Published 21/4 at 14:52
A relative newcomer on the demolition scene, rotary drum cutter is probably the most versatile excavator attachment there is. Demolition, quarrying, tunnelling, landscaping, underwater cutting, and pipeline construction – that’s an incomplete list of tasks that rotary drum cutters are capable of handling. Embracing this trend, many attachment suppliers have enhanced their arsenals with this spiky multitasker. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 21/4 at 14:42
With the Covid-19 pandemic rewriting the rules of everyday life almost on a daily basis, news gets old very quickly. The world as we knew it seems to have ended, and we all have to deal with a new reality now. Demolition projects get suspended while construction equipment manufacturers convert their production lines to make ventilators for hospitals. That’s a global war all over again, although this time every nation is fighting a common invisible enemy. Fortunately, even a war cannot stop human progress. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports on the latest developments in the excavator industry.
Published 21/4 at 14:40
Published 21/4 at 14:26
In autumn 2019, a total of 52,000 m2 of concrete pavement was ground off the A8 motorway between the Dasing and Dachau/Fürstenfeldbruck junctions in order to improve the grip of the surface. The work was carried out by Silco Tec Umweltschutzsysteme GmbH, which was able to complete the entire grinding work within the specified construction time of just six weeks.
Published 21/4 at 14:24
Demolition experts from CK Abbruch & Erdbau were confronted with an unusual task at a job site in Konstanz, on the shores of Lake Constance. To demolish an old hospital, they had to remove a 1,100mm thick concrete foundation. After weighing up all options and calculating expected costs, the team chose to use a Kemroc cutter wheel mounted on a 40t excavator. This proved to be the most economical and the most environmentally friendly solution.
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.
Published 21/4 at 14:20
Located near San Francisco Bay and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Belvedere’s Lava House has proved iconic, but deterioration of the concrete and lava structures have led to increased concerns for public safety in recent years. This led in 2018 to the property’s trustees deciding to work with Belvedere officials to remove the crumbling construction.
Published 21/4 at 14:11
Published 25/2 at 11:01
The strict dust pollution requirements in the city of Adler made the demolition company Technoservice turn to Hydraram’s HDS-718, a trailer dust suppression system that can create water fog up to a distance of 80-90m.
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.
Published 24/2 at 13:32
Russian aluminium manufacturer JSC Aluminium Alloys specialises in producing aluminium alloys in Podolsk near Moscow. Now three Sennebogen D-series machines support all transport and logistics processes there, specially built for the Russian market and its heavy requirements.
Published 24/2 at 13:31
The first Rockster impact crusher, R1000S, from its new factory in Neumarkt (Upper Austria) is already working hard in Styria. Together with a RSS410 scalping screen, the machines have proved to be an extremely efficient combination in the processing of rubble and natural stone.
Published 24/2 at 13:28
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.
Published 24/2 at 13:22
One of the first Stage V compliant Zaxis-6 mini excavators to be delivered in the UK is being utilised on a groundworks projects by a West Midlands based contractor. JLG Groundworks invested in the ZX55U-6 following positive experiences with its Hitachi medium excavators and on the recommendation of authorised dealer, Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK).
Published 24/2 at 13:20
On the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, work is being carried out on a new section of the GC-2 motorway in the northwest of the island. The new section, from El Risco to Agaete, requires the construction of 8km of safe fast road on complicated terrain. For the difficult excavation work required, the subcontractor, Perforaciones Trujillo, is using Epiroc HB 4100 hydraulic hammers mounted on crawler excavators.
Published 24/2 at 13:17
Published 24/2 at 13:15
A series of 167 improvements are currently underway around the southern ring road of the Finnish city of Lahti. One of the main contractors for the project, Skanska, has added a new tool to its armoury in making the work as efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly as possible. Allu DN Series Transformers have been successfully put to work screening excavated materials for reuse thereby boosting the environmental credentials and efficiency of the project.
Published 24/2 at 12:48
In Ålesund in Norway, a 24m tall office building was demolished to give space to Pir: Ålesund’s first co-working space. The contractor, Idungården AS, assigned AF Decom with the task of demolishing the building which also quartered stores on its bottom floor. Idungården is also the developer of the new Pir project which will involve the creation of a new innovation centre, creative meeting point as well as being Ålesund’s first co-working space.
Published 24/2 at 12:46
The extension of the Mumbai metro system is one of India’s large infrastructural projects that have gone one for many years. PDi has had the opportunity to visit twice, with the latest visit being in November last year together with Swedish and Indian representatives from Brokk.