CASE and Hyundai agree to develop new mini-excavators
CASE Construction Equipment announces a new exclusive agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the production and development of mini-excavators. Under the agreement, which also includes OEM supply, component and spare parts supply to CNH Industrial, CASE will be able to produce models of up to five tons at its plant in San Mauro, Italy. The two companies will also start a joint development program for new models introduction. This agreement applies globally, excluding the South Korean market, and has a ten-year term with the option for renewal.
World’s largest mass production hydraulic breaker in Saudi Arabia
The first Atlas Copco HB 10000 hydraulic breaker in the Middle East and North Africa market has recently been commissioned by Eastern Province Cement Company (EPCC) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The HB 10000 weighs 10t and packs a substantial punch with a single impact blow energy of 16,000 Joules, which can be released at a rate of up to 380 blows a minute, said a statement from Atlas Copco. The impact blow energy is equal to a weight force of 760t, more than the landing pressure of an Airbus A380 airplane, the manufacturer added.
The HB 10000 will be used for primary breaking applications by EPCC in a quarry where hard limestone deposits are arranged in a dam formation. The site not only presents harsh conditions but also extreme temperatures reaching up to 51°C, Atlas Copco said.
“The HB 10000 provides an ideal solution for EPCC’s primary quarrying application. The combination of extreme power and efficiency provided by the breaker gives real operational savings, making it an unrivalled cost-effective production machine for primary rock breaking,” said Fiaz Ghani, regional business line manager, Atlas Copco Construction Tools.
Case introduces two new excavator models to its D Series lineup designed for heavy excavation work
The new Case CX490D and CX500D are now the largest D Series models and will replace the 47-metric ton CX470C, Case says. The two machines provide cycle times that are up to 10-percent faster, more responsive controls and better fuel efficiency than the 470C.
Both new models are powered by 362-horsepower Tier 4 Final engines that meet emissions standards through selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC). This combination eliminates the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and the associated regeneration times.
The 490D weighs in at 109,300 pounds and has a bucket digging force range of 55,500-60,700 ft.-lbs. The 500D weighs 111,800 pounds and a digging force range of 64,500-70,400 ft.-lbs.
Case says the 500 is designed specifically for mass excavation and features a special heavy-duty attachment coupler, larger bucket cylinders and optimized kinematics that enable it to work with larger buckets than the 490.
In addition to a stronger and more durable design for the arm and boom, both machines feature an undercarriage built with thicker steel and a new single-slope design that reduces dirt accumulation and makes cleanout easier.
Case says operators can expect faster cycle times with the 490 and 500 thanks to a new electronically controlled pump, a larger control valve and multiple sensors working along with the company’s Intelligent Hydraulic System.
Himoinsa gensets displayed in Egypt
The Spanish portable power specialist, Himoinsa, held a demonstration show of its generator sets and engines in Egypt’s Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh. The event was attended by more than 200 visitors, including representatives from Egypt’s National Electricity Company and National Organization for Potable Water.
It was held jointly by Himoinsa and its Egyptian distributor Otrac, with the event dubbed Otrac Manoeuvre Days. Himoinsa demonstrated its HDW-120 T5 and the HYW-20 T5 generator sets.
According to Himoinsa, the HYW-20 T5 set is fitted with a Yanmar engine and features an integrated ATS, monitoring and remote control. Its 1000-litre tank allows it to run for up to 14 days without interruption. As with the other models in the Yanmar series, a kit can be added that extends the set’s maintenance periods to up to 1000 hours, thereby providing a reduction in running costs.
The company also showcased the Apolo Start AS4006 lighting tower which is able to withstand temperatures of up to 45 degrees Celsius. The lighting towers can operate for up to 70 hours non-stop – or for more than seven nights – without refueling, Himoinsa said.