The founder and chief executive of the Chinese concrete cutting firm Beijing Fayan is aiming to form China’s first national concrete sawing and drilling association. PDi editor in chief Jan Hermansson reports on his recent visit to China’s biggest concrete cutting company.
Komatsu Europe International has added the PC210NLC-11 and PC230NHD-11 hydraulic excavators to the European market. Both machines offer up to 28% higher lifting performance and further improves on the stability and power of previous Komatsu models. Both have a net power rating of 123kW and operating weights between 22.4t and 23.52t.
The Canadian company Camso, formerly Camoplast Solideal and based in Magog, Quebec, has added two new tyres for skid steer loaders, the Camso SKS 753 for mixed and hard surfaces, and Camso SKS 532 for soft ground.
Caterpillar has upgraded its M Series 926M, 930M and 938M, and K Series 924K, 930K, 938K wheel loaders. A new secondary display module option for all models improves operator interface and navigation, and provides payload management and service options. The touchscreen display has a QWERTY keyboard. The display reduces the information input and eliminates the arrow keys required by previous versions.
Floor sawing aka flat sawing in North America is the most widespread concrete processing technique in the world. And, unlike wall and wire sawing, where the market is pretty much saturated, the floor sawing industry still has plenty of room for new entrants and innovations. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Ever since its foundation in 1989, attachment specialist Daemo has been pursuing its goal of being a role model to its fellow Korean suppliers. Korea is a relatively new entrant to the demolition attachment industry and, for a while, local brands were associated with cheapness rather than quality. Daemo has demolished the preconception by becoming a major international player with high-quality products. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Japan is an amazing country for visitors from the west. It is so very different, yet so easy to fall in love with its culture, people and nature. PDi Editor in chief, Jan Hermansson, reports on his visit that included time with the concrete cutting machinery and diamond tool manufacturer Shibuya Company.
Life of East Germans in the 20th century was fraught with tragedy and hardship. Many businesses were blown off the map by the wind of change, but Eibenstock survived and prospered. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Swedish Hydrodemolition contracting specialist, Nordisk Vattenbilning, is using Aquajet’s water treatment system, EcoClear, to reduced turbidity levels on a multi-storey car park renovation project in Malmö Sweden.
The Swedish port of Kapellskär is about 80km north of the capital, Stockholm. A large number of trucks use this port as it shortens the time at sea, compared to using the port from city centre in Stockholm. A large number of ferry boats for Finland dock here which makes Kapellskär an important logistic part of the infrastructure around the Stockholm area.
The cold water pressure washer Tornado is one of the new products from Idrobase Group. Presented in its new ‘Catalogue of Solutions 2017/18’ it is mainly used for hydroblasting applications such as cleaning concrete surfaces concrete, cutting concrete, renovation, sanding and surface hydroscarification.
Gävle Stad is the owner of the quay running inside the harbour in Gävle, a Swedish city on the coast of the Baltic Sea, some 170km north of the capital, Stockholm. The 300m long quay wall needed to be repaired and strengthened for a new marina for leisure boats to dock. The work was completed in two phases and involved removing 100 mm of concrete from the top of the 700mm wide beam and replaced with fresh concrete for added strength.