and is ideal for concrete pumping and placing."
ACE has introduced 3 models in Climbing type with 28m, 32m and 35m boom lengths and 4 models in Spider type with 12m, 15m, 17m, and 21m boom lengths.
Volvo Eicher shows new Pro 6025 T, tipper truck at Excon
Stros Esquire joint venture to promote cost competitive and reliable Passenger & Material hoistsA joint venture between Stros of Checzk republic and Esquire from Vadodara, India will enable the company to manufacture and promote cost-competitive yet reliable material and personnel hoists. This was mentioned by Mr. S. Gladston, CEO, and Mr. Shine. P. Sasidhar, Associate Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Stros Esquire Elevators & Hoists during Excon 2015.
Mr. Shine mentions "The JV is first of its kind in India to manufacture material and personnel hoists with 2 tons carrying capacity and 400 meters climbing height. It will provide us a leverage cost advantage as the entire series of the hoists will be manufactured at our state-of-the-art plant at Vadodara"
He adds, "This JV partnership manufacturing technically advanced hoists will allow us to have a strong brand standing in the fast developing highrise real estate market demanding safer solutions. Further, it will also allow us to provide superior product support to European and US markets backed by the expertise of Stros. The material and personnel hoists manufactured under the JV agreement will strengthen our position as a total solution provider to the real estate sector." The company displayed its new 2032 UPII F7, Nov series of hoist at the event, manufactured at Esquire's plant and would be marketed Directly in India to the rental segment as well as to the end EPC contractors.
Giving information about the technologically competitive features of the hoists, Mr. Shine says, "The special design hoists are equipped with two Patented Nord drives from Germany that prevent crashing of the hoists in case one of the drives fails. Hoists are fitted with STRs make safety system, which will be having a life of more than 12 years, which drastically brings down the operational cost & increases the viability for rental companies, The high wear resistant proven Imported Racks & Pinions provides better life to the hoist. The hoists are fitted with Limit switches that sense the racks and do not climb further if there are no racks present. The cage is welded of special quality steel. The hoists are equipped with Nord German safety brake motors and interlocking door systems."
The Nov series hoists are available with a maximum load capacity of 600-3200 kgs,8 module rack with maximum lifting height of 400 meters and internal cage dimensions of 2x4.2x1.5x2.45-2.53m.
Tata Motors Showcases Four New Construction VehiclesTata Motors unveiled four new construction and mining commercial vehicles, from its Construck range at Excon 2015 that include Tata PRIMA 3138.K32 CuM Coal Tipper, Tata PRIMA LX 2523.K RePTO, Tata PRIMA LX 3128.K 19 CuM Scoop HRT, and Tata SAK 1613. Amidst the new launches, the company also showcased four other construction & mining tippers from its ConsTruck range, namely Tata LPK 251810 CuM, Tata LPTK 2518 6X2, Tata PRIMA 3138.K AT, and Tata PRIMA LX 3123.K 22 CuM Box.
The Tata Construck range consists of Tippers, Transit Mixers, Truck mounted Cranes & Concrete Boom Pumps, engineered to address tough conditions and endure heavy duty cycles of the construction and mining industry with higher productivity and profitability. Pioneers in product innovations, Tata Construck Tippers cater to the widest range of applications like road construction, irrigation, coal, iron ore, marbles, port handlings, lime stone, concrete mixture, and municipal applications.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Rajesh Kaul, Business Head, Intermediate, Medium & Heavy Trucks, Tata Motors Ltd says, "We at Tata Motors are delighted to showcase some of our new construction and mining vehicles for the first time here at Excon. All the vehicles on display here from the Tata Motors CONSTRUCK range, are based on extensive customer feedback, built with world-class manufacturing standards, with their designs and aggregates tested to withstand some of the toughest working conditions. Designed to offer maximum vehicle uptime and lowest total cost of ownership, we will shortly introduce all four of our new vehicles in the market, backed by Tata Motors extensive sales and service network across the country."
Having done duty in some of the most challenging construction and mining sites across the globe, Tata Motors CONSTRUCK range is backed by Tata Motors Standard Warranty of 4 years/4 lakhs kms 4000 hours (5000 hours for PRIMA range), supported by an extensive sales network of over 1800 touch points, over 1800 service touch points and over 60,000 touch points for Tata Genuine Spares. On the highways of India, customers have access to a Tata Motors' service touch points every 50 kilometers.
With increased service intervals on aggregates, Tata Motors offers excellent aftermarket services support through value-added services like a 24X7 Workshops, Door Step Service though over a 100 mobile Workshops, Tata Prolife – for reconditioned aggregates, Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) packages, over 250 Dedicated On-Site Container Workshops, and industry first loyalty programs like Tata Delight & Tata Emperor.
Mahindra on Growth and Expansion Mode
Divulging in details, he says, "In the last 6 months, we have achieved a growth of 58% wherein the first quarter of the last year, we had market share of 2.1% which went to 3.5% this year. That apart, we are doing well in export as well and gained 10% market share in Nepal. Besides this, we've also entered into Bangladesh and Sri Lankan markets. With strong hold in neighboring countries, we have planned to export globally."
"In India, our current focus is on Eastern part where we have strong presence. We've also made our ways in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and other states and are counted as # 2 player in Rajasthan. We are regarded for our prompt customer sales services which we're catering through our 59 dealers' network," he adds.
On products expansion plan, he says, "We're working on increasing our product range and verticals and have introduced our Loaders and Pick N Carry cranes (12 ton) at Excon. We are also planning to launch 14 ton cranes shortly."
Talking on the cutting edge technology of Mahindra crane, he mentions, "Our cranes are equipped with electronic controller and sensors which give signals and feedbacks to operators and make their work easier. Moreover, it will help to prevent accident and mishap."
In his concluding remark, he avers, "As our Next Generation Backhoe Loader 'Mahindra EarthMaster' due to its high performance, safety and reliable qualities are fast becoming customer choice; we're expecting the same response for our other product range as well."
PMP Industries endeavours to maintain close relations with customersAt Excon, PMP Industries presented the latest version of its tailored solutions such as PMB mixer truck gearboxes, PMCI integrated travel drives, PMS drive systems, PMH MCF hydraulic motors, and PMH P TANDEM hydraulic pumps.
Talking about the localization, Mr. Sivasankar says, "Manufacturing in India gives the company advantages in terms of shorter delivery time for the local market, in terms of cost competitiveness and of designing and manufacturing solutions tailored directly to local customer needs. We are expecting that our new plant at Chakan will be working at full capacity early next year."
Giving his views on the prospects of CE market, he avers, "PMP is confident about market early recovery keeping in view government intents and focus on infrastructure development."
Trivenimet Fab Engineers to focus on valued solutionsBengaluru based steel fabrication and pre-engineered solutions provider is planning to add enhanced value in the parts and components for the OEMs to ensure extended availability and total lifecycle costs of the equipment.
He avers, "Based on our close customers' orientation, we advise them to select raw materials in order to minimize equipment breakdown. We have capacity to produce the exact quantity required by the customers according to their needs and specifications at short notice. An example of this is that L&T Komatsu despite having a sound and captive vendor base gave us a month's time in 2008 to produce buckets for their wheel loaders. This was the time when the Indian construction market was at its peak. However, based on our strong engineering expertise, we could successfully prove ourselves."
Mr. Agarwal says, "We produce our fabricated parts & components and pre-engineered structural solutions, from superior quality of steel sourced from primary producers, involving JSW, Essar, and JSPL, so as to ensure extended longevity to the finished products. Our products are field tested for nine months wherein one of them is a rigorous application of granite block handling prior acceptance."
Trivenimet provides range of fabricated structures for construction equipment comprising, undercarriage, center frames, arms, buckets, hopper, revolving frames, body structures, booms, linkage structures, track frames among others. It also produces pre-engineered building structures for power plants, road over bridges, multistoried buildings and other core and industrial infrastructure projects. The solutions are produced at its 2,50,000 sqft plant in Bengaluru equipped with drilling, painting, and shot blasting machines.
New Value offering from PROMAN
The company showcased its new PROjaw™ 5040 Jaw Crusher. The unit comes with a feed opening of 1250mm and feed opening depth of 1000mm which can accommodate a feed size of 900mm with output capacity at 760tph.
Entering the market for fine screening, the PROsizer launched during EXCON 2015 is meant for fine screening applications. It is a high frequency screen for fine screening used ideally for cuts below 2 mm material.
Targeting the Manufactured Sand market, PROMAN also showcased the new 350hp, PROMAN 1530 Vertical Shaft Grinder at the event for producing manufactured sand from steel slag. Mr. Raghavan informs that PROMAN will commission two new units in a Bellary region steel plant for producing manufactured sand. The company had earlier commissioned a 120 hp, PROMAN VSG 320 at the private steel producing major JSW for producing slag sand.
Looking at the rising demand for manufacture of plaster sand, PROMAN has introduced ProSizer Screens. These are high frequency, high efficiency linear motion screens perfectly suitable for fine screening of Plaster, Slag, Quartz, Feldspar, Limestone besides applications in other diverse industries. These are available in different sizes, number of decks and motor capacities to suit individual applications.
As an extended offer to produce Manufactured Washed Sand, PROMAN showcased its new PROMAN-Ortner 3000, 50-125tph plant for producing washed sand.
Sharing details of the product Mr. Raghavan says, The Ortner product is designed to dewater and remove fines, simultaneously classifying and rinsing sand and other fine materials. The unique feature of Ortner is that it uses less water and power compared to other dewatering and classifying machinery. The driving and vibrating mechanism is mounted under the pan, thereby preventing contamination with water and processed materials. This improves the life of the components as well. The plant is designed such that the angle, speed and vibrations can be changed according to the need. This function improves the flexibility of the unit and improves its capacity and efficiency. He adds, the vibration and rotation mechanism helps towards removal of superfines from the sand. The company has supplied units to L&T, Gammon, Afcons and others.
PROMAN has technical collaboration with Finedoor of United Kingdom for manufacturing screens. Vertical shaft impactors are manufactured under collaboration with Lippmann and REMco of US.
Apart from supplying the products to the domestic market, the company has entered into the export markets of Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and the USA. It has appointed Remco as its distributor for North and South Americas for its products.
Simem, the world leader in concrete technology, is banking on its batching plants with the latest technology.
"The advanced technical attributes of our plants is based on the superior technology made at our own dedicated design and engineering centre in Italy. Based on requirement of project, requiring faster completion and quicker commissioning of equipment, plant and machinery, Some of our plants do not need foundation & quicker to mobilize & dismantle after use."
Mr. Sali further adds, "Apart from the various technological features of our batching plants, an advance control system also helps in the maximum utilisation of the plants. This allows the operator of the plant, get real time data on the performance of the machine. We also manufacture our own Planetary and twin shaft mixers, based on our own design to give you one stop solutions. The products are most user-friendly and requiring minimum maintenance leading to maximum up-time."
Talking about company's important business areas, he states, "Sommer's business is split into areas like stationary production on lines, folding pallets and tilting tables; pallet circulation plants for production of slabs and massive walls in normal light concrete; field factories for production of elements on construction sites; multi-function-shuttering Robot, insulation–process application Robot (IPAR), shuttering for special purpose elements, shuttering for skeleton structures etc. All machines and plant components are delivered with different performances. The plants consist of modules & can be adopted to almost all market requirements, making a special reference to Indian requirement. The company finds good prospects for its production engineering and automotive systems for precast concrete element segment in India."
"The company, he avers, is quite bullish on its business prospects in the country with government's current focus on Affordable Housing development, but higher penetration of precast system is needed in the construction sector to take due advantage of the precast systems in terms of benefits like speedy construction, quality turnout, and greater durability. The company Sommer is specialized in production engineering and systems for prefabricated concrete elements, which is an emerging construction system in the country."
Bonfiglioli to offer customized solutions for Indian market
They mention, "With project size becoming bigger, there is commensurate rise towards capacity of equipment, requiring higher travel drives. One of the notable examples is excavators and cranes, belonging to crawlers and mobile segment. With our fresh acquisition of German drive manufacturer, O&K, we now have the widest range of gearboxes never seen before in the industry, ranging from a small gearbox of thousand Nm capacity right up to large gearbox of 3.3 million Nm capacity. We are now completely well positioned, to cater to travel drives requirements for varied higher capacity excavators and cranes. We are now positioned to offer customized travel drives and gears for manufacturers involving, Linkbelt, XCMG, Manitowoc and Terex through our own and O&K's expertise.
Responding to a query, whether, Bonfiglioli will invest further in its Indian R&D arm precisely based on the fact that many crane manufacturers are looking to manufacture crawler cranes, suited to Indian job site applications, with capabilities to work at steep gradients, precisely for windmill projects. The officials mention, "We will definitely strengthen our Indian R&D arm besides getting the arm more integrated with our other global R&D facilities to provide customized solutions. We would also underline the fact that, each country is different in its requirements and we has decided to develop R&D capability in India to serve the peculiar requirements of the market in real time."
According to the officials, "Product support is being rendered throughcustomer training at our assembly facility and conducting preventive maintenance workshops at customer facility. We also have service engineers posted at various places who extend service support for critical issues. Our manufacturing facility in India, also gives advantage to our customers in terms of quick and effective response for product support."
ElectroMech focuses on Higher Capacity Infrastructure Projects
On being asked about the latest innovation at ElectroMech, he informs, "We are upgrading our gantry cranes and have recently introduced anti-swaysystems which help in moving heavy load with precision and control and improves both productivity and site safety. Our gantry cranes can be completely customized for SWL, span, lifting height, speeds and class of duty depending on the application. It can also be provided with multiple hoisting trolleys running on the same bridge or auxiliary hoisting mechanisms on the main trolley. Our cranes have proven themselves to be robust and are capable of withstanding the rigors of a variety of applications from steel yards to construction sites."
Talking on the achievements of Electromech-Zoomlion JV, he says, "The plus point of this JV is that Zoomlion has widest range of tower cranes which help us to be better positioned to cater to the wider range and challenging application areas of the infrastructure construction. Our globally advanced technology solutions from world leaderscoupled with our domain knowledge, and understanding of the local market and infrastructure, help our customers to get world-class solutions."
On export business, he says, "ElectroMech is an export-oriented company and a substantial chunk of its products are exported. Middle East is a market for us where we've our office and facility to cater to that region.We've earned a noteworthy reputation not only from the Indian clients, but also from other countries where our presence is quite significant."
Macons Unveils High Capacity Concrete Batching/Mixing PlantsMacons launched its high capacity concrete batching/mixing plant MAC-112 with twin shaft mixer in EXCON-2015.
The MAC model especially designed for the production of concrete at sites where the quality, flexibility and performance are the key features. The plant is made up in welded construction of steel profiles. The complete structure is shot blasted before the primary coat of paint being implemented. Two coats of paint are applied on elements such as stairs, balconies, pavements, discharge mouths of the aggregates bins to resist corrosion. The plant can be used for many applications including Ready-Mix Concrete production, Bridge, Jetty, Road, Canal, Building, Industrial park, Airport runway, and many more.
The most important advantage of MAC is that it requires less maintenance and provides more than 100% production which in turn leads to decrease in cost of production. The othersalientfeaturesare:
- longer life to wear and tear parts, In- built control cabin not as an optional
- Excellent mixing quality
- In-built pipeline of water, additive, and Pneumatic
- Tilting type control cabin for easy Transportation
- Heavy duty structure
- increase efficiency at site as it takes only one operator to run the plant
- Available with skid
- Separate power pack given for open/close of mixer gate window, no need to start mixer motor during cleaning or maintenance
Surelia Displays Next Gen Walk Behind Vibratory RollerAt Excon'15, Surelia Engineering Works launched its Next Generation Walk behind Vibratory Roller Model T-80 S which has more compaction power than its predecessor. It has total applied force of 3000 Kgs, static weight of 860 Kgs, and a fully hydrostatic unit with electric start engine for added handiness.
- Used for Soil, Granular, Asphalt, Trenches and on Embankments
- Encase with new appealing looks
- Its extended member gives the ease of manoeuvring on the course
- Complete indigenous design
- Spares available at ease Mr. Gajjar says, "We got good response from Excon 15. It's a huge platform where we displayed our machines and exchange ideas interacting with the customers. We met quality visitors who would be our potential buyers. The show has given us a lot of ideas and information about the industry drive, which help us to plan our expansion and progression for the future. It is a very good ground to get across the calculated map of where we want to be in future."
Sicoma Mixers Launches Twin Shaft Mixer
Evonik: Reach out to a New Level of Efficiency with DYNAVIS® Technology Formulated Hydraulic FluidAt this year's Excon, Evonik Industries presented its DYNAVIS® technology and demonstrated how it can bring a new level of efficiency to hydraulic fluids.
DYNAVIS® technology from Evonik optimizes the viscosity of hydraulic fluids. Here's how: like most oils, hydraulic oils lose viscosity at high temperatures. In this state, the hydraulic fluid transfers less hydraulic energy through the hydraulic fluid system, because it has become hot and thin-bodied; "internal leakage" within the system increases and efficiency drops in the desired direction of flow.
In contrast, using a fluid formulated with DYNAVIS® technology results in less internal leakage and the hydraulic fluid system retains its efficiency, even at high temperatures. At the other end of the temperature scale, in extreme cold, oils become increasingly viscous and more difficult to pump. As a result, the hydraulic system consumes more energy, primarily through its pump drive. Here too, fluids formulated with DYNAVIS® technology reduce the pump's energy consumption.
"Last year, we brought DYNAVIS® technology to the China market. With this hydraulic fluid formulated to DYNAVIS® technology standards, Jinhua Junda Excavator Fittings, a machinery corporation, gained 7% fuel savings in normal operating conditions", says Carlos Vernet, Marketing Manager, DYNAVIS® Asia Pacific.
Effective this month, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) is offering its customers hydraulic fluids formulated with DYNAVIS® technology. "We are confident of introducing DYNAVIS® technology to our local customers. With the robust marketing tools of DYNAVIS® technology, we can demonstrate easily to the hydraulic equipment owners and operators (e.g. excavators, loaders, etc.) the proven results of higher levels of fuel efficiency and productivity," says Mr. K.L. Murthy, Executive Director (Lubes) for IOCL.
Thyssen Krupp forays into Indian crushing and screening sectorMaking its maiden participation in Excon 2015 in a bid to make foray into Indian crushing and screening sector, ThyssenKrupp Industries India displayed its 'Kubria' cone, single toggle jaw crusher and 'Multirok' vertical shaft impactors.
He says, "Our single toggle jaw crusher comes with the largest antifriction bearings and the highest flywheel energy. They are specially designed for highest throughput rates for medium-hard to very hard material. Available in three sizes, they achieve throughput rates ranging upto 600 tph. Our single toggle jaw crushers are outstanding for their rugged design, low weight and space requirements and can be used in quarries, ore mining and crushing in metallurgical plants, recycling industry and other primary industry areas."
Mr. Sivasubramanian mentions, "Thyssenkrupp's, Multirok vertical shaft impactors are tertiary crushers for production of high grade chippings or crushed sand from hard rock such as basalt, granite, diorite and gravel. The vertical arrangement of the rotor makes for a compact low weight unit that is ideal for mobile operations. The 'Multirok' VSI's comes between 120-400tph."
He says, "Product support to the equipment will be provided through our annual maintenance programmes. We will also provide options of remote monitoring of the equipment." Thyssenkrupp's crushers are completely manufactured at its plant in Pune which is also in line with our support to "Make in India " campaign of our Indian Government.
SPEEDCRAFTS Launches Higher Capacity Asphalt Batch Mix PlantSPEEDCRAFTS Limited has launched its 175 tph capacity Asphalt Batch Mix Plant, being manufactured under design and technology collaboration with M/s Bernardi Impianti International, Italy. The plants are being manufactured at company's state-of-art facility that exceed all customer's expectations with their: user-friendly controls, fast & easy installation and start-up, low maintenance costs, and excellent fuel efficiency.
The Dryer drum of Asphalt Batch Mix Plant is designed for longer life. The universal burners work with either diesel or heavy oil. Batching Tower is fully automatic to offer the best guarantee in terms of product quality. The operator can choose all the required process parameters and all components of the tower will become automatically set to obtain the requested product. The main units of the tower such as elevator, screen, hot aggregate storage bins and mixer are designed for long life, low maintenance and reliability. Plants are provided with abrasion resistant cold feed bins. That apart, computerized control are provided for burner, temperature, damper, emergency plant shut down, sequential start, and stop, etc.
At Excon, SPEEDCRAFTS also displayed its Self Loading Concrete Mixers - model DS 1000 of 1 cbm & model DS 2500 of 2.5 cbm capacity, manufactured jointly with Dmix SRL, Italy.
The company is manufacturing these self loading concrete mixers both for the Indian as well as the international markets with technology and key components from Europe. The concrete batching vehicles are 4x4 drives with off-road capability and deliver real concrete output of 1 cbm, 2.5 cbm and 4 cbm. The other unique selling points of mixers include: heavy duty machines with innovative technology; strong & dynamic environment; strong customer support, and wide network of branches/offices for after sales, services & spare parts.
These self loading concrete mixers are designed and manufactured taking into account improved ergonomics of the driving position and are equipped with modern safety devices.
Shell LubricantsShell Lubricants partners Tata Hitachi as its approved supplier in India Shell Lubricants has entered into an association with Tata Hitachi as an approved supplier. Under the announcement which was made during Excon, Shell Lubricants products will be used across entire Tata Hitachi product range in India.
He says, "Following this association with Tata Hitachi, Shell Lubricants has further consolidated its business presence in the Indian construction sector with product approvals from the other leading OEMs including Schwing Stetter, L&T Komatsu, and Putzmeister."
Mr. Jha mentions, "With demand of lubricants in India getting more value based, we will look for increasing partnership with OEMs backed by our research and development centers in Bengaluru, Houston and Amsterdam."
He adds, "Our production, storage and supply facilities include our state-of-the-art blending plant at Taloja, near Mumbai, 4 regional distribution centers and 12 depots. All of these are strategically located to ensure products are available throughout the country. These facilities enable us to effectively meet the demands of our customers."
Murphy Shows That Integration Is 'Simple'!Murphy offers solutions that make Construction & Mining equipment user-friendly, safe, more intuitive, and ultimately more efficient. At Excon 2015, the company introduced 4 new products that go with their theme of Intelligent Equipment Integration. Murphy believes that equipment integration is Simple and that Technology can be a great enabler in making equipment perform better, be more user-friendly, be more productive, and most importantly safe to use.
The PV780 Touch Screen Module was shown for the first time in India. The PV780T has class leading ruggedness which is of prime importance in the Indian market. Other standard features include Sunlight View-ability, capacitive touch, IP67 Rating for outdoor use, voltage range of 6 to 32 VDC, operation temperature of -40 deg. C to +85 deg. C and also has Control Capability using State Machines and Complex Algorithms. To add to this, it can take continuous vibration of 7.9g (in 3 axis) and Shock of 50g making it perfect for Dump trucks, Graders, Dozers, Drill rigs, and a host of other Construction & Mining applications.
The Murphy – Trinetra Telemetry Solution package is a CANJ1939 based Equipment Telemetry solution that adds to the Integration of equipment. Communicating with just 2 wires, all the Data shown on the Equipment Display gets sent to a remote server where customers can log in and view all Machine Alerts and Reports. A non-complicated interface shows you Fuel Levels, Fuel Consumption, Machine Utilization (day/week/month), current faults and also allows you to generate reports to your liking. SMS and Email alerts can also be setup.
OEMs always wish they had someone to keep a watch on their equipment. The MDL 8.1 Equipment Black Box does exactly that. True to its name, like any on-board black box, it records information continuously so that it can be used for Trend Analysis, Disaster Root Cause Analysis, Fuel Economy Studies and even comparative analysis between sites and equipment. The MDL8.1 is a rugged CANJ1939 unit that takes information directly from the Equipment Display Module and stores it with a Date and Time stamp in a proper tabulated format. With "Burst Mode" operation and "Plug and Play" feature it is a great unit for logging complete warranty information. It is presently available in both 4GB and 8GB memory options.
The MPC-10 Controller is a powerful, rugged controller that supports J1939 CAN protocols for electronically governed engines as well as I/O for mechanical engines for fault and safety shutdowns. With a standard operating sequence of 22 machine states and a menu structure that is incredibly versatile, it is great for applications like Compressors, Concrete Pumps, Slurry/mud Pumps, Blowers and even Flood Control where a Rugged module is needed. It boasts of three levels of menu security, is viewable in full sunlight, has tactile feedback buttons, is fully sealed to meet IP67 rating and also has CE and CSA (Non-Hazardous Environment) Approval.
Quippo Construction Equipment Limited positive on business growth
He also mentions, "We have been providing various Equipment Solutions to our customers that are tailor-made as per the requirements of the customers. However, we will undertake the proper due diligence and commercial viability for the projects, prior to renting out the equipments."
Atarw TechnologiesBangalore-based Atarw Technologies, is a niche aftermarket full range IT company. In the midst of me-too service oriented IT industry, Atarw differentiates itself by its unstinted focus on "aftermarket domain" and complete range of products and services. Atarw's mature products / services baskets and customer engagement models allow OEMs and their dealers to outsource all IT related activities to a reliable IT partner and hence helps clients focus on building their businesses. Atarw's customers not only benefit from world class solutions and products, but also the competitive advantage of implementing best-in class processes.
"The company's focus, he explains, is on three key drivers of transformative Aftermarket change: modernizing the Aftermarket system, advancing customer care and empowering Aftermarket services teams to deliver world-class customer experience."
Stating that it is a new concept in Indian context, Mr. Channabasavanna feels that with focus on lean and mean organization structure in mind, there could be a good market for such services in times to come. As an Aftermarket specialist firm, Atarw has already established its credentials in the market with reputed fortune 500 companies and global manufacturing giants. Atarw collaborates and partners with these companies to register long-term gains for the users of its services. So far the professional teams at Atarw have been able to make a distinctive impact on OEMs and their dealer community.
Atarw, adds Mr. Channabasav- anna, is committed to long-term mission of helping its clients realize their full potential and resolve all bottlenecks in the way of their growth and wellbeing. It is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in terms of infrastructure, tools and captive power and manpower resources.
He informs, "We're looking for more tie-ups with OEMs by offering them specialized value-added products to get their support through brand endorsements. The specialized products will allow them to have increased drain out intervals of their equipment for enhanced availability. Our new initiatives towards this direction are the various high end of products which can enhance the life of the oil and would take care of machine condition.
Mr. Das says, "We are in talks directly with various OEMs and customers to use products which are already ready to take care of future demand. The strategy of Raj Petro is to become more customers centric by providing value in sales. Our new Vendor Management Inventory system is a step towards this direction. Taken as pilot projects for contractor Afcons for its upcoming road projects in Jammu & Kashmir region, VMI has extensively minimized the inventory cost of the consumers as they need to place orders according to their actual requirements."
He adds, "To provide timely product availability to off-highway equipment owners involved mainly in construction and mining activities in remote areas, we have taken extra care to reach to all customers at every location at the right time with right value proposition to exceed the customer expectation which will help customers to reduce cost by reducing the down time with extensive service network across the country. We are making our distribution network strong."
SuretechSuretech Infrastructure displayed its own specialized infrastructure and foundation engineering equipment and services, prominently Digga, a worldwide leading manufacturer and exporter of gearboxes and attachments for the earthmoving machinery.
Talking about Digga, Mr. Alan Wade, Vice President Sales and Mr. Lionel Smitka, marketing manager global says, "Our company based in Australia manufactures the largest range of compact high torque planetary drives for drilling in soil and hard rock for foundations, fencing, crash barriers, poor transmissions\ towers, plantations, road signs, poles, posts, screw piles... Its auger drives and anchor drives can be attached to construction equipment like crawler excavators, micro and mini excavators, backhoe loaders, tractors, telescopic cranes, making them all rounder for every segment in infrastructure construction projects.
Suretech has been actively associated with important projects of leading infrastructure companies like Afcons, Gammon, HCC, IVRCL, L&T, Reliance, Simplex etc. The company is in rental business also serving the rental needs of its clients. It recently celebrated its 25 years of its service to the industry. According to Mr. Newatia, "The Company has been working on its mission for the last 25 years providing a comprehensive solution to infrastructure engineering through the Indian sub-continent with professionalism, expertise and high quality service, due to which its customers always consider Suretech as their first choice.
Trelleborg Unveils Innovative Range of Sealing SolutionsTrelleborg Sealing Solutions, one of the leading developers, manufacturers, and suppliers of precision seals and bearings introduced Zurcon® Glyd Ring® D at Exconwhich gives the perfect combination of sealing performance and service life, through optimized contact pressure and minimized heat generated from friction.
Another launch at Excon was, Zurcon® Z82, a seal material that welcomes the sun. The Zurcon® Z82 material is ideal for pneumatic and hydraulic applications, many of which are in extremely harsh environments where equipment is continually exposed to the sun, such as, in offshore oil & gas facilities and on-off-highway equipment. When Zurcon® Z82 is used, seal life will be extended and maintenance for seal replacement can be reduced. This is a very important benefit where downtime can have a significant effect on a manufacturer's or operator's bottom line.
Scania showcases its flagship range of premium P 410 mining tippers
Mr. Anders Grundströmer, Managing Director, Scania India and Senior Vice President, Scania Group says, "Scania is bullish on the Indian market, especially the mining sector, and we are confident of growing further in the coming year. We have consistently delivered best-in-class products embedded with the most advanced safety features, comfort and quality, helping customers achieve increased operational efficiencies. Our products are designed to withstand the toughest and most demanding mining conditions. The Scania P 410 tippers are the most sought after products by leading mining companies in India. As part of our unmatched aftermarket service support to customers, delivered via our strong service points, we offer Scania lubricants and genuine parts for superior vehicle performance and uptime."
Scania is a true ambassador of the 'Make in India' vision. The company is planning to double its manufacturing capacity in India over the next five years and significantly augmenting its employee base in the country. Since its entry into the Indian market, the company has achieved a number of significant milestones. Its emphasis on Total Operating Economy (TOE) and truly sustainable and safe transport solutions is constantly delivered through its offerings. All Scania products come with the promise of market leading productivity, maximised vehicle uptime and outstanding fuel efficiency, which help customers realize industry best Total Operating Economy (TOE).
GCAPL's SCADA Solution for Asphalt and Concrete Batching Plant
GCAPL manufactures Control Panels to meet the needs of various industries ranging from plastic machinery to road construction machinery, rolling mills to material handling equipment, air compressors to printing and packaging machinery. Also on the anvil are plans to further expand the scope to other manufacturing industries. Other than the standard range, the company has the highest technological capabilities to offer suitable tailor made system as per specific requirements of the customer.
SCADA Control System
The system uses touch screen PLC technology to integrate all the batching functions into one integrated controller which provides real time batching control on a PLC and all in one PC. Windows based user-friendly system will inspire you with how quickly a new operator can learn the system.
Plants can be operated and monitored from two places, which allows you uninterrupted smooth production process. Alarms messages with history of fault warning. Total 999 Recipes can be configured according to batch requirement for fast production. Any part of the plant can be run manually and controls are customized to your exact plant needs. Fully interlocked system complies with all safety standards for global market to prevent accidents and lost time.
This Control System provides the precision necessary for today's increasingly sophisticated batching control with latest technology.
- Designed for Heavy Duty Operations
- Simple weighing calibration
- Integrated safety technology
- Reduced power consumption
- Low maintenance and cost-efficient
- Full connectivity
- Customized operator panels
- Remote operation / remote access
- Production and batch reports
- One-click web mapping function
- Concrete calculator
- Solution for Concrete Batching upto 330 m3/hr
- Solution for Asphalt Batching upto 240 TPH
- Auto/Manual Mode Easy to use software.
ELOFIC Industries Enters Industrial Filter SegmentEstablished in 1951, Elofic Industries, one of the most reputed and renowned automotive filter manufacturing companies with five modern facilities in the country, after successful marketing of its filters, lubricants, oils, and greases for the automotive sector, has entered into industrial filter segment adding new range of products to its portfolio.
Disclosing that the company has plans to set up its new manufacturing facility in Gujarat by 2018, he states, "Innovative engineering is an integral part of Elofic's manufacturing operations. It adopts a distinctive three way methodology to understand, implement and deliver products transcending customer expectations. New product development is undertaken based on customer specific requirements, product benchmark and design based on the customer inputs. Strict statistically based Quality Assurance procedures are adopted throughout the manufacturing chain."
He adds, "Our R&D department is recognized by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India has a perfect blend of latest in CAD technology and highly qualified design engineers to develop superlative new products and constantly improve the performance of the existing one."
Elofic has a very well established marketing network, consisting of 14 Business Units, 1000 stockists and over 30,000 retailers spread all over the country. Over the period, the company has emerged as a brand leader and one of the finest names in filtration and lubricants products. Being a globally competitive company, Elofic is exporting over 35% of its total produce.
Palfinger IndiaTruck mounted knuckle boom crane manufacturer, Palfinger India, is looking to promote its cranes after thoroughly understanding the end users requirements. The same is backed up with detailed stability drawing in sync with vehicle of customer's choice and loading requirements of the user. The inputs which chiefly incorporate safety elements take into consideration aspects like loading and stability factor, prior mounting choice of customer to the truck chassis.
He explains, "Application engineering, which is incorporated in the cranes is based exactly on understanding the application of the user. Based on the same, we take data from Truck manufacturer / ARAI and calculate the stability of the vehicle, and design the crane accordingly with our own licensed design software. Based on the calculation of stability, we look for mounting the cranes either at rear or front of the truck chassis. "Stability factor is calculated on the basis of the jobs the cranes will be doing through our range of attachments involving, simple hook application the clamp shell buckets, brick grab handlers and various grapples and buckets pole manipulator for erection of poles." Palfinger has supplied its cranes to projects for various infrastructure projects like metro rail, oil & gas platform, high raises, factories through leading contractors like L&T, Afcons, ITD, etc.,
Gulf Oil Mark Business Presence on Valued Product OfferingsGulf Oil will leverage its business presence through its range of valued product offerings.
Mr. Chawla says, "One of our very recent initiatives to enlarge our valued product offerings is entering into an alliance with Whitmore of USA to promote its greases in India. Under the marketing alliance which was formed six months back, we will exclusively distribute Whitmore's specialized greases in the Indian market following tests. Composed of specialized oil and synthetic polymers, the greases are ideal for usage in off- and on-highway construction equipment, working in high temperatures. We have also introduced our new Gulf AW series hydraulic oils with superior oxidation properties in the Indian market. We will strengthen our support services in terms of timely availability of our products to our 500 end users in the construction sector, prominent among them are L&T, Sharporjee Pallonji. Strengthening of support services will include, leveraging our laboratory and onsite engine condition monitoring support services, based on the requirements of the end users."
Gulf Oil caters to the requirements of the construction and mining equipment customers directly through its 33 depots located across the country with a team of 20 service personnel. The Hinduja Group Company has its blending and storage facilities at Silvassa near Mumbai with a capacity of 90,000 kl.
Wacker Neuson showcases range of new products for business expansionConstruction equipment manufacturing entity, Wacker Neuson displayed its range of trash pumps at Excon 2015. The 2", 3", 4" and the trailer mounted 6 inch trash pumps are for various dewatering and municipal applications. Speaking about the pumps on display, Mr. Senarat Jayasekera, Regional President, Wacker Neuson says, "We have supplied these pumps to various Indian Municipality whereas the results are very encouraging."
The company also introduced its new range of mini excavators and dumpers at the show. On this, Mr. Jayasekera avers, "The mini excavators are ideally suited for mobility on narrow roads and restricted spaces where bigger excavators and dumpers are difficult to manoeuvre and operate."
Buoyed by upcoming road infrastructure projects, Wacker Neuson also displayed their range of light towers. The portable light towers powered by silent engines are environment-friendly.
According to Mr. Jayasekera, "Indian customers have started emphasizing on quality products with ours being premium ones. We will focus on niche markets by offering total solutions. Emphasis on niche markets will minimize the issue of large price variations both from our and customers' end. Nonetheless, along with retaining our market presence, we will also emphasize on expanding our business share by appointing additional dealers and support personnel to emphasize on product efficiency, increased performance and last but not least for providing localized sales and service support".
Besides new product ranges, Wacker Neuson also displayed its walk behind rollers for asphalt and concrete compaction, vibratory plates, vibratory rammers, concrete vibrators and external vibrators.
Safari's Machines Gives maximum performance with minimal downtimeSafari is a renowned name in the Indian construction industry for manufacturing machines that are sturdy, require less & easy maintenance and can be easily repaired on construction sites to reduce down time. At Excon, the company displayed its range of products that include JK Mini Crane, Hand Feed Concrete Mixer, Reversible Drum Mixer and JK Tough Rider.
JK Mini Crane is a flagship product of SAFARI and has been used for affordable, efficient & safe lifting of all kinds of building materials including rebars, bricks, waterproofing material, sand, window grille, etc. The quick and easy operation of JK Mini Crane has eliminated the use of tower crane on multiple construction sites in India, hence reducing costs & hassles associated with tower cranes.
Safari's Hand Feed Concrete Mixer is a one bag 10/7 mixer, designed to give maximum performance with minimal maintenance. It is highly popular in Asian & African market due to its compact design and durability. Reversible Drum Mixer is an automated mixer machine with digital weighing system and can be powered by a diesel engine or an electric motor.
JK Tough Rider is a mini site dumper used to move concrete and other building material on construction site. This tough rider is manufactured entirely from steel [as fiber parts wear out too soon] and is powered by original Mahindra engine & axles.
Safari excels in manufacturing heavy duty and long lasting reversible drum mixers, which are easily maintainable on site due to its unique design update. The company has pan-India sales, service & dealer network and exports to many Asian and African countries.
Safari generates good business enquires and also sold many of its products during the show.