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Big toys for lockdown boys

Big toys for lockdown boys

Published 10/5 at 14:23

In late April, an announcement came that bauma has been confirmed for October 2022. That’s probably the best piece of news the construction industry has heard since the beginning of the pandemic. As the world’s biggest trade show, bauma is widely expected to have a healing effect on international business. There is no doubt that visitors to the Messe München will be greeted with a veritable deluge of new machines and tools. And there is also little doubt that most of the demolition excavators presented in this feature will be on display in Munich. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Loads of new crushers, screeners and shredders

Loads of new crushers, screeners and shredders

Published 10/5 at 14:16

In the prolific world of mobile shredding, crushing and screening, many new machines are being rolled out to the market and being put to work in exciting projects all around the globe, from Germany and Cyprus, all the way to Burkina Faso.

A tool to drum up your business with

A tool to drum up your business with

Published 10/5 at 13:48

Compact and powerful all-rounders, rotary drum cutters keep winning the hearts and minds of demolition industry players. According to excavator attachment manufacturers, demand for drum cutters has been on the rise for the past few years, current restrictions and challenges notwithstanding. And, as will be evident from this feature, their range of applications is constantly expanding. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Mantovanibenne’s SH700R ‘Eagle II’ shear helps demolish German power plant

Published 10/5 at 13:38

Fitted to a 300t excavator, a 230t shear has been used to help demolish parts of a German power plant that had become uneconomical to operate.

Break(er) time

Break(er) time

Published 10/5 at 13:33

It’s been a tough year for everyone, particularly demolition equipment manufacturers who supply areas of the world severely hit by the coronavirus. Still, many companies have pushed forward with new and upgraded hydraulic breakers designed to help contractors continue their quest for jobsite efficiency, operational reliability and low ownership costs. Whether the job involves infrastructure, buildings, or other types of facilities, these breakers are ready to get to work.

Time to learn a new drill

Published 9/3 at 15:31

After a catastrophic 2020, the New Year brings fresh hope to the concrete sawing and drilling industry. A number of players PDi spoke to in the first weeks of 2021 reported signs of recovery, albeit weak. Sales are gradually improving, even international ones. One can’t say there is an avalanche of new products on the market but the situation is far from a drought either. Andrei Bushmarin has breaking news from the core drilling business.

Attachment manufacturers choose to kick ass, not the bucket

Attachment manufacturers choose to kick ass, not the bucket

Published 9/3 at 13:54

Despite governments’ best efforts to curb the pandemic, there are no clear signs that the current global crisis will be over any time soon. Under such unprecedented circumstances, the excavator attachment industry shows truly remarkable resilience. A number of manufacturers have reported their busiest start to a calendar year ever and there is no shortage of new products being launched onto the market. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports on the breaking news from the crusher and screening bucket sector.

Tearing Down the prison by help from Lehnhoff SQ 80 quickcoupler

Published 9/3 at 12:18

The cell doors have been wide open for a while. New “guests” will not be received here, at the former jail “The Dome” in Dutch Haarlem, until it has been transformed into the central meeting point of the new university campus.

Higher hydraulic flow and better ergonomics

Published 9/3 at 12:17

Technology development in the construction industry continues. Efficiency and ergonomics go hand in hand more and more clearly. The latest example is the new generation of fully automatic quick coupler systems that introduce new innovative benefits for machine mounts, tiltrotators and implements.

Fully automatic demolition

Fully automatic demolition

Published 9/3 at 12:15

Here are the latest updates in terms of fully automatic hydraulic quick coupler systems for the demolition and recycling industries.

Scrap shear industry readies itself for market upturn

Scrap shear industry readies itself for market upturn

Published 30/12, 2020 at 10:13

With mass Covid-19 vaccination campaigns currently underway in many countries, there is hope that the global economic situation will stabilise during the first half of 2021. In anticipation of a market upturn, manufacturers of demolition and recycling attachments keep beefing their arsenals up with new models. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports on the latest news from the scrap shear industry.

Suppression Cannons

Suppression Cannons

Published 30/12, 2020 at 09:51

This year sees many new products in the field of dust suppression, a blend of both dust cannons designed for demolition worksites, as well as innovations aimed at combatting the coronavirus.

Diamond tool suppliers weather the slump by focusing on product development

Diamond tool suppliers weather the slump by focusing on product development

Published 30/12, 2020 at 09:26

If there is one silver lining to the catastrophic 2020, it is the fact that with travelling restricted and sales activity decreased, manufacturers of construction machinery and tools have had more time on their hands to focus on product development. And that was exactly what many leading suppliers of diamond consumables chose to do this year. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Get a load(er) of these!

Get a load(er) of these!

Published 30/12, 2020 at 09:15

Having something to look forward to has long been a strategy for coping with difficult times; and after a year like 2020, we all could use something sure to bring a bit of joy in the coming months.

TopTec has the right machine for every application

Published 30/12, 2020 at 09:04

PDi Magazine recently had a chat with the founder and president of TopTec Spezialmaschinen GmbH that revealed some new features of the company’s remote controlled demolition robots.

Cutting inefficiency, not corners

Cutting inefficiency, not corners

Published 30/12, 2020 at 09:03

In this feature about remote controlled demolition robots, PDi has invited Joakim Furtenbeck, sales director, Brokk, to share his thoughts about three ways demolition robots increase efficiency in concrete cutting applications.

Cutting through the global crisis

Cutting through the global crisis

Published 2/12, 2020 at 14:50

Despite this truly horrendous year, the concrete cutting industry refuses to give up. Having proven its resilience many times over in past decades, it will undoubtedly find a way to get over this unprecedented calamity. Closed borders and disrupted supply chains notwithstanding, manufacturers of sawing and drilling equipment still manage to launch new products onto the market, albeit at a much slower pace. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin focuses on the latest innovations in the floor sawing segment.

Successful implementation of Demcon virtual road trip 2020

Successful implementation of Demcon virtual road trip 2020

Published 2/12, 2020 at 14:48

When the Demcon 2020 tradeshow was cancelled in September due to the spread of the coronavirus, the organisers of the show instead created the digital platform ‘Demcon Virtual Road Trip 2020’. During September and October, 14 suppliers were visited and the results premiered online from the end of October to mid-November. All the films are now available for viewing at www.demcon.se until September 2021.

The sound of silence - the benefits of hydrodemolition in noise restricted areas

The sound of silence - the benefits of hydrodemolition in noise restricted areas

Published 2/12, 2020 at 14:13

Sound is an important, yet an often overlooked part of our daily lives, with its negative effects on employees and the general public now becoming a growing concern in certain industries, with construction and demolition being particularly worthy of note. The excessive noise produced by erecting, remodelling or demolishing structures contributes to a number of health concerns, including stress, hearing loss, cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment.

Conjet Robot 557 removes concrete from the Alcova Dam in Wyoming, USA

Conjet Robot 557 removes concrete from the Alcova Dam in Wyoming, USA

Published 2/12, 2020 at 14:12

A Conjet robot 557 is being used to remove concrete from the spillway on the Alcova Dam in Wyoming, USA, which is owned by the Bureau of Reclamation. The job is being performed by Penn Hydro, Inc., a hydrodemolition contractor located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on behalf of the general contractor NW Construction.

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