Published 23/9 at 12:08
Unlike the ‘golden age’ of the 1980s and 90s when diamond tools practically sold themselves, today running a consumables business is an uphill job. Competition is going up all the time while margins are going down. In order to survive and prosper in a cutthroat environment like this, a supplier has to excel at what it does, which is exactly what Heger has been managing to do for over a century now. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 23/9 at 11:53
Designing and manufacturing excavator attachments is a complex engineering task fraught with technological challenges. Excavator operators like their work tools to be robust, high performing, low maintenance and durable. These qualities take on even greater importance in such harsh environs as demolition sites and recycling yards, which leaves suppliers little room for mistakes. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin presents the latest news from the attachment industry.
Published 16/9 at 15:01
Superabrasive’s line of Lavina floor grinding and polishing machinery and diamond tools has grown to be one of the biggest on the US market, with its main production sites located in Krun, Bulgaria and in Hoschton, USA. Now the company aims to grow more aggressively in Europe. PDi Magazine’s Jan Hermansson met recently with the company’s founder and CEO George Popov and European sales director Svetlana Peneva.
Published 16/9 at 14:52
Back in Sydney 20 years ago, he was known as the ‘Road Runner’, the industry’s best wall chasing contractor which saw him run one of the biggest concrete cutting firms in Australia. Today his target is the Middle East and Europe. Meet Youssef Hallak from LT Diamond Drilling.
Published 28/6 at 13:22
As the most technology intensive kind of concrete cutting machinery, wall and wire sawing systems set out the path for the entire industry to follow. This year bauma, the world’s biggest construction show, provided a perfect showcase for new solutions in the concrete sawing sector. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 28/6 at 12:36
Electric powered equipment was the talk of bauma, at least in the realm of smaller machines. Though diesel isn’t dead yet, manufacturers are gearing up for a world where fossil fuels need not be the usual option.
Published 25/3 at 12:36
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Published 25/3 at 12:24
For everything, there is a season; a time to build, and a time to tear down. If you’re dealing with concrete, you want the toughest, most powerful breaker available to make quick work of the old material, and get a head start on that building process. Whether you’re attending bauma 2019, or just following the action from your home and office, there are plenty of new and upgraded breakers and related products with features designed to maximise efficiency and value. They’ll help you make ‘break time’ the most productive time of all. Jim Parsons reports.
Published 25/3 at 11:38
There are quite a number of new machinery developments for mobile crushing or screening of demolition debris being released this spring. All of these will be exhibited at bauma in Munich. Vito Hermansson reports on some of the latest developments.
Published 25/3 at 11:33
The rapidly changing global economic situation has strengthened the position of construction equipment manufacturers with European based production facilities, and improved their competitivety against Asian producers. Optimistically looking to the future, Dr. Schulze in 2015 opened a new factory for the main production of its light construction equipment.
Published 7/3 at 16:58
Tool changes in seconds, less machines on the worksite, higher production rates, more profit, and the right tool for the job, lower transport costs, no oil spill, improved safety with no people around the excavator when changing tools and no protected hose run. These are the major advantages when using a proper, fully hydraulic, automatic quick coupling system. Here we outline the latest developments from suppliers in this year’s PDi feature on quick coupling systems for demolition excavators. Jan Hermansson reports.
Published 7/3 at 16:48
Demolition job sites are often bound by strict budgets, time schedules and regulation enforcement. However, ground penetrating radar (GPR) scanning can be a very important preparation and control measure to avoid unexpected damage and delays. PDi takes a look at a new and exciting development from Japan.
Published 7/3 at 16:41
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Published 27/12, 2018 at 10:50
Surface preparation techniques are getting increasingly popular all over the world. Responding to the trend, suppliers of diamond consumables are busy beefing up their catalogues with new grinding discs and polishing pads. However, the recent tendencies notwithstanding, there are still some novelties in the more established sectors including diamond blades and core bits. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 27/12, 2018 at 10:41
Bruce Bacon, the founder and managing director of US based attachment specialist ShearCore, is a demolition industry icon. Having started his career back in the early 80s, he not only witnessed the evolution of attachment manufacturing techniques but helped shape them. According to him, that was exactly what has happened- an evolution. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin recorded Bruce’s version of how mobile shears were invented and put in demolition and recycling practice which is featured along with a look at some of the latest developments in mobile shears.
Published 27/12, 2018 at 10:02
Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:47
Here PDi takes a look at some the latest developments in remote controlled demolition robots which have been launched during 2018, as well as reporting on the expected growth of the construction robot market worldwide until 2025. PDi's Mikael Karlsson reports.