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The Launch of Shoox

p. 64-65


Simex from Italy:

A New Crushing Bucket Solution pages: 70

“CONCRUSSIA” Russias biggest concrete cutting project done by its biggest concrete cutting contractor, Olvex

pages: 12-16 Bauma 2007 Show Issue

“Everything You need to know” pages: 18-58 The DustBoss Solution:

End of Dust! pages: 68-69

BAUMA SHOWISSUE 3008/2007: Medium & Heavy Duty Breakers page: 61-62


FR 100N: 11.500 kg fitted on 85 ton excavator.

FR 50ND: 5.200 kg working in Udine, Italy.

FR 70ND: 7.300 kg nearly 200 tons of strength in the jaws.

HC 60: 6.500 kg working in Poland.

CS 70RS: 7.200 kg cutting scrap materials in Sweden.

“We create monsters!” “But useful ones for truly heavy demolition and recycling purposes”. Trevi Benne is a devoted and specialiced manufacturer of demolition and recycling equipment for excavators from 50 to 150 t. The international demolition and recycling industries has during the last years seen a clear change towards bigger and heavier attachments for more powerful and effcient handling. Trevi Benne has during the last five years developed a strong production method to meet these needs delivering crushers, pulverisers and scrap shear from 5 to 12 tons to user all over the world. HC 100: 11.000 kg primary demolition with 2,000 mm jaw opening.

Hydraulic Jaws HC Series The HC primary hydraulic jaws was created for the most delicate and precise demolitions, permits the operator to move with agility in the destruction of reinforced cement structures and in the removal of materials even of a considerable height; at the same time, the profile of the claws, piloted by a double cylinder and equipped with shears for cutting iron and a reinforced concrete rod inside the framework, allows for operating without any problems, even when the structures in are strongly hard. Just three key words to define the major strong points of the HC Series: powerful, because it is equipped with cylinders that guarantee exceptional gripping power in a short time; compact, because it was designed for delicate demolitions characterized by very tight moving spaces, where it is fundamental to guarantee an optimal visibility for the operator, and therefore absolute safety; fast, because it is equipped with continuous hydraulic rotation that greatly reduces the necessity for maneuvers, and therefore reduces the time needed to move the machine. Rotating Hydraulic Pulverizer FR Series The possibility to execute the two distinct phases of demolition (primary and secondary) with only one machine is the dream of every professional working in this sector: to be able to utilize a single excavator, without having to substitute the equipment, guarantees important economic advantages and noticeably reduces the demolition time. This is the difficult problem that was resolved by Trevi Benne, with the FR Series rotating hydraulic pulverizer, a hybrid product that allows the operator to tackle both phases of

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demolition with one machine, thanks to its unique characteristics. The continuous hydraulic rotation allows for perfect jaws functioning, thanks to the possibility of reducing movements to a minimum, and therefore working with a high level of precision; the ample configuration of the jaws used on this model, typical of standard demolition model, and the presence of two inter-changeable and reversible blades for iron cutting in the framework, permit the FR Series to operate as a crusher with the same efficiency. Marilyn Hydraulic Shears CS Series Designed for modern industrial demolition sites that require significant cutting strength at considerable heights and for scrap metal and iron or similar material recycling professionals. Structural and aesthetic improvements have been introduced in the latest versions, seeking to offer an increasingly reliable piece of equipment that caters for the needs of the client/user. In order to help cutting the material at the top, the shape of the interchangeable tip blade has been amended, the dimensions of the guide blade have been increased, the cylinder has been installed in a backward position so as to provide total protection for the shaft and protection has been created for the blade screw holes so as to prevent wear. The design of the mouth and the positioning of the blades make it possible to obtain linear, clean cuts in the scrap metal, meaning that loading operations can be simplified and thus reducing handling and transport costs. For further technical info about demolition, recycling and earthmoving attachments go to

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Sandvik unveil backhoe loader hammers at Bauma New NPK breakers to be launched at BAUMA

42 New pulverizer Atlas Copco Improved GSH B-series Orange Peel Grapples Cat’s New H35Ds hydraulic hammer

43 Sandvik improves Ramona, a system to help minimize downtime Wide body for wide crushing New rotating secondary crusher from Furukawa

66 New Atlas Copco multi grapples

P&V news at Bauma

70 Darda concrete crusher and Brokk robot succed together

Diamond Tools

67 Diamond tools from Korea Associations News

72 EDA annual conference in Bilbao, Spain

BAUMA NEWS 18 Cheers Bauma New Floor Grinding Equipment 22 SB-Crystal for high gloss polishing from Schwamborn Remote controlled grinder from Scanmaskin

24 More innovations from HTC Sweden 26 HTC’s new concrete colouring technique Husqvarna acquires King Concepts

New Concrete Cutting Equipment 28 New-technology boost for Nimbus product range Bauma launch for HSX 350

29 Massive news flow from Tyrolit 30 New intelligent floor saws from Husqvarna Diatip for retipping saw blades New pre-cutting blade from Tyrolit

31 The new Tyrolit WX-15 high cycle wall saw 32 New diamond coring system from Hilti 34 Diamond blades with more

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New Demolition & Recycling Equipment 40 Five scoops from Demarec

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38 New Husqvarna K 650 Cut-n-Break Compact wire saw from Tractive More news from Core Powertools

44 Indeco’s latest “baby” to be revealed Bauma 6 new breakes from Tabe New breaker range from Komatsu

45 Two new breakers from Atlas Copco 46 New working tools for light and heavy duty hydraulic breakers Ingersoll Rand expands demolition & recycling attachments Stanley LaBounty’s new MSD Saber-Lube Series

New excavation and Loading Equipment 47 15 new excavators from JCB AUSA’s new D 900AP dumper Cat to display more than 60 machines at bauma 2007 Major upgrade of JCB robots

48 New sideshift backhoes for Bobcat loaders New midi excavators from Komatsu New Bobcat mini excavators

50 New Bobcat skid-steer loader Caterpillars new material handlers

52 Volvo’s new C Series excavators New Atlas Copco Hydraulic Compactors

54 Komatsu’s new 19t wheel loader New brand remote controlled demolition robots from Finland Sandvik at Bauma Bauma launch for new Conjet Robot 364

New Mobile Recycling & Screening Equipment 56 Rubble Master sets standards at BAUMA 57 Guidetti shows latest development at Bauma Extec to launch three new products at Bauma

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“See you at Bauma 2007” Dear Reader, This issue of PDi is the biggest ever with 80 pages and a little unusual as it is dominated by new equipment and tools for concrete cutting, floor grinding, demolition and recycling that will be introduced at the forthcoming construction machinery show Bauma in Germany. PDi has dedicated 27 pages of this issue to the show, but still we are only able to cover some of the new products to be launched. This is partly due to space limitations and partly due to several manufacturers preferring to keep their new products under wraps until the show In addition to our Bauma coverage there are also a number of other interesting job reports. The Russian concrete cutting contractor Olvex has provided two inte-

Words from O’Brien

Associations and contractors change with the times The world is changing and the pace only

sample forms and worksheets, a Job Safety

continues to accelerate. So it is not surprising

Analysis (JSA) form, logos, artwork and more.

that cutting contractors have changed the way

Members can even access cutting-specific

they do business and that associations ser-

training programs for operators through a

ving its members have evolved and changed

new online training feature of the website.

with the times.

If an owner of a cutting company is at

resting case stories and one of them is the company’s contribution to IACDS

No long ago, a member of any one of

home and is preparing for a safety meeting

Diamond Award. The winner will be announced at Bauma on Thursday, 26 of

the IACDS member associations would have

the next day, the website allows immediate

April, 2:00 pm, near the stand of the German Concrete Cutting Association. Don’t

received much of their information via mail

access to a library of TST’s he or she can

miss this if you are attending Bauma that day.

(now called snail mail). While this method of

choose for discussion the following day. Or

Another interesting story came out of PDi’s visit to Atlas Copco in Essen.

informing members of new developments in

maybe an owner needs to follow-up with a

During the last couple of years Atlas Copco has strengthened its position in the

the industry and services offered by the as-

customer and is able to send a specification,

medium and heavy hydraulic breaker sector. During 2006 they produced around

sociation they belonged to was the norm, it

standard or tolerance documents

3,000 medium and heavy breakers and this year the target is 3800. I believe Atlas

is largely being replaced by other methods

immediately. Or cutters can log on to the fo-

Copco is currently producing well over 10,000 breakers a year, including the light

to keep members informed.

rums and ask the cutting community about

range. We also include a feature on a relatively unknown French manufacturer Samedia. The company is strong in France, but is now aiming for a larger market share throughout Europe with the by launch of their new dry cutting diamond tool range Shoxx. Some issues ago we featured the US manufacturer Dust Control Technology and their outdoor dust extraction system Dustboss. After that article numerous readers contacted us from the European market showing considerable interest and

The rapid spread of the Internet and email

the way to approach a job so they can learn

has forever changed the world and the busi-

from the collective knowledge base of this

ness of cutting contractors as well. Much of

experienced community.

the regular communication with members is

Over the past five years the way

now carried out through email and vibrant

contractors register for attending major

websites allows access of information to

industry events has also changed. The annual

everyone on an as-needed basis.

World of Concrete show in the United States

requesting further information. In response to that interest we are including in

While conventional mailings have not

drew a record crowd of 91,628 in 2007

this issue three short case stories describing the efficiency of DustBoss in demolition

been eliminated, the use of targeted emails

and over 97% registered to attend online.

and recycling applications. DustBoss has been well known in the US for 26 years,

to members and prospects have allowed the

Five years ago, this number would have been

but is little known in Europe.

dissemination of a far greater amount of

closer to 50% with faxing the preferred

Finally I would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to the PDi Stand 507

material and in a far more timely manner. Even

registration method back then. It is apparent

in hall A1 at Bauma, where the majority of our staff will be on hand to greet you. We

the fax machine has become a casualty to

that contractors have embraced the Internet

will of course be searching the stands for news of new products for inclusion in future

the efficiency of email. Emails with links and

in a very short period of time and now look

issues of the magazine. If we are not at the stand please call us on +46 70 585 1824.

attached files can convey much more infor-

upon this method as the primary one for

This issue will be available at our stand as well as on the international publication stand

mation than any regular mail system. Plus the

making travel plans and registering for trade

near the main entrance of the show. See you at Bauma.

ease of using such a system allows the dis-


Correction from previous editorial

groups who need the specific information.

Things have changed so quickly that one wonders what the future business

In issue 1-2007 one sentence in my

But while the email system has many

environment will be like in the next five years.

editorial came out wrong for some strange

advantages, websites offer far greater access

The rapid adoption of the Internet by cutting

reason. I was writing that “we have not

to an enormous amount of information to

contractors can only lead to the conclusion

been covering the concrete grinding sector

serve the needs of particular members. For

that whatever the future may be, cutting

for years”. This is obviously complete

instance, a member of CSDA a member can

contractors will be at the forefront leading

wrong. Concrete grinding is something we

login and have immediate access to standards

the change.

cover, and like to cover, in each issue of

and specifications, tolerances, best practices,

this magazine.

Toolbox Safety Tips (TST), CSDA News, Jan Hermansson Editor-in-Chief


semination of more information to targeted

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meeting minutes, roundtable proceedings,

Best regards Patrick O’Brien President IACDS

Komatsu expands undercarriage factory Komatsu has opened a new extension to its dedicated undercarriage manufacturing facility Komatsu Undercarriage Indonesia, which produces undercarriage components for Komatsu OEM and, increasingly, for the after-sales market. The expansion significantly increases its capacity, doubling factory space to 9600 m2 and increasing the workforce by over 25%. KUI was originally established in November 2000. It began producing link assemblies in April 2001 and has consistently expanded capacity and range of component types manufactured. Its current range includes track link assemblies, rollers, idlers and sprockets with an annual capacity of 12,000 link assemblies and over 160,000 rollers. In February 2006, KUI produced its 20,000th link assembly. Manufacturing Komatsu Genuine Undercarriage components for bulldozers and excavators, KUI has developed a strong reputation for high quality. This reputation is due to stateof-the-art production facilities and rigorous quality assurance procedures. Moreover, all parts are individually marked to ensure complete traceability throughout the supply chain, maximising customers’ peace of mind. Komatsu Forging is located immediately adjacent to KUI and employs 550 people. It forges, heat-treats and machines the link, the main component of the link assembly, for KUI and other Komatsu production facilities.

announced that VDMA with its waste disposal and recycling technology department, is now the conceptual sponsor of the demonstration trade fair for recycling machines and systems, taking place from 5th to 7th September 2007 at the Karlsruhe/Baden Baden airport. Dr. Friedhelm Rese, trade fair director and Geoplan proprietor, is pleased because this partnership means that besides the associations of operating companies (BDSV, BVSE, BRB etc.), recycling aktiv 2007 is now supported by the largest German association of engineering companies. ”This new partnership closes the circle between trade fair organisers, operating companies of disposal and recycling sites as well as suppliers and manufacturers of recycling machines.” Dr. Markus Heering, deputy managing director Dr. Markus Heering, deputy managing director of the thermo process and waste treatment technology department at VDMA: ”The new demonstration trade fair recycling aktiv 2007 will offer a new, goal-oriented platform. We recommend that our members become actively involved.”

VDMA and Geoplan cooperate at new demo trade fair VDMA (German Machinery and Plant Manufacturers Association) and Geoplan GmbH, the Recycling Aktiv event organiser, have just


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of the thermo process and waste treatment technology department at VDMA: ”VDMA’s waste treatment and recycling technology department coordinates the manufacturers of machines and systems from the recycling and waste treatment industry. After a detailed analysis we believe that presenting recycling aktiv 2007 hands on and live incorporating its concept, machines and systems will offer a new, goal-oriented platform for our members. In addition to our many diverse in-house events we are keen to support the new demonstration trade fair and recommend that members become actively involved.

Red Dot 2007 for RM100 Following the Design Prize 2007 for the RUBBLE MASTER Compact Recycler RM70 and the BBB Bautechnik Award 2007 for the RM80, another crusher from the internationally successful RUBBLE MASTER range will soon be receiving a highly acclaimed award. The red dot is one of the oldest and most

prestigious awards, and also the international seal of quality in design. With almost 6,000 entries from 52 countries the red dot design award is extremely sought after. Design experts in recognition of outstanding product design, communication design and design quality award the red dot annually. The jury bases its decision on criteria such as innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics, the instant recognition of a product and its ecological compatibility. ”Promoting and celebrating people with design visions!” is the motto of the North Rhine-Westphalia Design Centre who initiated this award 50 years ago. HMH/RUBBLE MASTER and designer Norbert Grasberger of Freiform are delighted at the red dot for the RUBBLE MASTER Compact Recycler RM100. The awards ceremony is to take place on 25 June 2007 at the Aalto Theatre in Essen, followed by the ”Designers’ Night of the red dot award” in the red dot design museum in the former boiler house of the Zollverein Mine. This will also be the location of the special exhibition of the award-winning products ”Design on stage - winners red dot award: product design 2007” from 26 June to 23 July 2007.

“Concrussia” a combined name discribing the fastest growing nation in Europe, Russia. Anyway in terms of new buildings in concrete. Olvex, Russia’s undoubtedly biggest concrete cutting contractor is now involved in Russia’s and maybe Europe’s biggest diamond sawing job. RUSSIA’S MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL Business Centre is currently one of the largest investment and construction project in Europe, with a current value of $12 billion. The project, known as the Moscow Manhattan, is being built on a 60hectare site at Krasnopresnenskaya embankment and encompasses 15 high-rise towers housing office, trading and hotel premises, with a total area of 2.5Mm2. Perhaps the most striking tower is the one known as Federation with a height of 354m, and 448 m with the steeple. Once operational, Federation will be the tallest building in Europe.

Enka & Olvex It was the project’s location and investment intensity that precipitated changes to the original design of indoor aqua park and office and hotel facilities to be constructed on plot No 4. The updated design, with a higher number of floors, called for substantial reinforcement of the foundations, requiring diamond sawing which was the only viable option. The General Contractor ENKA based in Turkey chose diamond sawing contractor ZAO Olvex based in St. Petersburg and specializing in solving complex demolition tasks.


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Phase I: Wire sawing of the building’s heavily reinforced walls The job started in spring 2006 and involved three phases. The first phase involved wire sawing of the building’s new and heavily reinforced walls. Olvex had to demolish building’s walls by cutting them off at the bottom of the aqua park’s pool. The major challenge was that the walls, some up to 5 m thick and 7 m high, contained a high percentage of mesh fabric, with wire diameter 32-36 mm and pitch 100 mm, which occasionally reached a level of 12 % of cut surface. The walls were wire sawed from the foundation slab and side walls and further cut into 6-8 m3 blocks weighing up to 20 t. Given an extreme lack of working space, operators had to run Cedima wire saws CSA-1001 with a wire storage capacity of up to 21 m. A ramp was built to haul the cut blocks from the pool and a 300 t crane was used to lift out the blocks for transport off site. There were 196 blocks with a total weight of 2,700 t.

Phase II: Making openings in the pool’s bottom The second phase required the making of openings in the pool’s bottom. At this stage, 280 openings measuring 1.4 m by1.4 m were cut to a depth of 1.5 m, along with a few complex-shaped holes, in the 97 m by 50 m and 1.8 m deep in the pool bottom foundation slab. The job could only be performed using plunge wire sawing, which prevented weakening of the foundation slab.

ground drilling-out and installing 1.2 m diameter reinforced concrete piles into the holes to a depth of 30 m. The situation was further exacerbated by the need to pump water out of the 250 mm holes housing columns for wire sawing and in these conditions it took a lot of time to start up the wire sawing systems. To meet the programme, operators had to run up to 10 sets of wire saws, with a volume of the wire sawing totalling to 2,700 m3.

Phase III: Demolition of the nearby building Illustration over the difficult cuts in the bottom of the pool.

A Cedima wire saw in the foreground.

Olvex cut through three sides of the opening with wire saws, with the fourth being stitch-drilled with 130 mm diameter, 1.5 m deep holes. On completion concrete breakers where used to push the block horizontally. Also 250 mm holes for plunge columns were cored with a set of 50, 100, 150 and 200 cm long drill bits to a depth of 1.8 m. For this job operators used Cedima and Hilti hydraulic and electric drilling systems. This method enabled operators to tear a 1.5 m high block out of a 300mm waterproof substrate for the subsequent loading and disposal operation. The major challenge was that the concrete cutting was being carried out simultaneously with the block disposal,

The “pool cut” seen from the side.

Rebars, rebars, rebars...


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The third phase involved the demolition of a 30 m high, 6 m wide and 89 m long part of the building adjacent to the pool with a foundation. The building’s slabs and walls were 200 mm to 600 mm thick, with columns measuring 500 mm by 800 mm in cross section. A total volume of the foundation beneath this part of the building was 1,300 m3; with its thickness about 2.5 m. Plunge columns 3 m long were made to allow the wire sawing of a substantial part of the foundation. Operators had to remove this part of the foundation without damaging the remainder, which was strengthened by cutting a 800mm wide, 100m long trench into the concrete to allow 300 mm diameter steel piles spaced every 100 mm to 200 mm and driven to a depth of 16 m. The total amount of concrete wire sawed during this phase was about 2,300 m2.

Total Numbers and Figures The operation was performed round-the-clock with over 150 operators working on a rotational basis. Olvex, using its own operatives and equipment sawed 6,500 m2 and cored over 6,000 linear metres of holes of various diameters within four months. A total of 1000 concrete blocks, which were hauled away weighing 10,000 t. This was a diamond sawing record on one site for Olvex. The company has applied for this achievement to be registered in the Guinness Book of Records “as the largest wire sawing job ever done in Russia by one company, on one site”.

Demolition of Moscow’s World Trade Centre During 2005/6, ZAO Olvex used diamond wire sawing during the demolition of a partially built nine-storey building in Moscow. The building was in the second part of the City’s World Trade Centre complex and involved the construction of a high-rise building, which would house hotel and office facilities. Construction started in 1992, but building work was suspended in 1998, leaving the nine-floor building unfinished. In 2004 a decision was taken to demolish it. The city’s ongoing renovation has entailed its demolition, to be replaced with an ultra-modern 20 storey 4 star hotel and 30 storey business centre. The project is

The complicated dismantling involved several cranes to lift down the cutted structures.


Demolished structures.

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valued to some US$100 million, thus making it one of the most significant and ambitious construction programmes in the Russian capital. General contractor of the project was OAO Usadba-Center. The demolition project was carried out in two steps with the first phase above ground. In the autumn of 2005, ZAO Olvex demolished some 55,000 m3 out of 100,000 m3 building volume using diamond cutting technologies. The volume of reinforced concrete blocks, which were removed by the general contractor, was some 26,500 t or approximately 10,500 m3. Out of this volume, ZAO Olvex accounted for about14,500 t or 5,800 m3. It took 60 operators two months to complete the job using 20 wall saws. Slabs were just 250

and the complete removal of the 2 m thick foundation was not possible. As the lateral sides of the slab were totally inaccessible, operators had to cut the slab horizontally and vertically using plunge wire saws while advancing from its centre to the periphery. Horizontal cuts were made along the full length of the slab to a depth of 1.8 m, 200 mm above the underside. This operation left a 200 mm thick reinforced concrete slab, with a total area of 820 m2, which the general contractor demolished with hydraulic breakers. The ground beneath the adjacent Mezhdunarodnaya hotel had to be stabilised from moving during the demolition process. This was done by the general contractor installing a few hundred 300 mm diameter piles to a depth of 10 m.

Record of wire sawing

mm thick, with thickness of columns varying from 400 mm to 500 mm. The major issue on this job was that the WTC building had been built next to an existing structure with its outer wall just 50 mm away from the adjacent buildings. The second phase required the demolition of the building’s underground structures. The general contractor required the cutting out of a 2 m thick, 1,640 m3 cast-insitu reinforced concrete foundation slab into 20 t blocks. The slab was supported on concrete diaphragm walls to a depth of 16 m. The exact location of the walls was unknown


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On this site Olvex set a record for horizontal wire sawing by cutting some 820 m2 of reinforced concrete. Horizontal sawing is a tricky operation, especially if there is no access to lateral sides of a concrete block and when tackling this Olvex had to use a new method. The company worked with Cedima engineers to develop a set-up for horizontal wire sawing consisting of two plunge columns and two sets of pulleys made with a CAZ-3200circular saw. When placed into 300 mm diameter holes next to plunge columns, the pulleys allowed diamond wire to be pulled horizontally to make cuts at any pre-determined depth. The diamond sawing done by ZAO Olvex on the two Moscow projects was the only Russian entry for the “Diamond Award” nomination established by the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers. The award ceremony will be held at Bauma in April.

cheers bauma

The largest trade fair in the world will be even larger in 2007! That means excellent prospects for the world’s number one exhibition for the construction and mining industries. Bauma will also set some new records in 2007. There will be more exhibitors and innovations, it will be more international and there will be more synergy. It seems to be

Bauma 2007 will be bigger than ever. More than 3000 exhibitors have reservations for space (Bauma 2004: 2801 exhibitors) occupying an area of some 540 000 m2 indoors and outside. This is an increase of 40,000 m2 compared to 2004. At the last Bauma attendance was 416,000 with about 29% from countries other then Germany. Attendance this time is expected to further increase.

Strong Asian representation Many European countries are booming and even Germany has shown some upturn. This can affect Bauma in both ways. Either contractors have too much to do so a visit to Bauma is hard to squeeze in or we will see a strong increase in visitors, not only from Germany that were in the bottom of their recession in 2004, but also from countries all over the world. There is a large increase of Asian exhibitors at this year’s Bauma. Chinese and Japanese exhibitors have increased their presence five fold India has quadrupled and Austria, Luxemburg, Turkey, Korea and Greece have doubled. Companies from Bulgaria and Singapore are exhibiting for the first time. There is

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no international building machinery exhibition that can compete with Bauma.

Tons of news In January Bauma organiser Messe München, held a Pre-Bauma Press Conference for journalists from all over the world. About 220 manufacturers met with journalists, including PDi Magazine. The majority of the larger companies attended the event, but representation was rather weak from the sector covered by PDi. For example concrete sawing and drilling manufacturers were only represented by Tyrolit. The press event provided an indication of what to expect at the show in April. For demolition, concrete sawing and drilling, floor grinding and recycling, several more new products are expected, unlike 2004 when mainly updates of existing products were presented. This year will see a lot of updates and improved products but also completely new product ideas, broader product segments and companies that will introduce completely new segments to complement their existing product ranges. Several are targeting the growing rental sector.

EXHIBITORS BAUMA 2007 Manufacturers related to the demolition, recycling, concrete cutting and floor grinding industries: ADAMAS


Ahlmann Baumaschinen


Allu-Ideachip Oy


Allu-Ideachip Oy


Aquajet Systems AB


Arden Equipment SA


Atlas Copco MCT GmbH


atlas diamant werkzeuge






Belle Group




Boart Longyear Europe


Bobcat Europe


Bosch Rexroth AG


Bosch Rexroth AG Hydraulics


Bosch, Robert, GmbH


Bosun Tools Group Co., Ltd.


BOTEC Hupertz


Bott, Wilhelm, GmbH & Co. KG


Braun Maschinenfabrik


Breaker SRL


Breaker Technology Inc. (BTI)


Broendum A/S, V.




Cangini Benne s.r.l.


Carbodiam Diamond Tools


Case - CNH


Caterpillar Inc


Caterpillar S.A.R.L.


Caterpillar Work Tools B.V.


CBI Europe B.V.


CEDIMA Diamantwerkzeug


CEDIMA Diamantwerkzeug


Chicago Pneumatic




Conjet AB




Core Powertools


CORIMAG s.r.l.


Darda GmbH




Demoter S.R.L.


DIAMASA Diamanttechnik


DIAMASA Diamanttechnik


Diamond Service Srl


Dr. Schulze GmbH






Hall: A1 Stand: 507

Schwamborn Baumaschinen GmbH, a leading provider of operating solutions for cleaning, grinding, trowelling and scarifying, will introduce several new products at Bauma for the restoration of concrete, stone and asphalt surfaces. The company will exhibit its products and concepts in Hall A1 stand 308 and in the outside area A1-A2 stand 129 and will include the SB-Crystal, a new conception for grinding and high-gloss polishing

of concrete and stone floors. In addition Schwamborn will display two new three-head-machines, DSM 430 and DSM 650, incorporating contra-rotating grinding technology for removing of old markings as well as for grinding and polishing concrete, screed and stone surfaces. Schwamborn will also present the OMF 250 patented chisel-system, claimed to be the first

automotive cold milling machine with oscillating chisel-system for concrete and road restoration. This 19.5kW diesel powered ride-on compact machine, with a working width of 250mm, can operate in places where smaller machines and

other technology would be uneconomic, the maker claims. The OMF 250, weighing 1030kg, will be demonstrated in the open area between halls A1 and A2.

Remote controlled grinder from Scanmaskin Scanbolagen’s new Combiflex 700 RC for tackling large areas has a unique operating system that is radio controlled via a joystick, providing an even grinding speed. It leads to reduced cost for the abrasive segment, lower maintenance costs and a longer service life for the machine. Radio control makes it possible for the operator to empty the dust collector and handle cables whilst the machine is in operation. The drive system has been designed to avoid damage from vibrations and overloading. The Scan Combiflex 700 RC is

battery powered and can be easily moved when transporting, loading and unloading. Scan Combiflex 700 RC has a grinding width of 700 mm. Scan Combiflex is a stable machine with most parts in aluminium, which makes it durable in tough conditions. It has several ergonomically designed features, which makes the handling of the machine easier and safer for the operator. The machine was introduced at the Swedish show Byggmaskiner in March and will be displayed on the Scanmaskin stand at Bauma.

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SB-Crystal for high gloss polishing from Schwamborn

More innovations from HTC Sweden


HTC Sweden will be presenting at Bauma a number of updates and new technical innovations, which the company believes will set trends in the floor polishing industry. These will include the HTC 650 and 800 Classic machines equipped with a new hubsystem, which makes the machines more reliable. Also on display will be a new version of the HTC 420 along with two new versions of the HTC 400. A number of changes have been made including alterations to the starting motor, chassis and functional solutions including a lifting brace and new handles. HTC will also launch the completely new grinding system HTC 1500iT, which is equipped with two grinding heads with room for 6 x 340 mm grinding discs. This machine will complement the larger HTC 2500 iX, which is the only mobile grinding system of its kind in the world and achieves a grinding width of 2.5 m. This system has been used by companies such as Lufthansa Technique at Arnstadt in Germany on a 25,000 m2 area for the Rolls Royce Aviation Division. These additions will also be complemented by HTC’s updated tool system and dust extraction system.


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Extec Screens and Crushers Ltd. B3_B4/242 Extec Screens and Crushers Ltd. B3_B4/244 Extec Screens and Crushers Ltd. B3.410/505 Extec Screens and Crushers Ltd. B3_B4/240 Fast Verdini S.p.A.




FINTEC Crushing + Screening


Furukawa Rock Drill Europe B.V. F11.1108/2 GENESIS Europe GmbH


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Hartl Anlagenbau GmbH


HTC’s new concrete colouring technique Hall A1-308/Demo area A1/A2-129

HTC Sweden will present at Bauma a new technique for colour impregnating existing concrete floors. Test samples of this new method showing the aesthetical and durable results were also on the HTC stand at the recent Byggmaskiner Exhibition. ”The result is so consistent that it will hold a lifetime and the variety of effects that can be achieved are almost endless,” says HTC Sweden AB press officer Maria Hollmann.

The colour comprises of fine, transparent colour pigments which are forced into the existing concrete or cement-based surface. There is both a water-based version as well as a solutionbased version and the colours can be mixed with each other. There is also a choice of patterned or plain finish. ”HTC works at developing ways to use concrete. This material no longer has to remain grey, it can be personalised and

the opportunities available are only limited by our own creativity,” says Maria Hollmann.


Husqvarna acquires King Concepts Husqvarna has acquired the Australian company King Concepts, which manufactures and sells equipment and consumables for the floor preparation and concrete polishing market. Husqvarna is a world leader in diamond tools and cutting equipment for the construction and stone industries. The Group is also the world’s largest producer of lawn mowers, chainsaws and portable petrol-powered garden equipment, such as trimmers and blowers. Net sales in 2006 were SEK 29,4 billion and the average number of employees was 11,400. King Concepts´ product range includes polishing and grinding machines, dust collectors, and related diamond tools and consumables. Sales are mainly in USA and Australia. The company has approximately 15 employees and its manufacturing is situated in Melbourne, Australia. The operation will be included in the Group’s Construction


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Products business sector. ”King Concepts has the experience and know-how we need to enter into the attractive growing floor preparation market and gives us a well proven and patented product line. The acquisition of King Concepts will strengthen Husqvarna’s position as the leading provider of equipment and diamond tools for the construction industry. Synergies will be achieved in manufacturing and by consolidating sales through our global distribution network,” says Husqvarna head of construction products Anders Ströby. The integration of King Concepts into the Husqvarna Construction Products organization will start immediately and the product range will be presented under the Husqvarna brand at Bauma.

Continuous focus on the complete flooring concept Alexander Wennergren Helm, Vice President Head of Construction Equipment Husqvarna Construction Products, is saying that HCP will follow the same path for King Concepts as set by the previous owners. “We see a great potential for King Concepts products in the US and Australia but also in the northern regions of Europe”, says Alexander. King Concepts develop and manufacture products and systems for the whole flooring segment including the product method “Hiperfloor”. “The traditional HCP customers are more in to the floor preparation business but our ambition is to develop and continue marketing the complete King Concept flooring system”, end Alexander Wennergren Helm.

New-technology boost for Nimbus product range


The pioneering REVEX floor saw blade from Nimbus is one of a range of new products born out of state-of-the-art diamond tool making technology. The result of an intensive 3-month research programme by the Nimbus UK Research and Development team at Burgess Hill, the new REVEX has shown to be some 30% faster than earlier blades with no sacrifice in life. Designed to keep labour costs down by boosting speed of cut, the REVEX has also shown a projected life, which in some cases virtually doubles that of other more conventional products. During extensive field trials across the

UK, involving a spread of materials, the new blade has demonstrated consistent performance, with a typical rate of cut of 0.15 m2/min in average reinforced flint concrete. Another addition to the range is the latest WIREX diamond wire. In recent trials Nimbus WIREX20 yielded a life gain of more than 100% compared with two other well-known competitive products. Cutting at 1m2/hr, the Nimbus wire achieved a life of 1m2 per linear metre in heavily reinforced concrete and 1.8m2 per linear metre in mass flint concrete. Nimbus has applied its new XS technology across the range and is introducing additional specifications for advanced products like the BRIX blade series, ULTIMAX and ULTIMA thin wall core drills, AVANTIS wall saw blades, grinding and polishing plates for floor preparation and blades for green concrete/prestressed applications. As a new price list, available from 1st February shows, several Nimbus products have benefited from improved production methods and will now represent an even better proposition in terms of value for money.

Bauma launch for HSX 350 The Dutch manufacturer of diamond drilling and cutting equipment, Core Powertools, will introduce at Bauma 2007 a new HSX-350 hand held 230V electric cutting machine. The HSX-350 is specifically designed for the use with diamond saw blades with a maximum diameter of 350 mm. This innovative product, which has a maximum cutting depth of 140 mm, is meant for cutting jobs in reinforced concrete and brick walls. The company says that the compact electric power tool is a perfect alternative for the petrol and hydraulic power cutters, especially for indoor use as there are no exhaust fumes.


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In a 200 m2 larger booth, plus an outside demonstration area Tyrolit will show their latest wall, floor, wire and bench sawing equipment as well as new drill and grinding series. Tyrolit will also show their new series of Tyrrex blades and a new series of floor saws for standard users. Other new products include a of improved bench saws and for the first time in Europe Tyrolit is introducing a series of grinding and milling machines for maintenance of runways and concrete roads.

High cycle WX-15 Tyrolit will also introduce the WX15 electrically operated wall saw for creating door and window openings in walls up to 420 mm thick. The WX-15 uses blades from 600 to 1,200 mm diameter driven by a high-frequency, watercooled motor that delivers 15 kW at the blade at 32 A. The drive motor and controller can be removed from the wall saw and used to drive the Tyrolit SK-B diamond wire saw, which until now has been available as an hydraulic version only. Thus wire sawing is now able to benefit from the highly controllable, soft-start capability of an electric drive. The motor design includes an industry first

safety feature in that should the blade seize in the wall, the motor speed drops to an idle and a fully disengageable clutch prevents damage to the drive spline. Such protection is not possible on conventional electric wall saws that use a slipping clutch. The saw also conforms t o industry norms for r a d i o frequency interference, which is essential when working in sensitive areas, such as near hospitals, airports and telecoms installations.

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Holland Industriele Diamant


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Hyundai Europe


Hägglunds Drives AB


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Laser welded diamond blades In addition Tyrolit will show a laser-welded diamond blade series capable of a broad range of pre-cutting applications in hard and soft concrete as well as brick. Designed for use with ring saws, the 4.4 mm thick B116 blade is wider than most on the market and is suitable for most




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aggregates. Overall diameter is 405 mm, making the blade ideal for use with nearly all cutoff saws. Segment height is 10 mm, rather than the usual 7 mm, extending blade lifetime even at high cutting speeds. The strong steel core stands up well to undercutting. Despite the higher than average productivity that the blade offers, its life is said to be 25% longer than that of any competitive pre-cutting blade, giving a good performance-to-price ratio. The B116 pre-cutting blade is available ex-stock from Tyrolit, as is a range of ring saw blades with a soft, medium or hard matrix, suitable for hard materials, general applications and abrasive materials respectively. All Tyrolit products are oSa-approved.















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MKS Funke GmbH




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New Holland - CNH Italia SpA


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NPK Europe


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PDi Magazine/SCOP AB


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POWERSCREEN Intl. Dist. Ltd.


Pullman Ermator AB


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Rockster Recycler


Rockster Recycler


Rockster Recycler




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Rubble Master/HMH






Sandvik Mining and Construc


Sany Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.


Schwamborn Baumaschinen


Schwamborn Baumaschinen


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SMP Parts GmbH




Soff-Cut International, Inc.


Solga Diamant GmbH


Soosan Europe Office






Stanley Hydraulic Tools


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Terex Finlay



New intelligent floor saws from Husqvarna Husqvarna Construction Products is launching the new Husqvarna 300, 400 and 500 series floor saws, which are simple to use, and have a patent pending anti-vibration system. “We have listened to what users want. The machines have many innovative solutions that show what we can achieve when all development resources are collected under the Husqvarna brand,” says Husqvarna Construction Products product manager Michael Leroy. ”Above all, we have put a lot of energy into creating the best ergonomics and making the machines easier to manoeuvre and maintain than before.” An anti-vibration system, sealed blade shaft, and a raise and lowering system assisted with gas cylinder or springs are just some of the refinements. ”The patent pending anti-vibration system provides up to 50% less handle vibrations than competing models. This is one of the absolute

lowest levels on the market and means that we can comply with the increasingly more stringent vibration regulations that are being introduced in more and more countries,” adds Michael Leroy. The adjustable handle means that the user can select

the optimum working position. The control panel stays level regardless of how high the saw is raised, increasing the operator’s comfort. The depth indicator is easy to use and the control panel is complete with tachometer and an emergency stop switch. A gas cylinder or springs assist the raise and lowering system and make it extremely smooth to use. The floor saws’ sealed blade shaft (IntelliSeal) greatly increases the lifetime of the blade shaft bearings. ”We guarantee that they will last for 250 hours without maintenance. You don’t have to grease the blade shaft to ensure problemfree and effective work,” says Michael Leroy. The Husqvarna FS 300, 400 and 500 series consist of three basic models that can be obtained with different engine alternatives. Engine power varies from 5.5 HP in the smallest series to 24 HP in the largest. The 400 and 500 series will also be available with diesel engine. A patent pending anti-vibration system, which provides up to 50% less handle vibrations than competing models, is one of the refinements on the new Husqvarna floor saws.

Diatip for retipping saw blades Diatip, the specialist manufacture of equipment for re-brazing segments onto diamond tools, will introduce a range of machines for the retipping or manufacturing of saw blades, designed for the low-budget workshop. Substantial changes in the cost of manufacturing diamond drill bits and saw blades in recent years have led to many contractors opting for on-site retipping of segments rather than sending the tools back to the manufacturer. The cost of the diamond segments previously constituted a major proportional of the total tool cost. But now the cost of the barrels and steel centres, as well as transportation is more significant. The equipment from Diatip is useful for countries with low labour cost to make their own manufacturing of diamond bits and saw blades. The most popular model, the CD 7-28, is used for preparing the core bits before brazing new segments. The CD 7-28 cuts off the used part of the old core bit at the same time as it cuts seats for the new segments. The CD 7-28 works without electrical power with minimal noise and no sparks or scrap. For volume retipping it can be equipped with hydraulic motor and it is also available as a fully automatic version. Since the founder of the Diatip, Jack Midhage, died two years ago at the age of 78, his children Morgan Midhage and Carina Midhage have run the business. They have found an increasing demand for low-cost equipment for the repair and

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manufacture also of diamond saw blades. To meet this interest the Diatip has developed a range of machines for large wet cutting blades that are semi-automatic or manually operated. The range includes a semi-automatic brazing machine and a tensioning machine for saw blades up to 1600 mm diameter and a dressing machine for saw blades up to 1200 mm diameter. At Bauma Diatip will also show auxiliaries for the retipping and on the same stand, as a co-exhibitor, the sister company Jack Midhage AB will

show diamond segments for the retipping and other diamond tools. They will focus on their latest PrimeTech range of diamond blades.

New pre-cutting blade from Tyrolit Tyrolit has introduced a laser-welded diamond blade capable of a broad range of pre-cutting applications in hard and soft concrete as well as brick. Designed for use with ring saws, the 4.4 mm thick B116 blade is wider than most on the market and is suitable for most aggregates. Overall diameter is 405 mm, making the blade ideal for use with nearly all cutoff saws. Segment height is 10 mm, rather than the usual 7 mm, extending blade lifetime even at high cutting speeds. The strong steel core stands up well to undercutting. Despite the higher than average productivity that the

blade offers, its life is said to be 25% longer than that of any competitive pre-cutting blade, giving a good performance-to-price ratio. The B116 pre-cutting blade is available exstock from Tyrolit, as is a range of ring saw blades with a soft, medium or hard matrix, suitable for hard materials, general applications and abrasive materials respectively. All Tyrolit products are oSa-approved. Tyrolit’s new B116 laser-welded diamond pre-cutting blade is suited to most concrete and brick applications.


The new Tyrolit WX-15 high cycle wall saw Tyrolit has introduced the WX-15 electrically operated wall saw for creating door and window openings in walls up to 420 mm thick. The WX15 will be shown at Bauma and uses blades from 600 to 1,200 mm diameter driven by a highfrequency, water-cooled motor that delivers 15 kW at the blade at 32 A. The drive motor and controller can be removed from the wall saw and used to drive the Tyrolit SK-B diamond wire saw, which until now has been available in hydraulic version only. Thus wire sawing is now able to benefit from the highly controllable, soft-start capability of an electric drive. The motor design includes an industry-first safety feature in that should the blade seize in the wall, the motor speed drops to an idle and a fully disengageable clutch prevents damage to the drive spline. Such protection is not possible on conventional electric wall saws that use a slipping clutch. The saw also conforms with industry norms

for radio frequency interference, which is essential when working in sensitive areas, such as near hospitals, airports and telecoms installations. The roll guide rails, 360º geared swivel arm and three-piece blade guard used for Tyrolit’s hydraulic wall saws, can be transferred to the WX15, making the new unit even more cost-effective for existing customers. It is light to handle, as the saw head weighs just 29 kg, including the two feed motors, rising to 41 kg when the blade drive is attached. All functions are operated from a remote, 400 V controller connected a hand-held box with joystick to control movement. Four push-buttons automatically select the correct blade speed according to the diameter of blade being used. An easy-to-clean filter has been included, as well as a bypass to slow the water supply to permit dry cutting.

The new WX-15 electric wall saw from Tyrolit.

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Toku Pneumatic Co., Ltd.


TOPTEC Spezialmaschinen


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Volvo Construction Equipment


Volvo Construction Equipment


Volvo Construction Equipment


Volvo Construction Equipment


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Volvo Construction Equipment


Volvo Construction Equipment


Volvo Trucks (Deutschland)


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Wimmer Hartstahl Gmb


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ZATO S.r.l.


New diamond coring system from Hilti Hilti is keeping a low profile before the big event, but expect several new products to be unveiled. On an impressive stand inside and a demonstration area outside Hilti will present its complete range of products and services tailored to the needs of specialists in this trade. Hilti is not disclosing any information, but promises to show the latest developments in diamond saw blades, diamond wire and core bits, advanced services, including Hilti Lifetime Service and Fleet Management and onsite demonstrations of tools and equipment at the outdoor area.

Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH B6.403 Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH B5_B6/293

New diamond coring system Hilti has launched the first diamond coring system that stows conveniently, complete with drill stand, in the renowned red toolbox. Featuring a powerful 1600 W motor but low total weight of only 9.8 kg, the Hilti DD 120 sets new standards in core drilling. Its overall height of only 600 mm makes it the most compact system in its class claims Hilti. Although handy and easily manageable, this system for use with the wet drilling offers impressive performance for a wide range of applications, including drilling in reinforced concrete to diameters up to 162 mm with Hilti Premium diamond core bits. Advanced two speed gearing ensures maximum drilling performance throughout the diameter range and the LED drilling performance indicator ensures the DD 120 always drills at peak efficiency. Even

inexperienced users can achieve the best possible rate of drilling progress while, at the same time, ensuring maximum core bit life. The innovative change module system for easy retipping, available exclusively from Hilti, provides long-term cost savings that can result in significantly lower costs per metre drilled. Thanks to its low weight, not only can the new DD 120 be transported conveniently in its Hilti toolbox, but also

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To the right the Hilti stand at Bauma.

setting up the core drilling system is quick and easy. Moreover, the drive unit’s TPS optional activation electronic theft protection system makes theft pointless as only authorized persons can operate the system. As with all Hilti tools, owners of the DD 120 also enjoy the unique advantages of Hilti Lifetime Service. Hilti provides this comprehensive service for the entire life of the product, completely free of charge for the first two years from date of purchase, covering repair or replacement of defective parts, including even parts subject to wear and tear and free pick-up and return transport. After that, Hilti continues to prove the quality of its products by setting a repair cost limit for the entire life of the product and believed to be unique in this field.

Diamond blades with more power and less vibration


Husqvarna Construction Products’ new Astro diamond blades have improved cutting properties, increased life, faster start and less vibration. The blades have been developed with a totally new technology and have a so-called kite-design on the segment. ”With Astro-blades, we have taken technology one step further and developed the next generation of diamond blades. The new blades have increased life, higher cutting speeds and can be used on more materials, which reduces the number of blade variants that the user needs,” says Husqvarna Construction Products diamond tool product manager Alain Dupont. ”Reinforced concrete, asphalt, iron, natural stone and metal are

examples of materials that the new blades can handle. This is an example of how, by collecting our development resources under the one Husqvarna brand, we can even better fulfil our role as a ’leading authority’ within construction.” The Astro blades’ segments are designed to give a quick start through reduced surface contact between the segment and the material that is to be cut. This gives the blade good cutting properties from the very first second that it touches the concrete. ”For users, this means an easier, quicker cut with less vibration. The kite-design also gives the blade a more attractive appearance. The highest quality diamonds and an increased segment height of 125 mm give the blade a longer life,” adds Alain Dupont. Kite 2 segments are the most advanced of the Astro-blades. The lateral grooves on the segment further reduce the friction between the segment and the material that is to be cut. The Kite 2 also has better cutting properties and

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improved cooling of the blade and transport of sawdust from the saw section. ”With Astro Kite 2 you can quite simply saw faster. The blade is equipped with a wear index where grooves on the side of the blade show how much of the segment has been used. This is especially important for tool rental companies to know since it determines how much they are to charge the customer,” says Alain Dupont.

The US based Stow Construction Equipment, a supplier of concrete and masonry working equipment, dewatering pumps, diamond blades, and surface preparation products, has a new line of core drilling products for the professional contractor and DIY enthusiast to drill many materials, including concrete, brick and masonry block. Stow’s CDM-1H hand-held core drill is designed for multiple smaller applications. It’s perfect for electrical and plumbing jobs where operators need to drill through walls and floors. This single-speed model excels in wet drilling applications up to 75mm in diameter or it can be used with Stow’s Cobra dry drilling bits up to 125mm in diameter. The Cobra is made specifically for drilling reinforced concrete dry. The 11A, 115V hand-held core drill operates at 0-1,800 rpm and weighs 4kg. It comes with an adjustable shoulder rest, a three-position handgrip and internal water feed. A carry case and tools are also included. Stow’s CDM-2CSA is a compact drill rig for applications requiring accurate straight or angled holes. It can be mounted by a bolt or vacuum base and the rig’s adjustable angle column simplifies angle drilling. This dual-speed 15A unit has a 230mm capacity and with motor, the drill rig weighs 28 kg. Two full-size drill stands are available for larger jobs where accuracy and versatility are

required, such as drilling concrete for post and flag pole installation. Stow’s CDM-3CS Straight Mast and CDM-3CSA Angle Base models have bit capacities of 250mm and with an optional spacer block of 300mm. Both can be used as bolt or vacuum base with an optional vacuum pump. The columns on both drill stands reach 1.07m high. The stands weigh 31.5kg and 33.75kg respectively, and can be driven with either Milwaukee’s 4096 or 4094 motors, or a DM-15A9C power source.

Nimbus Brix blades for brick Newly developed BRIX blades from Nimbus offer clean, fast cuts with up to 20% more life, and as a special offer Nimbus is giving away a quality precision watch with every order for ten blades or more, according to Nimbus. The blades come in two versions and incorporate a purpose-engineered bond to achieve optimum performance, BRIX RED for hard bricks and BRIX BLUE for softer, more abrasive types. The two blades embrace a wide range of hard and soft material applications including Class A and Class B engineering bricks, facing bricks, Celcon Thermolite blocks and handmade stock bricks. The new blade is available in two diameters, 350 and 450 mm and with either standard or low-noise centres. The new BRIX bond is impregnated to a depth of 12 mm with top grade diamond to give maximum service life and provides accurate, spall-resistant cutting at a very affordable price.

The BRIX blade’s laser welded, 12 mm high segments are designed for fast, long-life cutting.


New Husqvarna K 650 Cut-n-Break The new Husqvarna K 650 Cut-n-Break cutter represents a new method for deep cutting in concrete, brick and similar materials. With the ”cut and break-off”

method, the user can cut to a depth of 400 mm. ”The major advantages with the K 650 Cut-n-Break are that it is easy to use, it is extremely versatile and it has a lower tool

cost than a diamond chain saw. It has received an extremely positive response on the markets where it was launched during 2006,” says power cutters product manager Håkan Aldén. Husqvarna K 650 Cut-n-Break is easy to use, versatile and has a lower tool cost than a diamond chain saw and is fitted with two blades. After having cut two grooves, a tool that supplied with the cutter, is used to break off the bit of concrete between the blades. Cutting then continues in stages through the material to a maximum cutting depth of 400 mm. ”You can use it for major jobs, such as cutting pipes in p i p e trenches and for window and door openings where you want to avoid over-cutting. But it also works superbly for applications like groove sawing,” says Håkan Aldén. ”The K 650 Cut-n-Break is a clear example of our long-term investment in products that make the user’s job easier and more costeffective.” The new Husqvarna power cutter is aimed primarily at smaller building contractors, the rental market and users such as electricians and plumbers.

Compact wire saw from Tractive Research and development in the area of high frequency technology continues relentlessly at Tractive. The Pentruder HF-motor family now includes also 18 kW (25HP) and 27 kW (37HP) motor options. The Pentruder 8-20HF wall saw is already a bestseller and is recognized as a really efficient workhorse. Still Tractive wanted to improve its capacity for jobs requiring big diameter blades in combination with cutting in heavily reinforced concrete and in flint aggregate. This aim was handsomely achieved with a new 27 kW motor. The new 4-speed Pentruder 8-20iQ with the 27 kW motor has 20% higher torque in every gear over the Pentruder 8-20HF equipped with a 22 kW (30HP) motor. Also the smaller Pentruder 6-12HF saw head receives an upgrade and is now


available with an 18 kW HF-motor option. This little saw head, weighing less than 20 kg’s (44 lbs), offers stunning performance, until now only achieved with far heavier equipment. The auto-feed control software is correspondingly upgraded to drive the saw blade even more aggressively through the concrete.

3P8 Compact Wire Saw Important design criteria for the new 3P8 Wire Saw was to store as much wire as possible in a small and lightweight package, still providing ”big machine” capacity. The result is a machine that can store up to 12 m (40 ft) of wire on a footprint no bigger than 600 x 600 mm (24” x 24”), weighing less than 60 kg (132 lbs), where no module is heavier than 25 kg (55 lbs).

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More news from Core Powertools

The 3P8-1 can be driven by the 15, 18, 22 or 27 kW (20, 25, 30 or 37HP) Pentruder HF-motors, alternatively by a hydraulic motor and from any of the Pentpak 15, 20 or 25 hydraulic power packs. The MCCS-system, an all new modular concrete drilling and cutting system A visit to Bauma 2007 and the Hydrotec / Tractives stand will also give the visitor a taste of what will come from Tractive in the near future. A new modular system is being developed, with an aim to drastically increase efficiency for demanding and awkward drilling and cutting jobs. High power HF-driven drill motors will be on display, together with the corresponding universal drilling and cutting rig system.

Core Power Products is also, besides launching its new Core electric handheld saw HSX-350, also launching the Core electric wall chaser SLX-150 and the new Core electric drill motors CX25 and CX33. The Core electric wall chaser SLX-150 has according to Core Power Products an optimum cutting depth and - width for 150 mm diameter sawblades - due to special gear case. It has a laser guide beam integrated in blade guard, LED load indication, electronic overload protection and is equipped with a powerful motor suitable for cutting in brick and concrete. The Core electric drill motors CX25 / CX33 has according to the producer an extremely reliable gearcase, a powerful 3300 Watt motor and the whole serie comes i four different models. The motors are equipped among others with LED load indication and electronic overload.

Five scoops from Demarec


Dutch manufacturer Demarec will be exhibiting a new generation of products for the demolition and recycling sector at Bauma. In addition to the existing range of MultiQuick Processors, Demarec will present the MQP-25. Depending on the installed type of jaw this new MQP weighs approximately 2 t, making it suitable for 18-25 t excavators. A prototype of the T-30 jaw especially developed for cutting tanks and plate materials will also be on display, in combination with the MQP-30, which is suitable for 22-35 t. This will be complemented by the U45 jaw for universal application with the MPQ-45 on concrete with reinforcing steel.

developed further for application on larger excavators up to approx. 30 tons. Resulting in a revolution in the demolition and recycling industry.

Demarec’s new sorting grab Demarec has also developed a new demolition and sorting grab DRG-65-DN, weighing 4.1t and suitable for excavators between 50 and 70 t. Demarec now has eight different types suitable for excavators, ranging from 12 to 50 t. Above the new DRG-65-DN sorting grab from Demarec. Below the wellknown MPQ range from Demarec and to the right the new U-45 jaw adaptable to the MPQ range for cutting heavily reinforced concrete.

Maintenance free demolition and sorting grab system The DemaDrive System is a new range of maintenance free demolition and sorting grabs from Demarec. The great innovation for these grabs is that they are based on the revolutionary patented DemaDrive-System. A fully closed system, with the shells mounted directly on four axle stubs that provide the opening and closing of the shells. The system has no cylinder and parallel bars (and consequently no greasing points) and is therefore completely maintenance-free. At the Bauma 2007 we will among other things be showing three DemaDrive-System demolition and sorting grabs for mini and medium excavators and two for 12-18 ton excavators. These last two grabs are provided with a rotary ring with rotary motor and an oil lead-through. With the DemaDrive-System Demarec presents a vision on the future at the Bauma 2007. Undoubtedly the technique will be


Facts about Demarec Demarec was founded in 2001 and in six years has developed into one of the leading suppliers to the demolition and recycling market. The original Dutch company has since gained a foothold in Great Britain, Germany, Scandinavia, Belgium, France, Spain, Austria and Switzerland. The market is provided with a broad range of professional demolition and recycling products. Demarec offers six different product lines, which are demolition and sorting grabs with Delta-Box frame, grabs provided with the DemaDrive-System, rigid pulverizers, rotatable pulverizers, multi-quick processors and clamshell grabs. In the past years continuous product innovation and extension has resulted in a large growth in turnover of 75% in 2005 and another 45% in 2006. For 2007 our aim is to realize a growth in turnover of 50%. For that purpose we are looking at expansion in the Eastern European, American, Canadian and South African markets.

To the right the new maintenance free DemaDrive System for demolition and sorting grabs. So far one of the big novelties at Bauma 2007.

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With the CC 2500 Atlas Copco completes the machine-operated range of Combi Cutter demolition tools. The most important innovation of this generation of hydraulic combi cutter attachments is that the jaws are supported on a central main stud. Enhanced safety and stability, shorter opening and closing cycles as well as quicker replacement of jaws, are the chief advantages. The CC 2500 has a service weight of 2580

kg and can be attached to carriers weighing 22 to 35 t. It complements the existing CC 1700 with a service weight of 1680 kg for 15 to 25 t carriers and the CC 3300 with a service weight of 3480 kg for 30 to 50 t carriers. The central main stud supporting the jaws increases the stability and shortens by 75%

the time needed to replace the jaws. Both jaws can be fitted and removed as one unit because a coupling and positioning system links both jaws e v e n after they have been removed. This

Sandvik unveil backhoe New NPK breakers to loader hammers at Bauma be launched at BAUMA

Sandvik Mining and Construction will use Bauma as the worldwide launch pad for a new range of

Sandvik Rammer hydraulic hammers designed specifically for use with backhoe loaders. Known as the BL range, the new hammers utilise proven Sandvik Rammer technology together with a number of new innovations to make the four new hammers ideally suited to rental, trenching and other backhoe loader duties. Based upon the proven Sandvik Rammer S 23 and S 25 hammers, the new four-model range comprises two standard and two super-silenced CITY models ready-to-mount on any backhoe loader. Equipped with compact, hard-wearing side plates, these new hammers fold away for safe, secure road transportation, allowing them to be deployed and stowed quickly to match standard backhoe loader work duties. The S 23 N BL and S 23 N BL CITY have operating weights of 268 and 322 kg respectively and are suitable for carriers in the 3 to 6.5 t operating weight class. The larger S 25 N BL and S 25 N BL CITY weigh in at 390 and 420 kg respectively and are designed for use with carriers in the 5 to 8.5 t class. Impact rates range from 400 - 2,000 bpm for the S 23 derivatives to 600 - 1,800 bpm for the S 25 models.

At Bauma on stand 711/2 in the outside area NPK will present eight new models of the GHSeries breakers. A feature of the new GH-series is the new bracket design. The breakers are more fully closed and each model ensures maximum guidance of the hammer inside the bracket to prevent disturbing vibration through the excavator’s arm and to reduce sound. Up to the GH-6, the hammer is guided with high-strength plastic spacers. From GH-7 and up all models are equipped with cushion rubbers, absorbing the vibration and shocks of the hammer and assure comfort to the operator. The breaker itself has no metal contact with the bracket. NPK is planning 15 models for excavators of 1.2 to 110 t. In addition NPK will also introduce a new Sorting Grab, the SG-110. This fivefingered grab is fully hydraulic rotating and suitable for carriers of 12 - 20 t. It weighs 1150 kg and it has a jaw opening of 2.12m. The SG110 is built for heavy duty and all main parts are made of wear resistant Hardox 400 and the robust cylinder has a buffering system at the end of its stroke.

With a width of only 680 mm and its compact design, the SG-110 offers good visibility for the operator. It is ideal for demolition of wooden structures, light steel structures and sorting of scrap materials. Due to its enormous closing force of 7300 DaN and its maximum lifting capacity of 4500 kg, the SG-110 is also suitable for lifting, placing and loading rocks and large stones. NPK will also introduce two new U-series concrete crunchers. The biggest model is the U-45R, with 360º hydraulic rotation suitable for carriers of 40 t. All models have a centre tooth at the tip and a long centre cutter.

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enables jaws to be easily replaced on site. Crushing teeth and cutting blades can be replaced with the ease. The system with the two movable jaws and the two lifting cylinders has proven to be extremely dependable. It offers a constant high crushing force throughout the entire crushing operation whilst the combination of a single and a double-blade arm warrants maximum stability under most extreme loads. The CC 2500 can be equipped with universal jaws, U version and S version steel-cutting jaws. To achieve shorter opening and closing cycles, the diameter of the hydraulic lines has been increased and are now suited for an operating pressure of 350 bar. The CC 2500 is designed for the demolition of buildings, secondary crushing, material separation and cutting steel sections.

New pulverizer Atlas Copco


”There is a lot you can do with the new Atlas Copco Demolition Pulverizer DP 2800,” says Hans-Bertram Juntermanns, excavator operator with Düsseldorf based company Prangenberg & Zaum. ”The wide and straight jaw and the rotation gear offer a lot more opportunities than a rigid, angled pulverizer.” Juntermanns is comparing the demolition pulverizer with a combi cutter. ”They have a similar performance,” he says. ”The short opening and closing movements are particularly striking. The entire cycle only takes about 4 seconds and the slewing gear

allows the pulverizer to be positioned quickly and with high precision. You have more time to do the actual demolition job.” Even more time is saved because of the ease with which the pulverizer is serviced. Teeth and wear plates can be replaced on site and the blades can be easily and quickly turned around, providing a maximum utilization of the wear parts. Technical data DP 2800: Carrier class: Service weight: Max. cutting force: Front crushing force: Oil flow, opening/closing: Operating pressure, open./clos.: Rotation: Rotating drive: Oil flow, rotating: Operating pressure, rotating:

24-38 t 2850 kg 320 t 100 t 250-350 l/min 350 bar > 360 ˚ hydraulic max. 30 l/min 150-220 bar

Improved GSH B-series Orange Peel Grapples Caterpillar Work Tools B.V. has introduced the improved GSH B-series Orange Peel Grapples for use with hydraulic excavators. The new design has increased the strength and reliability while offering a better shape for penetration and filling of bulk materials. There is a choice of shells with 4 or 5 tines, in open, semi-closed, closed and new narrow design. The improved rotation function ensures reliable and improved performance. ”With the introduction of the improved GSH Bseries grapples we want to demonstrate our commitment and provide customers with complete solutions for their business needs,” said Caterpillar Work Tools B.V. Product Development Manager Louw Kriel. Cat work tools are fully compatible with Cat machines and are also covered by a full Cat warranty and supported by the company’s worldwide dealer network. Caterpillar supports its work tools with a comprehensive range of pre- and after-sales services that cover everything from advice on work tool selection to operator training, equipment management, and a range of financial and insurance products.


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Cat’s New H35Ds hydraulic hammer

Caterpillar is introducing the H35Ds hydraulic hammer as an extension of the line of D-series hammers and an ideal match for Caterpillar 301 machines and other makes of similar sized excavators. The H35Ds hammer has been designed with focus on reliability and ease of serviceability. The lower bushing, upper bushing and thrust ring have all been incorporated in a 3 in 1 service part, which allows easy access and visibility of the entire tool guidance system for quick inspection in the field. All core wear components can be changed in a matter of minutes without the need for special tooling. The single piece design power-cell eliminates the need for tie-rods and is more resistant to bending compared to the three-piece body section design. The hammer has a 6-piece isolation system to isolate the power cell and hammer housing against mechanical vibrations being transmitted to the carrier. The 105 kg weight range hammer, which is silenced as standard, has a wide oil-flow range and H35Ds exploded view high operating pressure resulting in a hammer delivering up to of components 2,900 blows per minute. Caterpillar supports its work tools with a comprehensive range of pre- and after-sales services that cover everything from advice on work tool selection to operator training, equipment management, and a range of financial and insurance products.

Sandvik improves RAMONA, a system to help minimize downtime Sandvik Mining and Construction will use Bauma to unveil the latest developments in its field-proven Sandvik Rammer Monitoring Analyzer remote monitoring system for its hydraulic hammers. The RAMONA system is designed to help minimise unscheduled downtime, prolong hammer life and maximise hammer productivity. The Sandvik Rammer Monitoring Analyzer utilises advanced electronics contained within the hammer hydraulic system to deliver up-to-the-minute condition and performance data to the operator. By identifying abnormalities in operating conditions, RAMONA allows the operator to pre-empt potential catastrophic failures before they occur. The unit draws electronic data from a series of sensors located in the hammer hydraulics, and delivers it to the operator’s cab via an easy-to-read display. This display allows the operator to compare actual performance with pre-programmed performance data based on known hammer performance in any given application or environment. The RAMONA system also offers the benefit of true remote monitoring, allowing data from these sensors to be delivered to a remote location using mobile telephone technology. This system allows Sandvik Rammer customers and dealers to view in real-time the performance characteristics of a hammer working thousands of kilometres away. The improved RAMONA system incorporates a number of new features and enhancements. For example data transfer and communication is 40% faster on the new version. The remote monitoring capability is also enhanced, allowing hammer performance to be monitored more accurately online. The system’s reporting functionality is also greatly enhanced, making it more user friendly, while the addition of a new PDF generator allows users to produce reports more quickly for improved response to potential faults and failures.

Wide body for wide crushing The Italian attachment manufacturer Mantovanibenne will use Bauma to show two new series of attachments. First out is the mega crusher MS130 with an extra wide jaw of 2500 mm and a jaw depth of nearly 1000 mm. It is developed for carriers between 70 to 140 t and weighs about 13 t and has a crushing force of 395 t. Secondly a new series of sorting grapples will be released. The GR series, as it is called, contains 10 models in weight from 320 to 2400 kg.

New rotating secondary crusher from Furukawa Japanese manufacturer Furukawa is launching a new rotating secondary crusher called VS22FTR. The VS22 without 360° hydraulic rotation has been sold for some time but the new rotating model has been produced in response to market demand and is now available worldwide from Furukawa. The VS22FTR has the same characteristics as the fixed VS22.

P&V news at Bauma A wide range of tools will be featured on the Padley & Venables stand number 320 in Hall C3 at Bauma. P&V’s product range of tools is for use in the construction, civil engineering, demolition, mining, rock drilling, tunnelling and quarrying

Selection of P&V demolition tools

industries worldwide. P&V continues to offer the widest range in Europe of demolition tools to fit all types of hydraulic hammer breaker machines. Renowned worldwide for performance, quality and value, P&V demolition tools are acknowledged by many international OEM’s, as the best independently produced tools available in the market. Tools are available with a

selection of point, chisel and blunt working ends as depicted in the P&V Demolition Tools Catalogue, which is a reference guide for the industry. P&V will also be displaying tools for use in rock drilling, featuring shank adaptors, couplings, rods and drill bits, plus forged shank tools for use with paving breaker machines. ISSUE 2 - APRIL - MAY 2007 • PDi 43


MS130 from Mantovanibenne

New breaker range Indeco’s latest from Komatsu “baby” to be revealed Bauma The smallest fixed pulverizer, for excavators with an operating weight of 5.5 to 16 tons. Like the other pulverizers in the range, the new IFP 400 will have innovative design, huge opening of the two jaws and a powerful hydraulic system, making them outstandingly productive and extremely versatile, both in secondary demolitions on the ground and in primary demolitions of floors and pavements, external walls and low vertical structures. One of the benefits of Indeco pulverizers is their hydraulic system with its ”regeneration valve”, which snaps the mobile jaw shut, enabling all

of the force available to be applied for crushing the material. Of course, this system speeds up the cycle of opening and closing the jaws, thus improving productivity. Indeco pulverizers also regulate the distance between the cutters located inside the jaws, so as to cut the steel rods inside reinforced concrete more efficiently. Indeco of course have used the latest technologically advanced materials for manufacturing the pulverizers, specifically designed for top resistance and to withstand high levels of wear and abrasion.


6 new breakers from Tabe

Before the end of 2006 TABE started marketing four new hammers. These were the AGB10, AGB 95, AGB 15 and AGB 575. From the light weight range, the new 100 kg AGB-95 model is recommended for carrier machines of between 1.5 and 3.5 t and is able to produce between 1,000 and 1,4000 strikes per minute. It has the traditional pure hydraulic technology with diaphragm accumulator and without tie bolts that characterise this type of TABE hammer. In the medium weight range, TABE has two models, the AGB-10, which weighs 921 kg, including bracket and is recommended for


machines of between 10 and 16 t. This is the first model from the new GP family, which incorporates new hydraulic technology based on pure gas and allows for an impact energy that is 20% greater than with current technology. TABE is also launching the new AGB-575, which weighs 600 kg, has the new pure hydraulic technology and is aimed at excavators of between 8 and 15 t. In the heavy weight range for carrier machines of between 21 and 28 t is the new AGB-15, which weighs 1,470 kg, uses hydraulic and gas technology and improves the hammer’s impact energy by reaching between

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450 and 700 strikes per minute. TABE is also launching the new 4,000 kg AGB 40 on to the market. During the meeting, TABE’s 20 years of experience manufacturing pedestal breakers was also highlighted. This auxiliary equipment, used primarily in main quarry breakers, helps to move and break blocks that, either because of their nature or size, prevent the correct use of the crushing machine. TABE currently manufactures 7 breakers, adapting them to the specific needs of each client or sector.

Komatsu Europe now offers a complete range of hydraulic breakers for mini, midi and large excavators from the 1 t class PC09 to the 60 t size PC600. Breakers for skid steer loaders and backhoe loaders are also available. The new breakers offer the highest levels of impact energy, an essential productivity element, by combining gas and hydraulic pressure. They are proven to deliver best-in-class impact energy, as documented by an independent testing agency. A smooth recoil action results from a nitrogen-filled, low-pressure gas system that absorbs piston recoil, reduces vibration and noise, recycles energy for the next blow and improves efficiency. The breakers’ simple design is based on just two moving parts, which are a piston and a control valve. Exceptionally reliable, the breakers require minimal maintenance, due largely to their streamlined design. Instead of a conventional rubber bladder-type accumulator, which has to be replaced periodically, Komatsu breakers have a metal orifice that never wears out, so never needs replacing. A convenient auto-grease system is also available, further reducing maintenance downtime. An optional kit facilitates underwater use.

The SB 52 breaker In addition to Atlas Copco’s recently launched new generation of SB breakers, the company has now added smallest breaker in the range, the SB 52, which replaces the SB 50. It has an exceptional power-to-weight ratio compared with its predecessor and fits a far greater range of carriers. The SB 52 features a completely new design and is much stronger and more powerful, and is suitable for use with all micro carriers from 0.7 to 1.2 t. ”The benefits we are most proud of are the very compact design and the unique powerto-weight ratio of the SB 52 breaker,” says Atlas Copco light hydraulic breaker chief designer Jan Erenius. With technically advanced percussion mechanisms and a long piston stroke, the

performance and breaking power of SB breakers are among the highest in the market. The length of the bushing gives maximum tool guidance, reducing wear and increasing the service life. The new SB breakers have fewer parts than the previous generation, giving the advantages of a reduced maintenance requirement and easier servicing.

Atlas Copco introduces new solid body breaker SB 552 The range of Atlas Copco solid body breakers has been extended to include the SB 552 model for excavators up to 15 t. Atlas Copco’s solid body breakers are internationally recognized for their superior durability and reliability. They are used for road work, trenching, general demolition, plus primar y and secondary rock breaking. Many customers appreciate the benefits of the SB breakers and have asked for a bigger model. ”Until recently, our solid body breakers were limited to sizes up to 450 kg. But with this new design we can now offer a range up to 550 kg,” says light hydraulic

breaker product line manager Jerome Uliana. ”We are confident that the new SB 552 breaker will meet our c u s t o m e r s ’ expectations, offering the same benefits as the other SB breakers: high hitting power, all-round robustness, and unique design.” The new SB 552 is as tough and reliable as the other hammers in the SB range. ”A solid body breaker is machined from a single block of metal. This method brings many advantages, such as no side or head bolts and a unique resistance to bending forces and operator abuse. Another advantage is fewer parts and less maintenance,” adds Uliana.

The slim design of the SB 552 makes positioning easy. The new design has also led to lower vibration levels and less noise. The SB 552 offers the highest perfor-mance and breaking power in its class. A new hydraulic system gives higher efficiency and benefits energy recovery. ”In producing this breaker, we were able to develop the solid body concept into an even bigger breaker and make this unique design available to a wider range of customers. We were able to achieve this thanks to improved production methods,” says chief designer Anders Lundgren. And in addition PDi Magazine has heard the rumour that Atlas Copco is about to launch the world’s biggest hydraulic breaker at Bauma, weighing over 10 t. More about this breaker in next issue of PDi.

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Two new breakers from Atlas Copco

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New working tools for light and heavy duty hydraulic breakers In the future, users of Atlas Copco light and heavyduty hydraulic breakers will have a further alternative when seeking the right working tool. Bauma will see the launch of the XProfile series as an addition to the range of working tools for light-duty breakers, while the SilverLine series provides an additional tool for heavy-duty models.

New working tool for SB range Atlas Copco’s range of light-duty hydraulic breakers feature the Solid Body Concept. The company has developed a new working tool for this design. Compared with conventional flat chisels and conical points, the tools with X-shaped section offer improved penetration and wear-reducing cooling at the tip. The self-sharpening tool tips retain their geometry over a long period. The X-shaped section prevents dust build up, making the tools particularly suitable for dust-intensive applications in concrete and rock.


Tools for heavy duty breakers The SilverLine series is specially matched to Atlas Copco heavy-duty hydraulic breakers and designed for high-load applications. A modified, tougher material combination offers higher resistance to bending forces. Lower wear, particularly when working in abrasive materials, greatly extends tool life. The distinctive silver coating, which gives the

Below the new automated chisel hardening line in Essen.

SilverLine series its name, makes these new working tools easy to recognize. ”It is important that we continuously develop our working tools so that we can offer our customers the best tool for every job,” says Hydraulic Attachments Product Line Manager Parts, Accessories and Working Tools Gordon Hambach. ”Our original working tools are specially developed for use with Atlas Copco hydraulic breakers and ensure long life. In order to provide an even better service, we have made investments in our production facilities.”


Stanley LaBounty recently introduced an automated, blade lubrication system, which field testing proved to significantly reduce maintenance and enhance shearing performance. This new line of shears called the MSD Saber-Lube Series was presented at the National Demolition Association show in Nashville, USA in March and at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) show in Las Vegas, USA early April. Extensive Field Testing has shown to: • Double the blade life. • Cut build-up welding time on the affected jaw areas in half. • Reduce downtime by two weeks or more per year. • Convert blade friction to usable cutting power (increase up to 8%). • Less welding means less heat build up

New chisel line In October 2006, a new fully automated chisel hardening line started operation in the Essen plant. Working tools with diameters from 105 to 240 mm can be hardened. Measuring around 30 m long, the gas-heated, fully automated line comprises a high-temperature furnace, three lowtemperature furnaces, 14 magazine compartments and a batch charger. “Charging horizontally allows us to produce both faster and in larger batches,” says head of the chisel hardening shop Norbert Bergmann. ”In the past, working tools for heavy-duty breakers had to be hardened individually. The new line produces five working tools in one batch. With tools for medium-duty breakers it is now possible to harden ten at once instead of the previous six. The new hardening line delivers consistent quality, significantly higher capacity and high levels of safety.”

Ingersoll Rand expands demolition & recycling attachments Ingersoll Rand’s new Attachments Group offers a new global perspective for tools specifically designed for demolition and recycling, as well as a variety of other attachments for use on machines as diverse as compact loaders and 90 t excavators. Several new series of products are being launched under the Montabert and Ingersoll Rand brands. This, the company claims, makes it the only specialist to offer such a complete range of attachments from hydraulic breakers to crusher buckets, covering every application in demolition and recycling from primary and secondary demolition to handling, sorting and recycling.

Stanley LaBounty’s new MSD Saber-Lube Series

With its 360° hydraulic rotation, the new RPU rotating pulverizer is ideal for both primary and secondary demolition applications for recycling, separating and reducing the size of rubble in demolition debris. There are four RPU models for carriers from 10 to 40 t, providing wide jaw openings from 600 mm to 1.2 m. Working horizontally, the new FPU fixed pulverizer is designed for secondary demolition to recycle concrete, reducing it to rubble. The FPU is available in three models from 1.1 to 2.4 t for carriers from 12 to 35 t. The new HGR handling grapple is for sorting

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cycles, resulting in longer component life. Reduced noise. Easier removal of wear parts. Smoother hydraulics. The overall cutting process is smoother, reducing shock loading throughout the shear and excavator.

The MSD Saber Lube Series incorporates all of the other key features of the MSD Saber Series in addition to the patent pending lubrication system. and moving various materials including demolition rubble, rocks and waste products. There are 10 grapple models covering a wide range of excavators from 3 to 65 t. The new GSB and RSB screening buckets offer different approaches to sort a wide range of materials. The grills in the GSB screening bucket are suited to reclamation work on stony ground, whilst the RSB rotary screening bucket is ideal for cleaning sand and screening river borne material. The new CRB crusher bucket is ideal for crushing debris in demolition rubble, stone and stored waste. There are two models available for carriers from 18 to 40 t. The jaw opening can be adjusted from 20 to 130 mm. The HSS hydraulic steel shears are designed to cut entire iron/steel structures in both aerial and on the ground applications. They can be fitted to any type of excavator from 9 to 110 t and there are nine models available from 1.6 to 9 t.

Breaker developments Ingersoll Rand continues to

develop the Montabert hydraulic breaker range, including two new additions to the Silver Clip range, the SC-6 and the SC-50 models. The SC-6 weighs 65 kg, but is less than 1 m long and easy to handle. The SC-6 can be adapted to all carriers from 0.7 to 1.2 t and takes flows varying from 12 to 23 l/min. The maximum frequency is 1450 strokes/min. In addition, the SC6 accepts very high backpressure, up to a maximum of 30 bar. With a diameter of 37 mm, the chisel and pyramidal point tools for the SC-6 offer exceptional long life performance. The SC-6 is available as standard as a soundproof version. The SC-50 completes the upper part of the Silver Clip range. With a weight of 500 kg, it can be mounted on carriers from 7 to 14 t providing hydraulic oil flows from 75 to 125 l/min. It is soundproofed as standard and features protection against idle running and a pressure regulator. Unlike the other Silver Clip models, the SC-50 retains the tool with two strong retaining pins and it can be greased automatically with the Easylub option.

JCB is launching at Bauma a new series of JS Auto tracked and wheeled excavators, the most powerful and efficient machines the company has offered. The eleven new tracked and four new wheeled models, featuring Tier III compliant engines, range from 14-26 t and are more

productive, more comfortable and cheaper to run than previous models. The new tracked machines are the JS160/ 180 Auto, JS190 Auto, JS 200/210/220/235 Auto, JZ235/255 Auto and JS240/260. The new introductions to the wheeled excavator range are

AUSA’s new D 900AP dumper

Spanish site dumper manufacturer AUSA has introduced its new 9t capacity articulated chassis D 900AP dumper, the biggest in the company’s range, which starts at 0.85t. ”The new D 900AP completes the widest range of dumpers, from the most basic loads to the highest, with simple traction or 4x4, self-loading or not. We’ve achieved a milestone in our company’s history with the best technical and operational solutions on the market,” says AUSA sales director José Ramón Gómez.

A team of British engineers collaborated in the design of the dumper. ”The choice of this team of experts responds to the history behind dumpers in the United Kingdom,” says Gómez. There are a number of dumper manufacturers in Great Britain, which accounts for about 60% of the world dumper market, and it is one of the countries with the longest history of dumper use. AUSA believes that with the addition of the D 900AP, its market share in Great Britain will be at least 25%.

the JS145W Auto, JS160W Auto, JS175W Auto and JS200W Auto. Each will feature all the existing benefits of JCB’s Auto range, including unrivalled operator comfort levels, excellent serviceability, ground level daily servicing and an intelligent Advanced Management System. In addition, new developments to the engine and cab will significantly enhance the machines’ performance and the operator environment ”The JS Auto range raised the bar in terms of tracked and wheeled excavator performance and has proved successful with major customers across the world,” says JCB chief operating officer Matthew Taylor. ”With the introduction of these more powerful and efficient models, we not only bring our range into line with latest legislation, but provide the major global markets with the best excavator they will ever have experienced. These new machines strengthen JCB’s position at the forefront of excavator design and spearhead our drive for a significantly increased share of the world market.”

Cat to display more than 60 machines at Bauma 2007 Under the theme of ”Your Success. Our Commitment.” Caterpillar, together with its German dealer Zeppelin, will display their products and services over a total of 11,000 m2 at the bauma 2007 fair. With the chosen theme Caterpillar highlights its increasing focus and commitment to supporting its customers’ business success. The Caterpillar stand is located in the hall B6 and the adjoining outside area. More than 60 Cat machines will be on display at the stand. These include skid-steer loaders, multi terrain loaders, mini-excavators, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, telehandlers, excavators, articulated and off highway trucks, motor graders, track type tractors and loaders, paving products as well as related work tools. In particular, new products include the 953D track-type loader, M318D and M330D material handlers, 906H, 907H and 908H compact wheel loaders, 256C skid-steer loader, 297C multi terrain loader, TH246 telehandler, 991K large wheel loader, and 319 DL, 320D and 323D excavators. More new products will be on display for the first time in Europe. All Caterpillar products will also be displayed in the new Power Edge trade dress.

Bauma will be the global launch of JCB’s new range of Robot skid steer and compact tracked loaders offering greater performance, operator control, comfort and enhanced operation. Building on JCB’s unique single arm Robot design, the new models feature redesigned cab access and are available with a range of 34 attachments. The Robots are targeted at a range of industries, including local authorities, plant and tool hire, demolition, waste, construction, landscaping and agriculture. The new range consists of five wheeled skid steers with rated capacities from 600 - 1100kg, including JCB’s first ever 800kg capacity model, and three new compact tracked loader variants, with capacities from 820 - 1020kg. With its unique single-arm design, the JCB Robot remains the only skid steer on the market to offer a side entry door. This improves safety by eradicating the need to climb over attachments to gain access, and significantly enhances visibility as there is no left-hand arm to obscure the operator’s view. Access to the cab is even easier on the models as the door hinges are now positioned to the right of the aperture rather than the left. The larger Robot 190, 1110, 190T and 1110T models are now powered by the JCB Dieselmax engines. They deliver 83hp (63kW) in the 190 II tracked and wheeled models, while the larger capacity 1110 Robots feature a turbocharged 91hp (68kW) version. In addition, all Robot 190, 1110, 190T, and1110T high flow (HF) models benefit from greater hydraulic output, with pressures rising from 185bar to 225 bar and flow increasing from 120 litres/min to 130 litres/min. The result in significantly improved performance for all high flow attachments such as cold planers and trenchers. At the front end of the machine JCB has altered the quick hitch attachment system, replacing the twin lever design for a single lever. Operated from the cab entry side of the machine, this lever is mounted to the left hand side of the quick hitch and allows for faster and more efficient changing of attachments. ISSUE 2 - APRIL - MAY 2007 •




15 new excavators from JCB

Major upgrade of JCB robots

New Bobcat mini excavators


New sideshift backhoes for Bobcat loaders The new R30S and R35S sideshift backhoe attachments from Bobcat can be mounted on all the company’s skid-steers, compact tracked loaders and all-wheel steer loaders from the S130 model and up. The new R30S and R35S backhoes offer more features than the previous 730SH and 835SH models they replace. As well as maximum digging depths of 2990 and 3510 mm, respectively, the R30S and R35S backhoes have easy-to-use joystick controls for precise, smooth movements and reduced operator fatigue. The joystick controls are mounted directly on the valve bank, eliminating all mechanical linkages. The valve bank features a new section

with manual depressurisation of the auxiliary hydraulic lines, which removes pressure in both lines to allow connection and disconnection of hydraulic breakers and other attachments. The new backhoes have electrically activated auxiliary hydraulics. As part of standard safety features, the backhoes are equipped with a safety shut-off valve that locks out all hydraulic functions when the control valve is in the raised position. In addition a mechanical system locks the valve assembly in the raised position and must be manually released to lower the control centre into the working position.

Bobcat has launched two new zero tail swing mini-excavators, the 425 ZTS and 428ZTS, with operating weights between 2 t and 3 t. The Bobcat 425 ZTS, equipped with cab, has an operating weight of 2650 kg. The excavator combines a maximum digging depth of 2541 mm with breakout forces of 2250 daN and 1460 daN over the bucket cylinder and dipper stick cylinder respectively. The similar Bobcat 428 ZTS has a maximum digging depth of 2844 mm and, equipped with cab, an operating weight of 2933 kg. The 428 has a breakout force over the bucket cylinder of 2460 daN and over the dipper stick cylinder of 1220 daN. Powered by the Kubota V1505-IDI-NA diesel engine giving 20.6 kW of output power, both the 425 and 428 have load-sensing hydraulics. This means that even when working at lower engine rpm, the hydraulics ensure fine control of machine functions allowing all operations to be carried out simultaneously. The use of maintenance-free and lowupkeep components is complemented with easy service access. All routine maintenance points are reachable from one side, while the large swing-up rear hatch provides ready access to engine check and fill points, filters and battery.

New midi excavators from Komatsu New PC88MR-6 midi excavator Komatsu has introduced the new 8 t midi excavator PC88MR-6 to the European market and is ideal for constrained areas and city environments. The PC88MR6’s tight tail design allows it to work in total safety, with no danger of rear collisions. Its state-of-the-art CLSS hydraulic system ensures optimal performance and control, even in combined operations, making the machine productive and easy to operate. The PC88MR-6 comes with a very spacious, low-noise cab with a sliding door and suspended seat, air conditioning and an optional radio. In addition, customers can choose between rubber shoes, steel shoes or road liners, and select one of three arm lengths and additional counterweights.

Komatsu’s new PW98MR-6 midi excavator Komatsu has also launched the first tight tail wheeled midi excavator the

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PW98MR-6 on the European market. Its two piece boom is a completely new design, and is operated by a single cylinder. Extremely manoeuvrable, the excavator is ideal for tight spaces, bringing the benefits of outstanding productivity and superb operator comfort to any site. This PW98MR-6’s unique tight tail design, the first of its kind on the market, allows it to work in the most restricted areas in total safety, with no danger of rear collisions. Its state-of-theart CLSS hydraulic system ensures optimal performance and control, even in combined operations, making this machine productive and easy to operate. Four-wheel steering and three steering modes guarantee exceptional manoeuvrability. The hydrostatic transmission enables a top speed of 30 km/h, allowing quick transferring and avoiding the need for carrier trucks. The PW98MR-6 comes with a very spacious, low-noise cab with every possible comfort, from a sliding door and suspended seat to air conditioning and an optional radio. In addition, customers can choose between one of three arm lengths, and select single or twin tyres, blade and outriggers and additional counterweights.

Hall: A6 Booth no. 311 + A5_A6:181

New Bobcat skid-steer loader


The new S100 skid-steer loader from Bobcat is a compact machine that can work in tight spaces and is easy to transport. The S100 loader offers the power and performance expected of a bigger machine, combined with the durability of a strong frame design, increased operator comfort and easy serviceability thanks to a transverse-mounted 25 kW Kubota 4-cylinder 1505 Tier IIIA-compliant diesel engine. With an operating weight with bucket of just 1800 kg, the S100 offers a rated operating capacity of 453 kg and a tipping load of 907 kg. High engine power and hydraulic flow provide for extra fast cycle times and provide power for operating over 30 different attachments. The S100 is equipped with a new fullcomfort cab incorporating electronic controls and instrumentation, claimed to be the most advanced on the market. In addition to a heated cab, there is a wide range of other options for

Caterpillars new material handlers Following the introduction of the first D-series wheeled material handler M325D MH in 2006, Caterpillar is upgrading two additional models, M318D MH and M322D MH, which replace the respective C-series models. The design of the new machines is consistent with the M325D MH and incorporates all the proven D-series features. In addition a number of new developments contribute to increased productivity, reliability, versatility and operator comfort. M318D MH and M322D MH offer improved productivity through increased lifting capacities, higher power, Smart Boom™ function, new blade and an all-new in-cab drop time adjuster. Both machines are compliant with all current European Union sound and emission regulations, and are suitable for multiple applications including scrap yards, mill yard and transfer stations. For the most demanding lifting requirements, a new heavy lift function is available as standard. When using the heavy lift mode the lifting capacity is further increased by on average from six to ten percent without slowing down the machine. Productivity is also improved through faster cycle times due to the Smart Boom, which allows

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the boom to go down under its own weight, simultaneously increasing pump flow to other machine functions. A completely new function is the in-cab drop time adjuster, which allows the operator to conveniently adjust the magnet drop time depending on the processed material. The new 2.4m hydraulic cab riser gives the operator excellent visibility. The cab, consoles and joysticks have been improved to provide better access to

the S100, such as the optional Power BobTach system, which helps to speed up the process for changing attachments. Also available is a bucket positioning valve, which helps to ensure that the bucket and contents stay level. The large swing open tailgate and transverse-mounted engine provides convenient one side servicing. Hydraulic and hydrostatic components under the operator cab can be accessed quickly by removing two nuts at the front of the cab and tilting it back. As in all Bobcat skid-steer loaders, the S100 offers the well-known advantages of the unique ’bow-tie’ drive chain design, using prestressed, heavy-duty drive chains in two short continuous loops on each side of the loader. No periodic adjustments are needed. The axle bearings are self-lubricated and never need additional greasing and the hub design also offers total seal protection.

all functions and to make the operator station more comfortable and safer. The on/off grapple rotate function in the C-series models has been replaced by a tool modular rotation with a sliding switch on left joystick to help the operator to precisely position the tool. Both the M318D MH and the M322D MH feature a Cat C6.6 engine with ACERT Technology that produces up to 124 kW. Cat engines with ACERT Technology meet all Stage IIIA standards for off-road diesel engines. Caterpillar is leading the industry with this innovative solution to reduce exhaust gas emissions. As a new feature the M318D MH and the M322D MH also incorporate an optional blade that can be mounted in addition to the four stabilizers. There is an optional waste handling package for working in waste transfer stations or other dusty applications.

Volvo’s new C Series excavators Volvo Construction Equipment has launched the first of its C-series excavators the EC160C, EC180C and the EC210C. They come with more powerful Tier III compliant Volvo engines, delivering the best fuel efficiency in the industry, the company claims. These engines have been united with intelligent hydraulics, a more rugged undercarriage and superstructure. The cab has been substantially upgraded, giving operators more comfort, more space, a better climate, better visibility and improved, easier to use controls. The outgoing B-series was instrumental in

establishing Volvo Construction Equipment as a leading player in the global excavator market and the C-series is expected to expand on that success. The C-series excavators come with a range of options, including the CareTrack GPS monitoring system that allows users, from their computers, to track machine location, fuel usage, hours of operation and set machine usage limits. Different quick fit systems are also available for rapid and safe changeover of attachments. Volvo will launch a new series of wheel loaders at Bauma. Below an example from JCBs new line of skidsteers.


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New Atlas Copco Hydraulic Compactors

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Atlas Copco will present a new range of hydraulic compactors at Bauma. Six models are available for attachment to carriers weighing from 1 to 40 t. Compacting plate areas range from 0.22 to 0.94 m2. “We are offering a wide variety of products that can be attached to a large number of industrial carriers,” says Product Line Manager Pedestal Boom Solutions/Hydraulic Compactors Bernd Jenner. ”The HC 103, the smallest in the line, can be used in confined spaces. The bigger units are significant for their power, reliability and flexibility.” All Atlas Copco compactors can be quickly and easily attached to the carrier and fit existing adapter plates of the light to medium class of Atlas Copco hydraulic breakers. The three bigger models feature replaceable compacting plates to meet individual requirements for driving in posts, shutters or sheet piles. “The attached compactors reduce the manpower needed in the immediate vicinity and protect the operator against noise and risks because he can work from the carrier cabin. This particularly enhances the safety when working in ditches,” adds Jenner. ”And attached compactors are much faster and hence more cost effective than hand-held units”.

Komatsu’s new 19t wheel loader


Komatsu has enhanced its medium-to-large wheel-loader range with the new 19 t WA4306, which the company claims sets new standards in productivity, fuel economy and comfort. It is ideal for the sand and gravel industry, waste handling and composting, wood and material handling, earthmoving, road construction and construction recycling. At the heart of the WA430-6 is a new 175 kW / 235 HP engine delivering high torque even at low revs. It is part of Komatsu’s ECOT3 range of engines specially designed to deliver low emissions and fuel consumption, satisfying environmental regulations and customer requirements. It features an electronically controlled high-pressure common rail injection system, the

latest piston design technology and advanced air management for a cleaner, smoke-free exhaust. The newly designed drive train delivers maximum efficiency and an unrivalled initial rimpull-toweight ratio for easier material penetration. It also gives the WA430-6 plenty of acceleration and speed on inclines, enabling outstanding productivity and value in load-and-carry operations. Machine performance is further enhanced by a load-sensing hydraulic system that provides the exact flow required with no flow loss, improving both working speed and breakout force. The hydraulic system combines perfectly with a new adaptive gas pedal to significantly improve operability. In addition, the new wheel loader is also easy and comfortable to operate. It is fitted with Komatsu’s renowned SpaceCab™, which offers a spacious interior with air conditioning, adjustable steering column, state-of-the-art ergonomic controls and an air-cushioned, heated seat. The SpaceCab’s sound proofing means noise level at the operator’s ears is just 71 dB(A). An Electronically Controlled Suspension System (ECSS) is also fitted as standard, improving travelling comfort and safety while reducing material spillage and extending the machine’s lifetime.

New brand remote controlled demolition robots from Finland Bauma will see the launch of a completely new remote controlled demolition robot named Finmac F16 made by the Finnish company Finmac Demolition Oy located in Vaasa.

Sandvik at Bauma Sandvik Mining and Construction will be at BAUMA in the open area F9, Stand no: 905/2 displaying a comprehensive range of products and equipment, including a new, revolutionary surface drilling rig. The rig will offer a wealth of advanced, practical features that put the latest technology to serve drill owners and operators alike. The novelty will act as an information centre for rock excavation process optimization. It gathers comprehensive information on drilling process and related matters. Self-diagnostics in the machine provides, among others, an excellent tool for maintenance schedule planning, and the rig is also ready for remote access. Sandvik is also developing a new, training concept that will fundamentally change operator training in rock excavation and will introduce a drilling simulator, which is one of the key elements in the new concept.

Environment friendly news for dust encapsulation Quarries and gravel pits as well as other industries are looking for ways to improve the environment by reducing noise and minimizing the spreading of dust and fines to the surroundings. The Sandvik telescopic chute is welcomed by the industry, because of its ability to encapsulate the dust during the last step in mineral processing, from conveyor belt to stockpile. It has proven to be a reliable and cost efficient solution. Today many plants around Europe operate the Sandvik telescopic chute.

Mobile unit with closed circuit CM4800i is the perfect choice for any contractor looking for a highly flexible and mobile secondary unit with a short payback time. The unit has a multitude of operating set ups offering maximum flexibility in production. CM4800i can operate independently or in a system with other units. For a perfect match, incorporating the primary crushing unit CM1208i provides an intelligent control system optimizing the entire production process. At Bauma, Sandvik will introduce a new development for the CM4800i to further enhance versatility. The unit will have a hanging screen module with a closed circuit. The high performance screen is a new model, fitted with modular screening media and modular wear plates. This mobile unit also has an even more powerful diesel engine that fulfils TIER III environmental requirements. Sandvik will also show the new RH-series of hammers for Down-The-Hole drilling and the RX300 a new range of expandable rock bolts.


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Bauma launch for new Conjet Robot 364 The leading Swedish hydrodemolition equipment manufacturer Conjet AB will use Bauma 2007 for the world launch of the latest model in its well renowned 360 range the Conjet Robot 364 MPA. The Conjet Robot 364 MPA, on display in Hall A1 stand A1:215, can remove concrete from numerous surfaces, including above and underneath the robot with a minimal set up time. Due to its rigid designed and improved multipurpose arm, which reaches up to 6m above the robot and 5m to the side, the new Robot 364 MPA can operate with a reaction force up to 2000N, which is equivalent to the force of a water jet generated by a 550kW (700 HP) high-pressure water pump. The new features on the Robot 364 MPA include hydraulically height adjustable steering wheels that add an additional degree of freedom for positioning the feedbeam with its integral jetting lance and individually hydraulically extendable drive wheels to optimize robot stability. In addition the design of the new multipurpose arm offer higher accuracy in positioning and holding the feedbeam. The closed loop control system features the latest state of the art PLC (micro computer) and a new control box controlling the hydrodemolition process. There are nine pre-loaded programs for the most common hydrodemolition tasks and in addition the operators can store up to eleven programs with their own set up parameters. Two level cut and accelerated lance turning are other features included in the system. For safety reasons, when the robot is supplied with high-pressure water from a Conjet Powerpack the robot and powerpack control systems are normally integrated. This enables the powerpack to speed up when the robot is switched into automatic mode and returns to idle when it is stopped. Should the emergency stop be activated on either the robot or the powerpack both systems shut down immediately. The Robot 364 is electrically powered so that it can be operated in tunnels and parking garages without producing any exhaust gases that are hazardous for the operators.

Extec to launch three new products at Bauma

Rubble Master will be at Bauma in Hall B3.202 and outside area B2/B3 presenting its latest innovations. Visitors to the stand can also put their recycling knowledge to the test in a competition. Cost-efficiency of 100% in processing is guaranteed by the combination of RM100 and the OS100 oversize grain separator with refeeding system, plus the TS3600 screen. For the first time it is possible, using only two track-mounted mobile machines and an intermediate oversize grain separator, to produce three value grain sizes in a single pass. The refeeding belt of the OS100 forms a closed cycle for the oversize grain to be put back into the crusher. The fourth grain size can be piled up, if required. Besides cost efficiency the machine combination can be ready for work in a very short

time and can be operated by a single operative. All service work can be carried out from the ground and a release system means that any blockages can be removed immediately at the press of a button. With its Lifetime Support concept RUBBLE MASTER has revolutionised service. The company helps its customers long before the purchase with the compilation of business plans, obtaining permits and arranging financing. Customers can also hire the machines to begin with prior to purchase. Service starts after the purchase with extensive training, and regular on-site support throughout the machine’s life.

Extec is to launch three new products at Bauma and will release all details at the show. Extec will have its biggest ever stand at this year’s event and their full range of new and existing products can be seen in the inside in Hall B3 410/505 and in the outside area, Stand 240, 242, 244, between Halls B3 & B4.

Longer, chevron belted side conveyors, in order to feed directly into a cone crusher, and/ or stockpiling areas.

Longest tail conveyor in its class for even greater stock piling capacity.

Faster running belts in order to facilitate high rates of production.

Extec new S-6 screening system

Patented screen box lift mechanism to ease mesh change.

New stronger chassis design for the most demanding of environments.

Longer tracks to produce a stable screening platform.

One novelty is the S-6 large production screen based around the Doublescreen concept incorporating independent screen-box slope, vibration, amplitude and speed. It features: •

Screening area consisting of two individual 10x5 screen boxes, each possessing their own separate drive, and each being independently angled.

The screen box arrangement presents a massive screening area, yet allows for a clean product through the independent set up of the two screen boxes.

The Doublescreen box allows for over twenty different screening angles. Screening efficiency is maximised as material flow is directed by the angle of the screen box. The S-6 is being demonstrated throughout the USA, and will receive its formal launch at Bauma.

Guidetti shows latest development at Bauma Italian manufacturer Guidetti will launch their new compact recycler Ceaser 3 at Bauma. According to Guidetti it combines compact size, high production, high versatility and high mobility. Ceasar 3 has the length 5.5m with conveyor closed and 8.5m with conveyor opened. The width is 2.2m and height 2.5m. The inlet opening measures 530x400 mm and the machine has a crushing capacity of 80m3/h. The total weight is 0.8 t. New products are also expected from

manufacturers like Sandvik, Metso Minerals, DSB, Hartl Anlagebau and OM Track.

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Rubble Master sets standards at BAUMA

Screening in only one step - two for one

improvement in final grain quality and thanks to the zig-zag grid of the pre-screener - also the possibility to produce final grain in two different dimensions in only one step. This means that the operator can for instance produce final grain of 0/32 via pre-screener and - at the same time - final material of 0/ 22 via screen box.

Duplex-System R900 and R800 Also the patented Rockster duplex system,

which allows for interchangeability of the crusher units on the models R900 and R800 (impact crusher and jaw crusher), will be presented at Bauma 2007. Thanks to the identical drive system, both units can be installed on the same basic frame. Within only six hours the impact crusher can be transformed into a jaw crusher - and vice versa. For this reason, the machine can be used fast and efficiently - on many different applications.


Hartl Powercrusher at Bauma The Austrian crusher and screen manufacturer Hartl Anlagenbau GmbH will present their range of mobile Impact crushers, Jaw crushers, VSI crushers and screeners at Bauma in Hall B2 stand 218 and outside between Hall B1 and B2, stands 223-225. This will be the motto for Rockster Recycler at Bauma 2007. The Austrian machine manufacturer will present his latest product: the Rockster screen box RS83, as well as the worldwide unique Duplex System.

Screening at one stroke: the Rockster screen box RS83 Rockster has amplified its product line of mobile compact crushers with the new screen box RS83. This circular motion vibrating screen with a weight of only 1,9 tons is the perfect option for the track-mounted impact crusher R900 and can be assembled directly on the main discharge conveyor of the machine. For activating the screen box, no separate drive system is requested. The RS83 is driven by the additional hydraulic unit of the R900.

Robust design, smart solutions Just like all Rockster crushers also the RS83 boasts a very robust and stable design. Furthermore the Rockster team managed to introduce innovative technologies, to absorb the vibrations of the box and protect the main conveyor of the crusher from any impacts. Concerning the handling of the oversized grain, Rockster has created two different alternatives for the customer: the oversized grain can be separated via side discharge belt or - for a closed cycle - lead back via an optional return belt into the feed hopper for a second crushing process.

Final grain in two different dimensions A further benefit with the RS83 is the

The Hartl Powercrusher team will be available at their indoor stand in Hall B2. Flat screen TV’s will be displaying the Hartl plants in operation, showing output and loading techniques in natural stone, recycling, road work and demolition applications. The recently launched HCS 6015 mobile screener will be displayed outside between halls B1

and B2 at stand 223. The 6015 is a large screen area double deck plant featuring 6 m x 1.5 m on both decks. The screening plant combines the advantage of a stationary unit, such as massive screening area with high screening capacity and deposit volumes, with the mobility of a compact plant. Also on display outside will be the heavy and compact line of crushers, including


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the Red Dot Design Award winning Powercrusher PC 1375 I. In addition Hartl Sensortechnik will present the next generation electro-optical belt scale in Hall B2, Stand 218. The new system uses a hand held PDA that receives data via Bluetooth from the sensor. The handheld unit has an integrated printer allowing for on site print outs and productivity checks.

3800/2007 Medium and heavy duty breakers Atlas Copco Construction Tools is now ranked the world’s biggest manufacturer of hydraulic breakers and silent demolition tools offering an extensive product line. A result of both organic growth and the acquisition of the German company Krupp in 2002. PDi’s Mikael Karlsson visited the Atlas Copco plant in Essen some weeks ago to find out more about them.

In Essen Atlas Copco develop and produce medium and heavy series breakers, and a wide range of silent demolition tools for a variety of demolition and recycling applications. These include combi cutters, demolition and bulk pulverisers, multi grapples and scrap cutters. ”We have some 380 employees here in Essen for product development and manufacturing. And for some time now the plant is working 4 shifts at full capacity to satisfy the need of both breakers and silent demolition tools on the market,” says marketing communication manager Anja Kaulbach.

Major investments for expansion Further to this, a huge investment plan of some EUR 18 million is under way for expansion and modernization of the plant, which means that new manufacturing machines are introduced almost every week and assembly is

The Atlas Copco Plant in Essen, Germany, employs some 380 people and expanding.

being changed and optimized at present. PDi visited Essen just before Bauma 2007, and along with the normal work the company is also preparing to launch several new products for the show in Munich this year.

Several new products The new DP 2800 Demolition Pulverizer introduced last December replaced the DP 2500. This is a new type of pulverizer, which can be universally used for both primary and secondary demolition. It has a wide, straight jaw and rotation gear that makes it very versatile in different applications. The slewing gear on the DP 2800 allows it to be positioned quickly and accurately, which saves time. Time is also a factor when it comes to servicing. The teeth and wear plates can be replaced on

”Atlas Copco now has a lot in the pipeline product-wise,” says Matthias Holtgrewe, product line manager for silent demolition tools.

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site and the blades can be easily and quickly turned around, giving maximum utilization of wear parts. With the new CC 2500 Atlas Copco is completing the machine operated range of Combi Cutters. The CC 2500 has a service weight of 2580 kg and can be attached to carriers weighing 22 to 35 t. The most important innovation of this generation of hydraulic combi cutter attachments is that the jaws are supported on a central main stud. Enhanced safety and stability, shorter opening and closing cycles as well as faster replacement of jaws are the chief advantages from which users profit. “In addition more new products for demolition and other applications will be launched at Bauma. We are currently compiling some 13 news releases for this occasion,” says Anja Kaulbach.

“A lot more to come” “Atlas Copco now has a lot in the pipeline product-wise,” adds silent demolition tools product line manager Matthias Holtgrewe. “What we have seen in the past years and even months, is that the market for these tools has grown more than other segments, even stronger than breakers since silent demolition is going to replace traditional demolition more and more.” Sales of hydraulic breakers are also booming. “Last year we produced around 3,000 medium and heavy weight breakers, and this year we plan to produce some 3,800 breakers,” says medium and heavy breaker product line manager Torsten Treger. Atlas Copco introduced the first hydraulic breaker in the early 1960s. And the former Krupp introduced the world’s first machine operated hydraulic breaker, the HM 400, at the Hanover Trade Fair in 1967. With the joined companies today, the small breakers are manufactured in Sweden and the medium and larger models in Germany. Most models feature the well-known Krupp percussion technology and AutoControl system, DustProtector II, ContiLube II and VibroSilenced system. “And we can easily today offer our products anywhere in the world with the benefit of being part of Atlas Copco’s sales, service and support organization worldwide, which opens up new opportunities for sales in markets outside Europe and North America where we are already strong,” adds Torsten Treger.


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SAMEDIA “ French manufacturer Samedia called recently its customers and the media to a big product event in Les Herbiers, France. The reason was to introduce their new diamond blade series SHOXX, developed for dry cutting in very hard reinforced concrete, granite and other hard construction materials. PDi’s Mikael Karlsson reports.

The diamond tools manufacturer Samedia, based in Les Herbiers, France, is launching completely new diamond cutting blades called SHOXX to cut very hard reinforced concrete, granite and construction materials.

New patent The new X20 SHOXX blades, with a diameter of 230, 300 and 350 mm, incorporate a completely new and patented manufacturing technology, where they use high quality bonds developed in the automotive industry and are much more resistant. With the new method and materials, Samedia has managed to give the new blades the highest segment height on the market today of 20 mm. The segments are conical, which reduces the space between them reducing vibrations during cutting.

Titanium coated diamond grains The new blades have a steel core with a thickness of 2 to 2.2 mm and the diamond grains are coated with titanium, which increases diamond retention by 25%. ”It has taken us six years to develop this new manufacturing method and the SHOXX blade to get the very best results for the end users,” says, SHOXX product development manager Uwe Neidhardt. Thorough study of the new SHOXX blades enhanced their performance.


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“X20 fastest tool on the market” Samedia promises that X20 SHOXX blades are the fastest tools on the market and cut hard materials twice as fast as standard blades. At a special product demonstration in the French city of Le Mans earlier this year, hundreds of invited guests could witness and test this for real. The company also says that with quality and hardness tested to a much higher level than required by EN 13236 standards, the new blades have a lifetime that is twice as long as other top quality blades.

More the 45 years in business Samedia started in 1961 and produces a wide range of quality products for cutting, drilling or grinding in stone, construction or refractory materials. Over the years, the company was the first manufacturer to propose top range blades with 9, 12 and 15mm and now 20 mm segment heights on the market. The factory is located in Denzlingen, Germany, and for many years specializes in laser welded diamond tools with a capacity to produce some 2 million diamond cutting blades per year. All products are distributed from the factory directly to distributors around Europe. The main markets are France, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Germany. At a special product demonstration in the French city of Le Mans earlier this year, hundreds of invited guests witnessed and tested the performance of Samedia’s new X20 SHOXX blades.

“SHOXX’s” To the right: Uwe Neidhardt, Product Development Manager, explaining how the X20 SHOXX blades differ from other top quality cutting blades. The new blades have a diameter of 230, 300 and 350 mm and incorporate a completely new and patented manufacturing technology.

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New Atlas Copco multi grapples helps clean up after storm The hurricane Kyrill has caused damage running into millions in the woods of the Sauerland district. Blocked roads and woods around Kirchhundem are being cleared with saws and a new MG 1800 because the timber has to be processed it deteriorates. Recently the contractor Behle from Kirchhundem purchased a new grapple. The operator Josef Schmidt is satisfied with the performance. ”With the high-speed rotation unit of the MG 1800 we can really clear up this place. The grapple safely chucks the trunks and holds them in any desired position. The speed with which the trunks are clasped is also very important. The material is not jerked off because the trunks are grasped too briskly and we are not losing time because the jaw is not closing fast enough.” Schmidt and his Volvo EC 210 transport the trunks to a storage area where they are sorted and stored until they are retrieved by the sawmills. ”I can handle five to six trunks with the grapple, that is a weight of 3t to 4t per charge,” adds Schmidt. ”And this is absolutely necessary if you want to get control of the huge amount of trees blown over by the storm and get them out of the woods in time.” Atlas Copco’s MultiGrapples includes six models designed for being attached to carriers with a service weight ranging from 5 to 50 t. Thanks to their robust design they can also be

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used for the demolition of light masonry and wooden structures. A standard hydraulic 360˚ rotation unit allows the grapple to be quickly and accurately positioned. Hydraulic cylinders and components are protected against damage. The blades can be reversed and replaced with ease to guarantee a high MultiGrapple availability. The grapples have elongated slots to prevent branches from getting stuck.

Diamond tools from Korea Seoul based Korean manufacturer of diamond tools Fine Tech Corporation is now increasing their marketing presence. Fine Tech was founded in 1990 as a manufacturer of industrial diamonds and diamond tools for sawing, drilling, grinding, milling and polishing in concrete, stone, asphalt and other construction materials. The company employ 20 persons and around 90 per cent of the production is exported to markets abroad like Europe, USA and Australia to name the strongest.

The product line The product assortment consist of several different types of diamond tools: The Cup wheels, named Swirly and Turbo Cups, for FTC pads. angle grinders in dimensions between 100 to 180 mm. The Turbo cups provide a fast and efficient handling of granite, marble, porcelain, refractory and concrete. Swirly cups is designed for long life and fast grinding of stone and construction material as well as concrete floor grinding tasks. The Fine Tech grinding plates and FTC pads

are developed for all types of floor grinding. The grinding plates offer a long life and fast removal of green concrete, cured concrete, granite, terrazzo and natural stone. The normal dimension is 250 mm but other diameters can be ordered upon request. The FTC pads is developed for all types of floor grinding machines to grind green concrete, cured concrete, natural stone, epoxy removal and grinding of very abrasive surfaces. Fine Tech has also a line of different core bits for drilling in concrete with light or heavy reinforcements. The company also sell lose segments for those who retips on their own. Fine Tech manufacturers all types of diameters of core drills. The company also have a line of PCD (Polycrystalline diamonds) cups. The PCD cups are hand made with large size synthetic diamond on the tool surface in order to remove coatings like epoxy, adhesive, mastic efficiently. The series of diamond blades are called Turbo

and contains for blades in sizes from 100 mm up to 230 mm. Fine Tech also have a series of resin polishing pads for wet polishing of granite, marble, glass

and other materials as well as final polishing of concrete. Available in sizes 78, 100 and 125 mm in diameter.

See us at Bauma 2007 Hall:A1, Booth 128

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DUST CONTROL TECHNOLOGY® is, as a matter of fact, a group of individuals committed to creating a cleaner, healthier and safer environment. The company, 26 years in business, is a US leaders in dust and odor control solutions for the demolition, construction, transfer station, landfill, composting, wood processing, scrap, recycling, and steel & slag industries. The DustBoss® products have provided solutions for clients in these industries across the U.S. and also in other countries. On these pages we

extract dust outdoors. The dust extraction system is called DustBoss and is developed an manufactured by the US company Dust Control Technology®. Here are three interes-

are publishing three interesting case stories showing DustBoss® products in different demolition and recycling applications.

ting case stories from

Dallas Contracting Co., Inc.

different types of

Dust control in silo demolition


Dallas Contracting Co., Inc., is a nationwide contractor specializing in demolition, concrete recycling and remediation

projects. The turnkey operation offers a comprehensive suite of services to its customers, including, demolition, on-site concrete aggregate crushing and recycling, environmental remediation, rigging, brownfield redevelopment, surplus and used equipment sales, equipment removals and salvage and scrap metal recycling. Dallas Contracting was hired by a leading manufacturer of cement and chemical admixtures to demolish a large portion of their old cement production plant in West Virginia to make room for a large plant expansion. The task involved demolishing 14 silos and several other miscellaneous buildings and structures. All structures had significant dust accumulation on the outside and many of the silos were half to three-quarters full of cement powder. With the amount of dust and cement powder, demolition of these structures posed a significant dust control issue for Dallas Contracting, jobsite employees and neighbouring bystanders. The conventional method of controlling dust in the past has been a labourer holding a hose or a hose mounted to a fixed anchor mechanism. Fire hoses create large water droplets, 300 - 3,000 microns in size, which cannot cover a sufficient area to control the minute particles of dust emissions typical of a demolition project. In addition, dust suppression with fire hoses is an inefficient use of labour and natural resources. A better method would be needed to achieve proper dust suppression at this large, long-term demolition project.

An effective solution Dallas Contracting selected the patented DustBoss® dust suppression system for its dust control needs. The DustBoss is a fully automatic oscillating ducted fan incorporating a highpressure water misting system that creates a Virtual Dust Barrier. This system can connect to a normal garden hose and eliminates manual labour and high water volumes typical of a manned fire hose dust suppression method. In addition, DustBoss units blanket between 510-1950 m2 with a fine mist of 50-75 micronsized dust-attracting water particles, the optimal size for agglomeration of dust particles coating the dust and driving it to the ground. At this project, two DustBoss units with portable generators were used and were setup to create a dust barrier between the area to be demolished and the active plant. “We were very pleased with the effectiveness of the DustBoss units on this demolition project,” said Dallas Contracting Co., Inc President John Sisto. “The demolition of the silos was a potential dust pollution and health nightmare and these units effectively resolved this issue for us. In addition we were very pleased that we received no dust complaints due to the effective dust suppression achieved with the DustBoss units. We would use these units again on a project of this nature.”


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Resource Recovery Technologies:

How to transfer trash Resource Recovery Technologies in the US is a transfer station that daily processes up to 450 t of yard waste and demolition debris 250 days a year. Until recently RRT used the conventional method of spraying a fire hose to control dust. Despite the hosing of the debris, a huge dust cloud still remained. Workers were unhappy and complained as the danger of slipping was greatly increased. The constant spraying also resulted in the material becoming over saturated causing the material to be much heavier and with the added weight were basically paying to haul water to the landfill. As this method did not effectively control the dust, the air

filters on the heavy machinery used at the site had to be frequently replaced. RRT tried the DustBoss, a fully automatic, oscillating ducted fan with a high pressure misting system. After using the DustBoss for a few days there was a dramatic improvement in the air quality. The workers could see from one end of the building to the other which was impossible with the old system. The improved air quality also resulted in longer air filter life on the heavy machinery within the facility. “We are no longer wasting 4 to 6 man hours per day, 250 days per year to keep the dust down,” says site supervisor Ken Tritz. Also, we do not need to change the air filters on our wheel loader and other heavy equipment as often.”

The reuse of the land would be key to the economic growth of the City of Midvale. The close proximity to residential areas meant special care was needed to control demolition dust at the site. At the Midvale Slag Superfund Site, the DustBoss was able to solve dust problems that several fire hoses could not. The DustBoss creates a mist of 50 - 200-micron sized droplets that are able to blanket and control dust particles in the air. The system also uses less water over the same area as a fire hose would, conserving water and preventing over saturation of the demolition debris to be hauled away. In addition, because less water was used with the DustBoss, the amount of contaminated water that would have to be treated was reduced and resulted in savings on the cleanup project. The perimeter of the site and personal monitors had zero hits throughout the duration of the 18-month long project. Entact management was amazed by the results. ”Our overall impression of the DustBoss is excellent,” says Kirk Gates, of Entact. “We will be using the DustBoss on another site similar to this one.”

When Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. fell the 14 silos two DustBoss units with portable generators were used and were setup to create a dust barrier between the area to be demolished and the active plant.

At the Midvale Slag Superfund Site he DustBoss equipment was able to solve the problem that several fire hoses could not. The DustBoss creates a mist of 50 to 200 microns sized droplets that are able to blanket and control dust particles in the air.

ENTACT Environmental Services:

Demolition & Environmental concerns? The US based environmental remediation company ENTACT Environmental Services has used Dust Control Technology’s DustBoss on a recent contract. The company was retained as the supervising contractor during the cleanup of the Midvale Slag Superfund site, a 446-acre abandoned lead smeltering site. The Midvale Slag Superfund Site, along with another adjacent Superfund Site, made up almost 20% of the City of Midvale and the majority of available vacant land in the city. ISSUE 2 - APRIL - MAY 2007 •



Darda concrete crusher and Brokk robot succeed together Brokk robots and concrete crushers from Darda are good fit. Since last year the German manufacturer Darda is owned by Brokk AB.

Partial deconstruction work is frequently quite challenging because parts of the building fabric need to remain undamaged. In Schiltach in the Black Forest region of Germany the building contractor BTS GmbH has mastered this challenge using a Brokk 180 demolition robot, equipped with a Darda CC 420 concrete crusher. Sanitary products manufacturer Hansgrohe, transformed a production hall from the 1960s into a representation building with new exhibition and seminar rooms, an audimax cinema and a museum. For this project, two three-storey staircases had to be cored, The Darda concrete crusher CC420 breaks concrete of up to 400mm and cuts steel reinforcement with a maximum diameter of 28 mm.

No problem with insufficient floor capacity as the Brokk 180 has a low bearing pressure.

and mainly in the front upper floors and reinforced concrete columns and binding beams had to be removed. The skeleton construction out of reinforced concrete stood wall to wall between two other buildings where normal activity had to go on undisturbed. For the partial deconstruction this meant as little noise, dust and vibration as possible plus a high safety standard with regard to the remaining buildings. The Darda CC 420 concrete crusher mounted to a Brokk 180 proved to be the ideal demolition tool. According to BTS GmbH the major advantage of the CC 420 was its opening width of 420 mm in relation to its low weight of just 240 kg. It can crack concrete with a thickness of up to 400 mm with a breaking force of up to 374 kN. The CC 420 is suitable for carriers in the 2.5 t to 3 t class and is an ideal match with the BROKK 180. Due to its low weight and compact size the Brokk demolition robot could be used in every corner of the building. Because these machines are remotely controlled the operator was able to stand at a safe distance from falling debris. The electro-hydraulic drive is extremely silent and does not produce any emissions. The Brokk 180 mini-excavator weighing 1.9 t is a lot more powerful than mini-excavators of comparable classes, the company claims. Working together the two machines broke 125 m3 of brickwork and 180 m3 of concrete with a large amount of reinforcement as well as steel with a diameter of up to 28 mm. Here the compact CC 420 showed its strength with a cutting force of up to 1240 kN. The complete deconstruction work was finished after 40 working days and significantly shorter than the programme. By using the CC 420 with the Brokk 180 demolition robot 50% fewer diamond saw cuts were necessary. The separated parts were first secured and then broken up with the concrete crusher.


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EVENTS CALENDAR Bauma 2007 23-29 April München Exhibition Centre IACDS Annual Meeting 2007 30th of April 30, 2007, Bad Murnau, Germany EDA Conference 2007 6-10 June, 2007 Gran Hotel Domine, Bilbao, Spain ConExpo Asia 2007 4-7 December, 2007 Chinese Export Commodities Fair (CECF) Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou, China World of Concrete 2008 22 - 25 Jan, 2008 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA CSDA Convention 2008 36th Annual CSDA Convention 48 March, 2008 Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa Las Vegas, Nevada Samoter 2008 5-9 March Verona Exhibition Centre, Veron, Italy ConExpo Con/Agg 2008 11-15 March Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ConExpo Con/Agg 2008 20-25 April Paris Nord, Villepinte Exhibition Centre, France

EDA annual conference in Bilbao, Spain The European Demolition Association will hold its 2007 conference in Bilbao, Spain on 7 – 10 of June. Place is Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao. It will, as usual, be a packked programme including board meeting and EDA general meeting. Further special speeched will be held by Pilar de la Cruz on the subject Controlled demolition with explosives of chimneys. Mr Takala of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work will talk about safety aspects at demolition sites. The conference will also include several group and general discussions on subject like high reach demolition and EU lobby issues. On Saturday the 9th of June a gala dinner will be held and earlier the same day the group of participants will visit worksites in the city of San Sebastian. Special programme will also be arranged for those who will bring their wifes to the event and several general activities are also included in teh agenda. Among other the particpants will be able to meet the Presedent of the Chocolate Association in Bilbao. Particpant will also have the opportunity to enjoy samples of chocolate from several countries of the world like Venezuela, Trinindad, Ivory Coast,etc.


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