Category Archives: Technology

Engcon’s automatic quick coupler system streamlines everyday use of the excavator

Engcon’s automatic quick coupler system streamlines everyday use of the excavator

EC-Oil, Engcon’s automatic quick coupler system, when combined with a tiltrotator and hydraulic tools make a huge difference to excavator productivity. Increasing profitability, efficiency and safety for the excavator industry. The benefits are so major that Engcon has decided to make the EC-Oil system available to as many operators as possible by offering it at […]

BOMAG launches gas engine model of popular BPR 60/65 reversible plate compactor

BOMAG launches gas engine model of popular BPR 60/65 reversible plate compactor

RIDGEWAY, SC — Featuring the 11.7-hp (8.7-kW) Honda GX 390 gas engine, the new BOMAG BPR 60/65 reversible plate compactor offers uncompromising compaction performance on soil and block paving applications. An economical alternative to diesel units, the BPR 60/65 delivers an average fuel consumption of less than 1 gal/hr (3.8 l/hr) and offers the convenience […]

Felling acquires 2-cell gantry robot, increasing production efficiencies

Felling acquires 2-cell gantry robot, increasing production efficiencies

Felling Trailers has always strived to be at the forefront of innovation—from the trailers they manufacture to the equipment its team uses to build them. In the fall of 2019, Felling acquired a 2-cell gantry robot with Fanuc R-100iC robotic arms. The gantry robot addition helps to reduce lead times by increasing production capabilities and […]

Volvo autonomous hauler wins Red Dot award

Volvo autonomous hauler wins Red Dot award

The revolutionary TA15 autonomous electric hauler from Volvo Autonomous Solutions has wowed a panel of design experts in Essen, Germany, to win a Red Dot Product Design Award2020 – a seal of high design quality from the world’s largest and most distinguished design competition. Commenting on the award, Nils Jæger, president at Volvo Autonomous Solutions, […]

Support in the palm of your hands with My Rock Tools Analyze

Support in the palm of your hands with My Rock Tools Analyze

Sandvik Rock Tools is now launching an entirely new digital solution: My Rock Tools – Analyze. It is a mobile application designed to help customers improve their rock tool performance through analyzing failure and discard reasons.  Digitalization is one of the most significant developments in the mining and construction industries for decades. Sandvik is proud […]

PHIL introduces SSAB Hardox® HiAce steels for acidic environments

PHIL introduces SSAB Hardox® HiAce steels for acidic environments

PEORIA, IL — Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc. recently introduced SSAB Hardox® HiAce steel for products operating in acidic environments. PHIL has used Hardox material exclusively in its range of custom products — including truck bodies, water tanks and trailers — since 1983. As technology has changed in SSAB’s steel-making process, PHIL employed harder versions of the Hardox […]

Caterpillar announces MineStar Edge™ mine management technology platform

Caterpillar announces MineStar Edge™ mine management technology platform

Caterpillar is adding a new platform, MineStar Edge, to augment the Cat® MineStar™ Solutions suite of technologies and to align with the way many mining operations manage their businesses. Edge creates an operational ecosystem for mining companies. Rather than having data in individual silos, Edge brings visibility to the entire mining operation and enables managers […]

Bobcat Company introduces four all-new, 60 frame-size R-Series loaders

Bobcat Company introduces four all-new, 60 frame-size R-Series loaders

WEST FARGO, ND — Bobcat Company is introducing four all-new, 60 frame size vertical lift path loaders to its product lineup: the Bobcat® R-Series T64 and T66 compact track loaders and S64 and S66 skid-steer loaders. These new loaders will join the T76 compact track loaders and S76 skid-steer loaders that were launched February 2020. […]

Aquajet launches Ecosilence 3.0 for quiet operation and reduced fuel consumption

Aquajet launches Ecosilence 3.0 for quiet operation and reduced fuel consumption

  Aquajet recently introduced the Ecosilence 3.0, reducing noise and allowing for a more compact jobsite, while enhancing environmental stewardship and lowering overall operating costs. The new Ecosilence features integrated auto start/stop technology that improves fuel consumption, which saves as much as 25 liters (6.6 gallons) of fuel a day for a smaller carbon footprint. […]

Hexagon connects slope stability monitoring with mine operations

Hexagon’s Mining division and IDS GeoRadar, a Hexagon company, today jointly announced the mining industry’s first straightforward integration of systems for safety and radar-based slope stability hazards. The single platform is part of the newly released HxGN MineProtect Collision Avoidance System (CAS) 4.6. It means mines can now receive real-time equipment visualization with timely alerts […]

BOMAG’s new second generation compact cold planers boast multiple upgrades to improve productivity

BOMAG’s new second generation compact cold planers boast multiple upgrades to improve productivity

RIDGEWAY, SC — Available in 3- and 4-wheel designs, the new BOMAG BM 500/15-2 and BM 600/15-2 compact mills feature a reengineered vibration-isolated operator’s station that improves operator efficiency and productivity. A new suspension seat with optional heating boasts a 45-degree slewing angle for superior visibility to the left cutting edge and front/rear of the […]

Curb Roller Manufacturing brings portability and operator comfort with the Eel Screed 6100

Curb Roller Manufacturing brings portability and operator comfort with the Eel Screed 6100

FAIRVIEW, KS – Curb Roller Manufacturing recently introduced the Eel Screed 6100, a corded roller screed designed for operator comfort and easy transportation. The innovative design of the Eel Screed 6100 allows contractors, rental customers and other operators to finish concrete screeding faster and more comfortably than alternate methods. The Eel Screed features a direct […]

Reduced hole deviation with new Sandvik guide adapter

Reduced hole deviation with new Sandvik guide adapter

Sandvik Rock Tools are now launching an entirely new product for their bench drilling top hammer customers — the guide adapter. It enables customers to reduce hole deviation in challenging conditions by up to 50% and achieve considerable cost savings. Significant hole deviation (>8%) can pose problems for many bench drilling companies that operate in […]

Five tips to maximize jobsite safety with remote-controlled demolition machines

Five tips to maximize jobsite safety with remote-controlled demolition machines

by Mike Martin, vice president of operations, Brokk Inc. Demolition can be a dangerous job. Whether it’s road and bridge repair, interior demolition or any other application that requires crews to dismantle existing construction, creating a culture of safety is vital for protecting workers and maintaining overall efficiency. For some contractors, remote-controlled demolition machines have […]

New CAT® 910, 914 and 920 compact wheel loaders deliver

New CAT® 910, 914 and 920 compact wheel loaders deliver

Building on the success of the Cat® M Series compact wheel loader range, Caterpillar has added three new models to the lineup, each with significant design enhancements: 910, 914, and 920, the latter replacing the 918M. New options are available and certain features available only as options on former models are now standard. All the […]

COVID-19 can’t stop Lindner Recyclingtech from commissioning shredders using modern technology

COVID-19 can’t stop Lindner Recyclingtech from commissioning shredders using modern technology

A new shredder to transform waste into alternative fuels had been ordered and delivered, the facility’s retrofitting was in full swing – and then came the coronavirus lockdown. That was the problem facing the German waste management company Hündgen in Swisttal-Ollheim. But thanks to state-of-the-art communication software and remote service tools, the new Lindner Micromat […]

Data and analytics drive engagement in equipment operator simulation training

Data and analytics drive engagement in equipment operator simulation training

Source: EHS Today Simulation training provides the shortest, most effective path to good safety habits and skills acquisition Drew Carruthers May 21, 2020 Every equipment operator, regardless of skill level and experience, comes to the table with different strengths and weaknesses. Across the board, however, employers and training organizations are finding that construction equipment simulation […]

Caterpillar launches new mastless CAT® Grade with 3D for motor graders

Caterpillar launches new mastless CAT® Grade with 3D for motor graders

The new Cat® GRADE with 3D for motor graders allows contractors to realize the improved grading efficiency, accuracy and productivity of automated grading systems without the limitations associated with GPS masts. The new integrated mastless grade system can be installed and calibrated at the factory on new machine orders or as a field retrofit for […]

Lift & Move USA launches new website with resources for students, educators and industry professionals

Lift & Move USA launches new website with resources for students, educators and industry professionals

The crane, rigging and specialized transportation industry relies on people with technical skills, but faces a shortage of qualified workers. In order to promote the career opportunities in this fast-paced, high-tech sector, Lift & Move USA connects students and educators with the people, equipment and companies that work in crane, rigging and specialized transportation operations. […]

Metso launches My Plant Planner on-line configurator for designing efficient crushing and screening plants

Metso launches My Plant Planner on-line configurator for designing efficient crushing and screening plants

  Metso is introducing a unique drag and drop 3D crushing and screening plant configurator that enables professionals in the mining and aggregate industries to design more productive and efficient plants through real-time insights. The design and simulation tool, called My Plant Planner, is available on metso.com and is free for anyone to use. ”We […]

Wirtgen cold milling machines solve big challenge

Wirtgen cold milling machines solve big challenge

North of Sacramento, a Wirtgen W 210i and W 2100 precisely milled the spillway chute of the Oroville Dam — the highest dam in the USA. In this process, the milling contractor also benefited from cold milling specialist Wirtgen’s application experience in steep gradient milling. Temporary solution makes milling in two passes necessary At an altitude of […]

Mixture matters

Mixture matters

Tips for blending screen media for maximum performance in all phases of screening by Steve Fair, engineered screen media division manager, Haver & Boecker Niagara Producing the most tons per hour, ensuring product meets specifications and maximizing the wear life of screen media can be difficult to achieve using only one type of media. Finding […]

Caterpillar expands remote control and semi-autonomous offerings with new CAT® command capabilities

Caterpillar expands remote control and semi-autonomous offerings with new CAT® command capabilities

Drawing from more than 30 years of equipment autonomy experience, Caterpillar announces the expansion of Cat® Command to a broader range of construction machines. Cat Command is now launching a line of remote control and semi-autonomous technologies, ranging from operator-assisted compaction to remote control loading, dozing and excavating operations. Scalable technologies built to flexibly meet […]

Metso expands its revolutionary Megaliner concept to also include discharge systems

Metso expands its revolutionary Megaliner concept to also include discharge systems

MegalinerTM for discharge systems is a unique solution that simplifies and speeds up grinding mill relines by up to 50%, as well as dramatically improves safety for mining operations. Up to 70% fewer parts means quicker and safer change-outs The new Megaliner for discharge systems integrates dischargers, grates, lifter bars and filling segments in one […]

Brokk introduces atomized water mist dust suppression system

Brokk introduces atomized water mist dust suppression system

MONROE, WA – Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition robots, unveiled the Brokk atomized water mist system during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. To combat harmful silica dust and other airborne particles created by the demolition process, Brokk’s new dust suppression system produces atomized fog that effectively binds dust particles in the air while also providing […]