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Avant Tecno gets ready for bauma

Avant Tecno gets ready for bauma

Published 25/3 at 14:39

In January, Avant Tecno exhibited at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, USA.

Excavator mounted cutter makes pile cutting safe and efficient

Excavator mounted cutter makes pile cutting safe and efficient

Published 25/3 at 13:57

Construction contractor Niskasen Maansiirto Ltd. specialises in water supply, pile driving, sheet piling and excavation support projects. MotoCut’s automatic pile cutter has made its work more efficient while improving worksite safety, with the company now able make accurate estimates of cutting schedules and save their cutter operators’ arms and necks.

European water jetting forum meets in Brussels

European water jetting forum meets in Brussels

Published 25/3 at 13:56

In February the European Water Jetting Institute (EWJI) hosted the European Water Jetting Forum 2019 in Brussels with some 20 participants from national associations, contractors and manufacturers in attendance.

German Demolition Association holds 25th conference

German Demolition Association holds 25th conference

Published 25/3 at 13:49

On 15 February, the German Demolition Association (GDA) held its 25th annual demolition conference with a truly celebratory occasion. This year’s event was held at the Station-Berlin, an old former mail railway station and now an industrial monument located in the heart of the city, making it the ideal location for a demolition industry event.

10,000 Bobcat E10 mini excavators in 10 years

Published 25/3 at 12:46

The 10,000th E10 1t mini excavator rolled off the Bobcat production line in 2018 in its 10th year of production. The E10, now renamed the E10z, has proved to be ideal for a variety of applications including rental, construction, demolition, refurbishment, landscaping, trenching and drainage work.

MK Diamond: a 150 year journey and counting

MK Diamond: a 150 year journey and counting

Published 25/3 at 12:40

Diamond sawing and drilling is a relatively young industry where even established businesses can only trace their history back a hundred years or so at best. Unlike most everybody else, California based MK Diamond began its journey over 150 years ago. Founded in San Francisco in 1868 by Joseph Musto, a professional stonecutter of Italian origin, the company pledged an unwavering commitment to quality from day one. Today, a century and a half on, the US manufacturer continues to stand by that pledge. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

AGP: a power that comes from the East

AGP: a power that comes from the East

Published 25/3 at 12:38

The concrete cutting and drilling industry’s landscape is noticeably changing. An increasing number of suppliers from oriental countries have gate crashed the European party, successfully competing not only on price, but also on quality. Lee Yeong Industrial Co. - a Taiwan based manufacturer of sawing, drilling and grinding machinery, trading under the brand name AGP - is an up and coming player with the potential to make some serious waves in the industry. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Leili Tools Co: a ‘force of thunder’ in diamond wires

Published 7/3 at 17:22

According to recent surveys, China invests more in new technologies than any other country in the world. Having been a global manufacturing hub for decades now, there is virtually nothing that the Celestial Empire cannot produce. Based in the province of Heibei in Northern China, Leili Tools Co is a diamond wire specialist that promises to become a major international player in the concrete sawing industry. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Efficient demolition by Rockwheel

Efficient demolition by Rockwheel

Published 7/3 at 17:03

The cesspit in Nesselbach is no longer needed, and displaying high levels of power and speed, the Rockwheel D15 has ground through its 200m concrete walls. Only the untouched back wall and the ground material the size of pebbles was left, with the latter material being then used on site to form the foundations of a new development.

Xcentric from the Basque country

Published 7/3 at 17:02

‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ they say, and often they are right. This age old adage is a perfect illustration of the story of Spanish based Xcentric Ripper, whose eponymous flagship product was indeed born out of dire necessity. When the 2008 banking meltdown paralysed the global construction industry, the Spanish market (by that time already in recession) just spiralled downwards. But thanks to the resourcefulness and resilience of Xcentric Ripper’s indomitable founder Javier Aracama, the company eventually managed to turn adversity into a triumph. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Kemroc chain cutter at work in Austria laying water pipes in the high Alps

Kemroc chain cutter at work in Austria laying water pipes in the high Alps

Published 7/3 at 16:47

A Kemroc EK 150_800 chain cutter mounted on a 50t excavator was used to renovate and extend a ski area in Styria, Austria. The work required a 700m trench to be excavated in hard limestone at an altitude of 1,700m to supply water to new snow cannons. Thanks to the productivity and low transport costs for excavated and fill material resulting from the use of a grinding attachment, the contracting company, Karl Pitzer GmbH, succeeded in completing this ambitious project in time and within budget.

New all-terrain Doosan excavator active in Germany

New all-terrain Doosan excavator active in Germany

Published 7/3 at 16:45

A new 22t Doosan DX225LC-5 crawler excavator has been converted into an ‘all-terrain’ machine for contracts being carried out in the Wadden Sea, by German company, Sven Jacobs Tief-Garten-und Landschaftsbau. The conversion of the excavator, supplied by local Doosan dealer, Atlas Hamburg GmbH, was completed by Olko-Maschinentechnik GmbH from Olfen (NRW).

Surface preparation for new builds

Surface preparation for new builds

Published 7/3 at 16:42

According to the magazine New Homes Review, 40% of new build homes in the UK are not completed by the agreed deadline. While some delays may be unavoidable, contractors can work together to stick more closely to deadlines.

100% Volvo Demolition

100% Volvo Demolition

Published 27/12, 2018 at 10:48

Volvo Construction Equipment has during the last four years made a radical change to the offering from its demolition machinery segment. It began in 2014 when its E-series high reach excavator models were launched beginning with the EC380EHR and EC480EHR. Now this autumn the manufacturer has launched its latest flagship development, the multi-purpose EC750E HR demolition excavator. Jan Hermansson reports.

Wreckers Dismantling close off 2018 with a bang in South Africa

Wreckers Dismantling close off 2018 with a bang in South Africa

Published 27/12, 2018 at 10:33

Despite depressed business conditions in the South African demolition industry, local company Wreckers Dismantling has successfully ended the year with two challenging explosive demolitions in difficult locations.

Successful underwater decommissioning with 1Diamond and Tyrolit

Successful underwater decommissioning with 1Diamond and Tyrolit

Published 27/12, 2018 at 10:04

As part of an offshore decommissioning project for Fieldwood Energy, one of the largest producers of oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico, a stub had to be removed within a short time frame in the last quarter of 2018.

Soil cement foundation procedure developed jointly by Kemroc and Schönberger Bau

Soil cement foundation procedure developed jointly by Kemroc and Schönberger Bau

Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:57

Based on Kemroc trenching technology, the innovative Schökem procedure for the construction of soil cement foundations has been jointly developed by Kemroc and Schönberger Bau.

Euro Implementos heats up competition in demolition robots

Euro Implementos heats up competition in demolition robots

Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:53

The robotic demolition market is, for the want of a better word, a tightknit one. Once dominated by Brokk which pioneered the technology, today it is seeing the rise of more and more new players. Following in the footsteps of Husqvarna, Toptec and Avant Tecno, a new wave of manufacturers is joining Brokk’s competition. Among these is Catalonia based Euro Implementos, which may be considered challenger ‘numero uno’. Andrei Bushmarin reports on his visit to the Spanish manufacturer.

Findeis GmbH receives first drill motor and drill bit set with new tool free system

Findeis GmbH receives first drill motor and drill bit set with new tool free system

Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:49

Michael Findeis, chief executive of Betonbohrservice Findeis GmbH, is now the proud owner of the world’s first drill motor with the innovative tool free PQ6 drill bit connection.

Delete pulls a nifty inner city job

Delete pulls a nifty inner city job

Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:40

Finland based Delete is one of Europe’s brightest demolition stars. A young company by the industry’s standards (Delete was established in 2010), it has been developing by leaps and bounds during the current decade. Now the Delete Group incorporates 40+ companies focusing on demolition, recycling and industrial cleaning. The contractor, which operates throughout Scandinavia, invited PDi to one of its ongoing projects in Finland. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

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