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02 2018 EDUCATION WIRTGEN GROUP showcase highly specialized solutions for worldwide road construction

WIRTGEN Group Windhagen | Germany

TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY Keestrack R3e receives Red Dot Award 2018: Outstanding design

Keestrack N.V.

Even closer to the customer

Keestrack N.V.

CDE prepares to wow Hillhead visitors with new exciting innovations

CDE Global LTD.

thyssenkrupp builds low-emission aggregate plant

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions

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International

Essen | Germany

Atlas Copco wins order from Pucobre in Chile to strengthen mining productivity

Epiroc

Stockholm | Sweden

Epiroc

QED and Epiroc partner towards drilling productivity

Stockholm | Sweden

Epiroc

Epiroc SB Hydraulic breakers feature integrated water spraying channel

Stockholm | Sweden

Epiroc

Three bridges demolished in 48 hours using Epiroc heavy hydraulic breakers

Stockholm | Sweden

Robert Bosch GmbH

Ten years of Bosch venture capital

Gerlingen-Schillerhรถhe | Germany

NEWS & REPORTS Friedrich Hirtler takes responsibility for Central Europe

Sandvik Mining and Construction

Optimized cost per ton with Metso Alloy Hammers for Metso shredders

Metso Corporation

Metso announces updated Expertune PlantTriage software with advanced analysis tools and improved cybersecurity features

Metso Corporation

Metso again named Scrap Equipment Provider of the Year by American Metal Market

Metso Corporation

RM wins Austrian Export Prize

RUBBLE MASTER HMH GmbH

A wide variety of heavy-duty corrosion protection solutions

Rema Tip Top AG

New Hyundai HL960 hd heavy duty wheeled loader

Hyundai Construction Equipment

Essen | Germany

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02 2018 NEWS & REPORTS EDUCATION Hyundai construction equipment launches the brand-new HX130 LCRr crawler excavator

Hyundai Construction Equipment

International

Case celebrates 60 years of wheel loader manufacturing in 2018

Case Construction Equipment

Case invites operators to put their skills to the test and challenge the best in the rodeo 2018

Case Construction Equipment

Case show a strong product offering for roadbuilding and quarrying at hillhead

Case Construction Equipment

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Volvo Construction Equipment

Volvo CE pilots pioneering 5G technology

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Changes in Volvo CE dealernetwork reflect the company’s strategy to lead in customer value

Volvo Construction Equipment

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Volvo CE debuts new range of rigid haulers

International

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Volvo CE launches 100t rigid hauler

International

Volvo EC140E goes to work on the farm

International

„You get what you pay for at the end of the day...“

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Caterpillar produces 5000th 793 mining truck

International

The new CAT 814k wheel dozer delivers operating comfort, efficiency and serviceability advancements

CATERPILLAR INC.

Caterpillar customer purchases 50,000th dozer produced in brazil

CATERPILLAR INC.

I.T.E tractors & equipment celebrates 70 years

CATERPILLAR INC.

Dealer tech wars showcase skills and camaraderie

CATERPILLAR INC.

Generating power in Mexico

CATERPILLAR INC.

Caterpillar co-founders honored by Artba transportation development foundation

CATERPILLAR INC.

Liebherr PR 776, world‘s first hydrostatically powered dozer in the 70 tons category on display at the 2018 Elko mining expo

Liebherr

Liebherr showcased xpower wheel loader fuel efficiency in quarrying operations at hillhead 2018

Liebherr

DEUTZ produces the first EU stage V engine

DEUTZ AG

Tenova innovative flexible modular furnace solution was selected by metalloinvest for the upgrade of jsc ural steel melt shop

Tenova/Techint Group

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02 2018 NEWS & REPORTS EDUCATION SKF and Hexatronic sign development partnership for industrialization of fiber optic sensing systems SKF

International

Easier maintenance underground

Flexco Europe GmbH

A plus for mileage and less rolling resistance: continental extends its solid tire range with a new compound

Continental

24/7 smart service for the toughest mining conditions

ContiTech AG

Conti professional simplifies design of belt drives

Continental

Groundbreaking ceremony for distribution center in Langenhagen

Continental

Continental: road trip for a bridge

Continental

How to optimze traditional crushers in reclaiming plants

MB Crusher S.p.A.

Rosenfeld | Germany

Hanover | Germany

Hanover | Germany

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Fara Vicentino | Italy

MB-R500, the all-round drum cutter

MB Crusher S.p.A.

Thyssenkrupp expands service network in brazil

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions

About complex construction projects, innovations and digitization within specialist foundation engineering: the „Schrobenhausener Tage“ symposium at Bauer

Bauer Maschinen GmbH

Fara Vicentino | Italy Essen | Germany

Schrobenhausen | Germany

Bauer Maschinen GmbH

Compact, flexible, and efficient: the new Bauer BG 15 h valueline

Schrobenhausen | Germany

EVENTS The AMS-Event calender 2018

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International industry event at VÖGELE in Ludwigshafen:

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WIRTGEN GROUP showcase highly specialized solutions for worldwide road construction

International industry event at VÖGELE in Ludwigshafen: WIRTGEN GROUP showcase highly specialized solutions for worldwide road construction (Photos: JOSEPH VÖGELE AG)

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he focus of this year’s Road Technology Days held by the WIRTGEN, VÖGELE and HAMM brands was on synergies, 3D applications and networked job site processes. The climax of the event was the live machine demonstrations.

Highly specialized solutions for worldwide road construction When no less than three global market leaders present their latest technology, it‘s bound to draw the crowds: some 4,000 customers and road construction experts from more than 100 countries flocked to the Road Technology Days held by WIRTGEN, VÖGELE and HAMM on 19 and 20 April. On the 370,000m2 site of JOSEPH VÖGELE AG in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, the three companies of the WIRTGEN GROUP’s Road Technologies business sectors provided practical insights into the latest developments in

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the fields of cold milling, cold recycling, soil stabilization, paving and compaction. In addition to specialist talks by selected experts and technology exhibitions, visitors were also able to enjoy live demonstrations, factory tours and a machinery exhibition featuring around 70 exhibits. The high point of the event was a gala evening in the newly constructed 22,200m2 dispatch hall at the VÖGELE brand headquarters. “A personal and professional exchange with our international customers is very important to us,” says Domenic G. Ruccolo, CEO of the WIRTGEN GROUP. “That’s the only way we can develop tailored countryand customer-specific solutions in an industry with such diverse and highly differentiated requirements. This makes

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EDUCATION International industry event at VÖGELE in Ludwigshafen: WIRTGEN GROUP showcase highly specialized solutions for worldwide road construction (Photos: JOSEPH VÖGELE AG)

the Road Technology Days an ideal platform for exchanging knowledge and experiences.” Since 2005, the event has been held alternately at the brand headquarters of cold milling specialist WIRTGEN, road paver manufacturer VÖGELE and roller manufacturer HAMM.

The best of three worlds At this year’s Road Technology Days, the focus was very much on the interplay between milling, paving and compaction technologies and the corresponding synergy effects for road construction contractors. Inspired by the slogan “Synergies powered by WIRTGEN GROUP”, WIRTGEN, VÖGELE and HAMM showcased coordinated machine and application technologies in operation: a total of 25 machines milled, fed material, placed asphalt and compacted on an area of around 3,000m2 in two live demonstrations. “In the live demonstrations, we’re not just presenting state-of-the-art

technology and solutions for road construction: our customers also see for themselves how the machines of the WIRTGEN GROUP work together in practice and the synergies this creates for the entire road construction process. That’s why the live demonstrations have always been a key feature of our Technology Days and why they’re unique in our industry in terms of both their form and their scale,” says Roland Schug, Head of Marketing at JOSEPH VÖGELE AG, who has overall responsibility for this year’s Road Technology Days.

Digital measurement and control Modern road construction demands high precision, perfect quality and efficient processes – which is why the Road Technology Days also offered insights into digital measuring and control systems. WIRTGEN, VÖGELE and HAMM demonstrated the latest 3D solutions in two

International industry event at VÖGELE in Ludwigshafen: WIRTGEN GROUP showcase highly specialized solutions for worldwide road construction (Photos: JOSEPH VÖGELE AG)

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EDUCATION International industry event at VÖGELE in Ludwigshafen: WIRTGEN GROUP showcase highly specialized solutions for worldwide road construction (Photos: JOSEPH VÖGELE AG)

technology presentations. The SP 15i slipform paver from WIRTGEN, for instance, can pave even the smallest of radii entirely automatically thanks to the GPS-based Autopilot. The 3D Navitronic Plus solution from VÖGELE, meanwhile, allows the layer thickness, the screed‘s position and the paver‘s direction of motion to be controlled automatically. And the HCQ system from HAMM measures the most important compaction parameters and shows the roller operator directly on the display where more compaction is required. Such applications save a lot of time and money – while also enabling precise implementation and high quality.

WIRTGEN presented precise levelling, cost-effective cutting and advanced recycling technologies, while VÖGELE presented the software-based process management system, WITOS Paving. The telematics solution networks road pavers, mixing plants and lorries, among others, supporting a perfectly coordinated supply of mix. All the players involved have real-time access to all data such as machine operating data and lorry loading and unloading times, allowing them to coordinate all processes precisely. HAMM demonstrated intelligent solutions for compaction, including the intuitive Easy Drive operating concept and the principle of oscillation, where tangential rather than vertical shearing forces are directed into the material to be compacted. The drum maintains constant ground contact for particularly speedy compaction.

Intelligent solutions for road construction Specialist talks by selected experts and technology exhibitions also gave visitors an overview of current and future developments in road construction.

International industry event at VÖGELE in Ludwigshafen: WIRTGEN GROUP showcase highly specialized solutions for worldwide road construction (Photos: JOSEPH VÖGELE AG)

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EDUCATION Quality creates quality Apart from presenting cutting-edge technologies, machinery and a sector outlook, the Road Technology Days also offered a glimpse behind the scenes at VÖGELE – the most modern road paver factory in the world. Visitors were able to explore the production facility, built in 2010 and currently being expanded with a dispatch hall and additional production facilities, on a tour covering a total of 18 stations. An interactive special exhibition entitled “Quality Management” also used display panels, videos and exhibits to demonstrate what requirements the components have to meet and what controls they have to pass through on the way to final assembly and delivery to the customer. “Quality in road construction begins with us,” says Bernhard Düser, member of the Board of Directors of JOSEPH VÖGELE AG. “Only with perfect and technically sophisticated products can our customers build high-quality roads.” International industry event at VÖGELE in Ludwigshafen: WIRTGEN GROUP showcase highly specialized solutions for worldwide road construction (Photos: JOSEPH VÖGELE AG)

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: JOSEPH VÖGELE AG is a member of the WIRTGEN GROUP, a family of companies operating on an international basis in the construction equipment industry. VÖGELE‘s success is based on more than 80 years of experience in the development and manufacture of road pavers. As the global market leader, VÖGELE offer a full range of products for modern road construction including 17 pavers, two feeders and a large variety of screeds. Technologies such as SprayJet, InLine Pave®, NIVELTRONIC Plus®, NAVITRONIC Plus® or ErgoPlus® underline VÖGELE‘s high competence and expertise as a manufacturer of road paving equipment.

JOSEPH VÖGELE AG Roland Schug, Anja Sehr Joseph-Vögele-Str. 1 67075 Ludwigshafen Germany Phone: +49 (0) 621 8105 - 392 Fax: +49 (0) 621 8105 - 469 e-mail: presse@voegele.info www.voegele.info

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The WIRTGEN GROUP is an internationally operating group of companies in the construction machinery sector incorporating the traditional product brands: WIRTGEN, VÖGELE, HAMM, KLEEMANN and BENNINGHOVEN. As technological leader, we can offer our customers mobile machine solutions for road construction and road rehabilitation, plants for mining and processing minerals or recycling material and for the production of asphalt. Our ratios: In 2017 the WIRTGEN GROUP generated consolidated sales of 3 billion euros. Presently the WIRTGEN GROUP employs 8,200 people.

WIRTGEN Group Corporate Communications Michaela Adams, Mario Linnemann Reinhard-Wirtgen-Straße 2 53578 Windhagen Germany Phone: +49 (0) 2645 131 – 4510 Fax: +49 (0) 2645 131 – 499 e-mail: presse@wirtgen.com www.wirtgen-group.com

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Keestrack R3e receives Red Dot Award 2018:

Keestrack N.V. Bilzen | Belgium

Outstanding design

The modern design of the Keestrack R3e links attractive design language to practical functionality and was honoured with the Red Dot Award 2018. (Photos: Keestrack)

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hortly before its world premiere at the Intermat in Paris, the new track-mounted Keestrack R3e impact crusher unit received the international Red Dot Award 2018 design prize in the “Industrial equipment, Machines and Automation” category. Besides the attractive design language – which will characterise all future models of the new series of the international specialist in mineral processing technology – the designers have also implemented innovative ideas for operation and industrial safety in their development as well as integrating multistage production steps and a forwardlooking fully hybrid power unit in a compact and highly mobile machine concept.

Red Dot Award 2018:

The project was led by Keestrack CEO Kees Hoogendoorn and lasted approximately two years from the initial designs and studies in proportion, via the 1:20 model presented at Bauma 2016, right up to comprehensive prototype testing from the summer of 2017. Initial design drawings and a 1:20 scale model were at the start of the design work in 2015/2016. (Photos: Keestrack)

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TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY The design and production specialists of Austrian Keestrack Engineering GmbH and the production facility at Šternberk in the Czech Republic were supported in their work by industrial designers of famed Austrian bureau RDD design network. For more than 20 years, the specialists led by Mr Rainer Atzlinger have been supporting international companies from a wide variety of industries, such as automotive, mechanical engineering and construction as well as building and agriculture machine technology in the design of sophisticated industrial products with both aesthetic and functional qualities. RDD Design Network has now received its ninth Red Dot award for the Keestrack R3e machine – three of which for mineral processing units alone. Besides the characteristic double-sided boomerang, which has been part of Keestrack’s logo for the past two years, the remarkable design features of the Keestrack R3e primarily include extensive body panelling made of modern composite materials. Light, yet ruggedly executed, they meet the rigorous demands of everyday work on the building site. Simple and wide-opening flaps and door units afford easy access to the machine and drive components below, optimising the operation and everyday maintenance of the 250 t/h crusher. A major challenge was the integration of the fully hybrid electric drive without the enormous impairment of the characteristic operating weight and transport dimensions of machines in the 30-tonne class: Despite the 300 kVA surface mounted generator and two electric motors for the all-electric drive of all machine components from the on-board diesel engine or mains power, the Keestrack R3e weighs a mere 32 tonnes, even when fully equipped. In addition to an active pre-screening unit, the equipment

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also comprises a magnetic separator and an efficient 4.4 m² single-deck post-screening unit with an oversize material recycler, which guarantees the efficient production of high-grade final grain sizes.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Keestrack N.V. Marcel Kerkhofs Marketing Manager Tel.: +32 (0)89 51 58 51 Email: marketing@keestrack.net

Keestrack N.V. Keestrack konstruiert und produziert raupenmobile Sieb- und Brechanlagen seit 1988 in Eigenverwaltung. Die hoch technologische Produktion gänzlich in eigener Hand ermöglicht ein hohes Mass an Qualität, Innovation, Flexibilität und Service nach dem Verkauf. Die hauseigene Forschung und Entwicklungs-Abteilung sorgen dafür, dass Keestrack den hohen Erwartungen ihrer Kunden entspricht. Alle Keestrack Maschinen werden ständig weiterentwickelt und marktgerecht den Kundenwünschen und Anwendungsanforderungen angepasst, wobei man sich an den neuesten Normen und Richtlinien orientiert.

The modern design of the Keestrack R3e links attractive design language to practical functionality and was honoured with the Red Dot Award 2018. (Photos: Keestrack)

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Keestrack to restructure sales and marketing in France:

Keestrack N.V. Bilzen | Belgium

Even closer to the customer

From the beginning of the year, professional French customer consultants and engineers at Keestrack’s headquarters in Bilzen have been providing numerous product and service-related training courses. (Photos: Keestrack)

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nternational specialist in mineral processing technology Keestrack will be presenting its new, completely expanded sales and service network in France at the Intermat 2018 in Paris. A total of ten strong regional partners will now support the French market comprehensively and in close collaboration with Keestrack’s European headquarters in Bilzen, Belgium, and offer one of the biggest mobile processing technology programmes for the quarrying and recycling sectors.

Country-wide competence From an early stage, France has been a strong neighbouring market for Keestrack’s sales and marketing operations, resulting in an ever-growing number of trackmounted screening machines from the Belgian specialist at the turn of the millennium. French Connection: Keestrack’s new dealership structure now caters to the whole of France and also offers one of the most closely-knit service network in the market. (Photos: Keestrack)

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TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY Thanks to a comprehensive model programme, Keestrack supplies efficient mobile combinations for widely differing applications from one provider. (Photos: Keestrack)

With the acquisition of OM in 2010, the Italian jaw crusher producer, a boost in the recycling sector was created due to the fact that on one hand the jaw crusher technology had become quite familiar in France, and on the other the growing customer relations of the newly acquired regional dealers. “In recent years, we have not been capitalising enough on the potential in this country, which besides the difficult domestic economic climate has contributed to the not fully satisfactory results of our French operations in the long term,” explains Michael Brookshaw, Keestrack’s Global Distributor Manager. “Given that other national markets were developing positively in line with our growing product range and customer service offerings, we have taken action in France by fundamentally restructuring our sales and services. Not least against the backdrop of the economic upswing, this decision is already bearing fruit today.”

Keestrack’s newly structured Sales and Service network in France comprises a total of 10 existing and new regional partners. “We are now truly represented country-wide – no other supplier offers such a closely-knit network at the present time,” Michael Brookshaw emphasizes. “All our partners are firmly established in their regional quarrying, building-material and recycling sectors and complement our product lines with relevant construction machinery technology, plant engineering and equipment technology.” Depending on the region and sector, an effective rental service has been a key factor for collaboration: “this is enabling us to support our customers in managing peak workloads on the one hand, and on the other it helps us with the introduction of many completely new Keestrack models or product lines for the French market or individual regions.”

The economic advantages of Keestrack’s modern hybrid drives are the focus of intensified marketing efforts in France. (Photos: Keestrack)

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TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY Safeguarding the transfer of know-how With more than 20 models in six product ranges, Keestrack today covers almost all relevant applications of mobile mineral processing and recycling. “Today we are a ‘one-stop shop’ for operators looking for highly mobile solutions and want to capitalise on the economic advantages of plant combinations that are precisely matched to each other,” Michael Brookshaw explains. “An additional advantage that we offer is an increasing number of machines with partial or fully electric drives. And not only for big semi-stationary installations, but also for highly flexible combinations of machines like a compact crusher and directly connected screen or stockpile conveyor.” Besides the newly available French-language website, which shows the total product range online, Keestrack and its regional partners in France are clearly focusing on intensive training of sales and service experts. Since the beginning of the year, professional customer consultants and engineers provide several training courses at the European Sales and Service centre in Bilzen: “We are vastly upgrading the on-site services of our partners and their support points in order to respond even more swiftly. A major tool for this is Keestrack-er, our satellitesupported GPS communications system: wherever our Keestrack service specialists may be in France, they can

access any of the necessary machine data in order to provide active support to the on-site engineers.” “By presenting our new Sales and Service network at Intermat 2018, we are anticipating a real boost to our operations in France: As one of the largest European processing markets, France is of course very important for us. Our medium-term goal is to achieve a 25 to 30% market share of the mobile sector.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Keestrack N.V. Marcel Kerkhofs Marketing Manager Tel.: +32 (0)89 51 58 51 Email: marketing@keestrack.net

Keestrack N.V. Keestrack konstruiert und produziert raupenmobile Sieb- und Brechanlagen seit 1988 in Eigenverwaltung. Die hoch technologische Produktion gänzlich in eigener Hand ermöglicht ein hohes Mass an Qualität, Innovation, Flexibilität und Service nach dem Verkauf. Die hauseigene Forschung und Entwicklungs-Abteilung sorgen dafür, dass Keestrack den hohen Erwartungen ihrer Kunden entspricht. Alle Keestrack Maschinen werden ständig weiterentwickelt und marktgerecht den Kundenwünschen und Anwendungsanforderungen angepasst, wobei man sich an den neuesten Normen und Richtlinien orientiert.

Michael Brookshaw, Keestrack Global Distributor Manager, presented the new sales organisation at Intermat 2018. (Photos: Keestrack)

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Hillhead2018:

CDE Global Intrenational

CDE prepares to wow Hillhead visitors with new exciting innovations

Stewart Cusick, Senior Product Development Engineer (Photos: CDE)

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DE once again participated in the iconic Hillhead show from 26 to 28 June in Buxton, where the leading global wet processing company launched its new scrubbing and attrition system, packed with new features to up the efficiency stakes, as well as its revolutionary connected plant system.

MScrubbing and attrition – the next level Visitors to the CDE stand could discover the new model AggMax 163-SR scrubbing and attrition system, designed to incorporate a new RotoMax logwasher, and specifically developed to supply the demand for a plant that bridges the gap between the popular AggMax 80 and 250 models. Stewart Cusick, Senior Product Development Engineer, says: “The new RotoMax 163-SR is constructed and designed to the same high-duty standard as the RX250, with geometry refined for efficient scrubbing action at mid-range tonnages and VSD as standard to optimise the retention time for the process material.

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“With a new Infinity D1-63 pre-screen incorporated into the design, high frequency screening action ensures maximum sand removal prior to the attrition process, whilst the new Infinity D1-43 screen dewaters organic and lightweight wastes liberated from the attrition process. “Finally, an all-new Infinity H2-60 sizing screen efficiently separates material into three washed aggregates and allows the removal of sand liberated by the RotoMax’s attrition process. The aggressive throw on the horizonal washing screen ensures efficient screening by increasing retention time and allows generous access between the decks for maintenance access.”

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TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY As with all CDE products, efficiency, ease of use and health and safety are at the heart of all new designs. The AggMax 163-SR, which features a modular design to allow upgrades to customers’ plants, includes new modular GRP walkways throughout the machine, providing safe working access to all maintenance areas of the plant. Access to the pump for easy maintenance has also been improved whilst a new tensioning mechanism has been incorporated for quick and efficient set up of the pump.

Connecting live to your plant, anytime, anywhere CDE also showcased its new connected plant at the show. Tom Houston, Head of CustomCare at CDE, described this exciting innovation: “The CustomCare team was looking forward to displaying the new CDE connected plant technology at Hillhead. This would bring pre-emptive maintenance and support, operational efficiencies and simplicity to our customers, giving them unrivalled control of what is going on with their plant or plants through a onetouch console management hub. “This is in keeping with CDE’s commitment for maximum efficiency and ease of use.”

CDE is a leading provider of washing equipment for quarries, mines and recycling operations on the global market. The CDE equipment range has applications across a wide range of materials and is delivering significant efficiencies in the construction and recycling, mining, specialist industrial sands and environmental sectors. Working across 5 sectors and 8 regions CDE has been cocreating with customers for over 25 years to deliver collaborative, imaginative and unique processing systems. The CDE Global Design Headquarters are located in Northern Ireland and the company also has bases in Kolkata, India to serve the Asian market, São Paulo, Brazil to serve the Latin American market, Ormeau, Australia, to serve the Australasian market, Dubai, UAE, to serve the MENA market, and North Carolina and Texas, USA, to serve the North American market. CDE also has a team based in sub-Saharan Africa CDE has recently open its new North American ‘Centre of Excellence’ just South of Fort Worth, Texas. As well a new warehousing facility in Texas to service its North American operations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: CDE Global Lauren McMaster Product Group Manager CDE T: +44 28 8621 4176 LMcMaster@cdeglobal.com

Stewart Cusick, Senior Product Development Engineer, says: “The new RotoMax 163-SR is constructed and designed to the same high-duty standard as the RX250, with geometry refined for efficient scrubbing action at mid-range tonnages and VSD as standard to optimise the retention time for the process material. (Photos: CDE)

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Raw materials processing in harmony with nature and the environment:

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions Mining Technologies Essen | Germany

thyssenkrupp builds low-emission aggregate plant

Fig. 1: Rossetto gravel plant in Saint-Jeoire-en-Faucigny (France). (Photos: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions)

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he protection of nature and local residents is becoming increasingly important in the construction of new processing plants. In particular, the focus is on reducing noise and dust emissions in order to keep environmental impact to a minimum Vor diesem Hintergrund hat thyssenkrupp in SaintJeIt was against this background that thyssenkrupp designed, built and commissioned a turnkey gravel plant in Saint-Jeoire-en-Faucigny (France) for the locally based company Rossetto (see Fig. 1). The location of the plant directly above a village required compliance with particularly low emission limits. In addition to machinery and environmental technology – from crushing to automatic loading – thyssenkrupp supplied all electrical and automation equipment for the plant.

An example of sustainable project development Under the contract from Rossetto, thyssenkrupp built a limestone aggregate plant with an annual production capacity of 400,000 metric tons (mt). Up until the 1970s the

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family-run company had extracted river gravel on the site. For the construction of the new plant, extensive backfilling was initially necessary to create a plateau with an area of around 30,000 m2. The six buildings of the gravel plant were later to be located here. The new complex was built above the village of LesFauges-La-Chounaz on the flank of the Mont du Don. The exposed location called for sound emissions to be limited to a maximum of 70 dB. In addition, the extreme weather conditions in the Alps presented a further challenge. The aim was to ensure operation even at temperatures down to minus 10˚C so that the plant can be operated for at least 10 months per year. In order to keep emissions to a minimum and to withstand the weather conditions, the plant, which consists of three crushing stages, was completely enclosed. The area around the hopper of the primary crushing plant was also designed so that hardly any noise from the dump truck

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TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY Fig. 2: Quevets Nord quarry (Photos: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions)

unloading process and the subsequent primary crushing stage penetrates to the outside. This was achieved by means of a double-wall sound-absorbing building design. The installed dust extraction and filter system ensures no dust emissions escape from either the feed or the following crushing stages. At critical points, additional water is sprayed in order to bind the dust.

Precision work: Material processing in the Rossetto quarry In addition to the environmental aspects, other complex requirements had to be met regarding the crushing process and the product size to be achieved. Due to the proximity of the plant to the Swiss border, Swiss as well as French standards had to be fulfilled.

in the 0 - 700 mm size range. The quarry is directly connected to the processing plant via a 600 m long roadway. Here, too, special measures were taken to protect residents, for example from falling rocks. With the help of an excavator, three dump trucks are loaded which transport the material to the primary crusher. The second quarry La Tour is about 10 kilometers away. From here, the raw material is loaded onto 44 t trucks and transported to the processing plant. The feed material for the first crushing stage is tipped into a hopper with a volume of 60 m3. As soon as a vehicle drives into the building for unloading, the dust extraction system starts automatically. The material flow is moved out of the hopper by means of a hydraulic push feeder. Via an SKA 123/1 grizzly screen the material reaches the first crushing stage. The thyssenkrupp EB 12-10 jaw crusher (see Fig. 3) is designed for a throughput of 450 mt/h with a product size of 0 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 250 mm. The <120 mm fraction in the feed material is first separated by the screen. The fine fraction of 0 - 15 mm is removed via a CK 603 circular vibrating screen. The unwanted fine material is discarded; the remaining feed material is returned to the process after crushing.

The limestone is extracted in two quarries with similar characteristics. Both deposits are located directly on the southern flank of the Mont du Don. In the Quevets Nord quarry (see Fig. 2), where scree was previously extracted, blasting produces material

Fig. 3: EB 12-10 jaw crusher in the primary crushing stage (Photos: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions)

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TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY Fig. 4: Intermediate hopper with a capacity of 15,000 m3 (Photos: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions)

The end product of the first crushing stage (0 - 250 mm) is transferred to an intermediate hopper (see Fig. 4) with a volume of over 15,000 m続.

The (fine) chippings are stored in silos and on stockpiles. From the silos, the different product classes can be automatically mixed, removed and fed to the truck loading station.

A constant material flow of 250 mt/h is drawn off via two vibratory conveyors and fed to the secondary crushing stage. The KUBRIA速 G 110 cone crusher installed there (see Fig. 5) reduces the material to a size of 95% < 80 mm. The downstream CK 803 screen classifies the material into the product sizes 0-6, 6-20, 20-40 and > 40 mm. Depending on the desired end product, the fractions can be mixed via adjustable flaps or fed together with the oversize to a tertiary crushing stage. A further F/M type cone crusher ensures cubical grain and guarantees the high requirements in the end product. The two downstream screens of type CK 1203 (see Fig. 6) and CK 1202 separate the material flow into six different fractions (0-4, 4-6, 6-10, 10-14 and 14-20 mm). If required, the oversized particles 20-40 mm and the 14-20 mm and 1014 mm fractions can be fed to a Multirok速 MR 9 vertical shaft impactor (see Fig. 7) and thus be recycled back onto the two screens.

Fig. 5: Kubria速 G110 in the secondary crushing stage (Photos: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions)

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Fig. 7: MultirokÂŽ MR 9 in the tertiary crushing stage (Photos: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions)

Fig. 6: CK 1203 screen (Photos: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions)

Sustainable solution for the aggregates industry thyssenkrupp has built a complete gravel plant for Rossetto in France, from primary crushing to product loading. Crushers and screens from thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; standard series cover the entire process. Complex demands on product quality were met and demanding environmental requirements were fulfilled. The process allows the production of a wide range of end products that meet both French and Swiss standards. Together with the customer, thyssenkrupp succeeded in building a sustainable and highly efficient plant with minimal impact on nature and the environment.

About thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions The Industrial Solutions business area of thyssenkrupp is a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems. Based on more than 200 years of experience we supply tailored, turnkey plants and components for customers in the chemical, fertilizer, cement, mining and steel industries. As a system partner to the automotive, aerospace and naval sectors we develop highly specialized solutions to meet the individual requirements of our customers. More than 21,000 employees at over 100 locations form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency. More information at: www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, thyssenkrupp Allee 1 45143 Essen Germany Tel.: +49 201 844-0 www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com www.thyssenkrupp-brecher.de

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TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY Epiroc UK & Ireland Limited Hertfordshire | Grait Britain

Atlas Copco wins order from Pucobre in Chile to strengthen mining productivity

Atlas Copco wins order from Pucobre in Chile to strengthen mining productivity (Photos: Epiroc)

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tlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has won a significant order from Chilean mining company Sociedad Punta del Cobre SA. The equipment, which will increase productivity and reduce production costs, will be delivered by Epiroc. Punta del Cobre, commonly known as Pucobre, ordered Epiroc loading and hauling machines to be used in three copper mines in the Atacama region in northern Chile. The order totals MUSD 26 (MSEK 205) and was received in the first quarter 2018. The order was placed with Epiroc, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlas Copco that will be separated and listed on the stock exchange in mid-2018 provided approval by Atlas Copco shareholders. “We are proud to play a key role as Pucobre takes its mining productivity to a higher level,” said Helena Hedblom, President of Atlas Copco’s Mining and Rock Excavation Technique business area. “We are focused on ensuring customers get more productivity, energy savings and operator safety.”

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Pucobre has previously purchased drill rigs from Atlas Copco. The new equipment includes the Minetruck MT65 and the Scooptram ST18 underground loader. The topperformance machines will be delivered over the next two years and will be equipped with the Epiroc telematics system Certiq, allowing automated and intelligent monitoring of productivity and machine performance. Epiroc UK & Ireland Sara Liljedal, Atlas Copco Media Relations Manager media@se.atlascopco.com Helena Hedblom, Business Area President, Mining and Rock Excavation Technique helena.hedblom@se.atlascopco.com

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QED and Epiroc partner towards drilling productivity

Epiroc UK & Ireland Limited Hertfordshire | Grait Britain

QED and Epiroc partner towards drilling productivity (Photos: Epiroc)

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ith more than 50 years of experience in the mining industry, Quest Exploration Drilling (QED) has been one of the notable pioneers in providing drilling services to the resources and energy business in the Asia Pacific region. Moreover, it surely takes skills and cutting-edge equipment to reach the reputation the company has earned. That is where Epiroc compliments the scene—with a lasting partnership through providing efficient and high-technology drilling equipment that supplements QED’s operations.

In an interview with expert driller and Managing Director of QED, Mr. Alan Blackley shared how using the Diamec Smart U6 from Epiroc, has made a big difference in productivity. Embracing modernization, QED acquired Epiroc’s Diamec Smart U6, a safe and ergonomic underground core drilling rig designed for high performance, for a 50.000 meter plus underground drilling project for a client in the Philippines. “When we bid for the work, we saw that our competitors were suggesting equipment that, whilst functional, was not as productive as that of the new machines now available on the market. We always see how we can differentiate

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ourselves and in this case, with the high demand on safety, we decided to go in with the latest technology and automation which made us choose the Diamec Smart U6 drill rig with Rod Handling System to offer superior productivity, safety and automation,” Blackley proudly shared.

Productivity QED hails Epiroc’s Diamec Smart U6 for its superior technology and productivity.

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TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY Q: How does Epiroc’s Diamec Smart U6 affect QED’s productivity and operational cost? A: At the commencement of the work there were delays associated with establishing a new underground mine and drilling conditions were not exactly as anticipated, however having the U6 Smart drill paid immediate dividends. Using the rod handler to safely manage in-hole water flows as an example. The ability to drill autonomously, when the crews evacuate for blasting, all helped with production. We firmly believe that the Smart U6 rig is significantly more productive than the previous rigs used in the mine. In ideal conditions, the Diamec Smart U6 achieved a 90-meter shift record.

Q: Why choose the Epiroc Diamec Smart U6 drill compared to previous drilling equipment used? A: We felt that Epiroc provided the best solution. There are other manufacturers with very good machines, however we see Epiroc as having superior and reliable technology which suits our need. Also, Epiroc provided stocks of spare parts and has a service technician based in the Philippines who aids in mechanical support. This reduces down time when a problem occurs. By the way, there are always the occasional problems regardless of how the equipment works!

Q: In the scale of 1-10, how would you rate Epiroc’s Diamec Smart U6 performance satisfaction? A: On a scale of 1-10, I would rate it as an 8 (eight) because nothing is perfect. [But] it’s a very good machine and very reliable.

Q: Would you consider acquiring more products from Epiroc for your projects? What are those? A: Yes we would. As the mine has become more established, QED has purchased another drill from Epiroc. That is a U8 Smart drill. The Diamec U8 Smart is a larger capacity version in the Diamec family and can drill up to 1,600 meters “N” size hole compared to the 900 meters

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of the Diamec Smart U6, yet with the same features and technology. Utilizing this more powerful rig, QED can provide even more to its client.

Safety QED’s promotes “Reduce Your Risk” as a reason for Clients to choose their Company when considering possible contractors.

Q: In what aspect does Epiroc’s Diamec U6 Smart rig make it more convenient and safe to operate? A: The productivity of the rig is far superior because of the automation of the machine itself. The Diamec Smart U6’s advanced rig control system allows all drilling activity to be automated from a safe distance. If we did not have the Diamec Smart U6 with rod handler, we would not be able to drill the holes we have because of the water pressure. Having the rod loader, we are able to load the inner tubes and drill pipe against the water pressure. Otherwise, it’s very dangerous.

Q: How does Epiroc’s Diamec Smart U6 commit to QED’s proclamation “Reduce your risk”? A: Drilling in such difficult conditions has resulted in fatalities in the past at other mine sites around the world and that’s something we wanted to completely eliminate. We are able to avoid this potential type of accident with the use of the Diamec Smart U6. We can operate from a safe distance and have no need for manual handling, particularly when dealing with high water pressure.

Q: How does using Epiroc’s Diamec Smart U6 align to your core value: responsibility for environmental protection? A: Being an electric rig, there are naturally no emissions when working underground—that is vital to the health of our employees.

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TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY Modernization For new milestone, Blackley felt that using hi-tech Epiroc’s Diamec Smart U6 and U8 brings QED into the 21st century.

Q: What Diamec Smart U6 features make it more suitable for QED’s underground mineral exploration? A: Since it is operated by computer, it has parameters that are set to optimize penetration while protecting mechanical integrity and drill bit life. When we have to vacate the mine because of blasting, we just leave it drilling by itself, and when we come back, the rig has finished drilling and shutdown [automatically] and ready to pull the inner tube.

Q: Is using more hi-tech equipment convenient to its operators? A: A computer-automated machine might initially appear to be complex but in fact it was well-received by our Filipino operators. They love it. QED provided training for the Drillers with initial assistance from an Epiroc consultant, to give the guys the skills needed to maximize the machines capability. “Technology is changing. If we don’t start using this type of equipment now, when will we ever start?” asked Blackley of his team. Even with some hesitation from some, Blackley simply insisted, “We will buy this machine and bring QED into the 21st century.” Epiroc UK & Ireland Sara Liljedal, Atlas Copco Media Relations Manager media@se.atlascopco.com Helena Hedblom, Business Area President, Mining and Rock Excavation Technique helena.hedblom@se.atlascopco.com

The Diamec Smart 6 is equipped with an advanced Rig Control System which enables automatic drilling from a safe distance. (Photos: Epiroc)

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TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY Epiroc UK & Ireland Limited Hertfordshire | Grait Britain

Epiroc:

Epiroc SB Hydraulic breakers feature integrated water spraying channel

SB breaker with dust suppression (Photos: Epiroc)

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pirocâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s premium SB series hydraulic breakers as of SB 152 are the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only breakers equipped as standard with an integrated channel for water spraying, a feature designed to help improve the working environment on construction and demolition sites around the world. With an integrated water channel, operators can spray water at the source of dust creation to keep dust levels down. This helps to improve the working environment, enhances visibility and prevents dust from seeping into the bushings. For U.S. customers the water spraying feature can assist in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) final silica rule dust regulations. SB breakers are also designed to protect operators and equipment by reducing noise and vibration.

SB series breakers combine superior efficiency and performance with high durability in a compact design. The range includes models to match any micro or mini excavator, backhoe, skid steer loader or demolition robot. Service weights range from 55 kg for the SB 52, the smallest breaker of the SB series, to 1,060 kg for the SB 1102.

Robust partners for a range of jobs

Epiroc EnergyRecovery technology absorbs recoil energy, increasing overall performance. The result is a higher impact rate from the same hydraulic input with less vibration. The slim, compact design makes SB breakers easier to handle and improves operator visibility.

Designed for the 0.7 to 24 ton carrier class, SB series breakers are suitable for a wide range of applications, including demolition and renovation work, construction projects and pile driving.

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TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY The SB SolidBody concept utilizes a patented internal design integrating the impact mechanism and the guide system into a single piece. This eliminates the weakest components of traditional breakers: damping and guiding elements, tie rods, parting lines and stud bolts.

Other features SB breakers include an integrated pressure relief valve for overload protection, Auto Start, air inlet for underwater applications, oil drainage plug, dust wiper, slip fit bushing and dual tool retainer bars for better support. Epiroc ContiLube™ II or ContiLube TM II micro are options available for SB series hydraulic breakers.

Epiroc’s UK provides service and sales for our surface and underground drilling and tunnelling equipment including loading and haulage, hydraulic attachment tools, rock drilling tools and geotechnical equipment. Our sales and service team responsible for mining and demolition equipment have transferred from Atlas Copco to become part of the newly created company, Epiroc UK and Ireland Limited. Our products and factories are the same, staff are the same but we have a new dynamic name and image. Our Head Office is in Hemel Hempstead and our Stirling sales office specialises in providing technical advice and support for civil engineering, geotechnical and water well drilling customers as well as being located directly opposite our Geotechnical Drilling Tools manufacturing site. We have field based and workshop service facilities for all our products. Epiroc is a leading productivity partner for the mining, civil engineering, infrastructure and natural resources industries. With cutting-edge technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative drill rigs, tunnelling equipment, rock excavation, hydraulic attachment tools, and provides world-class service and consumables. The company was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, and has passionate people supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries. The decision to split from Atlas Copco was to create two worldleading companies that were fully focused on their different end markets and demands. Epiroc’s customers are from the mining, civil engineering, infrastructure and natural resources industries, whilst Atlas Copco is more focused on manufacturing and process industries.

MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Epiroc UK & Ireland Sara Liljedal, Atlas Copco Media Relations Manager media@se.atlascopco.com Helena Hedblom, Business Area President, Mining and Rock Excavation Technique helena.hedblom@se.atlascopco.com

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Epiroc UK & Ireland Limited Hertfordshire | Grait Britain

Three bridges demolished in 48 hours using Epiroc heavy hydraulic breakers

Three bridges demolished in 48 hours using Epiroc heavy hydraulic breakers (Photos: Epiroc)

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utch contractor LEK Sloopwerken recently demolished three 150 meter long viaducts on the A27 motorway in The Netherlands during a single weekend in May. To achieve this the company used Epiroc rig mounted heavy hydraulic breakers equipped with Epiroc‘s patented Intelligent Protection System (IPS). The widening of the A27 and A1 motorways between Eemnes and Bunschoten-Spakenburg is a huge infrastructure project. On the Utrecht to Almere stretch of the A27 alone it involves the heavy demolition of six aging viaducts and their foundations.

Five thousand cubic meters of concrete To minimize traffic disruption, the contractor was given a window of 48 hours during the weekend of May 26-27 to demolish three of the old bridges located near Hilversum and Bilthoven, an urban area with restrictions on noise and dust creation. Each bridge was 150 meters long and 6 meters high, and altogether the demolition work involved breaking 5,000 cubic meters of specially reinforced concrete.

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The job was completed successfully within the timeframe using nine Epiroc rig mounted heavy hydraulic breakers with service weights of three to seven tons: four HB 7000‘s, an HB 5800, three HB 4100/4200‘s, and an HB 3100. The machines were mounted on Volvo, Cat and Hitachi carriers. Site manager Maarten Lek relates that efficient service for the hydraulic breakers as well as spare machines were provided on-site by Epiroc distributor SAES International BV.

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TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY Breaker performance optimized with IPS Epiroc heavy hydraulic breakers feature the patented Intelligent Protection System (IPS), which combines Epiroc’s popular AutoControl and StartSelect functions, and automatically adapts the breaker’s operating behavior to any working condition. IPS permits more accurate and significantly faster positioning of the hydraulic breaker, thanks to the centering effect, and avoids blank firing that often results in tool damage. Uptime is higher since with IPS no operator intervention is required and thus there is no interruption of the working process.

MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Epiroc UK & Ireland Sara Liljedal, Atlas Copco Media Relations Manager media@se.atlascopco.com Helena Hedblom, Business Area President, Mining and Rock Excavation Technique helena.hedblom@se.atlascopco.com

Epiroc’s UK provides service and sales for our surface and underground drilling and tunnelling equipment including loading and haulage, hydraulic attachment tools, rock drilling tools and geotechnical equipment. Our sales and service team responsible for mining and demolition equipment have transferred from Atlas Copco to become part of the newly created company, Epiroc UK and Ireland Limited. Our products and factories are the same, staff are the same but we have a new dynamic name and image. Our Head Office is in Hemel Hempstead and our Stirling sales office specialises in providing technical advice and support for civil engineering, geotechnical and water well drilling customers as well as being located directly opposite our Geotechnical Drilling Tools manufacturing site. We have field based and workshop service facilities for all our products. Epiroc is a leading productivity partner for the mining, civil engineering, infrastructure and natural resources industries. With cutting-edge technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative drill rigs, tunnelling equipment, rock excavation, hydraulic attachment tools, and provides world-class service and consumables. The company was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, and has passionate people supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries. The decision to split from Atlas Copco was to create two worldleading companies that were fully focused on their different end markets and demands. Epiroc’s customers are from the mining, civil engineering, infrastructure and natural resources industries, whilst Atlas Copco is more focused on manufacturing and process industries.

Three bridges demolished in 48 hours using Epiroc heavy hydraulic breakers (Photos: Epiroc)

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Investing at the cutting edge of innovation, worldwide:

Robert Bosch GmbH Gerlingen-Schillerhöhe | Germany

Ten years of Bosch venture capital

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uccessful international portfolio; on course for further growth • Bosch CEO Denner: “Robert Bosch Venture Capital makes an important contribution to the Bosch culture of innovation, and thus its agility.” • Local presence: new office in Shanghai, China • Promising investments: automated driving and systems based on • artificial intelligence (AI) • Open innovation: speedier identification of new trends • Successful exits: Movidius, GreenPeak

Investing at the cutting edge of innovation, worldwide Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg, Germany – Ten years of investment, ten years of innovation: over the past decade, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) has made a string of successful investments in tech start-ups. The venture capital wing of the Bosch Group invests up to 15 million euros in individual young start-ups, and also provides them with the know-how and contacts it has as a leading global supplier of technology and services. Apart from looking for a healthy return on the capital it invests, RBVC is also eager to help young companies develop new technologies. Here, the investment strategy focuses on complementary technologies or on business models

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that fit particularly well with the Bosch Group portfolio. “RBVC has successfully established itself alongside major institutional venture capital companies. Our VC wing provides us with valuable contacts to the start-up scene, and thereby makes a significant contribution to the Bosch culture of innovation, and thus its agility,” says Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. The RBVC portfolio comprises over 35 pioneering technology start-ups from around the world. This international focus offers a clear strategic advantage in the field of disruptive innovations. “RBVC will continue to expand its portfolio of innovative start-ups, and thus ensure its success story continues,” Denner says. “Among its most promising investments are projects that will advance the development of automated

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TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY Ten years of Bosch venture capital (Photos: Bosch Gruppe)

driving and AI-based systems.” The Bosch venture capital subsidiary manages a total fund volume of over 300 million euros. „RBVC has successfully established itself alongside major institutional venture capital companies. Our VC wing provides us with valuable contacts to the start-up scene, and thereby makes a significant contribution to the Bosch culture of innovation, and thus its agility.“ Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH.

Presence in China boosts business In view of the big long-term opportunities it sees in the Chinese market, RBVC has opened a new office there. “Our Shanghai office reinforces our presence in one of the world’s most dynamic markets,” says Dr. Ingo Ramesohl, one of RBVC’s managing directors. “Tech start-ups with interesting products and services are now emerging in China on an almost daily basis. Having a local presence will enable us to take on an even more active role in the country’s start-up scene.” The goal is to build on the company’s success in China and establish it in the local market as a leading investor in tech ventures. In particular, RBVC will be focusing on start-ups operating in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), automated driving, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and blockchain technology. From its base in Germany, RBVC has already

been active in the Chinese market. To date, it has made a total of five investments there. Thanks to the organizational structure behind it, RBVC is one of the few non-Chinese investors in a position to make investments in renminbi, the local Chinese currency. The VC wing of Bosch operates out of five locations worldwide. The ability to engage in major technology hot spots, particularly Silicon Valley and Israel, will be crucial to the company’s long-term success.

Open innovation: speedier identification of new trends Each year, experts from RBVC examine the new technologies and business models of over 2,000 start-ups from around the world. Only around a hundred of these make it to the shortlist. “We invest in six to ten carefully selected companies each year,” says the RBVC managing director Philipp Rose. “This strict process of selection is in line with our strategy of focusing – like an institutional VC company – on only the most promising investments. But even dealing with the start-ups we ultimately don’t select is interesting for us, because it helps widen the potential for innovation at Bosch.” RBVC regularly creates contacts between young companies and Bosch operating units. As

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TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY a result, these start-ups may ultimately become a supplier, technology partner, or even customer of Bosch. This “open innovation” approach selectively involves external partners in a company’s own innovation process. It means that each party can benefit from the other’s experience and know-how. This business model, in which RBVC provides more than just venture capital, produces numerous win-win situations. “In addition to capital, we also offer know-how and operational support, which gets us directly involved in the start-up scene,” Rose says. “As a result, we get to identify new trends and opportunities a lot earlier than technology companies that aren’t involved in open innovation.”

Long-term investment “We are a tech investor and, as such, we often discuss highly complex technologies with start-ups,” Ramesohl says. “We are also prepared to take on the financial risk of investing in such technologies.” A look at the success of the past ten years confirms this. The current portfolio comprises thriving companies operating in areas such as blockchain technology, IoT, machine learning, and semiconductor development. Examples here include the British processor company Graphcore, which produces AI components designed to accelerate machine learning, and the Berlin start-up IOTA, which is developing a cryptocurrency for payments on the internet of things – for example, at charge spots for electric vehicles. Both these business models complement the portfolio of the Bosch Group, and both exemplify the long-term orientation of RBVC’s investment strategy. The past ten years have also brought a number of successful exits. These include Movidius, a manufacturer of image processors, which was taken over by Intel, and GreenPeak, a developer of hardware and applications for wireless systems, which was acquired by the semiconductor producer Qorvo.

Bosch Group The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). The company generated sales of 78.1 billion euros in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 64,500 associates in research and development.

Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) is the corporate venture capital company of the Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services. RBVC invests worldwide in innovative start-up companies at all stages of their development. Its investment activities focus on technology companies working in areas of business of current and future relevance for Bosch, above all, automation and electrification, energy efficiency, enabling technologies, and healthcare systems. RBVC also invests in services and business models as well as new materials that are relevant to the above-mentioned areas of business.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Robert Bosch GmbH Robert-Bosch-Platz 1 70839 Gerlingen-Schillerhöhe kontakt@bosch.de +49 711 400 40990 Headoffice +49 711 811-0 Nicole Neuer Spokesperson for business and corporate topics, purchasing, logistics, and information systems and services +49 711 811-11390 nicole.neuer@bosch.com

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NEWS & REPORTS Sandvik Mining Rock Technology

Friedrich Hirtler takes responsibility for Central Europe Managing Director Sandvik Mining Rock Technology

Friedrich Hirtler took over as Managing Director Central Europe for Sandvik’s Mining Rock Technology Business Unit on 1 June 2018. (Photo: Sandvik)

With effect from 1 June, Friedrich Hirtler has been appointed Managing Director of Sandvik Mining and Construction Central Europe GmbH, having taken over this demanding management role on an acting basis back in December 2017 alongside his permanent position of Sales Manger Parts and Services. In his new position, he is simultaneously a member of the management team for Sales Area Northern Europe. From the head office in Essen, Hirtler reports directly to Ulf Johansson, Vice President Sales Area Northern Europe at Sandvik Mining Rock Technology. It is firmly believed that the right person to occupy the key position has been found in the person of Hirtler. Hirtler’s extensive experience having already worked for Sandvik for more than 40 years in various responsible positions, as well as the strong backing enjoyed by the new managing director as a recognised specialist with management qualities among his staff, colleagues and customers in the key industries of mining and commodities vouch for this. Hirtler himself has been pleased to take on his new task and the associated challenge of putting the company’s strategy into practice, and emphasises: “I firmly believe that with our innovative products and our highly qualified and committed team we will be able to meet the Group’s growth expectations.” As a practitioner with experience

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of the market, Hirtler intends not just to continue to focus on customer orientation in new business but to additionally strengthen it through exemplary after-market activities.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, crushing and screening, loading and hauling, tunneling, quarrying and breaking and demolition. In 2017, sales were approximately 37 billion SEK with about 15,000 employees in continuing operations

Sandvik-Group Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2017, the Group had approximately 43,000 employees and sales of 91 billion SEK in more than 150 countries within continuing operations.

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NEWS & REPORTS Metso Corporation

Optimized cost per ton with Metso Alloy Hammers for Metso shredders

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he hammers used in shredder lines represent a key factor in plant efficiency. Metso has developed a new hammer series, Metso Alloy Hammer, with the goal of extending the lifetime of these tools. Featuring a special alloy, the high-quality cast-steel hammers from the Group‘s own foundry ensure substantially enhanced economic efficiency and can be used in all Metso‘s Lindemann shredder series.

The special Metso alloy, in combination with a specific post treatment process, helps to keep the shape of the hammer for a longer operational time. The result is a higher production over the extended hammer life. „Our customers in Europe have been very satisfied with our optimized hammer solution. With this hammer, they have achieved a longer uptime and they have needed fewer hammers per year. Our customers have seen significant savings in their shredder operation, making their business more profitable. We are very pleased to note that the hammer provides an excellent cost-per-ton shredding result.“ says Michael Pogritz, Product Manager LindemannTM Shredder parts, Sales and Service Manager CEE.

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Optimized cost per ton with Metso Alloy Hammers for Metso shredders. (Photos: Metso)

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NEWS & REPORTS Decades of experience in metal recycling Metsoâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s product offering for metal recycling covers a wide range of efficient solutions for the fragmentation, compaction and separation of virtually every type of metal scrap. Through the LindemannTM, Texas ShredderTM and N-SeriesTM product lines, Metso offers a full range of pre-shredders, shredders, shears, balers, and briquetters, along with the capability to develop custom solutions for customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC; ferrous and non-ferrous scrap separation processing needs.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT:

Metso Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.7 billion in 2017. Metso employs over 12,000 people in more than 50 countries.

Metso Corporation Michael Pogritz Product Manager, Sales and Service Manager CEE, Lindemann Shredder parts, Metso Metal Recycling, Tel. +43 664 962 9035 Email: michael.pogritz@metso.com Helena Marjaranta Vice President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email: helena.marjaranta@metso.com

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Optimized cost per ton with Metso Alloy Hammers for Metso shredders. (Photos: Metso)

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NEWS & REPORTS Metso Corporation

Metso announces updated Expertune PlantTriage software with advanced analysis tools and improved cybersecurity features

The newest Metso Expertune PlantTriage version further improves process plant operational efficiency, reduces cybersecurity risks, and helps to improve profitability. (Photos: Metso)

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etso has announced a new version of its Metso Expertune PlantTriage control loop monitoring software. The newest version further improves process plant operational efficiency, reduces cybersecurity risks, and helps to improve profitability. This version provides a clearer view of PID (ProportionalIntegral-Derivative) tuning benefits via a new Performance Evaluation dashboard and a Performance Summary panel. These features show the effect new tuning parameters will have on valve duty, relative response time, robustness, and performance. In addition, the PlantTriage Level Wizard is an advanced tool that tunes level controllers for surge tanks. The purpose of surge tanks is to maintain a constant flow to the next stage of the process. Proper tuning guarantees maximum use of surge, while preventing the tank from emptying or overflowing. The Level Wizard helps to get the balance just right.

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Senior Product Manager Steve Obermann says, â&#x20AC;&#x17E;Expertune PlantTriage is well-known for identifying the root causes of control system performance issues. Version 18 offers interaction analysis with greater resolution. Two analysis tools, Process Interaction Map and Interaction Hot Spots, are used to find the underlying root cause of an upset or event. Our clients can now find both short-term and long-term interactions, ranging from 1 minute to as long as 14 days. These tools can pinpoint the root cause of a specific incident. This will help greatly in analyzing short duration or sporadic events.â&#x20AC;&#x153;

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NEWS & REPORTS The latest version also includes advances in cybersecurity. Users may now choose encryption on communications with PlantTriage servers. Other improve­ ments make the browser interface more secure, robust, and less vulnerable to attack. Expertune PlantTriage monitors plant control loops 24 hours a day, diagnosing issues, and prioritizing opportunities for improvement. It connects to any DCS that supports OPC connectivity; it can also be integrated with a plant historian for access to process data. With PlantTriage monitoring hundreds or even thousands of control loops, plant personnel can focus on the recommended improvements to deliver more results in less time.

Metso Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.7 billion in 2017. Metso employs over 12,000 people in more than 50 countries.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Metso Corporation Steven Obermann Senior Product Manager, Flow Control Performance Solutions, Metso, Tel. +1 262 369 7711, Email: steve. obermann@metso.com Helena Marjaranta Vice President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email: helena.marjaranta@metso.com

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The newest Metso Expertune PlantTriage version further improves process plant operational efficiency, reduces cybersecurity risks, and helps to improve profitability. (Photos: Metso)

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NEWS & REPORTS Metso Corporation

Metso again named Scrap Equipment Provider of the Year by American Metal Market

Metso again named Scrap Equipment Provider of the Year by American Metal Market (Photos: Metso)

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etso has been recognized as the Scrap Equipment Provider of the Year by American Metal Market for the second consecutive year. The recognition was granted for best-in-class performance and announced at the 2018 AMM Awards for Steel Excellence in New York City, USA.

American Metal Market‘s Awards for Steel Excellence is one of the most prestigious and recognizable awards programs for the global steel industry. Metso was honored, in part, because of its extensive portfolio of proven equipment and solutions, which support its customers‘ diverse business needs while providing for improved business value and profitability.

honor to be recognized by the industry,“ says Keith Carroll, VP, Metso Metal Recycling for the Americas at Metso.

„Metso‘s product offering for metal recycling is among the most comprehensive in the industry, and many of our processing equipment solutions are globally recognized as the benchmark for their product types. We are committed to driving sustainable improvements in performance and profitability in our customers‘ businesses, and it is an

Metso continues to grow its installed base in North America and globally. In total, over 100 Metso shredders are currently in operation in North America alone, which represents about one-third of the total operating capacity in the market. Additionally, through Metso‘s Lindemann

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Metso has the largest installed base of shredders in North America

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NEWS & REPORTS and N-Series brands, there are over 40 shear and baler installations currently in the market area. Customers value the robust design and performance, combined with Metsoâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s local service and support capabilities. Metso Metal Recycling offers a wide range of efficient solutions for the fragmentation, compaction and separation of virtually every type of metal scrap through the LindemannTM, Texas ShredderTM and N-SeriesTM product lines. Our customers range from large, multinational scrapyards and leading players in the automotive industry, to steelworks and local, family-run scrapyards. Metsoâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s solutions are designed with stateof-the-art technology and the highest safety standards to help drive sustainable improvements in performance and profitability in our customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC; businesses.

Metso Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.7 billion in 2017. Metso employs over 12,000 people in more than 50 countries.

Metso Corporation Keith Carroll, VP, Metso Metal Recycling, Americas, Metso Corporation, Tel. +1 210 581 7945, Email keith.carroll@metso.com Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email: helena.marjaranta@metso.com Metso again named Scrap Equipment Provider of the Year by American Metal Market (Photos: Metso)

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NEWS & REPORTS RUBBLE MASTER HMH GmbH

RM wins Austrian Export Prize

With the best employees to commercial success

Just recently, the team that builds the RM 100GO! in Linz celebrated completion of the 300th crusher (Photos: RUBBLE MASTER HMH GmbH)

can maintain our leadership on the world market because we can rely “allWe on our team of excellent employees, at our headquarters in Linz as well as over the world at our sales subsidiaries”, says Gerald Hanisch, CEO and

founder of the Linz machinery manufacturer RUBBLE MASTER, proud of his team. The commercial success of previous years is the reward for the untiring search for the best solution for the customers. “Winning the Austrian Export Prize in the trade category confirms that RM is on the right road. The bottom line is that our success is thanks to all employees working together to bring RUBBLE MASTER forwards”, says RM CFO Günther Weissenberger about the RM Team. It’s all thanks to the RM Family and the RM Spirit. Since its founding in 1991, long before catchphrases such as employer branding and corporate culture came into fashion, RM has promoted a very special form of company culture. The RM Family includes all RM employees, the dealerships, customers and suppliers.

RUBBLE MASTER is more than the global market leader for mobile crushers and screens

product, company culture, innovative spirit and service orientation count positively as the four success criteria of RM. For instance, “Welcome! to our world” has been a key part of the RM logo for many years.

“We offer much more than machines. Our actions are determined by fairness criteria that comply with ecological, economical and social sustainability expectations. We support that in our services, in connection with our products, our company culture and our employees. Transparency and responsibility play significant roles. Everybody in our company projects this image,” says Gerald Hanisch about the world of RM. It is something that customers and business partners around the globe feel and appreciate, which is why in addition to having a top

Dedication to the cause

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Hanisch and Weissenberger are aware that their employees are contributing a great deal during the current phase of growth. In return, appreciation of their work is shown by RM offering award-winning training programmes, freshly made lunch at RM headquarters, travel and accident insurance that also provides private cover, and of course employee events.

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RM wins Austrian Export Prize - With the best employees to commercial success (Photos: RUBBLE MASTER HMH GmbH)

“We expect a lot from our employees and want them to know that we really appreciate what they do for RUBBLE MASTER. Not long ago our employees were invited with their families to the RM Summer Opening party. Our employees communicate what we stand for on the market: for networking, for openness, for cooperation with schools and universities, for cultural and sports events, for an inviting, accessible building. That makes us versatile and strong as a brand”, says Hanisch. Following the strong growth of the company and the takeover of Maximum, RM is currently looking for new people to join the best team in the industry.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: RUBBLE MASTER HMH GmbH Im Südpark 196 4030 Linz Tanja Kobler Event and PR Manager tanja.kobler@rubblemaster.com T.: +43 732 73 71 17 – 312 Mobile: +43 664 96 21 816

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About RUBBLE MASTER HMH GmbH It all began back in 1991 when an idea came to Gerald Hanisch, founder and CEO of RUBBLE MASTER HMH GmbH. The goal was to give as many entrepreneurs as possible the chance to use mobile rubble recycling for value enhancement. It was with this innovative concept that RM created a market: on-site recycling! RM has concentrated on its core competences since the beginning: development, marketing and service for mobile crushers in the compact class. RUBBLE MASTER HMH GmbH has made a name for itself around the world with the RM Compact Crushing brand and the RM business model for profitable processing. It all began in 1991 in a small office in Linz and a hired unit where we began to develop and sell compact processing machines for a wide variety of applications. Innovative products and professional services form the basis of RM’s success and it has since developed into the world leader in mobile crushers in the compact class. Successful growth led to the building of RM headquarters in Linz-Pichling in 2001. Our corporate culture is reflected in the extension built in 2009 where offices and production moved closer to each other. Openmindedness and transparency are values that reflect RM principles and foster true partnerships in business.

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NEWS & REPORTS REMA TIP TOP AG

A wide variety of heavy-duty corrosion protection solutions REMA TIP TOP aT ACHEMA 2018

A wide variety of heavy-duty corrosion protection solutions. REMA TIP TOP aT ACHEMA 2018 (Photo: REMA TIP TOP)

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oing, In 2018, the process industry from around the world will once again get together at ACHEMA - the world forum in Frankfurt/Main. This year, REMA TIP TOP AG is using the trade fair as an opportunity to raise the profile of its business unit Surface Protection, by presenting itself as a full-service provider for customers with extreme demands on heavy-duty corrosion protection. Worldwide availability, high flexibility and customer service – experience REMA TIP TOP at ACHEMA 2018.

From component supplier to full-service provider REMA TIP TOP AG has undergone an impressive development in the area of Surface Protection which it is showcasing at this year’s ACHEMA. Whereas in the past, the product range focused on rubber sheeting, the experts now cover the entire range of lining materials. Rubber, plastic, acid-proof brick linings – whatever the industrial process, REMA TIP TOP Surface Protection supplies the very best quality products. With highly sophisticated engineering and asset management offerings, they provide the decisive edge when it comes to comprehensive service at the highest level. From site audit to planning, from design and material manufacture to on-site assembly, customers can entrust their corrosion protection to REMA TIP TOP Surface Protection: The team always finds the best solution in terms of cost and durability.

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Experience variety The exhibition in the REMA TIP TOP booth at ACHEMA 2018 demonstrates the engineering performance by providing concrete answers to difficult challenges. In addition, a wide range of smaller, literally tangible exhibits, demonstrates the versatility of the business unit. Trade fair visitors can touch and feel the quality of the various coatings. This shows impressively why, for example, a particularly smooth rubber sheet is resistant to the troublesome problem of caking. This proves that REMA TIP TOP Surface Protection can meet any customer-specific requirements in the best way possible. Even when things get tricky: Many materials have the necessary approvals for the food sector. At the trade fair, REMA TIP TOP presents the new two-component “COROFLAKE KTW” polymer coating which is based on a solvent-free epoxy

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NEWS & REPORTS resin. The cured coating system is approved for direct contact with drinking water and other food stuffs.

Discover service extras Using the example of COROFLAKE, REMA TIP TOP Surface Protection demonstrates that it thinks far ahead for its customers when it comes to service. The “COROFLAKE Kit” is available separately and contains everything you need to repair minor damage to a COROFLAKE special coating and to a CHEMONIT 20 KTW rubber lining without much effort. The respective repair can be carried out by the customer or by the REMA TIP TOP service team. This optional extra is unique on the market – damaged coatings generally have to be replaced at great expense. Under the slogan “You tell me where, we have the resources”, REMA TIP TOP is introducing a global service network with short response times in even the most remote locations.

About REMA TIP TOP REMA TIP TOP is a globally operating system provider of services and products in the field of conveying and processing technology as well as tyre repair. The company has a global service network and offers a wide range of rubber products, linings and coatings for both the industrial and automotive sectors. Over almost a hundred years, the company has built up unique expertise in materials development and industrial services and is active in the material processing, surface protection and automotive sectors. At the end of the 2017 fiscal year, REMA TIP TOP had generated revenues of more than one billion euros. The company has more than 6,300 employees across the globe, with more than 140 subsidiaries and affiliated companies – including renowned brands like Dunlop Belting Products South Africa, Cobra/Depreux, and Asplit. More information is available at www.rema-tiptop.de.

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Process design in 3D, data in the app In addition to the tangible exhibits, there is an exciting 3D animation to fascinate the audience at the REMA TIP TOP booth at ACHEMA. Heavy Duty Lining up close – the Surface Protection business unit uses the lining of a sulfuric acid drying tower to demonstrate its superior process design. The animation illustrates each individual step from steel blasting and rubber linings to acid resistant brick linings. The REMA TIP TOP sales team is bringing another new digital development along to the trade fair. The product catalogue, which is normally published in a printed version in time for ACHEMA, has now been integrated in the REMA TIP TOP app. Product database and technical data sheets are always kept up to date.

REMA TIP TOP AG Guido Weber guido.weber@tiptop.de +49 (0) 8121 / 707 77141 www.rema-tiptop.com

A wide variety of heavy-duty corrosion protection solutions. REMA TIP TOP aT ACHEMA 2018 (Photo: REMA TIP TOP)

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NEWS & REPORTS Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe

New Hyundai HL960 HD Heavy Duty Wheeled Loader

The new HL960 HD has an operating weight of 19,300 kg (42,549 Ib) and at the heart of the new machine is the very latest Stage IV Cummins QSB6.7 electronically controlled diesel engine with a net power of 222 hp (166 kW) at 2,200 rpm. (Photo: Hyundai Construction Equipment)

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yundai has recently launched a brand new heavy duty wheeled loader – the HL960 HD. This new addition to the Hyundai range offers the very best in wheeled loader technology, and has been designed with the waste handling and recycling industries in mind, which are experiencing a high growth rate in Europe and North America. The new HL960 HD has an operating weight of 19,300 kg (42,549 Ib) and at the heart of the new machine is the very latest Stage IV Cummins QSB6.7 electronically controlled diesel engine with a net power of 222 hp (166 kW) at 2,200 rpm.

These heavy-duty axles are able to operate with solid tyres (option) which are essential in harsh waste environments and are not susceptible to punctures. They also benefit from longer operating times which results in decreased brake and axle fatigue.

Heavy Duty Axles for Enhanced Performance

A dual axle oil cooler is available as an option – this helps prevent axle over-heating on both front and rear axles. This can occur when performing repetitive work in a narrow operating area – which is very common in recycling and waste handling depots.

The robust HL960 HD has been engineered to Hyundai’s high standards and designed with customised solutions for working in harsh environments. The HL960 HD has been designed with a heavy-duty axle with enhanced load capacity for durability – the axles are the same as the larger HL970 machine. The maximum load capacity is 44,000 kg at the front and 35,000 kg at the rear which is considerably larger than the HL960 wheeled loader.

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Extra Guarding Options for Harsh Working Environments Options available on the new machine include extra guarding for the industrial sector which protects both man and machine from falling debris and materials. The guarding also protects against materials making their way into the machines major components.

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NEWS & REPORTS Guarding options are available on the new HL960 HD for the cabin, bucket cylinder, head lamp, attachment hoses, rear combination lamp and rear grill.

Environmental features

ICCO (Intelligent Clutch Cut-off) By selecting the H-mode, the ICCO will be engaged for minimizing the loss of power on torque converter. The ICCO restrains generation of heat that improves overall fuel efficiency.

In addition to being more fuel-efficient the new HL Series has many other environmentally friendly features.

The Hydraulic Lock Differential has the advantages of both improving productivity and less fuel consumption by preventing tire slip during the operation.

Automatic shutdown of engine prevents unnecessary fuel consumption and emissions. The HL Series turns off the engine when it enters into an ‘idling’ state. Operators can select operating mode and ‘idling’ time depending on work environments which improves its efficiency even further. The standard five Speed transmission with Lockup Clutch on this machine also aids fuel consumption depending on the working conditions.

New Cabin offers more comfort for the operator

The ECO Gauge feature enables consistent economic operation through frequent checks of the machine’s operating state. The ECO gauge level changes colour with the engine torque and fuel efficiency level. In addition, it monitors fuel consumption, such as average rate and the total amount of fuel consumed which are displayed on the monitor. When operators use the accelerator pedal, the ECO pedal - which comes as standard - can distinguish between economical operation and power operation and recognises the economical operation which in turn reduces the fuel consumption. The HL Series also feature a ‘travel speed limit control’ where the operator can limit the maximum travelling speed within a range of 20 to 40 km/h to suit diverse jobsite conditions and regulations.

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Silent, safe and comfortable, the 10% larger ROPS/ FOPS new cabin with fully adjustable seat provides an ergonomic working environment that offers the ultimate in comfort for the operator. The new cabin is fully sound-proofed using state-of-theart noise reduction technology which ensures maximum silence when working in noisy environments such as quarries or waste handling depots. The new air conditioning system maximises heating and cooling performance by optimising air flow through the cabin. The electro-hydraulic integrated control lever allows operators to operate attachments with ease which in turn enables greater productivity and minimises operator fatigue. The new HL960 HD has an operating weight of 19,300 kg (42,549 Ib) and at the heart of the new machine is the very latest Stage IV Cummins QSB6.7 electronically controlled diesel engine with a net power of 222 hp (166 kW) at 2,200 rpm. (Photo: Hyundai Construction Equipment)

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NEWS & REPORTS Hyundai’s ‘Infotainment’ system for the operator’s convenience

Redesigned Buckets - Improved Bucket Fill Factor

The HL960 HD is optimised to enable operators to access accurate equipment data in quick time. This feature is of importance when working in tough environments to improve productivity.

Hyundai’s improved bucket design features an innovative wider opening, curved side plates and enhanced spill guard to maximize bucket capacity and minimize material loss when travelling. Durability is also enhanced using high wear-resistant steel in key structural areas of the bucket.

The intelligent seven-inch touch wide screen monitor is like a smart phone display and is larger than the previous models and is easy to read. The Audio System, which includes a radio, has an integrated Bluetooth hands free feature, and a built-in microphone allowing the operator to safely take and make calls when in the cab. The ‘Infotainment’ system also allows the operator to enjoy the Miracast system which works via the WiFi of the operator’s smart phone and enables easy use of the smart phones features on the big screen including navigation, web surfing, watching videos and listening to music.

Electro-hydraulic (EH) Controls The new HL960 HD has joystick controls for boom, bucket and 3rd hydraulic line as standard. All the models in the HL Series can also be fitted with joystick steering as an option.

Soft end stop Touchscreen monitor and EH controls allow several new features like ‘Soft End Stop’, bucket priority and boom bucket detent mode, to be controlled through the touchscreen. The ‘Soft End Stop’ delivers - when an attachment reaches the end of a stroke - a ‘shock free’ operation by reducing the speed of the attachment near the end stroke. This function can be disabled through the monitor should the operator not want to use this function.

Accurate Onboard Weighing System All Hyundai HL900 series models include Hyundai branded onboard weighing system as standard equipment. Accurate to +/- 1 percent, the system has automatic and manual settings for monitoring individual and cumulative bucket load weights. System measurements are displayed on the multi-function screen in the cab, providing loadweight monitoring reliable enough to support production management.

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Ease of maintenance – electric retractable engine hood A flick of a switch is what it takes to gain complete access to the engine compartment of Hyundai’s new wheel loader – a new feature not seen before on the previous range of Hyundai wheeled loaders. The fully retractable engine hood allows easy cleaning and maintenance. The HL Series has a large-volume air cleaner, an automatic dust ejector and a three-stage intake air precleaner, as an option, to improve the replacement cycle and durability of the air filter. The machine also has a fully sealed engine room, designed to prevent the possibility of fire caused by the inflow of ‘foreign materials.

Larger dumping height The new wheel loader is also available in XT version (long boom for larger dumping height).

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe Tina Boënne Tina.boenne@hyundai.eu T +32 14 56 22 36 Hyundailaan 4 3980 Tessenderlo www.hyundai.eu TT-Communications GmbH Oliver Bachmann service@tt-communications.de Tel.: +49 6139 379371 Schaeferstrasse 2 55257 Budenheim www.tt-communications.de

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NEWS & REPORTS Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe

Hyundai Construction Equipment launches the brand-new HX130 LCR crawler excavator

Hyundai Construction Equipment launches the brand-new HX130 LCR crawler excavator (Photo: Hyundai Construction Equipment)

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essenderlo, Belgium - Hyundai Construction Equipment launches the HX130 LCR, the third compact-radius excavator model in the company’s HX series product line. The 13-ton machine is also available in a second standard configuration, the HX130 LCRD, which includes a dozer blade. The new machine is the 15th HX series excavator model. The HX130 LCR fills an important gap in Hyundai’s excavator line-up. The market demand is growing for this weight class, especially for compact-swing machines that give contractors the added versatility of working in confined spaces.

Power and performance The HX130 LCR excavator is powered by a 73.6 hp (55 kW) Perkins 854F Tier 4 final / Stage IIIB compliant diesel engine. When it comes to performance and productivity, the engine and hydraulic system of the HX130 LCR are unbeatable. Its ‘Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)’ equipped engine delivers optimum power and fuel efficiency, without the need for SCR. So, users do not have the hassle with AdBlue.

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The LCR model has a standard operating weight of 12,700 kg (28,000 lbs), while the LCRD model’s standard operating weight is 13,560 kg (30,075 lbs). It achieves a maximum dig depth of 5,570 mm (18 ft 4 in) and maximum digging reach of 8,220 mm (27 ft) and provides bucket digging force of 10,369 kgf (22,860 lbf). The HL130 LCR excavator is equipped with a standard 0.59 m³ (0.77 yd³) capacity, 1,030 mm (40.6 in) wide bucket. Hyundai say that the HX130 LCR machine is a combination of power, performance, convenience, serviceability and packed with safety features. And like all of Hyundai’s machines, the new HX130 LCR excavator comes packed with high-end features.

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NEWS & REPORTS Hyundai Construction Equipment launches the brandnew HX130 LCR crawler excavator (Photo: Hyundai Construction Equipment)

Industry leading visibility – Safety Focus Viewable on the monitor is the Hyundaiexclusive AAVM – or All-Around View Monitoring – an optional system that provides a 360°-surround virtual operating view. Included in the AAVM is the IMOD (Intelligent Moving Object Detection) system that senses and warns the operator when objects come within 5 m (16.5 feet) of the machine. The AAVM system helps make the Hyundai HX series among the safest excavators to operate.

For example, it includes as standard equipment an 8 inch (20.3 cm) interactive, adjustable, touchscreen clustermonitor in the cab.

Enhanced fuel economy, advanced hydraulics

Two piece boom version for working in confined spaces

Latest engine technologies, a more efficient vertically stacked cooling design, efficient electronic fan clutch, and hydraulic system innovations on the Hyundai HX series excavators contribute to an overall fuel efficiency improvement of up to 9 percent compared with previous models.

This two piece boom version enables the excavator to work with a bigger reach, while maintaining the possibilities of a reduced front swing. It comes with the boom articulation mounted to the underside of the standard boom; a solution ensuring effective protection against soiling and damage. This option enables the excavator to work with a bigger reach, while maintaining the possibilities of a reduced front swing. An option often requested by European construction companies working in road construction, utilities and urban environments where they operate in very confined spaces.

An advanced hydraulic system includes an innovative Boom Float mode for better grading control, Fine Swing mode for improved load control when swinging, and up to 13-percent faster cycle speeds than previous models. The HX130 LCR also features IPC (Intelligent Power Control) computer-aided power optimization based on load demand, and Eco Breaker mode for selectable pump flow and improved fuel consumption when working with Hyundai hydraulic breakers and many other attachments. The combination of faster cycle times and more power result in productivity increases of up to 5 percent.

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NEWS & REPORTS Serviceability enhancements include ground-level access to the fuel filter and convenient exterior access to the cab air filter. Like the other HX series excavators, both Hyundai HX130 LCR configurations are protected by Hyundai’s industryleading two-year, 3,000 hour standard warranty. Hyundai also includes five years of free access to its Hi-Mate remote management system which provides a variety of remote monitoring and diagnostic services..

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe Tina Boënne Tina.boenne@hyundai.eu T +32 14 56 22 36 Hyundailaan 4 3980 Tessenderlo www.hyundai.eu TT-Communications GmbH Oliver Bachmann service@tt-communications.de Tel.: +49 6139 379371 Schaeferstrasse 2 55257 Budenheim www.tt-communications.de

Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe The Construction Equipment Division is widely recognised as an industry leader for its use of advanced ergonomics, engineering and technology. Backed by highly advanced factors automation, a zero-tolerance quality control inspection system, and innovation engineering, the division offers a wide range of construction equipment to satisfy our customers‘ needs. The division started production in 1985, and now manufactures construction equipment including hydraulic excavators, wheel loader, skid-steer loaders as well as industrial vehicles. The division markets and supports its products through 500 local distributors in 140 countries. The division also maintains nine global operation centres in the United States, Europe, India, Indonesia, Brazil and China (Jiangsu, Shandong, Beijing).

Hyundai Construction Equipment launches the brand-new HX130 LCR crawler excavator (Photo: Hyundai Construction Equipment)

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NEWS & REPORTS CASE Construction Equipment

CASE Celebrates 60 Years of Wheel Loader Manufacturing in 2018

ASE Construction Equipment introduced the 4-wheel drive W9 in 1958 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; today the company offers a full range of compact and full-sized wheel C loaders for all applications, from road building to recycling centres, from

urban construction to quarries. CASE celebrates the 60th anniversary of its wheel loaders with a dedicated display at Intermat 2018. CASE Construction Equipment celebrates this year its 60th anniversary of wheel loader production, which started with the W9, the first CASE integrated four-wheel drive wheel loader introduced in 1958. The W10 and W12 four-wheel drive models and the front-drive W5 loader soon followed. The W series grew through the 1960s and 1970s, including the mammoth 15-ton W26, introduced in 1968. It was CASEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first articulated loader and the largest wheel loader offered at the time. The W series loaders all featured cabs mounted on the front half of the machine. With the introduction of Model 621 in 1987, the entire CASE loader line graduated into the 21 Series, a more rugged design that featured modern rear-mounted cabs. The 21 Series models were developed under a new streamlined, cross-functional, concurrent process that became the guide for the rest of the company as it moved into the 21st century. Major innovations in productivity, serviceability and operator comfort continued, and this product line represented the first heavy earthmoving equipment to deploy a Tier 4 Interim solution without a

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CASE Construction Equipment celebrates this year its 60th anniversary of wheel loader production, which started with the W9, the first CASE integrated four-wheel drive wheel loader introduced in 1958. (Photo: CASE CE)

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NEWS & REPORTS The W series grew through the 1960s and 1970s, including the mammoth 15-ton W26, introduced in 1968. It was CASE’s first articulated loader and the largest wheel loader offered at the time. (Photo: CASE CE)

particulate filter, using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions technology, with the F Series. Several new models were added to the 21 Series, including a new line of compact wheel loaders. Jose Cuadrado, Vice President CNH Industrial Construction Equipment for Europe Africa and Middle East, commented: “The W9 marked the beginning of a long history of innovation pioneered through many generations of wheel loaders, culminating in today’s G-Series wheel loader range, introduced a revolutionary windscreen design and raised the bar on operator comfort. These machines have come a long way since the original models, and reflect the practical innovation CASE builds into its equipment to maximize performance and dependability.“

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The latest wheel loader offering from CASE — The G Series — span 141 to 347 horsepower, with bucket payload ranging from 3.9 to 10.2 tonnes and bucket volume from 1.9 to 5.5 m3. In the short time since their introduction, the G-Series have won several awards, including the prestigious Good Design™ Award in the Industrial Category from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and top new product recognitions from industry publications. CASE is celebrating the high quality of the latest generation of CASE wheel loaders with the launch of its ProTech protection plan, which covers powertrain and hydraulics for 1 + 3 years and 6,000 hours on all G-Series wheel loaders. CASE is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its wheel loaders at the Intermat 2018 show with a dedicated display on its stand. It is centred on a G Series wheel loader model bearing a commemorative livery specially developed for this year’s exhibitions, which includes a “60 Years” logo embroidered on the headrest and applied as a decal on the bucket, as well as an Eagle tattoo on the hood.

The latest wheel loader offering from CASE — The G Series — span 141 to 347 horsepower, with bucket payload ranging from 3.9 to 10.2 tonnes and bucket volume from 1.9 to 5.5 m3. In the short time since their introduction, the G-Series have won several awards, including the prestigious Good Design™ Award in the Industrial Category from the Chicago Athenaeum (Photo: CASE CE)

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NEWS & REPORTS The latest wheel loader offering from CASE — The G Series — span 141 to 347 horsepower, with bucket payload ranging from 3.9 to 10.2 tonnes and bucket volume from 1.9 to 5.5 m3. In the short time since their introduction, the G-Series have won several awards, including the prestigious Good Design™ Award in the Industrial Category from the Chicago Athenaeum (Photo: CASE CE)

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Lynn Campbell (TLC pr for ALARCON & HARRIS) Tel: +44 (0) 1704 566354 Email: lynn@tlcpr.co.uk

About CASE Construction Equipment CASE Construction Equipment sells and supports a full line of construction equipment around the world, including the No. 1 loader/backhoes, excavators, motor graders, wheel loaders, vibratory compaction rollers, crawler dozers, skid steers, compact track loaders and rough-terrain forklifts. Through CASE dealers, customers have access to a true professional partner with worldclass equipment and aftermarket support, industry-leading warranties and flexible financing. More information is available at www.CASEce.com.

The latest wheel loader offering from CASE — The G Series — span 141 to 347 horsepower, with bucket payload ranging from 3.9 to 10.2 tonnes and bucket volume from 1.9 to 5.5 m3. In the short time since their introduction, the G-Series have won several awards, including the prestigious Good Design™ Award in the Industrial Category from the Chicago Athenaeum (Photo: CASE CE)

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CASE Construction Equipment is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). More information about CNH Industrial can be found online at www.cnhindustrial.com.

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NEWS & REPORTS CASE Construction Equipment

CASE invites operators to put their skills to the test and challenge the best in the Rodeo 2018

he CASE Rodeo challenges operators from across Europe, Africa and Middle East to demonstrate their skills and compete to take part in Tthethe International Final that will be held in October at the CASE Customer Centre Paris.

CASE Construction Equipment invites equipment operators from across Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EMEA) to take part in the action-packed events and compete for the title of Case Rodeo Champion 2018. The competition kicked off in February, with the first heat in the Czech Republic followed by events in Italy, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway and Denmark. CASE developed its Rodeo championship to create new opportunities for operators to drive its equipment. Contestants are challenged with tests at the controls of the newest CASE models that push them to the limits of their abilities and demonstrate the extraordinary versatility and controllability of CASE equipment. The Rodeo events also

CASE Rodeo 2017 winner in China. (Photo: CASE CE)

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NEWS & REPORTS provide an excellent opportunity for the dealers hosting the competitions to showcase their professional approach and experience, as well as building a closer relationship with their customers.

CASE Rodeo 2017 - WL 621G XT. (Photo: CASE CE)

CASE Rodeo winner Bendt Risom, Denmark. (Photo: CASE CE)

The CASE Rodeo was born in North America in 2007, as the brand celebrated the 50th Anniversary of backhoe loader production. In 2010, CASE organised the first European Rodeo, and it has gained popularity among dealers and customers very fast. Every year more countries host rounds of the competition, and last year teams representing 13 nationalities participated in the EMEA Region Rodeo. The top finishers from each participating country meet, usually in October, at the CASE Customer Centre Paris in Monthyon for the final, where they compete for the title of best operator of the EMEA region. Last year’s final – the 9th to be held at the CASE Customer Centre Paris – crowned Danish operator Bendt Martin Risom with the title of Rodeo 2017 Champion. The First Prize for the overall winner also reflects CASE’s practical 360-degree approach to supporting its customers, combining an unforgettable travel experience with an insight into CASE facilities and dealers around the world. The Rodeo 2017 award was an excellent example: a trip to China, accompanied by his dealer, that included a sightseeing programme in Shanghai and Yunnan, and a visit to the CASE Dealer in Yunnan, offering a unique glimpse into the Chinese construction industry. The reward trip also presented a business and personal opportunity to Arne Müller Nordestgaard, Sales Director of S.D.Kjærsgaard A/S., the CASE dealer who accompanied the Rodeo Champion, and Wang Zheng’an, Chairman of Yunnan Anry Electromechanical Equipment Co, the CASE dealer in Yunnan.

About CASE Construction Equipment CASE Construction Equipment sells and supports a full line of construction equipment around the world, including the No. 1 loader/backhoes, excavators, motor graders, wheel loaders, vibratory compaction rollers, crawler dozers, skid steers, compact track loaders and rough-terrain forklifts. Through CASE dealers, customers have access to a true professional partner with world-class equipment and aftermarket support, industry-leading warranties and flexible financing. More information is available at www.CASEce.com.

CASE Rodeo winner Bendt Risom, Denmark. (Photo: CASE CE)

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CASE Construction Equipment is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). More information about CNH Industrial can be found online at www.cnhindustrial.com.

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NEWS & REPORTS CASE Construction Equipment

CASE show a strong product offering for roadbuilding and quarrying at Hillhead

CASE debuts a new-look stand at Hillhead with zones featuring CASE’s complete solutions offering for the quarrying and road building sectors, and the famous Rodeo Challenge. (Photo: CASE CE)

ASE debuts a new-look stand at Hillhead with zones featuring CASE’s complete solutions offering for the quarrying and road building C sectors, and the famous Rodeo Challenge. Specialist construction solutions provider CASE debuts a new-look stand at Hillhead this year. The group’s stand was splited in into two main zones - one for quarrying with products designed to meet the exacting requirements of this sector, and a zone with machines and equipment solutions for the road building industry. There was also dedicated areas with information on CASE’s complete solutions offering, including parts, service, finance, and SiteWatch and SiteControl. The static displays were include models from the latest CASE G-Series wheel loader range, the largest D-Series excavator and graders, dozers, backhoe loaders, mini skid steers and mini excavators. Machines were also in action in the event’s demonstration area throughout the exhibition.

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There were plenty of stand activities for visitors to get involved with. The UK heat of the ever-popular Rodeo Challenge took place and operators invited to test their skills and nerve at the controls of a CX75C midi excavator against the clock, to compete for a place in the grand finals in Paris later this year. The CASE simulator offered the experience of what it’s like behind the controls of a CASE machine and there was a competition to win two VIP hospitality tickets to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Quarry and earthmoving zone Making its UK show debut was CASE’s CX750 D-Series excavator. This is the largest and most powerful machine in the excavator range, delivering best-in-class productivity and operating at 512 horsepower with up to 366 kN

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NEWS & REPORTS CASE debuts a new-look stand at Hillhead with zones featuring CASE’s complete solutions offering for the quarrying and road building sectors, and the famous Rodeo Challenge. (Photo: CASE CE)

of bucket digging force. The undercarriage and front attachments have been reinforced in most of the D Series, in particular, the CX750D which can work in the harshest conditions, ensuring maximum uptime. The excavator display was also include a CX210D, all models within this range meet Tier 4 Final standards, resulting in minimal maintenance, no diesel particulate filter (DPF), or associated lifetime service costs. CASE’s wheel loaders have always had a strong reputation for delivering outstanding performance and reliability in quarrying and earthmoving applications.

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Building on that is the latest G-Series range. This line-up will include a 1021G, 821G and 721G. Offering outstanding operator comfort, best-in-class visibility and operator protection, this range has raised the bar for industry standards. Impressive performance is delivered by efficient EU Stage IV/Tier 4 Final diesel engines developed in-house.

CASE debuts a new-look stand at Hillhead with zones featuring CASE’s complete solutions offering for the quarrying and road building sectors, and the famous Rodeo Challenge. (Photo: CASE CE)

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NEWS & REPORTS CASE debuts a new-look stand at Hillhead with zones featuring CASE’s complete solutions offering for the quarrying and road building sectors, and the famous Rodeo Challenge. (Photo: CASE CE)

Road building and construction This zone was featured machines for the road building industry that combine maximum productivity and performance with low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). CASE’s 2050 M-Series dozer delivers power and precision. The largest in the range, the 20 – 22t machine is designed with mass and muscle in mind. With a new undercarriage and SCR technology, time spent on maintenance and fuel consumption are greatly reduced. Fresh from Intermat is the 836 C-Series grader, part of a range developed specifically for the European market.

With high-performance All Wheel Drive, perfect speed management, Dual Power Curve with a higher power rating at high speed in fourth gear and the exclusive multi-radius moldboard, this is a machine that delivers impressive productivity. The 590ST backhoe loader features include heavy-duty chassis and axles and technically-advanced fuel-efficient diesel engines that run smoothly and economically with minimum emissions and low noise levels. Completing the display were machines that are versatile and suited to a wide range of applications – a CX26C mini

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NEWS & REPORTS excavator that offers outstanding comfort and best-inclass lifting capacity, and the SR240 skid steer loader.

CASE 360 total solutions offering CASE’s new stand reflected the fact that the CASE offering is about much more than products, it’s about offering total solutions. There were dedicated areas with information on monitoring systems such as SiteWatch™, a monitoring tool providing measurable and actionable information to make fleet management easier, more productive, more reliable and more profitable. Visitors had the opportunity to learn more about SiteControlTM and the iCON portfolio from Leica Geosystems - hardware and software solutions for positioning and measuring tasks on road and construction sites. The CASE team was handed to provide information on all their products and services including, tailored financing packages, extended warranties, the new Protech4 wheel loader support programme, plus a comprehensive range of attachments. The stand showcased vehicles for the construction industry from CASE sister brands IVECO and ASTRA: the new IVECO Stralis X-Way in both 8x2 and 8x4 configuration, and the ASTRA HD9 heavy-duty truck. All of the models CASE was exhibiting could be seen at Stand X5 at Hillhead, which tok place from 26th to 28th June at Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, Derbyshire.

About CASE Construction Equipment CASE Construction Equipment sells and supports a full line of construction equipment around the world, including the No. 1 loader/backhoes, excavators, motor graders, wheel loaders, vibratory compaction rollers, crawler dozers, skid steers, compact track loaders and roughterrain forklifts. Through CASE dealers, customers have access to a true professional partner with world-class equipment and aftermarket support, industry-leading warranties and flexible financing. More information is available at www.CASEce.com. CASE Construction Equipment is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). More information about CNH Industrial can be found online at www.cnhindustrial.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Lynn Campbell (TLC pr for ALARCON & HARRIS) Tel: +44 (0) 1704 566354 Email: lynn@tlcpr.co.uk CASE debuts a new-look stand at Hillhead with zones featuring CASE’s complete solutions offering for the quarrying and road building sectors, and the famous Rodeo Challenge. (Photo: CASE CE)

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NEWS & REPORTS Volvo Construction Equipment

Volvo CE pilots pioneering 5G technology

Volvo’s remote-controlled wheel loader developed as part of the PIMM project. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

Volvo Construction Equipment will be among the first in the world to trial 5G mobile technology as part of a unique collaboration with mobile operator Telia Company. The Telia journey to 5G Partnership Program represents a new era of digital innovation and aims to provide a select group of industry partners with an innovative platform to develop their own technologies. For Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), this means pushing the boundaries for autonomous machines and developing site solutions that increase safety, productivity and uptime. Volvo CE will be in the enviable position in the global construction equipment industry of being able to test 5G enabled technologies at a test site in Eskilstuna, Sweden – potentially years ahead of 5G becoming available to the wider public. Only a handful of companies from across the Nordic countries – and from a range of different industries – will be chosen to take part in the two-year program. It is a joint collaboration between Telia with mobile telecoms firm Ericsson as its technology partner. Telia Chief Technology Officer Mats Lundbäck announced the launch

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of the program at the 5G World Congress in London today (Wednesday 13 June). Patrik Lundblad, Volvo CE’s Senior Vice President of Technology, says: “The advantages of a faster, more reliable 5G network represent a huge step forward in connectivity. Within the construction industry it opens up great potential for processing mobile data and will inevitably impact the ways in which our machines communicate and interact remotely. To be at the forefront of this digital revolution and collaborate on developing new technologies is a gamechanger for Volvo CE.” This new generation of mobile network is expected to deliver transfer speeds considerably faster than the current 4G network – and is therefore capable of transporting huge amounts of data in far less time. Volvo CE will test its potential by creating a local cellular network at its facility in Eskilstuna and use it to expand its competences and develop its ongoing research into autonomous technology.

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NEWS & REPORTS In sectors such as mining, where it can take several hours of ventilation after blasting rocks before the environment is safe enough for operators to enter, moving closer to removing humans from the production site entirely will bring great advantages in productivity and safety. Calle Skillsäter, Volvo CE’s Technical Specialist for Connected Machines, said: “5G allows us to transport data in ways that we could only ever dream about and can increase the possibilities for autonomous and remotecontrolled machines in our future. By eliminating the potential safety hazards and downtime associated with operations like mining, we can move closer to fulfilling our ambitions to deliver zero emissions, zero accidents and zero unplanned stops.” This is not the first time Volvo CE has partnered with Telia and Ericsson. The Swedish companies also collaborated on an award-winning digital mining project last year. The Pilot for Industrial Mobile Communication in Mining (PIMM), which was named Digitalization Project of the Year at the Telecom Gala last February, saw the testing of a concept remote-control wheel loader capable of operating more than 1,312 feet underground. It is hoped this latest program will allow Volvo CE to develop its advanced mobile communication expertise even further.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Volvo Construction Equipment Tiffany Cheng Director, External Communications Volvo Construction Equipment E-mail: tiffany.cheng@volvo.com Brian O‘Sullivan SE10 London Tel: +44 7733350307 E-mail: osullivan@se10.com

Volvo’s remote-controlled wheel loader developed as part of the PIMM project. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

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NEWS & REPORTS Volvo Construction Equipment

Changes in Volvo CE dealernetwork reflect the company’s strategy to lead in customer value

Changes in Volvo CE dealernetwork reflect the company’s strategy to lead in customer value. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) North American dealer network has seen a number of changes over the last year. Dealerships have changed hands, territories have expanded and new players have emerged on the scene to sell thecompany’s premium equipment and offer its services. The moves all help deliver customer value in three key areas: uptime, unique customer solutions and machine lifecycle value. The new dealers that have become part of the Volvo CE network are all seasoned, veteran companies with extensive histories in their regions. They know their markets and customers well, and are uniquely capable of helping Volvo CE achieve its strategic goals. Several of the dealers have shown prior success in selling Mack and Volvo Trucks, for example, while others have long been tied to Volvo CE, but are now offering sales of its equipment. The new dealers include:

the industry, and that these dealers are well-positioned to deliver on the company’s goals. “When I came on board as president in 2017, I immediately set out to hear from customers across the Americas,” he explained. “Customers need more uptime from their machines. They also need more consulting from our experts to come up with unique solutions to their business problems. And they want higher residual values from their equipment partners. With these updates to our dealer network, we are positioning Volvo CE to compete — and win — the market in these areas.”

• Housby Heavy Equipment, in Iowa • Wise Heavy Equipment, in Nebraska • TranSource Truck & Equipment, in South Dakota • Hawaii Truck Parts, Sales and Services, in Hawaii • Alta Equipment Company, expanding territory to Illinois

Stephen Roy, president of Volvo CE North America, said the company’s strategy is a result of extensive market research to learn just what customers want and need from

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The times they are a-changing The dealer network updates come at a crucial time for the industry, when innovation and new technologies are set to permanently alter the sector. The new dealers have all pledged to align their strategic priorities with the company, embracing the focus on uptime, unique customer solutions

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NEWS & REPORTS and maintaining machine lifecycle values. They have joined the entire Volvo CE dealer network in undergoing intense training with Volvo CE and a variety of third-party experts to become equipped for these strategic goals, as well as the changing marketplace. To win in uptime, for example, dealers need to become experts in areas such as telematics and predictive analytics. Dealers of the future could have “uptime managers” or other roles that support the industry’s shift toward outcomebased business models (such as generating efficiencies and ensuring all downtime is planned). Dealers will shift toward offering construction companies services that are more consultative, helping them manage costs, fleets, human resources, new technology and more. Volvo CE dealers are already thinking this way. A significant portion of them are already highly engaged with ActiveCare Direct, and as new dealers come on board, they too will become experts in using the industry-unique telematics and remote monitoring system to increase uptime for their customers on their job sites. A recent, notable example is Flagler Construction Equipment’s use of the program on more than 70 machines for Florida’s I-4 Ultimate megaproject. “We have ActiveCare Direct on all of the excavators being used on the project. It’s very important to us,” explained Tommy Ball, senior vice president of Flagler. “Volvo monitors ActiveCare and we also actively monitor it through our field service support center in Orlando. It really works out great for us — not only does it save us time, it saves the customer downtime.”

Similarly, Volvo CE is working with its entire dealer network on programs that offer unique solutions and boost machine lifecycle values, both of which the company will soon be announcing to the public. Until then, the focus remains on enhancing the capabilities of the company’s dealer network, with an eye toward helping them become the dealers of the future. “It’s quite an exciting time to be a part of Volvo CE, and particularly to become one of our dealers,” Roy explained. “We aim to be a company that is easy to do business with, and that means making it easy to partner with us, but also it means that we have to equip our dealers for the future. New innovations, new ways to provide services and new market dynamics are all on the horizon, and Volvo CE is ensuring that our dealers will take the lead.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Volvo Construction Equipment Tiffany Cheng Director, External Communications Volvo Construction Equipment E-mail: tiffany.cheng@volvo.com Brian O‘Sullivan SE10 London Tel: +44 7733350307 E-mail: osullivan@se10.com

Changes in Volvo CE dealernetwork reflect the company’s strategy to lead in customer value. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

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NEWS & REPORTS Volvo Construction Equipment

Volvo CE debuts new range of rigid haulers

The new D-Series rigid haulers from Volvo Construction Equipment are built on a proven hauler concept and feature the latest technology that optimizes fuel efficiency and uptime. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

The new D-Series rigid haulers from Volvo Construction Equipment are built on a proven hauler concept and feature the latest technology that optimizes fuel efficiency and uptime.

Effizienz als Standard

Efficiency as standard

Volvo Construction Equipment has added to its industryleading hauler portfolio with the introduction of the R45D, R60D and R70D rigid haulers. Covering payload capacities from 41 to 65 tonnes (45t-72t), the machines are designed to help reduce the industry‘s number one operating cost for its customers – fuel – as well as promote safe operations and ease-of-use.

Powered by premium engines, the R45D, R60D and R70D rigid haulers achieve high performance, torque and up to 567kW (760 hp) power, even at low engine speeds. On top of that, long service intervals and an efficient use of fuel provide exceptionally low operating costs.

The D-Series rigid haulers may be new, but they have a rich history that dates back more than 70 years to when the team of technical experts and engineers introduced the world‘s first off-road dump truck from the Volvo CE facility in Motherwell, Scotland. Now backed by the Volvo CE design and manufacturing core values, the D-Series rigid haulers are built at the same facility that has produced rigid haulers for decades. Blending a strong heritage, technical expertise and modern processes, the latest haulers provide customers with a high quality, reliable and productive equipment.

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Electronic integration between the engine and transmission allows the machines to achieve smooth gearshift quality for consistent momentum and acceleration on all hauling applications. Performance and fuel efficiency are enhanced by the integrated shift pattern system, which includes two transmission shift schedules – Power and Economy – for tailored performance on all hauling conditions. The operator can pre-select the transmission operating mode to adapt to varying haul loads. Meanwhile, the hydraulic systems provide necessary flow for cooling and actuation systems that provides the productive required performance for quick cycle times and performance efficiencies.

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NEWS & REPORTS Productive powerhouses

Built to last

Efficient and intelligent, the Volvo haulers boast a competitive power-to-weight ratio, effective gearing, and optimum weight distribution, enabling operators to meet productivity targets faster. With impressive tractive effort, generated by the complete drivetrain design and configuration, the R45D, R60D and R70D rigid haulers are the ideal machines to traverse the steep slopes often found on mining and quarrying worksites. By enhancing torque to the low-geared rear axle, the complete drivetrain calibration supplies high levels of rimpull, resulting in excellent productivity on poor ground conditions and steeper inclines.

The D-Series rigid haulers are not just productive machines in the short term, but continue working over a long service life, ensuring greater machine availability and a significant reduction in maintenance and repair costs. To meet tough job site conditions, the durable machines have been rigorously tested under extreme working conditions to achieve high machine and component longevity. Straightforward in design, the haulers are equipped with a frame assembly that incorporates a reserve of structural strength well beyond the requirements of every demanding job site conditions. With a balanced weight distribution, thanks to a centrally mounted transmission, and a low center of gravity, all load impacts are equally distributed across the tires. Able to withstand extreme structural stresses, the rigid haulers‘ high-strength chassis absorbs shocks and vibrations from road conditions and load processes, for greater structural longevity and lower cost of operation through reduced maintenance.

Offering good material retention, the abrasion resistant high-capacity bodies are made of HARDOX 400 steel specification with exhaust heating to ensure clean dumping and minimal material carry-back. To optimize site efficiency and productivity for both existing and future projects, customers have access to a variety of smart systems, like Volvo Site Simulation, which provides information about machinery, fleet choices and site configuration. Operator productivity is enhanced by responsive features, such as the steering, and controls that fall easily to hand. For added convenience, the operator can customize their comfort with the high capacity HVAC system.

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Volvo Construction Equipment has added to its industry-leading hauler portfolio with the introduction of the R45D, R60D and R70D rigid haulers. Covering payload capacities from 41 to 65 tonnes (45t-72t), the machines are designed to help reduce the industry‘s number one operating cost for its customers – fuel – as well as promote safe operations and ease-of-use. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

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NEWS & REPORTS The rigid haulers are set to achieve good long-term value, thanks to uptime-enhancing components. The life of the primary braking system is extended by the transmission retarder, a standard feature that reduces the engine speed and minimizes use of the service brakes. With component longevity being key to a low-cost operation, every component is protected. For example, the hydraulic system has several levels of filtration in order to protect it from downstream contamination, increasing machine uptime. The machines are also equipped with an engine safe mode, which alerts the operator when the engine protection derate system is initiated. The engine power and speed will gradually reduce depending on the level of severity of the out-of-range condition, preventing engine damage. Engine parameters include high coolant temperatures, throttle pedal outputs, and low coolant level.

Safety is in our DNA Built to work hard, the D-Series rigid haulers are also full of features to make tough jobs safer. From the FOPScertified cab, fitted with a ROPS body canopy, the operator has a commanding view of the job site and surrounding areas. Visibility is enhanced by the operator seat, located on the left-side of the cab, and Volvo Smart View, which combines four exterior-mounted cameras to form a birdseye-view of the operation, visible on the onboard monitor.

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With safety built into every design aspect, these highperformance machines can travel up and down steep gradients while remaining in total control, thanks to the transmission and brake retarder and optional neutral coast inhibitor. An overspeed protection element automatically slows the machine down to within safe operating limits, while the body hoist inhibitor prevents upshifts when traveling with the body in the raised position. A host of other safety features, such as fail-safe braking and secondary steering systems provide that all-important peace of mind.

Maintenance made easy In order to guarantee a long service life and maximum uptime, regular service inspections are required to spot potential problems before they occur. Accessing the machine is safe and easy, thanks to anti-slip steps and secure walkways. From both the wide platform and ground level, technicians can safely access conveniently grouped checkpoints with minimal tooling. The centrally mounted transmission provides ease of access without the need to remove other components. Inside the cab, the operator has access to top-level diagnostic data via the dashboard for fast analysis and solutions. Volvo Construction Equipment has added to its industry-leading hauler portfolio with the introduction of the R45D, R60D and R70D rigid haulers. Covering payload capacities from 41 to 65 tonnes (45t-72t), the machines are designed to help reduce the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s number one operating cost for its customers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; fuel â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as well as promote safe operations and ease-of-use. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

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NEWS & REPORTS Should the haulers require any more attention than a routine service check; customers can rely on Volvo‘s global service infrastructure of technicians, workshops, and dealers. Combining local knowledge and global mining experience, Volvo offers good parts availability, Volvo Service Agreements, and telematic machine reports that further support Volvo‘s commitment to driving down operational costs for customers.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Volvo Construction Equipment Tiffany Cheng Director, External Communications Volvo Construction Equipment E-mail: tiffany.cheng@volvo.com

Volvo Construction Equipment We are a leading international manufacturer of premium construction equipment, and with over 14,000 employees we are one of the largest companies in the industry. Our wide range of products and services are offered in more than 140 countries through our global distribution network. We’re a company driven by people. Together we do our best to build the world we want to live in. Read about our approach to sustainability in projects like Construction Climate Challenge, and how we constantly work with innovation to develop new ideas, electric hybrids, autonomous vehicles and concept models for the future. We are the oldest company in the world still active in the construction equipment industry. It all started in 1832 in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Since then, we‘ve grown to become one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world.

Brian O‘Sullivan SE10 London Tel: +44 7733350307 E-mail: osullivan@se10.com

The new D-Series rigid haulers from Volvo Construction Equipment are built on a proven hauler concept and feature the latest technology that optimizes fuel efficiency and uptime. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

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NEWS & REPORTS Volvo Construction Equipment

Volvo CE launches 100t rigid hauler

The brand new 95t (100-ton) R100E from Volvo Construction Equipment is set to be a heavy hitter in mining and quarrying sectors, putting low total cost of ownership at the forefront of its design. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

The brand new 95t (100-ton) R100E from Volvo Construction Equipment is set to be a heavy hitter in mining and quarrying sectors, putting low total cost of ownership at the forefront of its design. With a size and capacity that makes it easily the largest hauler in the company’s line up, the new R100E rigid hauler from Volvo Construction Equipment promises to drive down operating costs for customers by optimizing productivity, uptime and operator comfort. This groundbreaking model is built on strong DNA, with roots tracing as far back as 1919. For nearly 70 years, the Volvo CE Motherwell facility has designed, manufactured and distributed rigid haulers. Built from nearly a century of engineering excellence, no other machine can compare to the R100E.

Move more, earn more Volvo Rigid Hauler R100E T2Offering a true 100t/95tonne payload, the newest star in the Volvo fleet allows operators to meet production targets faster. Built to perform, the R100E is powered by the premium 783 kW (1075 hp) engine. The combined drivetrain delivers high torque capabilities, unparalleled pulling performance and

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The front suspension is widely spaced to absorb load and ground surface shocks, and protect vital machine structures. Detailed engineering is also evident in the machine frame ‘horse collar’ design, providing flexibility to travel on uneven terrain. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

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From the operator seat, located on the left side of the cab, the operator can observe the job site and surrounding areas through the large glass area and a low rake windscreen. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

class-leading rimpull, for optimum traction. Drivetrain control and machine moment are supplied by the new Volvo Dynamic Shift Control, which automatically tailors the transmission shift-points depending on the worksite and operational inputs. The R100E is built for all surface mining and quarrying applications, where operational costs are critical. Customers can expect to spend less per haul with the R100E, featuring a 60.4m3 capacity V-shaped body for optimum load retention and minimal material carry-back. The industry-recognized load profile policy enables the operator to meet a consistent average target payload (95t), while the speedy body-tipping system ensures fast cycle times for an all-round efficient performance. Volvo builds on the high capacity and hauling speeds of its rigid hauler with intelligent monitoring systems. The OnBoard Weighing (OBW) option is an integrated system that ensures the machine moves the optimum safe payload to further optimize production and minimize operational costs. It does this by using exterior-mounted pressure sensors to monitor and relay machine statistics to the operator’s onboard display. Not only can machine information be viewed in real-time via the on-board display, it can be remotely accessed via Volvo’s CareTrack® telematics system to help operators and fleet managers improve planning. Customers interested in increasing the productivity of existing and future projects can access Volvo Site Simulation with the help of their local Volvo dealer. The system works by providing customers with valuable information about their machinery, fleet choices and site configuration, helping them maximize productivity, while better managing ownership and operational costs.

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Durable by design Uptime and productivity are centered on the machine’s durable design, which promotes high component protection and longer lifecycles, for extended intervals between planned maintenance. Offering rock-solid stability, the R100E conquers the toughest terrains while in complete control. The robust hauler offers a low center of gravity and is equipped with an expertly designed body and chassis that work in harmony with the McPherson strut with lower wishbone front suspension and the new low-effort steering system. The operator can easily maneuver around tight corners with light, intuitive steering provided by the pilot-operated remote-mounted orbitrol control valve.Volvo Rigid Hauler R100E T2 Not only is the R100E designed to achieve optimum performance and productivity through high levels of operator comfort, machine control and stability, it also promises to reduce repair costs. The front suspension is widely spaced to absorb load and ground surface shocks, and protect vital machine structures. Detailed engineering is also evident in the machine frame ‘horse collar’ design, providing flexibility to travel on uneven terrain. Manufactured from box-section steer rails, the frame features high-strength steel castings in the key stress locations to absorb ground impacts. All frame bores are sleeved for additional protection. A significant investment was spent in frame and body rigorous testing, which included applying 60,000 hours’ worth of chassis fatigue loads. With a body manufactured from high impact and high abrasion-resistant 400-HBW-hard steel the R100E rigid hauler achieves long-lasting performance.

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NEWS & REPORTS The operator‘s choice Not only a highly efficient machine, the R100E also brings operator productivity to the fore – starting with the ROPS/FOPS-certified operator cab. Offering reduced vibrations and exterior noise, the cab is fitted onto viscoustype isolation mounts for greater ride quality.

Volvo Rigid Hauler R100E T2 From the operator seat, located on the left side of the cab, the operator can observe the job site and surrounding areas through the large glass area and a low rake windscreen. Good visibility is complemented by a 360° surround view system provided by Volvo Smart View. The system uses multiple ultra-wide angle exterior-mounted cameras to produce a bird‘s-eye-view of the vehicle and surrounding work area via the on-board display. Benefits of this 360° system extend beyond increasing operator and worksite personnel safety; it also reduces or eliminates collisions with other objects to minimize machine and tire damage, particularly when reversing as it enables operators to safely avoid ground obstructions. Reducing the risk of accidental machine damage lowers repair costs and increases uptime. All displays and ergonomically positioned fingertip controls are within reach of the fully adjustable Volvo air suspension operator seat, easily adjusted to fit the operator’s physique. The cab is equipped with pressurized properties and HVAC control, as well as ample storage to reduce in-cab clutter and distractions. As with all Volvo machines, the rigid hauler is built with safety in mind and safety is designed into every aspect of the highperformance machine. For the protection of both the operator and site staff, all machine systems, such as the emergency shutdown switches are easily accessible.

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The transmission retarder and neutral coast inhibitor secure safe machine control in downhill conditions, while the engine overspeed protection automatically slows the machine down to safe operating limits.

Easy to inspect Volvo Rigid Hauler R100E T2Regular service inspections are required to spot potential problems and ensure a long service life. The R100E makes accessing daily service checks and routine maintenance quick and easy with anti-slip steps and secure walkways, the machine get back to work as quickly as possible. All service points are strategically grouped and located within reach from the ground and service platform to provide quick, easy and safe machine maintenance or adjustments, while the direct rim-mounted wheel design promotes safe and quick installation and removal. Inside the cab, access top-level diagnostic data using the operator-friendly dashboard for fast analysis and solutions. From the dashboard, the operator can quickly monitor the machine’s health and access the system pressures, temperatures, fuel consumption, engine diagnostics, transmission diagnostics and VCU diagnostics. The R100E also features high level of hydraulic filtration that features magnetic suction filters on each hydraulic functional system, as well as a pressure filtration on the steering, brake actuation pump and rear brake cooling units. The engine-mounted primary and secondary fuel filters combine with the advanced two stage oil filtration to remove harmful contaminates. Packed with durable Regular service inspections are required to spot potential problems and ensure a long service life. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

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NEWS & REPORTS features that provide superior protection, the R100E optimizes operations and extends maintenance intervals for lower operational costs. On the rare occasion that the Volvo R100E requires more attention than a routine service check, Volvo experts are always on hand to provide specialist advice via an extensive infrastructure of dealers and technicians. Combining local knowledge with global mining experience, Volvo offers a range of customer solutions – from telematics machine reports, Volvo Service Agreements (VSA) and extended warranties – to increase profitability throughout the entire machine lifetime.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Volvo Construction Equipment Tiffany Cheng Director, External Communications Volvo Construction Equipment E-mail: tiffany.cheng@volvo.com Brian O‘Sullivan SE10 London Tel: +44 7733350307 E-mail: osullivan@se10.com

The combined drivetrain delivers high torque capabilities, unparalleled pulling performance and class-leading rimpull, for optimum traction. Drivetrain control and machine moment are supplied by the new Volvo Dynamic Shift Control, which automatically tailors the transmission shift-points depending on the worksite and operational inputs. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

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NEWS & REPORTS Volvo Construction Equipment

Volvo EC140E goes to work on the farm

A new Volvo EC140E excavator has been delivered to a large, family run dairy farm near Portpatrick, Stranraer, in Dumfries & Galloway. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

A new Volvo EC140E excavator has been delivered to a large, family run dairy farm near Portpatrick, Stranraer, in Dumfries & Galloway thanks to sound third-party references and a specification that impressed its new owner Kenneth McNeil. The new fourteen-tonne excavator replaces an older, competitive model and will be put to immediate use maintaining the ditches and general drainage on the 750 acres which make up Cairnpat Farm. “Due to our location at the south-western tip of Dumfries & Galloway we receive more than our fair share of rain every year,” comments Kenneth McNeil. “So it’s absolutely imperative we maintain our ditches and drainage systems in order to produce good quality grass which we turn into silage for our dairy herd. We’ve run our own excavator to carry out this work for a good many years but needed to replace it as it was getting a bit long in the tooth (we originally purchased it secondhand) and decided buying new this time around made more economical sense.” Following an initial enquiry placed with SMT GB’s headquarters at Duxford and taking third-party references from existing Volvo users, an order was placed for the EC140E. “Yes, it’s a bit of a leap of faith opting for a new machine, and an alternative make, but we are very confident the new Volvo will perform well,” says Kenneth. “The deal was competitively priced and we are assured the residual value of the machine will remain buoyant.”

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The new EC140E is powered by four-cylinder Stage-IV compliant Volvo engine developing 122 nett hp and offers the latest in engine technology and operating sophistication. For example, pump flow is controlled for combined digging and swinging operations to reduce the flow loss through the overload relief valves, whilst maintaining digging power and maximum swing torque. When Eco-mode is selected, the machine provides better fuel efficiency without loss of performance in most operating conditions. The Volvo Care Cab offers a large roomy interior with plenty of leg room and foot space. The excellent all round visibility is enhanced by pressurized and filtered cab air supplied by a 14-vent, climate controlled system. An adjustable easy-to-read LCD colour monitor provides real time information of the machine functions, important diagnostic information and a wide variety of work tool settings. The screen also doubles as a monitor for the rear and side view cameras.

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NEWS & REPORTS The EC140E will prove to be the optimal tool for the work to be undertaken at Cairnpat Farm in terms of its size for transporting and digging geometry. For instance, the machine boasts a generous forward reach of 8.85m, a dig depth of just over 6m and a practical load over height of 6.3m equipped with the standard 3m dipper arm. The machine also demonstrates excellent stability across carriage with a lifting capacity of 1860kg at full reach and at 1.5m above ground level. The machine also features hammer / shear hydraulics and hose rupture valves fitted as standard together with optional X3 rotation circuit allowing Messrs R McNeil to accomplish a whole range of tasks around the farm including hammer work and utilizing a sorting grapple. Messrs R McNeil is a family-run, dairy farming business which has farmed Cairnpat Farm for many generations. SMT GB markets Volvo Construction Equipment products which include wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road equipment products in Great Britain. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres, a dedicated National Used Equipment Centre and a network of utility equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout the country.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Volvo Construction Equipment Amy Metcalfe Marketing Director 01223 836636 Volvo Construction Equipment We are a leading international manufacturer of premium construction equipment, and with over 14,000 employees we are one of the largest companies in the industry. Our wide range of products and services are offered in more than 140 countries through our global distribution network. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a company driven by people. Together we do our best to build the world we want to live in. Read about our approach to sustainability in projects like Construction Climate Challenge, and how we constantly work with innovation to develop new ideas, electric hybrids, autonomous vehicles and concept models for the future. We are the oldest company in the world still active in the construction equipment industry. It all started in 1832 in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Since then, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ve grown to become one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world.

A new Volvo EC140E excavator has been delivered to a large, family run dairy farm near Portpatrick, Stranraer, in Dumfries & Galloway. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

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NEWS & REPORTS Volvo Construction Equipment

„You get what you pay for at the end of the day...“

Celmisa Plant Hire is a close-knit, family run business which is celebrating forty years of trading this year. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

The conclusion of Ian Johnston, Managing Director of Celmisa Plant Hire Ltd, Neilston, Glasgow, as he reflects on his long association operating Volvo articulated haulers and the latest two arrivals to the Celmisa fleet in the guise of Volvo A30Gs. Celmisa Plant Hire is a close-knit, family run business which is celebrating forty years of trading this year. “My father Charlie founded the company in 1978 and back then, we were involved in agricultural contracting, drainage and some bulk earthmoving, “ explains the current Managing Director and son of the founder, Ian Johnston. “And Volvo articulated haulers have been a part of our company for most of this time – certainly for the last 35 years and we cannot fault them. Even today, we are still running 20-year old A35Cs on our own contracting jobs and have just overhauled one of them completely. However, the new A30Gs we’ve just purchased will be deployed in our operated plant hire fleet.” The A30G hauler from Volvo meets the requirements of Stage-IV final emissions legislation being powered by an electronically controlled, six-cylinder 264kW turbo charged Volvo V-ACT diesel engine. This features high torque at low engine speeds, resulting in good fuel efficiency, high performance, quicker engine response and less wear, so longer service life. Purpose built by

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Volvo, the engine is designed to exactly match the Volvo drivetrain, ensuring the best use of power and torque, even in tough working conditions. Delivering exceptional fuel efficiency, it is matched to a torque converter with built in lock-up function and is fitted with a fully automatic, fast adaptive transmission. The rest of the Volvo designed and built powertrain has been reinforced to cope with the higher torque output of the engine. With a carrying capacity of 28 tonnes and heaped capacity of 17.5m³, the Volvo A30G has a maximum speed of 53kph. The hauler is also fitted with CareTrack as standard, which is Volvo’s telematics system that enables remote monitoring of a wide range of machine functions - location, fuel consumption, service reminders, etc, thus optimizing customer operations. “Certainly the Volvo articulated hauler is the best on the market – not just in performance and reliability but they hold their worth, making them very attractive from a residual value standpoint,” says Ian. “You really do get what you pay for at the end of the day.”

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NEWS & REPORTS Celmisa Plant Hire Ltd is a leading Plant Hire, Earthworks and Drainage Contractor located in Central Scotland that has been established since 1978 serving the construction industry in Scotland and the North of England successfully for the past 40 years. The company offers a wide range of reliable and versatile equipment, ranging from mini to mass excavation excavators up to 56 tonnes, wheeled excavators, LGP dozers fitted with GPS, 6 to 35 tonne dump trucks and other ancillary equipment and transport. The contracts department of Celmisa Plant Hire services all aspects of groundworks within the construction industry. SMT GB markets Volvo Construction Equipment products which include wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road equipment products in Great Britain. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres, a dedicated National Used Equipment Centre and a network of utility equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout the country.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Volvo Construction Equipment Amy Metcalfe Marketing Director 01223 836636 Volvo Construction Equipment We are a leading international manufacturer of premium construction equipment, and with over 14,000 employees we are one of the largest companies in the industry. Our wide range of products and services are offered in more than 140 countries through our global distribution network. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a company driven by people. Together we do our best to build the world we want to live in. Read about our approach to sustainability in projects like Construction Climate Challenge, and how we constantly work with innovation to develop new ideas, electric hybrids, autonomous vehicles and concept models for the future. We are the oldest company in the world still active in the construction equipment industry. It all started in 1832 in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Since then, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ve grown to become one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world.

Celmisa Plant Hire is a close-knit, family run business which is celebrating forty years of trading this year. (Photo: Volvo Construction Equipment)

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NEWS & REPORTS Caterpillar Inc.

Caterpillar Produces 5000th 793 Mining Truck

The 5000th 793 truck will be delivered to a mining customer in Australia. The largest populations of 793s are operating in Australia, North America and South America where the trucks work to mine iron ore, copper, coal, gold and other minerals (Photo: Caterpillar)

Caterpillar recently completed assembly of the 5000th Cat® 793 Mining Truck. Caterpillar data show that the milestone production figure far exceeds the manufacture of any other brand of 250-ton (227-tonne) size class truck. In production since 1991, truck number 5,000 represents the fifth generation of the 793. “The 793 Mining Truck is the core of Cat surface mining vehicles,” Jean Savage, Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for the Surface Mining & Technology Division, said during a ceremony at the Decatur, Illinois, USA manufacturing facility. “The 793 has been an integral part of making Caterpillar the leading supplier of surface mining equipment. I thank the assembly team as well as those who developed the truck and those who support the trucks working in mines around the world.”

performance of Cat trucks in a wide range of applications. Our very first 793 truck, placed in service 27 years ago, is still in service delivering best-in-class cost per ton.”

“The success of the 793 supports our belief that it is the most productive and cost-effective mining truck in a wide range of applications,” said Sudhanshu Singh, global product manager, large mining trucks. “The 793’s success is a direct result of collaboration with customers, Cat dealers and cross functional teams within the Caterpillar organization—who have worked to optimize the

The 793 has built a strong reputation for durability. One of the longest-running 793s was built in 1992 and has accumulated 173,000 operating hours—nearly 20 years equivalent— as it works in a mine in the United States.

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The 5000th 793 truck will be delivered to a mining customer in Australia. The largest populations of 793s are operating in Australia, North America and South America where the trucks work to mine iron ore, copper, coal, gold and other minerals.

The most recent generation, the 793F, has been the truck of choice for autonomous operation. More than 100

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NEWS & REPORTS The most recent generation, the 793F, has been the truck of choice for autonomous operation. More than 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling. (Photo: Caterpillar)

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Caterpillar Inc. Americas Sharon Holling Holling_Sharon_L@cat.com Johanna Kelly Kelly_Johanna_L@cat.com Europe, Africa, Middle East Francine Shore Shore_Francine_M@cat.com www.cat.com

793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStarâ&#x201E;˘. Most of the autonomous trucks are operating in iron ore mines in Western Australia, though Cat autonomous truck fleets are growing in South America and North America. Interest in autonomous haulage continues to grow, because Cat autonomous trucks have delivered productivity increases of more than 20 percent while improving safety and reducing costs. Cat autonomous trucks have hauled more than 800 million tons (700 million tonnes) since the first such trucks started working about four years ago.

About Caterpillar For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2016 sales and revenues of $38.537 billion, Caterpillar is the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com

The 5000th 793 truck will be delivered to a mining customer in Australia. (Photo: Caterpillar)

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THE NEW CAT® 814K WHEEL DOZER DELIVERS OPERATING COMFORT, EFFICIENCY AND SERVICEABILITY ADVANCEMENTS

The new CAT® 814k wheel dozer delivers operating comfort, efficiency and serviceability advancements (Photo: Caterpillar)

Today’s new Cat® 814K wheel dozer from Caterpillar features a new, sound-suppressed cab, efficient power unit and transmission drive, and centralized service station configuration to drive machine uptime and operator productivity to new levels. With its rugged structure designed to achieve multiple life cycles under the toughest operating conditions, the 814K delivers high production operation in applications like utility work at mines, heavy civil construction backfilling and grading work, and ground preparation and subbase work on airport and commercial projects.

The new CAT® 814k wheel dozer delivers operating comfort, efficiency and serviceability advancements (Photo: Caterpillar)

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NEWS & REPORTS Two Cat blade design options offer rugged durability and excellent dozing and rolling characteristics (Photo: Caterpillar)

Newly upgraded operator’s office The wheel dozer’s upgraded cab design makes the operator’s workspace more comfortable and provides for more efficient machine operation. Isolation cab mounting plus seat air-suspension safeguard against machine vibration feedback to the operator. The quiet cabin reduces operating noise levels to just 71 dB, compared to 78 dB of its predecessor, with a sound-suppression package option to lower sound levels to 70 dB. Cab entry/exit is greatly facilitated through integration of the new fold-up STIC™ (Steering and Transmission Integrated Control System) armrest. STIC delivers maximum machine responsiveness and control plus smoother, faster cycles, while minimizing operator movement to reduce fatigue. Simple side-to-side movements turn the machine to the left or right, and gear selection control is operated through a finger-controlled rocker switch. Removal of the steering wheel console vastly increases operator space and improves forward visibility of the work area.

machine operating data such as system temperatures, fuel use and machine hours. The dozer’s new Vital Information Management System (VIMS™) allows technicians to connect directly to the machine to access a wide range of sensor information and expanded machine data. This allows managers to create productivity reports, identify operator training opportunities, see data logging of machine parameters and diagnostic codes, and monitor machine health. Cat Product Link™ offers remote access of machine operating data through the easy-to-use VisionLink® interface to facilitate fleet management.

The wheel dozer’s upgraded cab design makes the operator’s workspace more comfortable and provides for more efficient machine operation (Photo: Caterpillar)

Today’s 814K wheel dozer offers a newly upgraded touch screen information display for intuitive machine control. The new panel displays critical

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NEWS & REPORTS Performance and efficiency advancements The new 814K is powered by the Cat C7.1 ACERT™ engine meeting U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards, or Brazil MAR-1 emission standards equivalent to Tier 3 and Stage IIIA to meet global emissions standards. Featuring Engine Idle Shutdown and Auto Idle Kickdown to avoid unnecessary idling, the new fieldproven engine boasts lower fuel consumption than with previous models. Load Sense Control Hydraulics provide on-demand hydraulic flow required by the implement and steering system to further improve fuel efficiency and deliver increased rimpull. Offering four forward and reverse speeds to match application demands, the wheel dozer boasts the bestin-class Cat planetary powershift transmission, designed specifically for the most demanding mining applications. Through the Cat-exclusive Advanced Productivity Electronic Control Strategy (APECS), the new 814K delivers consistent and smooth shifting, even when under load. APECS results in no loss of momentum on slopes during gear shifts, so the dozer climbs grades more efficiently and with less fuel burn. Two Cat blade design options offer rugged durability and excellent dozing and rolling characteristics. The 2.84-m3 (3.72-yd3) straight blade delivers high production dozing on stockpile material and general earthmoving projects. Alternatively, the 10.5 m3 (13.8 yd3) coal blade provides precise and productive dozing, while helping to retain load control with increased capacity for lighter materials.

Reducing service time The new 814K wheel dozer includes a host of features that reduce service time to maximize machine uptime. The machine’s new centralize ground-level service area provides quick access to the master disconnect switch with integrated lock-out/tag-out, DEF purge lamp for Tier 4 Final/Stage IV engines, circuit breakers, emergency fuel shutoff switch and jump start receptacle. Grouping of grease points for steering, hitch and rear axle trunnions along with easily visible fluid sight gauges reduce time spent on daily maintenance requirements. By providing the operator with real-time operating data, VIMS system notifications alert operators and technicians of machine issues, so they can be quickly addressed before experiencing a significant downtime event. The machine’s new high efficiency hydraulic filtration results in cleaner hydraulic oil to increase component life and extends the oil inspection requirement by 50 percent, from 2,000 to 4,000 hours. Railings, ladders and non-slip surfaces for platform level access points help to enhance technician safety when working on the engine and cooling system.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Caterpillar Inc. Americas Sharon Holling Holling_Sharon_L@cat.com Johanna Kelly Kelly_Johanna_L@cat.com Europe, Africa, Middle East Francine Shore Shore_Francine_M@cat.com www.cat.com

Two Cat blade design options offer rugged durability and excellent dozing and rolling characteristics (Photo: Caterpillar)

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NEWS & REPORTS Caterpillar Inc.

Caterpillar Customer Purchases 50,000th Dozer Produced in Brazil

The dozer‘s assembly line team at Caterpillar Brazil celebrates the 50,000th machine produced in Brazil. (Photo: Caterpillar)

Two Cat® used machines and one certainty: that a relationship with Caterpillar would be the “key” to the company’s success. That is how the history of Mattos & Travensollo started 15 years ago in Duardina/SP, southeastern Brazil.

When Caterpillar is part of a customer’s history …

And when the customer enters into Caterpillar history …

“Our services go beyond (just building) the infrastructure itself, as we have great expertise to offer to our clients during the entire project,” said the owner, Carlos Travensollo.

Accompanied by his two sons, Danilo and Diego, Carlos recently visited the world’s biggest Caterpillar facility in Piracicaba, Brazil, for a special occasion. He bought the 50,000th bulldozer produced in Brazil, a D6K2, and received the commemorative key from the hands of Fred Istas, vice president of Earthmoving Division.

The first equipment models in their fleet were a 320C Hydraulic Excavator and a 938G2 Wheel Loader. Because of the performance of these machines, it was possible to incorporate the third, then the fourth – and eventually attaining their current fleet of 50 Cat products. “We have been able to convey to the contractors all the confidence they need to hire a partner that will make them accomplish their goals,” said Travensollo.

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“It is an honor to present the ceremonial 50,000th tractor key to Mattos & Travensollo. In our journey to deliver value for our customers all over the world, it’s always a wonderful experience to connect the work we do every day back to our end customer,“ said Istas.

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NEWS & REPORTS Diego Travensollo commented that their company’s preference for Cat machines is due to the quality of products and services and the technology available. “By learning about Caterpillar history during the visit today, it became clear to me how the worldwide team has carried on the legacy of Holt and Best as much in developing engineering and technology solutions as in the customer support,” said Diego.

Dozers in Brazil The D4D was the first track-type tractor produced in Brazilian territory, at a former facility in Santo Amaro city in 1969. Nowadays, the Piracicaba facility produces the models D6K, D6N, D6T and D8R. Piracicaba is also the sole source for the model D8T.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Caterpillar Inc. Americas Sharon Holling Holling_Sharon_L@cat.com Johanna Kelly Kelly_Johanna_L@cat.com Europe, Africa, Middle East Francine Shore Shore_Francine_M@cat.com www.cat.com

Customer Carlos Travensollo receives the commemorative key from Earthmoving Vice President Frédéric Istas and Brazil Country Manager Odair Renosto. (Photo: Caterpillar)

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NEWS & REPORTS Caterpillar Inc.

I.T.E Tractors & Equipment Celebrates 70 Years

I.T.E hosted Caterpillar executives at I.T.E‘s The dozer‘s assembly line team at Caterpillar Brazil celebrates the 50,000th machine produced in Brazil.in(Photo: Headquarters the cityCaterpillar) of Holon. (Photo: Caterpillar)

I.T.E Tractor & Equipment‘s story began in 1948, the same year that the state of Israel was established. I.T.E had a major role of building the country infrastructure with Caterpillar equipment. Now upon their 70th anniversary, I.T.E is proudly celebrating the outcomes of the hard work that can be seen in every corner of the country.

70 Years of Helping Customers Build Infrastructure The Israeli Cat® dealer shared the historic milestone with their loyal customers, employees and Caterpillar executives including Americas & Europe Distribution Vice President Phil Kelliher, who visited Israel to honor I.T.E‘s achievements over the years.

Targeting Ambitious Goals I.T.E achievements over the years can be seen in their involvement in almost every important milestone in Israel. Caterpillar executives saw the latest important project,

From Israel’s early days, I.T.E and Caterpillar‘s machines were there – helping customers build and develop highways and infrastructure, cities and factories, hospitals, stadiums, agriculture and many important country and cultural symbols. „I want to congratulate I.T.E dealership for reaching this important milestone and having the ability to offer Cat customers in Israel the best in class service solutions for the last 70 years,“ said Kelliher.

Caterpillar Vice President Phil Kelliher and I.T.E. CEO Yossi Smira recently visited the Hadarom project site in the city of Ashdod. (Photo: Caterpillar)

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NEWS & REPORTS such as the Hadarom Port in southern Israel, which is being built by the Israel Ports Company (IPC(. The Hadarom Port is one of the country’s two new cargo ports that are being built on the shores of the Mediterranean, in addition to two existing ports. This sophisticated project has brought together a number of international companies that have created a uniquely advanced solution to dig deep below the water line. Known as the Cat® 6015B OEM Long Reach Hydraulic Shovel, this solution is the result of cooperation between Caterpillar I.T.E., Dutch company STC B.V. and PMEC in China. Caterpillar‘s energy solutions are also an important part of the I.T.E‘s history. As an example, the dealer helps support a unique cogeneration power plant in a factory at the city of Ofakim, based on a Cat G3520H Gas Generator Set. I.T.E‘s expertise and capabilities over the years have helped them make customers more successful, efficient and loyal for the last 70 years.

ITE Operators Challenge winner alongside I.T.E Chairman Alexei Schreier and I.T.E CEO Yossi Smira. (Photo: Caterpillar) I.T.E. hosted an operator challenge as part of their 70th anniversary celebrations. (Photo: Caterpillar)

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NEWS & REPORTS Caterpillar Inc.

Dealer Tech Wars Showcase Skills and Camaraderie

Dealer Tech Wars started at Riggs Cat in 2014 as an effort to engage their technicians in friendly competition to determine their best technicians. (Photo: Caterpillar)

Dealer Tech Wars started at Riggs Cat in 2014 as an effort to engage their technicians in friendly competition to determine their best technicians. The next year, Warren Cat joined in, brought in other dealers, and the event has grown from less than 100 to more than 1,100 technicians taking part, with the final 42 gathering in Oklahoma City for the finals this year. The competition is divided into four categories – trucks, electric power generation, engines and machines. It features multiple skills tests, a written exam to measure technical knowledge plus hands-on, problem-solving and troubleshooting where technicians perform repairs. Warren Cat Service Technician Guy Morgan competed in the industrial engine category in 2017 and in the truck category this year. He feels this competition highlights the changes and challenges in the industry. “Throughout my career, technology has probably changed tenfold,” Morgan says. “When I first started, there was no electronics on either trucks or machines whatsoever. They were all mechanical engines and now we’ve got machines with nine ECMs (electronic control modules) on them, and without a very broad knowledge of computers and wiring and electronics, you’re kind of left out in the woods.” Caterpillar Vice President Phil Kelliher was on hand for the event. He believes the critical thinking and problemsolving skills the technicians bring to the table are key to our success and one of the largest differentiators that Caterpillar has versus the competition. Dealer Tech Wars started at Riggs Cat in 2014 as an effort to engage their technicians in friendly competition to determine their best technicians. (Photo: Caterpillar)

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NEWS & REPORTS “If we had to pick one role within a dealership that is the heart of the dealership, it’s the service technician,” Kelliher says. “Making sure that we’re repairing a machine that might have a technical difficulty. More importantly, supporting a machine with parts and keeping that machine up and running, rebuilding machines and engines as they go through their lives. It’s critical to what the dealer does. It’s critical to what we do with our customers.” The event also features activities meant to build camaraderie, including an equipment rodeo and remotecontrolled car contest that help fill the time when they’re not competing. Organizers say it’s a great way to recruit and retain and show technicians how much they are valued by their respective dealerships. Finding technicians is a significant challenge today, with substantial recruiting efforts taking place at technical and vocational schools and the military. One program that Warren Cat runs with Fort Sil in Lawton, Oklahoma, is focused on identifying qualified service men and women looking for a great second career after serving our country. “Our technicians truly do have a passion for the business,” Warren Cat Senior VP Ronnie Lane says. “They want to see our customers successful. It just seems that there’s not that many people interested in this type of career anymore, but we’re here to show you that you can have a very long and fruitful career, a very beneficial career in this industry, and not always have to get your hands dirty.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Caterpillar Inc. Americas Sharon Holling Holling_Sharon_L@cat.com Johanna Kelly Kelly_Johanna_L@cat.com Europe, Africa, Middle East Francine Shore Shore_Francine_M@cat.com www.cat.com

About Caterpillar For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2016 sales and revenues of $38.537 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com

Dealer Tech Wars started at Riggs Cat in 2014 as an effort to engage their technicians in friendly competition to determine their best technicians. (Photo: Caterpillar)

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NEWS & REPORTS Caterpillar Inc.

Generating Power in Mexico

Within five minutes, the CECM can produce enough electricity to run a house for a month. (Photo: Caterpillar)

Recently, Caterpillar became the first multinational company in northern Mexico to produce and consume our own energy under the new Mexican Electricity Industry Law. Over the past three years, Caterpillar facilities in Monterrey and Torreón have generated their own electricity. The Caterpillar Mexico Energy Centers (CECM) each have a 14.75 MW generation capacity, with the objective of using low-cost and best-quality electricity, especially during peak periods. Now, the CECM in Monterrey provides the Santa Catarina Campus in Nuevo Leon with 100 percent of its electricity needs during peak hours.

The construction of the project was completed by Caterpillar engineers using Cat® Generators XQ1475G. (Photo: Caterpillar)

„Without a doubt, this is an important achievement for the company as both projects reinforce Caterpillar’s commitment to sustainability through reduction of polluting emissions into the atmosphere,” said Luis A. Cantu, Advanced Components Manufacturing (ACM) Mexico energy operations project manager. “I’m proud of the collaboration between our multiple facility teams and how they have made it possible to achieve and maintain this sustainable advantage.“ The CECM in Monterrey provides the Santa Catarina Campus in Nuevo Leon with 100 percent of its electricity needs during peak hours. (Photo: Caterpillar)

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NEWS & REPORTS Caterpillar Inc.

Caterpillar Co-Founders Honored by ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation

Caterpillar equipment helps customers build transportation infrastructure in the United States – and around the world. (Photo: Caterpillar)

In 1925, companies created by C.L. Best and Benjamin Holt were brought together to form the Caterpillar Tractor Co. These two men developed and manufactured products that helped shape our industry, including inventing the first practical track-type tractors that were very quickly used across the world. Many of their patents are still relevant today in our product line. We’re not the only ones who recognize Best and Holt as great innovators and leaders. The ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation recently inducted these Caterpillar co-founders into their Hall of Fame in recognition of their “extraordinary contributions to U.S. transportation development.”

About ARTBA and the ARTBA Foundation Caterpillar is proud to be a steadfast friend of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. ARTBA was founded in 1902 with the purpose of advocating for the construction of a federally-led highway system – a vision achieved by the U.S. Interstate highway system, starting in the 1950s. Today, the association continues to promote investment in transportation infrastructure to meet the country’s needs. The ARTBA Foundation supports research, education and public awareness. Learn more about the organization and their foundation at www.artba.org.

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Helping Customers Build Infrastructure the U.S. – and the World – Needs

Many of ARTBA’s members are Caterpillar customers who work in construction, earthmoving and paving – building infrastructure that the public and businesses need to travel safely and efficiently. The United States is just one country in which we’re providing solutions to help our customers build a better world. We’ve proudly helped build infrastructure and support projects on all seven continents. We estimate that, since our founding in 1925, Caterpillar equipment has cleared, built and paved more than 700,000 miles of roads in the United States. At the very least, that’s one-third of all paved roads in America today!

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NEWS & REPORTS Liebherr USA

Liebherr PR 776, world‘s first hydrostatically powered dozer in the 70 tons category on display at the 2018 Elko Mining Expo • Significantly lower fuel consumption than the industry standard with similar pushing performance • Maximum operating comfort with intuitive joystick control • Maximum safety with excellent view of equipment and surrounding area

The new Liebherr crawler tractor PR 776 is suitable for mining and quarry operations. (Photo: Liebherr)

Elko, NV (USA), June 4, 2018 - Liebherr USA, Co. Mining Equipment division displayed its latest mining dozer, the PR 776 Generation 6. a closer look at this perfectly engineered machine, designed for tough mining and quarry operations you got at the 2018 Elko Mining Expo in Elko, Nevada from June 4 – 8, 2018. The new PR 776 is powered by a Liebherr 12-cylinder diesel engine developing 768 HP / 759 HP. The PR 776 has a maximum operating weight of 161,354 and is equipped with blade capacities of 23.5 yd3 (semi-U blade) or 28.8 yd3 (U blade).

Efficiency and performance: Modern, infinitely variable drive concept A new feature of the Liebherr PR 776 dozer is the hydrostatic drive. The modern drive concept automatically adjusts speed and torque, optimizing the transmission of the engine power to the tracks as load changes. This produces exact and powerful steering, and track slip is minimized allowing operators to focus completely on their work. Liebherr custom-engineers integral equipment solutions. The intelligent Liebherr engine management

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system combined with the Liebherr Power Efficiency System and the new hydrostatic drive allows Liebherr to master and optimize all equipment systems and processes to maintain constant engine speed, increase overall machine efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. This differentiates Liebherr’s travel drive concept from other drive concepts available on the market, and comes standard in all Generation 6 Liebherr dozers. With an optional GPS navigation system, the work progress and the surrounding area can be visualized, increasing machine productivity and minimizing operator stress and strain.

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NEWS & REPORTS Pendulum-mounted guide wheels and track rollers ensure excellent chain traction and significantly reduce equipment vibration.

as well as standard safety functions such as the rear view camera can be all be accessed through the intuitive touchscreen display.

The ECO function is also standard for all Liebherr Generation 6 dozers– including the new PR 776. It allows operators to choose between high performance and maximum efficiency. The ECO control system enables greater travel drive efficiency in light to medium operations, and also provides greater fuel savings.

Operators can conveniently adjust multiple machine settings including travel drive, blade and rear ripper to their needs. Ergonomically shaped joysticks ensure operator’s comfort. An automatic air-sprung seat detects and adjusts to the operator and deactivates the machine when exiting the cab without a safety lever having to be actuated.

All of these measures lead to significantly lower fuel consumption than the industry standard with similar pushing performance.

Operator comfort: Intuitive operation The operator quickly finds his bearings in the new PR776 platform developed especially for this machine class. A focal point for development was the simple and safe operation of the dozer. The multifunction joystick houses all operating and steering movements at the palm of the operator’s hand with only one electronic input element. This intuitive operating concept was subject to rigorous testing at Liebherr and is an important innovation for the 70 t dozer’s category, particularly in mining applications. The modern and spacious workstation in the PR 776 ensures excellent environment for greater performance and relaxed working conditions. The cab is purposely designed. All instruments and operating controls are carefully organized for easy reach. All key functions and machine settings can be adjusted by the operator via the touchscreen display. ECO function parameters, automatic engine speed reduction, travel drive response, steering

Maximum safety with excellent view of equipment and surrounding area The modern design of the new Liebherr PR 776 offers all-round visibility for safe and efficient day-to-day operation. Safety is enhanced by the excellent visibility of the worksite, the blade and rear ripper which is assured by the larger panoramic windows and downward slopes on the PR 776. A new feature in this class is the ROPS / FOPS protection integrated directly in the cab structure as standard for Liebherr dozers. Forward visibility is completely unobstructed as the exhaust system and lifting rams have been positioned behind the A-pillars. Also the side view of the working area is clear and unobstructed by the extended work platform. This allows access to the cab, service points and filler necks for auxiliary and operating fluids.

A brand new feature in the 70 tons category is the intuitive control interface housed in the new PR776 operator’s cab. (Photo: Liebherr)

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NEWS & REPORTS Another safety factor is the newly developed illuminated safety ladders. For optimal illumination of the working area, high performance LEDs are used depending on the chosen equipment level. The modular lighting concept is an element of the new machine design and makes it possible for the lighting to be adapted optimally to the respective use

Reliability: Robust components manufactured in-house Liebherr Diesel Engines have powered construction machinery around the world for decades. Developed for tough conditions, they guarantee maximum operational safety, reliability and a long service life thanks to the robust design and state-of-the-art technology. With the triedand-tested hydrostatic Liebherr travel drive, components with high wear such as multi-speed gearboxes, steering clutches or service brake are not installed. Instead, the high-quality hydraulic pumps and engines work practically wear-free and are particularly reliable. Liebherr has also custom-developed different configuration packages in-house for extreme applications such as desserts where extreme climates and low temperatures are common.

Optimal service accessibility and long change intervals Centrally located maintenance points, access flaps and engine compartment doors that open to a wide angle, a tilting cab as standard equipment and, as an option, a radiator fan that can be swung out for cleaning are all features that speed up and simplify servicing work on the new Liebherr crawler tractor.

The new PR 776 has exceptionally long change intervals for operating fluids such as hydraulic or engine oil. Depending on the nature of the work, and provided that regular checks are performed, the change interval for Liebherr-plus oils can be as long as 8,000 hours of operation. The standard Liebherr fleet management system LiDAT provides an accurate, efficient overview of essential servicing work, warning messages, the machineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position and actual consumption data and filling levels. Depending on the agreement with the customer, the data is updated several times a day and can be called up whenever needed via the Internet.

About LIEBHERR Established in 1949, the Liebherr Group is today a leading manufacturer of earthmoving equipment and a supplier of innovative user-oriented products and services in many other fields. The family-owned company employs more than 40,000 people in over 130 companies worldwide in 50 countries on every continent. Liebherrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s product range covers earthmoving and material handling machinery, mining equipment, mobile cranes, construction cranes, mixing technology, domestic appliances, maritime cranes, aerospace and transportation systems, machine tools and automation systems as well as highperformance components for mechanical, hydraulic and electrical drive and control technology. Liebherr also operates hotels in Ireland, Austria and Germany. The Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holding company is LiebherrInternational AG in Bulle, Switzerland, which is entirely owned by members of the Liebherr family.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Liebherr USA, Co. Newport News, VA (USA) www.liebherr.us Ana Cabiedes General Manager, Marketing E-mail: ana.cabiedes@liebherr.com

The new Liebherr crawler tractor PR 776 is suitable for mining and quarry operations. (Photo: Liebherr)

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NEWS & REPORTS Liebherr-Great Britain Ltd

Liebherr showcased XPower® wheel loader fuel efficiency in quarrying operations at Hillhead 2018

Liebherr profiled one of its fuel-efficient L 576 XPower® wheel loaders with full quarry specification at this year’s Hillhead. (Photo: Liebherr)

Liebherr profiled one of its fuel-efficient L 576 XPower® wheel loaders with full quarry specification at this year’s Hillhead.

XPower® wheel loader fuel efficiency An L 576 XPower® equipped with a 5.2m3 bucket on Z-bar linkage is being tasked with loading a fleet of 40 tonne capacity articulated dump trucks with material at a North Wales quarry for a major aggregate producer on a contract for fabrication and quarry services contractor Thor Atkinson, where it has impressed with its fuel efficiency by using just 12.4 l /h. At close to 26 tonnes the L 576 XPower® wheel loader is powered by a 292 HP Liebherr six-cylinder diesel engine positioned low to the rear of the machine to give it excellent weight distribution and balance, which eliminates the need for additional counterweight. The addition of AdBlue and SCR technology enable it to meet the latest Tier 4f emission standards.

The current operator of one of the L 576 XPower® wheel loaders commented that it is very easy and comfortable to operate and is hardly using any fuel. And Thor Atkinson Contracts Manager Colin Scott said: ‘I know from my experience that the Liebherr wheel loaders are superb on fuel and that they perform better than similarly-sized machines from other manufacturers.’

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Liebherr-Great Britain Ltd Normandy Lane Stratton Business Park Biggleswade, SG18 8QB Phone: 01767 60 21 00 www.liebherr.com

A fuel-efficient engine combined with state-of-the-art transmission is key to the low cost per tonne produced.

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NEWS & REPORTS DEUTZ AG

DEUTZ produces the first EU Stage V engine

Plant manager Michael Reimer (seventh from left) congratulated technical project manager Markus Abele (fifth from left) on the first EU Stage V engine. The DEUTZ TCD 6.1 was assembled in the Cologne-Porz production plant (Photo: DEUTZ AG)

• Early certification and delivery of EU Stage V engines • Technological advances in exhaust aftertreatment • DEUTZ is the world’s first engine manufacturer with an EU Stage V certificate Today sees the first EU Stage V engine coming off the production line at DEUTZ, a specialist in off-highway drive systems. The new emissions directive comes into force in 2019. In autumn 2017, DEUTZ was the first engine manufacturer in the world to be given an EU Stage V certificate. And now, with this first production engine, DEUTZ is reaffirming its EU Stage V promise. As long ago as 2015 – four years before the new standard would enter into force – DEUTZ let its customers know that the current generation of engines already met the expected EU Stage V standard, and introduced the ‘Stage V ready’ seal. Then, after certification on 6 September 2017 by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), ‘Stage V ready’ became ‘Stage V certified’. The first official EU Stage V engine is a DEUTZ TCD 6.1. This six-cylinder in-line engine with a cubic capacity of 6.1 litres and generating 180 kW was assembled in the Cologne-Porz production plant and will be delivered to the dealer, DEUTZ Austria. To quote plant manager Michael Reimer: “We are proud to have seen the emergence of our

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‘Stage V certified’ engines right through to completion with the assembly of this first series production engine and, as a consequence, to have kept our promise to our customers. The months of preparations as well as our experience with highly advanced exhaust aftertreatment systems are now paying off as production ramp-up of the new Stage V engines is running smoothly.” The EU Stage V standard specifies a particle number limit which can only be achieved by using a diesel particulate filter (DPF). Operating a DPF demands in-depth knowledge of the relevant application. The load profiles are completely different depending on the equipment in which the engine is installed. An intelligent ‘Heat Management’ system is needed in order to be able to burn off the particles collected in the DPF. DEUTZ has consequently developed what it calls a ‘Heat Mode’ to specifically raise the exhaust-gas temperature and to ensure the machinery is operated safely. This development is one way in which DEUTZ has been able to demonstrate its technological lead in the field of exhaust aftertreatment.

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NEWS & REPORTS Early certification and delivery provides DEUTZ’s customers both with flexibility when integrating the EU Stage V engines into their equipment and with planning certainty when changing over to the new stage. At the same time, DEUTZ is keeping is environmental promise and positioning itself as an ecologically oriented engine manufacturer. As part of its E-DEUTZ strategy, DEUTZ is also introducing electronic drive components into its low-emission combustion engines in order to increase efficiency still further. The first DEUTZ hybrid design, consisting of a TCD 2.9 diesel engine and a 55 kW electric motor, was shown in Paris in the spring at Intermat, the international construction and infrastructure trade fair. The aim is for DEUTZ to be the market leader for innovative drive systems in the off-highway sector.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT:

DEUTZ AG DEUTZ is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative drive systems. Its core competences are the development, production, distribution and servicing of drive systems for professional applications. The engine specialist offers a broad spectrum of liquidcooled and air-cooled engines with capacities ranging from 19 kW to 620 kW that are used in construction equipment, agricultural machinery, material handling equipment, stationary equipment, commercial vehicles, rail vehicles and other applications. Originally founded as N.A. Otto & Cie. in Cologne, Germany, in 1864, DEUTZ AG is now the world‘s oldest engine company and one of the world‘s leading independent engine manufacturers. DEUTZ offers its customers a comprehensive and short-termed support by 13 distribution companies, 7 sales offices and over 800 sales and service partners in more than 130 countries around the world.

DEUTZ AG Michael Ziegler Tel.: +49 (0)221 822-2494 Fax: +49 (0)221 822-15-2494 E-Mail: michael.ziegler@deutz.com Plant manager Michael Reimer (seventh from left) congratulated technical project manager Markus Abele (fifth from left) on the first EU Stage V engine. The DEUTZ TCD 6.1 was assembled in the Cologne-Porz production plant (Photo: DEUTZ AG)

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NEWS & REPORTS Tenova, Techint Group Company

Tenova innovative Flexible Modular Furnace® solution (FMF®) was selected by Metalloinvest for the upgrade of JSC Ural Steel Melt Shop

JSC Ural Steel contracted Tenova to install two FMFs at the Novotroitsk facility with the goal to minimize operating cost through flexible raw material charging and process operation. (Photo: Tenova)

JSC Ural Steel contracted Tenova to install two FMFs at the Novotroitsk facility with the goal to minimize operating cost through flexible raw material charging and process operation. Castellanza, 2018 – Tenova, a Techint Group company specialized in innovative solutions for the metals and mining industries, has been awarded an important contract with Metalloinvest, a leading global producer and supplier of HBI and iron ore products and a regional producer of high quality steel, for a major upgrade of the JSC Ural Steel melt shop located in Novotroitsk, Russian Federation. The contract includes the installation of two Flexible Modular Furnaces® (FMF®), which accommodate a raw material charge mix up to 85% hot metal without use of electric energy. FMFs will replace the existing Electric Arc Furnace operating with 100% solid charge with Tenova FMF solution, which envisages flexible raw material charging (hot metal, scrap, DRI/HBI) according to its availability and related production cost.

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Tenova FMF® is a modular concept of smelting furnace that can be developed from core equipment called base module with specific add-ons and has the flexibility of converting various charge mix of raw material (scrap, DRI, liquid hot metal, Pig Iron, etc.) without the use of electrical energy and electrodes. Full range of metallic charges can thus be smelted with capital costs reduced at the minimum level. The adoption of Tenova FMF® enables steelmakers to gain a saving in the conversion cost of steel and ultimately to reduce steelmaking costs substantially. Flexibility is another main advantage of this solution. Each module is designed with specific features in order to fit the requirements of the charge mix.

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NEWS & REPORTS “This contract with Metalloinvest represents the first installation of FMF® in Russia, but this technology is already in operation in plants in India and China proving Tenova’s leadership in this solution. One of our customers’ priorities is to minimize the environmental footprint of the steel production process, and therefore our commitment is to provide them with technologies, like FMF®, which can contribute to this goal too”, affirmed Andrea Lovato, Tenova Chief Executive Officer. „The modernisation of the steelmaking capacities at Ural Steel is an important stage of the integrated investment programme for the reorganisation of production at Ural Steel. The use of the newest FMF technology will ensure a reduction in the cost of steel production and increase the efficiency of the activities at Ural Steel. The upgrade of the EAFS will also reduce the man-made impact on the environment of production“, commented Andrey Varichev, CEO, Management Company Metalloinvest

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Tenova Techint Group Company Sara Secomandi +39 0331 444 110 sara.secomandi@tenova.com Giuseppe Lucido, +39 335 6033314 giuseppe.lucido@edelman.com

About Tenova Tenova, a Techint Group company, is a worldwide partner for innovative, reliable solutions in metals and mining. Leveraging a workforce of over three thousand forward-thinking professionals located in 22 countries across 5 continents, Tenova designs technologies and develops services that help companies reduce costs, save energy, limit environmental impact and improve working conditions. For more information, visit www.tenova.com

JSC Ural Steel contracted Tenova to install two FMFs at the Novotroitsk facility with the goal to minimize operating cost through flexible raw material charging and process operation. (Photo: Tenova)

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NEWS & REPORTS SKF

SKF and Hexatronic sign development partnership for industrialization of fiber optic sensing systems

Bearings from SKF for testing in industrial pumps and compressors, equipped with fiber optic sensors for measuring of loads, temperatures, speed and lubrication conditions. (Photo: SKF)

Gothenburg, 2018: SKF and Proximion AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hexatronic Group AB have entered into a development partnership for the industrialization of fiber optic sensing systems. The two parties will work together to combine SKF’s fiber optic bearing sensing technology with Proximion’s application integration experience and knowledge within development and production of advanced fiber optic sensors and data collection hardware units. Victoria Van Camp, CTO and President, Innovation and Business Development, says: “Fiber optic sensing technology is an exciting opportunity, as it enables bearings to become process and quality control instruments. We have worked for some time to develop these sensors and by taking the next step together, we will be able to speed up the process of integrating these into customer applications.” Fiber optic technology allows for end-of-line integration into existing bearing production environments, whilst most existing sensor technologies place additional requirements on rebuilding manufacturing sites to cater for safe handling of electronics.

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About SKF SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2017 were SEK 77 938 million and the number of employees was 45 678. www.skf.com

About Hexatronic Group AB Hexatronic Group AB (publ) is focused on developing and manufacturing passive fiber optic telecommunication infrastructure and FOS solutions. Hexatronic has nearly 500 employees worldwide with headquarter in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Hexatronic share is listed on Mid cap Nasdaq Stockholm.

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NEWS & REPORTS Flexco Europe GmbH

Easier maintenance underground

Ugol Rossii & Mining 2018: Flexco facilitates maintenance work in underground mining

The mechanical connectors of the FLEXCO XP series have been specially developed for use in mining and underground operations. (Photo: Flexco Europe GmbH)

The conditions in underground mining can be extreme for man and machine. The Flexco GmbH offers solutions that enable conveyor belt operators to improve their processes and considerably simplify maintenance and repair work in this harsh environment. At the Ugol Rossii & Mining trade fair, which took place from 5 to 8 June in Novokuznetsk, Russia, the specialist company was showing the FLEXCO XP belt fasteners.

Easier maintenance underground The mechanical belt fasteners of the FLEXCO XP series have been specially developed for use in mining and underground operations. They are suitable for conveyor belts made of woven PVG/PVC up to a strength of 1,750 N/ mm. Users can apply the fasteners with a hydraulic press, or manually without damaging the fibres. The flat design of the fasteners improves the approach for cleaning systems and reduces contact with side sealing profiles and return rollers. The system therefore wears more slowly, and the splices hold for considerably longer than those of comparative competitor systems. This enables mine operators to increase the productivity of their conveyor systems, as they have fewer breakdowns and less maintenance work.

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When a conveyor belt is stopped for maintenance, its own weight can create problems by distributing the tension unevenly. To ensure that a belt can be safely cut and securely spliced by service technicians, the forces in the area under repair should be spread over the whole width – and this is exactly why Flexco developed the TUG HD belt clamp. It is suitable for a variety of materials and belt types – and it also meets rigorous industry safety standards. TUG HD belt clamps are used to restrain or pull a conveyor belt and then hold it firmly in place. To carry out maintenance work ergonomically, Flexco will be showing an efficient lifting device at the trade fair – the Flexlifter. The Flexlifter enables service personnel to hoist the tensioned belt on the system to the required height without physical exertion. The belt lifter can be loaded with up to three tonnes and is available in three sizes. And

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NEWS & REPORTS because of its particularly lightweight construction, the technician can move it about with ease.

About Flexco

At the Ugol Rossii & Mining trade fair, Flexco will also be providing information on its extensive range of scrapers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; because where bulk material is conveyed, carryback is formed. For the operators of conveyor belt systems, this is a cost factor which is not to be underestimated. Scrapers free the belt of the adhering material. The components consist of a plastic or hard metal blade and a spring tensioning system that ensures optimum contact of the blade with the conveyor belt.

Flexible Steel Lacing Company (FLEXCO), headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois in the USA, is the leading international specialist for mechanical conveyor belt fastener systems, belt cleaners, belt positioners, impact beds and pulley lagging for lightand heavy-duty applications. With the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s innovative solutions, endusers can substantially reduce downtime and increase productivity. FLEXCO Europe GmbH is the German subsidiary of FLEXCO, and is headquartered in Rosenfeld, where the company currently has about 60 employees. For more information, see: www.flexco.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Flexco Europe GmbH Leidringer Str. 40-42 72348 Rosenfeld, Germany www.flexco.com Ingrid Mann Management Assistant & Marketing Services phone +49 7428 9406 176, imann@flexco.com Agency: a1kommunikation Schweizer GmbH phone +49 711 9454 161-0, info@a1kommunikation.de www.a1kommunikation.de

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The mechanical connectors of the FLEXCO XP series have been specially developed for use in mining and underground operations. (Photo: Flexco Europe GmbH)

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ContiNENTAL: Continental

A Plus for Mileage and Less Rolling Resistance: Continental Extends Its Solid Tire Range with a New Compound • Plus range receives a new rubber compound for high mileage with low rolling resistance • Streamlined range for more transparency when choosing product • Mileage increase of up to 20 percent on hard abrasive surfaces

Technology company Continental is introducing its solid tire portfolio for industrial trucks with the new Plus compound for high mileage with low rolling resistance (Photo: Continental)

Hannover, 2018. The technology company Continental is optimizing its solid tire portfolio for industrial trucks. The new Plus range has been available since the beginning of January. The four solid tire types SC20+, CS20+, CSEasy SC20+ and SH12+ are equipped with the new Plus compound which combines the advantages of high mileage with low rolling resistance. Continental is also streamlining its solid tire range, bringing benefits to customers with a more transparent, simplified choice of products. “Thanks to the Plus compound, customers will not have to choose between the SC20 Energy+ and SC20 Mileage+ in the future”, explains Julian Alexander, product line manager for material handling at Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST). “We have also been able to significantly improve the successors of the CS20, CSEasySC20 and SH12 in terms of tire life, particularly in an external environment”.

Continental SC20+

Continental CS20+

The SC20+ model combines all the advantages of its predecessors: Thanks to the new Plus compound, the tires offer higher mileage like the SC20 Mileage+ with low rolling resistance like the SC20 Energy+. As a result, service and maintenance costs as well as energy use can be reduced. The hard-wearing SC20+ particularly shines on uneven surfaces such as paving slabs or cobble stone pavement.

As usual, the CS20+ is a versatile companion: The closed flanks minimize vibrations and ensure quiet running to the highest degree possible. The continuous tread blocks prevent any tread slippage and offer good lateral stability road contact points on which bends, tight turning circles and turning maneuvers are often carried out. Thanks to the new compound, the tire also offers higher mileage. It is ideally suited to use in warehouses and other areas of application with hard and even surfaces requiring maneuverability.

The tried-and-tested profile design ensures high traction. The tread offers maximal resistance capability to punctures and cuts thanks to its resilient compound. This reduces wear and extends tire life. This tire is ideally suited to intensive use in both indoor and outdoor environments.

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NEWS & REPORTS The SC20+ is spearheading the new portfolio. It combines all the advantages of its predecessors: higher mileage like the SC20Mileage+ with low rolling resistance like the SC20Energy+. (Photo: Continental)

Continental CSEasy SC20+

Continental SH12+

The CSEasy SC20+ model not only offers all the advantages of the SC20+ thanks to its special adapter, but also permits easy installation with the help of a hex key. This eliminates the need for external installation services, leading to a considerable reduction of time and costs.

The SH12+ is available with a new compound as of now, which makes it more durable. The treadless slick tire offers comfort, convenience and a high resistance capability against cut and tear damage from external objects. It is ideally suited for indoor use, particularly on hard and smooth driving surfaces.

Both the new Plus compound and the adapter also ensure considerably less tire heat buildup during use. This contributes to making the CSEasy SC20+ more resistant and durable. As with all other tires in the new Plus range, the new compound improves tire rolling resistance and increases mileage. As a result, it is an unbeatable choice for heavy-duty use in interior and exterior environments.

For the first time, Continental showcased its latest products and developments from the tire segment at Hannover Messe instead of at CeMat. Together with other technological highlights and intelligent key technologies from Continental, the new solid tire portfolio and tire pressure management system for pneumatic tires was displayed.

The SC20+ is spearheading the new portfolio. It combines all the advantages of its predecessors: higher mileage like the SC20Mileage+ with low rolling resistance like the SC20Energy+. (Photo: Continental)

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Contitech: Contitech

24/7 Smart Service for the Toughest Mining Conditions ContiTech is taking an unusual service approach in the world’s largest underground iron ore mine in Kiruna, Sweden

Everywhere where top quality and reliability are important, where service and smart solutions are required, ContiTech is there. (Photo: Fredric Alm)

Hannover, 2018. Kiruna is situated north of the Arctic Circle and is roughly a 15-hour train ride away from Stockholm. It is Sweden’s northernmost town and arose as a settlement for the mine of the same name. Here, in the world’s largest underground iron ore mine, for around 120 years governmentowned mining company LKAB (Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag) has been extracting some 27 million metric tons a year of the sought-after raw material. The Guardian once reported that this amount could be used to build six Eiffel Towers a day1. And most constructors in Europe using iron ore opt for the superior-quality Kiruna magnetite, which has an iron content of 60 to 70 percent. But LKAB also exports the material to markets all over the world. The crude ore in Kiruna is used to manufacture 15 million metric tons of finished products, and the material is mostly shipped in the form of pellets. The Swedish Ore Railway is used to transport it to the ports of Luleå and Narvik in Norway. At the loading station the trains tip out their freight, where conveyor belts either transport it to stockpiles or directly to the ships. Kiruna uses conveyor belts from ContiTech to ensure In Kiruna, there are around 350 individual conveyor that the ore is conveyed from depths of up to 1,365 meters systems making up a 21-kilometer-long conveyor. This is safely to its destination. The company also uses ContiTech the same distance as a half marathon – the difference being technology in Narvik as well as at LKAB’s third-largest site, that this equipment runs around the clock. And that’s not Gruvberget open-pit mine in the Svappavaara ore field. In the only ultimate sporting performance. These conveyor a complex operating setting like a mine, conveyor are used belts transport 90 million metric tons of material a year. If to supplement key equipment such as mills, furnaces or a belt breaks down as a result of damage, this can result pelletizing plants. Just like blood vessels in the human body, in an extended period of downtime for the facility. By the they keep the whole mining process running. Conveyor same token, if the entire production chain collapses this belts are used for anything that needs to be transported can engender considerable sales losses for the operators. quickly and continuously. In harsh working conditions, they cope with huge height differences and considerable distances.

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NEWS & REPORTS Win-win situation for all contractual partners A special service agreement, which was signed between LKAB and the service provider Vertech AB in close collaboration with ContiTech, is helping to remedy this situation. It ensures that all the conveyor belts at the site are functional at all times. This requires the presence of experts at the site day and night, seven days a week, to rectify any damage as quickly as possible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our conveyor belts are extremely hard-wearing, but there are of course instances where a defective belt piece needs replacing. Which is why we stock the relevant replacement parts in Kiruna. Every belt type is available in any required length, width, fabric and strength class. The longest belt sections in stock are 600 meters long. It would take weeks for us to first produce the belt and then ship it to the far north,â&#x20AC;? explains Daniel Grimes from ContiTech. Vertech supplies the fitters, ContiTech supplies the replacement belts and LKAB pays in Ăśre, which is one-hundredth the value of the krona, per metric ton transported. The balance is settled at the end of the year. The three contracting parties then share any profits or losses. In this way, the service agreement benefits all sides and acts as an incentive for failure-free operations.

Partnership based on trust It was ContiTech who engineered this unusual service agreement which requires exceptional trust-based, transparent and close cooperation between all parties involved. ContiTech conveyor belts have been in use at LKAB plants since the early 1990s. The first service agreement was concluded in 2001 and has proven to be a worthwhile undertaking to this day. For LKAB, the agreement provides additional advantages as it gives the company a much better overview of the costs. A budget was created as of the agreement start date. This factored in the value of the belts, the installation costs, the site labor costs and the stockholding costs. The calculation also takes into account the theoretical average service life of the belts. If a belt fails prematurely, absolute transparency is required. Has the belt simply worn out before its time or were the pellets too hot and not cooled down properly? In cases of system failure, the contract partners do all in their power to get to the root of the problem. Is there room for improvement on the maintenance front or is the damage to the belt all part and parcel of the usual stresses of operation? Sometimes there are discussions. But so far an agreement as always been reached. This requires a willingness to compromise, trust and the desire to find a solution. At the end of the day, the contract partners are all pursuing the same goal: smooth

Inside the ship loaders, conveyor belts transport bulk cargo from land to ship (Photo: Fredric Alm)

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NEWS & REPORTS running of the belts. This is absolutely critical for cost efficiency. Accurate records are also kept. Once every six months, LKAB, ContiTech and Vertech go through all the data and review performance. Where do we stand? Where could we improve training for the service technicians further? How do we fare on issues such as industrial safety and environmental protection? The contracting parties discuss these and many more issues as a team.

Fire safety: a must underground Industrial safety is essential when it comes to mining. This was one more reason why LKAB opted for ContiTech conveyor belts. ContiTech supplies belts made of self-extinguishing material. This is absolutely critical underground because pit fires have always been one of the biggest risks for miners. Burning conveyor belts could result in a fire with devastating consequences. But this will not happen in Kiruna. In the event of a fire, the ContiTech belts are self-extinguishing, which means that the flames are unable to spread along the whole length of the conveyor belt. Mine operators who use ContiTech solutions get much more than just a conveyor belt that is specially designed to meet their needs: “We provide our customers with everything from one source – from technical advice, extensive planning and engineer-driven development all the way through to manufacturing and delivery of conveyor belts and components. Installation, commissioning, maintenance and monitoring of the belt round off the whole package. This is all perfectly coordinated to achieve the best possible operation and highest level of customer benefit,” emphasizes Grimes. With expert advice, round-the-clock support for emergencies and an extensive service offer that covers every special case, ContiTech meets requirements for the highest levels of quality, safety and flexibility. After all, it is all about deriving the maximum benefit for the customer.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: ContiTech AG Antje Lewe Spokeswoman Head of Media & Public Relations ContiTech AG Phone: +49 511 938-1304 E-mail: antje.lewe@contitech.de

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About LKAB Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB for short) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of highly enriched iron ore and other mining products and services. It is headquartered in Luleå, Sweden. LKAB, which is wholly owned by the Swedish government, extracts and processes the unique iron ore from Norrbotten and supplies it to the global steel market. The portfolio of the corporation, which generated annual sales of around SEK 16 billion in 2016, includes industrial minerals, drilling systems, rail transport, stonemasonry and engineering work, and real estate management. LKAB has more than 4,200 employees in 13 countries. About ContiTech ContiTech is a leading manufacturer and developer of innovative conveyor belt technology and part of the Continental technology company. As a provider of complete solutions with worldwide locations that are close to its customers, the company ensures comprehensive support for conveyor belts and systems in the mining industry, in the mechanical and plant engineering sectors as well as in many other industries Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2016, Continental generated sales of €40.5 billion and currently employs more than 230,000 people in 56 countries. As a division in the Continental Corporation, ContiTech is one of the world‘s leading industrial specialists. Its customers can be found in key industries such as machine and plant engineering, mining, the agricultural industry, and the automotive industry. With around 46,000 employees in 44 countries, the company uses its development and material expertise for products and systems made of rubber, polyamide, metal, textile, and electronic components to combine these with individual services. ContiTech also offers functional and design-oriented living solutions and is always searching for customer-friendly and environmentallyfriendly answers – going well and truly beyond its roots as a producer of rubber products. With sales of approximately €5.5 billion (2016), this international technology partner is active with core branches in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

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Conti Professional Simplifies Design of Belt Drives In “Conti Professional”, Continental offers a design program for two- and multi-pulley drives. The web-based application can be run in a browser to calculate drives using open-ended or endless belts, with the number of pulleys user-definable between two and 20. So much for the theory – but how does Conti Professional work in practice? To answer that question, an oil pump drive will be designed by way of an example with the aid of Conti Professional. “The data used has been selected to clearly illustrate the working process with the software,” says Marcel Vogel, an application engineer who played a key role in the development of the software. He is also responsible for continuing development and the addition of new features.

three belt types. Since the oil pump is to be particularly powerful, the user opts for the Synchrotwin CXP, the most powerful double-sided rubber timing belt in the product range. The software then adds the tooth profile DHTD and the pitch D8M.

Create a new project After the mandatory registration and login, the user is shown a dashboard. In the project overview, s/he can call up stored calculations. Clicking on “Create Project” opens a dialog box in which the user can enter the project name, company name and notes on the drive to be designed. S/he can also define the project variant, for example if the drive is to be designed in various output classes. Once this data has been saved, a project editor opens in the browser. Under “Type of System”, the user first specifies whether the drive is to use open-ended or endless belts. Next, various parameters can be defined under “Belt Selection”, as a result of which the selection is gradually narrowed down. If, for instance, the user selects “Timing belt” under “Belt nature” and “Double-sided profile section” as the property required for the oil pump drive, s/he can choose from

After logging in, the user can call up stored calculations or create a new project. (Photo: Continental)

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NEWS & REPORTS Pulley

xycoordinates coordinates

0 (drive shaft)

Speed 1,500 rpm

No. of teeth Rotational direction 56

Counterclockwise

1 (output shaft)

300 mm

50 mm

28

Counterclockwise

2 (output shaft)

200 mm

50 mm

28

Clockwise

Calculate and visualize Once the belt has been selected, the user can input the oil pump drive’s geometry data into Conti Professional, ranging from the number of pulleys to the position of the belt tensioner through to the data for the individual pulleys. In our example, the drive to be designed is to have three pulleys, with the first acting as the drive shaft, the other two as output shafts. In the next step, the user specifies the x- and y-coordinates of the pulleys, the pulley types (depending on the belt: toothed, V or flat), the rotational direction (clockwise or counterclockwise), the number of teeth and the speed of the drive shaft. The following are input:

The back of the belt runs over the second output shaft; accordingly, this rotates clockwise rather than counterclockwise.

The final report shows all the belt, geometry, output and strand data (the latter cannot be seen in this image). (Photo: Continental)

Based on this geometry data, Conti Professional calculates that the required belt has to have a length of 1014.63 mm. At the same time, the software issues an error message: Since the Synchrotwin CXP has a tooth pitch of 8 mm, the belt length must be divisible by 8. To complete the successful design of the oil pump drive, however, the user can assign a tension take-up range to the drive shaft which, in this case, is also operating as the tension pulley. If a tolerance of 30 mm in both positive and negative directions on the x- and y-axes is allowed and Conti Professional then calculates the tension pulley algorithm, the resulting belt length is 960 mm – a standard size in Continental’s product range. “That would be an ideal solution in this case because using belts from the standard range saves costs while at the same time ensuring a high level of availability,” says Vogel. In addition to calculating the drive, the software can also visualize it. If required, the user can change the pulley position in the visualization via Drag & Drop, after which the geometry data is automatically updated.

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NEWS & REPORTS Determine performance data The user can now specify the output data for the oil pump drive. The two drive shafts are known to have a torque of 35 Nm acting on them. Conti Professional calculates all the other data on power outputs, torques and effective pulls and automatically adds it. Pulley 0 (drive shaft)

P (power output)

Md (torque)

Fu (effective pull)

22.00 kW

140.00 Nm

1832 N

1 (output shaft)

11.00 kW

35.00 Nm

916 N

2 (output shaft)

11.00 kW

35.00 Nm

916 N

The output shaft torque is the only figure specified by the user. All the other performance data is calculated and added by Conti Professional.

also visualized again. “Conti Professional can also export the final report as a PDF file and generate a data sheet for the belt used,” says Vogel. “These documents can be downloaded so that they can, for example, be forwarded to a customer. The project data, on the other hand, is stored in the software. The user can access it at any time and even share it with other registered users.” Conti Professional therefore offers a wide range of functions and also the capability of designing almost the entire Continental belt portfolio. The software is available in ten languages and is distributed throughout the world.

After selecting the belt, the user can specify the geometry data of the drive to be designed. (Photo: Continental)

The user then has to input the service factor and the operating conditions. A medium load is to be expected with an oil pump drive. The other user-definable operating conditions are constant load, frequent load changes and high impact loads. The drive shaft torque at 140 Nm is the drive’s operating point at the same time. The belt has to be capable of permanently withstanding this torque. By specifying 1.6, the user has opted for a relatively high service factor, which has a positive impact on the belt’s operational reliability.

Result in detail The user can now have an interim result displayed which shows the belt width, overall service factor, effective pull, strand force, initial tension and overall power rating of the system. The energy cost calculator could be used to allow the user to compare the newly designed system with a previously used one and see the energy consumption, energy costs and annual savings. In the final report, the user is given a detailed overview of the design of the oil pump drive in which the data from the preceding steps is summarized – from the belt to the pulley and system geometry through to the tension check. The drive is

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In addition to calculating drives, Conti Professional also visualizes them. If the pulley data is changed via Drag & Drop, the geometry data is automatically updated. (Photo: Continental)

“Conti Professional is a very powerful tool with intuitive operation,” says the application engineer. “Some 3,500 users from almost 90 countries are already using Conti Professional. We hope to see that number grow further still – because we’re continually incorporating new features to make it even more useful to our customers.”

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FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: ContiTech AG Antje Lewe Spokeswoman Head of External Communications Phone: +49 511 938-1304 E-mail: antje.lewe@contitech.de Jochen Vennemann External Communications Manager ContiTech Phone: +49 511 938-18024 E-mail: jochen.vennemann@contitech.de

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NEWS & REPORTS C ContiNENTAL: ontinental

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Distribution Center in Langenhagen • Investment of €50 million in the site near Hanover airport • Clear commitment to the Hanover region • Langenhagen’s mayor supports the move

Groundbreaking ceremony for cutting-edge distribution center for drive belts and surface materials in Langenhagen (from left to right): Hilmar Albrecht, Bauunternehmen Goldbeck GmbH, Benjamin Bertram, Bertram Projektmanagement GmbH, Mirko Heuer, Mayor of Langenhagen, Philip Nelles, head of Continental’s Hanover-Vahrenwald site, Stefan Lejeune, architecture firm architekten allianz – lejeune & pflüger GmbH. (Photo: Continental)

Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a cutting-edge Continental distribution center near Hanover airport. Representatives from the world of politics, construction companies, Continental and the project developer cleared the way for the new €50 million project in March. From this distribution center, drive belts and surface materials for the automotive industry will be sent all across EuropE. Over the course of the year, Bertram Projektmanagement materials from the technology company that are installed GmbH will invest around €40 million into the state-ofin vehicle interiors will be stored in and dispatched from the-art building and outdoor areas of the approximately the building. The cross-divisional distribution center will 80,000 m2 site on the corner of Münchner Strasse and make processes even more efficient. Nelles describes the Schwabenstrasse. Continental is also investing more than consolidation of this new distribution center as a “clear €10 million in machinery and equipment. commitment to the Hanover region.” “We are seeing increasing growth in the automotive original equipment and replacement business, so we need to further expand our existing infrastructure. The conditions at our site in Vahrenwald are no longer adequate to meet future requirements. The state-of-the-art distribution center in Langenhagen offers everything we need to ensure that we are optimally equipped to manage the dynamic vehicle parts business,” says Philip Nelles, head of the Hanover-Vahrenwald site. What’s more, surface

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Langenhagen’s Mayor Mirko Heuer: “With the planned business park, Bertram Projektmanagement GmbH is creating a cutting-edge distribution center – complete with an administrative building – that meets the specific requirements of future global distribution operations. I am delighted that with Continental as a cooperation partner, another globally successful company has chosen the business location of Langenhagen, creating a wide range of jobs at the new site and, thanks to its commitment, further

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NEWS & REPORTS New cutting-edge distribution center for drive belts and surface materials in Langenhagen: The first goods are set to be delivered from here to customers across Europe at the end of 2018. (Source: architekten allianz – lejeune & pflüger GmbH)

consolidating the attractiveness of Langenhagen for the automotive sector, which has huge growth potential.” “Property in Langenhagen is made for Continental. It not only leaves open future potential for expansion, but also offers excellent connections to national and international markets,” explains Benjamin Bertram, managing director of the Hanover-based project and property development company, which is working on the project together with the Lübeck-based architecture firm architekten allianz – lejeune & pflüger GmbH. By the end of 2018, the building complex covering 34,000 m2, with around 20,000 spaces for pallets and a fully automated small parts warehouse will be ready for service. This will help to make working procedures even more efficient. “The new distribution center will reduce the number of truck journeys undertaken every year by around 5,000, reducing nitrogen oxide pollution in the centers of both Hanover and Langenhagen. It will also improve safety on the approach roads to our production site in Vahrenwald,” explains Nelles. One benefit that is also welcomed by Hanover’s Mayor Stefan Schostok: “The approach that Continental is taking is exactly right and fits in perfectly with our strategy. If truck journeys can be coordinated effectively so that half-

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full cargo and empty runs are avoided, this is an enormous relief for everyone. The challenge of reducing emissions in traffic requires intelligent, coordinated concepts and the commitment of all companies and individuals in Hanover. We are tackling this issue on many fronts. I therefore welcome Continental’s investment.” The logistics for surface materials will initially start at the end of 2018 and for drive belts at the start of 2019. In the future, around 160 jobs – to be filled internally by Continental – will be based at the new site.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: ContiTech AG Jochen Vennemann External Communications Manager ContiTech Phone: +49 511 938 18024 E-mail: jochen.vennemann@contitech.de

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ContiNENTAL: Road Trip for a Bridge

• Oversize loads require special trailers and transport modules • Continental air springs and hose systems in operational globally for transporting extreme loads

An 18-axle heavy-duty combination with three modules brought 700-tonnes bridge piers to its destination on La Réunion. The combination consists of three modules connected by hydraulic couplings and piping systems from Continental. (Photo: Goldhofer AG)

The long flatbed is empty at the moment, but the concentration is clearly etched in the truck driver’s face. He’s negotiating a 1,100-kilometer route from the Canadian coastal town of Stewart right across the green mountains of western Canada. The journey, via narrow mountain roads and over passes with extreme gradients, is part of the meticulous year-long planning for one of the region’s most spectacular transport projects: Turbines and rotor blades of this size have never before been transported through British Columbia, which is why the province’s Transport Ministry demands a dummy run Following this thorough preparation, the actual transport – for which the local logistics company is using a number of Goldhofer air-sprung flatbed semitrailers – then takes place a short time later. The company, based in the Bavarian town of Memmingen, is one of the world’s largest suppliers of semitrailers and heavy haulage modules that are often custom-manufactured for the particular job involved in transporting extremely heavy and/or long payloads. The flatbed semitrailer was lengthened using three extendable telescopic units to accommodate the 60-meter-long rotor blades.

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A long journey on air springs “You can imagine the forces acting on the air springs, especially when transporting huge loads,” says HansJörg Reinecke, key account manager in the field of original-equipment air springs for commercial vehicles at Continental. After all, the European version of the flatbed semitrailer can carry a maximum payload of 56 tonnes with up to 12 tonnes per axle. Accordingly, axle manufacturers fitted their products out with leaf springs for a long time, though these are used only rarely nowadays for semitrailers. Manufacturers such as Continental have long since developed effective alternatives. “Leaf springs also require more space and

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NEWS & REPORTS The bucket wheel excavator, which was moved in Colombia by two parallel heavy-duty combinations operated in parallel, weighs 1,200 tonnes. Each combination consists of three modules connected by Continental‘s hydraulic couplings and piping systems. (Photo: Goldhofer AG)

therefore increase the axle center distances. That can be an issue in the case of an oversize load convoy on narrow roads,” says Reinecke. Another advantage of air springs is the ability to raise or lower individual axles, known as lift axles, of the semitrailer, which is common practice in order to vary tire wear, axle pressure and thus road holding and fuel consumption. “Raising the lift axle reduces tire wear, while also mitigating the impact on the environment and costs,” says Reinecke, citing one example of the benefits.

engineers and produces in every conceivable variation. Depending on the configuration of the modules into heavyduty combinations, payloads ranging from 50 to more than 15,000 tonnes can be moved. In Colombia, for example, two heavy-duty combinations each comprising three modules were operated in parallel with a total of 32 axles to move a 1,200-tonnes bucket wheel excavator. It took four days to cover the mountainous 32-kilometer route, which included gradients

Tough hoses for heavy loads Yet wind turbines and rotors are comparatively lightweight freight. When it comes to transporting large transformers, excavators or entire bridge sections, heavy-duty modules are required, which Goldhofer

For the transport of wind turbines through the mountains of Western Canada, flatbed semitrailers with air springs from Continental are used. (Photo: Goldhofer AG)

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NEWS & REPORTS This semi-trailer from the Goldhofer AG is especially suitable for the transport of wind turbine components. It is equipped with air springs from Continental. (Photo: Goldhofer AG)

of up to five percent. An 18-axle heavy-duty combination of the same type took to the road to transport 36 bridge piers, each weighing 700 tonnes, to their destination for the new coastal road on the island of La Réunion. A 1+1/2 system was used for the combination of three heavy-duty modules. That means that a half module was attached to each of two heavy-duty modules to make the flatbed wide enough. “When selecting the axle combination, our customers focus primarily on the permissible axle loads, turning circles and ground pressures along the planned route to ensure the load arrives safely,” says Rainer Auerbacher, senior vice president for sales in Goldhofer’s Transport Technology division. “The modules themselves are connected to each other using hydraulic couplings that Continental supplies for the type PST/SL together with the line system,” adds Dieter Klüschen, the responsible key account manager. “The systems are already prefilled so that the air does not first have to be vented for fitting.” And time is a valuable commodity.

Continental Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic, and transportation. In 2017, Continental generated sales of €44 billion and currently employs more than 240,000 people in 61 countries.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: ContiTech AG Jochen Vennemann Manager External Communications ContiTech AG Phone: +49 511 938-18024 E-mail: jochen.vennemann@contitech.de

An 18-axle heavy-duty combination with three modules brought 700-tonnes bridge piers to its destination on La Réunion. The combination consists of three modules connected by hydraulic couplings and piping systems from Continental. (Poto: Goldhofer AG)

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NEWS & REPORTS MB S.p.A.

How to optimze traditional crushers in reclaiming plants

The ideal fleet complement for big sites, like this one, has been identified in the MBS18 screening bucket to process limestone with a Caterpillar 336D (Photo: MB)

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way to optimize traditional crushers in reclaiming plants, is to introduce uniform material, step easily achieved by using the output material coming directly from MB crusher buckets and MB screening buckets.

MB-S18 screening bucket Mexico - when there is huge extensions in the quarry it is necessary to have agile systems. The ideal fleet complement for big sites, like this one, has been identified in the MB-S18 screening bucket to process limestone with a Caterpillar 336D. By sifting the material before, not only hourly production rate increases but also, by using the excavator hydraulic supply, impact on costs has been minimized. Modern quarries management has often problem with logistics, as to reach the fixed plant to process material, requires many trips. MB units offers the key solution with the plug and work flexibility provided by its attachments. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: The ideal fleet complement for big sites, like this one, has been identified in the MB-S18 screening bucket to process limestone with a Caterpillar 336D (Photo: MB)

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MB S.p.A. Via Astico,n° 30/A | 36030 Fara Vicentino (VI) - Italy Tel: +39 0445 308148 | Fax: +39 0445 308179 Web: www.mbcrusher.come

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MB-R500, THE ALL-ROUND DRUM CUTTER

MB Crusher launched the new mini excavator drum cutter at Intermat (Photo: MB)

MB Crusher launched the new mini excavator drum cutter at Intermat. Turn mini excavators and skid loaders into real milling machines. The brand new MB-R500 is the latest addition to the MB Crusher product range, which was launched during its world premiere at Intermat in Paris. It is easy to use and makes work on different sites more practical. The new MB-R500 grinds particularly resistant and tough materials, such as fragmented rocks. But it can also work on soft materials, such as asphalt, and perform excavation tasks with extreme precision. It digs the trenches necessary for utility work and it restores river and stream banks efficiently and productively. The new MB-R500 simplifies excavation operations for new construction projects, especially in areas where the subsoil is particularly resistant.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: MB S.p.A. Via Astico,n° 30/A 36030 Fara Vicentino (VI) - Italy Tel: +39 0445 308148 Fax: +39 0445 308179 Web: www.mbcrusher.come

MB Crusher launched the new mini excavator drum cutter at Intermat (Photo: MB)

Works effortlessly in city centers, where vibrations and noises must be restrained. The MB-R500 can be used underwater and it is essential for road work, where space is limited and material can be recovered and reused. This way it is no longer necessary to dispose of the asphalt scrap resulting from excavations.

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NEWS & REPORTS Thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp expands service network in Brazil

thyssenkrupp expands service network in Brazil (Photo: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG)

• New service center opened in Carajás • Service offering for the South American mining industry widened • Investment supports expansion of service business in plant engineering In April 2018 thyssenkrupp opened a new service center for the mining industry in Parauapebas, Brazil, marking a further step in the expansion of the Industrial Solutions business area’s global network. Covering an area of around 11,500 square meters, the service center provides a full range of on-site services, maintenance and repair services tailored to the needs of the big mining complexes in Carajás. The region boasts the richest known reserves of iron ore in the world, estimated at some 18 billion tons. Dr. Donald Weir, CEO of the Service business unit of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions: “As a reliable local partner to our customers worldwide, we want to offer the best possible services. For this we combine global knowledge with local expertise and speed. Our new center in Carajás will bring us even closer to our customers and some of their biggest and newest facilities. As part of a global network, the site will profit from the transfer of knowledge and experience and deliver high-quality, innovative services. This enables us to even better meet our customers‘ increasing demand for services throughout the entire plant life cycle.”

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Supplementing the established site in Santa Luzia, the new center will initially build a local team of experts specializing in on-site services such as inspections, shutdown management, and emergency assistance in the event of equipment failure. In the future its offering will also include the local manufacture and servicing of wear and spare parts for the mining industry. For this the site on completion will boast modern manufacturing machinery and powerful lifting equipment. The new service center is to be fully ramped up by July 2018. The two centers in Santa Luzia and Carajás provide services for machinery and equipment made by both thyssenkrupp and other manufacturers.

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NEWS & REPORTS Strengthening of regional presence and customer focus Paulo Alvarenga, CEO of the Regional Headquarters South America: “Fast response times are a key success factor in the service sector. So we’re moving ever closer to our customers by further expanding our local teams and structures. South America and particularly Brazil is an attractive growth market for us. With a large number of mining machines and facilities installed in the region, we have a good basis for our service business.” Torsten Gerlach, CEO of the Mining Technologies business unit of thyssenkrupp Industrial solutions: “For our mining business, the new service center is a significant milestone in further intensifying the successful partnership with our customers in the region.” With the expansion of its service offering in South America, thyssenkrupp is continuing its strategy of increasing the share of service in its plant engineering business and positioning itself globally as a leading partner to customers in different industries. The service portfolio encompasses spare and wear parts management and supply, on-site and workshop services, complex plant expansions and modernizations as well as plant operation and maintenance.

About thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions: Industrial Solutions is a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems. Based on more than 200 years of experience we supply tailored, turnkey plants and components for customers in the chemical, fertilizer, cement, mining and steel industries. As a system partner to the automotive, aerospace and naval sectors we develop highly specialized solutions to meet the individual requirements of our customers. More than 21,000 employees at over 100 locations form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency. More information at: www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com

About thyssenkrupp thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Around 158,000 employees in nearly 79 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2016/2017 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €41.5 billion. More information at: www. thyssenkrupp.com

thyssenkrupp expands service network in Brazil (Photo: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG)

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG thyssenkrupp Allee 1 45143 Essen T: +49 201 844-0 Isabel Reinhardt External Communications T: +49 201 844 - 535472 isabel.reinhardt2@thyssenkrupp.com

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NEWS & REPORTS BAUER Maschinen GmbH

About complex construction projects, innovations and digitization within specialist foundation engineering: the „Schrobenhausener Tage“ symposium at Bauer

It wasn‘t only the approximately 80 international visitors (pictured) who used the opportunity to get a closer look at the equipment presented at the previous BAUER Maschinen Group in-house exhibition. (Photo: BAUER Gruppe)

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chrobenhausen, Germany – The event has a long history: for exactly 30 years, BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH has been hosting its „Schrobenhausener Tage“ symposium in the conference center in Schrobenhausen. Around 340 visitors, mainly from the construction sector and research institutes accepted the invitation for the end of April 2018. This year, some 80 guests from overseas also participated. An interesting mix of exciting lectures on unusual and complex construction projects and innovations in specialist foundation engineering awaited the audience.

The visitors were welcomed to the international part of the symposium by Arnulf Christa, Chairman of the Management Board of Bauer Spezialtiefbau, Prof. Thomas Bauer, CEO of BAUER AG, and Hans-Joachim Bliss, for several years Managing Director of BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH. The latter conducted the program of the international event, which was held in English. With a total of 21 nationalities, the visitors came from Europe, the Middle and Far East, the USA and Canada. The lectures focused on large infrastructural building works such as the Hong Kong-Macao bridge, the tunnel construction under the Suez Canal in Egypt or the Ampang Park underground station in Kuala Lumpur. Furthermore, the Diavik diamond mine projects in Northern Canada, a polyhalite mine in England, the Punta Catalina coal-fired power plant in the Dominican Republic and a luxury resort in Montenegro were presented. In his closing lecture, Managing Director

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Florian Bauer provided an insight into the fields of innovation and digitization at Bauer. On the second day, Walter Haus and Arnulf Christa welcomed many visitors to the symposium for the Germanspeakers. Walter Haus, long-serving Managing Director of Bauer Spezialtiefbau conducted the program for the last time. The day kicked off with lectures on projects in Germany, all of which have faced unique challenges in specialist foundation engineering such as in Munich where, under the six-lane ‘Altstadtring’ ring road, a multistory underground car park is under construction, all while the traffic roares overhead. In this talk, and one on the Kö-Bogen II project in Dusseldorf, the clients were co-speakers. As well as the challenges that had been overcome without a hitch, they also emphasized the good and business-like collaboration with Bauer employees.

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NEWS & REPORTS Other topics included an excavation pit integrating an existing structure section in Stuttgart and a landfill encapsulation project in Bad Duerkheim (near Frankfurt am Main) for which a new construction material was developed. The second block of lectures focusing on innovations started by looking back on the invention of the Bauer anchor sixty years ago. Presentations on the introduction of the double head technology, digitization and BIM as well as on a foundation concept in marine clay, an extremely difficult subsoil to process in the Chiemgau in South Germany followed. Guest speaker Prof. Dr. Roberto Cudmani from the Technical University of Munich completed the cast of lecturers. Three international projects were then presented: the Corniche Tower in Abu Dhabi, the installation of shafts for a large-scale mine in England where polyhalite – an organic fertilizer – is to be extracted, and the construction of the Ismailia tunnel under the Suez Canal where a newly developed soil freezing method has been deployed, as the external contributor Michael Loeffler reported. In the evening the national and international visitors had the opportunity to listen to a talk from Thomas Bauer. A simultaneous translator was employed for the task and the non-German speaking audience members were given headsets. In his speech, the Chairman of the Management Board discussed corporate culture in general and the lived Bauer culture in particular, „because, the bigger the company, the more important it is to actively shape the company culture.“

BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH has been hosting their renowned symposium for exactly 30 years. Along side the technical talks on national and international projects, innovations and digitization in specialist foundation engineering, the 420 participants learned something about the Bauer culture which Prof. Thomas Bauer examined in more detail in his evening lecture. (Photo: BAUER Gruppe)

About BAUER Spezialtiefbau Gruppe BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH, the original parent company of the BAUER Group, has been a major driving force in the development of specialist foundation engineering. It carries out all of the customary processes of foundation engineering, primarily for excavation pits, foundations, cut-off walls and ground improvements on a worldwide basis. In doing so, BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH works closely together with their over 50 subsidiaries and branches across the globe. Regional networks around the world allow for the quick and flexible application of machines, teams and expertise. Bauer Spezialtiefbau offers their customers individual, creative and economical specialist foundation engineering solutions for demanding construction projects, from planning through to execution. More at bst.bauer.de About Bauer The BAUER Group is a leading provider of services, equipment and products dealing with ground and groundwater. With over 110 subsidiaries, Bauer can rely on a worldwide network on all continents. The Group’s operations are divided into three forward-looking segments with high synergy potential: Construction, Equipment and Resources. Bauer profits enormously from the collaboration of its three business segments, enabling the Group to position itself as an innovative, highly specialized provider of products and services for demanding projects in specialist foundation engineering and related markets. Bauer therefore offers suitable solutions to the world’s greatest challenges , such as urbanization, the growing infrastructure needs, the environment, as well as water, oil and gas. The BAUER Group was founded in 1790 and is based in Schrobenhausen, Bavaria. In 2017, it employed about 11,000 people in around 70 countries and achieved total Group revenues of EUR 1.8 billion. BAUER Aktiengesellschaft is listed in the Prime Standard of the German Stock Exchange. More information can be found at www.bauer.de.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Ruth Wallner BAUER Aktiengesellschaft BAUER-Straße 1 86529 Schrobenhausen Tel.: +49 8252 97-1844 public.relations@bauer.de www.bauer.de

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NEWS & REPORTS BAUER Maschinen GmbH

Compact, flexible, and efficient: the new BAUER BG 15 H ValueLine

With a transport width of just 2.5 meters, this system is unique throughout the world. (Photo: BAUER Gruppe)

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chrobenhausen, Germany – With the completely redesigned BAUER BG 15 H, Bauer Maschinen GmbH is breaking new ground in the ValueLine. This state-of-the-art innovation specifically fulfills the requirements of a highly functional and cost-effective machine in the small drilling rig segment and also scores with extremely compact transport dimensions. Increased efficiency, increased mobility, increased flexibility, increased comfort – the BAUER BG 15 H is a clear statement of functionality and, at the same time, offers all the advantages needed to face the challenges of small construction sites.

With the new generation of drilling rigs, Bauer also continues to rely on the 186 kW Caterpillar diesel engines for strong performance and low fuel consumption. The optimally adjusted hydraulic system has already proved itself in practical deployment with its “big-sister-rig” BAUER BG 26 and has a direct impact on fuel consumption. This provides the BG 15 H with high levels of efficiency during daily drilling operations. A potential drilling depth of up to 21 meters in single-layer winch operation significantly reduces wear. And even with up to 4 meter long drill strings during cased Kelly drilling, the innovation from Bauer makes a giant leap forward in terms of efficiency.

The new BAUER BG 15 H specifically fulfills the requirements of a highly functional and cost-effective machine in the small drilling rig segment. The completely redesigned and remanufactured BT 50 base carrier includes an integrated service platform (Photo: BAUER Gruppe)

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NEWS & REPORTS Thanks to the new operating concept, all essential work functions can be controlled via joystick. (Photo: BAUER Gruppe)

About BAUER Spezialtiefbau Gruppe

The BAUER BG 15 H is available in two different configurations and is, therefore, extremely flexible and versatile. The standard model, for example, not only offers a drilling depth of 32 meters but also the option of “drilling under the mast.” In addition, the “upgraded version” provides customers with the option of a drilling depth of up to 44 meters and the CFA drilling process. An absolute highlight is the BT 50 base carrier, completely redesigned and re-manufactured by Bauer, which now offers a whole range of benefits even for small machines. The integrated service platform allows easy access to all maintenance and service points in the uppercarriage and, at the same time, meets the highest standards in terms of occupational safety. Combined with a transport width of just 2.5 meters, this system is unique throughout the world. Other key areas of redesign focus on operator comfort. Thanks to the new operating concept, all essential work functions can be controlled via joystick. Displays, operational controls and the air-sprung operator seat form an ergonomic unit. But the BG 15 H also brings a new level of comfort to servicing: a deep center tunnel guarantees a transport height of just 3.3 meters and also serves as a service tunnel. This means that all maintenance and service points can be accessed conveniently from both sides.

BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH, the original parent company of the BAUER Group, has been a major driving force in the development of specialist foundation engineering. It carries out all of the customary processes of foundation engineering, primarily for excavation pits, foundations, cut-off walls and ground improvements on a worldwide basis. In doing so, BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH works closely together with their over 50 subsidiaries and branches across the globe. Regional networks around the world allow for the quick and flexible application of machines, teams and expertise. Bauer Spezialtiefbau offers their customers individual, creative and economical specialist foundation engineering solutions for demanding construction projects, from planning through to execution. More at bst.bauer.de About Bauer The BAUER Group is a leading provider of services, equipment and products dealing with ground and groundwater. With over 110 subsidiaries, Bauer can rely on a worldwide network on all continents. The Group’s operations are divided into three forward-looking segments with high synergy potential: Construction, Equipment and Resources. Bauer profits enormously from the collaboration of its three business segments, enabling the Group to position itself as an innovative, highly specialized provider of products and services for demanding projects in specialist foundation engineering and related markets. Bauer therefore offers suitable solutions to the world’s greatest challenges , such as urbanization, the growing infrastructure needs, the environment, as well as water, oil and gas. The BAUER Group was founded in 1790 and is based in Schrobenhausen, Bavaria. In 2017, it employed about 11,000 people in around 70 countries and achieved total Group revenues of EUR 1.8 billion. BAUER Aktiengesellschaft is listed in the Prime Standard of the German Stock Exchange. More information can be found at www.bauer.de.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Ruth Wallner BAUER Aktiengesellschaft BAUER-Straße 1 86529 Schrobenhausen Tel.: +49 8252 97-1844 public.relations@bauer.de www.bauer.de

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