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Machinery News

Written by  Author |   Mon, 19 October 2015 15:15


1)    Earthmoving equipment market in Qatar to grow at a CAGR of 10.77% over the period 2015-2019

According to Market Research Store, earthmoving equipment market in Qatar to grow at a CAGR of 10.77% over the period 2015-2019. Earthmoving equipment refers to heavy equipment used in the construction industry to move large amounts of earth, dig foundations, and landscape. Earthmoving equipment include excavators, loaders, and construction tractors. The earthmoving equipment industry is one of the major segments of the overall construction equipment industry.
Key Vendors in Qatar in include Caterpillar, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Komatsu, Volvo Construction Equipment in addition to JCB and Liebherr Group

2)    Atlas Copco boosts Q2 sales

Atlas Copco reported a 16.8 percent year-over-year revenue increase in its second fiscal quarter. Orders received in the second quarter rose 12 percent year-over-year to $3.13 billion. Europe had a 10 percent order increase in local currencies. “In spite of a generally low level of capital investments, we saw good demand for industrial tools, assembly systems, vacuum solutions and small- and medium-sized compressors,” said Ronnie Leten, President and CEO of the Atlas Copco Group.

3)    AVI Rolls Out First Volvo Truck at KAEC

Arabian Vehicles & Trucks Industry Ltd (AVI), a joint venture between Zahid Tractor & Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd and Volvo Truck Corporation, a world-renowned manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks, has commenced production at its new facility located in the Industrial Valley of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). The first Volvo truck that rolled off the AVI assembly line today became the first truck of any kind to be assembled in KAEC. AVI’s state-of-the-art facility was designed by a Volvo/Renault Trucks project team comprising engineers and process owners from both brands. Implementing a new concept for an efficient and cost-effective truck assembly, the AVI facility will be one of the first in the world to assemble both Volvo and Renault trucks on the same line.

4)    Hyundai HX series excavators make high-tech features standard

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has launched the HX series of Tier 4-Final-compliant hydraulic excavators in the U.S. and Canada.
The first models, which range from 22 to 52 metric tons and include the HX220L, HX260L, HX300L, HX330L, HX380L, HX480L and HX520L, are reaching dealers now. Smaller models and compact-radius models will follow in 2016, the company says.

Among standard features is an 8-inch interactive, adjustable, touchscreen cluster-monitor with haptic remote control for all major functions, easier operator accessibility and better ergonomics. The haptic remote control delivers reactive, tactile sensations using vibrations and pulses to guide the operator through menu selections. The cab also features a more powerful climate-control system with improved air efficiency and temperature response, 15-percent more capacity, improved defrost capacity and more airflow mode selections.

Other innovations that make the HX cab comfortable for the operator, according to Hyundai, include 13-percent more leg and foot space from the seat to the pedals, reduced in-cab sound level, optional single-pedal straight travel, new heated operator’s seat with standard air suspension and integrated console, Bluetooth audio system, Miracast wireless functionality for viewing a mobile device screen on the monitor, hot/cold storage box, sunglasses compartment and a large storage box with a retention net for personal items.

New control features and improvements include a Boom Float mode for improved grading control, Fine Swing mode for improved load control when swinging, up to 13-percent faster cycle speeds than the previous Hyundai 9A series excavators, IPC (Intelligent Power Control) for computer-aided power optimization based on load demand, and Eco Breaker mode for selectable pump flow and improved fuel consumption when working with hydraulic breakers and other attachments.

Models HX220L, HX260L, HX300L, HX330L and HX380L are powered by Cummins engines, and the larger HX480L and HX520L models are powered by Scania engines. Cummins and Scania engine technologies both achieve Tier 4-Final emissions compliance through a combination of SCR and DOC systems using DEF.

5)    Liebherr launches new 500t crawler crane

Liebherr has unveiled a new large crawler crane, the LR 1500, which has a maximum load capacity of 500t. The crane, launched at a 2015 customer event, will be produced at Liebherr’s Ehingen plant where it manufactures mobile tracked and wheeled cranes. The new crane maintains the standard dimensions and component weights of the 400-tonne class, and has a 45t transport weight. According to Liebherr, compact dimensions and a low cost of worldwide transport were the main criteria for the design of the new crane. The central crawler section with turntable weighs 55t, while a removable A-frame allows this weight to be reduced to 45t. Its transport dimension of three meters in width corresponds to the global transport standard. The crane’s lattice boom has been designed to maximize simplicity by reducing the number of parts and component diversity. The lengths of the boom sections are 6 and 12 meters.

Liebherr is promising enormous hoist heights, with the option to install a 84m luffing jib on the up-to 84m main boom. The 250-tonne jib head on the luffing jib is also used for SL main boom operation. A 400-tonne head is available as standard for the S main boom for heavyweight jobs, which is lighter than the optional 500-tonne head.



 

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