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Kern-Deudiam successful in the market for 40 years

Kern-Deudiam successful in the market for 40 years

Published 2/3 at 16:11

Kern-Deudiam is a leading German manufacturer of diamond tools and machines with worldwide business relationships. The company is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, making it one of the oldest in the industry. Managing director reveals how the company has succeeded in the competitive market.

Mantovanibenne’s eagle soars high again

Mantovanibenne’s eagle soars high again

Published 2/3 at 16:08

Mantovanibenne’s story is that of courage and resilience. A market leader in demolition attachments for many years, it all but lost everything when an earthquake rocked its home city of Mirandola. But like the proverbial “Phoenix from the Ashes” Mantovanibenne resurrected itself from the rubble to become stronger than ever. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Scrap'Air packs a punch

Scrap'Air packs a punch

Published 2/3 at 14:49

Scrap’Air is a brand of pneumatic hammers manufactured and marketed by French company Mabi and suitable for wood treatment, surface preparation and demolition applications. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports on a recent visit to the company in Belfort.

Sandvik’s new superior tooth jaw plates add value

Published 2/3 at 14:31

Scottish Highlands based company G.F. Job is one of the first companies to trial Sandvik’s new superior tooth jaw plates. The initial test data from the G.F Job trial on its Sandvik QJ341 crusher has been extremely encouraging with average output increased from 200t/h to 250t/h and wear rates increased upwards of 30%.

Hitachi ZX19-5’s reliability for Polish contractor

Published 2/3 at 14:30

A Hitachi ZX19-5 mini excavator has been selected to complete a challenging utilities project in southern Poland.

Sin Bin spirited away

Sin Bin spirited away

Published 2/3 at 14:22

Second to football, the sport of rugby is spectacularly popular in South Africa. One of its most internationally cherished venues is Loftus Versfeld Stadium in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, also known as Tshwane. With the surroundings of this venerated combat venue about to be rejuvenated, some tender loving care was required for one particular building, and demolition came to the rescue. PDi Africa editor Kevin Mayhew blows the whistle.

Hitachi ZX300LCN-6 takes SIRO to new heights

Hitachi ZX300LCN-6 takes SIRO to new heights

Published 2/3 at 14:05

The Portuguese recycling company Leal & Soares has introduced a new Hitachi medium excavator ZX300LCN-6 to its production process to move 100,000m³/week of compost material at its site in Mira, west Portugal. L&S is also the owner of the brand Sistemas Integrados de Reciclagem Orgânica (Integrated Systems for Organic Recycling) that produces compost from forest residue.

D-Drill assists in X-ray installation

D-Drill assists in X-ray installation

Published 2/3 at 14:03

In Wales the UK concrete cutting specialist D-Drill has assisted in the installation of new X-ray equipment at the Royal Gwent Hospital, in Newport. Working as the specialist subcontractor to Davlan Construction, D-Drill had to form a trench in a floor slab as part of the project.

A capital blast

Published 2/3 at 13:51

Vacant for more than two decades, a 15 storey former hotel and later residence for the South African Police Service, was demolished by implosion last October. With other properties only half a metre away, the undertaking was not without its complexities. Contractor Jet Demolition pulled it off in 2.5s on a Sunday morning prior to the site being cleared for another development. PDi’s Kevin Mayhew reports.

MobyDick helps contain contamination

MobyDick helps contain contamination

Published 2/3 at 13:49

When Ahrens Contracting acquired the contract to demolish and remediate the abandoned and polluted Carter Carburettor site in St Louis, Missouri, US, they turned to MobyDick to contain the contamination.

A tale of productivity and reliability

A tale of productivity and reliability

Published 29/12, 2016 at 17:08

In Canada the Quebec firm Pièces Auto Talbot has been getting great results with their Indeco ISS 20/30 rotating shear for vehicle demolition.

Glasgow Queen Street Station upgrade

Glasgow Queen Street Station upgrade

Published 29/12, 2016 at 16:47

The Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association member contractor Core Cut has played a key role in major improvements at Queen Street train station in Glasgow, Scotland. The company, based at Broxburn, carried out £1.25M of extensive concrete core drilling, saw cutting, bursting and demolition for general contractor Story Contracting, on its rail track slab replacement contact as part of the £742M (€885M) Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme.

JOB SATISFACTION

JOB SATISFACTION

Published 29/12, 2016 at 16:32

One minute there is a 5m high wall of reinforced concrete dominating the site, the next minute it has gone. After a moment or two of resistance, the structure starts melting away, like a slab of butter on a hot day.

Chicago Pneumatic supports drilling

Chicago Pneumatic supports drilling

Published 29/12, 2016 at 16:17

Chicago Pneumatic skid mounted air compressors are playing a key role in new blast hole drilling machines being used for overburden removal in the coal fields of central India.

Rammer assists Frankfurt demolition

Rammer assists Frankfurt demolition

Published 29/12, 2016 at 16:15

The former administration building of the Regional Finance Office in Frankfurt am Main, Germany has been dismantled by selective demolition spearheaded by two Rammer S 25 City hammers and a Rammer RC 22 concrete shear.

RiverRidge Recycling goes electric

RiverRidge Recycling goes electric

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:51

RiverRidge Recycling has taken delivery of Ireland’s first electrically powered Fuchs MHL820 long-reach materials handler from distributors Blue Ireland for work at their modern materials recovery facility in Coleraine.

Reach for the sky Volvo CE’s latest demolition machine sticking its neck out

Reach for the sky Volvo CE’s latest demolition machine sticking its neck out

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:50

Machine operator Aalt Witman with the Netherlands demolition contractor Boverhoff laughs as he describes the butterflies he felt in his stomach, as he was about to start the new Volvo EC480EHR ultra-high-reach demolition excavator for the first time.

D-Drill improves port security

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:38

The UK drilling and sawing services contractor D-Drill has assisted Associated British Ports with the installation of a new passenger X-ray scanner at its Ocean Terminal in Southampton.

Husqvarna cuts Olympic arena to pieces

Husqvarna cuts Olympic arena to pieces

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:37

Husqvarna has played a major role in removing the concrete floor from the former 1994 Olyimpic Vikingskipet arena in Lillehammer, Norway. The Norwegian contractor Øst-Riv was commissioned with removing the 10,000m2 concrete floor.

Rammer in post office demolition project

Rammer in post office demolition project

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:26

A Rammer 5011 hydraulic hammer has played a pivotal role in the demolition of a former post office in the German city of Mannheim. Local company InduRec on behalf of Diringer and Scheidel undertook most of the dismantling work, which involved the removal of around 50,000t of demolition material to the company’s own recycling plant.

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