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A drum roll for drum cutters!

A drum roll for drum cutters!

Published 21/4 at 14:52

A relative newcomer on the demolition scene, rotary drum cutter is probably the most versatile excavator attachment there is. Demolition, quarrying, tunnelling, landscaping, underwater cutting, and pipeline construction – that’s an incomplete list of tasks that rotary drum cutters are capable of handling. Embracing this trend, many attachment suppliers have enhanced their arsenals with this spiky multitasker. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

A battlefield report on heavy hitters

A battlefield report on heavy hitters

Published 21/4 at 14:42

With the Covid-19 pandemic rewriting the rules of everyday life almost on a daily basis, news gets old very quickly. The world as we knew it seems to have ended, and we all have to deal with a new reality now. Demolition projects get suspended while construction equipment manufacturers convert their production lines to make ventilators for hospitals. That’s a global war all over again, although this time every nation is fighting a common invisible enemy. Fortunately, even a war cannot stop human progress. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports on the latest developments in the excavator industry.

BREAKING GOOD

BREAKING GOOD

Published 21/4 at 14:40

Whether there is a need break up some concrete or reduce some boulders, there’s a hydraulic hammer attachment to fit every carrier and budget.

German premiere of the PC4504CE ‘bump grinder’ exceeds all expectations

German premiere of the PC4504CE ‘bump grinder’ exceeds all expectations

Published 21/4 at 14:26

In autumn 2019, a total of 52,000 m2 of concrete pavement was ground off the A8 motorway between the Dasing and Dachau/Fürstenfeldbruck junctions in order to improve the grip of the surface. The work was carried out by Silco Tec Umweltschutzsysteme GmbH, which was able to complete the entire grinding work within the specified construction time of just six weeks.

Demolishing foundations with a Kemroc cutter wheel

Demolishing foundations with a Kemroc cutter wheel

Published 21/4 at 14:24

Demolition experts from CK Abbruch & Erdbau were confronted with an unusual task at a job site in Konstanz, on the shores of Lake Constance. To demolish an old hospital, they had to remove a 1,100mm thick concrete foundation. After weighing up all options and calculating expected costs, the team chose to use a Kemroc cutter wheel mounted on a 40t excavator. This proved to be the most economical and the most environmentally friendly solution.

Tyrolit segments impress in Russia

Tyrolit segments impress in Russia

Published 21/4 at 14:22

In a brick factory in the region of Tula, Russia, the steel shaft of a clay mixer was broken. It was quickly determined that the stuck shaft had to be removed in order to continue with the production of the bricks.

Builder finds robotic solution for historic demolition project

Builder finds robotic solution for historic demolition project

Published 21/4 at 14:20

Located near San Francisco Bay and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Belvedere’s Lava House has proved iconic, but deterioration of the concrete and lava structures have led to increased concerns for public safety in recent years. This led in 2018 to the property’s trustees deciding to work with Belvedere officials to remove the crumbling construction.

‘Winds of change’ blow through the Russian demolition industry

‘Winds of change’ blow through the Russian demolition industry

Published 21/4 at 14:11

Otto von Bismarck, the first chancellor of a united Germany and an eloquent speaker famous for his witty laconic remarks, once said of the Russian cavalry, “they saddle up slow, but ride fast”.

Hydraram’s HDS-718 in action in Russia

Hydraram’s HDS-718 in action in Russia

Published 25/2 at 11:01

The strict dust pollution requirements in the city of Adler made the demolition company Technoservice turn to Hydraram’s HDS-718, a trailer dust suppression system that can create water fog up to a distance of 80-90m.

Fast and precise concrete cutting for Sasaram's new footbridge in India

Published 24/2 at 13:35

Indian Railways commissioned the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) to lay new tracks exclusively for cargo trains on one of the most fast-paced projects in India. The overall goal of the project is to connect four regions and to reduce the transit times and the costs of transporting cargo.

Russian aluminium producer relies on mobile Sennebogen material handlers

Russian aluminium producer relies on mobile Sennebogen material handlers

Published 24/2 at 13:32

Russian aluminium manufacturer JSC Aluminium Alloys specialises in producing aluminium alloys in Podolsk near Moscow. Now three Sennebogen D-series machines support all transport and logistics processes there, specially built for the Russian market and its heavy requirements.

New factory has Rockster impactor already in action

New factory has Rockster impactor already in action

Published 24/2 at 13:31

The first Rockster impact crusher, R1000S, from its new factory in Neumarkt (Upper Austria) is already working hard in Styria. Together with a RSS410 scalping screen, the machines have proved to be an extremely efficient combination in the processing of rubble and natural stone.

After 11 years crushing with the R900, it’s time for a larger Rockster impactor.

After 11 years crushing with the R900, it’s time for a larger Rockster impactor.

Published 24/2 at 13:28

Slovenian construction company AGM Nemec has purchased its second Rockster impact crusher following 11 years using a R900 impactor with the R1100S being the ‘obvious choice’.

Kemroc cutter wheel in Bad Cannstatt Rapid helps with long term drainage solution

Kemroc cutter wheel in Bad Cannstatt Rapid helps with long term drainage solution

Published 24/2 at 13:27

During excavation of a tunnel on the regional railway line at Bad Cannstatt, Germany, a permanent drainage system had to be installed to protect ‘lenses’ of gypsum located in the clay from the possible ingress of groundwater. For this purpose, seven dam rings were installed as groundwater barriers, with control drainage channels at either side of them. The slots that were required were cut into the injected shotcrete using a Kemroc DMW 130 cutter wheel.

Zaxis-6 mini excavator proves powerful and fuel efficient

Published 24/2 at 13:22

One of the first Stage V compliant Zaxis-6 mini excavators to be delivered in the UK is being utilised on a groundworks projects by a West Midlands based contractor. JLG Groundworks invested in the ZX55U-6 following positive experiences with its Hitachi medium excavators and on the recommendation of authorised dealer, Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK).

Epiroc HB 4100 hydraulic breakers used on Gran Canaria infrastructure project

Epiroc HB 4100 hydraulic breakers used on Gran Canaria infrastructure project

Published 24/2 at 13:20

On the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, work is being carried out on a new section of the GC-2 motorway in the northwest of the island. The new section, from El Risco to Agaete, requires the construction of 8km of safe fast road on complicated terrain. For the difficult excavation work required, the subcontractor, Perforaciones Trujillo, is using Epiroc HB 4100 hydraulic hammers mounted on crawler excavators.

FW Bau Demolition ahead of time with Doosan Excavators

FW Bau Demolition ahead of time with Doosan Excavators

Published 24/2 at 13:17

FW Bau is a construction company based in Salzhemmendorf in Germany and has used a Doosan DX255LC excavator to dismantle a concrete tank at a sewage treatment plant at Malente in Schleswig-Holstein.

€275 M Lahti ring road landscape transformed with help from Allu

€275 M Lahti ring road landscape transformed with help from Allu

Published 24/2 at 13:15

A series of 167 improvements are currently underway around the southern ring road of the Finnish city of Lahti. One of the main contractors for the project, Skanska, has added a new tool to its armoury in making the work as efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly as possible. Allu DN Series Transformers have been successfully put to work screening excavated materials for reuse thereby boosting the environmental credentials and efficiency of the project.

Demolition in the outer archipelago of Norway

Demolition in the outer archipelago of Norway

Published 24/2 at 12:48

In Ålesund in Norway, a 24m tall office building was demolished to give space to Pir: Ålesund’s first co-working space. The contractor, Idungården AS, assigned AF Decom with the task of demolishing the building which also quartered stores on its bottom floor. Idungården is also the developer of the new Pir project which will involve the creation of a new innovation centre, creative meeting point as well as being Ålesund’s first co-working space.

Demolition work at the Mumbai Metro

Published 24/2 at 12:46

The extension of the Mumbai metro system is one of India’s large infrastructural projects that have gone one for many years. PDi has had the opportunity to visit twice, with the latest visit being in November last year together with Swedish and Indian representatives from Brokk.

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