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Best of bauma 2010


Construction Week presents a review of this year’s bauma including a very interesting list of top fifteen products showcased at this leading fair

Bauma reflections

While the volcanic ash eruptions initially cast serious doubts over the success of this time’s bauma, the situation changed after the ban on air travel was lifted. The change was quite positive and as a result bauma marked a turnaround in the international construction machinery industry, bringing in the much required change in sentiment.

“Of course at the start of the fair the exhibitors felt the lack of many customers from Asia and America – but in the second half of bauma, this improved considerably. Messe Muenchen’s crisis management in the days impacted by volcanic ash was outstanding,” said Ralf Wezel, Secretary-General of CECE, the Committee for European Construction Equipment, summing up this year’s bauma.

Although the ban on air travel in Europe prevented many visitors and around 50 exhibitors from overseas from coming to the fair, the mood at the venue amongst the approximately 3,150 registered exhibitors from 53 countries was good by the close of the fair. Already by the mid-way point of the fair a number of exhibitors were reporting more sales than they had expected. “The preparation and organisation of the trade fair was very well done. As we participated for the first time at bauma in Munich the support was very helpful. Our expectations and objectives for this fair have been more than fulfilled. We see this fair as a leading fair to develop our business mainly in Europe,” remarked Abhijeet Pai, Director, Puzzolana Group.

The representative survey of exhibitors conducted by TNS Infratest showed that bauma 2010 marked a change in mood following a year of crisis in 2009, and that this change is being felt in many international markets, with few exceptions. Almost half the exhibitors are expecting the economic situation to improve.

Nevertheless, the general economic situation before bauma and the unexpected ban on air travel at the start of the fair did impact the final figures for visitor numbers: Over 415,000 visitors from more than 200 countries attended bauma 2010. In comparison to bauma 2007, this was 17% fewer. About 65% of the visitors came from Germany. “Despite the many emergency measures implemented not all of the expected visitors from Asia, India and America were able to get to bauma. However, because of the turnaround which bauma 2010 has ushered in for the sector worldwide, we are looking forward optimistically to the already fully booked bauma China 2010 in Shanghai. Interest in the new event bC India 2011 in Mumbai, too, has led to a considerable expansion in the space originally earmarked.

These events will offer international platforms in the two growth markets of China and India, and thus appeal also to the trade visitors who this time were not able to come to Munich,” said Klaus Dittrich, Chairman & CEO of Messe Muenchen GmbH.

Next bauma is scheduled to take place from April 15 to 21, 2013 in Munich.

1. Ammann launches the SpeedyBatch 210: The SpeedyBatch model offers virtually complete flexibility: assembly and disassembly is extremely simple yet the plant still provides the benefits of a stationary system. The various components are pre-assembled at the factory and then simply joined together on the building site. Electrical connections are made via plug and socket. The silos, filter and dryer drum are connected via special mechanical quick-action couplings. Foundations are not required. The plant is simply installed on compacted levelled ground. Its well though-out and innovative design not only make plant assembly and disassembly easy but also guarantees trouble-free use and maintenance. The storage facility beneath the mixer on the model presented at the Bauma 2010 is an absolute innovation.

The new mixed material storage silo beneath the mixer can hold up to 18 m³, the same amount as a full truck load. The result is a buffer thanks to which production can now run continuously without interruption. The presented model carries the designation SB 210, although the additional silo is also available for the models SB 150, SB 180, SB 280.

Contact: Ammann Schweiz AG, info@ammann-group.com, Phone +41 62 916 61 61

2. Doosan’s New 24 tonne DX235LCR: The DX235LCR crawler excavator is designed to meet the continually growing demand for reduced radius crawler excavators for work near buildings and in confined areas.

The DX235LCR offers flexibility, convenience, and low operating cost in a compact design with superior digging performance. The swing diameter is just under 4 m or 3990 mm with a tail swing of 85 mm over 800 mm wide tracks.

The tail swing is 1070 mm less than that of the conventional chassis DX225LC, while the minimum swing radius is 2310 mm. Powered by a 6-cylinder Doosan turbocharged diesel engine providing 123 kW (166 HP) at a maximum governed speed of 1900 RPM, the DS235LCR has an operating weight of 23.6 tonnes and a maximum digging depth of 6670 mm. The dump height is 7925 mm, while the maximum digging reach is 9821 mm. Contact: George Schmalzried, george.schmalzried@doosan.com, Phone: +32 (0)2 371 68 06

3. Dana unveils new drivetrains: Dana Holding Corporation introduced the new drivetrain systems for 16-tonne front-end loaders and eight-to nine-tonne industrial lift trucks, which feature the new Spicer Model 139 axle. Dana also exhibited a drivetrain system for 17.5-tonne wheeled excavators.

The Spicer 319 summing motor transfer case provides maximum tractive performance and high efficiency. Targeted for applications requiring 104 to 164 kW (140 to 220 horsepower), this transfer case employs two hydrostatic motors each with optimised gear ratios. To maximize efficiency at higher vehicle travel speeds, a clutch automatically disconnects the low-speed, high-gear-ratio motor, allowing the high-speed motor to function alone. Contact: Jeff Cole, Director, Marketing Communication, jeff.cole@dana.com, Phone: +1.419.887.3535

4. Fayat displays Top Tower 4000: The TT 4000 belongs to the new generation of plants required for the future, but which are also compatible with present-day requirements. It is a versatile, multi-purpose machine that can evolve according to needs and trends and be adapted over a long period of time corresponding to the service life of the equipment, i.e. 20 years or more. Evolution and Ecology are the key words of the TT 4000 which, in addition to other significant features, includes: A minimal footprint, with its famous one-piece drying bar and filter, Full noise-reducing and dust-suppressing cladding, systematic recovery of the energy emitted by the dryer mixer, which is transmitted to the recovered fines, plus a short fines transfer system and a minimal number of screws. Its design, featuring a parallel recycled materials drum, is also adapted to different recycling principles – at rates of 10 to 50% according to the standardised requirements. The TT is the right choice for a long-term investment and offers the added advantage of being profitable in the medium term. Contact: www.marini.fayat.com

5. Godwin Pumps debuts the CD500M pump: Capable of flow rates to 3,293 m3/hr (14,500 GPM) and heads to 61 m (200 ft), the 600 mm x 400 mm (24 in x 18 in) CD500M is an automatic priming centrifugal pump suitable for a wide variety of applications requiring high volume and high head. The CD500M is a direct drive, cast iron pump with a cast chromium steel impeller designed for general pumping of solids up to 104 mm (4.1 inches) in diameter.

The venturi priming system on the CD500M provides suction lift capability to 8.5m, and continuous, uninterrupted operation even in intermittent dry suction conditions. The CD500M is offered with several engine options, including the standard 460 hp Caterpillar C-15 diesel engine for normal pumping conditions, or the 600 hp Caterpillar C-18 diesel engine for applications requiring more head. For applications requiring lower emissions or noise levels, the CD500M is also available with an electric motor configuration. For easy lifting and transporting a single-point lifting frame and built-in fork truck pockets are standard on all machines. Noise-reducing sound-attenuated canopies are also available. Contact: Stephanie E Hassler, shassler@godwinpumps.com, Phone: +1 (856) 467-3636

6. GG Crane Group unveils the first double jib tower crane: The Group unveiled its first re-design of the double jib GG 42085 e-tronic tower crane. Its composition is completely different from the traditional tower cranes. Consisting of a central towered base, it balances with two symmetrical jibs on each side. It considerably increases the performance and applications of current tower cranes

According to the company, the use of a double jib tower crane offers annual savings of up to 35% compared to a conventional tower crane with one jib.

The GG Tower Crane offers applications in various fields including real estate, construction, nuclear industry, electrical power generation (cooling towers), seaports, mining and the steel industry. Contact: Sally Herygers, sally@xian.be, Phone: +32 473 42 72 53

7. LiuGong showcases its popular 777III: LiuGong Machinery Corporation displayed 12 of its top selling machines including its popular and versatile 777III Backhoe.

The 777III Backhoe has a modern design that makes the use of multiple attachments very easy, thus increasing the machine’s usefulness on the jobsite. This versatility has helped make the 777III a popular choice on jobsites around the world. The 777III is a side shift version tailored to European and Asian markets, but LiuGong also offers a center pivot model, the 766, for the Americas and other markets that prefer this configuration. Both models feature a high visibility backhoe boom design with digging depths of 4362 mm. An optional extending dipper stick increases dig depth to 5557 mm.

The LiuGong loader backhoes use a Perkins 1104D-44T Tier 3 engine rated at 74.5 kw or an optional Tier I WeiChai Deutz 70 kw engine to give customers more flexibility to meet their specific needs. Contact: Lily Fang,
Phone: +86 772 3886926, Fax: +86 772 3886944

8. Putzmeister showcases BSA 1404HD: This upgraded version BSA1404HD is a high pressure pump that caters to concrete pumping to 80-100m building heights. This pump has smaller towing length for better maneuverability in narrow areas – thus most suitable for RMC pumping contractors and infrastructure companies. Apart from providing the benefit of better fuel economy, the pump is available in various drive options of Kirloskar, Simpson, Deutz as well as electric versions (BSA 1403HE), giving its customers an option to select their choice. It further lowers the impact of concrete on its wear parts – thus giving 50-80% more life.

BSA 1404HD has a superior high filling efficiency of 90-95% of concrete inside the cylinder & gives excellent concrete output ( practical ) in its class of concrete pumps. It is also one of the most fuel efficient trailer pumps in India. This pump model is also offered with optional Air compressor & water pump for cleaning. Contact: Prateek Jain, Marketing, jainp@pmw.co.in, Phone: +91 832 6696090, (Direct); +91 832 6696000

9. Raimondi Cranes displays its MRT line: This famous line which will be available in India is known for its robustness. This robustness is primarily the result of the tubular structure – more stable and safe than the angular one – used for manufacturing the masts elements; the employing of tensile bolts instead of the pins for junctions, which – by the way – make the erection/dismantling of the tower simpler and faster and the trapezoidal section of the jib with double joints which simplifies the rotation. Both tower and jib are really solid, with a reduced wind resistance. The topless series has been designed providing – amongst the others – the trolley positioning on arms placed on the counter jib. This represents a twofold advantage – Fast and easy erection as well as improvement of safety. Contact: Riyan, riyan@raimondicranes.com, Phone: +390331 – 548061 – 545308

10. Liebherr’s new flat-top crane: The new 285 EC-B 12 Litronic rounds off the successful range of the flat-top cranes. It is designed using a modular concept, which guarantees the compatibility of the tower systems within the range.

The new 285 EC-B 12 can provide working radii of up to 75 m. Depending on requirements, the jib length can be config-ured in 5-metre stages from 24.4 m to 75 m. In comparison with the next smaller model, the 250 EC-B 12 Litronic, the maximum lifting capacity at the jib head with 70 m radius is 900 kg greater, at 3,150 kg.

The 285 EC-B 12 Litronic has been designed for loading in standard containers. In order to ensure loading onto trucks as well, the counter-jib is designed for optimum transport convenience in the piggyback system. The compact head can be transported by road standing upright, and the com-plete upper part of the 285 EC-B 12 Litronic can be moved with maximum radius using five trucks. Contact: Hans-Martin Frech, Hans-Martin.Frech@Liebherr.com, Phone: +49 7351 41-2330

11. JCB displays smallest ever JCB compact loadall: The smallest ever Loadall telescopic handler model JCB 515-40 ever produced by JCB has been launched. The machine is the result of a design innovation which has reduced the machine height to 1.8m. The new small but mighty 515-40 model is 2.97m long and weighs less than 3.5 tonnes.

Delivering powerful performance despite compact dimensions, the machine will bring the benefits of JCB’s market-leading Loadall range to previously inaccessible construction and industrial applications.

At the heart of this machine is an innovative, patented chassis design. The machine boasts of a spacious operator environment despite the reduced height. Targeting general building contractors, builders’ merchants and plant hirers, the versatile new model is able to perform many of the on-site tasks which may have previously required several different machines. The JCB 515-40 has been purpose built to improve productivity for the construction sector – using different attachments to handle a range of materials such as aggregates and palletised loads. Contact: Nigel Chell, nigel.chell@jcb.com, Phone: 01889 590312

12. Hyundai enters the demolition market: The demand for high-reach demolition machines is increasing. Hyundai has responded by adding an all-new, purpose-designed heavy-duty Demolition Machine to its comprehensive new 9-Series range of excavators.

The new R520LC-9 DM is based on the new 52t excavator model, but when equipped with the special 4-section high reach demolition boom, the actual operating weight is between 58-59t, depending on the choice of track. The undercarriage frame is a strong reinforced X-section for strength and rigidity, and features a retractable-width track system, which provides a maximum overall operating width (over tracks) of 3.54m, but which can be retracted to less than 3m for transport purposes. A variety of track shoes from 600 to 800mm wide are available. Power comes from a 255kW (357hp) Cummins QSM11 Tier 3-rated engine, driving a tandem pair of variable displacement hydraulic pumps, with Hyundai’s patented programmable hydraulic control system. Contact: Michel de Weert, michel.deweert@hyundai.eu

13. Schwing Stetter premieres its new SP 2880 concrete pump: The new Schwing stationary SP 2880 concrete pump is entirely in line with the company’s ‘gogreen’ initiative since the significant weight savings lead to substantially lower fuel consumption during transport. Schwing has done away with installation of an energy-consuming changeover block for the changeover from the piston to the rod side. The hydraulic hoses can be very simply detached by hand using drip-free quick-action couplings and reconnected – no dripping oil, no waste of fuel due to changeover block heating. Schwing rounds off the green concept with the noise abatement system. The new control with display provides all current operating data like engine speed, hydraulic pressure and stroke. The modular structure also permits use of two different axles. Contact: info@schwing.de, Phone: +49 (0)2325 – 987-0

14. Soilmec projects the SR-90 TTJ Hydraulic Rotary Rig: Following the positive global market feedback, Soilmec has projected the SR-90 in a new configuration: the TTJ Twin Turbojet. This new solution for soil mixing consists of double TJ string mounted on the same rig designed for best breaking-up and mixing of the soil and for maintaining the vertical direction of the treated panel. The depth of the rig will reach 24.5 m using two 1600 mm diameter tools. The distance between the two drilling axis is adjustable from 1200 mm to 2000 mm. An important innovation introduced on this new model is the DMS monitoring system combined with an innovative GPS positioning system for drilling work (Easy Soil). Furthermore, the SR-90 TTJ is provided with a system suitable for dialoguing by radio in order to operate the controls’ rear-action of the high pressure Soilmec pump. Contact: www.soilmec.com

15. Wirtgen presents the new 2200 CR model: This four-tracked cold recycler with a standard working width of 2.20 m for the in-situ cold recycling of roads is capable not only of recycling the pavement material but also of placing the recycled mix again immediately by means of an integrated paving screed. Both water-cement slurry and bitumen emulsion or foamed bitumen can be added to the recycling process. It can also be operated as a road milling machine. The 2200 CR is equipped with a spreading auger and Vogele paving screed type AB 375 T, enabling it to place and pre-compact the recycled mix immediately in an in-situ process. The new 2200 CR model offers the full range of options in cold recycling. Contact: Claudia Fernus, claudia.fernus@wirtgen.de, Phone: +49-2645-131-744

Note: All products showcased in this ‘Top Fifteen’ series are presented in an alphabetical order.

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