Bauer plans to use the Intermat 2012 exhibition, which takes place in Paris between 16 and 21 April, to launch its latest innovations for the foundation sector. The company says the main highlight will be the fully redesigned BG30 drilling rig, which will be displayed alongside the MC64 foundation crane. According to Bauer, many of the innovations on the new BG30 rig are based on customer suggestions and include a redesigned and relocated main winch to offer increased capacity and greater drilling depths, as well as a new design for the counterweights that allows them to be stacked horizontally instead of just vertically, which Bauer says adds greater flexibility for different applications.
The machine on display at Intermat will feature the Bauer torque multiplier system BTM (DKS) that has a double rotary head system to allow construction of cased CFA piles.
Machine control specialist Moba will be unveiling its latest compaction control system at Intermat. The new MCA-200 roller system is designed to optimise the compaction of earth-moving operations as well as road construction activity.
The GPS-based system features temperature recording facilities as well as the ability to record the number of passes with information visible in real time through a graphical in-cab display. According to Moba, the comparison of projected and current patterns enables exact compaction to be achieved and unnecessary roller passes are avoided. This permits a highly efficient use of the roller and reduces operating costs and machine wear.
All data is stored and can be transferred to the office for further processing. The CAN-bus based system can be mounted on any roller and can also be retro-fitted.
Moba will display its excavator and bulldozer machine control systems at the show.
Also on display at Intermat will be Atlas Copco’s new HB4100 hydraulic breaker, which the company claims offers improved performance and efficiency over previous models.
The 4.1t breaker is designed for use with excavators in the 40t to 70t operating weight class and features many improvements to help make the breaker more durable. One of the main developments is a new guide system, which is said to offer better protection of the retaining bar, as well as a reinforced service window and lateral swivel threaded connections.
The HB4100 now also features the VibroSilenced system to protect operators against noise and vibrations, PowerAdapt to switch off the breaker in the event of a hydraulic overload and AutoControl for the adjustment of the blow frequency and blow energy to the hardness of the material being broken.