Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ticker Tape : Equipment

PUTZMEISTER IN RECORD POUR

 

Putzmeister has earned a place in the Guinness books of Records for the largest continuous concrete pour. The massive pour took place with Los Angeles with 12 Putzmeister truck-mounted concrete boom pumps ranging from 32 to 47 Meters, two Putzmeister placing boom towers, and two Putzmeister trailer-mounted pumps. A total of 19 pumps were utilised for this enormous 16,200 cubic meter concrete pouring. It took 18.5 hours to complete the pour. The pour was to lay the foundation of the Wilshire Grand project, which will be the tallest structure west of the Mississippi when finished at 73 stories and 335m in height.
 

 

 

SCISSOR LIFTS FROM ALMAC ITALIA

 

Almac Italia has launched a new range of compact crawler-mounted scissor lifts.  The 1200 kg Bibi630-L which is the biggest in the access equipment manufacturer’s three-product range has a working height of 6.3 m and a basket capacity of 200 kg. It is accompanied by the 3.98 m working height Bibi410 and the 4.98 m working height Bibi510. The Bibi630-L has an undercarriage which is extendable from 85 to 115 cm and has a levelling function of up to 25 cm. It is reported all the models are diesel  driven but offer an auxiliary electric motor for indoor use and incorporate features like the Easy-Drive System (ED-S) and the Direction-Control System (DC-S). 
 

 

 

JCB TO RAISE GLOBAL CAPACITY

 

UK headquartered digger manufacturer JCB has outlined long term plans to increase capacity globally. It has a £150 million plan to expand operations at its home base in Staffordshire in the process creating an additional 2,500 jobs by 2018. While work is slated to begin later this year on a new 350,000 sq. ft. facility for JCB Cab Systems at Uttoxeter, a new factory will also be built in Cheadle, Staffordshire. Meanwhile it is also looking to raise capacities at its plant in Jaipur.

 

 

 

GATES INAUGURATES FIRST GATES SHOPPE

 

Gates India Pvt. Ltd, India’s premier brand Hose  Assemblies Company has inaugurated its first Gates Shoppe in Faridabad. The place has become a one-stop shop for customers to avail an array of services under one roof. These include purchase of world-class Gates products like hose assemblies, belt drive systems and a range of complimentary products like adaptors, clamps tube fittings, ball valves etc. The company boasts of major clients in the OEM, minerals and mining sector, construction and heavy equipment manufacturer, oil sector and steel manufacturers.

 

 

 

TATA HITACHI TO ROLLOUT 100 TONNE DUMPER

 

Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company Ltd  – a 40:60 joint venture between India's Tata Motors and Japanese Hitachi group – has plans to enter the off-the-highway vehicle segment by 2016 with its 100 ton dumper. The Rs 2300 crore Bengaluru company will also start shipping  out its newly-launched excavators and reduce the content of imported components to 35 percent in two years time from the current 45 percent. Presently the 100 ton prototype dumper is undergoing trials at a coal mine and it may take up to two years for completion of which the company wants to get into commercial production. It is reported the dumper will be rolled out of the company's Kharagpur factory where it rolls out its 35 ton dumper.
 

 

 

LIEBHERR CRANES SOAR IN AUSTRIAN PROJECT

 

Close to 40 Liebherr tower cranes have been requisitioned for a $4billion urban project in the Austrian capital Vienna. The lifting equipment used to help build the first phase of the Aspern Vienna’s Urban Lakeside construction project include EC-B and EC-H series models; flat top crane models 160 EC-B 8 Litronic, 202 EC-B 10 Litronic and 250 EC-B 12 Litronic. The development coming up on a 240 hectare site will contain housing, office space, commercial, scientific and educational areas. It is reported tower cranes will be used in the building of infrastructure including openings of subway stations. The project is expected to be completed in 2030.

 

 

 

NEW TRACTION HOIST FROM POWER CLIMBER

 

Power Climber, a subsidiary of SafeWorks has launched a new version of its PC3 traction hoist with improved design and features. The new version dubbed PC3 is reportedly safer, smarter and stronger.  It is reported the company's National Sales Director Mike Russell said  “Product is better than ever.” Electrical issues are solved in less than five minutes by simply changing the motherboard while and annual service takes less than one hour, lowering the total cost of ownership.

 

 

 

SAFI LAUNCHES TOWER CRANE HOIST

 

Italy-equipment firm Safi has launched its tower crane hoist specially designed to lift operators up to the tower crane cab. The hoist is available in two climbing speeds versions: 21m/min and 40m/min and has a maximum height of 150m. The rack and pinion hoist has been ergonomically-designed and is easy to install. The hoist has been offered in the wake of widespread demand and regulation – it offers dimensions and capacities that are well-suited to specific needs. 
 

 

 

VECV Launches Pro Series

 

VECV launched the Eicher Pro1000 and Eicher Pro 3000 series of light and medium duty trucks in Hyderabad. The Eicher Pro 1000 series has proven E-483 engine with low maintenance and best-in-class fuel efficiency. Eicher Pro 3000 Series has a 4 Cylinder 4 Valve E-494 CRS technology engine with Volvo group Engine Management system (EMS) 3.0.




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