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COVER ARTICLE
Germany: Dual-Layer Paving Is First Choice
USA: Loader Power For New Quarry As Demand Increases
Singapore: Moving A Massive TBM To Location
Australia: Just the Drill For Aircraft Parking Bays
Earthquake-resistant cranes with new ISO standard

What's New In Plant & Equipment

New Cat 323F LN Excavator

Komatsu introduces D37EX/PX-24 Dozer

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John Deere Cold Planer Attachment

ATLAS AK 66.3E Folding Crane

Cats 950L and 962L Wheel Loaders

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Komatsus largest-ever haul truck

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Worldwide Panorama

CONTENTS

France: Liebherr R 918 Crawler Excavator For Demolition Work


Hungary: Race Against Time For 2017 World Swimming Championships
Bahrain: Paving The Way For Future Habitat Development Options
Canada: Rental Firm Chooses Modulift Spreaders to Lift Kiln Sections
UK: Hewden Hits The Ground Running With Multitrack Ground-Guards
USA: No run of the mill mission near Miami
Abu Dhabi: Haulotte Exhibits at Le Louvre Museum

12 USA: Loader Power For New Quarry As Demand Increases

With a new quarry, Scott Construction can control quality and access to its chip
seal products but need to select most suitable material handling equipment.
14 Germany: Record-Breaking Faade At Elevator Test Tower
16 Germany: Dual-Layer Paving Is First Choice
19 UK: Look back at raising the Mary Rose
20 Laos: Cranes Keep Dam Project On Schedule
22 Australia: Just the Drill For Aircraft Parking Bays
23 Russia: Infrastructure project in Moscow
24 South Korea Construction Boom Demands Cranes
28 Solution To Moving A Massive TBM To Location for Singapore Tunnel Project
30 Earthquake-resistant cranes with new ISO standard

Composites & Alternative Solutions


31 Composite Single Envelope Solution Will Be UKs Greenest
32 UK Prefabricated Bridge For New Distribution Centre
33 Polycarbonate sheets protect art installation
33 New Rapid Road Repair Products
34 Watertight Case For Revamped Shopping Centre
35 Long-Lasting And Cost-Efficient Floor Sealant
36 Increasing mine safety and productivity in China

What's New In Plant & Equipment


40 New Cat 323F LN Excavator
41 Kobelco SK300LC-10 Excavator
42 ATLAS AK 66.3E Folding Crane
42 Lighter And Faster Line Of Robotic Total Stations
43 Komatsus largest-ever haul truck
44 New John Deere Hydraulic Coupler for Compact Excavators
44 Groundforce unveils SheetMaster
45 Komatsu PC7000 next-generation mining shovel
46 Komatsu introduces D37EX/PX-24 Dozer
46 John Deere Cold Planer Attachment
47 Cats More Powerful 950L and 962L Medium Wheel Loaders
48 New Cat Tilt Buckets
49 Sennebogen Crane For Well Drilling And Mobile Pipe Work
49 New CM1600 Series Flat-Top Tower Cranes From Comansa
50 Chemical Resistant Solenoid Valves
50 Enerpac SPMT600 Transporter
51 Companies Featured Directory
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EDITORIAL COMMENTS

Celebrating 6th
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In September 2010, the first issue of Contractors World


International was published. As this issue shows,
Contractors World International magazines are designed to be read on iPads, tablets and other portable
devices. Thereby setting a new standard and redefining publishing
for the digital age.
From an initial distribution of just a few thousands, today we are privileged
to have 94,481 registered readers across 182 countries.
Many in the industry still believe that nobody reads digital magazines - paper
being the preferred option. However, paper publications are not always
convenient.
Digital magazines allow readers to easily take magazines with them and they
are always available. They can enjoy video content and also use links to share
with colleagues or contact companies featured for more information.
The facts speak for themselves:
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Contractors World International Vol 7 No 5

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France

Liebherr R 918 Crawler Excavator


For Demolition Work

With a width of only 2.5 m the Liebherr R 918


crawler excavator can be moved easily from one
job-site to another without the need for special
transport, a huge advantage for a company
which works on several construction sites
simultaneously.
The crawler excavator comes from the standard model series and was configured by
Liebherr-France SAS to the customers
requirements.
The company adapted the R 918 to the
particular demolition requirements right down
to the very last detail. Liebherr was the only
manufacturer able to implement the option
to equip the excavator with a straight boom.
A height of just 1.30 m can be reached with
this solution - which is roughly half a
floor-height.

ECD (Etude Conseil Dmolition) recently invested in a


new Liebherr R 918 crawler excavator specifically for
demolition work.
The French demolition company Etude Conseil
Dmolition (ECD) works mainly in the city of Paris and
therefore needs a compact machine which is easy to
transport for demolition work on inner city construction
sites.

The Liebherr R 918 crawler excavator with an operating weight of approx. 21 tonnes is equipped with a
Liebherr diesel engine with a power rating of 95 kW /
129 HP.
It boasts a straight monoblock boom of 5.45 m and
a stick of 2.70 m, a NLC travel mechanism with track
gauge of 2000 mm, B60 chains with triple grouser track
pads of 500 mm, and a heavy 2.5 t counterweight .

Liebherr-France

Hungary

Race Against Time For 2017 World


Swimming Championships
Hungary had originally planned to host
the World Swimming Championships
in 2021, but when Guadalajara in
Mexico withdrew from being the host
to the 2017 event in March 2015,
Budapest accepted to take on the
challenge.
With just two years instead of four
to achieve the construction of the
spectacular 54 m high Dagly Aquatics
Complex, Budapest-based rental company Gepber recommended the use
of ten Genie articulating and telescopic aerial work platforms, including two Genie SX-180 super booms
and five Genie ZX-135/70 units,
which proved instrumental in performing a series of high precision
tasks.

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Designed by 27-year old Hungarian architect Ferenc
Hetsch and situated on the banks of the River Danube,
the spectacular six-storey complex is to serve as the 17th
World Swimming Championships primary venue.
Covering an area of 25,000 m and offering a capacity
of 5,000 seats that can be expanded to 18,000, the facility consists of a 10-lane, 50 m competition pool, an
8-lane warm-up pool, two leisure pools, a top floor
restaurant and other press, VIP and leisure facilities.
Crowned by a retractable roof, the building also relies
on state-of-the-art technology to harness energy from
ground heat, wastewater and peoples footsteps captured by ingenious walkways surrounding the
building.
As soon as the main structure of the complex had
been erected, Gepber provided a battalion of five articulating Genie ZX-135/70 booms and five telescopic
booms including a Genie S-125 HD, two Genie S-85 units
and two Genie SX-180 booms to help install an

impressive network of electric cables throughout the


complex.
They were also operated to assist in lifting, placing
and welding the components of the roof and the intricate
weave of decorative panels covering the constructions
outer walls. The job was scheduled to take four months.
While the articulating Genie ZX-135 units worked on
the lower levels of the building up to 43.15 m, the two
Genie SX-180 booms were dedicated to the highest elements of the structure, and notably to the welding of
the steel components of the retractable roof up to a
height of 54 m.
Offering an impressive maximum up-reach of 56.85
m, a maximum outreach of 24.4 m and equipped as
standard with a 7.5 kW on-board generator, an AC power-to-platform and a welder-ready package,

Genie

Gepber Rental

Paving The Way For Future Habitat Development


Options In Bahrain
The ByrneLooby office in Bahrain is undergoing a pilot study to relocate seagrass in
order to enhance existing habitats with the
overall aim of increasing marine life within
an area of reclamation.
If successful, the project could be the
start of much larger scaled operations providing many developers across the Kingdom
of Bahrain, with a tangible option for environmental compensatory measures. While
the replantation of seagrass has been attempted elsewhere in the Middle East, it
is understood to be a first in Bahrain.
Seagrass beds are considered as being
one of the most important primary producers (on both land and in the sea) in the
region, contributing directly and indirectly
to marine productivity and supporting a
wide diversity of animals. Seagrasses are
also important in terms of coastal defences.
The grass beds consolidate the offshore sediments
allowing them to build up and deflect the force of incoming waves. This reduces the impact on the coastline
and coastal structures and increases the stability of
coastal features such as beaches for example.
The pilot study was carried out by the ByrneLooby
environment team in March 2016 after they were commissioned by Diyar Al Muharraq, a leading developer
committed to preserving the coastal environmental
heritage of Bahrain
If the study proves successful, it would provide
other developers in Bahrain with a good
opportunity to relocate seagrass habitats that
occur in areas where future reclamation is
planned,
explains Lauren van der Merwe, Principal

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Environmental Specialist with ByrneLooby.
Our Client, Diyar Al Muharraq has developed a
large scale reclamation in North West Bahrain
and is interested in looking at ways to give back
to the environment. We are therefore exploring
a number of options but considered developing
the option of seagrass translocation because
large areas of the reclamation were constructed
on seagrass habitats,
Van der Merwe said.
ByrneLooby collected approximately 40 m of dense
seagrass from a donor site and transported it to three
areas within the Diyar Al Muharraq development. The
seagrass was then planted in areas exhibiting similar

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features (i.e. depth, substrate type) but with very sparse
to no seagrass present.

compensation opportunities and to find the best locations for long-term transplanting programmes.

The translocation has been undertaken on a small


scale in order to test the viability of the project in
Bahrain. ByrneLooby will be monitoring the growth
progress over the coming months in order to assess the
success of the project for future environmental

If the results are successful, Ms van der Merwe says


the environmental team at ByrneLooby will look at doing
the relocation on a much larger scale.

BryneLooby

Canada

Rental Firm Chooses Modulift Spreaders


to Lift Kiln Sections
Canadian crane rental company Guay
Inc. used Modulift spreader beams below-the-hook of two Manitowoc crawler cranes during installation of a
six-section clinker kiln at the McInnis
Cement plant development at PortDaniel-Gascons, Qubec.
Lifting operations were carried out
in early spring but equipment still had
to withstand extreme weather on the
Canadian coast, including heavy snowfall. Lift planning had to account for
the changes in conditions and constantly evolving jobsite environment.
The plant is one of the most important industrial projects currently under
development in Canada, scheduled for
completion later this year.
Initially the six pieces were assembled in pairs at ground level before the
resulting sections were lifted and assembled in three subsequent lifts. Two
were carried out by a Manitowoc 16000 MAX-ER and
the other by a Manitowoc 2250. Lifting operations concluded with a tandem lift utilising both cranes to align
the three sections in their final positions.
A pair of MOD 250/300 beams were used at spans
of 12 m (approx. 40 ft) for each lift, including the heaviest
kiln section that was 280,320 kg (618,000 lbs) and 85 ft
(approx. 26 m) in length. The Manitowoc 16000 was
rigged with a 177-ft (approx. 54 m) boom and 150,593
kg (332,000 lbs) plus 54,431 kg (120,000 lbs) counterweight, with 231,967 kg (511,400 lbs) on the wheeled
MAX-ER.
The Manitowoc 2250, meanwhile, had a boom length
of 170 ft (approx. 52 ft) in Series 3 with 113,035 kg
(249,200 lbs) plus 54,431 kg (120,000 lbs) counterweight. Both cranes worked at approx. 30 ft (approx. 9
m) radius to lift the heaviest loads.
Rafael Palomar, team leader of Guays technical department, said:
Our scope of work for the project covered all
lifting-related requirements, including selection
of cranes and rigging equipment, ground
preparations and logistics, in addition to lift
coordination and supervision. Given the

The Manitowoc 16000 and MOD 250/300 beam


combine to lift a clinker kiln section at the McInnis
Cement plant, Port-Daniel-Gascons, Qubec.
This is a 618,000 lb., piece representing the second
of the six sections lifted.

demands of the project combined with the


weather, selecting suitable, durable equipment
was essential to delivering our commitment to
the landmark project.
Palomar explained that the Modulift beams were
chosen because of their capacity and span plus the ease
with which length could be adjusted onsite.
In order to lift the sections to their final positions at
the right angle, rigging equipment had to be adjusted
according to the centre of gravities, as calculated during
the planning stages of the project.

Modulift
Guay Inc

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UK

Hewden Hits
The Ground
Running With
Multitrack
Ground-Guards

MultiTrack system is the latest in a series of investments by Hewden to provide a new Non-Mechanical Plant
Proposition.
National specialist equipment and
crane hire company, Hewden, has
signed a $700k deal with GroundGuards Ltd to supply its MultiTrack Trackway mats.
It represents the latest non-mechanical plant fleet
investment from Hewden to support its core crane and
plant fleet, and builds on its events offering.
Ground-Guards, which is a division of the GreenTek
Group, is a supplier of an extensive range of ground
protection solutions across a wide spectrum of industries, including construction, civil engineering, mining,
drilling, landscaping, heritage sites and many more.
The MultiTrack mats are made from a tough, lightweight, HDPE polymer plastic, providing a cost-effective
alternative to the traditional aluminium panels. Designed
for laying down portable access roads or providing
ground protection, the environmentally friendly 100%
recycled plastic mats are guaranteed unbreakable by
vehicles up to 120 tonnes.
Danny Williams, Product Manager at Hewden, says:
This is a significant investment from Hewden

and is a great example of how we are supporting


our customers across the events, construction,
industrial and infrastructure sectors with a nonmechanical plant product range that
complements our larger core equipment.
They will be available from most depots
across the UK on a short or long term hire basis
and provide the best example of lightweight,
durable and easy to handle ground protection
mats on the market. Were delighted to be working with Ground-Guard on this latest investment
as we develop our partnership further.
The reversible design provides both an enhanced
vehicle tread as well as an anti-slip pedestrian surface.
With an easy-to-join design, they can be quickly laid to
create a temporary access road using a simple joiner
mechanism.
MultiTrack Trackway mats are 2.4 x 1.2 m (8 x 4) in
size, and have a lifting weight of just 39 kg meaning they
can be safely handled by two people.

Hewden

Ground Guards Ltd

USA

No run of the mill


mission near Miami

In February 2016 construction company Bessac completed work on a protection tunnel in extremely difficult
geology in South Florida. In just ten months and using
a customized machine designed especially for the mission, a Herrenknecht Combined Shield (HCS, diameter
3.13 m), 1,613 meters were tunnelled adhering to the
highest safety standards.
In late 2016 a new 60" sewer line, installed in the
segmentally lined protection tunnel, will replace the
old, worn-out line and transport wastewater from
Fisher Island to the treatment plant on Virginia Key.

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A new sewer line was installed in the finished tunnel The launch shaft on Virginia Key with a diameter of only
twelve meters saved space. As a result, the HCS ma after half a century in use the old pipe was simply worn
chine had to begin the drive in pipe jacking mode using
out.
a jacking frame adapter.
The ground conditions and project circumstances of
the mission at Norris Cut were anything but standard. the cutterhead and the appropriate disc cutters enabled
Not only did the karstified, permeable geology pose the the customer to perform only one maintenance stop,
risk of flooding the machine. The complex Fort Thompson performed under compressed air after a novative ground
Formation to be tunnelled through was also full of sand- treatment from the TBM.
filled cavities.
Dorsey began the drive near the treatment plant
The tunnel face was therefore prone to instability.
on Virginia Key in April 2015. Right from the very first
meter the project was characterized by its special reFor this reason the construction of the protection
quirements: to save space, with a diameter of twelve
tunnel for a new sewer line between Virginia Key and
meters the launch shaft was rather small. At the beginFisher Island required a special and highly flexible maning there was no room for the HSC machines back-ups
chine with exceptional safety features. A Herrenknecht
and they were only able to be used one by one after 70
Combined Shield offered the necessary adaptability.
meters of tunnelling. For the first section the TBM was
Additionally, the front area of the machine had to be therefore pushed forward in pipe jacking mode using a
accessible at all times during the challenge off Miami to jacking frame adapter developed by the customer, the
allow for tool changes, for instance.
rest of the tunnel was then lined with concrete
For maximum safety a bulkhead with a dive pit was segments.
developed especially for the project. Thanks to the bulkhead between the front two machine parts and the
overpressure thus enabled, muck and water cannot
penetrate into the machine at the tunnel face. Should
high water pressures nevertheless lead to flooding, the
dive pit allows safe locking into the flooded area.
In the end the safety reserves were not needed.
Neither the sophisticated lock system nor the EPB mode
of the HCS machine were used. The ground was highly
permeable as expected, however the proper design of

At a depth of up to 21 meters below sea level, the


3.13 meter diameter Dorsey dug its way forward in
the months that followed. After 227 working days came
the breakthrough on Fisher Island on February 16, 2016
top performances of up to 24 meters per day and about
300 meters per month confirmed the optimum configuration of the TBM. By the end of the year the new 60
discharge pipeline is due to be installed in the finished
protection tunnel and put into operation.

Herrenknecht

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Abu Dhabi

Haulotte Exhibits at Le Louvre


Museum
The new Louvre Museum in
Abu Dhabi museum is currently more than 95 percent complete and is expected to open
in December 2016 or January
2017.
The French architect Jean
Nouvel once again succeeded
in translating the history into
one of the greatest & dynamic
masterpieces of the 21st
century.
The importance of this project lies in redrafting of the traditional elements of Arabic
architecture in a modern way
with advanced technologies
such as the vast steel dome an emblematic feature of
Arabian architecture, evoking
mosque, mausoleum and madrasa - will create a rain of
light effect on the visitors
walking below.
It will cover two thirds of the museum, the al Falaj
inspired water system based on Arabian engineering is
an irrigation system form of a series of water channels
runs through the museum. This will make the space into
a refreshing oasis that encourages strolling along the
water, the architectural plan of the museum is similar
to the traditional Arabic Souks which will be

semi-covered by the dome and the interior will be illuminated by an enchanting, reminiscent of Mashrabiya
and the beams of light that illuminate souks. The design
is a seamless collaboration between traditional local
culture and modern construction techniques.
A significant number of Haulotte products supplied
by UGER has been used in Le Louvre Museum. Most of
them are the diesel Articulated & Telescopic
Big Booms.
A key model is the newly upgraded
Haulotte HA41RTJ Pro which has a maximum
outreach of 19.80 m and has the best lifting
speed in the market with less than 40
seconds.
It features an ergonomic and spacious designed platform, as well as fully proportional,
simultaneous controls for more accuracy and
smoothness of movement. This allows an optimal performance while the machine is working in the installation of the stars of the complex geometric pattern of the dome.
The H25TPX was ideal for reaching the
most difficult working areas and increase time
efficiency and productivity.

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Haulotte

11

Loader
Power For
New Quarry As
Demand Increases

Scott Construction Inc., Lake Delton, is one of Wisconsins


leading asphalt surfacing companies, and the largest
chip seal contractor in the state. To support the amount
of chip seal work the company performs throughout
Wisconsin and Minnesota (regional suppliers couldnt
keep up with the demand), the company began mining
granite out of the new Pine Valley Quarry (Neillsville,
Wis.) in 2015.

With the new quarry, Scott Construction can control


quality and access to its chip seal products. The company
shoots raw granite and crushes it down to <16 mm (5/8inch), and then screens it and crushes it down again to
<12 mm (-inch). The company then washes that and
further crushes it down to <10 mm (3/8-inch) and <6
mm (-inch) product. The remaining byproduct is then
used for hot mix and concrete.
The company is able to load upwards of 150 trucks/
day, depending on the output or demand.

The company uses both a Case 721F wheel loader


and a Case 821E wheel loader in the Masaba crushing
stages of production.

From there, a Case 1021F wheel loader takes over


and handles the bulk of truck loading and material handling activities. Over time, the 1021F wheel loader has
become the most important machine in the pit.
Steve White, operator, Scott Construction. says:
The 1021F is the key piece in everything thats
going here. Its irreplaceable. The 1021F has
been the heart of our operation here.

The Power of Speed and Fuel


Efficiency
Scott Construction handles 350 tons of granite each hour
over the course of a 14-hour day.

By early June 2016, the company had tripled its production out of the quarry compared to all of 2015.

Daily tonnage often exceeds 4,000. With such a heavy


workload Scott Construction worked with Wisconsin
dealer Miller-Bradford & Risberg to equip the site with
a high-capacity wheel loader that would combine speed,
power and fuel efficiency.

Much of that workload is performed on the shoulders


of its wheel loaders.

The 1021F is powered by a 296 horsepower FPT engine and is driven by a four-speed Powershift

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transmission with heavy-duty axles


with a locking front differential.
One of the first things White first
noticed with the machine was its
climbing ability. After dealing with significant overflow, the company recently built ramps to improve on-site
stockpiling.
White says:
The 1021F is unbelievably able to climb grades
that you wouldnt assume it would. We berm it
up good and were stacking it up thats been
a big improvement. Its traction is phenomenal
compared to other wheel loaders.

Significant Fuel Savings


In such an active environment, fuel efficiency was also
important.
Compared to [a competitive machine], were
using almost 870 litres (230 US gallons ) less a
week of diesel fuel doing the same job. Actually,
its not really a good comparison because were
doing more now than we did [with that
machine],
White says.
When we first had them here side-by-side, we
were deciding which loader to use. The Case not
only was more fuel efficient, but it seemed to
have more power using less fuel. It was a
no-brainer.

Operator Approval
Each operator also focuses on cycle time and efficiency.
Charles Hudzinski, loader operator, Scott Construction,

noted that the loader helps him easily transition from


dumping to loading functions with the return-to-dig and
return-to-travel features.
When Im backing away from the truck, I push
the lever all the way ahead to lock it in and itll
come down to a certain height from the ground
and stop on its own, so that I can talk to the
truck driver or whatever I have to do without my
hands on the control at the time.
Hudzinski also noted the ease of transition from
forward to reverse, which is critical in shortening cycle
times in loading applications.

The Importance of Ride Control


Scott Construction loads out 25,000 30,000 tons of
material each week, plus the 4,000+ tons they run
through the plant and stockpile each day.
The 1021F boasts Case Ride Control, which provides
a cushioned ride that can handle a large volume of material at increased speeds.
The 1021F is a lot faster and smoother with
Ride Control on it. It rides smoother than the
[other machine we had], so we were able to
increase speed and volume.
says Hudzinski.

Comfort and Visibility for Long Days


A typical day for Scott Construction starts at 6
a.m. and goes until 8 p.m. or later.
Working those long hours can wear on operators if theyre not comfortable. The 1021F
wheel loader features one of the largest cabs
in the industry, and an iso-mount cab design to
create a clean, quiet operating environment.

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Germany

Record-Breaking Faade At
Elevator Test Tower
Construction work on
ThyssenKupps elevator
test tower in Rottweil is
on track with the
installation of the towers
d i s ti n c ti v e
PTFE
(Polytetrafluoroethylene)glass faade, considered
to be the highest project
of its kind in the world.

The installation at the


246 meter-high tower
presents the entire planning team with unique
challenges.
Only specially trained
technicians who are certified to do installations at
these heights are employed for the membrane
assembly.
Using two specially designed climbing platforms,
they measure the exterior and attach spacers and pipes
to mount the membrane.
Separately, the faade will be assembled in three
parts and installed from top to bottom. Due to the gradual gradation of the membrane, the tower will appear
almost opaque at the bottom and become more transparent toward the top, where the fabric is
wide-meshed.
The 17,000 square meter membrane is made of PTFEglass, which is used for the first time in this form. The
fabric is produced in strips of three meters, which are
later welded to form bigger membrane sections.
The polymer-coated glass fibre fabric is a highly complex material that is long-lasting, almost self-cleaning

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and in addition to giving the tower its distinctive appearance, will also protect it from intense solar radiation and
reduce building movement by combating wind forces.
It has been extensively tested in a wind tunnel and certified by an independent expert body.
For the 29-member planning team of Taiyo Europe,
responsible for manufacturing and assembling the membrane, the test tower is special in all respects:
The planning phase as well as the assembly
meant new challenges for us, because the
requirements and specifications are entirely
unique. We from Taiyo Europe are proud to
participate in this singular project,
says Hubert Reiter, managing director of Taiyo

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It consisted of the guide piece and an integrated


hydraulic unit. The guide piece enclosed the actual crane
tower, while the upper part of the crane used hydraulics
to push the tower length upwards.
The guide piece was equipped with an appropriate
high opening that made it possible to insert another
tower element measuring 5.8 meters in height. This
climbed tower piece was subsequently bolted and the
process began again.
This process could take several days.
ThyssenKrupp started building the test tower with
the general contractor Zblin in 2014. Among the leading-edge technologies that will be tested in Rottweil is
the newest-generation elevator, the MULTI.
Three of the twelve shafts in the new test facility are
reserved for the MULTI system which is powered by
maglev technology from the Transrapid and provides a
number of advantages:
The cable-free design means several cabs can be
operated in a single shaft. This increases passenger
capacity per shaft by up to 50 percent and at the same
time reduces the elevator footprint in a building by half.

Europe.
The work of experts from Taiyo Europe, who have
provided textile architecture for renowned projects such
as the Millennium Dome in London, San Francisco
Airport, the German Pavilion at Expo Milan and the
Mercedes-Benz-Arena in Stuttgart, is attracting great
public interest in Rottweil.

In addition, the elevators can move both sideways


and vertically without height limitations, opening up
completely new applications and architectural design
possibilities.

Since the construction work is on schedule, the research operations at the tower are slated to
begin in December 2016. In May 2017, the
tower will also be opened to visitors.

ThyssenKrupp

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The ThyssenKrupp Test Tower is 246 meters high and was formed using sliding formwork construction, which began in mid-April
2015. The crane grew along with it to an even
greater height. The hook height begins at 90
meters and climbs to 259 meters.

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The crane used on Rottweils Test Tower


construction site was a 280 EC-H 12 Litronic
from Liebherr. It was equipped with a powerful 110-kW hoist gear in order to achieve
high hook speeds on account of the projects
required hook heights of up to 259 meters.

Hydraulic Piling Hammers, Excavator/


Rig Mounted or Crane Suspended

The 280 EC-H crane was mounted on a


500HC tower system. It consisted of individual
tower elements measuring 5.8 meters in
height. This tower system was selected in
order to be able to ensure the largest possible
scaling steps and to interrupt the sliding formwork construction as little as possible.

RIC (Rapid Impact Compaction)

After a free-standing construction at 90


meters hook height, the crane was then gradually climbed up to its final height. There was
a climbing unit mounted on the crane
tower.

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22/07/2016 12:42

Dual-Layer Paving Is
First Choice

Wirtgen SP 1500 efficiently paves exposed


aggregate concrete on four job sites
Four job sites, four contractors, four German states, one
paving method: Dual-layer concrete paving with the
slipform paver SP 1500 from Wirtgen.
Swayed by the numerous economic and technical
advantages, more and more planning engineers are
opting for this technology when rehabilitating concrete
highways. Namely, dual-layer concrete paving.
This is because noise-reducing non-skid exposed
aggregate concrete pavements can be placed most economically with this method. The concept is to pave a
bottom-layer concrete on a high-grade subbase with a
high load-bearing capacity. This layer is normally 20 24
cm thick. It is then overlaid with a top layer of exposed
aggregate concrete which is normally between 5 and 8
cm thick.
At pave speeds of around 50 m/h, Berger Bau
achieved daily outputs of 500 m per day on the A1 near

Trier with the Wirtgen SP 1500 train. A conveyor deposits


the top-layer concrete on the pre-compacted bottom-layer concrete behind the first paver, where it is directly
paved by the second concrete paver.

There are different types of


concrete
The slipform paver places the two concrete grades wetin-wet in a fully automated process. The requirements
in respect of compressive strength, bending tensile
strength and indirect tensile strength are the same for
both the bottom layer and the top layer of exposed aggregate concrete.
The composition of the concrete can, however, differ
with regard to the grading curve, maximum aggregate
size, cement content and requirements to be met by the
mineral aggregate.
While around 350 kg cement suffice per m in the
bottom-layer concrete, 420 kg cement perm are required in the top layer of exposed aggregate
concrete.
Coarse aggregate, i.e. material > 2 mm in size, is
particularly important in the top layer of exposed
aggregate concrete. Only double broken and double
screened chippings which meet high demands in
terms of angularity, grain shape and resistance to
polishing are used in order to ensure that the concrete surfacing retains its noise-reducing properties
and remains skid-resistant and durable in the long
term.
At pave speeds of around 50 m/h, Berger Bau
achieved daily outputs of 500 m per day on
the A1 near Trier with the SP 1500 train from
Wirtgen

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Round-the-clock paving by the


Bickhardt Bau team on the A5 near
Karlsruhe-Durlach

concrete paving . This method tangibly reduces the cost of construction, as the bottom-layer concrete
and the top layer of exposed aggregate concrete are designed to meet
different requirements.

Round the clock paving


Round-the-clock paving by the Bickhardt Bau team on
the A5 near Karlsruhe-Durlach where the paver hit the
mark on this job: its great flexibility enabled the concrete
paver to quickly be reconfigured as required after 1 km.
When the two layers of concrete have been paved,
a surface retarding agent is uniformly applied to the
freshly smoothed surface by a Wirtgen texture curing
machine (TCM) which matches the paver. Depending on
the prevailing climatic conditions, the coarse aggregate
is exposed by brooming the surface just a few hours after
placing the concrete pavement. The result is a non-skid
surface with a large number of profile peaks and a texture which durably minimizes tyre noise.
Four typical projects highlight the advantages of this
method and show which features of the SP 1500
(four-crawler model) / SP 1500 L (two-crawler model)
from Wirtgen are of benefit.
Three of the projects concerned the rehabilitation
of concrete roadways between 30 and 40 years old. The
fourth project, in Saxony-Anhalt, involved the rehabilitation of a stretch of highway with alkali-silica reaction
(ASR).
4.5-km rehabilitation of the A1 near Trier (RhinelandPalatinate) by Berger Bau
4.8-km rehabilitation of a section of the A9 with ASR
near Weissenfels (Saxony-Anhalt)
by Max Bgl
2.3-km rehabilitation of the A5
near Karlsruhe (BadenWrttemberg) by Bickhardt Bau

On the A1 near Trier, Berger Bau


used the SP 1500 to pave a 20 cmthick bottom-layer concrete pavement with 360 kg cement per m
concrete and a maximum aggregate
size of 22. Meanwhile, the 6 cmthick top-layer concrete comprised a high-grade material
mix with 420 kg cement per m concrete and 2/8 double
broken and double screened chippings.

Material logistics is a challenge


The biggest challenge with this method lies in the logistics: Two different materials are needed and must be
available in the right place at the right time and in the
right quantities, since they need to be placed
wet-in-wet.
The bottom-layer concrete is dumped directly in front
of the paver. The top-layer concrete is delivered to the
second machine via a conveyor. To this end, the concrete
is either filled directly from the truck into a material
hopper or intermediate container each contractor uses
its own process here.
The further procedure is then the same in all cases:
Conveyors and a chute at the end of the conveyor dump
the top-layer concrete on the fully compacted bottom-layer concrete behind the first paver.
A sufficient supply of both concrete grades is essential
to assure the success of the paving work.
Christoph Hofmeister, Head of Division at Max Bgl,
sees logistics has the biggest challenge when paving
concrete in two layers:
For the project on the A9, we had a steady
stream of 45 articulated trucks carrying between
6,500 t and 7,000 t of sand,
gravel and chippings every day
during the paving phase, in
addition to 27 trainloads of
cement.

5.3-km rehabilitation of the A1


near Lbeck (Schleswig-Holstein)
by Eurovia Beton

Dual-layer paving
High quality at lower
material costs
Cost-efficiency is one of the factors
fueling the boom in dual-layer

Christoph Hofmeister, Head of


Division at Max Bgl

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This is equivalent to
roughly 750 t of binder. It is currently the largest mobile plant
in the world. Building this concrete roadway meant orchestrating a complex system of machines, material, weather,
ambient conditions and
people.
To assure the projects

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The texture curing machine TCM 1800


from Wirtgen

success, not only did the technical


equipment need to operate faultlessly, but the team had to work
hand-in-hand, communicating
swiftly and clearly.

One train two


machines
Once the logistics is well organized,
precise high-grade paving is assured
by the intelligent technology of the
Wirtgen machines. The sub-processes
are divided between two machines. The bottom-layer
paver - a Wirtgen SP1500 - is equipped with dowel bar
and tie bar inserters, while the top-layer paver uses a
finishing beam and super smoother to produce a level
surface.
Both slipform pavers feature an intelligent control
system ensuring a perfect paved result. The surface is
subsequently finished as desired by a texture curing
machine of type TCM 1800.

Intelligent dowel bar and tie bar


inserter
The integrated dowel bar and tie bar inserter is one of
the technical highlights of the SP 1500 from Wirtgen.
Dowel bars and tie bars are inserted in the pre-compacted wet concrete at freely determined intervals by these
two fully automatic vibrating components.
The process for inserting the dowel bars is quite ingenious: Because the dowel bar inserter can move in
the direction of paving, it can remain in position over
the transverse joint until the vibratory insertion process
is complete, while the slipform paver continues to advance uniformly.
The entire procedure is monitored electronically to
assure that the dowel bars are positioned correctly.
For the projects described here, the dowel bars were
typically positioned in the middle of the finished concrete
surfacing, i.e. at intervals of 14-15 cm and exactly as
specified by the regulation ZTV Beton (Additional technical contract conditions and guidelines for the construction of roadway surfacings made of concrete).
A closed, even and homogeneous surface was then
assured by a finishing beam and super smoother integrated in the top-layer paver.
So that roadways can be paved with maximum surface accuracy, three of the four contractors use specially
developed sensors to adjust the height of the front
metering screed.
These sensors continuously measure the filling level
of the concrete in the compaction zone and adjust the
height of the front metering screed accordingly.

Bttcher, Project Manager for Eurovia Beton, explains


the advantage:
This relieves the paver operator, particularly
when the top-layer concrete is to be paved as a
thin layer.
The TCM 1800 texture curing machine applies a combination of surface retarder and dispersion to the exposed aggregate concrete freshly paved.
Curing is a further aspect of great importance when
paving exposed aggregate concrete. The TCM can be
fitted with brooms or combs to give the concrete a defined texture. This is unnecessary when placing exposed
aggregate concrete.
The retarding agent delays the setting and initial
hardening of the concrete surface (approx. 1 mm) for a
limited time, while the dispersion prevents the concrete
surface from drying out and cracking. As soon as the
concrete has cured sufficiently to be driven over, the
surface is brushed to expose the coarse aggregate.
An additional dispersion is then applied to the
brushed surface. Exposing the coarse aggregate gives
the concrete pavement the required non-skid properties
which are subsequently of high importance for traffic
safety.
The non-woven material on the subbase prevents
reflective cracking being transferred from the subbase
to the concrete surfacing. In this way, Eurovia was able
to reliably pave concrete in two layers over a width of
15.25 m and a length of 5.3 km on the A1 near Lbeck
using the slipform pavers SP 1500 L / SP 1500 from
Wirtgen.
Max Bgl had some 70 people working simultaneously on the A9 project. In addition to the two machine
operators of the two Wirtgen SP 1500 slipform pavers,
the team on site included ground staff, as well as the
operators of the concrete mixing plant and the truck
drivers.

Wirtgen Pavers

This ensures that the amount of concrete delivered


to the compaction zone is exactly as required. Dirk

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Look back at raising the


Mary Rose
The raising of the Mary Rose in
1982 was one of the most complex
salvage operations ever conducted, breaking new ground in diving
and conservation techniques. It
was an operation that Barnshaws
Section Benders remember, as the
companys unrivalled steel fabrication expertise helped bring the
wreck to the surface.

With the lengthy conservation


operation of the Mary Rose complete, visitors to the Mary Rose
Museum can now view what remains of the immense hull in all
its glory, free of obtrusive scaffolding and water pipes.
The Mary Rose, the mightiest ship in King Henry VIIIs
fleet, in many ways embodies the monarchs rule over
England. A byword for excess in the 16th century, the
Mary Rose weighed in around 700 tons and was armed
with over 70 guns and could carry a combined crew of
around 400.
The Mary Rose sailed out to meet the French Fleet
in battle on the 19th July 1545, keeled over, and sank
into the Solent.
Over the centuries many salvage attempts had been
made to raise the infamous ship from its clay tomb, but
in 1982 a group of scientists, archaeologists and divers
grouped together to finally raise the battleship.
Barnshaws Section Benders was subsequently contacted by contractor Babcock Power Construction
Division to produce the precision curved steel section
beams to form the cradle, which would raise the wreck
to the surface.
With years of expertise in bending steel, Barnshaws
were able to fabricate the section in-house to accommodate the 40 metre long 25 metre high hull of the
ill-fated ship. Barnshaws was able to deliver the sections

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on time, to allow the project to continue its ground-breaking work.


The lifting frame was attached to the 570 ton wreckage of the ship via steel bolts, and was raised with the
help of cranes, hydraulic jacks and air bags. The hull was
then transported to the Royal Naval Base in Portsmouth.
The ship was placed behind HMS Victory and a facility
built around her to ensure preservation of the archaeological wonders within.
The remains have since been sprayed with clean
water for two decades, then soluble wax and finally
completed gradual drying process so that the timbers
can be viewed in the open air.
With restoration now finally complete, visitors can
enjoy the Mary Rose like never before. A technological
wonder of its time, its preservation owes a lot to the
modern engineering expertise Britain has always
championed.

Barnshaws Section Benders

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Laos

Cranes Keep Dam Project On


Schedule
No fewer than 23 cranes from Potains special-application, luffing jib, topless
and top-slewing ranges combine to offer broad lifting coverage on huge
project.

ne of the largest groups of Potain cranes


at work in Asia is helping the Xayaburi dam
in Laos stay on schedule as the eight-year
project enters its second phase. The 23
Potain tower cranes began arriving at the job site in 2012
and are expected to stay on site for another three or
four years, as the project builds towards its 2020 activation date.

Verawat Siriboonrit, sales manager for S.B. Siam, said


his company remains closely involved with the
project.

The success of the highly ambitious dam is strongly


dependent on reliable performance from the fleet of
Potain tower cranes, and to date that performance has
been exactly as expected.

Weve been training a lot of people associated


with the job and also keeping a steady supply of
parts heading up to the location. The job site is
working 24/7, so its imperative that the cranes
stick to their tasks and also fit in with the overall
construction schedule. So far theyve performed
well.

There are two huge Potain MD 1600 cranes installed


on the job that are playing the lead role in the enormous
concrete pouring operation. The cranes have been configured with 80 m of jib and have a maximum rated
capacity of 64 t.
Roller Compacted Concrete is poured by the cranes
at rates of up to 250 m per hour and the MD 1600 cranes
are working with Potains top-belt concrete placing
system.
The top-belt system acts as a concrete conveyor belt
that extends 25 m beyond the jib, enabling each crane
to pour up to 600 t of concrete per hour at a radius of
up to 105 m.
Main contractor on the project is Thai company, CH.
Karnchang PCL, and the Potain cranes were supplied to
the company by S.B. Siam, the exclusive dealer for the
cranes in Thailand.

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The cranes have been performing well and have


actually helped the project stay ahead of
schedule,
he said.

Alongside the two MD 1600 cranes are a mix of 21


other Potain cranes. The cranes are strategically positioned to give every square meter of the job site at least
3 t of lifting capacity.
The most popular choice for the job site is the MC
310K12, and there are 11 of these positioned across the
project. These units have a 12 t maximum capacity, and
are fitted with jib lengths ranging from 50 m to 70 m,
and with working heights ranging from 50 m to 100 m.
Alongside these are four MCT 385 units, which have
a maximum capacity of 14 t and have been configured
with jib lengths of 75 m. They are working at heights
that range from 50 m to 135 m.
There are also two MC 205B units, which have a
maximum capacity of 10 t. They are working with jibs

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of 50 m and at a height of 35 m.

worked closely with us


to design, implement
and maintain a unique
set-up that is working
consistently in harsh
and humid conditions to
tight deadlines and a
demanding work
schedule. Everything is
on track and we are
delighted with the
cranes.

From the luffing jib range of


cranes, there are four of the
MCR 225A models, which also
have a 14 t maximum capacity.
These cranes are fitted with jibs
of 55 m, while their working
heights range from 40 m to 100
m.
All the MC, MCT and MCR
cranes are used for general lifting duties, as well as for pouring
Conventional Vibrated Concrete.

With Phase I of the project now complete, Phase II


has started that will include
construction of the dams
powerhouse. The 820 m
long Xayaburi dam will be
150 m wide and 35 m high
on completion. It is situated
100 km downstream of
Luang Prabang in Laos and
owned by the Xayaburi
Power Company, Ltd. It will
produce some 7,400 GWh
annually and the power will
be supplied to both Laos
and Thailand.

Thamnoon Surarat, project


manager at CH. Karnchang PCL,
said Potains experience in dam
building added a level of reassurance to this huge
undertaking.
Potain provided the best
solution for us, and the
companys Lift Solutions
department has a wealth of
experience in successful
dam construction that has
given us confidence that our
own project will be a
success,

he said.

Manitowoc

The Lift Solutions department and S.B. Siam

Bespoke PAM carrier system used by Colas


Breaking and drilling tools from Chicago Pneumatic are
playing an integral role in the PAM (Positioner-ActivatorManipulator) carrier system. The system is used by Colas
for breaking out concrete on vertical and overhead applications on concrete structures, prior to carrying out
concrete repairs.

The bespoke assembly, featuring a Chicago Pneumatic


CP4611 rivet buster and CP0022 rock drill, is firmly secured to an air-over-hydraulic powered two-piece arm
that reduces or isolates vibrations, depending on the

model of air tool, thus providing tough and reliable tools


that allow for longer operation times.
With the PAM carrier system, produced in Canada
by RNP Industries, there are no limitations on arm-hand
vibrations. Typical vibration levels are just 2.5 to 2.7 ms.
Colas conventional approach to this type of project
would be to employ hydro-demolition techniques but
the introduction of the PAM system has now given them
the option to utilise existing air tools thought to be redundant because of HAV issues.
Chicago Pneumatics CP4611 rivet buster,
originally designed for removing rivets and other metal applications, is now being used as part
of the PAM system for concrete demolition and
bridge work, offering the same hitting power
as a 60lb (30kg) breaker but at only half the
weight.
The CP0022 pneumatic sinker drill is designed primarily for drilling down vertically but
when mounted on the PAM carrier allows operators to drill horizontally into walls and overhead in tunnels.

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Australia

Just the
Drill For
Aircraft
Parking
Bays
Phase 1 of a $10 billion upgrade for
Melbourne International airport involved creating new aircraft parking
bays. These comprised 200,000
square meters of new concrete.
The airport authority awarded the work to contractors, Fulton Hogan and McConnell Dowell, who subcontracted the concrete and formwork to Oak Park
(Tullamarine) Pty Ltd.
During the course of the project, Oak Park completed
work in two areas.
At the international terminal, they drilled holes for
21 new aircraft parking bays. For Terminal 4 construction,
they drilled holes for the aprons where airplanes park
while loading and unloading passengers.
Renee Bell, Oak Parks general manager said that
although they had the experienced crew to take on the
project, the challenge was to determine the best equipment to use. The equipment needed to be extremely
fast and efficient to keep on target with project pace.
In other projects where Oak Park worked as the subcontractor, the primary contractor supplied the rock
drill. However, too often the drill significantly lacked
manoeuvrability, reliability and efficiency. They could
take up to 5 minutes to drill a single hole which was not
fast enough for this project.
Oak Park decided to follow the advice of the principle
contractor, Folton Hogan who recommended the 210-3
SRA 3-gang slab rider drill from E-Z Drill based on past
experience. This model has a typical hole diameter of
5/8 to 2.5 inches (15.9 to 63.5 millimetre) and depth up
to18 inches (45.7 cm)
Before the project started, Shane Dunstan, executive
director of Aran Australia, recommended the 3-gang
slab rider drill to Fulton Hogan, the projects principle
contractor. Fulton Hogan knew the benefits of the E-Z
Drill already, which is why they recommended it to Oak
Park, which purchased one.
With nearly 12,000 holes waiting to be drilled,
speed, reliability and manoeuvrability were key to deliver
the project and make it more profitable.

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Keeping Up
Throughout the numerous stages of the project, Fulton
Hogan and McConnell Dowell poured 580 concrete strips
from 450 to 525 mm deep. The crew turned over the 5
m wide sections that ranged from 30 to 100 m in length
to Oak Park for drilling.
The E-Z Drill operator drilled sets of three holes each
set taking less than 90 seconds - some 70% faster than
the previous equipment used.
Commenting on the progress, Renee Bell said:
We drilled as many as 300 to 400 holes in one
stretch of concrete. When it was time to start
drilling, our E-Z Drill operator completed the
work quickly and this dramatically increased our
overall efficiency. This significantly reduced the
cost per hole compared to the old machine. The
slab rider has been a very productive purchase
for us.
The drill has a patented tri-steering system and foamfilled tyres that makes repositioning the drill easy for
operators. Plus, the auto alignment feature ensures that
workers do not require extra time to accurately space
holes.
The drills automatic shutoff stopped the drill motor
after reaching the desired depth. This prevents dry firing
and the multi-point oil injection system ensures each
drill motor has enough lubrication, reducing wear on
the drill motors, which minimized servicing downtime
for Oak Park.
When operators changed worn bits, the quick-bit
release guide allowed them to replace the bits in minutes
with minimal interruption to drilling.

E-Z Drill

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Infrastructure project
in Moscow
Crawler crane impresses in
bridge construction

For the Russian company Mostotrest, which specializes in bridge and road
construction, this means a lot of work also involving a Sennebogen 3300
crawler crane.
A new junction on the Moscow Expressway is the west-east connection of the city center via a new expressway route.
The crawler crane is used for the numerous lifting tasks around
the construction project. In the current construction phase, a multi-lane urban highway is being created that is elevated on stilts
and is to relieve the existing road network.
In the future, traffic is intended to roll into the megacity on
several road levels. The concept includes numerous grade-separated exits as well as the expansion of the Moscow Ring
Motor Road.
The entire reinforced concrete structure will have a
road length of over 3,000 m, including all exits. In addition, there is a lot of supporting and foundation work
to get the Molodogvardeiskaya expressway into shape
for the future.
The machine is equipped with a 48 m long main
and fly boom with working heights of up to 74 m.
During the three-year construction period, the
crawler crane lifted hundreds of precast concrete
parts weighing tons.

Sennebgoen

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Hanbit Cranes: The MK 80 needs a


very small amount of space for erection and operation.

South Korea
Construction
Boom
Demands
Cranes

For Liebherr the boom South Korean construction


industry is good business with their cranes always
in demand. Especially the Liebherr MK mobile
construction cranes which have become more and
more popular and do various jobs in South Korea
The Liebherr mobile construction cranes MK
are very popular and do more and more jobs in
South Korea. Many companies complement their
fleets with mobile construction cranes some
examples: Hanbit Cranes, Woori Cranes, Sinhan
Cranes, Hyelim Cranes and Jung Bu Cranes.
They realized that MK cranes have many advantages, for example on inner city sites where
the vertical tower allows for the cranes to be erected directly next to the building where they can
operate at interfering edges.
Furthermore, the cranes work fast and efficiently, have between 36 and 52 m of effective reach
and they need only very small space for erection
and operation.

The Gumi area and the Gimhae


district of Daegu
Sinhan Cranes, based in the Gumi area of
Daegu, South Koreas fourth largest city, has invested in a Liebherr MK 80 mobile construction
crane to diversify its business and become more
competitive amongst the numerous other cranehire companies in the area that use hydracranes.
We have a number of hydracranes, but the
competition in this area is intense and we
decided we had to extend our service range,
says owner Wun Bae-chun.
Much of the construction work here is in
warehousing, storage and light industry,
buildings on tight sites with a large footprint but
very little access for lifting equipment. The MK
80 can, however ,go into all these areas, and
reach upwards and across roof spaces. Lifting
weights of about 1.7 t in a very confined space
is easy for this machine.
Operator Sung Byun-dong says that learning to drive

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and operate the crane was very straightforward.


Manoeuvring the crane into position and then
accessing all parts of the site has proven to be
very easy on each job,
South Koreas Jung Bu Cranes are also situated in
the Gumi area of Deagu. Having been using Liebherr MK
80 mobile construction cranes, and seen his business
expanding as a consequence, the owner Kim Ju-chul has
recently taken delivery of a third unit; adding an MK 100
to the fleet.
Mr. Kim also confirmed that a large number of development projects that are undertaken in Gumi are in

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Hyelim Cranes: Three Liebherr


MK mobile construction cranes
at one building site

narrow or congested areas, or are


being built on expensive plots of
land where little room is left for
installing a crane.
The MK 100 is currently
working on a seven-storey
shopping mall in Gumi, located
on an exceptionally tight site
with a building footprint of only
2,696 m. The site is long and
narrow, and the only place for
the crane is in the slip-road
alongside the project,
says Mr Kim.
This is only wide enough for one car. The MK
100 however is able to fit into this space, even
with the outriggers, and reach across the top of
the building with its 52 m jib.
Jung Bu Cranes has trained all three of its MK operators, who put in daily eight-hour shifts. During holidays
or sick periods, Mr Kim himself takes over operators
job.
Another company that has invested in Liebherr cranes
is owned by Kim Wan-gu who runs a Liebherr MK 80
mobile crane which quickly completely changed the
profile of his business.
Hanbit Cranes is a one-man owner-operator with a
crane rental business at Daegu, which operates around
the Gimhae district.
I began this business about five years ago using
hydracranes and building up to three units,
says Mr Kim.
However, competition was intense and I realised
I needed to give myself a more distinctive and
competitive business advantage.
Last year I purchased the MK 80, and it
has changed things for me completely I am
getting far more business, and Im able to undertake jobs that I could not have done with the
hydracranes. Customers are requesting that I
use this crane.
The MK 80 is far from new it is a 2001 model that
was previously working in the Netherlands - proof of its
durability.
It is currently being used to build a shop and office
building in a part of Gimhae where the streets are particularly narrow and hilly, and where there is a considerable amount of congestion.
The building covers an area of 866 m and has a total
floor area of 4,130 m. Its completed height will be
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Mr Kim says:
I have had no real problems with the crane.
Mechanically it is very sound. I carry out the
maintenance myself, and now that Liebherr has
its own operation in Korea, with a dedicated MK
engineer available at any time, I have every
confidence that any spares I need, or any
specialist backup, will be there for me.

Jobs in Saemangeum and on Jeju


Island
Lifting specialist Hyelim Cranes is relying on a Liebherr
MK 100/110 mobile tower crane to erect a 12-storey
power station at Saemangeum, near the city of Gunsan,
in South Korea.
The crane has a maximum lift capacity of 8 t, and a
capacity of 1.6 t at the end of its 52 m jib.
Hyelim Cranes owner Jung Jong-seok says the company purchased its first MK unit, a MK 80, three years
ago.
Six months later, such was the demand we had
for work to be undertaken by this kind of crane,
we invested in a second MK 80. Six months after
that, we purchased the MK 100/110. Our
customers are confident they will have an
outstanding job done quickly and reliably with
an MK crane, and our business has grown very
well indeed on the three machines we now
have.
Most of Hyelims work with the MK units is on Jeju
Island, South Koreas largest island, which lies off the
southern tip of the Korean peninsula.
The Saemangeum power station is ,however, being
built on the mainland, on the south bank of the Geum
River near to where it flows into the Yellow Sea.
Hyelims MK 100/110 is lifting loads the full 12 storeys
of the power stations height, using a 30 luffing mode,
with a tower height of 33 m and a maximum hook height
of 58 m.

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Shinui Petra, one of South Koreas largest construction


equipment rental companies, added a groundbreaking crawler crane into its rental fleet the
MLC650 from Manitowoc.
The ability for this crawler crane to navigate
with ease in highly congested job sites, coupled
with its increased capacity for heavy lifts without
traditional counterweight configurations, gives
us a strong competitive advantage,
said Choi Byung Eng, president and CEO of Shinui
Petra.
The MLC650 has 104 m of main boom to which up
to 30 m of fixed jib can be added. A 101 m luffing jib is
also available to reach a maximum 157 m.
Shinui Petra has ordered the performance-enhancing
VPC-MAX attachment for the MLC650 which enables
the crane to raise 140 m of boom or a boom and luffing
jib combination of 205 m. In addition, its maximum
capacity is boosted to 700t.

Crawler Cranes Also in Demand


Companies renting larger cranes are also upgrading to meet demand. Earlier this year, Shinui
Petra, one of South Koreas largest construction equipment rental companies, added
a ground-breaking crawler crane into its
rental fleet the MLC650 from
Manitowoc.

The Manitowoc 31000 is the


largest crawler crane the company
has ever built. The 2,300 t capacity
also has the ability to operate in
smaller spaces with less set-up costs
than other alternatives. The latest
project for the 31000, operated
by Chunjo, South Koreas largest
crane rental company, used the
crane on two huge lifts for the
expansion of a petrochemical
plant.

The crane has been specially selected for its unique Variable Position
Counterweight (VPC), a design feature which
allows for reduced ground preparation,
ground-bearing pressure, space requirements
and counterweight. All of these attributes
makes the MLC650 ideal for use in South
Korea, where work sites are often congested.

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The crane is well-suited to infrastructure applications


and so it is was perfect for Shinui Petras first task for it,
installing concrete beams for the construction of an
elevated road.
The space available for the cranes assembly was
extremely limited, however the MLC650 was still able
to setup swiftly, because installation requires considerably less space than alternative cranes of this capacity.
On the project the crane was rigged with 56 m of
main boom, its VPC-MAX attachment, 400 t of counterweight and with 10 parts of line on the hook. It lifted
loads of up to 150 t out to working radii of up to 40 m.
The patented VPC system is also deployed in
Manitowocs largest crawler crane, the Manitowoc
31000, which has a maximum capacity of 2,300 t. One
of these units is based in South Korea, working for Chunjo
Construction Co. Ltd.
Jong Seoung Park, general manager for Manitowoc
Cranes in South Korea, said the companys ongoing
commitment to innovation had helped it build a loyal
customer base in the country.

Emphasis on Training
Authorities in South Korea have some very strict regulations regarding worker safety. With the booming construction industry, so much so that the UK organisation,
Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS)
has opened a second centre.
The new centre in Ulsan, in the south of the country,
is opened in partnership with OSTS approved training
providers, Safety & Access and Applus Velosi: Oil and
gas industry sector service providers, who focus on vendor inspection, third party inspection, certification, testing, engineering and manpower services for the oil &
gas sector globally.
The Ulsan centre offers CISRS scaffold related training
including OSTS Scaffolder Levels 1-3, scaffold inspection
and scaffold supervisor courses.
The accreditation audit was carried out this month
by CISRS Scheme Manager, Dave Mosley, who was already in South Korea conducting the annual accreditation
visit to the existing Safety and Access CISRS centre in
Geoje. This centre established in 2013 has trained over
2,500 scaffolders, supervisors and inspectors in collab-

oration with Samsung Heavy Industries.


Dave Mosley and Safety & Access Joint MD Rick
Statham Rick Statham took the opportunity to meet with
key local clients including DSME, Shell and Chevron to
give them a tour of the Geoje centre and outline the
possibilities and future plans for CISRS training in the
area.
Mr Mosley said:
CISRS recognise the fantastic commitment
made by Samsung Heavy Industries in training
over 2,500 people making them, the employer
and South Korea, the region with most CISRS
OSTS qualified operatives worldwide.
There is an increased interest in CISRS in
South Korea at the moment, despite the current
downturn in the oil and gas sector.

Demands for Specialised Equipment


Molten steel transport for steelworks require extremely
reliable and safe vehicles are very much in demand.
However, they are frequently only suitable for short
distances due to their low maximum speed.
The articulated KAMAG Ladle Carrier 3503, with a
payload of 180 t and a length close to 16 m, reaches
considerably higher speeds than conventional vehicles
thus facilitating extremely efficient working
operations.
Due to its increased maximum
speed, the vehicle saves money
during operations at the Hyundai
Steel facility in South Korea.
KAMAG Transporttechnik has a
range of transporters for molten
steel and slag pot for payloads up
to 150 t

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Liebherr Korea

CISRS

Manitowoc

Kamag

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Solution To Moving A Massive TBM


To Location for Singapore Tunnel
Project
Yu Sin Engineering Work Pte Ltd skidded a tunnel boring machine
underground during a major subway infrastructure project in Singapore during
August 2016.
Contractor Yu Sin Engineering Work Pte Ltd from
Singapore sought a solution to move the boring machine
parts over a distance of approximately 66 ft (20 m) and
connect them in the launch shaft. The machine could
not be lowered directly onto its working path because
of a major road over the tunnel entry point and other
structural interferences.
Having discovered Canada-based Hydra-Slide online,
Yu Sin was convinced that this was the right equipment
for the job. Given the project time constraints, the 23,000

lb (10,500 kg) HT300 system travelled by cargo plane


and then by truck to the jobsite. Shipments of this kind
would more commonly travel by ocean with a transit
time of about 45 days. In addition, Ekki hardwood jacking
timbers supplied by Hydra-Slide were also air freighted
directly from the mill in Holland to Singapore.
The components of the tunnel borer were lowered
down the 100 ft (30 m) shaft onto a Hydra-Slide HT300
hydraulically powered skidding system by a Terex AC700
crane at ground level.

[TOP]
The assembly cradle on
the HT300 Hydra-Slide
skid system.

A component approaches
the entrance of the 100ft
(30m) shaft.

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A piece of the tunnel


boring machine is lowered
by a Terex AC700 crane.

and witness the first slide of


the boring machine
components.
He explained that despite
the complexities involved with
transporting the skidding
equipment by Air to Singapore,
no complications arose from
utilizing the equipment
underground.
When completed, the fully assembled tunnel boring
machine will be 22 ft (6.96 m) in diameter and weigh
461 ton in total. The new subway tunnel will be almost
2,000 ft (600 m) in length, connecting two areas of the
city currently separated by water.
Robert Young, director of operationsat Hydra-Slide,
was onsite to provide training for Yu Sin personnel on
the set-up and operation of the HT300 skidding system

Young said:
This is actually the perfect application for the
HT system due to its modular design, light weight
and ease of assembly. No extra ground testing
was necessary as the bottom of the launch shaft
was poured concrete that was capable of
supporting the weight of the HT300 and loads.
This was the first time our equipment was used
to move a TBM [tunnel boring machine] and we
see future potential in this area, especially after
the success of this project.
In addition to the standard HT300 skid system, HydraSlides scope of supply included provision of specially
designed skid shoe extensions, which allowed the boring
machines base full contact support with the skid
system.
Jefferson Yee, general manager at Yu Sin, said the
front body assembly consisted of six pieces weighing
241 tons in total, which were lowered into the launch
shaft and assembled on the HT300 skid system. It comprised the front body bottom (34 tons), bearing (98
tons), front body top (32 tons), cutter head (64 ton),
working deck and man lock, which together added another 13 tons of weight.
Yee explained that after the front body was slid into
place, the middle body was lowered in one 128-ton
piece, followed by the 64 ton rear body and, finally, the
two-part screw conveyor that weighed 28 tons. At the
end of each slide, the sub-assemblies were pulled onto
the launch cradle using hydraulic jacks and connected
together.
He concluded:
The project was a huge success. I would like to
thank the Hydra-Slide team for helping us
achieve our goals for the installation of the
TBM.
The project is scheduled for completion in 2018.

Hydra-Slide

The cutter head being lowered onto the assembly


cradle.

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Earthquake-resistant cranes
with new ISO standard
by Maria Lazarte - ISO

Do cranes pose a risk during earthquakes?


A new ISO standard for cranes used in seismically active
regions will make sure they do not.
We are no strangers to cranes towering over our city
landscapes, but how can we ensure they will not collapse
when an earthquake strikes?
The new ISO 11031 can be used to calculate seismic
loads, and sets out design principles for cranes destined
to work in seismically active regions and for cranes required to be seismically resistant.
Klaus Pokorny, Secretary of the ISO subcommittee
working on design principles and requirements for
cranes, explains:
To make sure that cranes are safe, we first need
to calculate the seismic loads that show how a
crane will respond in moderate to severe
earthquakes. Then you can use design limit
states provided in two forms: serviceability limit
and ultimate limit.
The serviceability limit state (SLS) ensures
that the crane can withstand the effects of

Pix: By CC BY-SA 3.0

Klaus Pokorny,
Secretary of the ISO
subcommittee working on design principles and requirements
for cranes

moderate earthquake ground motions throughout its


service lifetime and
continue to operate
as intended. The ultimate limit state
(ULS) requires that the crane structure should
not collapse during severe earthquake ground
motions, and that the suspended load or any
other part of the crane should not fall or harm
the public, operators and workers, adds
Pokorny.
Any evaluation should take into account
the regional seismic conditions as well as the
ground surface conditions at the crane location.
Its also important to consider how the crane will
be used and any risks that could result from seismic damage,
Not only will ISO 11031 add a layer of confidence to the industry, it also provides a common technical language so that manufacturers,
users and owners understand each other clearly,
no matter where they are a boost for global
trade.
ISO 11031 was developed at the request of Japan
who, following the 1995 earthquake in Kobe, emphasized
the need for a standard to ensure seismic-resistant
cranes. The secretariat of the subcommittee that developed the standard is held by DIN, the ISO member for
Germany.

International Organization for


Standardization

Marunouchi area in Tokyo (2011) following a 8.9


richter scale earthquake. This was before the second
large quake

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Composites &
Alternative Solutions
Scientific advances have resulted
in many new compounds and
composites that will prove to be
an economic solution to problems
found on construction projects
around the world.

Composite Single
Envelope Solution
Will Be UKs
Greenest

new super energy-efficient cold storage warehouse extension for Turners (Soham), one of
the UKs leading temperature controlled storage and distribution companies, is to feature a state-ofthe-art insulated single envelope designed and installed
by composite panel specialist, ISD Solutions.
Forming the weathered external skin of the building,
this will be the first UK chilled distribution warehouse
to incorporate Kingspans latest IPN-QuadCore technology, a new insulated panel core which delivers a thermal
improvement of up to 20% over standard PIR insulated
panels.
Located at Turners existing site near Boston in
Lincolnshire, the 5,500 m extension will provide capacity
for 5,500 pallets, plus packaging space and loading docks,
all chilled to 1C.
It is led by project designers FJB Systems, who have
formulated a range of features to meet Turners environmental goals.
These include the use of natural refrigerants and
reclaimed heat, rain water harvesting to provide all grey
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energy consumption, roof top photovoltaic panels and


rapid doors.
The air-tight fully insulated single envelope construction proposed by ISD Solutions using Kingspan IPNQuadCore panels, adds further environmental benefits
and cost savings both during the construction phase and
energy savings to reduce operational running costs over
the life of the building.
Tony Wall, Managing Director of ISD Solutions said:
We are delighted to be working with FJB
Systems and lead contractor H.H. Adkins on this
ultra-efficient cold store development. Single
envelope composite panel construction is fast
out pacing traditional building methods in
warehouse and cold store developments. The
air-tight thermally efficient building skin can be
constructed around 20% faster than traditional
builds and significantly reduces the need for
secondary steelwork.
ISD Solutionswent on site in April, and completed
work on the single envelope by the end of July 2016 with
final completion and handover of the project expected
this autumn.

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United Kingdom

Prefabricated Bridge For New


Distribution Centre
ECS Engineering Services has completed the turnkey
delivery and installation of a new cycle / footbridge for
a supermarket distribution centre in North London. The
project came from Cauntons, which was the principal
supplier of the steelwork for the construction of the new
building.

deck design had a slight camber to give it the required


strength and an anti-slip surface to make sure it could
be used throughout the year. This project has been
completed to Execution Class 2 under BS EN 1090-2,
mainly because the application does not include motorised vehicles.

The new bridge was created by ECS taking the initial


concept through design, fabrication and final delivery
to produce a turnkey solution. Once the initial designs
were signed off, the main civil engineering contractor
at the London site prepared the concrete abutments.

The completed bridge for this project weighs 26


tonnes and was transported to the London site by a
heavy haulage truck with an escort vehicle. The size of
the bridge meant that it had to be transported under
escort and the route had to be approved by the police
and the highways agency. The planning for the day of
installation was crucial since the local road adjacent to
the new bridge location needed to be closed to allow
the 500 tonne crane to be positioned.

John Cotterill, Manufacturing Operations Director,


said that overall
the bridge
measured eight
metres long by
four metres
wide and consists of the
main deck and
a pair of hand
railings that
were bolted on
later in the project. The main

The
installation
of the bridge
required a 500
tonne crane,
positioned on
an adjacent
road

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Martin Waldron, Project Manager for ECS,


comments:
This project has required some considerable
logistics to get the finished bridge installed on
time and required the use of a massive 500
tonne crane. We had offered to create the bridge
using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) technology
which would have produced a much lighter
bridge and reduced the size of the crane required
significantly. However, in this case the client felt
that a steel construction was more appropriate
for this particular application and so that is what
we have delivered.
The bridge spans a pond that forms the centre of a
wildlife area that has been created as part of the new
development and allows cyclists and pedestrians to cross
the water on their way around the site. The new distribution centre is due to be fitted out in 2016 and operational by 2017.

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Polycarbonate sheets protect art


installation
An exhibition at the Victoria &
Albert Museum in London
showcases extraordinary feats
of engineering that have had a
lasting influence on the global
community. The central element of the 200 square-meter
Elytra Filament Pavilion in the
John Madejski Garden is a delicate structure of carbon and
glass fibers modeled on the
forewing cases of flying beetles, called elytra.

Covestro supported this architectural installation by supplying the Makrolon UV solid


sheets. Covering an area of
over 500 square meters, the
eight millimetre-thick, transparent sheets convey a sense
of lightness without distracting the observer from the
design of the individual elements.
They protect a delicate structure of carbon and glass
fibres, which mimic the forewing cases of flying
beetles.

Durable and weather-resistant


canopy
Thanks to their versatility in processing, the Makrolon
UV sheets can be perfectly adapted to the individual
fiber composite cells. The high impact resistance and
good weather resistance of the UV-protected sheets
further ensure that neither hailstones nor sunlight can
damage the installation in London.

The pavilion was designed by architects Achim


Menges and Moritz Drstelmann, civil engineer Jan
Knippers and climate engineer Thomas Auer, whose aim
was to explore the integration of biomimicry, robotics
and new materials in architecture. The pavilion was
created using a novel manufacturing technique involving
industrial robots that was developed at the University
of Stuttgart.
The interactive exhibition will be expanded continuously over the course of the museums Engineering
Season, through November 6, in response to anonymous
data captured by sensors in the canopy on how visitors
move underneath it.

Covestro

New Rapid Road Repair


Products

Hitex International, a leading global provider of road


safety and surfacing solutions, has announced three new
rapid road repair products.
TexPatch and TexBand Solo are new fill and overband products designed to seal and repair potholes,
cracks, seams and joints to prevent further road surface
deterioration.
As well as being quick and easy to install, they can
be trafficked in minutes to speed up the repair process,
minimise disruption and reduce traffic management
costs.
TexPatch provides a fast, permanent and economical
solution to repair defects over 15 mm deep and up to 1
m such as potholes. Suitable for all asphaltic surfaces,
the thermoplastic material incorporates polymer modified bitumen compound and granite aggregate.

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It is easy to apply using a screed box which ensures


a strong thermal bond to substrates and makes it an
ideal permanent solution for high stress and highly trafficked applications. The dry material is easier to handle
than bituminous products, with no paper bags needing
to be stripped and therefore less waste produced.

up to 40 mm wide in all asphaltic road surfaces and is


sufficiently durable for use on highly stressed surfaces
such as bends and roundabouts. It incorporates grey
granite aggregate with a polished stone value (PSV) of
62+ to improve safety by optimising initial and long term
skid resistance.

TexBand Solo rapidly repairs cracks, seams and joints

Hitex International

Watertight Case For Revamped


Shopping Centre
Currently undergoing a facelift and major
expansion, is the redevelopment of
Oxfords Westgate Shopping Centre
Located in the heart of the historic
city of Oxford, the existing shopping centre is being transformed by main contractor Laing ORourke, with the new
expanded 14 acre development set to
include more than 100 new stores, 25
restaurants and cafes, a new cinema and
rooftop terrace, and a 1,000 space basement car park.
With the site located next to a river,
engineers Waterman Group required a
complete tanking system for the basement areas that could prevent lateral
water movement.
In order to seal the basement car park
slab and the reinforced concrete walls,
the specification included more than
35,000 m of the Sikaproof A08 and A12
system, a totally new concept in membrane barrier design to deliver outstanding levels of watertightness to the lower
floors.
The membrane surface of the new
product is embossed with a grid pattern,
which contains a sealant, and is topped
by a thin layer of fleece which forms a
mechanical bond to the concrete when
it dries.
The grid pattern is also unique. It offers additional
protection, due to the integrated sealant, which bonds
tightly with the surface of the concrete, forming mini
watertight compartments.
Therefore, even if the membrane is damaged or
pierced, moisture or pressured water cannot spread
between the membrane and the concrete structure as
it is contained within the small damaged grid square.
To complete the system, construction joints were
sealed with the SikaSwell jointing system, which consists
of joint sealing profiles that expand on contact with
water to seal any voids between adjoining concrete slabs.
Designed by architects, Chapman Taylor, Construction
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site.
To the southwest of the site, the construction of the
two storey basement car park is continuing with the
upper floor levels of the new John Lewis department
store clearly visible.
The department store is one of the 5 individually
designed buildings connected by a series of public spaces, arcades and pedestrian bridges which sit under elegant glass and steel roofs creating a naturally ventilated
light and open space.
The Westgate Oxford shopping centre scheme is set
for completion in the autumn of 2017

Sika

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Long-Lasting And CostEfficient Floor Sealant


Pasquick technology from Covestro makes coating floors
of industrial and public buildings easier and less
time-consuming than conventional processes, while
delivering results that are just as long-lasting and high
in quality.
Floors in industrial and commercial buildings or in
public spaces are exposed to extreme wear and tear.
Day after day, any number of people walk on them; vehicles roll over them; they are cleaned with chemical
substances and are often exposed to temperature
fluctuations.
Floor coatings must not only meet these requirements, but also fulfill the wishes of building owners and
operators for low-cost application and for the spaces to
be usable again as soon as possible after renovation is
completed.
Covestro has developed a pioneering solution that
meets these requirements and offers a number of additional advantages. Pasquick technology makes coating
floors easier and less time-consuming than conventional
processes, while delivering results that are just as
long-lasting and high in quality.

Advantages along the value-added


chain
Contardo Pafumi, head of marketing for building applications in Covestros Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties
segment said:

Building owners and operators benefit just as


much from the technology as architects, civil
engineers and, of course, floor coating
specialists. Eliminating one of the coating steps
saves contractors time and labor costs. Thanks
to the rapid curing, they can apply several coats
of such floor coatings in a single day using
standard equipment.
Application thus takes place at room temperature,
under less time pressure and with no additional
effort.
The coatings also allow complete renovations as
quickly as possible so the building can go back into use.
Owners and operators thus benefit from lower lost
earnings.
The floor coatings are long-lasting and robust, but
also flexible. They are lightfast, weather-resistant and
have crack-bridging capabilities.

Floor coating at Ave Maria


University
Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida, U.S.A., is an
example of the durability of polyaspartic coatings.
When the private university was founded in 2007, a
concrete floor with a total area of 70,000 ft (approx.
6,500 m meters) had to be provided with an extremely
long-lasting, yet affordable coating with a marble look.
After diamond-polishing the floor and utilizing the
acid stain, the Crown Concrete and Cutting Edge Concrete
companies applied the coating. Thanks to the rapid
curing, they were able to apply the second coat just a
few hours later.
Acid stain prior to application promotes good adhesion of the coating and provides the desired marble
effect.
Despite the tight time frame, work was completed
in time for the universitys grand opening. The scratch-resistant coating has retained its glossy finish over the
years and is also easy to clean.

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Increasing mine safety


and productivity in
China

Photo: Copyright 2016 Eldorado Gold Corp.

Safety is always high on the priority list within the construction,


quarrying and mining industries.
Gone are the days when underground mines used canaries to detect methane gases, etc. as modern detection methods have evolved.

Today, advanced technology takes mine safety to a


new level and is being adopted in parts of the world
where safety has not necessarily been given the priority
it should.
A pioneer in this area is the international group,
formed in Australia, Remote Control Technologies (RCT)
who provide solutions around the world.
Improving safety should not be seen as a cost but as
an investment, because the return in productivity it makes possible is often under
estimated.

Prior to implementing the new technology, White


Mountain utilised handheld Line-of-Sight equipment
which required two workers (one to remote control the
machine and the other to manually control the bucket)
to operate the one machine in order to adhere to regulatory requirements.

The site wanted to utilise proven technology to increase both safety and productivity on site and it was
decided that installing RCTs ControlMaster Teleremote
system onto its Caterpillar R1700 loader was the best
way to achieve these outcomes.

Safety With Economic


Benefits
Canadian-miner Eldorado Golds decision
to deploy RCTs Smart Technology at its
White Mountain gold mine in north-eastern China saw the site strengthen its safety culture, as well as increase mine productivity at the same time.
Operators control the Cat R1700 loader equipped with RCTs ControlMaster
Teleremote system from the comfort
and safety of a remote trailer mounted
module.

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The portable control unit allows


operators to control equipment
efficiently and safely. Being trailer
mounted it can be repositioned at
anytime for greater convenience.
White Mountain was the first
Chinese mine to embrace the
available hardware and technology
and integrate it into the primary ore
extraction tool,
Mr Uyen said.
By utilising RCTs system at the site,
productivity increased substantially
with the site achieving a record of
nearly 6,300 buckets in one month,
which is equivalent to more than
60,000 tonnes of ore.
White Mountains General Manager, Warren Uyen
said:
White Mountain struggled to maintain optimum
productivity due to the continual changing
between manual and LOS remoting.
In addition, LOS always had the potential
for one operator to enter the remoting area if
procedures werent strictly followed.
RCT co-created the design of the remote control
station which was housed in a converted delivery truck
complete with RCT station chair, dual monitors, and a
laser protection barrier system.
This unique solution allows operators to Teleremote
from the comfort of a station with climate control, high
tech video equipment and a red light to protect operators eyes.

The perceived benefits in productivity were estimated between 25-30 per


cent, meaning the system would pay for itself in
less than six months.
However, actual data shows productivity
gains of more than 35 per cent.
Loader operator safety also increased significantly
as miners now conduct bogging operations from within
a custom-built cabin located about 500 metres from the
potentially hazardous stope area.
Fitting the loader with semi automation, further
improved the production. At Eldorados White Mountain
mine in China, the tele-remote loading system is allowing
operators to control loaders from hundreds of metres
away, well away from potential hazards.
Our team took the initiative to build this system.
It was their idea and their work that made this
system successful. Its the first of its kind in
China.

In addition to improving operators comfort levels,


the portable station allows operators to control the
loader from a safe area, within the security of a laser
barrier system ensuring no other personnel can enter
the remoting area which further increases workers
safety.

says Warren Uyen, General Manager at White


Mountain.

The ControlMaster Teleremote system was not only


the first system of its kind to be used in China; it was
also a huge success improving productivity as well as
safety at White
Mountain.

Laser technology keeps the loaders path true to

The loader is fitted with a semi-automation system


that allows it to operate at speeds of up to 10 kilometres
per hour with no steering from the operator.

The Cat R1700 at the


White Mountain Gold
Mine in China.
The 38,500 kg loader
has a gross power
output of 263 kW
and standard bucket
capacities of 5.7 m.
Photo: Copyright
2016 Eldorado Gold
Corp.

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centre even while going around sharp corners. All that


the operator has to do is to direct the tele-remote system
in a forward or reverse direction and direct it left or right
at intersections.
This system can detect major obstacles and keep the
machine traveling on the optimal path. The system also
automatically controls the vehicles steering, braking
and speed. This allows loaders to move more quickly
and with less wear and tear.
They are seeing a much larger benefit to production
than was originally estimated.
Loader productivity is up 510 percent. Its a
great combination of improved safety and
productivity.
The added and most important benefit
was the removal and control of personnel from
the work area.
It reduces operator fatigue and virtually

eliminates impact damage to the machine hitting the walls.


Meanwhile machine data is transmitted
back to the remote control station, so if any critical faults are detected, an alarm sounds and a
message appears on the operators screen just
as if they were in the cabin.
Mr Uyen said the Teleremote system continues to
improve as operator and maintenance skills improve.
Due to the remote location of the mine White
Mountain wanted to be completely self-sufficient in
terms of servicing and maintaining the RCT system.
As a result RCT delivered a two-week comprehensive
training package for operators and technicians and still
provides offsite technical and troubleshooting advice if
and when required.

Remote Control Technologies


(RCT)

Duty Cycle Crawler Cranes In Expansion of


Barcelona Airport
During the first half of 2016 a total of three Liebherr
duty cycle crawler cranes were involved in infrastructural
work in the course of the expansion of Barcelona-El Prat
Airport. The machines included two HS 8100 HD, models
belonging to the newest generation from Liebherr.

Continuous improvements are being made to the


airport infrastructure in order to cope with the increasing
number of passengers. The work includes, among other

things, the linking of the new airport to the suburban


railway.
Between February and August 2016, three duty cycle
crawler cranes from Liebherr were involved in deep
foundation work - two new HS 8100 HD and one older
model, type HS 873 HD. All three machines belonging
to the Spanish construction company
Terratest were equipped with mechanical slurry wall grabs.
The tasks were, on the one hand, to
make an access shaft for the later application of a tunnel casing machine and, on the
other hand, to erect support walls for the
railway, which is partly underground. The
total length of the slurry wall in this section
was about
1,000 m with depths up to 30 m and a
width of 1,200 mm. The soil on the job site,
which is in close vicinity to the sea, consisted of alternate layers of sand and gravel.
The machines worked in shifts, Monday
to Friday from 06.00 to 24.00 hrs, and erected approximately 1,300 m of slurry wall
each per week. The new duty cycle crawler
cranes, type HS 8100 HD, proved to be exceptionally efficient. According to the customer, the diesel consumption of the HS
8100 HD was up to 30 % less than that of a
similar machine. This is achieved, above all,
through the optimized hydraulic system.

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FASTER, FUEL EFFICIENT

F-SERIES
VIDEO

F SERIES WHEEL LOADERS


1. PRODUCTIVITY
FIRST

2. LOW FUEL
CONSUMPTION

3. LESS
MAINTENANCE

Faster cycle times with


100% differential lock on
the front axle, optional
joystick steering and lifting
speed of the loader.

Fuel consumption reduced by


up to 10%. On models 721F
to 921F the optional 5-speed
transmission delivers up
to 20% fuel savings.

Service intervals are


extended by 50%.
On models 521F to 921F
easy and safe
ground-level access.

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What's New in Plant & Equipment

New Cat 323F LN


Excavator

The new Cat 323F LN excavator is specially designed


with reinforced structures and massive counterweights
to take on the most severe applications.
The heavy duty booms and sticks feature high
strength steel and box section construction with internal
baffles for added durability. The massive upper frame,
carbody (lower frame), and track roller frames are designed for strength and long-term durability.
This F Series excavator delivers a 4 percent improvement in fuel efficiency, compared with the 323E LN,
resulting primarily from the efficiency of the 120 kW net
power Cat C4.4 ACERT engine that meets EU Stage IV
emission standards.
Proven electronic, fuel, air, and aftertreatment components (including a maintenance-free diesel particulate
filter) provide effective emissions control without interrupting work cycles and with no compromise in productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability, or service life.
The engine is further enhanced with an automatic
engine speed control that lowers engine speed during
no load/light load conditions, an engine idle shutdown
system that stops the engine after a pre-set idling interval, and standard, ECO or HP modes that allow operators
to tailor machine performance to the application. The
engine also operates efficiently on biodiesel up to B20
when blended with ULSD fuel.
The 323F LN hydraulic system places major components in close proximity to minimize piping lengths and
to reduce frictional losses and pressure drops. Combined
with boom and stick regeneration circuits that reduce
load on the main pumps, the Cat hydraulic system contributes significantly to overall fuel savings.
The 323F LN is available with two configurations for
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Operator Environment, Safety,


Serviceability
The pressurized cab is spacious and quiet with large glass
areas for all-around visibility. The cab features positive
air filtration, height-adjustable joystick consoles, large
colour monitor and available air suspension, heated and
cooled seat options.
Safety features include a cab-integrated roll-over-protection structure (ROPS), anti-skid surfaces, programmable halogen working lights, easily stored upper and
lower windows, large skylight, and a rearview and right
side view camera system.
Serviceability features include ground-level access
to major maintenance points, electric fuel system priming pump, remote fuel tank drain, and a fuel level indicator to help avoid overfilling.

Technology Enhancements
Cat Connect helps customers get more value from their
Cat equipment and improve jobsite efficiency.
Cat Grade Control Depth and Slope, included in the
Cat Connect technologies, is a standard factory-integrated system that allows operators to attain grades quickly
and efficiently.
The system incorporates well-protected sensors in
the front linkage to provide real-time positioning information and cut-and-fill data via the standard cab
monitor.
This helps eliminate digging and slope rework by
doing it right first time, saving money on fuel and materials, while also minimizing the need for grade
checking.
The system can easily be upgraded to 3D capability

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Operating Weight Range
Max. Digging Depth
Max. Reach (ground level)
Gross Power (ISO 14396)

Net Power (ISO 9249)

21 930 kg 23 620 kg
6 710 mm * 6 270 mm **
9 850 mm* 9 800 mm**
122 kW

120 kW

*323F LN with Reach Boom, 2.9m stick, and 1.3m bucket


**323F LN with VA Boom, 2.5m stick, and 1.3m bucket

by adding proven Cat AccuGrade GPS or Universal Total


Station (UTS) systems.
Optional Cat GRADE with
ers further gains in efficien-

ASSIST delivcy
and

productivity. With the touch of a button and stick control,


the simple to use system automates grade work typically
done by the operator with manual boom/stick/bucket
controls.
Operators can reach target grades up to 45 percent
faster than with conventional grading techniques and
up to 30 percent faster than with grade control systems
that provide indication only guidance. The systems builtin features also include grade protect, ceiling protect,
and floor protect.

Caterpillar

Kobelco SK300LC-10
Excavator
As part of
t h e Ko b e l co
Generation 10, the
SK300LC delivers value,
productivity and durability.
Powered by a 252-hp
Tier IV Final HINO engine, enables it to easily
tackle heavy-duty applications and is one of the most
powerful and fuel efficient excavators in its
class.
Max. digging reach
Max. digging reach at ground level
Max. digging depth
Max. digging height
Max. dumping clearance
Min. dumping clearance
Max. vertical wall digging depth
Min. swing radius
Bucket capacity ISO heaped

11,720 mm
11,540 mm
8,100 mm
10,430 mm
7,530 mm
1,660 mm
7,000 mm
4,550 mm
0.8 m

The SK300LC-10 is designed to provide exceptional


low emissions and increased working performance to
maintain

unparalleled working efficiency, and is the latest Kobelco


conventional excavator to comply with Stage 4 exhaust
emissions regulations.
This engine is the same unit that powers Kobelco
machinery from the higher 35-ton operating class and,
therefore, its powerful 186 kW output makes the
SK300LC-10 a top performer in its class. Reinforcing the
performance aspect is the superb bucket digging force
of 209 kN as well as drawbar pull and swing torque figures that are among the highest in class.
Fuel efficiency through refinement is an important
aspect in all Kobelco designs in order to save operating
costs. The refinement of trusted power-plants has led
to a decrease in fuel consumption in Eco-mode/S-mode
and maximising fuel efficiency in H-mode.
Serviceability and operator refinement on the
SK300LC-10 is enhanced. The latest upper deck/cabin
profile mirrors the proven SK350LC-10 and provides easy
access to the engine compartment for daily operator
checks and scheduled servicing needs.
At the same time the deck/cabin layout provides the
operator with wide visibility to the right side.
Ease of transportation was also a key factor during
the design process of the SK300LC-10. Although this
machine has all the benefits of a 35-ton category engine,
including cabin and upper frame (excluding the counterweight), the lower carriage is designed for the 30-ton
category.
The SK300LCs new travel motor increases traction force by
10%, enabling it to deliver a drawbar pulling force more powerful
than competitive models without sacrificing travel speed.
This video from Kobelco
Australia shows the features common across the series.

Kobelco Construction
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What's New in Plant & Equipment

ATLAS AK 66.3E Folding Crane


Launched earlier this year at bauma, Atlas GmbH has now taken
the latest self-loading truck crane
on to other events.
The AK 66.3E folding crane is
in the 62 kNm size-class with up
to four hydraulic extensions, negative boom angle, and a lifting
capacity of 360 kg at its maximum
reach of 11 meters.
At a reach of 1.74 meters, it
can lift 2.83 tons - a significant
load for this size crane.
The customer benefits from
the advantages of the negative
boom angle, which means even
in very difficult operating environments that require extreme manoeuvrability in the tightest spaces, the load can be set down or picked up very
precisely. This makes the crane extremely versatile, agile
and when coupled with the sensitive ergonomic radio
remote control.
The durable AK 66.3 E is already designed for applications with light grabs. When working on construction
sites, this advantage pays off by providing the fastest
possible working cycles.
In addition, the AK 66.3 E is equipped with wear-free
sensors, which reliably monitor the processes of the
safety features in accordance with EN12999. Due to the
optional wide stabilizer widths, it can be used on relatively small trucks and also on larger vehicles with a very
short support width so in every situation, secure and
stable operation is guaranteed.
All cranes of the E series come with a comprehensive

package of safety and comfort features for more efficient


and comfortable operation; this lets the operator focus
on his work instead of on complex machine operations
and adjustments.
In addition, ATLAS offers a wide range of optional
features for these cranes in order to adapt them individually to many varied applications; among others,
these features include automatic folding.
Also new in the compays range of folding cranes is
the 152.3 - a folding crane with up to six extensions and
a maximum reach of 16.70 m. The usual wide range of
options are available such as additional functions for
grab and grab rotate and various stabilizing widths to
ensure excellent stability on even the trickiest of truck
platforms.

Atlas GmbH

Lighter And Faster Line Of Robotic Total Stations


Sokkia introduces the iX series. Featuring ultrasonic
technology, it is designed to provide the smoothest and
most accurate
prism-tracking
possible.

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the market. With a rotation speed of 150


per-second, the iX series offers efficiency of a
single-operator robotic system and the power
of long-range reflectorless measurements of up
to 800 m and 6,000 m with a reflector.

Ultrasonic
technology is the
driving force for
the iX Series,

The new UltraTrac technology gives increased


prism-tracking strength in all conditions. Advanced instrument algorithms deliver the confidence required to
move ahead.

said Ray Kerwin,


director of global surveying products.

The system is designed to be a compact solution and


is a third smaller and lighter than previous robotic Sokkia
instruments.

T h e
UltraSonic motors are the thinnest, lightest, and
most reliable on

Along with complementing Sokkia products, the instrument is designed with an open platform for additional compatibility with non-proprietary software and
controllers.

Sokkia

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What's New in Plant & Equipment

Komatsus largest-ever
haul truck

Komatsu Australia has announced the release of the


980E-4 electric-drive haul truck its largest-ever with
a payload capacity of 363 tonnes (400 US tons).
Power for the 980E-4 comes from a Komatsu
SSDA18V170 Tier 2 engine, rated at 2611 kW which in
combination with its GE Mining dual IGBT electric drive
system provides a top speed of 60 km/h.
According to Scott Harrington, Komatsu Australias
National Product Manager, Mining, this engine provides
one of the lowest brake-specific fuel consumption (BSFC)
in this truck class.
Applications for this truck include iron ore, coal and
other resources requiring bulk material movement when
matched to large loading tools, to deliver the lowest
possible cost-per-tonne.
As with other trucks in Komatsus ultra class electric
drive haul trucks range, the 980E-4 was designed, developed and manufactured by Komatsu America Corp
at its Peoria operation in Illinois for customers around
the world.
Harrington said:
Komatsu was the first to introduce AC drive
systems for ultra-class mining trucks in 1996,
and has ever since continued to demonstrate to
our customers in Australia and globally the
incomparable performance and reliability that
Komatsu trucks provide,
The 980E-4 is based on the proven high
quality Komatsu design that will deliver exceptional productivity and outstanding availability
over the whole life of the asset, to provide our
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haulage option.
A number of major components on the 980E-4 are
common to Komatsus successful and well proven 960E-2
truck. These include the engine, radiator, alternator,
retarder and cab.
Other key components have been developed specifically for the new 980E-4, engineered to meet the demands of its 363 tonne rated payload.
These major component changes include larger wheel
motors and hydraulic components.
The new GDY108C wheel motors, based on GE
Minings proven GDY108B design, are longer to accommodate the 980E-4s 44 inch rims and incorporate a
number of gearing and bearing design changes.
Hoist cylinders, steering cylinders and suspension
cylinders have all increased in capacity, ensuring that
with these trucks can maintain a known rated hydraulic
system pressure and Komatsu component design life
targets.
Brief specs of the 980E-4 are: Payload, 363 tonnes
(400 US tons); fully loaded weigth, 625 tonnes (689 US
tons); body capacity, by design; engine, Komatsu
SSDA18V170 QSK78 rated at 2611 kW; maximum loaded
speed, 60km/h; braking system, 4476 kW electric dynamic retarder plus wet disc brakes front and rear; tyre
size, 59/80R63(standard); overall height, 8 m.

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What's New in Plant & Equipment

New John Deere


Hydraulic Coupler
for Compact
Excavators

Switching buckets has never been easier with the new


John Deere hydraulic coupler (16GE23) for compact
excavators.
Operators are no longer required to exit the cab to
switch buckets, so site clearing can continue with high
productivity and minimal interruptions. The hydraulic
coupler is designed for 35G, 50G and 60G excavators,
and is compatible with the ever-expanding lineup of
John Deere Worksite Pro attachments.
The hydraulic coupler offers many key features
that help drive additional productivity from an excavator.
Most notable is the wedge bar locking system that compensates for wear and keeps the coupler joint tight.
The wedge-style bucket pickup enables compact
excavators to maintain breakout forces by keeping weight
down, and operators can easily switch to other attachments, such as hydraulic hammers, with an adaptive
bracket. The coupler is activated using a rocker switch.

Once activated, curling the bucket unlocks the


coupler.

John Deere

Groundforce unveils SheetMaster

from damage or extraction chains to pull the sheet


out of the ground.
The SheetMaster comprises a pair of slotted legs
which engage over the top of the sheet. A spring-loaded pin located on the upper leg engages with the
shackle-hole in the sheet to hold it firmly in place.
With the sheet secured, the operator then lifts it
into the vertical and, using the excavators hydraulic
controls, pitches the sheet ready for driving.
Once the sheet has been toed-in by the excavator,
the spring loaded pin is released by pulling on a lanyard which then allows about 300 mm of vertical
movement, allowing the SheetMaster to be used as
a hammer to drive the sheet to depth or refusal.
Handling and installing trench sheets is now quicker,
more controllable and safer thanks to SheetMaster, the
new three-in-one revolutionary trench sheet handling
tool from Groundforce Shorco.
SheetMaster is a multi-function sheet handling and
installation attachment that connects to an excavator
boom via a standard quick-hitch coupler.
Designed to replace three regularly-used trench sheet
handling tools on site, each of which has its limitations.
With this new attachment, there is no need for pitching
or quick release shackles; used to lift the sheet into the
vertical for positioning, driving caps to protect the sheet

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Traditionally, a heavy steel driving cap is placed


over the top of the sheet; not an easy or safe operation
if the sheet is several metres up in the air
Again, enhanced safety is the main benefit here,
although savings in time and labour are also factors.
When it comes to extracting driven sheets at the end
of the job, SheetMaster is simply placed over the top of
the sheet and the pin re-engaged with the shackle-hole.
It is then a simple matter of pulling the sheet out of the
ground with the excavator.

Groundforce

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What's New in Plant & Equipment

Komatsu PC7000 nextgeneration mining shovel


Komatsu Mining has released its next generation in
mining shovels, the PC7000, a 700 tonne class machine
available in face shovel and backhoe configurations.
It is matched to plus-200 tonne trucks such as
Komatsus 830E, 860E and 930E haul units.
The Komatsu PC7000 is designed to meet the mining
industrys requirements for high productivity and offers
lowest cost per ton in its class.
With Komatsu customers requirements clearly defined, the development of the Komatsu PC7000 began.
Komatsu designed this 677 ton machine with the aim
to create the safest and highest performing shovel in its
class.
Powered by two 1250 kW diesel engines the shovel
can lift a 36 m (47 yd) front shovel bucket. Adapting
to different mining approaches and circumstances,
Komatsu also provides, as an option, backhoe attachments with a 36 m (47 yd) bucket and an electric drive
train.
By design, the shovel perfectly matches 240 to 290
short ton trucks such as the Komatsu 830E and Komatsu
860E. Operators will experience improved ease when
digging and bucket filling as Komatsu reviewed both the
bucket design and hydraulic layout.
With the new open circuit, hydraulic system the
shovel swings faster and penetrates the material
easier.
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points for easier access, was taken into account when


scheming the shovel. Komtrax Plus, the latest Komatsu
machine monitoring system, is installed on the machine
and lets customers check the operating status of their
machine.

Safety matters
Continuing to improve machine and human safety,
Komatsu developed a new safety concept for this new
machine. The Komatsu PC7000 is equipped with an illuminated 45 primary access and egress stairway.
In case of emergency, a solid anti-slip, flip-down
ladder provides secure egress from the cab and machinery house. In addition, Komatsu has upgraded the light
arrangements to LED technology for brighter and safer
service and operation.

Brief specifications
The PC7000 (diesel drive variant) power is from two Tier
2-rated Komatsu SSDA16V159E-2 engines, rated at 2500
kW.
Crawler assembly overall length is 10,500 mm ; track
pad width, 1500/1900 mm; maximum travel speed, 2.5
km/h; bucket capacity (backhoe and front shovel) 36 m
at 1.8 tonnes/m material density; backhoe bucket breakout force, 1671 kN; front shovel bucket breakout force,
1994 kN; operating weight, 682 tonnes (backhoe) and
674 tonnes (front shovel).

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Komatsu introduces
D37EX/PX-24 Dozer
Komatsu Europe announces the introduction of the
D37EX/PX-24 dozer to the European market. An all-round
compact performer built on the widely recognised benefits of its predecessor for any grading or earthmoving
application.
The smallest model in the Komatsu dozer
range, the D37EX/PX-24 features a Komatsu
EU Stage IV engine with, according to
Komatsu, class-leading power and unrivalled fuel efficiency, along with improved
comfort and an automatic idling engine shut down
system.
William Groven, product manager at Komatsu Europe
says:
The D37EX/PX-24 is a compact, versatile and
powerful dozer that is easily transported
between different job sites. Residential and
commercial developments, road works, land
clearing or forestry, the D37EX/PX-24 with its
hydrostatic drive is ideal for your light to medium
dozing and grading applications.
Available in either long track-on-ground (EX) or low
ground pressure (PX) configuration, the crawler dozer
offers flotation and weight distribution options to customers, tailored to their applications.
The new Komatsu dozer features a powerful and efficient 3.26 litre, 66,1 kW (89 HP), SAA4D95LE-7 EU
Stage IV emissions-certified engine with a Heavy-duty
aftertreatment system. A Selective Catalytic Reduction

(SCR) system is now added to the Komatsu Diesel


Oxidation Catalyst (KDOC), which requires only passive
regeneration - with no fuel wasted to clean the exhaust
filter.
Wear life of Komatsus high quality components was
further increased, and a new triple labyrinth seal now
protects the final drive from dirt and damage.
The new high-comfort cab has an air suspension high
back seat, adjustable and heated. Possibilities for fleet
management are expanded thanks to an upgraded
high-resolution TFTLCD machine monitor, with ECO/
POWER mode selection and operator identification.
The latest KOMTRAX telematics, and the Komatsu
Care complimentary maintenance program, offer top
fleet management and support, protect the machine
against misuse and guarantee maximum efficiency and
uptime.

Komatsu Europe

John Deere Cold Planer Attachment


The latest addition to the John Deere Worksite Pro attachment line-up, the D-Series cold planers, transform
a skid steer, compact track loader (CTL) or compact
wheel loader into an efficient milling machine.
These attachments are ideal for customers performing street repairs, matching uneven pavement surfaces,
cutting drainage in parking lots and cleaning up around
larger milling machines.
The four new D-Series models (CP12D, CP18D, CP24D
and CP30D) offer
increased performance and productivity, delivering up to 10
percent more cut
rate over their
C - S e r i e s
predecessors.
The exclusive
angled soil-guard
design prevents

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the wheels from riding up and over millings. Significantly


reduced rolling resistance also increases cutting force.
Increased weight on the new models helps keep the
planer in place and reduces bounce, for a smoother cut,
while the planing-drum mounting enables closer planing
near curbing. The tilt can be adjusted independently to
allow planing on both the left and right sides of the
machine.
Uptime boosting features include protective shields
for electrical and hydraulic components, solid hardened-steel wheels and cylinders that are positioned up
and out of the way of obstructions and debris.
With the universal, self-cleaning Quik-Tatch easy attachment system found on all John Deere skid steers,
CTLs and compact excavators, the machine can easily
add and remove the cold planer in no time.

John Deere

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What's New in Plant & Equipment

Cats More Powerful 950L and 962L


Medium Wheel Loaders

he new Cat L Series medium wheel loaders 950L and 962L - are more powerful and fuel-efficient than predecessor models made possible
by featuring significant drive-train and hydraulic-system
refinement, operator safety and convenience enhancements as well as retaining proven technoligies such as
Z-bar linkage, Cat Performance Series buckets, and options such as automatic traction control, enhanced ride
control system.
The 950L and 962L use a productive and fuel-efficient
Cat C7.1 ACERT engine with a maximum gross power
rating of 195 kW (265 horsepower) and approximate
operating weights from 18 000 to 19 000 kg (40,000 to
42,400 pounds).
The updated and refined Cat ACERT engines offer
increased engine power by 22% in the 950L and 8% in
the 962L (compared to H series) to greatly improve machine performance and response.

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The 950L and 962L use a 5F/3R countershaft power-shift transmission.


In addition, the Integrated Braking System (IBS) regulates downshifting in proportion to the required braking
force, resulting in smoother downshifts and increased
deceleration control.
To expand the versatility of L Series models with work
tools such as forks, grapple buckets, dozer blades, rakes,
and plows, the available Cat Fusion Coupler System allows fast tool changes and provides performance virtually identical to pin-on tools. The couplers advanced
wedging mechanism creates a tight, rattle-free attachment and long service life.

Fuel efficiency
The machines are designed for maximum fuel efficiency
and lowest fuel consumption while maintaining high
performance. The new models are not only more

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What's New in Plant & Equipment


powerful, but also feature up to 10% less fuel consumption for the 950 and 962L compared with H Series
predecessors.
The power-dense ACERT engines burn less fuel by
providing power and torque when needed. Cats innovative powertrain, hydraulic, cooling and electronic systems intelligently lower average working engine speeds
and reduce overall system heat loads resulting in significantly improved performance and fuel efficiency.
Furthermore, the productive Economy Mode provides
maximum fuel savings with minimal productivity
impact.
The efficient load-sensing hydraulic system features
proportional flow for fast, smooth hydraulic response
with optimum controllability. The system is designed to
deliver more engine power to the wheels at partial hydraulic flow, allowing faster cycle times in load-and-carry
and ramp operations, as well as higher rimpull when
digging.
An on-demand fan further enhances fuel efficiency
and lowers sound levels. In addition, the engine-idle-management and the engine-idle-shutdown systems that
reduce or stop the engine after a pre-set idling
interval.

Operator comfort and safety

comfort, visibility, and efficiency. Seat-mounted, electro-hydraulic implement controls and programmable
(in-cab) kick-outs provide optimum work-tool control,
complemented by automatic cylinder snubbing that
protects the machine structures and enhances
performance.
New, streamlined control panel includes easy to reach
highly utilized machine controls to increase operator
efficiency. Powerful heating and air-conditioning systems
keep operators comfortable in any climate. Viscous
mounts to reduce vibration and cabin sound levels.
For added safety, stair-like steps along with a large
entry door to the cab reduce the angle of entry, and grab
bars provide safe access to machine platforms. Floor-toceiling glass in the windshield, large mirrors with spot
mirrors, and a standard rear-vision camera combine to
provide all-around visibility.

Durability
The front and rear frames of the new models are fabricated of high-strength materials for long-term durability, robotically welded to ensure reliable performance,
and designed to dissipate forces associated with aggressive loading and digging. The articulating hitch system,
joining front and rear frames, provides exceptional bearing-force capacity.

The new operator environment features four post Roll


Over Protection System (ROPS) cab providing superior

Caterpillar

New Cat Tilt


Buckets
A new line of Cat tilt buckets is available for Cat crawler-excavator models 311-325 and for wheel excavator
models M314M322. The new buckets, available in
both pin-on and coupler configurations, hydraulically
tilt 45 degrees from vertical, right and left, to provide
added capability when working on angled surfaces
or performing precise grading.
The buckets install easily and are designed for
such applications as ditch cleaning, landscaping,
and various construction tasks. In addition, the
buckets can be used for conventional excavating in
low-impact soils, including top soil and clay.
The tilt buckets are equipped with two horizontal cylinderssized to provide forces matched to
the machinethat allow the operator to position
the bucket and maintain grade without moving
the machine. The horizontal-cylinder design allows
a low-profile for the bucket, while protecting the
cylinders from material flow.
The new buckets are drilled and tapped to accept
the bolt-on sensor and clips required to make them
plug-and-play compatible with Cat Grade Control 3D.
Grade control provides visual and audio positioning
guidance for the operator via the machines in-cab monitor, enhancing the speed, accuracy, and material-movement efficiency of excavating and grading tasks.

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Tilt buckets feature a reversible, wear-resistant, bolt-on cutting edge that protects the base edge and provides extended service life.
In addition, bucket surfaces subject to heavy wear, such
as corners, are protected with replaceable, weld-in inserts of premium-grade steel (400 BHN).

Caterpillar Buckets
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What's New in Plant & Equipment

Sennebogen Crane For Well


Drilling And Mobile Pipe Work
If numerous holes must be drilled at short
intervals, or if the work must be accomplished in tight spaces, a small and flexible duty cycle crane is ideal.

In the fall of 2016, Sennebogen


will introduce the new 624. A
compact basic unit that is quickly available
for the installation to piping machines
and for rope operations. The new machine
will be referred to
as taxi duty cycle crane
and uses a foldable
box-type boom that
can be assembled
into its transport position in three simple
steps.

Foldable boom
safes time and
space
This simple technology
makes it possible to
have the crane
ready in only a few
minutes. The operator requires only a few steps to have the machine ready,
operate it, and subsequently load the machine back onto
the truck. This allows the machine not only to be employed in the tightest spaces, but it can also be transported very fast from one construction site to the next.
During the transport, the boom is folded next to the

cab and alongside the uppercarriage. This saves time


and space during the assembly. The boom can be extended to a maximum length of 19 m. Two 6 t free-fall
winches in the uppercarriage provide the necessary
tractive force. The individually adjustable free-fall brake
makes the operation simple and easy.

Mobile variant or crawler drive


With an operating weight of 27 t and a design that
qualifies it to be used as a full-fledged duty cycle crane,
the new crane is remarkable in its performance class
under 30 t a unique characteristics that opens a multitude of potential applications.
In the future, two variants of the undercarriage will
be available.
A robust crawler undercarriage provides maximum
stability and manoeuvrability in any terrain.
A variant with tyres and outriggers for pipe installations in the downtown area.
The 27 t duty cycle crane will also be used in the
future to close the gap in water engineering applications.
Due to its low operating weight, the machine can be
easily installed on pontoons or barges and employed for
all types of water conservation applications and maintenance tasks

Sennebogen

New CM1600 Series Flat-Top Tower


Cranes From Comansa
The CM1600 Series is formed by four brand new models
and two more to come in the following months
Tower crane manufacturer Comansa CM, part of the
Linden Comansa group, has launched a new series of
flat-top tower cranes. Four new models with maximum
load capacity of 10 and 12 tonnes are already available
for the market, while two more will be arriving before
the end of the year.
The new cranes from the Hangzhou factory are models 16CM185 (10 t), 16CM185 (12 t), 16CM220 (10 t)
and 16CM220 (12 t), all with maximum jib length of 65
metres. The cranes 16CM260 (10 t) and 16CM260 (12
t) will be launched soon and will come with jib length
of 70 metres.
All the cranes from the CM1600
Series feature flat-top design,
frequency controlled
mechanisms, different options of hoist
speeds and the
PowerLift system.

Series allows Comansa CM to fill the gap between the


CM1100 Series (with max. loads of 6 and 8 tonnes) and
the CM2100 Series (up to 25 tonnnes of maximum load
capacity). According to Sales Manager, Mr. Andy Huang,
Comansa CMs range is now even more
complete and
allows us to be
part of
all types of

projects,
from small
residential to
large-scale
industrial and
infrastructures.

Comansa
Tower Cranes

This new CM1600

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What's New in Plant & Equipment

Chemical Resistant
Solenoid Valves
The Fluid Control Division Europe of Parker Hannifin
Corporation, has released new stainless steel solenoid
valves. The 221G range offers extreme resistance to
corrosion and aggressive chemicals, and with its ATEX
certification, is suited to use in explosive
environments.
With a durable high-grade 316L stainless steel construction plus fluoroelastomer (FKM) sealing to provide
fluid and chemical resistance, the 221G series combines
long life and reduced maintenance requirements in the
harshest operating environments.
Typical applications include those found in oil & gas,
petrochemical, food processing and pharmaceutical
installations.
Due to their high flow rates of up to 170 litres/min.,
the new valves provide an opportunity to reduce the
overall size of customer installations and cut costs by up
to approximately 10%. The new series valves are based
on proven technology that has evolved over 40 years
and is used in a popular sister family offered in brass.
The modular design of the valves allows assembly to
a large range of coils including many with ATEX, IP67,

UL/VDE
approvals.
This makes
them ideal
for use in
applicati o n s
where
cleaning
agents are present such as in car wash installations, industrial washing
machines or food processing. The series in stainless steel
is available in a two-way, normally closed format with
port sizes ranging from 3/8 inch to one inch.
Valry Blanchet, Marketing Product Manager for
Parkers Fluid Control Division Europe said:
This new stainless steel version makes the 221G
Series exceptionally durable for applications
where aggressive cleaning agents are present,
and particularly for rigorous wash-down
environments. They also provide a long-life and
reliable solution in ATEX environments.

Parker Hannifin

Enerpac SPMT600 Transporter


Enerpac introduces the SPMT600 Series Self-Propelled
Modular Transporter (SPMT), a three axle per trailer
modular system featuring a minimised height, slim design and remote wireless control operation capabilities,
making it highly suitable for operating in confined
spaces.
Flexibility of use and configuration is also key.
Depending on the model number, the trailers and HPUs
can be configured to a maximum of 4 trailers in 2 rows
(4x2) or 6 trailers in 2 rows (6x2).
The Wireless Intelli-Drive Remote Controller is a key
feature of the SPMT600. With its simple to use interface
an operator can learn

how to use the system in one day.


Wheel propulsion is via hydraulic drive motors; all
wheels have individual drive motors, which provides
maximum traction. Each wheel unit has both a steering
and a lifting cylinder at its disposal. In total, one trailer
can support 60 metric tons of load.
"The Intelli-Drive Remote Controller is, by far,
the feature of the SPMT that customers will
benefit most from. One person can operate the
transporter remotely, safely away from the load.
This single point of control reduces risk of
operator miscommunication."
Pete Crisci, Enerpac Global Business
Development Leader for Integrated Solutions.
The SPMT600 features a number of key functional and safety features including:
Highest rating Tier-4 diesel hydraulic power
unit for reduced emissions
A low-profile, slim design, ideal for in-plant
operation
Intelli-Drive wireless control system, intuitive and easy to use
Two trailers and a power pack can be
shipped inside one 20-ft. container

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