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bauma 2019

First published in the March 2019 issue of Quarry Management 

With the world’s largest construction equipment exhibition opening its gates in Munich next month, QM takes a look at some of the latest plant, machinery and equipment that will be showcased at the triennial event

Taking place at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from 8–14 April 2019, Germany’s triennial bauma construction and mining exhibition is the largest trade fair of its kind in the world. According to official figures from the show organizers, a record-breaking 583,736 visitors from 219 countries attended the last event in 2016, surpassing the show’s previous highest attendance record set in 2013.

It also saw more exhibitors (3,425) in attendance than ever before, using the event as a platform to showcase their latest product and service offerings. 

bauma 2019 is expected to raise the bar yet again and break previous records in terms of the number of visitors and exhibitors, as well as exhibition space. Here, we provide a brief snapshot of just some of the many new products, systems and services that visitors to the show will be able to see on display/demo for the very first time, particularly those of interest to the quarrying and related sectors.

ALLU will be using bauma 2019 to introduce the latest developments in machinery attachments and solutions aimed at further improving their customers’ processing operations. The company’s Transformer Series bucket models ranging from the smallest DL-Series to the large M-Series will be exhibited alongside other new developments, including a TS blade structure (8mm thickness) with two fragment sizes and new blade variations. ALLU will also be announcing a new and improved mobile app with a host of features to help improve productivity and site safety for customers. 

Marking their 150th anniversary at bauma 2019, Ammann will be showcasing the company’s continued commitment towards sustainability, low emissions and an overall minimal environmental impact. More than 100 products and services will be on display, including: the ARX 91 articulated tandem roller, ARX light tandem rollers, the ART 280 hydrostatic tyred roller, ABC ValueTec asphalt-mixing plants, the RSS 120-M recycled asphalt shredder, the CBT 130 TB Elba concrete-mixing plant, the Amdurit mixing plant wear-protection system, and the intelligent Ammann ServiceLink and Ammann Compaction Expert (ACE) systems.

Atlas Copco Power Technique will be showcasing a wide variety of products, including their latest generators, portable compressors, pumps and lighting towers. Among the new equipment on show will be E-Air electric-powered portable compressors and the battery-powered HiLight Z3+ lighting tower. Also on display will be the latest QAS 5 generators and QAS VSG model, which have been designed to deliver reduced fuel consumption and emissions. Other key exhibits include: the new Smart Air XC4004 compressor; and new additions to the company’s WEDA+ range of electric submersible pumps. 

Heritage and innovation will be at the heart of the Case stand, with a strong line-up of products for quarrying, recycling and road construction. Machines on display for the aggregates industry will include: the 1121G wheel loader; CX300D excavator; and Iveco Astra HD9 truck. For the recycling and road-building sectors, the company will be exhibiting the Case 821G waste-handler wheel loader, 856C AWD grader, 1650M dozer and Iveco X-Way tipper truck.  

Encouraging customers to ‘rewrite the rules’, Caterpillar will be displaying 64 machines, 20 of them new introductions – the largest number of new products Caterpillar have ever introduced at bauma. Among the novelties will be: the latest D6 models, including the D6 EX, the world’s first high-drive electric dozer; the 988K XE, the company’s first diesel/electric-drive wheel loader; the new 330 and 336 Next Generation excavators with integrated Cat Connect technology; the new 90-tonne 777G rigid hauler with its choice of bodies; the fully redesigned 730 articulated dumptruck; the AP555F mid-sized tracked paver; and Caterpillar’s new GC silenced hydraulic hammers, among many others.   

CDE have announced that bauma 2019 will see the launch of Combo – the world’s first all-in-one wet processing system. Described as a ‘pre-determined solution’ to boost plant utilization, among the many benefits of the Combo wet processing plant are its customer-focused design and accessibility features for maintenance. Kevin Vallelly, CDE’s director of engineering, said: ‘For the customer, its bespoke, pre-determined design reduces the overall footprint on site compared with traditional processes. Pre-wired and pre-tested before dispatch, the plant is built for rapid assembly and set-up, and can start processing material within days of arriving on site.’

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA), supported by the Department for International Trade, is once again running a UK pavilion at bauma which will house 34 exhibitors. Among the OEMs and components specialists flying the flag for British industry will be: Amber Valley Developments; Ashtree Vision and Safety; CESAR Datatag ID; Con Mech Engineers; Morris Site Machinery; and Webtec Products. 

Continental will be exhibiting their extensive tyre portfolio – including the EM-Master for wheel loaders and RDT-Master for rigid dumptrucks – for different applications in quarries and sand and gravel pits. Also in the spotlight will be the company’s new ContiLogger consultancy concept, which brings together tyres, hardware, software and data into an innovative service approach that will allow recommendations to be developed for optimized route management, loading or tyre use. Users will not only be able to identify whether a tyre is being overloaded or underused, and thus extend its lifetime, but will also be able to adapt operational processes so that overall productivity is increased. 

Doosan Construction Equipment will be showing an extensive range of products, including a number of new Stage V-compliant excavators and articulated dumptrucks. Making their worldwide premiere at bauma 2019 will be the 30-tonne DX300LC-7 and 80-tonne DX800LC-5B excavators, alongside the company’s new DL280-5, DL420CVT-5 and DL580-5 wheel loaders. Also on show will be several Stage V-compliant compact excavators including: the new DX85R-3 reduced tail swing (RTS); and DX27z and DX35z zero tail swing (ZTS) models.

Meanwhile Doosan Portable Power will be launching a number of new portable compressors and generators at the show. Expanding the company’s product offerings will be the new Stage V-compliant 12/205 and 12/255 portable compressors, the latest 7/53R compressor for the rental industry and the all-new G20 generator.

Eberspächer, leading specialists in vehicle climate-control systems, will be presenting a comprehensive portfolio of products for construction machinery. Among the air-conditioning and heating systems on show will be the new Hydronic S3 water heater, Falkon Kombi evaporator and Plugtronic electric heater. The company is a market leader in the supply of electric water heaters and, at bauma, will be showcasing ideal solutions for electric-powered construction equipment in the off-highway sector. 

ECCO Safety Group will be using bauma to highlight their large portfolio of vehicle safety systems under the ‘ECCO’ brand for the first time. Having acquired a number of well-known brands, including Britax, Vision Alert and Premier Hazard, the company has exhibited at the show over the years, albeit under different names. Enrico Vassallo, managing director of ECCO Safety Group, said: ‘We will be showcasing the latest product ranges from our sound, vision and lighting categories to the construction market.’

Exhibiting for the first time at bauma, EvoQuip will be showcasing the Cobra 290R – the newest addition to their ‘compact with impact’ crushing range. The 290R has been developed using proven components and technology from some of the larger crushers within the Terex range. At the heart of the Cobra 290 is a Terex CR055 impact crusher with a rotor size of 1,000mm (40in) x 1,034mm (41.5in). With a throughput potential of up to 290 tonnes/h, depending on feed material and apron setting, the Cobra 290 utilizes a 315hp Volvo engine to power its fuel-efficient, high-performance direct-drive system.

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) will be showing no fewer than 30 machines at bauma 2019, including several new EU Stage V-compliant Zaxis-6 mini-excavators and compact wheel loaders; the ZX210X-6 ICT hydraulic excavator; and new special application equipment. A new addition to the HCME product range is the ZX210LC-6 super-long-front excavator, which will be on display alongside the ZX135US-6 (with telescopic arm) and ZX135US-6 (with sliding arm) models. These machines have been factory-modified to meet the demands of specific activities, such as slope finishing and deep excavation. 

Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE) intend to present 15 products at bauma 19, six of which will be European premieres. Among them will be the newest models in the company’s Stage V-compliant range of excavators and wheel loaders, including: the HL960A wheel loader and the HX220A L and HX300A L tracked excavators. Also present will be the new heavyweight HX900 L, which has been specifically designed to meet the demands of the European quarry and construction industries. Replacing the R800LC-9, this highly productive 90-tonne machine is the second-largest machine in the Hyundai range, sitting behind the 120-tonnes R1200-9.

With their overarching message, ‘Together. Now & Tomorrow’, Liebherr will be presenting all the latest product developments and innovations from across their entire range of machines for the mining, quarrying, construction and materials handling industries. These will include: machines from Liebherr’s ‘Generation 8’ excavator range, such as the new high-performance R 934 and R 938 models; a comprehensive package of multiple intelligent assistance systems for the company’s XPower large wheel loader range; and the new 42 M5 XXT, a 42m truck-mounted concrete pump with a completely new Powerbloc drive unit.

Marini, part of the Fayat Group, will be showcasing their latest asphalt production technology, including their new Master Tower concept, which is said to represent a new milestone in hot and warm-mix asphalt production in terms of recycled material use, low emissions and low energy consumption. The company will also be launching its new range of full mobile XPRESS 1500 and XPRESS 2000 plants, which produce 120 and 160 tonnes/h respectively.

McLanahan will be using this year’s bauma as the global launch pad for their new UltraWASH modular wash plant, which can produce up to three grades of aggregate and two sand products. Available in three sizes, the washing system features a single process water feed point and single effluent discharge point, and is available with several configurations and add-ons including: log-washers, blade mills, screw washers, filter presses and thickeners. 

MDS will be unveiling their powerful, all-new, fully modular M518R trommel screen, which can be fitted with different bases and offers a variety of drums to choose from. These options are all easily interchangeable, allowing the machine to serve many applications in different sectors. The company will also be bringing its M412 trommel to the show. MDS say this very powerful yet compact tracked machine is especially adept at removing sticky clays to produce clean stone.

Metso will be showcasing an array of new and existing products/services for the aggregates and mining industries. The broad range of equipment on show has been designed specially to help improve productivity, ensure operations are more efficient and achieve the lowest cost-per-tonne. Also, moving in a completely new direction, the company has announced that it will be introducing a new groundbreaking innovation for off-highway trucks, allowing fleet operators to reach a higher payload while lowering their operating costs. Key exhibits on display will include the Lokotrack LT200HP mobile cone crushing plant, Metso MX cone crusher and high-performance Poly-Cer wear lining.

Powerscreen will be displaying three machines from their crushing and screening ranges, as well as demonstrating the latest technological advancements in product support and telematics. The mobile plant to be showcased, along with working demonstrations of the company’s Pulse telematics and new OMNI system are: the Trakpactor 550SR horizontal-shaft impact crusher; Metrotrak compact jaw crusher; and Chieftain 2200 triple-deck, dual-screen, mobile unit. 

Superior, US-based manufacturers and global suppliers of bulk material processing and handling systems, will have their largest ever presence at this year’s bauma with a broad display of products, including the new Alliance low water washer which allows crushing operators to wash fines within their crushing circuit. The company will also be exhibiting conveyor components, including: the Chevron Pulley; Moxie Roll; high-performance DT idler; and Exterra SFL dual belt cleaner. 

The Terex Finlay stand at bauma 2019 will feature a total of four machines, including two new products – the 883+ triple-shaft heavy-duty screener and the TF-75L low-level feeder. Terex Finlay will also be showcasing their advanced telematics capabilities with demonstrations of their T-Link telematics system and latest OMNI technology, which, the manufacturer says, will prove to be ‘game-changer’ in the mobile crushing and screening sector. 

Taking centre stage on the Terex Trucks stand will be the updated TA300 articulated hauler, which uses the latest EP320 transmission from ZF, resulting in a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency as well as enhanced performance and productivity. The hauler’s maximum speed has increased to 55km/h (34 miles/h), up from 50 km/h (31 miles/h), allowing customers to achieve faster cycle times and lower cost per tonne. Also on show will be Terex Trucks’ largest articulated hauler – the TA400. 

Visitors to the Volvo CE stand will be given a glimpse into the technological future, following the recent announcement that the company is to go electric on its compact excavators and wheel loaders in 2020. The first two hydraulic-electric machines will be unveiled at the show, while there will be no fewer than 50 products on display, including the all-new 20-tonne EC200E excavator and EC750E high-reach demolition excavator model.

Presenting world premieres and innovations from all their product segments, Wirtgen will be showcasing their solutions for cold milling, cold recycling, soil stabilization, concrete paving and surface mining. Among the novelties, Vögele will be unveiling their new flagship SUPER 3000-3i, which is capable of paving widths up to 18m; Hamm will be presenting new tyred rollers in the HP series plus their revolutionary split oscillation drum; and Benninghoven will be exhibiting their ECO asphalt mixing plants as well as models from their TBA family of transportable asphalt mixing plants that can now be configured with a hot gas generator for recycled additives. The Group’s exhibits at bauma will be rounded out by a variety of construction machines from the John Deere product range.

For more information visit: www.bauma.de

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