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Surface preparation leads the trend in diamond tools

Surface preparation leads the trend in diamond tools

Published 27/12, 2018 at 10:50

Surface preparation techniques are getting increasingly popular all over the world. Responding to the trend, suppliers of diamond consumables are busy beefing up their catalogues with new grinding discs and polishing pads. However, the recent tendencies notwithstanding, there are still some novelties in the more established sectors including diamond blades and core bits. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

The evolution of mobile shears according to Bruce Bacon

The evolution of mobile shears according to Bruce Bacon

Published 27/12, 2018 at 10:41

Bruce Bacon, the founder and managing director of US based attachment specialist ShearCore, is a demolition industry icon. Having started his career back in the early 80s, he not only witnessed the evolution of attachment manufacturing techniques but helped shape them. According to him, that was exactly what has happened- an evolution. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin recorded Bruce’s version of how mobile shears were invented and put in demolition and recycling practice which is featured along with a look at some of the latest developments in mobile shears.

Down with dust

Down with dust

Published 27/12, 2018 at 10:02

Every contractor likes the idea of ‘kicking up some dust’, as it usually implies that there’s work to be done. Jim Parson reports.

Remote controlled demolition robots

Remote controlled demolition robots

Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:47

Here PDi takes a look at some the latest developments in remote controlled demolition robots which have been launched during 2018, as well as reporting on the expected growth of the construction robot market worldwide until 2025. PDi's Mikael Karlsson reports.

Load em’up!

Load em’up!

Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:39

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, so the old saying goes. A corollary for the construction and demolition business might well be where there’s infrastructure work, there’s a need for compact loaders and skid steers. Jim Parson reports.

SURFACE PREPARATION CONTRACTING GOES TWO WAYS

SURFACE PREPARATION CONTRACTING GOES TWO WAYS

Published 24/11, 2018 at 12:32

The world’s concrete floor grinding and polishing industry is steaming away with the development of new machinery and tools. PDi’s annual feature takes a look at the latest developments for concrete floor grinding and polishing.

HANDLERS THAT HANDLE WITH EASE

HANDLERS THAT HANDLE WITH EASE

Published 23/11, 2018 at 12:42

Caterpillar, Volvo, Komatsu and Bobcat all share one thing: new products aimed at making waste handling easier. From material handlers to compact wheel loaders, PDi takes a look at the latest in efficient demolition debris handling.

Powerful and compact trends

Published 10/10, 2018 at 15:29

Since the Intermat show earlier this year, the market has seen the launch of a large number of new wheel loader models. This special feature looks at some of them, with a particular emphasis on the new ‘futuristic’ Volvo compact wheel loaders.

PDi’s Crash Course on excavator attachments

PDi’s Crash Course on excavator attachments

Published 10/10, 2018 at 14:48

The headway made by the demolition and recycling industry over the last decades is simply staggering. From a wrecking ball, and hard to control implosions, the industry has progressed to safe and precise demolition techniques, involving powerful and sophisticated excavator attachments. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin presents a ‘crash course’ on the latest innovations in the attachment business.

V. Brøndum A/S makes the world a cleaner place

V. Brøndum A/S makes the world a cleaner place

Published 15/11, 2017 at 18:35

Denmark’s concrete sawing and surface preparation industry is not big, to put it mildly. Compared, for example, to the neighboring Sweden, it is virtually nonexistent. So every Danish company that has achieved an international standing automatically gets into PDi’s crosshairs. Despite the fierce competition from its Scandinavian and European rivals, Denmark-based V. Brøndum A/S has never been the one to bite the dust. Andrei Bushmarin reports from the company’s headquarters in Silkeborg.

Trevi Benne celebrates 25 years

Trevi Benne celebrates 25 years

Published 15/9, 2017 at 12:56

Five years ago PDi reported on Trevi Benne’s 20th anniversary celebration. This summer the company reached 25 years with an even bigger event gathering over 1,500 people at their premises in Noventa Vicentina, Italy. PDi editor in chief Jan Hermansson reports.

Sweden’s currently biggest demolition contractor

Sweden’s currently biggest demolition contractor

Published 15/9, 2017 at 12:12

Lotus is not a new demolition player in the Swedish arena, but has, through acquisitions of the well-known demolition contractors Rivab, Swedish Demolition Group and Rivners, become Sweden’s largest provider of pure demolition services. Jan Hermansson reports.

NPK’S touch: As light as Sakura, as sharp as a Samurai sword

NPK’S touch: As light as Sakura, as sharp as a Samurai sword

Published 10/7, 2017 at 13:18

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).

Bust the dust

Bust the dust

Published 16/1, 2017 at 14:19

Demolition can be dirty, dusty work. Even a minor smear or layer of grime at the end of the workday can be a mark of pride for a job well done.

Less Fuss - More Money with Hilti

Less Fuss - More Money with Hilti

Published 23/12, 2015 at 17:16

PDi recently revisited Hilti headquarters in Schaan, Liechtenstein. Editor-in-chief, Jan Hermansson reports.

Some cases for polishing floors

Some cases for polishing floors

Published 27/11, 2015 at 13:57

Huge polishing project in Paris, two projects in Australia, amazing result with the Janser ride on stripper and efficient polishing with Xingyi burnisher in Indonesia

Floor sawing industry tight-lipped before the big show

Floor sawing industry tight-lipped before the big show

Published 27/11, 2015 at 13:33

With Bauma looming over the horizon, manufacturers tend to be secretive, saving their product announcements for the biggest trade show in the business. However, PDi managed to gain an insight into some of the developments in the floor sawing industry. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Promising market for hydrodemolition robots

Promising market for hydrodemolition robots

Published 26/11, 2015 at 15:30

“The new EU safety and environment regulations in the European Standards EN 1504 for protection and repair of concrete structures is literally promoting hydrodemolition robots to comply with the new environmental and safety standards,” said Roger Simonsson chief executive of Swedish hydrodemolition equipment manufacturer Aquajet.

Blastrac the full-liner for surfaces

Blastrac the full-liner for surfaces

Published 26/11, 2015 at 15:11

The US owned Blastrac BV in the Netherlands comes from a company with roots dating back to the early 1900s. With the brand name Diamatic, as part of the group since 2005 and a focus on developing a wide range of machines and tools for floor preparation, the Blastrac group has radically increased its presence in the market. Jan Hermansson reports.

A divided flooring business

A divided flooring business

Published 26/11, 2015 at 15:00

Another year has passed in the concrete floor grinding and polishing world. We can conclude that the flow of new machines and tools is constant as well as the number of players. Perhaps some manufacturers are holding products back for Bauma next spring. The global concrete floor grinding and polishing industry did not decline during the year. Since the consolidation of the industry, some years back, the number of suppliers of concrete floor grinding and polishing systems has stayed more or less constant.

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