The construction industry as a whole, and the drilling and sawing sector in particular, is well known for many reasons. Unfortunately, one of them is the hazard that workers often potentially face while on duty. Those risks, related mostly to machinery, tools, and exposure to harmful substances, are intrinsic to our profession. Therefore, it is crucial for all industry professionals to keep up to date to ensure the well-being of the workforce and prevent incidents.
The Indian demolition, recycling conference Demtech 2023 is approaching more and more. Demtech will take place 28-29 September, 2023 at White Petals in Bengaluru, India. It will be an interesting and intensive two day seminar and an exhibition with demo area where about 33 companies will exhibit. You find the agenda and more information on the website www.demtech.in. Demtech is organized by the Indian Demolition Association (IDA). www.demtech.org
Following the latest national council meeting of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC), president John Lynch, with the support of the council, has pledged €11,700 from the president’s charitable fund to the epidermolysis bullosa (EB) charity DEBRA.
Built rugged for reliable operation in demanding applications, the new Cat 352 straight boom excavator is designed speciﬁcally for the low level demolition work of buildings up to ﬁve stories high, bridges and industrial infrastructures. Its stick/boom conﬁguration delivers a vertical reach up to 12.85m, 36% more stick pin height compared to the standard 352 reach conﬁguration.
Effective and precise cutting tools play a crucial role in building renovations. A French customer in Paris faced the challenge of removing 38 reinforced concrete columns with an average cutting area of 5.3m2.
Indian South-Western Railways is expanding a single track train line into a dual track, overcoming significant challenges. A key to success is the innovative excavator attachment provided by Rock.Zone GmbH, in collaboration with the Indian distributor, DCS Techno Services Ltd.
The universally applicable DC All Saw discs from Tyrolit are said to cut almost all materials effortlessly and can eliminate the need for inconvenient tool changes, whilst delivering the highest safety standards.
Komatsu showed several new products at the SaMoTer show in Verona. Overall, 25 Komatsu utility and construction machines was presented at the fair, with the hybrid HB365NLC-3 eco-friendly excavator said to be a star of the show.
Cummins has announced the appointment of two new senior executives in its Off-Highway engine business. UK based David Atkinson has taken on the role of Global Off-Highway support, and Phil Dawson, also UK-based, has replaced Annie Schmelzer as Cummins’ Global Agriculture segment leader.
As of the end of March, 268 exhibitors representing a total of 395 brands have already registered for Steinexpo 2023. This almost equals the number of registrations for the last trade fair in 2017. The event team believe that steinexpo 2023 could see a record number of participating exhibitors, meaning that there are only a few remaining spaces left.
430km was the distance to be covered by the experienced team of Pesado Transport and its 16 axle Goldhofer THP/SL heavy-duty combination to deliver a 218t gas compressor from the port in Veracruz to the Miguel Hidalgo refinery in Tula. The refinery in the Mexican state of Hidalgo is being refurbished and upgraded during the course of Mexico’s energy reform programme.
Magyer Betriebs GmbH from Untersiebenbrunn, to the east of Vienna, Austria, has invested heavily in large demolition machines. 30 new Volvo carriers, among other things, are being added to the construction company’s fleet. In addition are two of the largest Epiroc attachments that the Swedish group has ever delivered to Austria: an Epiroc HB 7000 hydraulic breaker and an Epiroc CC 7000 demolition cutter. With an operating weight of 7t each, the two heavyweights are designed for demolition and rock excavation on any large construction site.
The prevention of airborne particles continues to be an important factor on modern demolition sites. In this feature the manufacturers B + W, Dynaset and BossTek reveal their latest offerings in the field of dust suppression.
CK Abbruch und Erdbau have successfully used Kemroc drum cutter and cutter wheel attachments mounted on hydraulic excavators, to demolish heavy concrete segments economically and in a way that is friendly for the environment and for neighbouring residents.
At ConExpo-Con/Agg Cde presented its next generation of it’s ‘AggMax’ scrubbing and attrition system, ‘Counter Flow Classification Unit’ (CFCU) for density separation, ‘ShearClean’ attrition cells and ‘EvoWash’ sand classification and dewatering plant. The company also unveiled its new P2-168 ‘Infinity’ screen which has been designed specifically for the US market.