Netherlands based Rotar has opened a division in North America. Rotar North America is based in Cleveland, Ohio and offers hydraulic attachments for excavators and wheel loaders to serve American and Canadian demolition, scrap metal and recycling industries.
Since the EU Commission issued a warning about the requirements set out in European standard EN 474-1 on visibility for earth-moving machinery, which came into effect on 28 January 2015, there has been uncertainty as to when an earth-moving machine meets statutory requirements and what measures are required for safe operation in compliance with applicable regulations.
Hand and foot controls will be offered as an option on Caterpillar D series skid steer, multi terrain and compact track loaders. Single-axis joysticks provide the normal fore and after movement. The shorter joystick travel, compared to traditional hand levers, allows operators to use the armrest for increased comfort and reduced fatigue.
From autumn 2015, Komatsu Europe will make a conversion process available to support current and future demand for pre-owned EU Stage IIIB Komatsu machinery in lesser regulated countries where ultra low sulphur diesel fuel is not available.
The latest Kobelco Generation 10 excavators are now available in Europe through the company’s dealer network. The SK260LC-10/SK260NLC-10 is the next Kobelco conventional excavator to comply with Stage 4 of the exhaust emissions regulations.
Brokk, the world’s leading supplier of demolition robots, is launching a completely new product range called Brokk Ex. These explosion protected machines are designed for use in hazardous environments, such as oil and gas industries, underground industries and other environments where there is risk of explosive gas being present.
Finnish manufacturer MEP Steel has introduced a new type of breaking tool. The machine is a drop-hammer type of breaker designed for heavy-duty demolition of structures and materials but primarily for breaking concrete. The breaker separates the steel reinforcing bars and makes the pulverizing process much faster and more efficient.
The Atlas Copco LP 13-30 P gas-powered hydraulic power pack is available for use with a wide range of hydraulic tools, including breakers, chippers, core drills, post drivers, pumps, rock drills and saws.