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Weekly overview 18.-22.3. 2019

Will automation ever take off in construction?


Increasing automation is met with excitement and fear in equal measure. But the benefits for mankind of autonomy are enormous, says Professor Paul Newman, Co-Founder of autonomous vehicle software company Oxbotica, and a professor based at Oxford University in the UK. Read more >>

Two used Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile cranes and a new LR 1750/2 crawler crane for Burger

Chilean crane contractor Burger Grúas has had two used LTM 1500-8.1 mobile cranes retrofitted at the Liebherr manufacturing plant to suit the special needs of the numerous climate zones in the country. Currently the two cranes are erecting turbines at a wind farm in southern Chile. A new Liebherr LR 1750/2 crawler crane with the innovative SX boom system is already in action at a mine in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. Later, it will also be used for erecting wind turbines. Read more >>

New security feature locks thieves out

John Deere is now offering a new PIN code locking system to help deter the theft of valuable GreenStar in-cab displays and StarFire satellite receivers. This has been designed to make it impossible to use the components if they are stolen. Because of their popular ‘plug and play’ design, John Deere displays and GPS receivers have also become more susceptible to theft compared to some other systems on the market. Until now, they could only be locked and protected mechanically. To increase the level of protection, John Deere has therefore introduced the built-in PIN code lock, similar to that used on smartphones, for both components. Read more >>

Milestone for hard rock tunneling: Final double breakthrough Follo Line

The construction of Norway's longest railway tunnel marked a breakthrough for the use of tunnel boring machines in hard rock tunneling. In Scandinavia long rail tunnels have hitherto been drilled and blasted rather than bored. In the Follo Line Project, the tunnel boring machines made a convincing case for themselves all the way through the extremely hard Norwegian rock. Four tunnel boring machines (TBMs) by Herrenknecht worked simultaneously to excavate the main part of two 20-kilometer railway tunnels between Oslo and Ski. On February 26, 2019, the final double breakthrough of the Double Shield TBMs "Anna" and "Magda" successfully completed the challenging mission and drew a spectacular close. Read more >>

LION power harrows – built for all operating conditions

In terms of sowing conditions, no two years are the same. Every year, nature has a new surprise for farmers: one year it is dry with 5 cm of fine tilth on the surface. The following year it is dry but with rough clumps. A year later the soil is moist. That is why the power harrow has to be able to adapt to the prevailing site conditions. What is even more important is that the seed drill can be adapted. The seed drill in combination with the power harrow has to be able to handle all the requirements. Read more >>

Sennebogen 9300 E mobile harbor crane - uniting flexible applications with ease of maintenance

Crane manufacturer SENNEBOGEN in Lower Bavaria recently expanded its range to include the SENNEBOGEN 9300 E, a modern mobile harbor crane with a reach of 40 m and convenient safe working loads of up to 90 t. As demand grows, the newest machines are delivered to customers in ports worldwide at the beginning of 2019. During the bauma fair, SENNEBOGEN will present the current generation of the 9300 E on its company grounds in Straubing. Read more >>

New high-reach Genie® GS™-4655 slab scissor lift to launch at bauma

Maximum working height, heavy-lift capacity and powerful new AC electric drive motors enhance eco-friendly productivity in a light and compact package. As part of its bauma 2019 product lineup, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) will be showcasing the new Genie® GS™-4655 scissor lift on booth n° FM 711. The latest addition to the brand’s large electric slab scissor lift family, this new eco-friendly machine comes in a compact, lightweight package and combines maximized productivity with increased battery runtime and reduced service costs. Equipped with the latest generation of fully sealed AC electric drive motors for excellent ‘green’ efficiency, it is even suitable to meet the demands of indoor and outdoor access tasks. This new model will be available globally in Q3 2019. Read more >>

Kalmar's Eco Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers to help Ter Haak Group Amsterdam improve the sustainability of its operations

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is helping the Dutch company Ter Haak Group to improve the sustainability of its operations with the delivery of three Kalmar Eco Reachstackers, one Kalmar Gloria Reachstacker and three Empty Container Handlers to its Container Stevedoring IJmuiden (CSY) - Haringhaven and Container Service Amsterdam (CSA)  terminals. All machines are covered with a Kalmar Care service contract. The order was booked in Cargotec's Q4 2018 order intake and the delivery took place in February 2019.


Source: LECTURA GmbH Verlag

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