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Bauma 2016 Preview

First published in the March 2016 issue of Quarry Management 

With the 31st edition of Bauma opening its gates in Munich this month [April], QM takes a brief look at some of the new construction plant and equipment that will be showcased at the world’s largest trade fair

Taking place at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from 11-17 April 2016, Germany’s triennial Bauma construction and mining exhibition is the largest trade fair of any kind in the world. From modest beginnings back in 1954, when 8,000 visitors came to Munich to see 58 exhibitors on 12,000m2 of open-air exhibition space, the event has since grown progressively – and in 2013 Bauma set new records, with 3,421 exhibitors, attracting 535,065 visitors from more than 200 countries and occupying 575,000m2 of outdoor and indoor showground space. 

According to the organizers, Bauma 2016 is expected to set even higher standards and break previous records in terms of the number of visitors and exhibitors, as well as exhibition space. Here, we provide a snapshot of just some of the many new products, systems and services that visitors to the event will be able to see on display for the first time.

A full range of products and service offerings will be displayed on the Case stand, including several machines designed for aggregates, recycling and construction applications. Among the heavy plant on show will be: a range of F-Series wheel loaders; and five new additions to the D-Series crawler excavator line-up – the CX130D, CX160D, CX180D, CX490D and CX500D. New features of Case’s SiteWatch telematics system will also be unveiled at Bauma 2016.  

Caterpillar and German dealers Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH will be exhibiting the latest technologies, equipment and services on their ‘Built for It’ themed stand. More than 60 Cat products will be showcased, including the new 323F excavator, and 336F LN XE and 352F L XE machines, along with a large selection of work tools. Also making an appearance at the show will be the 340F long-reach excavator, 966M XE wheel loader, 918M compact loader and new CD54B drum vibratory compactor.

Materials washing specialists CDE will be using Bauma to display their latest modular wash plant which incorporates a new feed arrangement, an upgraded AggMax portable log-washer and the latest version of the company’s M2500 mobile washing plant. A major focus of the CDE stand will be the newly expanded Infinity screen range, which will see the launch of new horizontal sizing screens, grizzlies, a dewatering unit and fine sand screens.

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA), supported by the UKTI (UK Trade & Investment), is once again running a UK pavilion at Bauma which will house 35 exhibitors. Some of the equipment manufacturers and components suppliers flying the flag for British industry will include: Amber Valley Developments; Ashtree Vision and Safety; BAV Crushers; Con Mech Engineers; Nylacast; Vulcan Burners; and Webtec Products.  

Chicago Pneumatic have confirmed that they will be expanding their range of construction equipment with the launch of several products at the show, including new additions to the RC rig-mounted hydraulic compactor range and light compaction machines such as the MR7005 ‘walk-behind’ double drum roller and MV58 forward asphalt plate compactor. Other key exhibits on the stand will include a new range of portable compressors and LED lighting towers incorporating the company’s latest polyethylene Red Rock canopy design. 

DEUTZ will be presenting their new TCD 2.2 diesel and gas engine and a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) variant of the company’s tried-and-trusted TCD 2.9 engine for the first time at Bauma. The TCD 2.2-litre engine – which expands the manufacturer’s offering in the lower power output range – is expected to go into full production in 2019 when EU Stage V emissions standard comes into force. The LPG TCD 2.9 engine will produce up to 55kW and have a similar size and configuration to its diesel equivalent. 

Taking centre stage on the Doosan stand will be the new Stage IV-compliant mid-size ‘-5’ excavators and wheel loaders. Sharing the same key features as the larger -5 models, the mid-size machines on display will include: the DX165W-5 and DX190W-5 wheeled excavators; and DL200-5 and DL250-5 wheel loaders. The company has confirmed that newer -5 models will be introduced in the second half of 2016, including the DX180LC-5 and DX225LC-5 crawler excavators and DL220-5 wheel loader. Meanwhile, Doosan Portable Power will be launching two new Stage IIIA-compliant generators – the G400-IIIA (400kVA) and G500-IIIA (500kVA) – at the show. The latest generator models have been redesigned to offer increased reliability, high performance and a wider choice of features to meet the needs of temporary power applications. 

Hyundai Heavy Industries Europe will be showing an extensive range of products, including a number of brand new Stage IV-compliant excavators (both crawler and wheeled) and wheel loaders making their world premiere at the event. Among the machines on display will be: the HX145 LCR, HX300 NL and HX330 NL excavators; and HL970 and HL980 loaders. Also on show will be several mini-excavators, including: the R55W-A unit and 980CR-9A mini.  

IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) will be using Bauma to highlight the safe loading/unloading of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) as an essential part of site operations. The federation will demonstrate how to load and unload MEWPs safely, share good practice and discuss findings from its accident report programme. 

Bauma 2016 will mark the international launch of four brand new wheel loader models and the 3CX compact backhoe loader from JCB. Expanding its mid-range wheel loader range, the latest 411 and 417 machines are powered by the company’s EcoMax Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant diesel engines, while the larger 427 and 437 models operate with a Cummins Tier 4/Stage IV diesel engine, delivering 133kW (179hp) and 136kW (183hp), respectively. The latest wheel loaders also feature JCB’s CommandPlus cab, which was launched last year on the larger 457 loading shovel. 

Lintec will be presenting their latest asphalt- and concrete-mixing developments with a key emphasis on low operating costs, sustainability and energy saving. A range of plants and systems will be featured on the company’s stand, including: the CSD 1200 asphalt mixing plant; LEP 95 system for warm mix asphalt; and Lintec asphalt burners (LAB series). 

Metso will be introducing their latest range of crushing and screening equipment, as well as truck-lining solutions and pumps. Among the new products on show will be the updated Lokotrack LT1213S impactor plant, Lokotrack LT96 jaw crushing plant and ES303 horizontal screen. The company will also be unveiling its new Life Cycle Services packages which are designed to support Metso customers seeking optimum plant and equipment availability, and efficient and profitable operation in the aggregates industry. 

Morris Site Machinery will be showcasing two of their most innovative lighting towers to date – the SMC TL-90 LED and the latest model in the range, the extra low-voltage SMC TL-90 DC-ELV. The newest system is a compact and easy-to-transport unit equipped with four 300W LED lamp heads, providing directional, clear and crisp light. It offers up to 165h of uninterrupted operation and includes automatic mast descent when the handbrake is deployed, fully bunded fuel tanks, a central lifting eye and emergency stop.

Forming the centerpiece on the Powerscreen stand will be the new electrically driven Warrior 1400XE mobile heavy-duty screen which builds on the success of the standard Warrior 1400X model with its single-shaft, high-amplitude 3.6m x 1.25m screenbox. The machine, which has a maximum capacity of 500 tonnes/h, offers a variety of power options (eg mains electricity supply) and provides generous stockpiling capacity via a chassis riser option. 

RDS Technology, specialists in on-board weighing systems, will be highlighting their retrofittable Loadex 100 scale, designed specifically to weigh the contents of a 360º excavator bucket. Calculations are made by a ‘smart box’ using information from a number of sensors installed on the excavator to provide accurate weighing information. Other weighing systems on show will include: the Loadmaster a100 and Weighlog a10. 

Machinery component specialists SKF will be presenting a comprehensive range of solutions designed to help extend the working life of construction plant/equipment, enhance efficiency and reduce unplanned downtime for operators. Many of these innovative solutions stem from the company’s EnCompass field performance programme, which has been developed to help customers improve bearing performance in real-world conditions.

Bauma 2016 will see Terex Finlay exhibiting their new direct-drive, variable-speed, 1,270mm diameter x 1,240mm (Ø50in x 48in) I-140 horizontal-shaft impact crusher, which is said to offer unprecedented levels of production in quarrying, recycling and mining applications. 

Titan International will be showcasing their extensive range of tyre and wheel offerings, including a 63in OTR wheel which weighs 3,500kg and is suitable for use in mining applications. Other key exhibits will include: the company’s innovative low-sidewall (LSW) tyre; a range of radial 25in wheels for loading shovels and ADTs; and Titan’s core tyre range, such as the 20.5R25 standard MXL and 20.5R31.5 LSW MXL earthmoving tyre.

Emphasizing long-term confidence in the market, Volvo Construction Equipment will be using Bauma to unveil several new flagship products, including the largest articulated hauler the company has ever built – the 60-tonne A60H. In total there will be 16 Volvo product launches, ranging from new excavators and wheel loaders to the latest pavers and compactors, all of which will focus on meeting the needs of customers requiring maximum productivity.

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