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Best of Bauma

A glimpse into the future of construction will be available for visitors to the world's biggest exhibition of construction equipment. Bauma will be held at the new Munich Fairground from 2-8 April, and more than 2000 manufacturers will be there to display

Amman As part of the Amman group, Wibau's new asphalt mixing plants will be one of the points of interest on the stand, including one model which can be powered by coal dust. On the compaction side Amman's ACE system will feature.

Currently fitted to two models of roller, it chooses the appropriate power, checks work quality and signals when optimum compaction has been reached.

Atlas Copco Making their debut on the Atlas Copco stand at Bauma will be the company's high powered COP2550 rock drill fitted to the ROC F9 surface crawler rig, plus the ROC L6 down the hole surface crawler rig. Also on display will be the new generation Swellex rock bolts.

Atlas Copco's development engineers will be on hand to discuss new products and individual projects and problems.

Bauer This year Bauer's foundation equipment division will become an independent company within the Bauer Group, allowing greater concentration on development of specialist equipment. Examples of Bauer rigs will be featured as well as details of current projects.

Bell South-African based articulated dumptruck manufacturer Bell Equipment will be showing its modified B40 C truck for the first time. The conventional rear tipping system on this model has been replaced by an ejector tray mechanism. Also on the stand will be the company's B25 C and B30 C trucks; most popular among European buyers.

Boart Longyear Several new launches are among the Boart Longyear range to be shown at this year's Bauma. For the exploration drilling industry there will be a wireline drilling rod, RQ-HP, with new threads to provide longer product life.

The hard rock drilling industry will find a new range of consumables and there will be an upgraded anchor drilling rig, the Deltabase 121. The latest high pressure injection systems will also be on show, plus rotary drum cutters for fitting to excavators, wall and floor saws, diamond coring bits and blades. For road planing there will be a new drum and a pick clip system, while in the instrumentation and monitoring sector is the new EL-IPI chain inclinometer.

BG Pavers Two further additions to the range of BGP new generation asphalt finishers will be shown; 8t and 17t crawler driven units.

The low profile pavers offer ergonomically designed operator cockpits which provide unrestricted visibility. Other improvements are load sensing hydraulic circuits, and rapid electric screed heating control and dual path, microprocessorgoverned track drive system.

Bomag Among new developments at compaction equipment manufacturer Bomag are 3t and 5t rollers for light earthworks, plus a BW 177DH-3 roller equipped with DGPS which allows position to be determined to the nearest 50mm.

This is seen as being of particular interest on large-scale projects allowing compacted areas to be documented precisely. Bomag has also updated its Variomatic compaction system which automatically selects amplitude for optimum performance. The company will also show a new soil stabiliser, rollers with special drums for cohesive soils and rock, and a number of other innovations.

Case There will be new products in each of the six sectors in which Case competes; small wheel loaders;

wheeled loaders; hydraulic excavators; compaction equipment; graders and dump trucks. In all, more than 20 machines will make their debut.

Graders are a new entry to the Case line up, and the company will also introduce the first of three articulated dumptruck models.

Caterpillar The world's largest manufacturer of construction equipment is now almost a one-stop shop. Virtually every major item of equipmentwith the exception of cranes - can be sourced from Caterpillar.

Machines on show will range from compact equipment such as mini excavators, skid steer loaders and small wheel loaders to the 130t 5110B excavator. Two new articulated dumptrucks will debut in Munich and the company will also show the CS-683E, the largest of three new vibratory soil compactors. Of particular interest are likely to be four new paver models produced by Bitelli, the Italian manufacturer acquired by Caterpillar last year. Altogether more than 50 models from Cat's vast product line will be on show including specialist attachments for demolition and materials handling and industrial engines and generator sets.

CIFA The CIFA range will be comprehensively represented at Bauma, covering ready mixed concrete, concrete pumping and specialist concrete equipment for tunnelling. CIFA produces concrete mixing plant with outputs between 75m 3and 120m 3an hour, plus a range of truck mixers. New introduction is the Magnum 25-5, fitted with a redesigned threesection boom and closed-circuit electronic pumping control. Other firsts are the Magnum 20 truck mixer boom and CIFA's advanced sprayed concrete equipment, with special booms and formwork for tunnelling applications.

Controls A sophisticated range of nondestructive testing equipment will be shown on the Controls stand.

Additions include the Automatic Triaxial Machine, which can carry out testing in both standard and anisotropic conditions, either with controlled displacement rate or with controlled load rate. Also on display will be two new concrete testing machines; the MCC6-MCC8 computerised control console for civil engineering test systems and the Digimax Plus accessory which acquires, processes and stores test measurements and produces test certificates.

Dawson Dawson Construction Plant will show a new addition to its range of double acting impact hammers - said to be the fastest in the world with a strike rates of 70 to 80 blows per minute. Twenty years ago the company launched the world's first universal pile threader - Bauma will see the launch of the successor to this market leading product plus an entirely new concept in foundation piling which promises silent installation, negligible ground disturbance and calibrated load carrying.

Delmag The D21 diesel pile hammer will be a highlight on the Delmag stand. In a environmentally friendly move, an advanced filter system and silencing renders it around 50% quieter than a conventional hammer. Delmag will also show its largest pile hammer, the D200 with an all up weight of 56t and ram rate of 20t. The stand will also display a range of drill rigs.

Doka Formwork producer Doka will introduce a number of innovations and service packages at Bauma.

Dokadur floor slab forming panels have been upgraded and an addition to the line of props, the Eurex 60, can support loads up to 60kN at maximum extension.

Doka's range of column formwork can now handle any architectural requirement. RS steel formwork system is designed for round columns, and can also be used for rounded stop ends or oval columns. The latest version of Doka's Tipos planning system will be available, along with a new system for forming the supports for wind turbines, a new climbing platform and a solution for steelcomposite bridges.

Ditch Witch Equipment for directional drilling and trenching and a large selection of accessories will feature on the Ditch Witch stand. Of particular interest is likely to be the company's dual-use vacuum excavation system which can be used for clean-up operations or soft excavation either with high pressure water or compressed air.

At the other end of the scale will be the JT2720 Mach 1 horizontal directional drilling system which can drill and steer through solid and broken rock, cobble or gravel without a mud motor or auxiliary fluid system.

Dywidag Specialist subcontractor and manufacturer of post-tensioning systems, tendons, ties, anchors, soil nails and micropiles, Dywidag will present its on-line shop at Bauma. Advantages for the customer are fast and simple information on products and prices plus safe and efficient handling of orders. Dywidag's system will be personalised to each customer and can be linked with their data processing system. For those who cannot make it to Bauma, the address is www. dywidagformties. com.

Fiat-Hitachi In just 16 years of operation the Fiat-Hitachi partnership has expanded its product line from one to 13 models and increased sales revenues from Euro 50M to Euro 750M. Bauma 2001 will see the company's largest ever stand plus a demonstration area. New models will include the EX215W wheeled excavator with a uprated transmission, a long boom model wheeled loader with extra loading height, and tracked dozers which are available in low ground pressure versions. Joining the product range are backhoe loaders and the company's first articulated dumptrucks.

Replacing two popular tracked hydraulic excavators are new models, which incorporate the same advanced technical concepts.

Genesis Specialist attachments are the business of Genesis Europe, a subsidiary of Genesis Equipment & Manufacturing. The company produces shears, grabs, pulverisers, grapples, concrete and steel processors and the Cyclone range of rock and concrete processors. These are designed for use in demolition, scrap processing, waste handling and other recycling operations.

Gomaco Corporation Gomaco is promising visitors a display of new generation technology. On its stand will be the GT-3300 slipform paver which can slipform off either the right or the left side. The new generation Commander III will also be on show, set up to pave up to a 4m width. Both these machines feature Gomaco's G21 digital controller.

Ingersoll-Rand New crawler mounted drills for blasthole applications will be shown on the Ingersoll-Rand stand at Bauma. The ECM-680 model drills holes from 102mm to 127mm in diameter and incorporates a state of the art hydraulic drifter. The smaller ECM 660 model has many of the same features but creates holes ranging in diameter from 76mm to 114mm. New from group company Montabert is the 300 breaker for use on excavators from 6t to 16t. This new unit is aimed at trenching, concrete demolition, secondary breaking and general excavation work. From ABG Titan comes a new family of wheeled paver finishers plus a hydraulically extendible electric screed. Also of interest will be ABG's new electronic paver management system which monitors and controls the conditions and functions of major assemblies such as engine, pumps, etc. as well as the temperature of the screed.

JCB JCB will use Bauma to launch its biggest ever tracked hydraulic excavator; the 46t JS460, as well as extending its range of wheeled diggers with two new models, bringing the total to five. Two restyled skidsteer loaders offer a single loader arm with excellent visibility, the Robot 190 has a capacity of 900kg and the 1100 can handle 1,100kg. The wraps will also come off a four wheel drive version of JCB's Teletruk, the company's counterbalance forklift with forward reach.

Junttan Specialising in the design and manufacture of hydraulic piling equipment, Junttan will be introducing its PM 18 multipurpose drilling rig. Special features include a rack and pinion rotary head moving system which gives an exceptionally smooth drilling performance. A foldable, jointed leader allows easy transport without the need to demount equipment. Rotary head controls are all computerised. Junttan will also show its range of piling hammers with ram weights from 5t to 18t.

Klemm Bohrtechnik At Bauma 2001 Klemm Bohrtechnik will be showcasing new developments in the small diameter drilling and anchor technology sector, rotary drives and hydraulic hammer drills, high pressure grout injection systems and drilling accessories.

Komatsu Solutions are the theme of Komatsu's stand at Bauma which the company promises will be one of the largest and most entertaining. A total of 35 machines will be on show both indoors and on the adjacent outdoor stand. The company promises examples of all its machine groups marketed in Europe, from mini landscaping units to mining machinery.

Centrepiece of the outdoor display will be the 400t PC4000 excavator which takes a four-strong team three weeks to assemble. Another attraction will be a 'virtual' version of the 24t WA470 wheel loader which will be available for visitors to 'drive'. A line up of new units includes the BR550JG a road transportable mobile jaw crusher for recycling or quarry work.

Liebherr The largest stand at the exhibition will be that of Germany's Liebherr and a GSM communications system will enable visitors to locate any one of the 600 experts from the Liebherr manufacturing companies and dealers. A whole range of new products will be shown on the 10,000m 2stand ranging from mobile cranes to the world's largest wheeled excavator; a materials handling giant which travels on eight wheels and weighs in at 113t. Tower cranes, mobile cranes tracked and wheeled excavators, a 1,600kW mining excavator and matching dumptruck will be on show, plus a hydraulic rope excavator, an 80t capacity pipelayer, new wheeled loaders and a piling rig suitable for either driven or cfa piles. There will also be innovations in concrete mixing technology.

LIM First-time Bauma exhibitor LIM will show two new instruments for the geotechnical, foundations and mine and quarry industries. The Visualim 4G, used in conjunction with the Inclinolim 2D-4G will provide drill rig operators with real time information on mast angle, drilling depth and the number of metres drilled. All information is shown on a display in the operator's cabin.

The Foralim 4G display unit is designed for geotechnical exploration and special foundations units as well as for rigs used in mines and quarries. Small and lightweight, it records and stores drilling parameters such as depth, speed, pressure, fluid pressure and torque, and can provide a printout.

Llamada Spanish manufacturer Llamada will be presenting examples from its range of piling equipment. Llamada rigs are highly stable being equipped with extensible tracks and telescopic counterweight.

Design includes closed circuit hydraulics for both rotary table and for the telescopic mast. Llamada has also introduced a line of auger cleaners and pull down winches.

Latest innovation is a computerised automatic control system for piling rigs.

MBW UK Together with the established range of compaction and concrete finishing equipment, MBW will use Bauma to launch several new products. These include the Tornado Pro portable vibrating screed for wet concrete and a compact, 600mm power trowel, plus the handheld Site Supervisor, which monitors compaction and retains the data for downloading to a PC.

Michelin Already supplier of the broadest range of radial tyres available, Michelin will use Bauma to launch new products in its earthmover and industrial ranges, supplemented by customer and technical support services.

Neuro In addition to its range of anchors and PAT products, Neuro plans to show its precast concrete accessories, including the new Cast-in Channel and Slab Caps.

Also new are wing nuts and water stops for formwork applications.

NOE-Schaltechnik Among the products to be shown by NOE at this year's Bauma is a range of self-advancing formwork described as ideal for sloping sites. Originally developed for forming Y-shaped support columns, it can be used on all similar structures. Also new to the market are Noeplast formliners, and an inexpensive manual formwork system Alu L. Technical staff will be available to discuss problems and solutions.

Normet Based just north of the Finnish capital Helsinki, Normet exports mining and tunnelling equipment around the world. The company will show a range of products including specialist pumps for shotcreting, and lifting equipment for use in tunnels or in underground construction capable of taking personnel and materials to heights of up to 11m.

O&K O&K will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its foundation at this year's Bauma. The company is in the process of redesigning its entire range of equipment, the first models being launched last year.

Bauma will see the addition of a new tracked excavator, the 40t RH16.5, along with wheel loaders featuring the company's fully developed LEAR lifting geometry which combines the merits of parallel and Z-linkage. Completing the line up are new graders; six models of roller in sizes from 8t to 25t and a four-strong range of articulated dump trucks with payloads between 16t and 40t.

Paschal In addition to a wide variety of scaffolding and formwork systems, Paschal will be promoting its new manual which details all the company's products. This publication will be available for the first time at Bauma in German, English, French and Russian versions.

Peri More than 20 items will receive their first public viewing on the Peri stand at Bauma. Among them will be PEP Props which feature a clear measuring scale in the inner tube for easier adjustment without the need for a measuring rod. Vario Plus is a new VKS coupling for where an architectural concrete finish is required. The AGS scaffold range has been enhanced with the addition of a drop-in corner piece which allows safe bridging of the corners of buildings. And for bridge construction the GKB cantilevered parapet platform is suitable where there is insufficient traffic height below a bridge or for short bridges where a cantilevered parapet carriage would be too expensive.

The latest version of Peri's planning software will be launched and as a final touch the company will show a handrail system for use on frame or modular scaffolds.

Philco Philco designs and constructs complete plants for the manufacture of porous bricks and blocks. The company brings its considerable experience to designing plants for individual client requirements, combining low investment and operating costs with high product quality. Philco has the resources to deal with all aspects from design to staff training.

Putzmeister Putzmeister claims a large number of innovations on its stand at Bauma. Best known for its range of concrete pumps, the company will be presenting a new advance in boom design with the M 36 Z folder. This is said to be easy to operate and supremely flexible, allowing concrete to be placed all over the site almost up to the operator's cab. Changes have been incorporated into the company's best-selling M 52 pump and to the M 46 and M42 units. Putzmeister is also introducing a computer aided radio remote boom control system via a single joystick.

Additions and improvements have been made to the truck mixer pump and shotcreting range. And among other developments is a giant double piston pump which can deliver up to 500m 3/h of high density solids. Following its appearance at Bauma, this unit will be delivered to Japan where it will be used on a land reclamation project.

Rammer In addition to its well established ranges of hydraulic hammers, Rammer will launch an expanded range of RD cutter crushers. The first to be shown, the RD 18 is a powerful pulveriser in its standard form, capable of dealing with concrete reinforced with steel up to 32mm diameter. The addition of pulveriser pads allows it to be used for separating steel ready for recycling. Timber cutting teeth are also available.

Roctec Europe In addition to impact hammers, the company plans to exhibit the Hurricane concrete breaker.

Suitable for fitting to skidsteers, excavators and backhoe loaders, it is capable of breaking 300m 2of150mm concrete in an hour.

Robit Rocktools Robit will be launching products for ground stabilisation at Bauma, designed for applications such as anchoring, roof stabilisation, piling and horizontal drilling. Since its foundation in 1985, the company has specialised in the production of ring bits for overburden and exploration drilling and these have been proven in a wide variety of projects and applications.

Rotex Finnish company Rotex will be showing Symmetrix, its patented bit system for fast cased drilling in overburden, with significantly less torque than eccentric drill bits.

Although originally designed for water well drilling, Symmetrix has been used successfully for piling, anchoring, horizontal drilling and many geotechnical applications.

Rubble Master A compact unit for crushing and recyling asphalt, concrete, brick or even natural rock, the Rubble Master can process material at the rate of up to 150t/h. Designed for easy transportation, it can be skid or crawler mounted or supplied with hydraulically extending legs.

Setting up is said to be 10 minutes work for one person and all maintenance work can be carried out at ground level.

Sandvik Sandvik will bring new developments in drilling and tunnelling techniques, including a proven microtunnelling system for use in hard rock conditions. For larger projects the new Axera T jumbo offers maximum advance rates in any conditions and for high speed underground drilling is the Tamrock HLX 5T, with several patented innovations.

Tecwill Tecwill's Cobra Series batching plants are designed to work in extreme conditions; severe winters or extremely hot summers.

Production capacity is between 40m 3to 80m 3an hour of high quality mix. The entire plant is thermally insulated and an integrated control system can produce special mixes with ease.

Terex A number of the most famous names in plant and equipment are now part of the Terex Group which will have a major presence at Bauma. New from Terex Mining will be a scraper unit, the THS 15 with an 11.4m 3capacity. Unit Rig rigid dumptrucks and bottom dumps are also in this division's line-up as are O&K excavators in sizes of 200t to to the 900t RH 400. Terex Equipment will show a 65t capacity mining truck and the latest versions of its 30t and 40t payload articulated dumptrucks. New developments in crushing and screening equipment from BLPegson and Cedarapids will be highlighted and from Benford will come small dumpers and compaction equipment. Finally Fermec, the newest member of the Terex family will show examples of its range of backhoe loaders.

Thyssen Hunnebeck Apart from a comprehensive line-up of scaffolding and formwork systems, Thyssen Hunnebeck offers a precise, all-inclusive costing plan which can be extended to include scheduled supply of parts, and technical and supervisory personnel. The company is introducing new planning software and visitors will be given the opportunity for a hands-on trial. The company will also demonstrate its new on-line ordering system.

Tosa Europe Tosa Europe's display at Bauma will focus on the Still Worker which it claims can drive or extract sheet piles as close as 500mm to a building with no danger of vibration affecting either the structure or its inhabitants.

Tracto-Technik A new directional drilling rig will make its debut on the Tracto Technik stand at Bauma. The Grundodrill 10 X incorporates a number of practical suggestions the company has received from customers. Virtually every type of pipe can be installed with this rig which features a patented rotarypercussive bore system designed to withstand the highest thrust and pressure loads. The company will also feature a new tensile-strengthmeasuring device for use in trenchless pipe installation which is assembled inside the pipe.

Trimble A range of 3D machine control and positioning products on the Trimble stand will include the latest version of the 3D Grade Control system, Site Vision Office software, BladePro, with full colour operator interface and LaserStation 3D for real-time setting out. This last is described as a 'world first' in terms of its efficiency and ease of use.

Vermeer Debuting on the Vermeer stand are three new directional drills including the Navigator D80x120, the first time a rack and pinion system has been used on the company's bigger rigs. A new rock drilling system and a patented rock tool, planning software, a cutting tool and an upgraded connection system will also be shown.

Finally Vermeer will launch a vacuum system which can be used for cleaning up drilling mud or as an excavation system in its own right.

Voest-Alpine The Austrian manufacturer of tunnel boring machines and roadheaders will be discussing recent contracts including projects in Athens, in the north of Italy and in Munich. The company will also be promoting its new monitoring system.

Wirtgen Group For the first time the three members of the Wirtgen Group - Wirtgen, Vogele and Hamm - will be together on the same stand at Bauma. Wirtgen will be introducing new milling machines, a cold recycler which can also be used as a high performance cold milling machine, plus new surface miners and a slipform paver. Vogele will contribute asphalt pavers, plus an extendible screed with a maximum width of 8m, and from Hamm comes a micro-processor controlled compaction management system, Hammtronic.

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