In the US the manufacturer of ground penetrating radar GSSI has launched the StructureScan Mini XT concrete inspection GPR system. StructureScan Mini XT is ideal for locating rebar, conduits, post-tension cables, and voids. The Mini XT can help identify structural elements, and provide real time determination of concrete slab thickness.
CASE Construction Equipment has added five new models to its D Series of crawler excavators. Varying in operating weight from 14 to 18.5t, the new CX130D, CX160D and CX180D are mid-sized models, while the 48.3t CX490D and 51t CX500D ME belong in the larger side of the range.
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV will debut its ZX490LCH-6 large excavator in Munich. Designed for large-scale construction and mining projects, the 50t machine comes equipped with the reinforced boom and undercarriage.
Dem-Master, a Scotland-based demolition contractor, has recently added two 43t Hyundai R430LC-9A excavators to its machinery fleet. Powered by a 9l Cummins engine, the excavators come complete with full Jayrox demolition cage for the cab, additional side walkways/protection strips and auxiliary pipework for attachments.
Caterpillar will use Bauma to introduce a new model for ultra-high demolition applications. Weighing in at 45t, the Cat 340 F UHD excavator has a vertical reach of 22m and horizontal reach of 15m at a load-carrying capacity of 3.6t.
The new Hilti Profis detection software brings two software solutions into one package. Hilti unites scan analysis for Hilti detection systems PS 200/250 Ferroscan and the GPR unit PS 1000 X/Scan in one program. Engineers have multiple measurements from non-destructive structural analysis and coverage data available in one software program.
Atlas Copco’s new RTEX hand held pneumatic breaker is based on a new operating principle of constant pressure control, improved energy transfer within the breaker and the new RHEX power chisel to achieve exceptionally high breaking efficiency.
DEME Environmental Contractors has purchased a fleet of Hitachi hybrid excavators for its soil and sediment recycling centres in Belgium. Two of the ZH210LC-5s are based on the banks of the River Scheldt at Zwijndrecht, near Antwerp, with a third machine drafted in when demand is high. The Hitachi hybrid excavators are used in the recycling process at the site, which recycles 80,000t/y of sludge.
The Finnish loader and attachments manufacturer Avant Tecno has purchased the former industrial premises of Pilkington NSG, a 44,000m2 property on a neighbouring plot. The acquisition will more than double the company’s production space.
Blastrac is offering an optional accessory kit CP-10676 for dust collector models BDC-1112EU and BDC-1216. The kit includes a 4m hose, adapter hose cuffs that fit models BDC-1112EU, BDC-1216 and BDC-1114-PKG and 355mm bare floor brush with 1.37m wand.
In the US General Equipment Company has added the MDF series of long reach air tools for a wide variety of removal and surface preparation applications. They feature ergonomic throttle valves and protective enclosures to maximize operator comfort and reduce the risk of equipment damage.