As technology moves forward, core drilling is becoming a fine art. Modern core drilling rigs are sophisticated yet easy-to-use machines offering operators numerous options for best results, even in the harshest environments. Andrei Bushmarin reviews the latest additions in the core drilling segment.
Petrol-powered drills and breakers are designed for use on jobs located in remote areas where there is a need for operators to move around frequently. Therefore, the last thing a contractor wants is to get to a site in the middle of nowhere and find that the drill they have brought does not work because it has not been properly maintained. Downtime is costly, so following a regular maintenance regime will ensure improved uptime and prolong its life.
Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe has announced the arrival of its latest version of the 50t excavator SK500LC-10. It incorporates many new detail changes, but is particularly marked for being designed to provide exceptionally low emissions and increased working performance to maintain unparalleled working efficiency.
The screening efficiency of NCC Roads Nyrand Grusgrav quarry in Svebölle, Denmark, has been improved by the addition of Sandvik’s WX7000 screening media. The anti-blinding polyurethane screening media has increased production capacity, with enhanced material separation, reduced final product fines by 100%, and improved operational lifetime.
Blastrac’s new portable, lightweight shot blasting system 1-8DM is ideal for smaller jobs, such as residential garage floors, pool decks, and small industrial floors. It runs on single phase common power and has a manual travel speed and 222mm blast pattern.
Ground penetrating radar equipment manufacturer, GSSI has announced the availability of LineTrac XT, an accessory to the StructureScan Mini XT. The combination of the StructureScan Mini XT and LineTrac XT helps locate specific power sources in concrete, including AC power and induced RF energy present in conduits. The new LineTrac XT accessory combines radar data with a magnetometer, delivering accurate, dependable, and repeatable performance.
In recent years, the Upper Austrian company has become very established in Switzerland. Meanwhile, dsb innocrush is not only known to insiders as the leader in the 30 to 50 tonnes class. Recently, an innocrush 35 with screen box is2 was delivered to W. Kressig AG in Switzerland.
The German engine manufacturer Deutz, has concluded a long-term agreement to supply the German Putzmeister Group with diesel engines for its floor screed and concrete pumps, for progressive launch from 2017.
The remotely controlled demolition machine manufacturer Brokk has updated its Brokk 120 Diesel Mark 2, believed to be the world’s smallest diesel-driven demolition robot. This compact machine, which can operate independently for over eight hours, was launched at the recent World of Concrete show.
Atlas Copco has added two bucket crushers BC 2100 and BC 5300 weighing 2t and 5.3t for use on carriers weighing 18t to 54t. They can be used as an alternative to a mobile jaw crusher for small demolition, recycling and road construction applications, offering flexibility of operating reach, depending on the mobility of the carrier.
Superabrasive, the manufacturer of LAVINA, has recently introduced new propane-powered LAVINA grinders, including a 32-inch, six-head propane grinder L32G-X and a 38-inch remote-controlled L38GR-X. Both models are featuring chain-driven forced planetary drive, powerful Kawasaki FX921V engine, integrated weights and adjustable grinding pressure. These propane machines do not require any electrical wiring or generators, and take no time to set up on the job site.
The WaterJet Technology Association and the Industrial and Municipal Cleaning Association have released the first edition Industry Best Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment (formerly Recommended Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment).