In the US the Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association’s training programme surpassed its previous record at World of Concrete by graduating 115 students at the 2016 show in Las Vegas. This represents an increase of 52, or 83%, over the numbers reached in 2014 as the association expanded its courses to four and saw a surge in registrations.
The most innovative and challenging projects completed by Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association contractors in 2015 were recognized during a ceremony at the recent World of Concrete exhibition in Las Vegas.
Wimmer Hartstahl, a family-run company from Austria, has been manufacturing quick couplers and excavator attachments since 1984. One of its most popular mechanical models is A-Lock whose main advantages are simplicity, reliability and universality.
The French manufacturer of compact excavators and loaders, Mecalac introduced its M- CONNECT quick coupling system at last year’s Intermat show. Recognized with a Silver Award, the system was first tested on the Mecalac 10t 12MTX wheeled excavator.
The UK attachments specialist Miller recently added a tilt option to its PowerLatch range of quick couplers. Available for 3.5t to 20t machines, Miller’s PowerLatch Tilt coupler builds on the TwinLock design introduced in 2009.
Rammer has introduced two new PRO hammers the Rammer 2577 PRO and Rammer 5011 PRO. They are suitable for carriers in the 21t to 32t and 43t to 80t weight range respectively. They have been designed to work horizontally and undertake tunnelling duties in hard rock., being purpose built to withstand high levels of dust.
The LG 504 is the latest addition to Atlas Copco´s forward and reversible plate compactor family. The machine provides excellent traction, especially on wet soil thanks to higher frequency, higher centrifugal force and higher amplitude.
The South African manufacturer Bell Equipment will use Bauma to display its 60t capacity articulated dumptruck on its stand 148 in Hall B5. The prototype B60E, capable of moving large volumes of material in all weather conditions and provides an alternative solution to rigid dumptrucks.