Diamond consumables are the bread and butter of the concrete sawing and surface preparation industries. Choosing a tool that would fit a job’s specific requirements is paramount and the choice keeps growing every year. Andrei Bushmarin reviews some of the latest additions in the diamond tooling sector.
Diatop Sama, a family-owned Korean company, has been manufacturing diamond consumables for 21 years. Despite its modest size of only 22 employees, it is a strong international player selling its products to over 30 countries. Andrei Bushmarin reports on his visit to the company in Daegu.
Where are we now? Where are we heading? Where did we come from? How big is the concrete cutting industry and how much is it worth? This year’s Concrete Cutting Survey attempts to answer some of these questions. PDi editor in chief Jan Hermansson reports.
Brokk has launched three new demolition robots Brokk 110, Brokk 280 and Brokk 120 Diesel to mark its 40th anniversary this year. And Top Tec has added the new electric remotely controlled demolition robot, Top Tec 1500E. Mikael Karlsson reports.
Concrete core drilling and sawing and guitar playing do not automatically jive, but in the case of South Africa’s Borecut Concrete Core Drilling & Sawing the two are right on song. PDi’s Africa editor Kevin Mayhew reports.
We are in the middle of a year of near-constant product introductions and enhancements, with Bauma 2016 in April, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG looming on the horizon. One of the most popular categories encompasses compact loaders and skid steers. PDi editor Jim Parsons reports.
The founder and chief executive of the Chinese concrete cutting firm Beijing Fayan is aiming to form China’s first national concrete sawing and drilling association. PDi editor in chief Jan Hermansson reports on his recent visit to China’s biggest concrete cutting company.
Komatsu Europe International has added the PC210NLC-11 and PC230NHD-11 hydraulic excavators to the European market. Both machines offer up to 28% higher lifting performance and further improves on the stability and power of previous Komatsu models. Both have a net power rating of 123kW and operating weights between 22.4t and 23.52t.
The Canadian company Camso, formerly Camoplast Solideal and based in Magog, Quebec, has added two new tyres for skid steer loaders, the Camso SKS 753 for mixed and hard surfaces, and Camso SKS 532 for soft ground.
Caterpillar has upgraded its M Series 926M, 930M and 938M, and K Series 924K, 930K, 938K wheel loaders. A new secondary display module option for all models improves operator interface and navigation, and provides payload management and service options. The touchscreen display has a QWERTY keyboard. The display reduces the information input and eliminates the arrow keys required by previous versions.
Floor sawing aka flat sawing in North America is the most widespread concrete processing technique in the world. And, unlike wall and wire sawing, where the market is pretty much saturated, the floor sawing industry still has plenty of room for new entrants and innovations. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Ever since its foundation in 1989, attachment specialist Daemo has been pursuing its goal of being a role model to its fellow Korean suppliers. Korea is a relatively new entrant to the demolition attachment industry and, for a while, local brands were associated with cheapness rather than quality. Daemo has demolished the preconception by becoming a major international player with high-quality products. Andrei Bushmarin reports.