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New Mobile Recycling Equipment

Published 19/4 at 10:07

Manufacturers such as Cams, Lindner and Kleemann are all offering new products to aid recycling on construction sites across the globe. Here’s the latest in mobile shredding, crushing and screening units for concrete, asphalt, building material and more.

New powerful handheld machines and tools from our manufacturers

New powerful handheld machines and tools from our manufacturers

Published 11/3 at 09:40

New handheld equipment for concrete cutting and demolition include a new line of high frequency electric concrete saws from AGP, as well as new angle grinders and a dry cutting tool range from Tyrolit.

A re-tipping point

A re-tipping point

Published 11/3 at 09:30

As measures against spreading the coronavirus are reduced or removed, there is a hope that a tipping point is on the horizon and the two year Covid-19 nightmare will soon be over. Once this becomes a reality, players in the concrete sawing and drilling industry will have to ‘re-tip’ their operations and get themselves back on track. In anticipation of that moment, some have started to do just that. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin looks at the latest innovations in core drilling.

A bucketload of Value

A bucketload of Value

Published 11/3 at 09:22

Crusher and screening buckets are the kind of tools that quite literally turn waste into profit. Powerful and versatile attachments, they can be fitted on a carrier of any kind - excavator, loader or even telehandler - to process a wide variety of materials from construction and demolition waste to topsoil, turf, roots and compost. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin presents the latest news from this fast developing sector.

Volvo prototype LX03: the intelligent future of construction

Volvo prototype LX03: the intelligent future of construction

Published 11/3 at 09:15

This fully autonomous, battery electric prototype by Volvo Construction Equipment is the first real world example of a self-learning concept wheel loader with the brains to make decisions, perform tasks and interact with humans.

LOAD STARS

LOAD STARS

Published 11/3 at 09:14

It is one thing to muddle through the day to day challenges of a pandemic, but muddling through job after job using less than the best equipment won’t earn a contractor much profit, or future job opportunities.

Latest news from the fully automatic quick coupling sector

Latest news from the fully automatic quick coupling sector

Published 11/3 at 09:11

Fully automatic quick couplers are today a must in the global demolition and recycling industries. Here are the latest developments.

Latest updates on dust extraction equipment

Latest updates on dust extraction equipment

Published 27/12, 2021 at 12:15

The harm caused by dust is now well established with equipment to combat it having been specially developed. In this special feature, we take a closer look at Superabrasive’s and Scanmaskin’s vacuum cleaners, plus a dust suppression system from Dynaset.

Scrap shears: another kind of heavy metal

Scrap shears: another kind of heavy metal

Published 27/12, 2021 at 12:08

By inventing mobile the scrap shear in the late 1970s, Roy Labounty transformed the metal and concrete processing industry. Now, forty years on, any attachment manufacturer worth its salt considers its scrap shear to be a staple item of its product portfolio. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin presents the latest releases from scrap shear suppliers.

Robot news!

Robot news!

Published 27/12, 2021 at 12:01

Husqvarna is launching four new demolition robots whilst Brokk is introducing a new online platform for connected robots, ‘Brokk Connect’. PDi’s Michael Karlsson reports.

Diamond tools are a concrete cutter’s best friend

Diamond tools are a concrete cutter’s best friend

Published 27/12, 2021 at 11:57

Although eventually expendable, diamond tipped consumables are indeed an indispensable tool for concrete cutters and drillers. Every so often it is a high performing and reliable diamond blade that makes all the difference on a job site. The combination of fast cutting or drilling speed and longevity are what diamond tool manufacturers aim for when they set about developing a new product. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin sums up the latest innovations in the industry of diamond consumables.

BHS-Sonthofen introduces new, universal pre-shredder

BHS-Sonthofen introduces new, universal pre-shredder

Published 30/11, 2021 at 09:53

Intelligent pre-shredding with the RAPAX Sonthofen, Germany, 20 July 2021. BHS-Sonthofen’s new RAPAX combines design and functionality in one powerful pre-shredder. Versatile, sturdy and easy to maintain, this machine is perfectly suited for processing various metal fractions, commercial waste, industrial waste and construction waste. The flexible, smart control system also ensures efficient pre-shredding in every running direction.

The latest in waste handling equipment

The latest in waste handling equipment

Published 23/11, 2021 at 15:48

Striving for a circular economy has become increasingly important with one essential ingredient being improved equipment for the handling of waste material. Here are the latest newcomers.

Everybody on the floor! The sawing team is working

Everybody on the floor! The sawing team is working

Published 23/11, 2021 at 15:42

To a concrete cutter, a floor saw is the same as a ‘piece’ to an army officer. Just like a trained military man who can disassemble and reassemble his gun with his eyes shut, a professional concrete cutter knows by heart all the ins and outs of a floor sawing job. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin presents the latest innovations in the floor cutting industry.

Hydrodemolition: special feature

Hydrodemolition: special feature

Published 23/11, 2021 at 15:29

There’s been a lot happening in the world of hydrodemolition, with what was once considered to be a revolutionary demolition technique, now being commonplace throughout the world. Its benefits are being utilised by contractors and companies in a variety of fields including construction, civil engineering, tunnelling, and of course, demolition. Here we take a look at some of the most recent developments and how they are benefitting the demolition industry.

A batch of new machines and tools for concrete floor prep, grinding and polishing

A batch of new machines and tools for concrete floor prep, grinding and polishing

Published 23/11, 2021 at 15:09

Every year since 2000, PDi Magazine has published a special feature on floor prep, concrete floor grinding and polishing. And it is no different this year!

Russian demolition forum becomes a must visit event

Russian demolition forum becomes a must visit event

Published 28/9, 2021 at 10:35

On 7 September 2021, the second edition of the Russian Demolition Forum (RDF) took place at Holiday Inn Moscow-Sokolniki. With some 160 delegates in attendance, the conference/exhibition was a big step up both in terms of turnout and organisation. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports from Moscow.

Back in Sweden after 36 years as a demolition contractor in New York

Back in Sweden after 36 years as a demolition contractor in New York

Published 28/9, 2021 at 10:32

Roy Johansson was one of the first pioneers in robotic demolition to help teach American contractors the benefits of the technology. After 36 years working for Brokk demolition in New York, he has returned home to the old country of Sweden.

Mini dumpers contractors’ little helpers

Published 28/9, 2021 at 10:30

A mini dumper is a nimble, versatile machine with a range of applications that includes, but is not limited to, construction, earth moving, agriculture and landscaping. For demolition contractors, mini dumpers are useful auxiliary equipment. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin presents the latest innovations from the mini dumper industry.

The excavator attachment market is ‘bang-booming’

Published 28/9, 2021 at 10:28

In order to describe the current situation on the excavator attachment market, one has to coin a new term because the word ‘boom’ fails to relay the full extent of a change in suppliers’ collective fortune. Last time they had it that good was in 2007. So many orders came flooding in this year that companies’ production capacities are stretched to the limit and beyond. Surprisingly, amidst all this bliss, manufacturers still manage to find time for product development. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports the latest news from the excavator attachment industry.

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