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Tyrolit segments impress in Russia

Tyrolit segments impress in Russia

Published 21/4 at 14:22

In a brick factory in the region of Tula, Russia, the steel shaft of a clay mixer was broken. It was quickly determined that the stuck shaft had to be removed in order to continue with the production of the bricks.

Fast and precise concrete cutting for Sasaram's new footbridge in India

Published 24/2 at 13:35

Indian Railways commissioned the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) to lay new tracks exclusively for cargo trains on one of the most fast-paced projects in India. The overall goal of the project is to connect four regions and to reduce the transit times and the costs of transporting cargo.

Kemroc cutter wheel in Bad Cannstatt Rapid helps with long term drainage solution

Kemroc cutter wheel in Bad Cannstatt Rapid helps with long term drainage solution

Published 24/2 at 13:27

During excavation of a tunnel on the regional railway line at Bad Cannstatt, Germany, a permanent drainage system had to be installed to protect ‘lenses’ of gypsum located in the clay from the possible ingress of groundwater. For this purpose, seven dam rings were installed as groundwater barriers, with control drainage channels at either side of them. The slots that were required were cut into the injected shotcrete using a Kemroc DMW 130 cutter wheel.

Milwaukee's paradigm shift

Milwaukee's paradigm shift

Published 24/2 at 12:44

What the industry did not think would happen for several years has happened with the release of the world's first battery powered professional diamond core drilling, a full size power cutter for reinforced concrete and a powerful jack hammer.

Maximum safety in quarries

Published 27/12, 2019 at 19:22

In the Lázaro Echeverría quarry in Spain, a stabilisation operation was initiated on one of the fronts following consultations with Epiroc.

A powerhouse of a woman

A powerhouse of a woman

Published 27/12, 2019 at 17:51

The future belongs to women. That much is obvious. Already today there is not a single profession in which women haven’t successfully equalled or surpassed men. Even such traditionally male oriented industries such as concrete sawing and demolition cannot buck the trend, with women in these businesses now equally good at steering both excavators and companies. Brigitte Peterson, the managing director of US based GSS International is a living and breathing example of it. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Successful salvage of shipwreck in Norway

Successful salvage of shipwreck in Norway

Published 27/12, 2019 at 17:45

During a heavy autumn storm in September 2018, the ship M/S Osfjord ran aground off the coast of Trøndelag in Norway. Several attempts to salvage the shipwreck were unsuccessful, as none of the used methods were able to get the job done.

Rotary drum cutters reduce demolition noise

Rotary drum cutters reduce demolition noise

Published 27/12, 2019 at 17:17

Construction noise is one of the most disturbing sources of nuisance in sensitive areas and if there is any ‘ground shaking’, residents suffer even more. The solution for working with minimal noise and without vibrations is often found using Rockwheel rotary drum cutters.

Mendiger Basalt relies on Epiroc for tough extraction jobs

Mendiger Basalt relies on Epiroc for tough extraction jobs

Published 22/11, 2019 at 10:27

Demands on equipment are high for German company Mendiger Basalt, a producer of natural stones, gravel and chippings, with the company using Epiroc’s new HB 7000 and HB10000 hydraulic breakers as part of the production process.

Heger Diamond Tools Excellently yours

Published 23/9, 2019 at 12:08

Unlike the ‘golden age’ of the 1980s and 90s when diamond tools practically sold themselves, today running a consumables business is an uphill job. Competition is going up all the time while margins are going down. In order to survive and prosper in a cutthroat environment like this, a supplier has to excel at what it does, which is exactly what Heger has been managing to do for over a century now. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Modernisation of the Cernavodă nuclear power plant in Romania

Modernisation of the Cernavodă nuclear power plant in Romania

Published 16/9, 2019 at 15:32

Romania’s only nuclear power plant is located in Cernavodă, a small town near the Black Sea coast.

Pentruder modularity benefits drilling work

Pentruder modularity benefits drilling work

Published 16/9, 2019 at 15:29

Norrorts Betonghåltagning AB, a small concrete cutting company from Stockholm, Sweden, knows at first hand the benefits of using the full potential of Pentruder modularity.

D-Drill pivotal role in tunnel reopening

D-Drill pivotal role in tunnel reopening

Published 16/9, 2019 at 15:12

A diamond drilling duo has been praised for their role in plans to reopen a tunnel in Wales that will benefit the whole community.

Tyrolit diamond tools deliver at Salzburg's biggest construction site

Tyrolit diamond tools deliver at Salzburg's biggest construction site

Published 16/9, 2019 at 14:53

In a large scale project, the 15/33 runway at Salzburg Airport was refurbished from 24 April to 28 May 2019. The concrete runway, built in the 1960s, would remain as the foundation for the new covering layer consisting of 120,000t of asphalt.

Ultradia sets the pace for the Carbodiam Group

Ultradia sets the pace for the Carbodiam Group

Published 28/6, 2019 at 16:00

Based in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium, Ultradia is a trading arm of Carbodiam and JFC Group, a world leading manufacturer of diamond consumables for professional sawers and drillers. According to Enrico Mariotti, Carbodiam’s export sales director and a concrete sawing industry stalwart, Ultradia’s successful business model sets the pace for the entire Group to follow. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Boart Longyear drills deepest hole in Ghana

Boart Longyear drills deepest hole in Ghana

Published 28/6, 2019 at 15:46

Boart Longyear crews drilled the deepest hole ever drilled in Ghana: a hole 2,083.4m deep.

Excavator mounted cutter makes pile cutting safe and efficient

Excavator mounted cutter makes pile cutting safe and efficient

Published 25/3, 2019 at 13:57

Construction contractor Niskasen Maansiirto Ltd. specialises in water supply, pile driving, sheet piling and excavation support projects. MotoCut’s automatic pile cutter has made its work more efficient while improving worksite safety, with the company now able make accurate estimates of cutting schedules and save their cutter operators’ arms and necks.

MK Diamond: a 150 year journey and counting

MK Diamond: a 150 year journey and counting

Published 25/3, 2019 at 12:40

Diamond sawing and drilling is a relatively young industry where even established businesses can only trace their history back a hundred years or so at best. Unlike most everybody else, California based MK Diamond began its journey over 150 years ago. Founded in San Francisco in 1868 by Joseph Musto, a professional stonecutter of Italian origin, the company pledged an unwavering commitment to quality from day one. Today, a century and a half on, the US manufacturer continues to stand by that pledge. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

AGP: a power that comes from the East

AGP: a power that comes from the East

Published 25/3, 2019 at 12:38

The concrete cutting and drilling industry’s landscape is noticeably changing. An increasing number of suppliers from oriental countries have gate crashed the European party, successfully competing not only on price, but also on quality. Lee Yeong Industrial Co. - a Taiwan based manufacturer of sawing, drilling and grinding machinery, trading under the brand name AGP - is an up and coming player with the potential to make some serious waves in the industry. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Leili Tools Co: a ‘force of thunder’ in diamond wires

Published 7/3, 2019 at 17:22

According to recent surveys, China invests more in new technologies than any other country in the world. Having been a global manufacturing hub for decades now, there is virtually nothing that the Celestial Empire cannot produce. Based in the province of Heibei in Northern China, Leili Tools Co is a diamond wire specialist that promises to become a major international player in the concrete sawing industry. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

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