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Looking back at the biggest headlines from bauma 2016

July 15, 2016  By Staff Report

bauma postponesAlongside German distributor Zeppelin Cat, Caterpillar ushered in its "Age of Smart Iron" initiative at bauma, focused on further introduction of digital solutions. File photo from bauma.

July 15, 2016 – Bauma has quickly become the premier heavy construction show for Europe, but it also has become a showcase for innovation and technology that quickly finds its way to the shores of North America.

This year’s mammoth showcase drew 3,423 exhibitors from 58 countries, along with approximately 580,000 visitors from 200 countries, to Munich, Germany.

We wanted to provide you with a look at some of the news and new releases from the show that will have an impact on the Canadian aggregates and road construction industry.

Cat launches the ‘Age of Smart Iron’
Doug Oberhelman, chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., unveiled the “Age of Smart Iron” at bauma 2016. The Age of Smart Iron describes Caterpillar’s strategy to be the industry leader bringing digital solutions designed to improve productivity, efficiency, safety and profitability for customers.


Together, Caterpillar and Zeppelin Cat had 12,000 square metres of exhibit space at bauma ’16. Caterpillar featured more than 60 products, a large selection of work tools and a full slate of dealer-delivered support services.  

Deere looks to lead Stage V transition
John Deere Power Systems announced that it is prepared to lead original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) through the transition from Stage IV to anticipated Stage V regulation. The John Deere modular building block approach to emission control has led to a diesel particulate filter (DPF) solution that is capable of complying with the requirements indicated in the EU Commission’s proposal COM (2014)581 concerning Stage V emissions. One of the significant impacts expected of Stage V will be the introduction of a particle number (PN) limit for engines in the 19 kW to 560 kW power band, which will necessitate use of DPF technology by OEMs.

Volvo goes big at bauma
At bauma, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) unveiled a host of new excavators, wheel loaders, pavers, haulers and compactors – including the A60H articulated hauler and the EC950E excavator – by far the largest machines of these types the company has ever introduced.

The largest ever articulated hauler and largest excavator are not the only flagship models being launched – several other large general purpose products are also debuting at the show, including the new G-Series articulated haulers. There were 16 product launches in total, along with an entirely new approach to customer services and the launch of a new generation of machine control systems.

Powerscreen unveils the Warrior 1400XE
Powerscreen hosted its global launch of the new electrically driven Warrior 1400XE mobile heavy-duty screen at bauma 2016. It was exhibited alongside the Premiertrak 600 jaw crusher.

The Warrior 1400XE has been designed to meet the needs of customers for whom electricity is a preferred power source and opens up the possibility to run the machine indoors. It can be powered by electricity generated by other Powerscreen models like the Premiertrak 600. The Warrior 1400XE builds on the success of the standard Warrior 1400X model with its single shaft, high amplitude 3.6m x 1.25m (12’ x 4.5’) screenbox and the chassis riser option giving excellent stockpiling capacity.

Keestrack presented its lineup of mobile crushers at bauma, with a focus on new high-end, high-capacity, large-scale models and the production of high-quality end products. With transport weights of less than 30 tonnes, jaw crusher Keestrack B2 (former Argo) with a jaw width of 1,000 mm and the crusher unit Keestrack R4 (former Destroyer 1011) with add-on screener and oversize material recycler again set industry standards in compact performance and/or high flexibility and efficiency with the most diverse of source materials.

CDE’s new screening technology
The development of the patented Infinity screening technology by CDE will enable the company to bring a range of elliptical, circular and linear motion screens with application in the sand and aggregates, mining, industrial sands and C&D waste recycling sectors. The screens, which were displayed as individual boxes, were also integrated into modular equipment – including the R2500 scalping screen, M2500 E5X modular washing plant and AggMax 253R portable logwasher – to demonstrate its full range of use.

Terex re-launches Demag brand
Terex Cranes made headlines the first day of bauma 2016 by announcing the re-launch of the iconic Demag brand for a line of all terrain and lattice boom crawler cranes. With a compact frame measuring only 14.5-m (47.6-ft) long and 3-m (9.8-ft) wide, the 220-tonnes (245-ton) capacity class Demag AC 220-5 all terrain crane is ideal for navigating congested urban streets with ease.

Hyundai adds to 900 series wheel loaders
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas introduced the HL955TM wheel loader, the newest addition to its HL900 series of Tier 4 Final-compliant wheel loaders. The HL955TM joined the family of six other Hyundai HL900 wheel loader models the company began introducing in 2015 to the U.S. and Canadian markets. The new model is among more than 20 Hyundai construction machines that were on display at bauma 2016.

Trimble’s NextGen Vision Link
Trimble introduced the next generation of its VisionLink solution for fleet, asset and productivity management. The new version provides easier and faster access to more focused information using targeted apps via any web-enabled device, such as a tablet or smartphone. It provides identical functionality whether users are viewing the information on a laptop or on a smartphone, with uncluttered, easy-to-read screens featuring large buttons.

Danfoss’ new piston solution
Danfoss Power Solutions introduced its new MP1 closed circuit axial piston pump, which provides strong modular configuration for manufacturers seeking a reliable medium-power product. The MP1 pump, which is set for a global market launch in Q3 2016 of 28/32 and 38/45cm³ frames, is designed to help OEMs provide proven, precision machine control for customers while speeding up the design process, improving time to market and offering endless possibilities in connectivity and data capture through telematics.

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