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the latest in dust suppression

the latest in dust suppression

Published 27/12, 2019 at 17:57

Dust suppression is one way to combat the hazard of dust spreading in a workplace. Here we take a look at some of this year’s latest developments.

Diamonds in the rough: That’s how concrete cutters like them

Diamonds in the rough: That’s how concrete cutters like them

Published 27/12, 2019 at 17:49

Using diamond consumables is bread and butter for concrete cutters, with a well performing diamond blade or a core bit being integral to the timely completion of a sawing or drilling project. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports the latest news from the diamond tooling industry.

scrap shear showdown

scrap shear showdown

Published 27/12, 2019 at 17:36

The development of the scrap shear was pioneered in the US in the 1980s by such giants of the excavator attachment industry as Roy Labounty and Bruce Bacon. Since its inception, the shear design has gone through a number of iterations before acquiring its current look. Today’s scrap shear is a staple item in every respectable attachment supplier’s arsenal, with European and Asian manufacturers steadily gaining ground on their North American counterparts. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin presents the latest updates in the scrap shear market.

New Demolition Robots in 2019

New Demolition Robots in 2019

Published 27/12, 2019 at 17:27

PDi takes a look at the new Akula DR range and Brokk 70 remote controlled demolition robots launched in 2019.

Loader zone

Loader zone

Published 27/12, 2019 at 17:24

It’s the rare contractor these days who doesn’t need help on the jobsite, particularly when it comes to skilled labour. Though industry trade groups and educators are doing their best to lure more young people into construction, the results of those efforts may well take several years to produce results.

Waste no time with new products for efficient waste handling

Published 22/11, 2019 at 16:32

Waste handling is a crucial aspect of many demolition and construction jobs, especially given the global debate on circularity and climate change. In this special feature, PDi Magazine takes a look at the latest products for the efficient handling of waste.

Big changes in hydrodemolition

Big changes in hydrodemolition

Published 22/11, 2019 at 14:44

This year’s hydrodemolition feature is divided into corporate and product news. In the former category, Gulfstream Nordic Holdings AB has become majority owners of Conjet AB, whilst products wise, Aquajet Systems has introduced the Ergo Rotolance range of hydrodemolition attachments.

New concrete floor grinding and polishing equipment

New concrete floor grinding and polishing equipment

Published 22/11, 2019 at 10:51

This year has seen the launch of many new products for floor grinding and polishing. PDi Magazine’s special feature presents the latest arrivals on the market.

HAAS celebrates 30 years

HAAS celebrates 30 years

Published 22/11, 2019 at 10:44

From 12 to 14 September HAAS celebrated its 30th anniversary, marking the special occasion with a series of events at its Dreisbach facilities.

South Africa’s demolition sector takes a pounding but shows cause for optimism

South Africa’s demolition sector takes a pounding but shows cause for optimism

Published 22/11, 2019 at 10:42

Every five years PDi takes a look at the South African demolition industry, the leading sector in Africa. Our Africa editor, Kevin Mayhew, takes a look at recent developments.

65 year old silo demolished using Volvo’s new high reach demolition excavator

65 year old silo demolished using Volvo’s new high reach demolition excavator

Published 22/11, 2019 at 10:18

Älmby Entreprenad is somewhat of a hidden secret in the Swedish demolition industry, but is a significant player, with an annual turnover of around €34M and a fleet of about 30 different excavators. Now its become the first company in Sweden to dismantle an entire 34m silo using Volvo’s new high reach demolition excavator.

“Our millennials are driving the digitization process”

“Our millennials are driving the digitization process”

Published 22/11, 2019 at 10:14

Husqvarna’s Henric Andersson recently explained that the company launched a series of new products at bauma this year, several of them PDi has already written about.

Blastrac's well-Polished operations

Blastrac's well-Polished operations

Published 22/11, 2019 at 10:10

Poland has a long, rich and diverse history, full of struggle, internal turmoil and foreign betrayals.

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.

“Building strong attachments is our business”

Published 23/9, 2019 at 11:53

Designing and manufacturing excavator attachments is a complex engineering task fraught with technological challenges. Excavator operators like their work tools to be robust, high performing, low maintenance and durable. These qualities take on even greater importance in such harsh environs as demolition sites and recycling yards, which leaves suppliers little room for mistakes. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin presents the latest news from the attachment industry.

From the valley of guns and roses

From the valley of guns and roses

Published 16/9, 2019 at 15:01

Superabrasive’s line of Lavina floor grinding and polishing machinery and diamond tools has grown to be one of the biggest on the US market, with its main production sites located in Krun, Bulgaria and in Hoschton, USA. Now the company aims to grow more aggressively in Europe. PDi Magazine’s Jan Hermansson met recently with the company’s founder and CEO George Popov and European sales director Svetlana Peneva.

A man without borders

A man without borders

Published 16/9, 2019 at 14:52

Back in Sydney 20 years ago, he was known as the ‘Road Runner’, the industry’s best wall chasing contractor which saw him run one of the biggest concrete cutting firms in Australia. Today his target is the Middle East and Europe. Meet Youssef Hallak from LT Diamond Drilling.

Here, the saw is the law!

Here, the saw is the law!

Published 28/6, 2019 at 13:22

As the most technology intensive kind of concrete cutting machinery, wall and wire sawing systems set out the path for the entire industry to follow. This year bauma, the world’s biggest construction show, provided a perfect showcase for new solutions in the concrete sawing sector. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Electric avenues

Electric avenues

Published 28/6, 2019 at 12:36

Electric powered equipment was the talk of bauma, at least in the realm of smaller machines. Though diesel isn’t dead yet, manufacturers are gearing up for a world where fossil fuels need not be the usual option.

Volvo new demolition excavator on display at bauma

Volvo new demolition excavator on display at bauma

Published 25/3, 2019 at 12:36

During the autumn of 2018 PDi published a long report on Volvo’s most recent demolition excavator.

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