Category Archives: Technology

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 […]

New BOMAG ion dust shield featured at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

New BOMAG ion dust shield featured at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

RIDGEWAY, SC — The 350-hp (260-kW) class BOMAG BM 1200/35 cold planer on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 featured new BOMAG ion dust shield technology for effective removal of fine dust and particulate matter generated by the milling process. Alternative solutions for particulate matter removal simply vacuum the dust from the immediate working area and discharge […]

A closer look at the new Vortex Edge Max

A closer look at the new Vortex Edge Max

The latest simulator in CM Labs’ Edge series of award-winning training products, the Vortex Edge Max is an entry-level tool that develops transferable operator skills. The affordability of the Vortex Edge Max expands professional-grade simulation to contractors and training organisations that did not previously have access to these capabilities. The new Vortex Edge Max is […]

New Purdue technologies to extract, purify critical rare earth metals could be a ‘game changer’ to advance, protect vital electronics

New Purdue technologies to extract, purify critical rare earth metals could be a ‘game changer’ to advance, protect vital electronics

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – The production of rare earth metals is a global $4 billion annual market that continues to grow as new electronics, computerized engines for aircraft, warships, electric automobiles, magnets and other critical products are developed that need rare earth metals to perform. The value of the products that require rare earth metals […]

Mecalac introduces versatile and innovative TA3SH power swivel site dumper

Mecalac introduces versatile and innovative TA3SH power swivel site dumper

NORFOLK, MA — Mecalac, a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, introduces the TA3SH Power Swivel Site Dumper for increased versatility and safety on jobsites. The site dumper is part of the TA3 range, which is designed for the small to medium jobsite and is particularly useful in […]

Engcon upgrades the DC2 control system for tiltrotators with improved compatibility and new functionality

Engcon upgrades the DC2 control system for tiltrotators with improved compatibility and new functionality

In 2012, Engcon launched its proportional control system, DC2 (Digging Control) for tiltrotators, with an associated app for remote support via the mobile phone network. Combining safety with the latest technology means that a service technician can connect to the excavator and provide remote support, saving time and money. Engcon announces that it has now […]

New CAT® 315 Next Gen small excavator design drives big productivity and efficiency gains

New CAT® 315 Next Gen small excavator design drives big productivity and efficiency gains

Offering superior performance in a compact design, the new Cat® 315 Next Gen excavator features a new powertrain, technology and simplified maintenance to boost performance, efficiency and productivity. Built with a spacious new cab design, the new excavator delivers a more comfortable working environment than the 315F L and 314F L (Japan) models it replaces. […]

2020 Earth Day: DaVinci Roofscapes recycles 1+ million pounds of waste per year with net zero landfill scrap

2020 Earth Day: DaVinci Roofscapes recycles 1+ million pounds of waste per year with net zero landfill scrap

LENEXA, KS – Eight years ago DaVinci Roofscapes began its recycling program. This year on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the composite roofing manufacturer announced the company has reprocessed and re-used more than 7,000,000 pounds of polymer scrap as part of the company’s environmental initiative. “As our manufacturing operations have increased over the years, […]

MAJOR places FLEX-MAT screen data at customers’ fingertips with new ID enabled technology

MAJOR places FLEX-MAT screen data at customers’ fingertips with new ID enabled technology

CANDIAC, QC — MAJOR recently introduced FLEX-MAT ID Enabled. The RFID technology tracks and stores screen media data such as panel dimensions and customer-defined details to offer users information at their fingertips for simple reorders. The technology improves convenience and productivity for any operation using FLEX-MAT with ID Enabled installed. It takes the guesswork out […]

New CAT® 140 GC motor grader produces high performance at low cost per hour

New CAT® 140 GC motor grader produces high performance at low cost per hour

The new Cat® 140 GC motor grader is designed to combine high performance with low owning and operating costs. The 140 GC’s powerful Cat C7.1 engine, 6F/3R automatic power-shift transmission (which eliminates the inching pedal) and precisely designed hydraulic system ensure balanced performance in all operating situations. An ECO operating mode and demand-fan reduce fuel […]

Variable frequency drive: Unmatched versatility in dust suppression via atomized mist

Variable frequency drive: Unmatched versatility in dust suppression via atomized mist

In a move designed to bring unparalleled versatility to its lineup of highly-successful dust suppression equipment, BossTek has introduced an optional variable frequency drive (VFD) system that allows users to adjust air flow to suit a broader range of applications and working environments. Driven by customer input from a number of different industries, the new […]

Fluid bridge repair

Fluid bridge repair

Contractor uses robots to speed up Utah’s largest Hydrodemolition bridge repair Infrastructure repair is a hot topic today, and rightfully so. From potholes to deteriorating bridges, keeping up with repairs — and finding the money to do so — is a constant struggle. In an effort to complete jobs faster and win more bids, contractors […]

South Coast AQMD awards Volvo CE $2M to test electric heavy equipment in California

South Coast AQMD awards Volvo CE $2M to test electric heavy equipment in California

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) was awarded a $2 million grant for a commercial pilot of the company’s electric, zero emission excavator and electric wheel loader in California. The grant, administered by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD), is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Targeted Air Shed Grant […]

Lo-Density® drop-in heaters are ideal for underground asphalt storage tanks

Lo-Density® drop-in heaters are ideal for underground asphalt storage tanks

SEATTLE, WA – Lo-Density® drop-in tank heaters from Seattle, WA-based Process Heating Company (PHCo), are ideal for 100%-efficient heating of asphalt and emulsions in both underground tanks and distributor trucks. The drop-in heater is easy to install by simply dropping it through the tank’s manway and attaching it horizontally to the tank bottom. If needed, […]

GSSI releases PaveScan® RDM 2.0 asphalt density assessment

GSSI releases PaveScan® RDM 2.0 asphalt density assessment

GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces PaveScan® RDM 2.0 — an innovative asphalt density assessment tool that provides accurate real-time measurements to ensure pavement life and quality. GSSI unveiled PaveScan® RDM 2.0 for the U.S. and Canada at the Transportation Research Board 2020 Conference in January. PaveScan 2.0 incorporates […]

Management safety certification program to feature behavioral simulation

Management safety certification program to feature behavioral simulation

Leading Safety WorksTM, a project management safety certification program developed by Crane Industry Services LLC and Okos Partners, now includes innovative behavioral simulation tools. CIS featured the certification program during the recent CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas. Leading Safety Works establishes critical, effective and lasting connections between project and people strategies. The program is based on […]

New cutting system available for Vermeer stump cutters

New cutting system available for Vermeer stump cutters

PELLA, IA — Vermeer is enhancing its stump cutter product line with the introduction of the patent-pending Vermeer cutting system (VCS). The VCS incorporates a new tooth design that helps reduce pocket rotation and a cutter wheel that reduces material from recirculating during operation. The VCS is available now on select new Vermeer stump cutters […]

Automated monitoring and reporting system for conveyor belt cleaners

Automated monitoring and reporting system for conveyor belt cleaners

In a move to continue its leadership in the development and implementation of advanced technologies for conveyors and other bulk material handling applications, Martin Engineering has announced a belt cleaner position indicator that monitors the blade, tracking and reporting of remaining service life. The intuitive Martin N2® position indicator (PI) monitors primary belt cleaner blades, […]

Achieving water authority compliance for mining with automated wastewater treatment

Automated wastewater treatment systems help the mining industry remain in compliance with EPA and local standards, while significantly reducing the cost of treatment, labor and disposal Mines and quarries must meet EPA and local wastewater requirements for effluent, including those under the Clean Water Act. Under the Clean Water Act, the EPA has identified 65 […]

Linde-Griffith saves owner millions with BAUER FDP change up

Linde-Griffith saves owner millions with BAUER FDP change up

Linde-Griffith Construction Company may be 111 years old but the contractor is far from set in its ways. This is why the owner and engineer of a multi-story condo project in Hackensack, N.J. called on them when its original contractor was unable to reach bearing capacity on a test pile program. The end result was […]

MAJOR places FLEX-MAT screen data at customers’ fingertips with new ID enabled technology

MAJOR places FLEX-MAT screen data at customers’ fingertips with new ID enabled technology

MAJOR, a manufacturer of high-performance screening media recently introduced FLEX-MAT ID Enabled. The RFID technology tracks and stores screen media data such as panel dimensions and customer-defined details to offer users information at their fingertips for simple reorders. The technology improves convenience and productivity for any operation using FLEX-MAT with ID Enabled installed. It takes […]

Vermeer debuts new D220x500 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill

Vermeer debuts new D220x500 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill

PELLA, IA — Building on the success of the D220x300 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill (HDD), which created a new category in the HDD industry, Vermeer is setting a new standard with the D220x500 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill. With the ability to be configured for large-diameter water and utility installs in urban areas, as well […]

How AI is measuring the impact of COVID-19 on construction

How AI is measuring the impact of COVID-19 on construction

OxBlue, an Atlanta-based technology company and a leader in professional construction camera services, is utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to measure the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on construction across the United States. The data will be updated on a regular basis as this dynamic situation develops. Unlike many macroeconomic indicators that tend to lag, […]

Terex Utilities joins community effort to supply face shields to health care workers

Terex Utilities joins community effort to supply face shields to health care workers

  WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities recently acted on a request by Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) to 3D print parts for face shields. The Electronic Systems Technology and Robotics departments at the technical college are leading the effort. “Because it takes up to 13 hours to print four face shield bands, they sent a […]

CASE debuts the DL550B compact dozer loader

CASE debuts the DL550B compact dozer loader

CASE CE debuts the all-new DL550B — the industry’s first fully integrated compact dozer loader. Unveiled at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 as a concept machine named “Project Minotaur”, the DL550B leverages the footprint of a compact track loader (CTL) with the chassis-integrated C-frame and blade of a dozer to create a powerful two-in-one machine for grading and […]