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Nov 08, 2018
The fourth International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Middle East Convention was held in Dubai on 7 November 2018
Nov 06, 2018
Scania has launched its new generation of trucks in the UAE with enhancements in fuel performance with improved powertrains and aerodynamics. The new truck range is the result of ten years of development work and investments of over EUR2 billion. A notable feature is the offering of 24 different cab models and rollover side curtain airbags.
Nov 05, 2018
Mortar machines are among the most versatile equipment on a construction site. They perform the onsite operations of mixing, conveying and placing mortar for finishing applications on walls and floors. The major applications of these machines include plastering where mortar is mixed, pumped, and sprayed for finishing. This covers floor screeding, where screed material is mixed, conveyed, and applied as a layer between the concrete surface and finishing surface (tiles or wooden flooring); shotcreting, where shotcrete material is sprayed with high pressure on a surface, particularly for slope stabilisation, tunnels, pools, and concrete repairs where mortar is sprayed onto a damaged surface. Other applications include pumping and spraying fire protection mortar on steel structures to extend the fire resistance of steel, processing and spraying glass fibre reinforced concrete, injection of mortar material to fill the voids, and delivering mortar to depths for geothermal drilling.
Oct 31, 2018
Middle East Crane Equipment Trading (MECET), a member of Belgium-based Luyckx Group and the official distributor of Hitachi Construction Machinery in the UAE and HSC Cranes in the Middle East has opened a new branch in Dubai. The 10000sqm facility in Dubai Industrial Park (also known as Dubai Industrial City) has been completed with an investment of $3 million and includes a yard, office, warehouse and workshop.
Oct 25, 2018
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has teamed up with Swedish star Dolph Lundgren to showcase the ultimate in excavator endurance in a stunt-filled mini-movie 'Pump It Up'.
Oct 10, 2018
Lampoldshausen, the headquarters of the German Aerospace Center, develops the technology for European space travel. The upper station drives for the Ariane launch rockets are tested at this facility. The tests are planned in great detail with the process flows monitored and timed precisely. The rotary crane on the building roof plays an important role in preparing these tests. The ageing crane system was in need of an upgrade. Konecranes upgraded the crane system by dismantling the counterweight of 5.5. tonnes before removing the main structure of the 13.8-tonne crane. This was removed with the help of two truck-mounted cranes and placed on the terrain surface. For the transport, a special screwed joint was fitted between the boom and the 3.2-tonne base section for safety and stability. In a preparation hall, crane experts removed the remaining paint layer by sandblasting. Then following a comprehensive welding program, the steel structure was successfully reinforced and statically recalculated. Finally, the crane system received an entirely new coat of paint to protect it from the elements. The upgraded rotary crane is able to move loads of up to 5 tonnes with an outreach of 15 meters. Additionally, with an outreach of 10.3 meters, it is now possible to transport loads of up to 7.5 tonnes.
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