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Cutting EDGE tools

Cutting EDGE tools

Published 29/12, 2016 at 16:02

Diamond consumables are the bread and butter of the concrete sawing and surface preparation industries. Choosing a tool that would fit a job’s specific requirements is paramount and the choice keeps growing every year. Andrei Bushmarin reviews some of the latest additions in the diamond tooling sector.

DIATOP SAMA: diamond tools handcrafted in Korea

DIATOP SAMA: diamond tools handcrafted in Korea

Published 29/12, 2016 at 15:57

Diatop Sama, a family-owned Korean company, has been manufacturing diamond consumables for 21 years. Despite its modest size of only 22 employees, it is a strong international player selling its products to over 30 countries. Andrei Bushmarin reports on his visit to the company in Daegu.

Learn from history to move forward

Learn from history to move forward

Published 29/12, 2016 at 15:52

Where are we now? Where are we heading? Where did we come from? How big is the concrete cutting industry and how much is it worth? This year’s Concrete Cutting Survey attempts to answer some of these questions. PDi editor in chief Jan Hermansson reports.

New demolition Robots from Brokk and Top Tec

New demolition Robots from Brokk and Top Tec

Published 29/12, 2016 at 15:43

Brokk has launched three new demolition robots Brokk 110, Brokk 280 and Brokk 120 Diesel to mark its 40th anniversary this year. And Top Tec has added the new electric remotely controlled demolition robot, Top Tec 1500E. Mikael Karlsson reports.

Family fine tunes cutting in southern Africa and internationally

Family fine tunes cutting in southern Africa and internationally

Published 29/12, 2016 at 15:37

Concrete core drilling and sawing and guitar playing do not automatically jive, but in the case of South Africa’s Borecut Concrete Core Drilling & Sawing the two are right on song. PDi’s Africa editor Kevin Mayhew reports.

LOAD ‘EM UP

Published 29/12, 2016 at 15:34

We are in the middle of a year of near-constant product introductions and enhancements, with Bauma 2016 in April, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG looming on the horizon. One of the most popular categories encompasses compact loaders and skid steers. PDi editor Jim Parsons reports.

Fayan leads the concrete cutting China in to the future

Fayan leads the concrete cutting China in to the future

Published 29/12, 2016 at 15:04

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.

Hilti wins Red Dot Best of the Best award

Hilti wins Red Dot Best of the Best award

Published 29/12, 2016 at 14:59

Hilti has won the Red Dot Award Communication Design competition for the first time with its PD-C laser range meter, which was named ‘Best of the Best’ in the competition’s Interface Design category.

Hitachi extends construction machinery

Hitachi extends construction machinery

Published 29/12, 2016 at 14:57

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) has introduced the latest phase of Zaxis-6 excavators and ZW-6 wheel loaders.

Komatsu’s new excavators

Komatsu’s new excavators

Published 29/12, 2016 at 14:56

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.

Camso’s new skid steer tyres

Camso’s new skid steer tyres

Published 29/12, 2016 at 14:54

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 upgrades wheel loaders

Caterpillar upgrades wheel loaders

Published 29/12, 2016 at 14:49

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.

Blastrac launches forklift scraper

Published 29/12, 2016 at 14:47

In the US Blastrac has introduced the PG-10528 steel scraper body to fit forklifts. The attachment removes tape, paint and other spills from concrete and is ideal for factories and warehouses.

Brokking in Dubai

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:59

Diamond Edge Cutting is a major demolition and concrete cutting contractor in the Middle East and has recently carried out a number of large projects in the area.

New issue of Delete Sweden’s e-magazine

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:48

Delete Sweden has released issue 4 of its online magazine. The magazine includes a chronicle by chief executive Mårten Fuchs about how diversity makes the company and the society stronger.

Vipermetal unveils 3D screening buckets

Vipermetal unveils 3D screening buckets

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:47

The Finnish crushing and screening bucket manufacturer Vipermetal has introduced its 3D screening buckets for use on excavators and loaders.

Hyundai adds HX380 L excavator

Hyundai adds HX380 L excavator

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:46

Hyundai’s latest addition to the HX excavator range, the HX360 L, has an operating weight of 38.9 t and is one of 13 in the HX crawler excavator range.

Floor sawing: An industry without borders

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:44

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.

Daemo: setting a good example

Daemo: setting a good example

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:41

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.

In the hall of the mountain king

In the hall of the mountain king

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:34

The Hilti Group recently celebrated its 75th anniversary at its picture perfect mountain landscape based headquarters in Schann, Liechtenstein. PDi Editor Vitor Hermasson reports.

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