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Scrap shear industry readies itself for market upturn

Scrap shear industry readies itself for market upturn

Published 30/12, 2020 at 10:13

With mass Covid-19 vaccination campaigns currently underway in many countries, there is hope that the global economic situation will stabilise during the first half of 2021. In anticipation of a market upturn, manufacturers of demolition and recycling attachments keep beefing their arsenals up with new models. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports on the latest news from the scrap shear industry.

Suppression Cannons

Suppression Cannons

Published 30/12, 2020 at 09:51

This year sees many new products in the field of dust suppression, a blend of both dust cannons designed for demolition worksites, as well as innovations aimed at combatting the coronavirus.

Diamond tool suppliers weather the slump by focusing on product development

Diamond tool suppliers weather the slump by focusing on product development

Published 30/12, 2020 at 09:26

If there is one silver lining to the catastrophic 2020, it is the fact that with travelling restricted and sales activity decreased, manufacturers of construction machinery and tools have had more time on their hands to focus on product development. And that was exactly what many leading suppliers of diamond consumables chose to do this year. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Get a load(er) of these!

Get a load(er) of these!

Published 30/12, 2020 at 09:15

Having something to look forward to has long been a strategy for coping with difficult times; and after a year like 2020, we all could use something sure to bring a bit of joy in the coming months.

TopTec has the right machine for every application

Published 30/12, 2020 at 09:04

PDi Magazine recently had a chat with the founder and president of TopTec Spezialmaschinen GmbH that revealed some new features of the company’s remote controlled demolition robots.

Cutting inefficiency, not corners

Cutting inefficiency, not corners

Published 30/12, 2020 at 09:03

In this feature about remote controlled demolition robots, PDi has invited Joakim Furtenbeck, sales director, Brokk, to share his thoughts about three ways demolition robots increase efficiency in concrete cutting applications.

Cutting through the global crisis

Cutting through the global crisis

Published 2/12, 2020 at 14:50

Despite this truly horrendous year, the concrete cutting industry refuses to give up. Having proven its resilience many times over in past decades, it will undoubtedly find a way to get over this unprecedented calamity. Closed borders and disrupted supply chains notwithstanding, manufacturers of sawing and drilling equipment still manage to launch new products onto the market, albeit at a much slower pace. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin focuses on the latest innovations in the floor sawing segment.

Successful implementation of Demcon virtual road trip 2020

Successful implementation of Demcon virtual road trip 2020

Published 2/12, 2020 at 14:48

When the Demcon 2020 tradeshow was cancelled in September due to the spread of the coronavirus, the organisers of the show instead created the digital platform ‘Demcon Virtual Road Trip 2020’. During September and October, 14 suppliers were visited and the results premiered online from the end of October to mid-November. All the films are now available for viewing at www.demcon.se until September 2021.

The sound of silence - the benefits of hydrodemolition in noise restricted areas

The sound of silence - the benefits of hydrodemolition in noise restricted areas

Published 2/12, 2020 at 14:13

Sound is an important, yet an often overlooked part of our daily lives, with its negative effects on employees and the general public now becoming a growing concern in certain industries, with construction and demolition being particularly worthy of note. The excessive noise produced by erecting, remodelling or demolishing structures contributes to a number of health concerns, including stress, hearing loss, cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment.

Conjet Robot 557 removes concrete from the Alcova Dam in Wyoming, USA

Conjet Robot 557 removes concrete from the Alcova Dam in Wyoming, USA

Published 2/12, 2020 at 14:12

A Conjet robot 557 is being used to remove concrete from the spillway on the Alcova Dam in Wyoming, USA, which is owned by the Bureau of Reclamation. The job is being performed by Penn Hydro, Inc., a hydrodemolition contractor located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on behalf of the general contractor NW Construction.

Robotic water blasting

Robotic water blasting

Published 2/12, 2020 at 14:11

Roger Simonsson, managing director of Aquajet, outlines some of the benefits of robotic water blasting Traditionally, sandblasting has been the method of choice for rust and paint removal as well as concrete surface preparation applications. However, changing standards in safety and increased levels of environmental protection are causing many to question whether it’s still the best option when compared to other methods, such as robotic water blasting.

News from the hydrodemolition world

News from the hydrodemolition world

Published 2/12, 2020 at 14:08

The two Swedish manufacturers of hydrodemolition machinery and equipment have continued their efforts to raise the profile of their concrete removal technology.

Husqvarna sees wide scale potential in the concrete surface and flooring segments

Husqvarna sees wide scale potential in the concrete surface and flooring segments

Published 2/12, 2020 at 11:56

Husqvarna Construction is now taking a purposeful and massive grip of the global surface preparation industry. The company has gradually been increasing its presence in this area and now says its activities are at ‘full throttle’. PDi Magazine’s Jan Hermansson met with Husqvarna Construction’s Vice-President Concrete Surfaces & Floors, Stijn Verherstraeten, to discuss these developments.

The dangers of crystalline silica dust

The dangers of crystalline silica dust

Published 2/12, 2020 at 11:55

European regulations concerning exposure to crystalline silica dust have been tightening. “This concerns all manufacturers and users of floor preparation equipment,” says Blastrac marketing manager Europe, Clements Charpentier.

The Facebook group Concrete Floor Prep and Polishing – Global is increasing in popularity

The Facebook group Concrete Floor Prep and Polishing – Global is increasing in popularity

Published 2/12, 2020 at 11:51

The Facebook group Concrete Floor Prep and Polishing – Global was started in Los Angeles, USA back in 2017 and has strongly increased in popularity over the year.

Are trowel services also being adopted by concrete prep contractors?

Are trowel services also being adopted by concrete prep contractors?

Published 2/12, 2020 at 11:50

In the 1990s when a new method of grinding and polishing old concrete floors was released, a new group of businesses was born, with many dedicated flooring and demolition contractors, as well as concrete cutters, adopting the new method for concrete floor grinding and polishing.

80% of all floor failures due to inadequate surface preparation

80% of all floor failures due to inadequate surface preparation

Published 2/12, 2020 at 11:49

Blastrac Europe marketing manager, Clément Charpentier, identifies what is important and explains the different techniques used for surface preparation based on the ICRI profiles standard.

The concrete floor preparation map is being rewritten once more

The concrete floor preparation map is being rewritten once more

Published 2/12, 2020 at 11:48

Although the Corona pandemic has taken the edge off several business sectors in the construction industry, there is still continued progress at both the product and business end in floor preparation. Jan Hermansson reports.

REINVENTING THE WHEEL… LOADER

REINVENTING THE WHEEL… LOADER

Published 5/10, 2020 at 15:38

The world’s first wheel loader - the H10 model featuring a parallel lift arm system and attachment bracket - was marketed by Volvo Construction Equipment in 1954. Since then the wheel loader industry has come a long way, with dozens of players from all over the globe having joined the competition and hundreds of different models having been launched. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports breaking news from the sector.

Professional demolition and concrete cutting methods in nuclear and off shore environments

Professional demolition and concrete cutting methods in nuclear and off shore environments

Published 5/10, 2020 at 15:15

Advanced demolition and concrete cutting methods and equipment is often the only safe and efficient solution to carry out sensitive tasks in nuclear and off shore environments. But of course it also takes a very professional staff to carry out these delicate jobs. Here are five interesting site reports from Brokk, Hilti, MB Crusher, Solga Diamant and Tyrolit.

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