Osaka-based NPK hardly needs any presentation. Arguably, the most expensive demolition attachment brand in the world, it is nonetheless one of the most sought-after. This April past Andrei Bushmarin visited the original NPK facility located on a quiet sakura-lined street in Higashiōsaka (East Osaka).
Plantworx is the UK’s largest working construction equipment exhibition. The latest show, organised by the Construction Equipment Association, was staged in June at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Leicestershire. Roger Murrow reports.
CTT 2017, the 18th International Trade Fair for Construction Equipment and Technologies, recently staged at the Crocus Expo IEC in Moscow, Russia attracted 557 exhibitors and more than 20,000 visitors from 56 countries and regions.
Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe has added its smallest excavator to the European market. The SK08, which has an operating weight of 1,035kg, is a super-compact mini excavator for working in confined areas, or assisting larger machines with the demolition of buildings from the inside.
GSSI, believed to be the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar equipment, has introduced StructureScan Pro, a concrete scanning system that can accurately inspect concrete, measure slab thickness, and locate voids.
The German manufacturer Kramer recently hosted two ‘Expert Days’ at its Pfullendorf plant, where several hundred visitors experienced static exhibits and witnessed demonstrations of the company’s range of wheel loaders and telehandler machines in various applications.
The EcoClear water treatment system from the Swedish hydrodemolition specialist Aquajet Systems has been nominated for a construction industry award in the category ‘Commercial Innovation of the Year’ at the annual CN Awards 2017 in the UK.
The industry of wall and wire sawing machinery is well established, with the same cohort of players ruling the roost for decades. Being technology-intensive, it has high start-up costs preventing newcomers from entering the competition. Only very occasionally a novice emerges brave enough to challenge the established order. Fortunately, it still happens. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Klindex has added the Maxi Orbit multipurpose single brush suitable for treatments such as polishing, dewaxing, crystallization, light grinding on marble, concrete, stone, parquet, terracotta and stoneware.
Atlas Copco has expanded its HiLight tower range with the launch of three new LED plug-and-light models. The P2+, V2+ and V3+, can be powered from an auxiliary power source, the grid or a portable generator.