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EDA Autumn Event Programme

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BAUMA Review pages: 12-16

Husqvarna’s Surpise page: 18 Reports:

New Strong developments from WEKA pages: 24

CAT & Demlone launch DEM50 pages: 36 Reports:

Go Julie...Go!


Cutting Pro Competition in UK pages: 40-41

Special Feature:

Dry and High Cycled page: 54-56


DEMCON Line Up page: 60-63


Something for Everyone page: 64-65

pages: 40-41


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Diaset: A New Trend in Diamond Tools from Dr. Fritsch GmbH page: 27


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Professional Demolition International Magazine Address: P.O. Box 786, SE-191 27 Sollentuna, SWEDEN Visitors address: Skillingevagen 14A., SE-192 71 Sollentuna, SWEDEN Phone:

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Editor-in-Chief Jan Hermansson,

REGULARS Editorial


Boring can be positive

“Now is the time to apply for the 2011 IACDS Diamond Award”


Specifiers, how can we better serve you?



Case manufactures its 250,000th skid steer

Brokk establishes a new company in Italy

Assisting Editor Anita do Rocio Hermansson,

bC India expands exhibition space

Editorial staff Editor Global: Mikael Karlsson,


Editor Demolition: Mark Anthony, Editor Recycling: Heikki Harri, Editor North & South America Jim Parsons, Editor Asia Pacific Silvana Wirepa, Editor Russia Andrei Bushmarin, Editor Africa Kevin Mayhew, Publisher Jan Hermansson

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Sweden, Norway & Denmark Contact the Editorial Office Phone: +46 (0)8 631 90 70, Fax: +46 (0)8 585 700 47 E-mail: Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Liechtenstein /BeneLux/Finland Gunter Schneider GSM International Postfach 20 21 06 - D-41552 Kaarst Alma-Mahler-Werfel-Str. 15 - D- 41564 Kaarst, Germany Phone: +49 2131 / 51 18 01 E-mail: France/Spain/Portugal M. Stéphane de Rémusat, REM - Europe Media Service Chemin de la Bourdette, F-31380 Gragnague, France Phone: +33 (0)5 34 27 01 30, Fax: +33 (0)5 34 27 01 31, +33 (0)5 34 27 01 34, Mobile: +33 (0)6 80 84 43 78 E-mail :

TowerLight Scoops Top Award DF Ecology appoints Terra-Team Oy Finnish Distributor JCB takes court action against copying and patent breaches LiuGong appoints new chairman of North American Company Hansa joins DustBoss World of Concrete New website for improving screening Blow Down a Building with Make Mine a Builders Tea



Husqvarna’s new automatic drilling system

Husqvarna’s new demolition robot


Go Julie...Go!

Hyundai entered fully the Demolition sector at Bauma


Tyrolit Cutting Pro Competition in UK




Long Live IACDS


Something for Everyone


All Hail the new President CSDA roundtables offer great insight IACDS Diamond Award 2011 US Demolition Association publishes High Reach Demolition Machine Guidance Document

Australia/New Zealand/Asia Pacific/Korea/Japan Contact PDi editorial office in Sweden.

D-Drill assists with bridge replacement Refurbishing a bridge in Austria with EDT Eurodima

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New Doosan DL420 wheel loader Doosan’s new 24 t crawler excavator

Husqvarna’s surprise



Montabert launches Blue line hydraulic breakers


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ALLU introduced new products

Atlas Copco’s new lighting tower

Bauma and the Volcano

Cover photo in this issue: © Daniel Trachsel



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Site Report


Men of Steel

Hawaii landfill flattens dust with cooling as bonus Olympic Park Construction kept running Southern Water Appoints D-Drill for Specialist Support

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Atlas Copco concrete crushers on demolition mission in Rutesheim




New High Frequency drill from Husqvarna New Husqvarna K 970


New strong developments from WEKA

Diaset: A New Trend in Diamond Tools


Atlas Copco’s automatic lubrication for light hydraulic breakers Atlas Copco’s new heavy hydraulic breakers New breakers from Chicago Pneumatic’s


EDA Autumn Event Programme


Caterpillar and Demlone launch DEM50


Inertia machine introduces 5066 Tracker

Trackstack acquired by TESAB World launch of an all-new Brokk demolition robot


New Bobcat 4-6t mini-excavators

Bobcat’s new MT55 Mini Tracked Loader New Bobcat S630 skid-steer


General Equipment Company’s New Downforce Blower New products and upgrades from Pullman Ermator

Special Feature


Dry and high cycled

Boring can be positive

Words from the President

“Now is the time to apply for the 2011 IACDS Diamond Award”

Dear Readers There are a lot of events this year for the international demolition, recycling and concrete sawing and drilling industry. We are, therefore, covering these in this issue, including Bauma, the International Association of Concrete Drillers & Sawers seminars and annual meeting in Austria, the recent European Demolition Association conference in Poland and the Nordic demolition show DEMCON in the autumn in Sweden. The EDA has chosen to organise its autumn meeting in conjunction with DEMCON, which will be held on 9-10 September in Stockholm. The northern hemisphere is now in its vacation period and many will be looking forward to a break and a rest from work. But do we know how to rest anymore, as even though we have vacations we still need entertainment. It seems like we never get bored or want to risk getting bored. I grew up in a small town in the western part of Sweden. It had a population of around 17,000 and is still about the same today. During the 1960s and 70s some days could be really dreadful. If it was raining there was nowhere to go, such as café’s or shopping malls. At this time Sweden had only two state owned TV channels that broadcast in black and white only in the late afternoon, so on weekends there was actually nothing to watch on TV either. There were no video recorders or computers, so rainy days that did not allow for other activities could be incredible boring. But with our ‘high speed’ lives today I sometimes miss that really boring feeling when there was nothing to do. In a strange way it eased the mind, and provided natural rest for body and soul with nothing, like mobile phones, the Internet and TV to interrupt your rest. The lack of activities provided the opportunity to recover. We were good at being bored and could actually benefit from it. I think the world that we, and in particular our children, now live in requires us to be entertained 24-7. It forces us to be switched on all the time. So I would recommend you to use some of your vacation to try a day or two at turning off your mobile phones and other electrical gadgets that are intended in some way to provide entertainment. Just do nothing at all and prepare to be bored in the good old fashion way and recharge your batteries, ready for a fresh start.

Jan Hermansson Editor-in-Chief


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I visited the Bauma 2010 exhibition at Munich and it was nice to see all the major manufactures of diamond products with some excellent displays of the latest equipment on show with a more relaxed and positive outlook for the future. On Friday the 23 April 2010 the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers (IACDS) put on their first seminar on the very best of diamond technology lasting some 3 hours with great presentations from the following companies: Hilti AG Martin Gödickemeir, Dry Coring and wire sawing in reinforced concrete. Husqvarna Thierry Gillet, Cutting methods using minimum of water. Tyrolit Franz Zeindler, Remote Controlled underwater sawing. Tractive AB Johan Hartvik, Hydraulic versus high-frequency motor driven concrete cutting equipment. Tyrolit Franz Zeindler, Nuclear power plants- large decommissioning projects. Hilti AG Dina Weichert, Post Installed Rebar-efficient methods of strengthening concrete structures. Husqvarna Thomas Nilsson Floor grinding and demolition markets. These talks were well attended and we underestimated how many people would attend and was in a situation where there was standing room only. At the next Bauma in 2013 the IACDS international association intends to have a another seminar with expanded topics and my advice to all contractors where ever you are in the world to make every effort to attend as you will learn new methods, new equipment and how to tackle large and specialised contracts. My personal and IACDS thanks to the companies for their sponsorship of the seminars and the champagne lunch provided for all attendees. In 2011 there will be a top Diamond Award and the winners will be presented at the press conference at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, January 17 to 21 2011. My a d v i c e to all contactors

who are members of your national associations and are members of the international association to send their job stories into the IACDS for evaluation. One thing you must not assume is that this does not have to be a large contract it can be a small contract or a specialist contract. There is an excellent prize for the winners and also a second and third prize. If you are not in the top three you will still get world recognition for your skills and ability for your company. Entry in English for this competition should be in no later than the 15 October 2010 with each winner being given a free flight to Las Vegas and accommodation for two people. You can go to IACDS website, select Diamond Award download the flyer and file containing additional information and a template at www. html. At the 2009 awards we had some excellent reports and were amazed at the technical, invented and complicated submission of contracts that were carried out. Even if you do not participate in the Diamond Awards I would still urge you to support the World of Concrete by visiting the show. The IACDS went on to Salzburg, Austria for the 18th annual general meeting and in my next article for the PDi I will give you a brief outline of what was said i.e. economic for each country and it is forecast for the future of our industry Drilling and Sawering and any forthcoming events.

Best regards Peter White President IACDS

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Words from O’Brien

Specifiers, how can we special survey better serve you? Sawing and drilling with diamond tools was introduced in North America in the late 1940s, and in 1972 the Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association was formed as a trade association of contractors and manufacturers from the construction and renovation industry to promote the selection of professional sawing and drilling contractors and their methods. But even now, in 2010, it remains a continuing challenge to influence specifiers to use sawing and drilling services as opposed to conventional demolition methods for building, transportation and infrastructure renovation projects. Specifiers can be architects, engineers, general contractors or government officials who have an influence in whether sawing and drilling services are specified on any project. Sawing and drilling with diamond tools can offer them many benefits including lower total project costs, precision cutting, maintenance of structural integrity, reduced downtime, reduced noise, dust and debris, limited access cutting and the ability to cut heavily-reinforced concrete. The International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers (IACDS) held a successful series of seminars during the bauma exhibition in Munich this past April. This event offered educational programmes for specifiers on the latest developments and newest technologies in the concrete drilling and sawing industry. While many in the industry have experienced the innumerable benefits firsthand, the real challenge is how to reach, educate and influence specifiers to use our services? CSDA’s most successful and visible

effort in terms of educating specifiers has been Concrete Openings magazine. This 15-year-old magazine describes at least four sawing and drilling jobs in depth in each issue and includes a resource guide for each job at the end of each story. More than 7,500 specifiers, half of the quarterly circulation of 16,000, receive this magazine. Last year a separate Concrete Openings website was created. Visitors can now visit www. to access a vast array of resources. The CSDA website at has extended the reach to specifiers who use websites to gain information and features a “Specifier’s Corner” that is rapidly growing in number of hits. In this area, specifiers can submit jobs for bids and the CSDA office routes these requests to local members. CSDA now receives about one submission per week. The annual “CSDA Resource Guide and Membership Directory” features specifications, standards, tolerance documents and best practices in addition to membership listings. This document is also mailed to the 7,500 specifiers to serve as a handy reference guide throughout the year. While these steps have been major accomplishments for a small association and an international association, there is much more that needs to be done. CSDA will continue to work on this task as will IACDS. The challenge is large, but with the help of many we will make a difference in meeting the needs of those who specify sawing and drilling services. Best regards Patrick O’Brien Executive Director CSDA, US Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association


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Case manufactures its 250,000th skid steer Case Construction Equipment has celebrated production of its 250,000th skid steer loader. A ceremony was held at the company’s global skid steer manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kansas where the company presented the skid steer to its new owner A. Folino Construction, a paving contractor from Oakmont, Pennsylvania. The Case 430 Series 3 model is Folino’s fourth Case skid steer in a fleet of equipment that includes a total of nine Case machines. Case has been among the leading skid steer manufacturers since launching its skid steer line in 1969.

Brokk establishes a new company in Italy Brokk AB, the world-leading manufacturer of remotely controlled demolition machines, has strengthened its presence in Italy by establishing a new subsidiary, Brokk Italia, s.r.l. in June 2010. Brokk previously worked with a local distributor in Italy, but has now decided to start its own sales company and make a substantial and long-term investment for an even stronger presence in the Italian market. Brokk Italia is the seventh subsidiary that Brokk has established in recent years. Brokk Italia will carry out sales and service functions from the office in Milan. “Strategically, this is an important investment in the Italian market. We will now significantly increase our presence in the market and can now be even better in supporting our Italian customers on a daily basis. We see significant potential for Brokk in the Italian market, and setting up our own subsidiary confirms our long-term commitment to invest and grow with our customers in Italy” says Brokk AB chief executive officer Martin Krupicka. Brokk customers already have close to 60 Brokk machines operating throughout Italy. With the broadest product range in the industry with

six core machine models, Brokk is now capable of meeting even more various demolition needs in the country.

bC India expands exhibition space The exhibition space planned for bC India - a Bauma Conexpo show, which takes place in February 2011 in Mumbai, has been extended by 60%, to 80,000 m2 because of the large number of registrations from companies wishing to exhibit. “Strong interest from international as well as Indian manufacturers of construction machinery has shown that the cooperation between Messe München and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers to organise the trade fair bC India has been very much welcomed by the sector,” said Messe München GmbH Managing Director Eugen Egetenmeir. Six weeks before the deadline for registrations for the fair, the list of companies taking part includes names like Apollo, Aquarius, Gamzen Plast and Puzzolana from India and international players like Bauer, Masa, Palfinger und Soilmec. An Advisory Board of experts from the sector is supporting the organisers of the fair with the strategic orientation of bC India. These experts come from ACE, Ashok Leyland, John Deere, Doosan, Haver & Boecker, JCB, Kobelco, Liebherr, Liugong, Manitowoc, Putzmeister, Schwing Stetter, Terex, Voltas, Volvo and Zoomlion. “The number of Indian and international companies participating in bC India demonstrates the keen industry support for global partnerships and consolidation of shows worldwide that can produce premier exhibitions in new and emerging markets,” said Association of Equipment Manufacturers president Dennis Slater. bC India takes place from 8-11 February 2011 at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. The central location is easily reached by the international and the national airport, and many hotels, in all categories, are available in the immediate vicinity.

TowerLight Scoops Top Award Construction machinery manufacturer, TowerLight, won a first prize at the European Rental Awards held during May in Prague, Czech Republic. TowerLight’s innovative and environmentally beneficial product, the Dust-fighter 7500MP, triumphed in the Rental Product of the Year category. The Dust-fighter 7500MP is a selfcontained dust suppression unit, producing a fine mist of water through a series of high-pressure jets. The mist is propelled onto the site by a powerful fan, covering a wide area, rendering the area free from unhealthy and hazardous material. The Dust-fighter line is sold in the subsidiary DF Ecology.

range of equipment used for soil investigation, together with a line of diamond tools and a variety machines for construction markets. Terra-Team also promotes geophysical measuring instruments, PVC/PEH pipes, screens and multipurpose rigs. Terra-Team Oy was established in 1991 and is located in Espoo, Finland

JCB takes court action against copying and patent breaches JCB took legal action against three Far Eastern manufacturers at Bauma for alleged product copying and patent infringements. The action in Germany concerned infringement of JCB’s intellectual property rights on its backhoe loader and Loadall machines. JCB applied for court orders in Germany resulting in preliminary injunctions being served against manufacturers who were exhibiting the infringing machines. As a result the machines had to be either removed from the show and impounded or concealed from view. “JCB will not tolerate blatant copying of its machines or infringement of internationallyrecognised patents and in every instance will act quickly and decisively to stamp out such unfair practices,” says JCB group managing director of product development and commercial operations Tim Burnhope. “JCB invests many years and many millions of pounds developing and innovating new products and it’s clearly unfair for any manufacturer to then simply free-ride on the results of that investment and research. As an industry we all have to unite to prevent such unlawful practices.”

DF Ecology appoints Terra-Team Oy Finnish Distributor DF Ecology has appointed the Finnish construction equipment dealer Terra-Team Oy as their distributor for Finland. DF Ecology is a new division of the Italian construction equipment manufacturer, TowerLight s.r.l. Based near Milan, TowerLight make commercial lighting sets and manufactures water pumps. DF Ecology also makes the Dustfighter range of dust suppression equipment and a site wheel-washer. The Dust-fighter MB7500 won top award from the European Rental Association. The judges described the Dust-fighter 7500MB as a fantastic niche product and an environmentally important one. Terra-Team manufactures and markets a


LiuGong appoints new chairman of North American Company The Chinese construction equipment manufacturer LiuGong Machinery Corp has appointed James William Donoghue as chairman of the board of directors of LiuGong Construction Machinery North America. James Donoghue joined LiuGong in 2008 as president of LiuGong Machinery, Latin America. In his new role he will be responsible for all expansion strategy and for achieving strategic plan objectives for LiuGong for both North and South America. “This appointment reflects LiuGong’s com-

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mitment to further expand its performance in the global market. The board is delighted to welcome James Donoghue as the new chairman of our North American company,” said LiuGong chairman Wang Xiaohua. Donoghue has more than 25 years experience in leadership roles within the construction equipment and material handling manufacturing industries. He has previously worked for some of the world’s top equipment brands, including Case, Ingersoll Rand, Hyster and Yale.

New website for improving screening In Quebec, Canada Montreal based Major Wire Industries Limited has unveiled its new website,, with information producers need to improve their screening operations. The new site has the ability to answer screening inquiries through multiple avenues. In addition to phone and e-mail contacts, a question and answer section allows producers to submit questions to Major Wire screening experts and receive a quick response. A live chat feature will also provide producers with instant answers. The new website also provides detailed information on the company’s Screen Maintenance Seminars and Screening Plant Audits that show customers how to produce more material for less cost.

Hansa joins DustBoss Hansa-Machines, with offices in Pori and Klaukkala, Finland, has joined forces with DustBoss. Hansa is a versatile supplier and innovator of construction machinery, advertising Finland’s most extensive range of modern industrial equipment for demolition, renovation and materials recycling. Founded in 1992, the company’s service network has grown to cover all of Finland with rentals and sales of wheel loaders, excavators, grapples, hydraulic tools, hammers, crushers and a wide range of other equipment. One of Hansa’s many innovations is the modified DustBoss DB-30. By integrating dust control with a track dumper, the company has developed a versatile, self-propelled dust suppression unit that is reliable and stable on uneven ground. Able to access virtually any location on a jobsite on short notice, the unit has been used for dust control primarily on demolition sites in and around Helsinki.

World of Concrete The next World of Concrete exhibition will be held 18-21 January 2011 in Las Vegas. The show will feature special product and action areas including The Producer Center, a dedicated marketplace of materials, equipment, demonstrations, and seminars; Material Handling, offering trucks, excavators; Concrete Repair and Demolition, featuring surface preparation products & equipment; World of Masonry, showcasing a full range of products, tools, information, and technology for masonry professionals; and Technology for Construction, featuring the latest products and technologies for the commercial construction industry.

Blow Down a Building with Make Mine a Builders Tea In the UK the tea supplier Make Mine a Builders is offering one lucky tea drinker the chance to press the button on an explosive building demolition. “We have been demolishing the competition in tea taste tests and wanted to give one of our customers the exciting, once-in-a-lifetime chance to do the same to a building,” said company representative Jonathan Chiu. Make Mine a Builders partnered with demolition industry leaders Precision Demolition Company Limited, the digital explosive demolition company Explosive Demolition ( and C&D Consultancy ( to bring the competition to life. Entry forms can be found on the back of promotional packs at the food retail store Morrisons or online at www. To enter, tea drinkers have to guess the six-digit demolition code.

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Bauma and t Bauma 2010 provided an array of new prod-

ucts for visitors. However, the attendance was down by about 17% on the previous show due to the ash cloud from the volcano in Iceland causing a flight ban over much of Europe. As there were a lot of new products launched at the show PDi will cover these over several future issues of the magazine.

This year Bauma had record exhibition space and number of exhibitors. Visitor quality was good despite fewer visitors from overseas as a result of the temporary closure of European airspace.

If hall A1 at Bauma had been an exhibition in itself it would have been huge and most of the international suppliers to the demolition sector were present. In this hall all suppliers of diamond tools and concrete sawing and drilling equipment and related product sectors were represented. In the same hall a number of manufacturers of heavy demolition equipment were also present, but most were in hall B3 and the outdoor area. Bauma is now a bit too big and it is difficult for visitors to meet all the exhibitors and suppliers and see everything in such a large area. A targeted show, which could alternate between different cities around the world, would possibly be far more beneficial for the international demolition industry.

Positive despite serious interruptions Although the show is too big it is a meeting point of great value. This year though, due to ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano, many potential visitors, especially from Asia, North and South America, could not get to Bauma due to flight cancellations. But the Europeans came even if they had to choose other means of transport. It was


a great pity for several Asian exhibitors as they could not get to the show. Their products where on display, but their stands were empty of staff. The weak economic situation and the volcano put its mark on Bauma. In total 415 000 attend the show during the seven days. This compared to about half a million at the previous show in 2007. Even the number of visitors in 2004 was higher then this year. This year the visitors came from about 200 different countries, which is not so bad considering the circumstances.

New records Although visitors did not reach a new record the number of exhibitors did. Altogether 3,150 companies exhibited on an exhibition area of 555,000m2, also is a new record. About 50 exhibitors did not attend due to the flight cancellations. However, even by the third day several exhibitors said that sales were well over expectations. Several said that they believed that the recession had come to a halt and was turning up again. This year Bauma was also proof that the show is becoming more of an international event. Around 60 % of the exhibitors came from countries outside Germany and the number of exhibitors from China and Turkey increased dramatically. About 65 % of the visitors came from Germany, which is almost exactly the same as 2007.

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the Volcano Big numbers of new products

Bauma also lived up to its reputation of being the exhibition having the biggest concentration of new products. It is three years since the last show and most of the time since then the world’s markets have experienced recession. Manufacturers have had quite a lot of time to focus on developing new products and the results of this scenario were displayed at the show. The buyers also showed a need of replacing their old machines and tools. Among all the new products there was a strong focus on the safety and environmental aspects. Bauma was also used for the first time by the international umbrella association for concrete sawing and drilling contractors, the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers, as the venue for a half day seminar on Friday in the Bauma week. The suppliers to the concrete sawing and drilling industry, such as Pentruder, Husqvarna, Tyrolit and Hilti held the seminars. The seminars covered subjects including like high frequency sawing and drilling equipment, wall and wire saws, dry cutting and drilling, remotely controlled demolition robots and concrete floor grinding equipment. The IACDS seminars were well attended.

New diamond tools There were many companies launching new diamond tools, including several new ones from Asia. Common for all new tools is their increased efficiency, reduced noise and vibration and lower prices. More and more manufacturers of diamond tools are also launching their own systems for positioning the diamonds in order to improve the cutting performance and life of the tools.

Almost all of the large manufacturers now have their own systems like DiaGrip from Husqvarna, TGD from Tyrolit, Eurix from EDT Eurodima, Equidist from Hilti, Nimbus Diamond Tools. The last three launched their systems at Bauma. The manufacturers Ehwa Diamond and Shinhan had their own stands showing their product range but their products were also present on many other stands under different labels. Following the line of TwinMAX diamond chain, US manufacturer ICS, Blount Europe promoted the new EuroMAX diamond chain that is available for all ICS petrol saws. This chain is only available in Europe and with a price that is 40% lower than other chains, starting at €180. They are available with 250, 300, 350 and 400mm guide bars, feature top diamond specifications and include SealPro o-rings.

Concrete sawing and drilling equipment Dutch manufacturer Adamas with its partnering company Core Products showed their new electric powered hand saw EasyZaw, which can be used handheld or attached to a track as a wall saw. It is very light and with the small motor of 2200W and 230 V has a cutting depth of 210mm. Hilti launched the new high cycle wall saw, DST 10-E, which has been developed to be easily transported and set up by only one operator. The company also introduced in Europe the hand held gas saws, DSH 700 and DSH 900, and breaker, TE 3000 AVR. Both DSH 700 and DSH 900 feature improved performance, lower maintenance costs and operate without a cord and achieve maximum torque at a low speed range, thereby ensuring rapid progress. The DSH 700 has 3.7 kW of power and achieves a

A satisfied Brokk President Martin Krupicka showing the new Brokk 160. Issue 3 - 2010 • June - August •

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Far above HTC Sweden CEO Håkan Thysell has good hopes for the new HTC Greyline. PIcture direct above the Greyline.

cutting depth of 125mm while the DSH 900, with 4.5 kW, has a maximum cutting depth of 150mm. According to the manufacturer operating costs have been reduced by up to 30% compared to standard cutting tools, due to lower fuel consumption and longer intervals between maintenance. The new breaker TE 3000-AVR (Active Vibration Reduction) is Hilti’s first tool in the 30kg class for heavy breaking and demolition work at floor level. It is electrically powered, making transportation and availability on work sites easier. With a hammering power of 68 joules the new breaker has a concrete breaking performance of up to 6t/h. It can remove screed floors and asphalt with ease. Users also have added mobility and can work in greater comfort thanks to reduced vibration. Hilti’s AVR system keeps vibrations to a value of 7 m/s2. The TE 3000-AVR’s maintenance-free SR motor has no carbon brushes and has a rated power level of 2070 watts. EDT Eurodimas showed their new light weight blade protection system named Bladeguard. The new high frequency wallsaw Tornado BC321 was also on display as well as the new light weight Hurricane SB120, which only weighes 31kg. Bauma was also the platform for the launch of the diamond segment system Eurix where the diamonds are positioned in a special pattern. The company also displayed their other patents like Duramant, SpaceWelding and PTG. Demco Technic from Switzerland had a joint booth with the German diamond tool manufacturer Heger Diamond Tools. Demco Technic showed its new drilling system Subito as well as the new HF wallsaw Captor. Another new product was a prototype of a new wire saw with impressive wire storage. Tractive AB of Sweden introduced the new Pentruder Modular Concrete Cutting System. This cutting system can operate a full range of Pentruder high frequency equipment simply by connecting the same Pentpak, remote control, HF-motor and cables to a wall saw, a wire saw or a core drill. It all fits together to give unsurpassed flexibility. Components are compatible with current and

Norton Clipper presented a patentpending foam drilling system at Bauma.

Caterpillar Work Tool’s new, improved version of its multi-processor line (MP15, 20, 30 and 40) for hydraulic excavators.

future Pentruder equipment. Market introduction for the new modules is planned for late summer 2010 and for the MDU drill motors for November 2010. Tyrolit launched an extensive range of new products at Bauma including a new line of concrete floor grinding and polishing machines. The products have been developed and designed for Tyrolit by the Swedish manufacturer Scanmaskin. Saint-Gobain with all its brands showed all its novelties that have been launched during the last year. Norton Clipper, a brand of SaintGobain Abrasives, presented a patent-pending foam drilling system. This is a new, innovative solution for diamond drilling in reinforced concrete. It replaces water as a coolant with foam. Using foam as a coolant allows a much easier collection of the coolant and slurries, which means ability to work on job sites that need to remain very clean and exempt of water contamination. Another benefit is time saving. Instead of spending hours to protect the surroundings against water spray, or to clean the job site after drilling, contractors can install equipment very quickly and leave the site without spending time to clean it. Another benefit is saving water. To generate the foam, water is mixed with an environmentally friendly foaming agent. However, while drilling the consumption of water is reduced by about 60% thanks to the effect of the foam. This system can be used jointly with all standard wet drilling rigs and motors existing on the market, so contractors do not have to invest in additional equipment. However it cannot be used with standard diamond core bits. Husqvarna Construction Products was quite early in promoting their new products. Despite this a number of surprises were launched on the first day of the show. (See Husqvarna article on page 18)

Concrete floor grinding and polishing equipment

Finmac with one of its models.


Tractive AB of Sweden introduced the new Pentruder “Modular Concrete Cutting System.”

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The manufacturers of concrete floor grinding and polishing equipment are continuing to take up more and more space at construction machinery fairs around the world, including Bauma. An extensive line of equipment was displayed from several companies. Centrally located in hall A1 was HTC Sweden AB, which launched the new floor grinding series, HTC Greyline. “The new series targets a different market than our current black machine series, which mainly focus on professional users who use the machines daily and for large surfaces,” said HTC area export manager Joakim Leff-Hallstein. “Instead they are intended for customers


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DSM 800S, a grinding machine that comes with a more powerful 15 kW motor and is intended for large-scale operation.

Joakim Leff-Hallstein, HTC’s Export Area Manager.

The smallest machine, HTC Greyline 270 with a grinding width of 270mm, can also be equipped with an accessory kit, which turns the machine into an efficient edge grinder in minutes. The German manufacturer of professional machines for the cleaning and surface preparation industry, Schwamborn, presented the new DSM 800S. This grinding machine comes with a more powerful 15kW motor, enhanced grinding performance, an operating weight of 500kg, a working width of 800mm, and swivelling saddle weights. The machine is intended for large-scale operations. Another new product was the DSM 250, a small grinding machine for borders, edges

ICS Blount Europe promoted the new EuroMAX diamond chain available for all ICS petrol saws in Europe.

Above Italian cousine in the Trevi Benne stand that attracted many visitors. To the right the monter crusher FR200.

who use machines less frequently as well as rental companies that prefer to use simpler machines, but still featuring the robustness, quality and performance that our products are known for.� The Greyline range consists of four different floor grinders, two vacuum cleaners and specially designed diamond tools for removal of floor coverings and levelling of concrete floors. Issue 3 - 2010 • June - August •

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and small areas. It is suitable for removing coatings, adhesive residue, and filler, for face grinding of uneven surfaces and for polishing. The German company MKS Funke introduced a wide range of new machines, which is a co-operation with the US manufacturer SASE. The machines are manufactured in Europe for the European market and the line contains four models for concrete floor grinding as well as for polishing. A series of dust extraction equipment is also included in the launch. MKS Funke’s part in the joint venture with SASE, one of the biggest manufacturers in this field in the US, is to hold training sessions for the clients. The American manufacturer Superabrasive with its series Lavina showed their latest developments. Superabrasive has their head office in the US, but its production is located in Hungary. So far the products have mostly been sold in the US but Superabrasives Rental Manager Len Sniegowski says that they now intend to establish their brand stronger on the European market.

Dust extractors, air cleaners and wet vacs

Hilti launched the new high cycle wall saw, DST 10-E, which has been developed to be easily transported and set up by only one operator.

There are many manufacturers dedicated to the development and production of dust extraction equipment, slurry collectors and air cleaners and includes Dustcontrol who launched their new DC AirCube 500. Some of the advantages with DC AirCube 500 are the airflow of 500m3/h and that it is a very silent machine. The pre filter is double the size compared to the fore-runner of the model and it is easy to replace. The micro filter area of 4.2 m2 has a new design, which also makes replacement of this filter easy. The micro filter also has a longer life thanks to the automatic cleaning of the filer when the machine is shaken. DC AirCube 500 can be stacked and has a handle where the cord can be wound to prevent it jamming. The machine also has a separate connection for electric tools up to 2kW.

New demolition robots

DSM 250, a new small grinding machine for borders, edges and small areas. Below the French demolition tool manufacturer Arden Equipment launched an intermediate scrap shear model, AS-045R of 4.5 ton.


There are four suppliers of remotely controlled demolition robots in the world, including the Chinese company Giant Breaker. The biggest of the manufacturers, Brokk AB, launched another new model the Brokk 160 following on from the recent launch of the Brokk 260 and Brokk 400. (See Brokk 160 feature on page 42). Husqvarna Construction Products also launched their new DXR 140, (See feature on page 22), while Finmac Demolition Oy displayed the F18R, which has been developed for demolition purposes within the process industry. Brokk also launched, through their German subsidiary Darda, the new concrete crusher CC700. The crusher has been developed for the Brokk 400 and weighs 595kg. It has a crushing power of 680 kN and a jaw opening of 660 mm.

New demolition attachments Most of the manufacturers of hydraulic demolition attach-

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ments could be found in hall B3 and on the outside area. The French demolition tool manufacturer Arden Equipment launched an intermediate scrap shear model, AS-045R of 4.5t, between the AS-027R, AS-035R and AS070R of 2.5 and 7t. The new AS-045R covers the needs of dismantling large structures. It is suitable for first boom assembly for 28 to 38t excavators and second boom mounted excavators from 38 to 55t. Like all AS models the AS-045R is equipped with the patented edge cutting system. Caterpillar Work Tools showed the new P200 series hydraulic concrete pulveriser. The P200 series is intended for recycling contractors who need to prepare concrete for fine crushing and is an ideal attachment for secondary demolition. Caterpillar also displayed the new, improved version of its multi-processor line MP15, 20, 30 and 40 for hydraulic excavators. They can handle virtually any demolition and reduction job by using the basic housing and a choice of up to six available jaw sets. The new G325D demolition grapple for 28 to 35t hydraulic excavators provides savings in terms of transportation and dumping costs as well as manpower, as it is possible to sort out demolition debris at source and transport it separately to recycling plants. The new Caterpillar centre-lock pin-grabber coupler for hydraulic excavator models 311 through 345 uses a patented over-centre locking mechanism and two hydraulic locking features to assure positive tool attachment. The new coupler’s triple-lock design promotes jobsite safety and allows operators to quickly and simply engage and disengage work tools regardless of boom and stick position. New models could also be found from other manufacturers like Genesis, Stanley La Bounty, Indeco and Mantovanibenne. The Finnish manufacturer Ramtec with its Robi range now provides a complete range that even includes crushing buckets. Italian manufacturer Trevi Benne displayed their monster jaw FR200, weighing over 20t. Additional coverage of the new products on display at Bauma will follow in further issues of PDi druing this year.

New products for Hydrodemolition In PDi issue 4 the special feature on hydrocemolition equipment will be published so we will wait until next issue to present all news in this sector displayed at Bauma. But we would like to briefly mention that both of the world’s biggest manufacturers of hydrodemolition equipment introduced several new products. Conjet showed their new and upgraded robots as well as the mini frame Nalta. Aquajet System displayed quite a real innovation in their new Aqua Cutter 710-series that increases versatility and productivity that sets a new standard in robotic hydrodemolition. More about these novelties in the next issue.


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Husqvarna’s surprise Husqvarna surprised the industry by launching a number of new products at Bauma. PDi was given a guided tour of the stand and new products by Husqvarna Construction Products President Anders Ströby.

Husqvarna Construction Products President Anders Ströby doing thumbs up for the new DXR140.

Husqvarna Construction Products AB is the world’s biggest manufacturer of concrete sawing and drilling equipment and diamond tools. The company has the resources to stay at the forefront of technology and are able to come up with innovative products that make a difference to concrete cutters’ daily lives. The new automatic drill feeder from Husqvarna.

The first convertible HF drill system from Husqvarna.


A genuine interest is decisive The flow of Husqvarna’s new products is impressive and provide the equipment that contractors need. To achieve and maintain this position it is necessary to have a genuine interest for the industry and the products. Husqvarna together with several other Swedish manufacturers are good examples of this perspective. They are good at delegating and let the ideas flow freely. But the management also plays an important role in this scenario to stay involved, show a genuine interest and to infuse trust in the employees. Anders Ströby was well prepared like a product manager and with an insatiable eagerness to explain he gave in-depth descriptions of each new product. He is genuinely interested and that is the key. There are other company leaders similar to Anders Ströby, like Anders Johnsén at Pentruder and Håkan Thysell at HTC Sweden.

and hydraulic system. As an attachment to the high frequency wall saws Husqvarna has developed a chainsaw unit for application where over cutting is not allowed and is ideal for cutting window openings for instance. A concrete cutter operator can easily in a few minutes change from wall saw application to chainsaw application. The sword can be positioned in 30° angle each way, up and down and can be moved with 5° intervals. Husqvarna also showed the new power cutter K760 and K970 has also been upgraded with a new starting device, new filter system which is the same as the K760. It has a new gas device with Perch primer, which is the same for K760.

The new wire saw that stores 10 m of wire (left).

Several new products Some of the surprises from Husqvarna the show included the remotely controlled demolition robot DXR 140 (see release on page 22). This was the third model and the smallest to be released in just a couple of years. Another new product was the automatic feeding system AD10. It is smooth and very easy to work with and does the job almost completely by itself. Another interesting addition was the high frequency drill system DM650 that can be converted between single and three phase. It performs 6 kW in 3 phase and 3 kW in single phase. It has two mechanical gears and nine electronic per gear. The DM650 comes with the high cycle power pack PP65. Husqvarna also launched the new wire saw CS10 with capacity of 10m wire storage. The saw is available both as HF

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Lars Gustavsson, product development manager and President Anders Ströby showing the new DM220 and PP65. A smart function with DM220 is that it helps the operator to remember the exact drill angle by a push of a button.








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ALLU introduced new products Bauma was the launch pad for new and complete ALLU D series that covers the screening and crushing sector as well as the fine screening sector. Three different frame options are available and include basic, strong and heavy duty. The best machine will be found for each application from the 37 different models. “Many new sales were made, even though some of our customers could not make it due to cancelled flights. Bauma is a very important meeting point for our customers. We will most definitely be here next time,” says ALLU Finland sales director Mr. Kiukkonen. During its 25-year-history ALLU has brought new ideas and technologies to the market by listening to its customers. As a pioneer of the screener crusher technology ALLU has spread the awareness of this new working method. The technical characteristics of the product and new innovations have convinced customers worldwide. At the ALLU outside stand was the new ALLU Pressure Feeder Mobile. The PFM is a new addition for the ALLU mass stabilisation product range that includes the track driven Pressure Feeder, the Power Mix for mixing and the Data Acquisition Control System that enables the controlling of the mass stabilisation process. The system also saves data during stabilisation and the data can be transferred into a normal computer through an USB port.

The new PFM is designed for feeding dry binder and is built on a trailer to ensure easy transportation from one job site to another. The new ALLU PFM is excellent for feeding two different powders, so not only is it a feeder for stabilisation projects, both Mass and Column equipment, but it can also be used as a mobile powder blender, for many other industries. In addition, the system has two 10m3 tanks, powerful engine and capacity to stabilise up to 150m3/h with a maximum feeding distance up to 200m from the feeder. The more powerful engine, compressor and flexible controlling technology also make the ALLU PFM suitable for feeding column stabilisation piling rigs.

Atlas Copco’s new lighting tower Following the introduction of the lighting tower for non-European markets in 2008, Atlas Copco is now launching a new lighting tower for the European market. The new lighting tower has an 8 kW alternator, two 16A 230V power sockets, and four 1000 W metal halide lamps. The lamps are positioned on an eight section hydraulic vertical mast that is fully automated and deployed to a full height of 9m in 15 seconds. It is powered by a Perkins water cooled diesel engine and has 85 hours of fuel provided by a 140 litre fuel tank. The alternator is used at 60% of power to maximize efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. Single lamp switches for each light allow for


maximum combination of light and power choice. All fluids are contained in the spillage free frame to 125% for optimal environmental protection. The noise level is well below the regulation at only 60dBA at 7m. The unit comes with numerous environmental and safety features such as a mast that includes a hydraulic safety system, reinforced collar overlaps and oversized stainless steel cables. The tower is easily transported as the standard unit is complete with trailer, back fork lift slots and a balanced central lifting hook. Road lights and reflectors are standard.

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Montabert has launched a new Blue Line range of hydraulic breakers and the first model is the 1.7t XL1700 providing blow energy of 3400 J, a frequency of 600 blows/min and a tool diameter of 137 mm. The XL1700 can be used with excavators providing a minimum to maximum flow range of 100 to 150 l/min, and an operating pressure of 180 bar. The range of Blue Line breakers is designed as an entry level range with a simple, costeffective design offering high performance and efficiency, durability and easy service. Their high performance is based on a patented main valve and energy recovery system. The main valve and the nitrogen chamber accumulator control the movements of the piston, increasing the overall performance and efficiency through the optimisation of the strike power. The energy recovery system increases the strike power by using the energy generated by the piston rebound. This system allows an automatic increase of the breaker’s frequency when used on hard materials. The lifespan is extended by the hydraulic and mechanical auto stop system. This combination

protects against blank firing from the first blow via a dampening system. The blank fire protection and the hydraulic cycle management offered by the main valve reduce pressure peaks, resulting in protection for the excavator.

New Doosan DL420 wheel loader Doosan has extended its range of large wheel loaders with the launch of the new DL420, which replaces the DL400. With a bucket capacity of 4 m3, the DL420 is intended to meet a wide range of materials handling needs. The addition of the DL420 brings to eight models in the Doosan range of articulated wheel loaders with bucket capacities from 1.5 to 5 m3.

Doosan’s new 24 t crawler excavator Doosan’s new 24t class DX235LCR crawler excavator has been designed to meet the growing demand for reduced radius crawler excavators for work near buildings and in confined areas. Its swing diameter is just below 4m with a tail swing of 85mm over 800mm wide tracks. The short radius design allows the new model to have a tail swing of 1,070mm less than that of the conventional DX225LC, while the minimum swing radius is 2,310 mm.


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Husqvarna’s new automatic drilling system Husqvarna is launching the AD 10 automatic drilling system based on a completely new technology, allowing it to sense which Husqvarna model it’s working with, and to optimise the power supply on that basis. “That assures constant, high efficiency, better drilling precision and is easier on both the tool and operator. The user can achieve more, with less effort,” says Husqvarna Construction Products, product head of construction equipment, Lars Gustafsson. The operator can stand upright when using it, without having to keep turning. With a variable speed from 0-3.2m/min in both directions, the AD 10 is the fastest product of its kind on the market, the company claims. It assures efficient drilling, but also means that the drill crown and drill core back quickly out of the material. The AD 10 weighs 3.6 kg and is simple to mount and manoeuvre and snaps firmly in place at any angle on the drill. With the aid of a regulator, the operator controls the speed, direction and power of the AD 10 and the drill it is mounted on. AD10 senses when the drill head has gone through the material and then automatically stops both the power supply and the drilling.

Husqvarna’s new AD 10 lets the drill motor do the work instead of the driller. With a speed of up to 3.2 m/ min in both directions, the AD 10 is the fastest product of it type on the market.

Husqvarna’s new demolition robot Husqvarna’s DXR 140 is the latest and smallest addition to the company’s new range of remotely controlled demolition robots. The DXR 140 weighs 960kg and has an output of 15 kW. “The DXR 140 is our smallest and most lightweight model, but it is still a very strong and powerful machine. The 15 kW motor allows the operator to utilise up to 100%t of the breaker’s force,” says Husqvarna Construction Equip-

ment demolition equipment business manager Thomas Nilsson. Its compact design, with a width of only 770mm, makes the robot agile to manoeuvre and transport. The DXR 140 passes through most doorways and fits in a lift or onto a trailer. The arm system can be rotated completely without restrictions, making it ideal for demolition work in restricted areas. Its out riggers can be controlled individually and is also equipped with the new generation of LED spotlights. Husqvarna’s new lightweight demolition robot is powerful. The 15 kW motor allows the operator to utilise up to 100 percent of the breaker’s force. The arm system of the DXR 140 can be rotated completely without restrictions, making it ideal for demolition work in restricted areas.


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New High Frequency drill from Husqvarna The DM 650 HF is Husqvarna’s first electric drilling machine with HF technology. Its high power output in both single-phase and three-phase operation makes the DM 650 HF incredibly flexible and usable. The standing drill has two mechanical gears and nine electronic speeds, which provides a total of 18 speeds to choose from for optimum drilling performance. The DM 650 HF display shows the operator what gear is being used. “The DM 650 HF is a drill motor for many applications, and has high power output in both single-phase and three-phase operation. This, in combination with the 18 speeds, provides great flexibility that it can handle all types of work,” says Husqvarna Construction Products construction equipment product manager Lars Gustafsson. The DM 650 HF, which weighs 14kg is equipped with SmartStartTM, which allows the machine to work at a lower rpm, but with high torque. This facilitates starting a hole with the drill bit in the material.

The DM 650 HF also has the ElgardTM function to protect the motor against

overloading. LED indicators show the current machine load and enable the operator to drill optimally. The machine can be used for drill bits from 80-600mm in diameter. The air cooled PP 65 HF is the power unit for the DM 650 HF. It weighs 7kg and is compact and easy to transport. The PP 65 HF gives high power output in three-phase operation and is equipped with a digital menu system where the operator can make adjustments to simplify work while reading operating information on the display. The DM 650 HF and PP 65 HF will be available in the autumn. The DM 650 HF is Husqvarna’s first electric drilling machine with HF technology, and it is extremely powerful and versatile.

New Husqvarna K 970 The K 970 Husqvarna power cutter replaces the popular K 960. The compact cutter has the X-torq® engine, that gives a higher output while reducing emissions by up to 75% and fuel consumption by 20%. It also has new Active Air Filtration and assures minimum motor wear even in the dustiest environments. In addition, the K 970 has a dust-sealed starter unit for greater reliability and a longer operating life. The machine is easy to start thanks to its air purge and decompression valve. The K 970’s rear handle is equipped with a soft insert that gives a better hand grip when the operator uses his hip for support. Another innovation is a tank lid that has been moved onto the right-hand side for easier filling. In addition, the vibration damper has been further improved by adjusting the front spring. The K 970 is suitable for cutting concrete and stone, as well as asphalt and metal cutting. The K 970 is on the

market since mid 2010.

New strong developments from WEKA Besides their well-known diamond core drills and wall saws, WEKA introduced two new products at Bauma. One was the multifunctional DK09 diamond core drill. This can be used for wet and dry drilling with its integrated patented sealing system by either simply adapting the ball valve or the dust exhaust adapter. It can also be handheld or rig operated. Due to its impactproof plastic motor case it is very light and also the costs could be reduced. The machine offers high power and thus a wide drilling range of up to 200mm. With its two-speed gear the speeds can be adapted to the corresponding drilling diameter. Like all the other diamond core drills from WEKA, it is fitted with a safety clutch and the Intellitronic, which shows any overload, by pulsation, so the operator can work with maximum efficiency, high comfort and also high lifetime of the machine by avoiding overload. WEKA also presented the new Jumbo SR65 where the motor consists of a very robust stator and a rotor, which is only made up of a shaft and steel lamina-


tions. This means that there are no turning windings and thus no commutators or wearaffected carbon b r u s h e s. T h e commutation is controlled by the power electronic and a micro controller. T h e t h e rmal protection switch measures the temperature of the motor and thus the motor is directly protected against overloads or inefficient cooling. As it has splash waterproof according IP 55 it can be used for o v e r h e a d drilling. The SR65 offers six motor speeds that can be changed easily while drilling. On the display it shows the corresponding drilling diameter. It has a power of 7.5 kW and can be used for drilling up to 500mm diameter.

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Hyundai entered the Demolition sector at Bauma

Hyundai has unveiled its first purpose-built, high-reach Demolition Machine based on the new 52t 9-Series excavator, and designated R520LC-9 DM, with an actual operating weight of 58t and maximum vertical reach of 26.15m The demand for high-reach demolition machines is increasing and Hyundai has responded by adding an all-new, purpose-designed heavy-duty demolition machine to its new 9-Series range of excavators, launched at Bauma. The new R520LC-9 DM is based on the new 52t excavator model, but when equipped with the special 4-section high reach demolition boom, the operating weight is between 58-59t, depending on the choice of track. The undercarriage frame is a reinforced X-section, and features a retractable-width track system, which provides a maximum overall operating width of 3.54m and less than 3m for transport purposes. A variety of track shoes from 600 to 800mm wide are available. The base machine has all the special 9-Series features, with particular emphasis on operator convenience and comfort. It has a fully air-conditioned, tilting cab, with reclining seat and joystick controls. Power comes from a 255kW

Cummins QSM11 Tier 3-rated engine, driving a tandem pair of variable displacement hydraulic pumps, with Hyundai’s patented programmable hydraulic control system. The demolition boom features a 4-piece boom, with a pinned, two-section, 13.75m base, which can be split for travelling. A 2.75m mid-section and an 8m upper-arm providing a maximum upward reach of 26.15m, and an outward reach of 14.73m. “We have responded to dealer requests for a high-reach demolition machine, and this new model, incorporating all the new 9-Series values and features, together with a flexible, purpose-built boom arrangement with ultra-sensitive controls will, we believe, set a new standard of performance in the over 50t class,” said Hyundai marketing manager Michel de Weert. “We will use the feedback on the R520LC-9 DM to develop lower and upper weight class machines in the near future.”

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INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW BROKK 160. Don’t let the size fool you. The all-new Brokk 160 is another big leap forward when it comes to size/performance ratio: Stunningly strong. Surprisingly small. This light-weight, remote controlled demolition machine with a new, power packed electric motor is hard hitting (over 410 joules at the tip). Perfect for safe and effective demolition in construction, tunneling, mining and nuclear industries.

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Diaset: A New Trend in Diamond Tools

Dr. Fritsch GmbH managing director Gerhard Weber discusses the development of diamond tools.

The development of diamond tools with pre-set diamonds is as old as the diamond tool itself. Set diamonds have been used from the very beginning of the development of drill bits and saw blades. It was only later, when the sintering technology was introduced, that fine grits were used and then these grits were distributed randomly within the diamond bond. Drill bits with regular set diamonds are currently still the standard for drill bits in mining and exploration. Repeated attempts have been made in the past to extend this concept to relatively low priced saw and drill bits. However, the problem with these seemed to be the lack of efficient production technologies.

the layers with the identical 2D pattern have an offset to each other. This arrangement enables a higher diamond concentration at the outsides, firstly as a result of the denser 2D pattern and secondly as a result of the thinner powder layers between the diamond layers. The layers can be offset to each other so it is possible to produce zigzag patterns, arrows or other three dimensional patterns on the outside face of the segment. Similar to the design of car tyres, the boundary between a decorative pattern for marketing purposes and a functional pattern to increase performance is fluid. Tool designers can now enjoy the benefit to freely design any new pattern. The productivity of such systems is lower than that of a normal cold press. In one minute, the Dr. Fritsch cold press can press approximately 15 single-layer segments

A break through The breakthrough was achieved with the tools of ShinhanÂŽ. Although it was initially often impossible to prove performance benefits, it was easy to distinguish these tools from competitors. This product became the pioneer for other tools with a similar structure from Korea, China and Europe. Initially, many diamond tool producers were sceptical but with more and more positive results there now appears to be a break through. The development from Dr. Fritsch in this product field is called DiaSet and is based on an improvement of a volumetric cold press. This press fills a thin layer of powder into a die and sets diamonds on this powder layer in a specified two-dimensional pattern. After intermediate pressing, the next powder layer is filled in. The user can determine the number and thickness of the powder layers and two different 2D patterns can be implemented in one segment.

Segments with seven layers This now makes it possible, for example, to produce segments with seven layers instead of the previously common sandwich segments with 3 layers. The two respective outer layers are structured with 2D pattern A and are very thin layers, whilst the inner layers are produced with 2D pattern B and are slightly thicker layers. In addition,

ensures an even segment thickness and small weight tolerances are just as important, as such tolerances add up over a large number of layers.

Second and third generation

with backing or approximately five to six sandwich segments or one DiaSet segment with eight layers of powder and seven layers of diamond. However, this output can be multiplied accordingly by increasing the number of cavities. Multi-cavity machines are already in the field. Multi-layer segments of this kind require very thin powder layers, for which a high-precision cold press is a fundamental requirement. Precise distribution of powder

Drill bit segments have already been produced successfully. A vertical cold press orientation with approximately 10 diamond layers and a horizontal hot press orientation have showed positive results. The upright cold press orientation allows the diamonds to be offset, whilst horizontal sintering makes it possible to manage with a reduced number of cold press tools, as the final geometry is achieved by the appropriate graphite moulds. This enables the typical diamond patterns to be produced not only on saw segments, but also on drill bit segments. Whilst the first generation of tools using pre-set diamonds brought mainly marketing benefits, the second generation has just provided evidence of improved performance with regard to service life, ease of cutting and cutting precision in a number of applications. The future will bring third-generation tools to put these performance benefits on a broader, more universal base. The required tool development has just begun and goes hand in hand with the machine technology required. PDi 27

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Atlas Copco’s automatic lubrication for light hydraulic breakers Atlas Copco is launching ContiLube ™ II an automatic lubrication system for machineoperated hydraulic breakers weighing less than 500 kg. It is directly attached to the adapter plate of the hydraulic breaker and is interesting for rental fleets because the lubrication system remains connected with the hydraulic breaker when the carrier unit is changed. The ContiLube ™ II casing houses a compact pump, which bleeds air and only supplies chisel paste if needed. This provides an optimum protection of the hydraulic breaker and warrants that not more chisel paste is consumed than is absolutely necessary for the job. The operator can easily monitor the chisel paste level inside the cartridge. The screw thread allows the cartridge to be changed without difficulty. Cartridges are filled with 150g of highly viscose Atlas Copco chisel paste and can be refilled. For over 15 years heavy hydraulic breakers have been supplied with the ContiLube ™ II system and more than 18,000 units are in operation worldwide.

Atlas Copco’s new heavy hydraulic breakers Atlas Copco introduced three new heavy hydraulic breaker models with PowerAdapt and optimized power-to-weight ratio at Bauma. The HB 2000, weighing 2t, offers 10% more power than its predecessor, the HB 200. The new HB 3100 and HB 4700, with weights of 3.1t and 4.7t respectively, deliver 5% and 13% more power than their predecessors. All three hydraulic breakers are equipped with the PowerAdapt system, which shuts down the breaker in case the oil pressure is too high. “This is, for example, useful when the hydraulic breaker is used on different carrier units,” says Atlas Copco medium and heavy breakers product line manager Torsten Treger. “Hydraulic breakers can generally be hydraulically overloaded if the carrier’s oil pressure has the wrong setting. In order to ensure that our customers can make full use of the equipment in terms of efficiency and power, we have equipped the entire range of heavy-duty hydraulic breakers with PowerAdapt.” With an improper carrier oil pressure setting, conventional pressure relief valves continuously drain oil into the tank and therefore waste precious energy. This affects the efficiency and profitability of the equipment.

New breakers from Chicago Pneumatic


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The improved guide system of the hydraulic breakers provides better stability and resistance. “After all hydraulic breakers are subject to tough operating conditions,” says Treger. “A new retaining bar provides a better protection especially in the lower part of the hydraulic breaker which has to take a lot of wear and tear. The service window and the recesses for the lateral slewing screw couplings have been reinforced. The non-dust versions of the three new breaker models are furnished with the all-round wear protection which all of the dust versions of the HB series of hydraulic breakers already feature.” All proven features of Atlas Copco’s heavy-

duty hydraulic breaker line are also found in the three new models: the VibroSilenced System to protect operators against noise and vibrations, AutoControl to adapt the blow frequency and impact energy to the rock hardness as well as the integrated automatic lubrication system ContiLube ™ II. With StartSelect the operator can influence the starting and shutdown behaviour of the hydraulic breaker. And with the optional DustProtector the hydraulic breaker is protected against dust and rock particles penetrating the lower part of the breaker part.

At Bauma Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment launched a new 14 model range of hydraulic breakers with a service weight of 100 to 4,200 kg. They are simple in design, easy to handle and can be configured to meet specific applications on carrier units of the 1.3 to 75t. “And the products are offered at a reasonable and attractive price so that customers get a high performing, reliable product with good value for their money,” says company vice president Kishore Sidhwani. All breakers feature a central service window, which simplifies regular maintenance. “There is no need for special servicing tools. Our customers can carry out all maintenance work directly on

site,” adds Sidhwani. The round box-type design of the Chicago Pneumatic breakers protects the breaker and supports a long life. “And that is exactly what we want: hydraulic breakers just doing their job,“ says Sidhwani. At the same time the products are capable of tackling special jobs for which a large number of additional product features have been developed. “This allows our hydraulic breakers to be adapted to special operating conditions and to meet customer demands,” says Sidhwani. The Chicago Pneumatic hydraulic breaker range comprises 14 breakers, which can be attached to carrier.

LONG LIVE Undeterred by the

ash-spewing volcano

in Iceland, members of the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers convened in the medieval city of Salzburg for their regular annual meeting. Hilti, Anzeve, Nestag, Husqvarna and Cedima sponsored the gathering, which took place against the backdrop of Tyrolean scenery. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports. Photos: Daniel Trachsel


2009 and early 2010 was a time of challenge for the industry. Hardly any company, be it contractor or supplier, contrived to escape the recession that engulfed the global economy. For some, it had truly tragic implications. Earlier in the year PDi reported the death of Yury Mokin, the chied executive officer of the Russian company Olvex. The concrete sawing community was also dismayed by the news that Horst Wapler, the inventor of the popular Diamond Award, went down with a severe illness. And stories of members’ misfortunes did not end there. Pat O’Brien, long-serving ex-president of IACDS was, too, absent from the meeting through a skiing accident.

Over the thorns to the stars On a brighter side, IACDS, which currently counts nine national associations and 13 individual members, is soon expected to welcome two newcomers into its fold. Manufacturing companies EDT Eurodima and HTC Sweden AB have recently announced their intention to join the association. Adding to the positive sentiment, IACDS’s initiatives aimed to promote concrete sawing techniques to a wider audience have met with a resounding success. The delegates were unanimous that the IACDS seminar on the latest trends in concrete sawing was an experience worth repeating. The event, sponsored and conducted by Hilti, Tyrolit, Husqvarna, and Tractive at Bauma, attracted so much interest that the seminar room was bursting with people. Eight 20-minute speeches, delivered either in English or German, were simultaneously translated into the other language. The speakers covered a broad spectrum of issues, ranging from floor grinding to remotely controlled underwater wire sawing. With the pilot project proving so successful, the delegates decided to carry on with it and scheduled the next workshop for 2013. As a matter of fact, 2013 promises to be an action-packed From the right Peter White, President, Daniel Trachsel, secretary and Norikazu Shibuya, vice President of IACDS.

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E IACDS Above pictures from the well attended and most appreciated IACDS Seminars at the Bauma show.

Above pictures from the IACDS annual meeting in Salzburg.

year for the association, with the Diamond Award, seminar and annual meeting coming in a quick succession. Prior to that, the internationally recognized Diamond Award will announce its winners at the World of Concrete show in 2011. If the competition itself receives nothing but praise from the concrete sawing community, the decision to stage 2011’s award ceremony in Las Vegas again causes certain controversy. ”King Peter White” is saluting the crowd of concrete sawing and drilling contractors and suppliers at medieval dinner at the Salzburg castle. Issue 3 - 2010 • June - August •

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Some delegates voiced the concern that Europeans might balk at the prospect of flying transatlantic which would result in an under attended and lacklustre ceremony. They might have a point here, but the assembly ruled to uphold the Dublin resolutions, and to keep the WOC as 2011’s Diamond Award host.

The importance of being visible

The IACDS Seminars contained a number of interesting speeches. Above Franz Zeindler from Tyrolit Hydrostress.

“IACDS, as a beacon for the concrete sawing industry, should invest as much effort as possible into making itself visible” was the gist of the speech by PDi’s editor-in-chief Jan Hermansson. He suggested that Demcon, a Stockholm biennale show dedicated to demolition, recycling, concrete sawing and surface preparation, could become a suitable vehicle to further IACDS’s cause. First seeds of cooperation between the show organizers and the association were sown at the meeting, with the parties agreeing to present the IACDS seminar’s materials at Demcon in September 2010. In another move aimed at bolstering IACDS’s profile in the international arena, the delegates voted to strengthen ties with other professional unions, first and foremost with the European Demolition Association.

“Market…what market???”

Johan Hartvig from Pentruder AB.

It is a safe bet to say that most market reports were as identical as segments on a new diamond blade. In 2009, the concrete sawing business worldwide was down by 30 to 50% depending on the country, with faint signs of recovery being noticed in the first quarter of 2010. Things seem to have bottomed out almost everywhere, with Germany, Austria and Switzerland showing others the way into a more sustainable future. The only exception is Spain where the situation remains dire. When asked to comment on the Spanish market, Anzeve’s Antonio Zerolo reacted with gallows humour: “market… what market???” The national associations reported no major changes in their membership, which is probably a good thing, considering the scale and

gravity of the current economic landslide.

Update, upgrade, and … crossbow shooting

Dina Weichert from Hilti and below Thomas Nilsson from Husqvarna.

Tolerances and limits for construction drilling and sawing guidelines, first published by IACDS in 2004 and revised in 2006 are to be updated again. The reason for the update is slack tolerances for which the guidelines are often criticized. The delegates resolved that IACDS’s other essential release of basic parameters for concrete drilling and sawing equipment did not require a review, but a tighter control over their observance would be necessary. From now on, the association will issue an advisory letter to manufacturers, found to make substandard machinery. The long-standing issue of an IACDS website upgrade was floated this year again and with help from sponsors, the good intentions would be eventually translated into actions. The meeting finished with a feast of medieval proportions inside the walls of Festung Hohensalzburg Fortress, with Peter White presiding over the grand table, and his loyal subjects chanting “Long Live IACDS!” and indulging themselves in horseshoe pitching and crossbow shooting. The medieval tradition will be continued in the Flemish capital of Bruges, which was chosen as a venue for the next IACDS meeting in early May 2011.


Rickard Öijermark from BRIM spoke about insurances for concrete sawing and drilling constractors.

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The participants of the IACDS meeting in Salzburg. Sitting from the left: Anita Hermansson, PDi Magazine, José Blanco, Spanish Association, Ernst Siegenthaler, Hilti, Peter White, President of IACDS, Julie White, UK Association, Norikazu Shibuya, Japan Association, Anna Trachsel, IACDS Secretariat. Standing from the right Verner Havlena, Austrian Association, Antonio Zerolo, Spanish Association, Donat Fritsch, Swiss Association, Martin Jennings, Diamond Tooling Journal, Martin Gödickemeier, Hilti, Alain Dupont, Husqvarna, Dietmar Wierthgen, Cedima, Daniel Trachsel, secretary of IACDS, Hans-Georg Wagener, German Association, Martin Ch. Braun, Braun Maschinenfabrik, Linda Dahlin, Swedish Association, Lars Sandström, Swedish Association, Lars Gustafsson, Husqvarna, Andrei Bushmarin, PDi Magazine, Bernard Seidl, Austrian Association, Alfred Landl, Tyrolit, William W. Lee, US Association. Picture below: A jolly good atmosphere in the crossbow competition.


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EDA Autumn

Joint EDA Conference & Demolition Fai Location: InfraCity, Uppland

Preliminary Programme Wednesday, the 8th of September 12.00 National Associations and Technical Commission representatives meeting 16.00

National Associations senior officers available for one-to-one meeting with sponsors

20.00 Welcome reception Thursday, 9th of September 08.30 Registration & coffee/the available at the sponsors area outside the conference room

09.30 Opening of the Conference by President Mr Giuseppe Panseri 09.45 Presentation of EU project Alert

11.00 Coffee break at the sponsors area outside the conference room 11.20 Sponsor presentation

10.10 Demolition company presentation, EDA IC member General Smontaggi, Italy


10.30 Sponsor presentation

11.50 Sponsor presentation

10:40 Demolition company presentation Sweden/Denmark

12.00 Demolition company presentation, France/UK

10.00 Sponsor presentation

Demolition company presentation, by Ms Pilar de la Cruz, EDA Vice President and IC member Voladuras y Demoliciones

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12.30 Working lunch at the sponsors area

Demolition site visit from DEMCOM (TBC) or time or your own at the DEMCON fair

13.30 Demolition company presentation, Germany

19.30 Gala dinner at the Hotel InfraCity

13.50 Sponsor presentation

Friday, 10th of September All day Free ticket to visit of the DEMCON fair on your own


Panel debate about the future of the demolition in Europe moderated by journalist Ms Laura Donadoni (Italy)

14.30 End of the conference

New President Giuseppe Panseri.

Please check updates of the program and spouses tour at the EDA website An special newsletter will be produced and distributed to all EDA members after the Conference Presentations of sponsors and speakers will be also available at the EDA website

Sponsors opportunities available. Please contact Ms Clotilde Chacon at cco@ 14.00 Board members available for one- to- one meeting with sponsors at the EDA lounge

Vice President Pilar de la Cruz.

Passed President Yves Canessa.

Famous Italian Journalist to moderate EDA debate The EDA panel debate about the future of the demolition activities in Europe, on Thursday the 9th of September, will be moderated by the Italian journalist Ms Laura Donadoni. Laura Donadoni is an italian journalist. Her carreer as journalist begun with newspapers and magazines and continued with radio. Since 2003 she has been working as a reporter for the main national radio in Italy, Rtl 102.5. She also is involved with communication and public relations. Since 2005 sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been working as chief of press office for many italian societies, also in the demolition and construction field.

Caterpillar and Demlone launch DEM50 The Caterpillar stand at Bauma featured the new DEM50 ultra high demolition machine manufactured by Demlone. The DEM50 offers a working height of 18, 21 or 23m and can carry a work tool weighing up to 3t throughout most of the working range. The DEM 50 is the first machine resulting from a close cooperation between Caterpillar and Demlone, a subsidiary of French demolition equipment specialist Vensys Group. Built on the Caterpillar 336D L demolition duty hydraulic excavator, Demlone manufactures the frontend structures and assembles the complete machine. The DEM50’s modular boom and stick system allows contractors to easily change between the three different working heights. The machine is equipped with a hydraulic boom foot quick coupler, with the lower pins being controlled hydraulically from the cab. All of the hydraulic hoses between the boom foot and the main boom structure are equipped with quick disconnect couplings. A standard reach backhoe boom can also be supplied as an option and provides increased productivity. The DEM50 has been designed to work with work tools weighing up to 3t. A wide range of Cat work tools, including multiprocessors, demolition and sorting grapples, demolition shears and buckets, is available. The Caterpillar Tool Control System allows the operator to programme up to 10 hydraulic output settings for the auxiliary circuits. This reduces the time required to change between work tools, as the machine can be preset to work with dedicated breakers, pulverisers and other tools. The DEM50 is equipped with Demlone’s Range Monitoring System that incorporates sensors on each boom section, on the machine’s upper structure and on the track frame. These sensors transmit information to a central control unit, recording the machine’s working position. Through a touch screen display in the cab, the RMS system informs the operator of the machine’s positioning and capacities. If the machine is operated outside the safe working envelope, the system generates an alarm. Contractors can choose between Cat 336D L long and wide undercarriage or a hydraulic variable gauge undercarriage, which provides


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increased over-the-side stability. The HVG track system allows a change from the transport width of 2.39m to full working width of 2.82m with 600mm shoes in less than a minute. A Demlone compressor mounted in the rear of the upper structure provides high-pressure air to a series of nozzles located on the exterior of the protection structure, above the cab. These nozzles can be used to blow dust and debris from the cab top glass, maintaining visibility during operation. A dust suppression system at the boom tip is available as an option, improving the visibility for the operator and reducing the impact on the working environment for the customer. Caterpillar and Demlone work in close cooperation for a full line of ultra high reach demolition equipment, commencing with the DEM50 and the larger DEM70, which offers 26m, 29m and 31m working heights. A third machine, the DEM100, will be introduced later in 2010. Caterpillar has decided to work with Demlone in the demolition sector due to Demlone’s extensive market knowledge, engineering, manufacturing and customisation capabilities. DEM50 specifications

Operating weight (t): 45.36–47.26–47.86 Maximum pin height (m): 18–21–23 Maximum horizontal reach (m): 15.06–14.11–14.26 Maximum tool weight (front t): 3 – 3 – 3 Maximum tool weight (side t): 3 – 3 – 2.8 Engine: Cat C9 with ACERT Engine output (ISO kW/hp): 200/270 Emissions level : Tier 3 Shipping length (m): 12.47–15.47–17.47

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Friday 9 September, Hour: 10:00-10:40 : John Woodward, Vice President Institute of Demolition Engineers Seminars in Swedish language: Thursday 9 September 13:00-16:00 “Thoughts about Trends” (Entrance fee Euro 11) Speaker: Göran Adlén Location: Ballroom 16:10-16.30 “HTC Greyline - Easy floor gring for all” Speaker: HTC Sweden AB Location: Exhibition hall Fredag 10 September 10:50-11:10 “Quick tool shifts saves time and money” Speaker: Åke Sonerud, MD OilQuick AB Location: Exhibition hall Summary of the IACDS-seminariern 11:20-11:40 Risks and insurances for contractors 11:50-12:10 Hydraulics vs HF 12:20-12:40 Demolition of oil rigs 13:50-14:20 Concrete floor grinding and remote controlled demolition 14.30-14.50 Dry cutting of reinforced concete

Location: Exhibition hall BRIM AB Pentruder AB Tyrolit AB Husqvarna Construction Products Hilti Svenska AB

Special associations meetings and board meetings to be held in conjunction with DEMCON for the following associations: EDA, European Demolition Association, Swedish Demolition Association, Swedish Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association • Nordic Final in the International Tyrolit Cutting Pro Competition

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Go Julie...Go!

The British TV personality Keith Chegwin and Father Peter White commenting on Julie’s participation in the Cutting Pro Competition.

“I am very nervous but I take the competition very light hearted and with a lot of fun” said Julie.

In 2008 Julie White was appointed managing director of one of the UK’s largest drilling and sawing companies D-Drill (Master Drillers) Ltd. Julie White never misses a challenge and in May this year she was elected member of the board in the national Drilling and Sawing Association. The day after her appointment she was the first woman to compete in the European Cutting Pro Competition.

“Women can do as well in this business”


Just before the start of the UK Championship that took place in Daventry, Northamptonshire on 27 May, Julie said that she was very nervous but took the competition very light hearted and with a lot of fun. Nothing strange with that as many of the other 12 professional tool operators from all around the UK, all men, were also nervous, even though they do this as a living. Julie, as D-Drill managing director, makes business decisions and planning strategies, but does not work with the heavy tools. “I just practised half a day drilling, half an hour on the wall saw and an hour on the hand saw to prepare for this competition. I wish I had had more time to practise, but work was calling all the

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time,” says Julie. Competing with highly skilled men working with these kind of tools every day, it was expected that Julie would qualify at the bottom. “I came 11th and I am very happy with that. Even more extraordinary is that I never came in the last position in any of the three disciplines of wall sawing, core drilling and hand sawing,” says Julie. Her decision and determination to participate in the Cutting Pro Competition was made two years ago when the first edition took place in the UK in 2008. “As you can see there are only men participating, except me. I am not a convinced feminist anyway. But I thought this competition would be a good opportunity to show that women can do this as well,” says Julie.

“A proud father” Julie’s father, Peter White, is very proud of his daughter. Not just for being the first woman taking part in the Pro Cutting Competition. But probably even more so for buying out and taking over his lifetime creation, D-Drill, in 2008. And managing the business through the worst and longest recession since the second world

war. Peter White started his business in 1967 and as a pioneer put diamond drilling on the map in the UK. Today D-Drill is one of the UK’s largest drilling and sawing contractors with nine branches spread out strategically over the nation. With some 40 year’s experience in the industry, Peter White is also well known to readers of PDi, as a columnist (see page 6) and President of the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers as well as Chairman of the UK Drilling and Sawing Association DSA. “However, D-Drill is now in Julie’s command since 2008. And I am confident and comfortable that she is taking the company and employees to new heights in her own way without my influence,” says Peter White

develop our industry to become more efficient, environmentally friendly and safer to respond to client demands,” says Julie. “I also think the DSA has to do more to create much more benefits for our member companies. The ones that are members should feel that they have so many benefits that it cost them more not to be part of DSA. I will work hard for that.” Julie also would like to see more women in this industry. “Last month at the IACDS meeting, I met a Swedish woman who was thinking about it, but has been very sceptical at taking over the family drilling and sawing company since her brother is not interested at all in the business. I told her to go for it, you will not regret it and you will make a difference,” says Julie.

“Challaging first two years” The first two years have been an enormous challenge for Julie. She took over the management just when the credit crunch and worldwide recession hit the UK. “In November 2008 we lost some 20% of our turnover almost overnight. Then by spring 2009 we had lost 40%,” says Julie. “I took the decision to restructure the company to make us as tightly organised as possible for the new tough market reality and competitive environment. But with the aim to keep all our highly skilled sawers and drillers out in the field, since it takes almost five years to train operators to be well qualified.” To get the best of direction and support in the company restructuring, Julie recruited Alan Rogers, a former logistical expert from the automotive industry, to become the company’s Operation Director. “Our business is polarising with much larger customers than in the past. And we, like the manufacturing industry, have to develop our business to become lean, efficient and safe to stay competitive,” says Julie. Now, almost three years later business is still down in the UK but there are some signs of slow recovery. And D-Drill has a new structure with a flexible workforce adapted for the current economic climate. “We have already seen that while business is weak D-Drill has increased its market share to compensate. And I believe that we will come out stronger than ever when the market starts to pick up again,” says Julie. As a female leader in a man’s world, Julie White was also elected member of the board of the national Drilling and Sawing Association in May this year. In response for new ideas on how to develop the industry in the future Julie said that what was valid for D-Drill to develop with the market’s demands also applies to the whole industry. “Even if we are often competing on the market, we can all learn from each other to

Tyrolit Cutting Pro Competition in UK

Joel Vinsant and Peter White, Secretary and Chairman of the UK Drilling and Sawing Association.

The second of eight national championships of the Tyrolit Cutting Pro Competition was a success and for the first time a woman took part. The event was held on 27 May in Daventry as part of the UK Drilling and Sawing Association’s convention. Winner of the UK championship was Mark Daniels of 24/7 Diamond Drilling. Chris Byrne of J Hare was second and Nick Dewsbury from East Midlands Diamond Drilling came third. Daniels and Byrne qualified for the European Championship to be held in Austria in January 2011. Further dates in the Tyrolit Cutting Pro Competition 2010 Sweden Stockholm 9 September France Villebon 24 - 25 September Germany Maisach 8 - 9 October Switzerland Wetzikon 23 October The Netherlands Houten Week 44

Standard rules and regulations

Girl power! Julie’s very best friends came to support her in the competition. From left: Debs Morby, Anne Ellis, Sue Haley and also the well known UK TV celebrity, Keith Chegwin, who hosted the event.

All competitors in the UK Championship. On top and in the center of the picture the winner Mark Daniels of 24/7 Diamond Drilling, Chris Byrne of J Hare was second and Nick Dewsbury from East Midlands Diamond Drilling came third. Daniels and Byrne qualified for the European Championship to be held in Austria in January 2011.

The Tyrolit Cutting Pro Competition uses a standardised set of regulations that allows for fair competitions and internationally comparable results. In addition, machines, tools, concrete and all other competition materials are defined and conditioned to guarantee that every athlete can compete on the same terms. Exercises and products

Contestants compete against each other in three exercises: wall sawing, core drilling and hand sawing. The time is taken for every exercise, the participant with the fastest total time wins. On the stage, two contestants in parallel perform every exercise. The result is an exciting competition that is intuitively understandable and attractive for spectators. Wall sawing: The goal of this exercise is to saw a slice off a reinforced concrete block as quickly as possible. The cut has to be performed in at least two passes. Optimum performance will depend on the ideal cutting depth of the first and second pass and the contestant’s feel for machine, tool and concrete. Core drilling: In this exercise contestants have to drill a hole in a concrete block. With the start signal, the drill rig has to be mounted and motor plus core drill have to be fixed before the drilling can begin. The installation of the drilling system requires skill and experience. A fast drilling time will depend on applying the right pressure on the core drill. Hand sawing: A disc has to be cut off from a concrete tube. Speed and know-how of contestants in dealing with the one-handed angle grinder are essential for this task. The set-up consists of a petrol-driven, one-handed angle grinder that powers the Tyrolit diamond saw blade. The cutting is done in wet conditions with the water directed into the cut via the machine. Safety: In order to take part in the competition, the competitors must have proficiency and experience in the command of the machines and tools. In addition, the regulations specify the mandatory protective equipment for every exercise. On the stage, the movements of the competitors are limited to safety areas that are clearly marked. PDi 41

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Inertia machine World launch of an a new Brokk introduces demolition robot 5066 Tracker

The American crushing and screening equipment manufacturer Inertia Machine Corporation, based in Freeport, Illinois, has introduced the 5066 Tracker Primary HSI Crusher, a mobile trackmounted model for capacities up to 700t/h at lower cost/t, while also offering unique trailer-free transport. From material feed through product stockpiling, the 5066 Tracker is sized for topcapacity performance. While most conventional units offer 6m3 hoppers and may require hopper extension wings, the 5066 Tracker features a 10.7m3 non-heaping hopper. Whether in aggregate or concrete and asphalt recycling, the new 5066 Tracker is built for the toughest, high impact applications with a 1.52m by 5.5m variable-speed drive vibrating grizzly feeder. The feeder is combined with a 1.07m by 1.63m feed opening on the Inertia 5066 HS Impactor, which allows the handling of oversized material while preventing bridging. Its 1.07m by 11.6m discharge conveyor, with motorized head pulley, is rated at up to 1500t/h.

The Inertia 5066 Tracker is complete with its own removable axle for easy, cost-effective transport. No trailers or multiple truckloads are required. Also, there is no need to remove any component from the 5066 Tracker before transport. The Inertia HS Impactor features two adjustable aprons, which allow higher reduction ratios, a more cubical product and minimal fines. For reduced maintenance and wear costs, apron and housing liners are reversible and interchangeable. A large open-style ribbed rotor delivers high inertia and requires less horsepower and fuel during operation, and a four-bar rotor allows two- and four-bar arrangements to optimize performance in any application. Powered by a John Deere 400 HP Tier III diesel engine and a 125 KW generator, the Inertia 5066 Tracker operates via a self-contained and belt driven power source. It also features remote clutch and track controls, hydraulic-driven tracks, a drive belt guard with two access doors, an optional cross-belt magnet and more.

Trackstack acquired by TESAB The Northern Ireland based manufacturer of bulk handling solutions Trackstack has been acquired by the Tesab Group. The acquisition will allow the company to combine resources, expertise and knowledge to further develop the comprehensive range offered. The range of equipment produced by the company will now be manufactured at the new Tesab factory in Omagh, which encompasses five acres of production facilities. The new factory, also recently acquired by the Tesab Group, will act as the global distribution centre for parts and machines to the worldwide dealer network.


This investment is part of the long term strategic plan for the Tesab Group who can now offer a full range of quarry and material processing equipment from crushers, screeners, manufactured through Swedish sister company Mockeln, to mobile tracked conveyers.

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Brokk AB presented at Bauma a new generation of demolition robots with the introduction of Brokk 160. The Brokk 160 boosts the mid-segment of the Brokk model range by taking it to the next generation. The new Brokk is the answer to many customers’ requests to combine impressive power with a lightweight machine (1600 kg (3527 lb) for very flexible use. It is also 12% more powerful than the existing heavier model Brokk 180 and has the capacity to carry the same attachments. “With this machine we have taken the Brokk concept one step further, delivering more power in a smaller package” says the president of Brokk, Martin Krupicka. “The Brokk 160 is not a scaled version of one of our previous models, which would have required performance and quality trade-offs we were not prepared to make. Instead we used Brokk’s 30 years of experience with demolition robots to build a brand new machine from scratch, designed for the desired size and power. With the Brokk 160, Brokk shows once again that we deliver the original remote controlled demolition machine that you can always trust to get your job done.”

Sweet spot in size, no compromises Mikael Hedlund, president and owner of ABRAB demolition, has been testing the new machine in a tough and hazardous environment. “Brokk 160 is an incredibly useful machine due to its size and efficiency. The service and maintenance of a machine is very important for us and the new Brokk 160 is really an improvement in that area”, he says and continues enthusiastically: “Performance and reliability are the most important aspects of a machine, and Brokk has avoided the far too common mistake of adding bells and whistles at the expense of reliability. I think the new Brokk 160 will be a great success around the world!”

Features of the new Brokk 160

• Small size, weight and dimensions. Better access at work sites, more flexibility, easier to transport etc. • A powerful machine with an 18.5 kW electric motor delivering more output power than bigger machines, while having low electricity consumption. • Perfect for safe and effective demolition in the construction, tunnelling, mining, cement, metal processing and nuclear industries. • Stability to carry heavy and high performance tools. • Easy service and maintenance through reduced complexity.

Dimensions The dimension of the new machine model is surprisingly small, a width of 780 mm (30.71 in) and a height of 1254 mm (49.37 in) and it hits impressively hard, over 406 joules at the tip of the breaker. The machine has a reach of 4.8 m (15.8 ft) including Atlas Copco’s breaker SB 202 which will be very useful in small cement kilns and furnaces. The increased output power combined with the improved flexibility of a smaller machine will enable our users to finish their assignments even faster than before.

New Bobcat 4-6t mini-excavators The new Bobcat E45 and E50 zero tail swing mini-excavators are designed to provide high performance in the 4-6 t category of mini-excavators. Intended for applications in construction, demolition, rental, utility, landscaping and other markets. Both excavators offer fast work cycles with smooth and precise functions, superior operator comfort, reduced noise, excellent service access and increased reliability and stability. Based on the same platform, the two new excavators are intended to meet the requirements of diverse applications as well as different geographic markets. Equipped with cab and bucket, the E45 has an operating weight of 4634kg and offers a maximum digging depth of 3300mm. The E50 model, equipped with cab and bucket, has an operating weight of 4905kg and a maximum digging depth of 3524mm.

Bobcat’s new MT55 Mini Tracked Loader

Bobcat has introduced the new MT55 mini tracked loader. With an overall width with bucket of just 903mm, length of 3113mm and height of 1246 mm, the MT55 is ideal for digging, loading and clean-up applications. Powered by a 17.5 kW Kubota diesel engine, the MT55 has a rated operating capacity of 251 kg, a tipping load of 719 kg and a pushing force of 9386 N


and a dump height of 1265mm. The MT55 has a hydrostatic transmission and track drive system and rubber-track undercarriage. The C-Pattern tracks provide good traction and flotation. The MT55 has a maximum forward travel speed of 5.6 km/h and 2.3 km/h in reverse (Picture with the operator missing safety gear though).

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New Bobcat S630 skid-steer The new Bobcat S630 skid-steer loader complements the recently launched S650 and has an operating weight of 3496 kg, capacity of 989 kg and a tipping load of 1978 kg. It is powered by the Kubota 55.4 kW V3307-DI-TE3 kW Stage IIIA diesel

engine and the standard hydraulic flow on the S630 has been increased by over 30% to 87.1l/min, providing significantly better attachment performance. The high flow version of this loader, the S630H, offers a hydraulic flow of 115.5 l/min.

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Men of Steel The Outokumpo steelworks on the outskirts of Sheffield in the UK is no more, thanks to a consolidated demolition programme by local demolition specialist, Ron Hull Demolition. PDi’s Mark Anthony reports. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes, the Don Valley area of Sheffield is the spiritual home of British steelmaking and can trace its history back to the 1840s when Samuel Fox started the first steelworks. Sadly, with the increase in automation and competition from overseas, the city’s steelmaking activities have consolidated. And while the Finnish manufacturer Outokumpo remains active in Sheffield, the company’s Stocksbridge works that had lain dormant for the past two years, has been demolished and cleared to make way for a multi-million pound redevelopment. This work has been charged, appropriately, to local contractor Ron Hull Demolition. Initially the company’s environmental division had the tedious and time-consuming task of removing the copious amounts of asbestos that was spread throughout the foundry in various forms. This element of work was programmed around numerous live services and an ongoing decanting process.

Numerous Obstacles Once the site was wholly handed over and the asbestos removed, Ron Hull’s demolition crew mobilised to commence what would be a straight forward project had it not been for the obstacles that lay in wait for them. These comprised a variety of above ground services including, a high-pressure gas main, 11 KVA cables and a fire hydrant, all of which the adjacent Corus plant relies upon for


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maintaining its continuous steel production. In addition, the River “Little Don” and a larger sewer are culverted through the centre of the site, throwing up some additional hazards that required careful consideration. The methodology had to be designed to negate any overloading on the culvert and to avoid any environmental impact should a mechanical failure occur. Ron Hull Demolition reports that consultation with the neighbouring landowners, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water has been paramount to the success of the demolition project. “Despite the numerous challenges, the demolition has been relatively straightforward. Our meticulous approach from the outset of any project allows us to engineer solutions before they lead to problems,” says Ron Hull operations director Martin Wall. “The most spectacular part of the demolition was the removal of the 33m high annealing furnace tower. At one stage we did consider explosive demolition but because of the proximity of a railway line, live sewers and buildings not scheduled for demolition, we opted to use a high reach excavator to carry out the demolition top down.”

Green Credentials To maintain the Ron Hull Group’s green credentials, each

project is assessed from a recycling perspective with a figure of 85% being the minimum target. On the Outokumpo contract, around 3,000t of demolition debris comprising mainly brick and concrete were recycled on site by the company’s mobile crushing plant. This material was utilised to make safe voids and depressions prior to future works commencing. In addition, all the ferrous and non-ferrous metals were transported to the parent company’s facility in Rotherham for further processing, prior to being moved on for the final stage of a “Cradle to Grave” process that is offered in house by the Group.

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Hawaii landfill flattens dust with cooling as bonus

PVT Landfill is suppressing dust across a 90 m working face of compacted and buried material, using a fan-driven misting system from Dust Control Technology. PVT Landfill processes 200,000-300,000t An innovative landfill operation on the Hawaiian of construction and demolition waste each year, island of Oahu has found the key to suppressing dust across a 90m working face of compacted including non-hazardous materials. With an anand buried material, using a powerful, fan-driven nual rainfall as low as 100mm, the dryness of misting system that delivers the additional benefit the area’s microclimate contributes to the dust issue, particularly on windy days. “We initially of cooling both the job site and workers. Facility engineers have mounted the unit on a lowboy used conventional water trucks to help control the dust, and we continue to use them on roads trailer, paired with a generator and small water truck to deliver complete mobility across the and high-traffic areas,” said PVT Landfill general manager Steve Joseph. “But we wanted a dust entire site. The mobile setup can cover more than 1,850m2 from a single location, creating management technique that would give us more coverage.” a virtual dust blanket that helps protect workers PVT investigated several dust control options, and the neighbouring residential community from but none of the equipment designs seemed potential hazards and nuisance.

powerful enough. After hearing about a coal-fired power generation facility on the island that was successfully using a DustBoss DB-60 Joseph decided to visit the site. He found the equipment so effective at managing the huge potential for dust in the coal handling operation that he was convinced it would deliver similar results in his own process. Currently, waste material is dumped on the working face and moved with a Komatsu WA380 front-end loader and compacted by a Komatsu 375 dozer. At the end of the day, coal ash and dirt are used to cover the compacted waste. With 5-10 trucks working at any given time in the hot, dry weather, the dust potential is significant. Operating crews run the DustBoss 4-8 hours/day on average, wherever movement or compacting of debris has the potential to create a dust problem. With the versatility of the self-contained mobile suppression system and the large coverage area of the DustBoss, Joseph said that they are prepared to arrest airborne particles and surface dust from virtually any source. “The system does a great job for us,” said Joseph. “It has great coverage and really knocks down the dust, and the cooling aspect is a nice bonus. It’s not uncommon for temperatures to reach 90°F or more out there, and having that fine mist projected over such a large working area really helps the men stay comfortable.”

Olympic Park Construction kept running suppliers Diaquip to attend site with a Pentruder 22Kw wall saw, and a 2200mm diameter Aero® Matrix Wall Saw Blade. Aero® Matrix is the next generation of positioned diamond blades, with unique Matrix diamond positioning. With the job completed, the new, wider gap will be filled with sealant, and construction can continue on London’s Olympic Site.

It looked like the construction on London’s Olympic Park was going to stumble, when the new bridge that links both sides of the site was closed. As temperatures rose, the bridge had expanded, and it became clear that the expansion joint would not be enough as the bridge began to push on its bearers. The UK contractor, Frog Diamond Drilling was called in to provide a solution.

Fast progress Under the supervision of Frog Diamond Drilling operations manager, Shane Smith, the job got under way. First, a 100mm cut was executed from below the bridge deck, using a hydraulic handsaw, with an Aero® Wave 400mm diameter blade. Having done this, major works began, and the Pentruder 22Kw high frequency wall saw began its work, from the top of the bridge deck. Operators performed the cut in stages, beginning with a 750mm diameter blade, and going up in diameter until the final cut was done, with the Diaquip Aero® Matrix 2200mm diameter blade.

The first cut along the bridge nears completion. It was the beginning of a successful project. ting 7m across the bridge deck, 1.1m deep. To maintain the integrity of the structure, and allow effective sealing, the cut had to be extremely straight and neat.

The right equipment Such an urgent and tricky project called for the right equipment, so Frog Diamond Drilling called on UK based diamond tool and machinery

The 2200mm diameter blade is sunk into the concrete

Emergency work To release the pressure on the bridge bearers, the expansion joint had to be made wider. As construction of the Olympic Park was being held up by the bridge closure, Frog Diamond Drilling were given a tight two day slot over a weekend to complete the work. The project involved cut-


Work proceeds, with the Olympic Stadium in the background.

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The Aero® Matrix 2200mm diameter finished the project off.

Southern Water Appoints D-Drill for Specialist Support In the UK D-Drill has assisted in the installation of two beams to support the concrete roof of a 12m deep water flood alleviation tank. The work involved forming four blind openings to install two 1.2m x 950mm reinforced concrete beams to support the roof. All works were carried out with a purpose designed cantilever scaffold supported from above the tank. “The job was technically challenging in order to achieve an accurate perpendicular and square opening in a 12m circular tank, but my team rose to the challenge and completed the job in just five days,” says D-Drill London and south branch manager John Barber. “No other removal method could match our performance, which is why Southern Water contracted us for a further two jobs at Portswood water treatment works in Southampton and water treatment works at Budds Farm in Havant.” D-Drill, known for its 40 years of service in providing diamond drilling and sawing used a combination of diamond stitch drilling and Dimas Hydraulic 1m depth capability diamond plunge chain saw methods on the 12m vertical and 12m horizontal plane to form the openings.


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D-Drill assists Refurbishing a bridge in with bridge Austria with EDT Eurodima replacement Despite initial setbacks the UK contractor D-Drill helped to replace a railway bridge in Barmouth, North Wales for Amco Rail in just 6 hours. The works for the project started on Friday 12th March, and D-Drill arrived midday on the Saturday when they were due to start their part of the job. However, there were unexpected delays the night before and the D-Drill team had to wait for 12 hours before they could start and by then it was the middle of the night. “The delay created discomfort and anxiety for my team before we even started our work. However, despite the elements we performed well and completed the task two hours ahead of schedule, which Amco commended us for,” said D-Drill Bridgend branch manager Steve Furley The job involved simultaneously diamond drilling six 75mm diameter holes vertically down through pre-drilled 600mm thick pre-cast concrete cill units, and then to a further depth of 3.25m into masonry bridge abutments. The drilling was done simultaneously to complete the works in the allotted time using the most suitable drilling technique. Diamond drilling was the only option available to drill to the required depth The drilling was carried out using six WEKA BK34 Model coring rigs, which were powered independently by the main contractor’s six generators. Each operator was provided with a selection of 75mm diameter core bits in various lengths. This enabled the team to drill to optimum depths of approximately one metre. The drilling process was then repeated by altering extension rods at 500mm in length. D-Drill was selected for the job because Steve Furley had previously carried out complex and high profile contracts for the project engineer Mark O’Leary. With just seven days notice Mark O’Leary contacted Steve Furley because he knew he could trust D-Drill to get the job done in the strictly allotted time. “I think the project was a total success and I am quite confident that when a similar contract arises we will most certainly be considered for carrying out the diamond drilling part of the works,” said Steve Furley


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Austria’s A10 Tauernautobahn, being one of the country’s major north-south highways was in need of repair after 35 years in use. This included the high level Gasthofalm bridge which required concrete cutting and drilling by one of the biggest Austrian concrete cutting companies Dimas. Next to the regular highway traffic, the reinforced concrete was cut into blocks and removed from a height of 50 m, before the structure could be refurbished. The cutting totalled 800m 2 floor sawing, 120m2 wall sawing, 500m2 wire sawing and approximately 1200 drilled holes. For these tasks, EDT Eurodima supplied about 90% of the diamond tools. The drill bits were Space Welding and Duraman. Space Welding technology compared with conventional has advantages. These include shorter phases of thermal impact on both carrier material and diamond segment. This maintains the positive characteristics of the material for a longer time. It retains its stability and its bonding structure. In addition the welding processes produce a superior, high-strength compound. Duramant, in contrary, is the segment’s positive feature. Due to developments in bonding, the diamond is retained longer in the segment, causing it to work longer and increase speed and tool life. For the floor cutters, blades with the Eurix73, Eurix74 and FC77/78 were used. The first cuts were done with 650 and 700mm diameter blades. Eurix is the very latest diamond segment development. The diamonds are positioned exactly through a special technology. The specific arrangement provides a constantly balanced number of cutting edges on the segment outside. Its high-end diamonds are designed for optimised cutting ability. Dimas used the EDT Eurodima wire saws for the extensive wire sawing tasks. As the time frame was very tight, five wire saws were employed with 150 m of fast-cutting diamond wire. The new maintenance-free pneumatic units with optimised strap

deflexion system provides up to 20 % increase in performance. Constant pressure produces low diamond wire wear. The reliability of the EDT Eurodima machines and the cutting ability of the diamond tools provided the basis for the Dimas to complete their work on schedule.

General Equipment Company’s New Downforce Blower The US manufacturer General Equipment Company, based in Owatonna, Minneapolis, has launched the EP20ACP Downforce™ Convection Blower for drying damp environments and keeping personnel cool or diluting contaminated air. Used as a dryer, the EP20ACP employs convectional air patterns to dry entire rooms within a matter of minutes. The multi-bladed propeller draws warm, dry air from above and forces it downward at a high velocity. The air then disperses across an entire floor, drying wet surfaces. The box design also allows the fan to be positioned horizontally to produce high volumes of air for other ventilation purposes. The EP20ACP contains a 320-watt, 2-speed motor that can be plugged into a standard 115VAC outlet. At its highest speed setting, the 500mm diameter fan produces a maximum airflow rate of 99m3/min. This versatile machine features heavy-duty construction to withstand tough conditions and is highly portable. With a housing constructed from high-density polyethylene, the blower weighs only 24 kg. To assist in transportation, the EP20ACP, contains a telescoping handle and caster wheels, and it is also stackable for easy storage. Other standard features include powder-coated safety screens and a 7.5m extension cord.

New products and upgrades from Pullman Ermator The Swedish manufacturer Pullman Ermator AB has extensively upgraded and added new models to some of its lines of dust extractors, air cleaners and slurry collectors.

The A-line of air cleaners The model A2000 is designed with a unique motor/impeller and a compact HEPA filter producing a thin, light weight cabinet. The A2000 operates at two very quiet speeds of 1000 m3/h and 2000 m3/h. The HEPA filter installed in the A2000 is individually tested and certified at 99.97% efficiency at 3 microns. The primary filter is washable and an indicator light warns when it is time to clean or replace filters. Equipped with two locking wheels for superior transportation and stability. An optional ducting is available.

Just as the A2000, the A1000 is constructed using a sturdy, compact cabinet. The A1000 is a quiet operating air cleaner with two airflow capacities of 500 m3/h and 1000 m3/h. A warning light indicates when the HEPA filter is either broken or there is a leakage. An optional ducting is available. The A600 model is designed to be very light and mobile and is very easy to move around and to transport. It has a dual speed impeller producing 200 m3/h and 550 m3/h. Just as the bigger machines, a warning light indicates when the filters 80% clogged and requires cleaning. An optional ducting is available.

The new S-line of dust extractors The new S-line with the models S13, S26 and


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S36 has a lot of new advantages. The machines are equipped with Jet Pulse which is a unique filter cleaning system efficiently purges the pre-filter without opening the vacuum to maintain airflow and to avoid creating a dust hazard. The HEPA filters in the machines are individually tested and certified to have minimum efficiency of 99,97% at 0,3 microns. Tank contents are deposited directly into our unique 20 m Longopac® or a single 15 litre or 40 litre plastic bag. Longopac® allows dust free disposal into approximately 25 individually sealed bags, depending on a comfortable weight for transfer and handling. Other advantages are conical pre-filter which stays clog free; cleans more thoroughly via jet pulse. Clamps are made of steel which are more corrosion resistant, secures extractor during transport. 50 mm hose inlet, offset for maximum cyclonic separation of dust, maximizes airflow. Includes safety cap for safe transporting and storage Welded frame with 75 mm swivel locking casters, sturdy support and mobility even when bag is full. Further handles are made of steel handle which gives easier mobility on congested jobsites. A manometer measures the negative pressure within the tank and alerts the operator when the filters need servicing. Bottom mounted vacuum motor, commercial grade motor providing high flow and water-lift for fast pick-up. Low center of gravity provides excellent stability 250 mm non-marking rear wheels smooth, easy transport over power cords and other floor obstructions.

The heavy-duty T-line Also the heavy duty line has been given som upgrades. T3600 is a powerful three-phase dust extractor, excellent for point extraction and use with medium size floor grinders. Wear resistant pre filter hoses and a H13 main filter. Jet pulsing for effective filter cleaning. Longopac® bag hose system for dust free bag changes. Suitable for general cleaning of construction sites and industries. T7500 is probably the most popular work horse that many customers have chosen. Wear resistant pre filter hoses and a H13 main filter. Longopac® bag hose system for dust free bag changes. Suitable as a central vacuum and all types of floor grinders. The new T11000 is truly unique in the industry with its incredible power and massive pre-filter area, the T11000 will change the way many

contractors choose to grind and polish concrete floors. If you are connecting a single grinder to the T11000, you do not have to worry about using a pre-separator. The T11000 will allow the contractor to grind for an entire work shift without a pre-separator and without stopping your grinder to clean or purge filters. If one wish to run two grinders, just add a C5500 pre-separator between each grinder and the T11000. The T12600 will improve grinder performance, and eliminate that leftover layer of dust on the floor and the extra labor to remove it.

The new W70P Pullman Ermator has also upgraded their popular line of wet vacs. The W-series are robust and reliable machines with most components made of stainless steel. The machines are designed for the toughest jobs, partly due to the unique combination of filter and floating device. When low quality machines only handle water, the Pullman Ermator vacs take care of concrete slurry, oil and metal machining fluids. Several thought through solutions make W-Line easy to work with, like the evacuation pump that makes emptying much easier and saves your back from heavy lifting. The latest addition to the W-Line is the W70P, an even further improved machine. Some features are that the machine is equipped with an holder for the wand. Handles has been ergonomically which makes it easier to work with the machine. It has a slidning rail for transportation of the machine. The pump has been made easy to clean and all pumps are tested thoroughly before delivery. The new W70P is equipped with a drain tap. The rear wheels has been made larger and more durable. The weight

of the machine has been lowered by five kg. The frame has been made of steel and is in one piece in order to create a more durable machine. New steel frame makes it more stabile. Coarse material is separated in a basket which, is a completely new feature that makes separation easier. The container has been made larger.

Atlas Copco concrete &25( SRZHUWRROV crushers on demolition mission in Rutesheim


Eight Atlas Copco hydraulic attachments were used by Fischer Weilheim Abbruch GmbH & Co KG from Weilheim-Teck for demolishing the former Drescher printing works in Rutesheim, Germany. The site will be redeveloped this year for residential and commercial use. Two administration buildings and seven workshops with a volume of 150,000m3 had to be demolished in the first phase. FWA used eight Atlas Copco attachments for this particular job, including four hydraulic breakers weighing up to 7t and four hydraulic combi cutters each weighing 3t. In addition the new hydraulic combi cutter model CC 6000 U was used which Atlas Copco introduced at Bauma. “The 1400 mm jaw width is quite exceptional for this size of cutter. Power and quality of the cutter are typically Atlas Copco. We bought the CC 6000 and are looking forward to being the forerunner on the market,” said FWA technical director Joachim Schmid. In Rutesheim the CC 6000 U mainly had to tackle reinforced concrete structures, which, after being demolished, needed to be recycled. The 38,000t of material was used to backfill trenches and as bedding material for the roads of the future housing and commercial development. “With the CC 6000 we are playing in on the trend towards bigger demolition excavators,” said Atlas Copco product line

manager silent demolition tools Wolfgang Hohn. “Just five years ago carrier units of more than 60t were the exception. This has changed. With the CC 6000 attachment we are offering the perfect match for these carriers.”

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Dry and hi Over two months have passed since the day the last visitor walked through the doors of Bauma. Still, a bittersweet taste of underwhelment lingers on. The much-anticipated show has fallen prey to the sudden burst of activity of a far-off volcano. The overall turnout is estimated to have dropped by 17% on 2007’s figures. As late arrivals from overseas zigzagged around the fair’s sprawling site trying to redeem, at least in part, the price of their airplane tickets, exhibitors were doing their utmost to impress a predominantly German crowd with their state-of-the-art displays. PDi editor Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Husqvarna Construction Products

In line with the trend towards developing comprehensive sawing and drilling systems, Husqvarna is about to launch a new electric wire saw CS 10, which can be integrated with any electric wall saw from the manufacturer’s line-up. When combined with either the WS 482 HF or WS 440 HF, the CS 10 turns into a versatile concrete cutting unit, capable of solving both wall and wire sawing tasks. Smart looking, compact and manoeuvrable, the remotely controlled CS 10 represents the high-end of Husqvarna’s line of electric driven equipment. A wide range of set up and operating options provide for comfortable and flexible sawing. Flush cutting is made simple with the CS 10 through the possibility of mounting the saw head on both sides of the track. A spring assisted drive wheel allows for a smoother movement of the diamond wire along the pulleys, thus helping reduce its wear. The CS 10 convertible will be launched in the autumn. The WS 482 HF, paraded at Bauma, tops Husqvarna’s wall sawing range. According to the company, the WS 482 HF offers a unique power-toweight ratio, which no other wall saw available on the market can match. The machine, which accommodates up to 1,600mm diameter blades, reaches maximum power with only a 32 amp fuse. The WS 482 HF is equipped with a two speed gearbox and variable speed transmission that allows the operator to choose an optimum cutting speed, depending on the blade characteristics and material to be cut.

Tyrolit Hydrostress The latest wall and wire sawing machines from Tyrolit Hydrostress are built around the principle of modules. The motor, control unit and remote control make the heart and the brain of the modular system. Electric saw WSE 1620*** which uses 1,600mm diameter blades to do the cutting in construction materials to a depth of up to 710mm is a versatile wall sawing incarnation of this principle. Its torque and rotational speed can be fine tuned to job specifications thanks to a built-in two stage transmission and a four stage switch on the remote control. Other features of the WSE 1620*** include a quick separation flange, roller guides, and a water bypass for dry sawing. Wire saws WCE14*** and WCH14*** that come either with electric or hydraulic power packs boast extended wire storage capacity, increased stroke and a simplified wire passing system. The combination of a 14.2m wire store and enlarged stroke greatly

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bolsters the user’s flexibility onsite, with the possibility to cut 11m structures with only 3.2m left in the wire storage. The lightweight and compact set-up is built to deliver high-performance wire sawing on limited-access jobs. Due to their modular design, the WCE14*** and WCH14*** can be quickly, and safely, converted to drill rigs and back. Having shown excellent performances during an extensive trial period, the new wire sawing systems from Tyrolit Hydrostress are now available worldwide.

Hakken Consec Hakken Consec from Japan focuses on wall and wire systems for drying sawing. This technique has a number of advantages over the conventional wet process, the main one being its eco-friendliness. Since water is only needed to cool the diamond tooling, much less slurry is generated during concrete sawing. Dust is sucked out of the system by a vacuum machine and routed to the collection bag to make job cleaning easier. Hakken Consec’s solutions involve special sound deadening tooling to ensure that day-to-day work is not disrupted by the screeching and squealing of diamond blades biting into the concrete. The key element of Hakken Consec’s wall sawing system is electric saw CDW-40AE, while the wire sawing set up is centred on hydraulic wire saw DSM-10F.

ICS Blount ICS Blount, the pioneer of diamond chain technology, is putting its concrete chain saws on track for a greater precision. Compatible with industry standard 360 track, the lightweight and compact CWS-200 offers an ‘over cut proof ’ wall sawing solution, with less physical strain on the operator than the conventional hand held techniques. The new machine features specialized sandwich segment chain and Jet-Fit*guide bar for quick and easy bar fit-up. ICS’s newest release went on sale in early 2010, following comprehensive field testing last year. However, the hydraulically powered CWS-200 is only being sold in North America at present as its flow and pressure parameters are geared to the local market’s requirements.

Pentruder by Tractive Tractive’s Pentruder CBK driven by a 15, 18, 22 or 27 kW HF-motor is capable of going through 1 m2 of reinforced concrete in less than 5 minutes. Designed to operate with up to 1,600mm diameter blades, the CBK is applicable for most cutting jobs.. Handy on all jobs the wire saw 3P8

igh cycled to avoid injury through a wire break-up.

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combines high productivity with low weight. The 3P8 is as readily adjustable to different job requirements as any other model from Pentruder. The wire saw that can be used with either a 70x70mm column or saw track is driven by the same power pack Pentpak 427, which powers all Pentruder machines. As Tractive recently pre-announced, this workhorse of the Pentruder Modular Concrete Cutting System will soon be supplemented by a new lighter Pentpak 418SL, designed for HF motors with a power rate of up to 18 kW.

EDT Eurodima EDT Eurodima used Bauma to unveil its new wall saw hurricane SB120. This latest offspring of the braxx HF family is even more compact and lighter than its predecessors. The SB120 allows 430mm deep cutting in construction materials with up to 1m diameter blades. The design of the rail, which is said to have the lowest weight in its class, permits the saw body to be installed on either side. The standard set also includes fastening brackets and a removable flush cutting flange. The hurricane is controlled by a new braxx control BC120. The control, which boasts EMV security option, is easy to operate, thanks its intuitive and user friendly interface. New blade guards made of timber framed elements reinforced by steel, aluminium plates and steel clamps complete the hurricane system. EDT Eurdima has designed a new pneumatic unit to boost the efficiency of its wire saws WB12T and WB12S. The unit consists of a maintenance free pneumatic cylinder and an optimised strap deflexion system. The system provides a constant pressure on the diamond wire, which results in a lower wear of the tooling. The WB12 series features the universal three wheel wire guiding system, with a double profiled drive wheel to prevent the wire slipping at start. The wire storage is completely closed off

HF wall saw Captor from Swiss manufacturer Demco echoes the current trends in concrete cutting. The Captor, which can be armed with up to 1,200mm diameter blades cutting to a maximum depth of 520mm, is a blanket solution for most wall sawing jobs. The removable 16kW drive motor reaches its maximum torque while still idle, making it easy for the operator to start the blade inside the cut. Both the saw head and drive motor come complete with electronic chips, which store operation data. The cutting mode of wall or wire sawing can be preset using wireless remote control. One of Captor’s features is a redesigned rail system. Lightweight and flexible, it can be slanted for stairs cutting and is compatible with Demco’s core drilling system Mezzo. Demco is also looking to revolutionize wire saw construction through a new wire winding/storage solution. The wire storage unit being developed by the Swiss company has the diamond wire wound around the storage wheels. This solution allows expanding the wire storage capacity up to 25m, while making superfluous a number of conventional parts and elements. The unit consists of two store wheels to reduce the wire wear to a minimum. The wire is guided into the grooves of the wheels through a cam disc system. The unit is driven by a DC motor, compatible with Demco’s wall saw. The new wire saw will be released, once Demco completes the tests.

Dr. Schulze Dr. S c h u l ze a r r a n g e d i t s Bauma display around the new hydraulic wall saw SW800. This machine has been designed for wall sawing with 800 to 1,600mm diameter blades. Operating simplicity is another plus of the new wall saw. Blade feed and cutting depth are regulated by a hydraulic system allowing stepless adjustment of operating parameters from 0 to maximum. According to the manufacturer, Issue 3 - 2010 • June - August •

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the best thing about the SW800 is an almost complete absence of any electrical and electronic components. Having jettisoned vulnerable electronics in favour of a more reliable hydraulic set up, the manufacturer had to develop a new control system for the blade feed and lowering. The hydraulic system automatically varies cutting speed depending on the operating parameters: concrete hardness, degree of reinforcement, blade condition, cutting depth etc. This solution prevents the blade jamming in the cut and allows optimum sawing performance at all times. The saw is powered by hydraulic power pack A23. The wheeled device is capable of operating at an oil flow rate of 55l/min and pressure of 250bar, thus generating a hydraulic power of 23kW. The power pack can also integrate with Dr. Schulze’s wire sawing and core drilling systems.

Hilti At Bauma, Hilti presented its new wall sawing system DST 10-E designed for small to mid-size cutting tasks. The DST 10-E is a HF one-man affair, best employed on limited access jobs. A 16A power supply enables high-performance cutting in construction materials to a depth of 380mm. The saw features extremely compact design, with all electronics integrated into the saw head. The traction control function controls the cutting performance to ensure maximum productivity. A practical transport trolley is included to provide easy transportation. Hydraulic wall saw DS TS32 / LP32 is a powerful multi-task set-up, equally capable of wall and wire saw-


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ing or large size coring. This machine allows cutting to a maximum depth of 730mm and is equipped with the traction control function and a remote control with integrated diagnostic system. The rest of Hilti’s wall sawing line comprises the high frequency DS TS20-E and hydraulic DS TS22 / LP15 saws developed for mid-size applications, and small HF machine DS TS5-SE.

Conclusion High frequency machines have been gaining increasingly more ground on the hydraulic systems. Still, the proven hydraulic idea dies hard. This equipment is generally very dependable and powerful, easy to operate and service. There will be a market for it for the years to come. But this market will see its share shrinking, as HF equipment represents a more progressive approach to concrete cutting, better synchronized with the digital world. Technology-at your-fingertips solutions will be nudging hydraulic techniques to t h e sidelines. Dry cutting, being an eco-friendly alternative to wet methods, is another up and coming trend in concrete sawing. Given that many governments prepare to turn the screw on slurry, this technique will gradually come to the fore.

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Summary of the IACDS-seminarierna in Swedish Location: Exhibition hall 11:20-11:40 Risks and insurances for contractors BRIM AB 11:50-12:10 Hydraulics vs HF Pentruder AB 12:20-12:40 Demolition of oil rigs Tyrolit AB 13:50-14:20 Concrete floor gring and remote controlled demolition Husqvarna 14.30-14.50 Dry cutting of reinforced concete Hilti Svenska AB

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During the DEMCON and ExpoRent shows several conferences will take place in the same place, the InfraCity Business Centre. Several of the seminars at the conferences are open to the public. Some of the seminars above in Swedish will be held in English as well. For information about which ones please contact the DEMCON organiser. Below a list of the associations that will hold their conferences:

Inviting company

Wednesday 8 September EDA, European Demolition Association, Board meeting Thursday 9 September EDA will hold its autumn meeting 2010. The meeting is also open for non-members. For more information about the programme and for registration please visit The Swedish Rental Association HYREX will hold their Autumn Meeting at InfraCity gathering more then 100 members.

Visitors can also pre-register at

The Swedish Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association and Swedish Demolition Association will also hold their board and autumn meetings at the InfraCity Centre. Together they are gathering around 150 membering companies.



Nordic Final in the Tyrolit Cutting Pro Competion at DEMCON.

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How to get there From Stockholm by car: E4 north. Exit 175 Bredden, drive towards InfraCity. From Uppsala by car: E4 south to Stockholm. Exit 175 - Bredden, drive towards InfraCity. From Västerås by car: E18 to Stockholm. Exit 267 to Arlanda/Rotebro. Exit 174 - Rotebro, drive E4 towards Uppsala (further see info. From Stockholm by car). GPS-co-ordinater: Latitud 59,5154, Longitud 17,9212 Taxi: Arlanda Airport, About EUR 22, 10 min. Bromma Airport, About EUR 30, 20 min. Stockholm City, about EUR 35, 20 min. Train/bus from Arlanda Airport: Train Upptåget 39 from Arlanda to Upplands Väsby. Buss 566 to InfraCity. Train/bus från Stockholm City: Commuters train 36 from Stockholm Central Station to Rotebro Station. Bus 560 to InfraCity.

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Jerneviken Maskin AB

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Atlas Copco CMT Sweden

Atlas Copco

Aquajet Systems AB

Maskin Mekano AB

Bobcat Sverige AB Brim AB

Conjet AB

Comac AG

Matek AB

Märsta Hydraulik AB Nordfarm Maskin AB

Oilquick AB

Diamond Pauber S.r.l.

Pentruder AB Diamond Pauber diamond tools for stone and constrcution industry

Disab-Tella AB Industrial vacuum units, central vacuum cleaning systems and ancillary equipment

Pentruder concrete sawing and drilling systems.

P G Export AB Darda demolition attachments and a various assortment of attachments for excavator and other carriers. Duztech dust extraction systems for eliminating dust with water mist

DZT Europe AB

Pullman Ermator AB

Entrack i Stockholm AB

Saint-Gobain Abrasives

Caterpillars wide range of demolition axcavators and demolition and recycling attachments. Pullman Ermator dust extraction equipment, air clearners and slurry colelctors. Nimbus Diamond Tools and tools and machinery from Norton and Clipper.

Sandvik Mining & Con. Sandvik demolition and recycling attachments as well as mobile crushing and screening equipment.

Scanmaskin AB

HeatWork AS Manufacturier of thawing machines for among other the constrcution industry.

Hilti Svenska AB Hilti diamond tools and concrete sawing and drilling equipment, fastening tools, electric machinery

HTC Sweden AB HTC grinding, polishing and cleaning equipment for concrete and stone surfaces, diamond tools, HTC, Greyline, Superfloor and Twister

Husqvarna Husqvarna diamond tools, concrete sawing and drilling equipment, concrete and stone floor

Hydroscand AB Distributor and sales company for hydraulic component and hydraulic tubes. Contractor for industrial cleaning, decontamination, cleaning of abestos, pcb, soil remediation, etc. OilQuick quick coupling systems for demolition attachments.

Pon Equipment AB Robi by Ramtec Oy, demolition and recycling attachments

Dagaman compact machines.

Dustcontrol AB Dustcontrol dust extraction equipment, air cleaners and equipment for collecting slurry

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Avant Tecno compact machines.

Corefiles Software system for concrete sawing and drilling and demolition contractors

Floorever concrete and stone grinding and systems

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Nylunds Maskiner AB

ISS Industriservice AB

Maskinia AB Well-known brands in terms of equipment for demolition, earth moving and recycling.

Finmac remote controlled demolition robots

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Stanley, Hydroscand, DOA. Conjet hydrodemolition robots, frames and power packs

Floorever Norway Ltd. ICS Blount chain saws and diamond tools, Italdem demolition attachments.

Insurances for special companies

Finmac Demolition Oy

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Levanto Diamond Tools

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Sandvik, Trackstack, Rockster Recycler.

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Aqua Cutter, Aqua Frames

Jack Midhage AB

Furukawa, Allu, Simex, Duztech, Dynaset, MB Arjes, Bonfiglioli, Colmar, CityEquip, DustBoss, Indeco, Kocurek, Lintec, Rozzi, Rubble Master, TechnoAlpin, Trevi Benne



DEMCON Line Up 2010 Scanmaskin grinding and polishing machines and tools for concrete and stone grinding and polishing.

SDC AB Arix Diamond tools from Shinhan, Levanto diamond tools and other well known brands in terms of concrete sawing and drilling equipment.

SEMAB Bobcat, NPK, Messersi, Finmac, Giant, Finmac, Indexator, etc.

DF Ecology Dust-Fighter dust control system with water jet cannons.

Tyrolit AB Tyrolit diamond tools and Tyrolit Hydrostress equipment and machinery for concrete sawing, drilling and grinding.

VibFinder AB Automatic feeding systems for concrete core drilling systems.

Waterjet Entreprenad AB Scandinavian hydrodemolition and concrete repar contractor.






DEMCON almost th DEMCON 2010 will be the meeting place for demolition, recycling, concrete sawing and drilling and concrete floor grinding and polishing contractors. The major manufacturers and associations will be there, if the signals are correct the contractors will also be there.

Important partners

It is now only a few months to the new exhibition DEMCON 2010 ,which will take place 9-10 of September at the InfraCity Exhibition Centre north of Stockholm, Sweden.

Those exhibitors that have already booked represent a variety of small and big players in this industry as that is the whole idea of DEMCON. Everybody is important that will make DEMCON a great event for the professional contractors. DEMCON is being organised in cooperation with the Swedish association of concrete sawing and drilling contractors as well as the association of demolition contractors. On top of this the international umbrella association for concrete sawers and drillers, IACDS, is also a partner. It has also been announced that the European Demolition Association, EDA, will hold a board meeting in conjunction with DEMCON. Alongside DEMCON the rental show ExpoRent we be held at the same time and organised in cooperation with the Swedish Rental Association Hyrex.

A dedicated show DEMCON is a dedicated show for the demolition, recycling, concrete sawing and drilling, concrete floor grinding and polishing and related industries. Its forerunner was organised in the same place in 1998 and 2000 and attracted absolutely the right professionals from each sector covered. For this yearís event about 90% of the in-door exhibition area and well over half of the available space out-doors has been booked. The outside area has been doubled compared to the previous show held in 2000.



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The Nordic Final of the Tyrolit Cutting Pro Competition will take place at DEMCON. In addition on Thursday 9 September, the vice president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers John Woodward will give a speech at the show. Two speakers will also be announced later to cover new concrete cutting methods and concrete floor grinding and polishing. DEMCON will be the meeting place for demolition, recycling, concrete sawing and drilling and concrete floor grinding and polishing contractors in the Nordic region in 2010. Buses are already being hired to bring professional contractors to DEMCON from all corners of the Nordic region of Europe.


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Something f With presentations ranging from the amusing to the touching and fantastical to the impressive, the EDA Spring conference in Warsaw had something for everyone, as PDi’s Mark Anthony reports.

Let us start with the bad news. The number of delegates at this latest EA conference was disappointingly and frustratingly low. But that was the single fly in an otherwise impressive ointment of content from demolition companies, equipment manufacturers and other interested parties. Hosted at the Westin Hotel, a venue that provides a nearpanoramic view of the surprisingly attractive city and which boasts elevators so fast that they could qualify as a theme park white knuckle ride, the event welcomed delegates from across 14 countries and from as far afield as the US.

Hazardous Waste Control The event, began with a presentation that unites all demolition professionals, regardless of the size and geographic location of their business: decontamination of hazardous waste. Addressing this important subject was the president of Spain’s Decontamination of Hazardous Waste Association Voladuras y Demoliciones’ Adolfo Garcia. A raw video of Mr Garcia’s presentation can be found by visiting: With the football world cup just a few short weeks away – a fact that led to much lively debate between national factions in the bar – it was fitting that at least one of the presentations should have a soccer theme. And this was provided by Fabrizio Amadei and Massimo Marini of Italian contractor Baraldi, the company behind the demolition of the Stadio delle Alpi, former home of Juventus. If the subject of international football was divisive, then the subject of administrative burden was the perfect way to reunite the group. Martha Bird of Danish consultancy Ramboll Management Consulting is currently working with the European

Parliament to seek ways in which red tape and administration can be reduced across a number of key industry sectors. And demolition, which is regulated almost to the point of lunacy, has been targeted as one of these key industries. This could provide a major step forward for the European demolition industry that is weighed down with multiple layers of rules and regulations and for the EA, which has seen previous attempts at lobbying the European Parliament falter and ultimately fail. To view a raw video of Martha Bird’s presentation, visit: http:// The first morning session was rounded off with a doubleheaded presentation by former EDA president and demolition veteran David Sinclair and Ssafedem’s Andy Smillie who gave an insight into the demolition of a huge reinforced concrete fuel tank in Rosyth, Scotland using drilling and blasting methods that would be more familiar in a quarry application. A raw video of their presentation can be found by visiting: http://

High Reach Guidance There have been times in the past few years when it appeared that the EDA’s High Reach Guidance had become a permanent fixture on each subsequent conference programme. But after several years of discussion, workshops, amendments and approvals Stefano Panseri, son of the new president and a member of the EDA’s technical committee, has finally brought the publication to a conclusion. In recognition of the fast pace at which this market sector develops, Panseri has sensibly opted to produce this document in electronic format only, allowing it to be updated in keeping with changes in machine specifications and industry regulations. To view a video of Panseri’s presentation, visit: Perhaps more importantly, the new High Reach Guidance will form the backdrop to a Europe-wide training initiative that is being backed by Panseri and by the chief executive of the UK’s National Federation of Demolition Contractors Howard Button. This also formed the basis for the latest EDA roundtable workshops that discussed preferred training course content and duration and the amount of experience an operator would need before being allowed to drive a machine with a reach of up to 30m. The findings of these roundtable workshops were presented by the six table “hosts” (a raw video of which ca be found by visiting and will be used to form the basis of further consultation when the EDA meets again in Stockholm later in the year. That meeting will take place from 9 to 10 September to coincide with the DEMCON demolition equipment exhibition as advised by EDA general manager, Henriete Thuen. Combining the EDA conference with an ambitious and industry-specific exhibition is certain to help boost delegate numbers, as too will a new conference pricing package that the EDA will confirm shortly.

Presidential Handover With the first day’s meeting over, delegates changed into their From the left EDA past President Yves Canessa, new President Giuseppe Panseri and vice President Pilar de la Cruz.


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for Everyone Sunday best (even though it was a Friday) and headed for Warsaw’s Hall of Physics, venue for the gala dinner and the official presidency handover ceremony. The Hall of Physics was the living embodiment of the old adage that you can’t judge a book by its cover. From the outside, the venue looked like a former Communist Party HQ with a few pink lights added to make it look a little less austere. Inside, however, it was a different story and the photographs barely do justice to the venue. A string quartet provided some impressive background music but, in truth, the initial show was stolen by the waiting staff that was accompanied to the table with various movie theme tunes ranging from Mission Impossible to Star Wars for no apparent reason. Perhaps the most important even of the weekend – the handing over of the presidential chains of office – then took pace with Yves Canessa handing over the reins to new president Giuseppe Panseri. It is clear that these two share a great friendship and mutual respect, a fact that has brought some much-needed stability to the EDA over the past two years. Panseri thanked Canessa for his commitment to the EDA, and vowed to continue his hard work before introducing his new vice president, Pilar de la Cruz. The fact that de la Cruz is the first Spaniard and the first woman to hold such a lofty position within the EDA says much for her commitment to the cause, and for the EDA’s increasingly inclusive approach to the business. To view a multi-lingual video of the presidential handover, please visit:

end in Warsaw was on the demolition of a pair of 250m high chimneys by Czech contractor and Polish regular, Bohuslav Mrozek. After yet another quick change, delegates climbed aboard a bus for an afternoon of sightseeing in Warsaw’s old town and Jewish Trails that took in a number of well-known and some less well known historic sights and places of interest. The final official part of the weekend’s activities was a farewell dinner for the President Emeritus at the nearby Belvedere restaurant where Pilar de la Cruz proved that she may only be vice president of the EDA but that she should be president of the EDA dancing committee; and where other delegates proved conclusively that demolition and dancing really should NOT mix. Above EDA new President Giuseppe Panseri acompanied by past President Yves Canessa (below).

Europe vs US Delegates entering the conference hall on the beginning of the second day found a top table rearranged in accordance with the new senior officer positions with Giuseppe Panseri taking his place as host and chairman. David Sinclair, resplendent in US-style baseball cap and shades, then gave his unique perspective on the differences between the European demolition industry, where he earned his stripes, and the US demolition industry, where he now plies his trade. He was ably assisted by Caterpillar’s Neil LeBlanc who was remarkably well-informed and eloquent, given that he had about five minutes notice in which to prepare. The Sinclair/LeBlanc double-act was entertaining and illuminating and acted as a perfect counterpoint to the presentation by Marcel Schroeder of Richard Liesegang GmbH & Co in Germany. Schroeder gave a touching account of how his company was called in after the collapse of the Archive Building in Cologne in which two people tragically died.

Touching Story An emergency of a different kind provided the backdrop for a presentation on the dismantling of the Via Emilia viaduct over the River Po by Italy’s Despe. With an extensive and striking all-white equipment fleet taking centre stage, the resulting video of the project in progress showed a text book demolition contract, one that contractors around the world would do well to emulate. It was fitting that the final presentation of a packed weekIssue 3 - 2010 • June - August •

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CSDA roundtables offer great insight

European Demolition Association’s new President, Giuseppe Penseri, in discussions with PDi’s Mark Anthony at the recent EDA meeting in Warsaw.

All hail the new President The European Demolition Association conference in Warsaw, Poland heralded the appointment of a new EDA president, Giuseppe Panseri. In this exclusive interview, Panseri shares his hopes and aspirations with PDI’s Mark Anthony. What do you think you will bring to the EDA as its new president? I hope to be able to introduce the EDA to new generations of demolition contractors; the youth is our future. How will your presidency differ from that of your predecessor, Yves Canessa? There will not be any major changes – I will continue along the same lines as Yves. Yves Canessa made it clear that he was looking to expand the EDA into new territories, holding conferences in Turkey and more recently in Poland. Is this something that your presidency will continue to pursue? The EDA’s aim is to get all European countries into the organisation, but there is no strategic plan to conquer any particular part of Europe. Choosing the host countries for conferences is more a logistical than a political decision and also takes into consideration a policy of rotating around the various countries. What are the primary aims of your presidency? I have two main aims: 1. To promote and invigorate the new


generation of European demolition contractors, and bring them into the EDA. 2. To establish a pan-European system to regulate workers’ qualifications. The EDA seems stronger and more stable than it was a few years ago. Why is that? It is down to a combination of factors rather than one single reason. The association has a stronger sense of purpose, as the first European high reach guidance notes demonstrate. An established programme of meetings between the national associations of the different European countries is allowing us to tackle common problems and find shared solutions. And the stability and good work of the Danish secretariat over the past few years has also been very helpful. The new EDA High Reach Guidance is now complete. What will the association focus on next? This has not yet been decided, but training is sure to be one of the subjects that the EDA will insist on looking at. If you were European president for a day, what would you do to improve the demolition industry? I would have a big clean up. There are too many unqualified companies operating in the market, putting safety at risk and ruining the overall professionalism of the sector. There should be a system of certification which could establish who is qualified to operate in the demolition industry and who is not.

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The Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association has announced the release of proceedings from three roundtable discussions held during the CSDA 2010 Convention and Tech Fair. “Roundtables continue to be a fantastic format for people to share knowledge and learn from the experiences of others,” said CSDA executive director Pat O’Brien. “The three roundtables held at this year’s convention covered very timely subjects of much interest to the large number of contractors who attended.” The three topics included Identity Theft, Ground Penetrating Radar for Today’s Contractor and Applications of Automation in the Concrete Cutting Industry. The proceedings from these roundtables have been transcribed and are now available to download through the Members section of the CSDA website, while an excerpt from one of the sessions is available to all via the home page of With identity theft being the fastest growing crime in the world, it is vital that people start thinking about what they, as individuals and as business owners, need to be doing to protect their identities and those of their employees and clients. During this roundtable, attendees gave examples of how they have been affected by identity theft, while others provided tips and ideas to help prevent it. Raising awareness and educating people about identity theft through a format like this roundtable can often be more effective than written communication, as attendees hear accounts directly from their peers about their own experiences. GPR is a growing entity in the concrete sawing and drilling industry, and the addition of this particular service can have a positive impact on a concrete cutting company. A cutting contractor can offer this extra service to potential clients and ultimately increase the company’s bottom line. Participants offered views and opinions on issues such as the liability involved with concrete scanning, what methods contractors use to sell scanning services and the challenges GPR scanners have faced in the field. The advancement of automation in the concrete cutting industry continues to offer contractors added value. Using automated equipment allows the operator to focus more on the technical aspects of cutting than on their own physical exertion. The release of these proceedings allows others to benefit from the wisdom shared, and any member can take advantage of the information provided to improve their businesses. Roundtable discussions are available on the CSDA website

IACDS Diamond Award The International Association of Concrete Drillers & Sawers has announced the 2011 Diamond Award for outstanding performance on jobs using diamond sawing and drilling tools. Entries should be submitted of innovative jobs in the field of concrete drilling and sawing. Information can be found on the IACDS website; select Diamond Award, download the Flyer and the file containing additional information and a template. The direct link to the 2011 Award page is: http:// Entries in English must be received no later than 15 October2010. The three best entries will be awarded during a press conference at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, 17-21 January 2011. The date of the ceremony will be announced later. Each winner will be given a free flight to Las Vegas and accommodation for two people.

US Demolition Association publishes High Reach Demolition Machine Guidance Document The National Demolition Association has issued a guidance document for high reach demolition machine operators. The long boom arm on the machine provides for superhigh efficiency and safety at sites with structures above three-stories high. The document was prepared by an NDA Work Group studying equipment safety. US National Demolition Association, in collaboration with the National Federation of Demolition Contractors in the United Kingdom, has produced a guide entitled “High Reach Demolition Machine Guidance Document” to outline recommended safe work practices for such machines designed to safely dismantle structures greater than three stories high. The full colour, 14 page booklet was written to promote important discourse regarding the specification of work practices, the manufacture, supply, and use of the machines, and their transportation, loading, and unloading. The document was designed to be used as an aid in developing a work plan and engineering survey. Audiences for the document include manufacturers, distributors, transporters, erection crews, and operators. The guide was prepared by an NDA Work Group studying equipment safety, working under the direction of NDA President Raymond Passeno, CIH, CHMM. The long reach excavator is typically used to reach the upper stories of buildings that are being demolished or structures such as tall smoke stacks. It allows operators to work further away from falling debris and increases the accuracy of demolition with the use of grapple and crusher attachments. Excavators with various sized and purposed attachments have replaced the wrecking ball as the primary tool for demolition.

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