Open-S has been developed to be a standard for fully automatic quick couplers for excavators, being launched on 1 October 2020. Machine operators can combine machine couplers, tiltrotators and tools from different manufacturers that are in compliance with the standard and be confident that they will be compatible with each other. Products that comply with the standard are marked ‘Open-S’.
Experts from Fischer Weilheim GmbH developed a new, economical method for the removal of thick concrete tunnel lining in a tram tunnel in Stuttgart, Germany. To begin with, 1.6m deep concrete walls were reduced by cutting strips using a Kemroc rotary drum cutter. A Kemroc cutter wheel was then used to cut the wall into sections, and, finally, the sections were removed, broken down and processed.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has signed an agreement to acquire Allied Construction Products LLC (Allied), a US distributor of hydraulic hammers to the construction and mining industries and manufacturer of compactor plates and mounting brackets.
ALLU Group Inc. is pleased to announce ECA Canada Company, based in Toronto, as its new dealer for the full line of Allu Transformer material processing attachments. ECA Canada Company will not only provide sales and rental of Allu’s unique screener-crusher buckets and soil stabilising equipment, but will also provide complete aftermarket care and spare parts.
B2W Software is a provider of ‘heavy construction’ management software, recently announcing the enhancement of change order management capabilities within its ‘B2W Estimate’ application. New functionality now makes it easier and faster for estimators to add, modify and track change orders directly within an original estimate.
Goudsmit Magnetics from Waalre has recently upgraded its ‘Eddy Current Non-Ferrous Separator’ (which will be shown at Recycling in Gorinchem, stand E117). The upgrade means that the control unit can optionally be expanded with an IOT (Internet of Things) module; this makes the machine suitable for almost any product flow.
In the UK, fly tipping is an increasing problem. Government reports show that in England alone, local authorities dealt with over 1M fly tipping incidents from 2018 to 2019, an increase of 8% over the same period in 2017/2018 and the highest in a decade.