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extreme technologies:

submarines

launches new tampers range

bosch new high-pressure washers

RIDGID

PROFESSIONAL TEST & MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS

Husqvarna the New Vari-cut blades

WACKER NEUSON

A NEW UNIVERSE


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EDITORIAL

Our world is changing. Although we can't feel or see it directly, it’s happening all around us. Staying on top of things is never easy, and sometimes it can be a very difficult task. From waking up to the point of going to sleep we are like busy bees in a very big hive. If you own a business, this gets even worse. Maybe we should be thinking of adding those few extra hours to the day so we could do the tasks that we just can't seem to reach. The feeling of running out of time is always near us. Life is like a runaway train with no breaks, once it starts it cannot stop. In an ironic and natural way, resemblance the global businesses. It is hard seeing opportunities these days, but has it ever been easy? Since the dawn of the first civilizations, technology was a true guideline to the modern world. Revolutionary thinking, reinventing the old, seeing things in the

future and bold courageous projects started it all. From the discovery of fire and the invention of the wheel, we came too far to be stopped. Today's technologies include jet packs for humans, hover boards, space exploration, social media and more and more inventions arising every day. We might wonder where all this is headed? The answer could be a simple one: "forward". Human nature always tried to open new paths for knowledge, to push its boundaries and to go where no one has gone before. Thus, we must get out of our comfort zone, step into the unknown and start a new beginning by exploring a limitless infinity. Editor-in-Chief, Ciprian Rotaru

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contents PAGE 10 – SPECIAL REPORT

WACKER NEUSON - A NEW UNIVERSE

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Bosch new high-pressure washers

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sdmo generators - designed for performance

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cat 336F L/LN XE HYBRID

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ALL THAT GLIT TERS AIN’ T GOLD!

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chicago pneumatic - new tampers range

EDITOR: WIRE ENTERTAINMENT S.R.L. Iancului Str. no. 10, bl. 114B, ap. 2, district 2, Postal code 021724 Bucharest - Romania Tel.: +40.767.290.362 +40.742.050.076 ISSN 2285 – 5998 info@easyengineering.eu www.easyengineering.eu www.wire-entertainment.com www.easyengineering.ro www.tv.easyengineering.ro Ciprian Rotaru Editor in Chief Silviu Mustăţea Creative Officer Bogdan Mustăţea Art Director Daniela Rădeanu Managing Editor Andreea Mirică Editor Layout & Design

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Meet the model X from Tesla

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EXTREME ENGINEERING: THE NEW honda JET

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Husqvarna: the New Vari-cut blades

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Extreme tehnologies: submarines

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Costex - quality and reliability

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Honda Acura NSX - Styling and athletic performance

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Goodyear LAUNCHES FUEL MAX TIRE FOR REGIONAL/LONG HAUL FLEETS

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- Milwaukee M18 – Planer Delivers Unmatched Depth Control - Milwaukee M18 FUEL SUPER HAWG Powers Through 6” Holes

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Healthcare construction contract awards forecast to rise US$1.45bn

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Wacker Neuson Reichertshofen Bound to Progress

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- Makita NEW BRUSHLESS IMPAC T DRIVER - METALWORKERS GET ANOTHER CORDLESS SOLUTION

Volvo ExcavatorS MAINTAIN A HIGH DEGREE OF productivity

Ridgid - PROFESSIONAL TEST & MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS

atlas Copco introduces new plug-andlight tower

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Bosch extends its range of professional garden Tools Bosch is consistently expanding its range of professional garden tools: core of the system is the new 9.0 Ah battery, the world's most powerful battery for 36-volt garden tools. The size and weight are similar to those of the 6.0 Ah batteries (which are still available), but the 9.0 Ah battery also offers a 50 percent longer runtime. This means professionals can work even longer with the Bosch garden tools. The 9.0 Ah battery is fully compatible with the existing system. In addition to the two lawnmowers and brushcutters, there will be three hedgecutters and a blower: the GHE 60 T Professional, GHE 60 R Professional and GHE 70 R Professional hedgecutters and the GBL 860 Professional blower. All of these products are as powerful as petrol devices thanks to their powerful batteries and EC motors, but they also offer the many advantages of battery technology: they are at least 50 percent quieter, making them suitable for use in noise-sensitive environments such as parks and hospitals, have lower vibrations and are emission-free and maintenance-free.

AN EXPANDED MAKITA TOOL BOX FOR LANDSCAPERS Makita created the 18V Lithium-Ion cordless tool category in 2005. Today, with over 100 tools, Makita has the world's largest 18V cordless tool line-up powered by 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style batteries – and the line-up includes a growing range of solutions for landscape contractors. Makita 18V X2 LXT® (36V) tools are powered by two 18V Lithium-Ion batteries, so users get 36V power, speed and run-time without leaving the 18V battery platform. Makita offers 18V X2 (36V) blowers (model XBU02Z, right), as well as a hedge trimmer, string trimmer (model XRU07Z, below), and two chain saws, with more solutions are on the way. Makita also offers several cordless power equipment solutions that run on single 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion batteries including 18V 2.0Ah, 3.0Ah and 4.0Ah batteries, as well as the 18V 5.0Ah battery which gives users 65% more run time than 3.0Ah batteries. Makita 18V batteries also have the fastest charge-times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.

Atlas Copco launches the RD 14S The RD 14S is the first of a new line of rock drills designed for straight forward and reliable operation. It is intended for the customer whose top priority is to operate a reliable rock drill with consistent performance over time. The new RD 14S was created with two main bodies and a single dampening system to minimize the number of moving parts and was produced to ensure ease of maintenance and operation. Its robust design safeguards it delivers the consistent performance associated with Atlas Copco’s rock drills. “We are excited at this opportunity to have a new product with which we can approach a different and somewhat new style of customer; we are looking forward to the opportunities resulting” states David Jonsson, product portfolio manager. “The RD 14S is intended for customers which prioritize reliability and ease of maintenance rather than peak performance; for smaller operations where cost is critical this would be an optimum rock drill of choice.”

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New Bosch sliding miter saws for professionals Bosch made the requirements of tradespeople a priority when developing the GCM 8 SDE Professional and GCM 12 SDE Professional compound miter saws. Both tools have an intuitive operating concept that enables them to be adjusted for use with different materials even more easily and rapidly than their predecessors. This means that they meet the requirements of various trades: The GCM 8 SDE Professional is particularly compact and, with a weight of 18.5 kg, is ideal in particular for mobile applications – for example for use by floor layers or joiners. The GCM 12 SDE Professional has a cutting capacity of 120 x 400 mm – with a standard 305 mm saw blade. This is the highest cutting capacity in its category. It enables carpenters, landscape gardeners or stand constructors to effortlessly machine particularly large diameters in timber beams, boards or planks.

INTEGRATED DESIGN FOR CAT 340F AND 352F The new Cat® 340F Long Reach and 352F Long Reach Excavators are specifically designed for applications that require exceptionally deep digging or excavating at extended distances, such as working in sand and gravel pits, shaping long slopes, and cleaning settling ponds. The new models are equally capable of digging and lifting applications, with large buckets and heavy-duty high/ wide undercarriages that provide added stability over the side. These special-application machines are designed by Caterpillar engineers and manufactured in Caterpillar factories, resulting in an integrated design that ensures the optimum reliability, performance, and serviceability that customers have long experienced with Cat D models. The 340F Long Reach excavator will be available in third quarter 2015 while the 352F Long Reach excavator will be available in first quarter 2016.

A world's first from Bosch for professionals Bosch is the world's first supplier to offer professionals a powerful alternative to gasoline power generators: the GEN 230V-1500 Professional mobile power unit. Its innovative lithium iron phosphate technology stores up to 1,650 watt-hours of power and offers professionals in the commercial gardening and landscaping sector, as well as tradespeople who work at a jobsite, with a constant power output of 1,500 W and, therefore, independence from a generator or fixed power source. The mobile power unit has two 230 V connections to which mains-powered tools, chargers for professional garden tools or chargers for other cordless tools can be connected. In doing so the GEN 230V-1500 Professional operates without any noise or exhaust gases, which means that it is also suitable for emission-sensitive areas such as parks and hospitals.

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Wacker Neuson presents new products and innovative solutions. Bringing the world of Wacker Neuson to life for customers and dealers: this was the aim of the "Wacker Neuson Universe" event. In September 2015, in a gravel pit near Munich, Wacker Neuson presented new products and innovative solutions, which could be tested directly on site.

Whether a new generation of excavators in the 6 to 10-ton class, innovative vibratory plates, new internal vibrators for concrete compaction or the zero-emissions series: Under the banner "Wacker Neuson Universe", customers and dealers from across Europe were invited, not only to become better acquainted with these and other solutions, but also to witness them in action. A test track was built for this purpose in a gravel pit near Munich. Different stations sent out invitations to witness and form an entirely personal opinion of the performance, versatile application areas, and tangible advantages of Wacker Neuson machines.

"The direct and personal contact with our customers, but also the chance to provide them with an exclusive, handson experience of the dependability and performance of our products and brand — that is the idea behind "Wacker Neuson Universe", explains Cem Peksaglam, CEO of Wacker Neuson SE. "Visitors at the event should have the chance to get to know the entire offering of the Wacker Neuson brand in all its facets. In addition to product innovations, this also includes the comprehensive range of services we offer." An overview of new products. The zero-emissions series stands for exceptional operator and environmental protec-

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tion, without sacrifice in performance. The series includes battery-operated vibratory rammers, dual power-excavators, electric wheel loaders and an electric track dumper. With this series, Wacker Neuson positions itself as the first manufacturer in this segment to offer its customers a chance to complete many work steps entirely emission-free. Freedom from emissions pays off when working indoors, in greenhouses, for example, or during building restoration work, in parking garages, as well as under poorly ventilated working conditions. Using the slogan "exceptional performance, unbelievably efficient", Wacker

Neuson is introducing four new excavator models in the 6 to 10-ton class. Above all, the ET65, ET90, EW65 and EW100 score major points for their productivity: with increased fuel savings of up to 20 percent, they provide up to 30 percent more power. An additional benefit of the new machines is the outstanding visibility they provide over the entire work zone, ensuring increased safety. What's more, the compact design is compelling, making transport, as well as entry and exit to the machine, safer and simpler. An articulated boom, which increases the radius of action, can be ordered optionally for all excavator models. The cab interior was entirely redesigned and its generous and modern configura-

tion has transformed it into a true zone of comfort. By offering remote controlled vibratory plates and a complete series of reversible vibratory plates with the lowest hand-arm vibrations on the market, Wacker Neuson gives its customers in the compaction field safe, comfortable and economical machines. The new DPU80 and DPU110 models — optionally with remote control or center pole — are available starting the end of the year. Wacker Neuson is also introducing its first single drum soil compactors RC50 and RC70 in the 5 and 7-ton class. Their strong compaction performance and exceptional maneuverabil-

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ity is persuasive. Also new: The modified RTx trench roller, available with Compatec compaction control, as well as the RD7 walk-behind roller, which was fully modified and offers higher compaction performance, very good maneuverability and simple service access. Six new telehandlers with a stacking height of seven to nine meters and a payload of up to 5.5 tons are distinguished by their high output, ruggedness and durability. The new models were designed and developed to take on especially demanding jobs; they master even difficult earthworks with ease. With a total of nine telehandlers with a range from four to nine meter stacking height, Wacker Neuson now offers the right machine to meet any customer need. Guaranteeing safety and efficiency, the time-tested and proven Vertical Lift System (VLS), an operator assistance system, makes it possible to smoothly and rapidly lower the telescopic arm with a simultaneous semi-automatic telescoping motion. The almost vertical movement prevents load torque displacements in the longitudinal direction of the machine from arising, providing even greater stability. Also new: the internal vibrators for concrete compaction from the IEC and IE series — with and without converters — distinguished by their high performance, ruggedness, exceptional operator friendliness and very good cost-benefit relation. With the three vibrator head diameters of 38, 45 and 58 millimeters as well as a protective hose length of up to 10 meters, all standard tasks in construction can be completed easily and quickly. Also new is the modular internal vibrator system in the HMS series, which can be configured individually with various combinable flexible shafts, vibrator heads and engines, thus offering greater flexibility. The DW60, DW90 and DW100 wheel dumpers with a range of payloads from 6 to 10 tons guarantee a bump up in performance, safety and comfort, even with difficult ground conditions. The hydrostatic drive system for all models ensures the machines can be steered sensitively and operated safely. The low operating costs of these models, which can be equipped with different skip versions, also make them interesting in rental yards. In some countries, they replace the smaller construction trucks on many sites, scoring points for their off-road capabilities.

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Besides the product test, the event's highlights were the exchange with customers and the overall "Wacker Neuson Universe" experience. In these surroundings, Wacker Neuson could make clear how very broad and extensive the brand's product range is. The event underlined what the Wacker Neuson brand stands for: Wacker Neuson – all it takes!

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SOLUTIONS

All “Prima” high-pressure washers are ready for use immediately after purchase: Simply unpack the device, put the gun and lance together and attach the hose – and you're ready to go. Thanks to their optimized design, the devices can be used for cleaning in a horizontal or vertical position. The horizontal position is recommended for cleaning stairs, for example, as it helps prevent the device from tipping over. The large rubber wheels are another advantage: They make it easier to maneuver the device on uneven ground. In addition, the extendable telescopic handle and compact design ensure that the devices are easy to transport and can be stored without taking up too much space. If you're looking for the ultimate in convenience, you should look for a model with an X in the name: These have an integrated hose reel, which neatly winds up the ten meter long high-pressure hose.

Powerful devices with high-quality equipment

The powerful motors of these professional high-pressure washers offer between 2,200 and 2,600 watts of power depending on the model, while the available flow rates range from 500 to 575 liters per hour. This means that even stubborn dirt can be removed thoroughly. An integrated auto-stop function automatically shuts down the motor and pump when the switch is

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released. This saves water and energy. The lances, nozzles and accessories are stored directly on the device. The new screw connector coupling of the highpressure gun and cleaning lance ensures that the elements can be put together or taken apart quickly and easily. The scope of delivery includes one adjustable vario fan jet lance. The GHP 5-65 Professional, GHP 5-65 X Professional, GHP 5-75 Professional and GHP 5-75 X Professional highpressure washers also have a rotor lance for quick and efficient cleaning of larger areas. Brass inlet and outlet pipes protect the high-pressure washers against corrosion and also contribute to the long life of the devices, such as stainless steel pistons in the pumps. The GHP 5-55 Professional, GHP 5-65 Professional and GHP 5-65 X Professional high-pressure washers have an aluminum pump, while models GHP 5-75 Professional and GHP 5-75 X Professional are equipped with a brass pump. On these two devices, the high pressure of max. 185 bar can be adjusted according to demand. The GHP 5-75 X Professional also has a pressure gauge. With the “Prima” series, Bosch is expanding its range of powerful, professional, high-pressure washers. These tools are now available in specialist retail outlets alongside the “Optima” and “Speciality” series, as well as an extensive range of accessories.

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In the professional highpressure washer segment, Bosch now offers five new basic models in the “Prima” series, all of which remove stubborn dirt effortlessly and thoroughly: The GHP 5-55 Professional, the GHP 5-65 Professional, the GHP 5-65 X Professional, the GHP 5-75 Professional and the GHP 5-75 X Professional. The products differ in terms of flow rate and pressure, allowing Bosch to cover a wider application range in the entry-level segment. Whether caretaker, decorator or commercial cleaner: Everyone can choose the product that suits their needs – from occasional use to daily use.

Bosch new high-pressure washers Daniela Rădeanu, Claudiu Berariu

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sdmo generators

designed for performance Ciprian Rotaru

Founded in 1966, SDMO Industries is today the 3rd biggest player worldwide in the generating set market. Established in Brest, France, where it is still based, SDMO has three plants extending over more than 31,000 m² excluding logistics. SDMO designs, manufactures and installs generating sets from 1 to 3300 kVA for its standard range of products, thanks to its high-performance production plant and Research & Development unit. In addition, SDMO puts its engineering expertise into practise by designing tailormade power plants and offers additional services with high added value: training, after-sales service, spare parts. Whatever the power needed or the purpose of the generating set, a commitment to quality is guaranteed by an ISO 9001 certification, ensuring on-time delivery and high-performance for all products. This technological expertise combined with high-tech manufacturing procedures give SDMO the necessary skills to master the design phase of all products, including those intended for sensitive industries. The company is continually strengthening its leading position through its solid structure as an international group. Through the extensive web it has spun, SDMO is able to penetrate new markets and ensure its continuing development.

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SDMO’s research and development unit is made up of three separate areas that operate interdependently: the design offices, the prototypes department and the product engineering department.

pares the genset to enter production. It makes the relevant decisions to ensure that the conditions of production reflect the initial prototype, with the best quality/cost ratio.

At the request of the Marketing department, the design offices develop products inspired by market trends. The job of testing is passed on to the prototypes department, which produces the generating set and performs all the necessary tests on it, at its laboratory. Following the tests, a deliverable is sent to the department that initiated the request. If the findings of the deliverable fulfil its expectations, the product engineering department takes the baton and pre-

Today SDMO is built upon:

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- a distribution network present in over 180 countries. - 8 subsidiaries (Zweibrucken (Germany), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Schoten (Belgium), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Barcelona (Spain), Miami (USA), London (UK), Lagos (Nigeria)). - 5 representative offices (Johannesburg, Algiers, Dubai, Cairo, Moscow). - 4 storage platforms (Miami, Le Havre,


LomĂŠ, Dubai). - In France (links to map of sites in France), 7 sales offices operate on a daily basis under the responsibility of 3 regional offices. This proximity, together with a strong commitment towards service, ensures rapid reactivity whatever your location.

PORTABLE POWER

BACKUP ENERGY - from 0.9 to 17.5 kVA. The Portable Power products include portable and residential generating sets, welding sets and water pumps. They are aimed at two main groups of users: consumers and professionals

RENTAL POWER

MOBILE ENERGY - from 2.75 to 2,500 kVA. The generating sets and lighting towers in the RENTAL POWER range have been designed specifically for frequent and varied use. Their robustness and configuration are perfectly tailored to the demanding rental market

POWER PRODUCTS

FLEXIBLE ENERGY - from 7.5 to 3,300 kVA. The POWER PRODUCTS generating sets are standard and configurable generating sets. Offshore platforms, industries, aeronautics, telecommunications, hospital centres, sports complexes, theatres... they offer an infinite variety of applications.

POWER SOLUTIONS SPECIFIC ENERGY - from 7.5 to 200 mW. Developed on the basis of products from the Power Products range or created especially, the generating sets from the Power Solutions range offer reliable, specific solutions that can also be adapted to the required final configuration.

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HEAVY EQUIPMENT

cat 336F L/LN XE HYBRID

TECHNOLOGIES TO BOOST

JOBSITE PRODUCTIVITY The new Cat® 336F L/LN XE Hybrid stands in a class all its own with fuel efficient hybrid technology and a full suite of Cat Connect technologies to boost productivity and increase jobsite efficiency. The 336F L/LN XE Hybrid, replacing the 336E L/LN H Hybrid, features a Cat C9.3 ACERT™ engine that meets EU Stage IV emission standards and an integrated design that conserves fuel, optimizes performance, and captures and reuses energy. The new Hybrid delivers estimated fuel savings of up to 20 percent (compared with standard 336F L/LN) and up to 25 percent (compared with previous standard 336E L/LN ) with no compromise in performance nor added maintenance costs. An industry-first for excavators, the 336F L/LN XE hybrid comes equipped with the brand new fully integrated Cat Production Measurement payload system that enables operators to weigh loads on-the-go and confidently deliver exact truck loads, while allowing managers to monitor productivity. Powerful engine Rated at 320 metric horsepower (235 kW) and designed to operate efficiently on biodiesel blends up to B20, the fuel efficient C9.3 ACERT engine uses a diesel particulate filter along with an exhaust aftertreatement that does not interrupt work cycles or

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require operator intervention. For further fuel savings, the operator can reduce engine speed to idle with the touch of a button, an automatic engine idle shutdown feature stops the engine after a pre-set idling interval, and an economy power mode adjusts the engine for optimum fuel efficiency. Hybrid’s efficient hydraulic systems The 336F L/LN XE's Electronic Standardized Programmable pump saves significant fuel by integrating the machine's power sources and matching engine performance to the load encountered. Complementing the pump's design, the Cat Adaptive

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Control System valve optimizes hydraulic performance by intelligently managing restriction and flow, seamlessly controlling machine motion and providing hydraulic power precisely where and when required. The key to the Hybrid's efficient performance is the Cat Swing Energy Recovery (SER) valve, which captures kinetic energy during swing deceleration by storing normally wasted hydraulic flow from the swing motor in high-pressure accumulators, then releasing this stored energy to assist swing acceleration. The result is reduced load on the hydraulic pumps and a subsequent, significant reduction in fuel consumption.


Ample hydraulic flow in the 336F L/LN XE's implement circuits and a high main relief pressure generate the power to handle a range of buckets and work tools, including shears, multi-processors, hydraulic breakers, and rippers. Operator environment The roll-over-protectivestructure (ROPS) cab is spacious and quiet with large glass areas for allaround visibility. Positive air filtration pressurizes the cabin to keep out dust, and height-adjustable joystick consoles, large color monitor, and an available air-suspension/heated/ cooled seat ensure operator comfort and productivity. For enhanced safety, the 336F L/LN XE's standard equipment includes timedelay working lights and a rearview camera. Durable structures Undercarriage choices for the new model include the heavy-duty long (L) and long/narrow (LN) configurations. Massive frames and Heavy Duty counterweight combine to form an exceptionally strong, stable work platform for digging, lifting, and attachment use. The heavy-duty (HD), 6.5m reach boom and two stick options, 3.2 m and 2.8 m, provide excellent all-around versatility for general excavation work, such as multipurpose digging and loading. Technology enhancements In order to realize maximum return on investment, equipment owners must employ machines to full potential—producing more in less time, using less fuel, avoiding unnecessary machine wear, and ensuring safety on the job site. Cat Connect assists customers in attaining these goals by capitalizing on Caterpillar technology and Cat dealer services.

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Pakelo is a 100% Italian lubricant producer that has been operating in the field for more than 80 years. Research & Development department together with the analysis laboratory are the true assets of the company which is able to formulate tailor made products meeting even the most demanding requests. This is the reason why Pakelo likes to be called “lubricant designer” instead of lubricant blender or producer. Designing a lubricant implies never choosing the easy way out, never compromising on raw materials, never stop improving or innovating and, if necessary, creating from scratch a lubricant to meet the needs of motorcycle manufactures. This attitude towards excellence brought Pakelo to develop a terrific line of lubricants for the two-wheels that has been validated by Moto GP team “Forward Racing” in 2013. Let’s take the prestigious Krypton MBK motor oil series as an example. The name ‘Krypton’ is a witty reference to the famous comic hero Superman aiming to underline the strength and flexibility of these fully synthetic prod-

ucts. Performance levels cannot be higher. All Krypton MBK products passed JASO MA2 (a Japanese standard reflecting the lubricant quality with reference to the clutch) and API SM (an American standard pointing out the quality with reference to the motor) levels. However if we focus on off-road thrills it becomes quite clear that suspension oils play a leading role in the process. Pakelo developed a truly effective way to understand if the product actually works: field tests! In the last year the Italian brand engaged in multiple testing projects stretching from motorcross to rally raid in order to understand the authentic performance levels of its products. Pakelo’s partnership with Marco Belli, former EU flat track championship began in 2014 when he founded his Di Traverso flat track school in Italy. This discipline looks like speedway, but it’s not related since flat track motorbikes differ for the presence of rear brakes. This context is pretty stressful for the front forks. Marco Belli has been using Pakelo Amfluid 2 suspension lubricant

for a long time on his Yamahas SR400. This is a very high viscosity index product assuring low friction, especially during start-ups, and steady efficiency combined with minimum vibrations even under the hardest and long lasting working conditions. Talking about long lasting performances, we cannot forget to mention Swiss-based Kapriony Team that joined Pakelo family in July 2015. This group of crazy-talented guys basically travels around the world on board of powerful two-cylinder LC8 KTMs to join extreme rally raid competitions. Who else could be more entitled in the validation of Pakelo’s suspension lubricants? Their feedbacks has been more than enthusiastic. What really matters In Pakelo are authentic feedbacks. They function as innovative drives raising the quality bar higher and higher and keeping the developing work interesting. That’s the true secret of a lubricant designer, but don’t tell anyone!

ALL THAT GLITTERS AIN’T GOLD!

CHOOSE YOUR OIL

WITH CARE, DAREDEVIL

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Have you ever felt in the mood for something different and adventurous? Almost all motorbike lovers lull themselves with the idea of exploring new ways and venture new spaces which can gift them freedom and great time. No roads, no patterns, just riding. Well, that is pretty much the portrait of paradise for those who feel off-road passion under their skin. Nevertheless, have you ever considered who pays the price of your freedom? Right. It is your beloved motorbike, and more precisely your suspensions. Eventually everybody in the field will agree that a top quality lubricant really saves the day and Pakelo proved to be something like the Savior par excellence.

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chicago pneumatic launches new tampers range Daniela Rădeanu, Andreea Mirică

International construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic has launched the new MS 595 and MS 695 tampers range to address productivity and maneuverability challenges in compaction tasks. The new range, its most compact and lightweight range of tampers in its 100 year history, provides users with powerful, highly maneuverable tampers plus, the addition of a new 6” plate model, alongside the 9 and 11” models, allows for work to be carried out in smaller, more enclosed spaces, providing greater comfort and productivity.

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With a forward-leaning design, the MS 595 and MS 695 offer superior control of the tamper, allowing users to walk-behind while the momentum carries the tamper forward. Additional features such as the easyaccess control lever enable the operator to switch to idle with just one hand. The compact, slim line design make the new tampers ideal for narrow trench work with the ability to tightly move around objects. “We have designed our new tampers range to provide enhanced efficiency whilst still keeping the tried and tested, rugged reliability people expect from CP” says Andrzej Mroziński, product manager at Chicago Pneumatic. “Despite incorporating a more powerful engine the lightweight tampers are easy to transport whilst the reduction in noise and the ergonomic design provide additional comfort and safety.” The tampers are equipped with new 4-stroke Honda GXR 120 engines offering improved fuel consumption and fewer HC (Hydro Carbon) and NOx (mononitrogen oxides) emissions. The engines offer 3.5 hp (horse power) and have been specifically designed for the new tampers range to ensure maximum power to perform in even the toughest environments. Thanks to the installation of a brand new muffler and the overhead camshaft design, noise levels have also been reduced.

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Meet the

model X from Tesla

Model X is the safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history. Standard with all-wheel drive and a 90 kWh battery providing 250 miles of range, Model X has ample seating for seven adults and all of their gear. And it’s ludicrously fast, accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in as quick as 3.2 seconds. Model X is designed with safety as the first priority. The floor-mounted battery lowers the center of gravity so that the risk of rollover is about half that of any vehicle in its class. The battery structure strengthens Model X against side impact intrusions. And without a gasoline engine, the large front trunk acts as a giant impact-absorbing crumple zone.

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Active Safety

Model X continually scans the surrounding roadway with camera, radar and sonar systems, providing the driver with real-time feedback to help avoid collisions. Even at highway speeds, Model X is designed to automatically apply brakes in an emergency.

Pollution Free, Inside and Out

A medical grade HEPA filter strips outside air of pollen, bacteria, viruses and pollution before circulating it into the cabin. There are three modes: circulate with outside air, re-circulate inside air and a bioweapon defense mode that creates positive pressure inside the cabin to protect occupants.

Falcon Wings

Falcon Wing doors allow easy access to second and third row seats from even a tight parking space, while traditional SUV doors or Minivan sliding doors would not grant any access. With only a foot of clearance on either side, Falcon Wing doors articulate smoothly up and out of the way, allowing passengers to enter from both front and rear directions. The side and overhead opening is so large that parents can buckle children in without ducking or straining and without bumping their child's head on the roof.

Aerodynamic

Model X is able to achieve 250 miles of range in part because it is the most aerodynamic SUV in production. At 0.24, Model X's drag coefficient

is 20% lower than the next best SUV. In addition, an active spoiler deploys from the rear liftgate to optimize highway efficiency and stability.

Big Sky

Model X has the largest all glass panoramic windshield in production, providing an unparalleled view of the stars and sky above. Optimized solar tinting and obstruction-free view creates unlimited visibility for the driver and all passengers.

Everything Fits

Stow everyone's gear in Model X's large front trunk, rear cargo area and under passenger seats. The front trunk is large enough to hold two golf bags and the rear cargo area can easily hold large items like bicycles, skis and snowboards.

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"The HondaJet world tour is a tribute to Honda's challenging spirit to bring something truly innovative to business aviation," said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino. "We are excited to introduce the HondaJet to Japan and Europe for the first time. As part of this special tour, we will conduct demonstration flights to share what Honda has accomplished through the power of dreams."

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The HondaJet world tour has officially begun from Japan with the HondaJet scheduled to make appearances at several airports, including Narita International Airport. Honda Aircraft Company has showcase the advanced light jet at public events from Friday, April 25 to Tuesday, May 5. These special events included static displays of the aircraft as well as flight demonstrations.

HondaJet European debut

The HondaJet traveled from Japan to Europe for the 15th annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition

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(EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 19 – May 21. For the first time, the HondaJet was on static display at the Geneva International Airport as part of Honda Aircraft Company's presence at Europe's largest business aviation event. "We are excited to bring the HondaJet to EBACE and showcase its performance capabilities in Europe," said Fujino. "The HondaJet has broad appeal in this region with its speed, superior efficiency, and a range that connects most of the major cities in Europe and the United Kingdom." Honda Aircraft was also planning a special demonstration tour with HondaJet


EXTREME ENGINEERING

THE NEW honda JET Honda Aircraft Company announced today that the HondaJet will begin a world tour in late April with the advanced light jet making its first appearances in Japan and Europe. The HondaJet will travel more than 26,000 nautical miles during the tour and stop in 13 countries along its flight route.

dealers in Europe following EBACE. Demonstration flights had been offered at major cities in six countries including Switzerland (Geneva); U.K. (Farnborough and Birmingham); Belgium (Antwerp); France (Paris); Germany (Munich, Hamburg and Moenchen); and Poland (Warsaw).* The HondaJet is currently offered for sale in North America and Europe through the HondaJet dealer network. For more information about the HondaJet, visit www. HondaJet.com. The HondaJet is the world's most advanced light business jet aircraft, with best-in-class advantages in performance,

comfort, quality and efficiency. The HondaJet is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class. The HondaJet incorporates many technological innovations in aviation design, including the unique Over-The-Wing Engine Mount (OTWEM) configuration that dramatically improves performance and fuel efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag. The OTWEM design also reduces cabin sound, minimizes grounddetected noise, and allows for the roomiest cabin in its class, the largest baggage capacity, and a fully serviceable private aft lavatory.

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“One of the greatest benefits of VARI-CUT™ is indeed how it cuts in all types of construction materials. No need to switch blades, which makes you save time and money”, says Lars Van Bocxlaer, Global Product Manager. The blade has a unique design, combining different segment types: 10 mm Turbo segments for increased cutting speed and 10 mm straight segments for increased tool life. This design results in VARI-CUT™ having exceptional performance, and having that over a very wide application window. VARI-CUT™ is also designed with safety in mind. The blade fully complies with the European Safety Standard EN13236. Additionally, VARI-CUT™ is equipped with a perforated core that allows an optimal cooling of the blade, and with angled gullets, designed in such a way that they protect the blade against cracks. This makes the blade suitable for both dry and wet cutting applications. VARI-CUT™ series is launched during spring2015 and consists of: • Husqvarna VARI-CUT™: For optimal cutting performance in most construction materials. • Husqvarna VARI-CUT™ Turbo: For optimal cutting performance in harder construction materials like granite or hard concrete. • Husqvarna VARI-CUT™ Plus: For optimal cutting performance in abrasive construction materials like abrasive blocks and asphalt. For more information, please contact your local Husqvarna Construction Products representative.

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Husqvarna

the New Vari-cut blades

Silviu Mustăţea

Husqvarna now introduces the new VARI-CUT™ blade. It is an affordable premium diamond blade designed to cut almost anything a general contractor comes across on a workday. It is a versatile, fast and durable diamond blade that cuts pipe and steel rebar as easily as bricks, blocks and concrete slabs. No need to switch blades VARI-CUT™ is launched as a universal blade, combining a wide application window with fast cutting speed and good life.

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Submarines are incredible pieces of technology. Not so long ago, a naval force worked entirely above the water; with the addition of the sÂŹubmarine to the standard naval arsenal, the world below the surface became a battleground as well. The adaptations and inventions that allow sailors to not only fight a battle, but also live for months or even years underwater are some of the most brilliant developments in military history.

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A submarine or a ship can float because the weight of water that it displaces is equal to theÂŹ weight of the ship. This displacement of water creates an upward force called the buoyant force and acts opposite to gravity, which would pull the ship down. Unlike a ship, a submarine can control its buoyancy, thus allowing it to sink and surface at will. To control its buoyancy, the submarine has ballast tanks and auxiliary, or trim tanks, that can be alternately filled with water or air (see animation below). When the submarine is on the surface, the ballast tanks are filled with air and the submarine's overall density is less than that of the surrounding

water. As the submarine dives, the ballast tanks are flooded with water and the air in the ballast tanks is vented from the submarine until its overall density is greater than the surrounding water and the submarine begins to sink (negative buoyancy). A supply of compressed air is maintained aboard the submarine in air flasks for life support and for use with the ballast tanks. In addition, the submarine has movable sets of short "wings" called hydroplanes on the stern (back) that help to control the angle of the dive. The hydroplanes are angled so that water moves over the stern, which forces the stern upward; therefore, the submarine

is angled downward. Buttons to watch buoyancy in action To keep the submarine level at any set depth, the submarine maintains a balance of air and water in the trim tanks so that its overall density is equal to the surrounding water (neutral buoyancy). When the submarine reaches its cruising depth, the hydroplanes are leveled so that the submarine travels level through the water. Water is also forced between the bow and stern trim tanks to keep the sub level. The submarine can steer in the water by using the tail rudder to turn starboard (right) or

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port (left) and the hydroplanes to control the fore-aft angle of the submarine. In addition, some submarines are equipped with a retractable secondary propulsion motor that can swivel 360 degrees. When the submarine surfaces, compressed air flows from the air flasks into the ballast tanks and the water is forced out of the submarine until its overall density is less than the surrounding water (positive buoyancy) and the submarine rises. The hydroplanes are angled so that water moves up over the stern, which forces the stern downward; therefore, the submarine is angled upward. In an emergency, the ballast tanks can be filled quickly with high-pressure air to take the submarine to the surface very rapidly.

Life Support

There are three main problems of life support in the closed environment of submarine: Oxygen is supplied either from pressurized tanks, an oxygen generator (which can form oxygen from the electrolysis of water) or some sort of "oxygen canister" that releases oxygen by a very hot chemical reaction. Oxygen is either released continuously by a computerized system that senses the percentage of oxygen in the air, or it is released in batches periodically through the day. Carbon dioxide can be removed from the air chemically using soda lime (sodium hydroxide and calcium hydroxide) in devices called scrubbers. The carbon dioxide is trapped in the soda lime by a chemical reaction and

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removed from the air. Other similar reactions can accomplish the same goal. The moisture can be removed by a dehumidifier or by chemicals. This prevents it from condensing on the walls and equipment inside the ship. In addition, other gases such as carbon monoxide or hydrogen, which are generated by equipment and cigarette smoke, can be removed by burners. Finally, filters are used to remove particulates, dirt and dust from the air.

Maintaining a Fresh Water Supply

Most submarines have a distillation apparatus that can take in seawater and produce fresh water. The distillation plant heats the


seawater to water vapor, which removes the salts, and then cools the water vapor into a collecting tank of fresh water. The distillation plant on some submarines can produce 10,000 to 40,000 gallons (38,000 - 150,000 liters) of fresh water per day. This water is used mainly for cooling electronic equipment (such as computers and navigation equipment) and for supporting the crew (for example, drinking, cooking and personal hygiene).

Maintaining Temperature

The temperature of the ocean surrounding the submarine is typically 39 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius). The metal of the submarine conducts internal heat to the surrounding water. So, submarines must be

electrically heated to maintain a comfortable temperature for the crew. The electrical power for the heaters comes from the nuclear reactor, diesel engine, or batteries (emergency).

How Nuclear Submarines Work For at least a thousand years, dominating the oceans has been a key step toward dominating the world. Britain, France, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands waged war on the high seas for centuries in a global competition to control commerce, protect shipping and spread influence in the form of colonies. The sea lanes were, for hundreds of years leading into the 20th century, ruled by warships belonging to the British Empire. The overwhelming British naval advantage made many inventors, engineers and sailors from all

over the globe dream of ways of to sneak up on the powerful British boats while remaining concealed in the depths of the ocean. In time, these fanciful dreams became reality in the form of the first practical submarine designs. Although early submarines were lessthan-seaworthy, their progression through present times has been remarkable. In the beginning, the first attack subs consisted of a man hand-cranking away in a wood and leather suicide tube while attempting to attach explosives to a battleship using a wooden screw. Nearly 200 years later, men could remain underwater for weeks at a time while crossing the globe on a submarine with a nearly limitless supply of power and the means to destroy several large cities. The age of the nuclear submarine had arrived.

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ABC Gasket Kit Program:

Series Connectors help reduce assembly difficulty, maintenance time, and are built to meet industry standards to provide sustainability in demanding environments.

The company developed an ABC Program for the mechanic, so they can easily find any engine repair kit they need for Caterpillar applications. Costex carries thousands of these numbers. The mechanic just needs to search by engine model, serial, and arrangement number using our booklet or simply going online to http://www.costex.com/content/products/ search/abc-gaskets.html and they will find all the gaskets they need. A= Out Of frame Repair Kit . B= In Frame Repair Kit, C= Cylinder head Repair Kit.

Excavator Couplings for the Hydraulic System

Asemblies are manufactured with the highest quality thermoplastic polyester as well as high temperature rubber (HTR), that are highly resistant to extreme temperatures, chemicals and solvents. Both materials have excellent properties for transferring and absorbing shock load and reducing wear on equipment.

Terminal Kits

The company offers The Deutsch™ HD (Heavy Duty) Connector series, developed with the heavy-duty equipment and off highway industry in mind. HD Series connectors are a thermoplastic cylindrical coupling that offers arrangements from 3 to 9 cavities for heavyduty applications. These connectors are easy to install, environmentally sealed and compact in size. They are a simple, field serviceable alternative to a repair splice. The simplicity of the HD

Water Pumps

Water pumps come with a stainless steel shaft to increase longevity, come packed in foam to ensure preservation of the product, impellers are all balanced to improve pump performance, and they come with a better casting finish that increases pump performance and durability.

Costex quality and reliability Daniela Rădeanu

At CTP, Costex sells quality replacement parts for Caterpillar and Komatsu. The company takes quality seriously, that is why they have implemented a three-stage development system to ensure maximum reliability, while guaranteeing proper fit. The first stage starts early on product development when Costex makes sure all their parts drawings reflect the characteristics required to proper manufacture them; Including special processes as coating, welding, and heat treatment.

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Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) latest wheeled excavators, the EW160E and EW180E, are multitasking machines, designed to cater to all the operator’s needs on the jobsite. Both models can be tailored to suit customers’ precise specifications, with a whole range of flexible configurations that allow operators to change attachments quickly and easily, and add-on useful features. For example, customers can choose from 12 different configurations of tires (including single and twin) from eight different suppliers, according to ground conditions. Customers can also select different arm lengths in line with jobsite requirements and market legislation. Optional hydraulic functions ‘X1 breaker/shear’ and ‘X3 tilt rotate’ provide power for attachments requiring one or two-way flow and twoway flow for tilting or rotating attachments respectively. The corresponding buckets, breakers and grapples (together with a quick coupler or tilt rotator) have all been purpose-built to work in perfect harmony with Volvo machines, forming one solid reliable unit. Not only can the operator change attachments quickly and easily to perform all tasks on the jobsite, he or she can also bring them along wherever they go, saving time on transport and ensuring their excavator is always ready to work. Both models are approved for road use and can be fitted with a trailer hitch that can pull up to eight tonnes with dry run breaks and three tonnes without brakes. Operators can also bring all their tools along with them in a special drawertype tool box that slides out from the undercarriage. This newly-developed feature can carry up to 120 kg. Box dividers, which can be adjusted into five different positions, help the operator stay organized, while a mechanical stopper prevents the drawer from sliding out during transport or operation. There is further storage inside the cab, as well as ample leg room.

Comfort and control

In addition to a comfortable and convenient work environment, productivity is also increased by the excellent control afforded by the EW160E and EW180E excavators. The Boom Suspension System, for example, with its hydraulic circuit and gas pressure dampers, ena-

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bles the operator to travel faster over bumpy roads or rough terrain, while the overall hydraulic system has also been improved for greater responsiveness. The ergonomically-positioned machine interfaces – including the joysticks, keypad and LCD monitor – are simple and easy to use. Excellent all-round visibility is provided by the large windscreen – both models have an improved view to the right – as well as the new Volvo Smart View feature. Three cameras attached to different corners of the machine – the front, side and rear – combine to show real-time footage of the machine operating from above. The three cameras also film individual views of the front, side and rear of the machine. This intelligent and industry-leading technology helps the operator to see all angles and ensure safe rotation.

Safety-compliant and durable

For further peace of mind during operation, customers can rest assured that the EW160E and EW180E excavators have been designed and tested to ensure the highest standards of efficiency and reliability. The cab is ROPS compliant and the Volvo engines meet the stringent Tier 4 Final/Stage IV regulations in North America and Europe. Furthermore, both models come with a Euro Test Certificate, reflecting the newly-implemented safety laws in Europe. The robust excavator axles with automatic or operator-controlled front axle oscillation are highly durable, as is the undercarriage, which protects itself through high ground clearance and is strong enough to endure tough environments.

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Ridgid PROFESSIONAL TEST & MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS

RIDGID micro LM-100 Laser Distance Meter

The RIDGID速 micro LM-100 Laser Distance Meter provides simple, quick and accurate distance readings at the push of a button. Simply push the measurement button to turn on the ultra-sharp Class II lasers, point the device at the spot to be measured, and push the

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measurement button. The distance reading will appear on the easy-to-read LCD display. This rugged, compact, portable instrument enables professional tradesman to quickly determine run distances for bidding, distance of piping run, measuring trouble spots down the line, and quickly determine spacing for code compliance.

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Specifications:

- Ultra Sharp Class II Lasers clearly highlight the point being measured. - Exceptional distance range allows accurate measurements up to 164' (50 m). - Adjustable units enable you to quickly read feet, inches or meters on the fly. - Bright backlit display for use in poorly lit areas.


- Quick and accurate calculations on the spot. - Displays the last three measurements, stores the last 20 measurements. - Rubberized over-molding for a solid grip.

Micro IR-100 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer

The RIDGID® micro IR-100 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer provides simple, quick and accurate surface temperature readings at the push of a button. Simply squeeze the trigger and point the ultra-sharp dual Class II lasers at the surface being measured. The micro IR-100 provides an immediate temperature measurement on a clear, easy-to-read backlit LCD display. In addition to numerous other uses, this rugged and compact instrument enables professional tradesman to diagnose heating and ventilation problems, perform preventative monitoring of electrical motors and systems, troubleshoot steam traps and quickly check fuses or circuit breakers for overheating – all without contact.

Specifications:

- Ultra sharp dual class II lasers illuminate the surface being measured.

- Ergonomic pistol style grip with rugged over molding allows you to keep a solid grip in the harshest of industrial environments. - 20:1 distance to spot ratio allows you to take more accurate measurements from long distances. -Visual and audible alarms quickly alert you to temperatures outside of the ranges that you set. - Bright backlit display that can be toggled on in poorly lit areas. - Tripod Mount Capable for repeatable, precise temperature measurements.

with a visual, audible or vibration alerts which can be adjusted for your environment. - Adjustable sensitivity settings provide precise leak locating with the touch of a button. -16" (40 cm) flexible probe allows location and detection of leak in hard-to-reach and confined spaces. - Field replaceable sensor means more uptime and less time waiting for repairs.

Micro CD-100 Combustible Gas Detector

The RIDGID® micro CD-100 Combustible Gas Detector provides simple and quick readings to identify the presence of combustible gases. With adjustable sensitivity, even lowlevels of gases can be detected in seconds. It ensures proper gas line installations, checks for maintenance and repair needs and quickly pinpoints combustible gas leaks. - Rugged ergonomic design makes it comfortable to use, yet tough. - Tri-Mode Detection™ for option to be alerted

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atlas Copco introduces new plug-and-light tower Ciprian Rotaru, Bogdan MustÄƒČ›ea Atlas Copco has launched its new QLB 02 light tower, providing flexible lighting solution for events, public spaces and general construction requirements. With four 400W metal halide luminaires, the QLB 02 can safely and effectively illuminate an area of up to 2,000m2t. The new light tower provides complete flexibility by allowing users to easily plug into any power source including auxiliary power, electrical generator or directly into the grid.

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The individual luminaires can be manually adjusted to ensure light is provided only where needed, helping to ensure energy efficiency and reduce unnecessary costs. For large sites, up to four QLB 02 light towers can be connected to a single power source, providing users with complete control over their lighting requirements. An optional programmable timer allows users to choose from 84 on/off programmes to achieve the desired lighting requirements – including the ability to program the light to auto start in the mornings and shut off in the evenings. “The new QLB 02 light tower is designed for simplicity and flexibility, giving users the ability to manoeuvre the light tower to any required site,” said Sergio Salvador, Product Marketing Manager for Light Towers, within Atlas Copco's portable energy division. "All units are fitted with wheels, forklift pockets and a lifting eye, providing users with a safe and secure method to transport the light tower. What’s more, the light tower is so compact that up to 32 units can be transported on a single truck.” With a manual lifting system, users can raise the seven-metre mast to the desired height to achieve maximum luminosity. The four stabilisers make sure that the light tower is sturdy, whether on flat or uneven ground, and can withstand

winds up to 80 km/h. The rugged frame and metallic canopy provide additional protection for the unit. Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees. Portable Energy is a division within Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets portable compressors, high pressure boosters and generators for portable power worldwide. Products are offered under several brands to a wide range of industries including construction, mining, oil and gas, and rental. The divisional headquarters and main development center are located in Antwerp, Belgium. Production facilities are located around the world, mainly Belgium, Spain, USA, India, Brazil and China.

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Honda Acura NSX Styling and athletic performance

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When the original Acura NSX made its debut 25 years ago, it forever changed the supercar universe by combining scintillating sports car styling and athletic performance—common traits long associated with the exotic car segment—with a new dimension of quality, exceptional ergonomics, comfort, and dynamic poise. The NSX introduced and defined Acura's approach to "Precision Crafted Performance" with its cutting-edge design and innovative technology that provided accessible supercar performance for real drivers in the real world. By making use of advanced new technologies such as a lightweight yet rigid allaluminum monocoque body/chassis and a mid-mounted transverse V6, the original NSX challenged the conventional wisdom for a supercar. Its high-revving V6 engine featured a number of innovative production car technologies including forged pistons, titanium connecting rods and VTEC valve train.

Next Generation Concept

The overarching concept for the design and development of this next-generation NSX was the idea of a "human-centered supercar," one that places the driver at the center of its mission in each and every element of its design and dynamic performance. Respecting the foundational concepts of the original NSX—accessible supercar performance, everyday drivability, and openness to new technology—this nextgeneration NSX pursues an altogether new and revolutionary concept of Acura supercar performance – melding timeless NSX values with advanced technologies to create a New Sports eXperience.

Advanced Fundamentals

First and foremost, the engineering team felt a tremendous responsibility to continue the fundamental innovation pursued by the original NSX team. Four foundational philosophies are fundamental to the timeless NSX values and essential to realize the new NSX concept and goals: Total Airflow Management – a wholistic approach to thermal management and aerodynamic performance that supports and enhances dynamic response and highspeed stability without the need for active aero devices Advanced Sports Package – optimizing the design and packaging in all the above aspects—the human package, the body, and finally the key components of the power unit to lower and center the mass of the vehicle.

Advanced Technologies

With these fundamentals in place, NSX

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engineers could effectively develop technical solutions needed to deliver the New Sports driving experience they sought. To fully realize this New Sports eXperience, Acura electrifies the advanced fundamentals by leveraging its longstanding Direct Yaw Control knowhow through its Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-WheelDrive (SH-AWD) system, the first of its kind in the supercar realm. The NSX concept for "zero delay" is more than acceleration, actually involving every aspect of the driver interface ‌ the capacity to directly respond to the driver's demands in all three phases of driving: Go, Stop, Turn (acceleration, braking and cornering). The NSX's advanced power unit supports this achievement. Zero delay acceleration and active AWD traction power the NSX out of corners. Energy recovery supports direct and linear braking. And power strategically applied to the wheels directly creates a yaw moment to help turn the car according to the driver's will. Development of the next-generation NSX involved a global team of engineers and designers, with development of the Sport Hybrid power unit centered in Tochigi, Japan. Development of the body, chassis, electrical, interior and other vehicle technologies including total system integration, was concentrated in Raymond, Ohio. Initial styling design for the NSX was conducted at the company's Wako design studio in Japan, and was evolved for production by the Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles.

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Goodyear LAUNCHES FUEL MAX TIRE FOR REGIONAL/LONG HAUL FLEETS Daniela Rădeanu, Andreea Mirică The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has introduced a commercial truck tire that provides excellent fuel economy for regional/long haul driving and enhanced toughness for driving in urban environments, plus long miles to removal and a high level of traction. “The new Fuel Max RSA has been designed to deliver numerous benefits to help lower the operating costs of regional/long haul fleets that operate mainly on-highway and have some exposure to urban driving,” said Norberto Flores, marketing manager, Goodyear. “Despite the fact that fuel costs have declined in recent months, fuel efficiency will remain a prominent fleet requirement, which is why we’re extending Goodyear Fuel Max Technology to regional tires,” he noted.

Specifications:

- Goodyear Fuel Max Technology, which contains cool-running compounds to lower tire rolling resistance and improve

fuel efficiency - A tri-layer compound for exceptional mileage, rolling resistance and curb impact resistance - A non-evolving tread to help maintain traction through the tire’s lifecycle - Super-tensile steel belts to add stability and enhance toughness - Goodyear Unisteel casing construction for optimal retreadability - A computer-optimized tread design and footprint for more miles to removal In addition, the Fuel Max RSA contains Goodyear’s IntelliMax Rib Technology, which provides a stiffer tread area for lower rolling resistance, higher mileage and even wear, according to Flores. “The Fuel Max RSA also offers outstand-

ing snow traction thanks to its innovative tread design and boasts a 20/32-inch tread depth for lower cost-per-mile,” he said. “We are confident that this product will be enthusiastically embraced by fleets that are looking for an excellent all-around tire to help enhance their operational efficiency and lower their costs,” said Flores. The Fuel Max RSA is available in size 11R22.5, Load Range G. Additional sizes – including 295/75R22.5 and 11R24.5 in Load Ranges G and H, and 11R22.5 in Load Range H – will be introduced in early 2016.

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Milwaukee M18 - Planer Delivers Unmatched Depth Control

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their M18™ Cordless system with the introduction of the M18™ 3-1/4” Planer. Featuring a powerful motor that delivers up to 14,000 RPMs and a two blade design, the new unit delivers powerful stock removal and unmatched depth control. With 20 locking positions for maximum versatility and accuracy, the new tool has an adjustable depth of 0 to 5/64”. Eliminating the need to re-zero between cuts, the depth dial locks from 0 to 5/64” to increase productivity and minimize downtime. The M18™ 3-1/4” Planer also features a rabbet depth of up to 27/64” and an innovative adjustable chip ejection feature. This feature allows users to eject chips on either the left or right side, keeping chips out of their line of site. Compatible with the entire M18™ System, the new Planer is a part of the fastest growing cordless system in the industry, now offering more than 70 cordless Lithium-Ion products. Milwaukee® is committed to the ongoing development of this platform and will continue to provide innovative solutions that offer industry leading reliability, performance and ergonomics.

Milwaukee M18 FUEL SUPER HAWG

Powers Through 6” Holes Optimized for Plumbing and HVAC applications, the M18 FUEL™ SUPER HAWG® is the first cordless tool of its kind, delivering game-changing productivity for professionals drilling with up to 4-5/8” self-feed bits and up to 6” hole saws. “When we launched the award-winning M18 FUEL Hole Hawg last year that is optimized for Electrical applications, we promised to deliver an innovative solution that is optimized for larger diameter hole drilling in the near future,” says Cole Conrad, Sr. Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “One year later, we are excited to not only keep that promise, but offer a solution that will completely eliminate the need to use generators and extension cords on the jobsite for Plumbers & HVAC professionals alike.” As with all M18 FUEL™ products, the new SUPER HAWG® was engineered for the most demanding trades in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations — the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Battery Pack and REDLIN. The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor works harder, lives longer, and converts energy into power more efficiently. This gives the M18 FUEL™ SUPER HAWG® the ability to power through large diameter holes.

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Healthcare construction

contract

awards forecast to rise US$1.45bn

A new report commissioned by The Big 5 has said that the value of contract awards for healthcare projects will increase by US$1.45 billion in 2015. According to the Ventures Middle East Onsite report, entitled GCC Healthcare Construction Market Outlook, around US$5.9 billion in contracts were awarded in 2014, but that figure is set to rise to US$7.3 billion in 2015, as population growth, higher per capita income, and life expectancy drive demand for healthcare services. The healthcare industry in Saudi Arabia is projected to remain the largest in the region, and register a CAGR of 9.2 percent from 2015 to 2020. Compound annual growth of 7 percent will see UAE join Qatar in registering the fastest growth as both countries seek to capitalise on an emerging medical tourism industry in the region. “Populations across the GCC are increasing in number, disposable income, and lifestyle and what this latest report demonstrates is that higher birth rates and life expectancies are creating demand for hospitals, health centres, and maternal, child, and elderly care services,” said Josine Heijmans, Event Director at DMG events and The Big 5. According to the report, the UAE is building more than 20 hospitals to care for the half a million medical tourists that are expected by 2020, with medical revenues to hit US$300 million by 2016. At the same time, the report states that Bahrain,

Oman, and Kuwait are also expected to register a significant rise in project completions in 2015. “Close to 70 mega-hospital projects are under construction, each of which are valued at over US$100 million, and there are a further 280 smaller hospital projects mentioned in the report as being under construction,” said Heijmans. The report comes ahead of the Middle East region’s biggest construction event, The Big 5, which will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre on 23-26 November. Some 85,000 participants are expected to attend the event, which will feature 30 live demonstrations and 75 free CPD-certified seminars led by experts from across the industry. The headline event will welcome more than 3,000 exhibitors who will showcase some of the most innovative technologies from around the world, and their applicability in GCC markets. The Big 5 International Building & Con-

struction Show is the biggest and most respected construction exhibition in the Middle East. For 35 years it has welcomed the world’s top industry professionals from across the industry and has built up an unrivalled portfolio of product categories that extends from architecture, to interior design, building materials and equipment, green and smart city technologies, facilities management, and software infrastructure. In addition to exhibitor products, The Big 5 has become synonymous with being at the forefront of the industry, providing industry insights from influential business leaders and offering more free educational content on-site than any other event in the Middle East and Asia. In 2014, more than 55 CPD accredited workshops, a conference, and 30 live demonstrations were made available to 2,800 exhibitors from 61 countries and 80,000 visitors from 147 countries at the event at World Trade Centre in Dubai.

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Wacker Neuson Reichertshofen

Bound to Progress Ciprian Rotaru Much of Wacker Neuson's construction equipment comes from Reichertshofen (Upper Bavaria, Pfaffenhofen District) and, with some of these products, Wacker Neuson is the international market leader. The location belongs to the international Wacker Neuson Group.

The Reichertshofen location has existed for more than 50 years. The plant was opened in 1964 to meet the steadily increasing demand for innovative, high quality construction equipment. Equipment for concrete compaction such as internal and external vibrators and frequency converters, battery-powered rammers and reversible vibratory plates for soil compaction, demolition breakers, floor and gasoline cut-off saws and two-cycle engines and spare parts are manufactured for professional end users on the 102,000 square meter company premises — a total of 200,000 products per year. The greatest care is taken here in developing each piece of construction equipment. "All our products meet the highest quality standards. Quality

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assurance is a priority for Wacker Neuson. Because what we want is to exceed our customers' expectations," explains Helmut Bauer, managing director of technology for Wacker Neuson in Reichertshofen. Since the beginning of 2015, energy and environmental management systems are being introduced. Until the end of the year, an external certification is planned (ISO 50001 und ISO 14001). The innovative construction equipment manufactured in Reichertshofen is trendsetting. Recent examples include the AS30e and AS50e battery-powered rammers, which work completely emissionfree and are thus suitable for all applications, especially in confined spaces or in trench applications. The WM80 engine,

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with which the low-emission two-cycle rammer and gasoline demolition breakers from Wacker Neuson are equipped, is also environment-friendly and produces emissions well below the prescribed exhaust gas thresholds. Both the WM80 engines and the battery-powered rammer carry the Wacker Neuson ECO seal, which identifies ecological and economical products. The AS50e battery-powered rammer impressed the jury at the bi GaLaBau Awards so that it was awarded a gold medal. At the European Rental Award 2015, the battery-powered rammers particularly convinced the specialist jury with its sustainable operation, which is why they were selected as winners in the category "Sustainable Rental Product of the Year".


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Makita NEW BRUSHLESS IMPACT DRIVER

OFFERS MORE FEATURES

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Makita has released the new 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion Brushless Quick-Shift Mode™ 3-Speed Impact Driver, model XDT09M. It is the most powerful and most compact impact driver ever made by Makita. It’s part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger. "Makita has a legacy of innovation in cordless impact drivers, and the XDT09M sets new standards," said Adam Livingston, Makita Product Manager, Cordless Tools. "The XDT09M has more torque and more speed than previous models, yet it has more features and the most compact size in the 18 volt category. For contractors, the XDT09M is a total fastening solution.". The XDT09M weighs only 3.3 lbs. with the 4.0Ah battery. With a length of only 4-3/4", it is 3/8" more compact than the Makita XDT06 and the most compact in its category. Other features include a 3-stage battery power indicator and Makita’s Extreme Protection Technology (XPT), an interior seal inside the tool engineered for improved water and dust resistance for use in harsh jobsite conditions. Similar to all Makita impact drivers, the anvil impact mechanism in the XDT09M is engineered using the best raw materials with the highest quality steel and unique heat hardening process for maximum fastening and driving power.

METALWORKERS GET ANOTHER CORDLESS SOLUTION Makita has released another cordless metalworking solution with the new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 4-1/2” Paddle Switch Cut-Off/Angle Grinder, model XAG06M. The efficient brushless motor and the exclusive Automatic Speed Change Technology delivers corded grinding performance, allowing contractors to unplug the cord. It’s powered by the efficient 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah battery for longer run time and the industry’s fastest charge time. The new XAG06M is part of Makita’s expanding 18V Lithium-Ion series, which offers 100+ tools and is the world’s largest cordless tool line-up powered by an 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style battery. Makita 18V Lithium-Ion batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger. "Makita is a pioneer in brushless motor technology in cordless tools and the leader in the category," said Adam Livingston, Makita USA Senior Product Manager, Cordless Products. "The XAG06M is engineered to deliver the power and performance of a corded grinder, without the hassles of a cord. With the recently-released XAG03M with slide-switch, Makita now offers contractors two best-in-class cordless solutions in brushless grinders." The new XAG06M features Automatic Speed Change Technology, which is engineered to adjust speed and torque during grinding or cutting applications for optimum performance, even under heavy load.

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