Bauma 2019 rocks Germany
By Rock to Road Staff Report
Massive global trade show brings 620,000 visitors and 3,700 exhibitors to Munich
By Rock to Road Staff Report
Bauma 2019 in Munich, Germany featured 614,000 m² of exhibition space with 3,700 exhibitors from 63 countries and regions attracting 620,000 visitors from over 200 countries and regions.
Here are a few of the latest pieces of technology that were on display at the massive global trade show.
The rubber track MTV-1105e transfers asphalt material from a truck to a paver for non-contact paving. With tracks made for any environment, you never have to worry about the jobsite base. The MTV-1100e and MTV-1105e material transfer vehicles allow simple entry into non-contact paving. These machines were designed from the ground up with operator features coming second only to paving performance. Roadtec is famous for durability and strength, and the wheeled MTV-1100e and the tracked MTV-1105e are no exception. While they are fabricated from heavy-duty steel, these MTVs are light enough to avoid weight permits for most transports. They are compact, easy to maneuver machines designed for customers who must work in spaces too tight for a Roadtec Shuttle Buggy MTV.
All conveyors on the MTV-1100 and MTV-1105 are outfitted with a durable roller bushing chain. Slats are crafted from abrasion-resistant steel, and thick wear plate linings are installed on the conveyor floors. The floor of the paver-loading conveyor is insulated against heat loss. Rails installed at the bottom of the conveyor help protect it from damage that could be caused by impact with a paver.
Sized for mass discharge from standard haul trucks, the front hopper allows trucks to unload fast. A vibrating bottom plate in the hopper prevents material build-up. Heavy-duty, swivelling support casters under the hopper assure smooth movement. Complete functionality of the dump hopper is easily controlled by the operator from the main operator platform, requiring less working crew and saving money.
New additions to Xylem’s portfolio include the latest smart dewatering pump from Godwin’s Smart Series. The new Godwin Dri-Prime pump has been specifically designed to combat the toughest mining and construction applications, offering improved efficiency, increased flexibility and greater sustainability. The new dewatering pump can be equipped with a new generation of Xylem Field Smart Technology (FST), Xylem’s first-in-industry Cloud-based telematics platform that enables the Internet of Things (IoT) and allows customers to monitor and control the pump from anywhere in the world. Under its Godwin brand, Xylem also highlighted its Flood Protection (FP) Dri-Prime series, the first set of high flow, portable pumps certified to handle flooding. This series is specifically designed to remove destructive floodwaters and prevent floodwater from reaching critical building systems and interior spaces.
Haver & Boecker
Haver & Boecker has established its global brand Haver & Boecker Niagara to combine the engineering expertise and product portfolios of its three mineral processing locations in Brazil, Canada and Germany. In the past, the three locations acted individually for their respective regions and territories. Customers around the world will benefit from shared innovative technology, more in-depth consultations, greater parts availability and better delivery times. The word Niagara means “thundering water,” echoing the sound made by the famous water falls on the border between the U.S.A. and Canada. Due to the similarities between the water running over the edge of the falls and the mined product coming off of the deck of a vibrating screen, the Niagara name was chosen as the brand name for Haver & Boecker’s and W.S. Tyler’s vibrating screens almost 85 years ago.
Haver & Boecker Niagara combines talents and skills in four major areas: heavy-duty scalping, full circle consultation, wide body screening and washing and pelletizing. Haver & Boecker Niagara falls under the Machinery Division of Haver & Boecker, headquartered in Oelde, Germany. Beyond the processing equipment offered by Haver & Boecker Niagara, the machinery division specializes in material handling, packing, mixing, filling and palletizing technology for the cement, building materials, food, chemical and mining industries. The company’s Wire Weaving Division produces thousands of various types of wire mesh for screening, filtration, automotive applications and laboratory technology, as well as architecture and design products.
Terex Trucks showed visitors how the company’s two articulated haulers – the TA300 and TA400 – deliver low total cost of ownership and high productivity on jobs including large-scale construction projects, infrastructure developments, quarries and mines. Since August, the TA300 has incorporated the new EP320 transmission, which comes with two additional forward gears – eight in total – as well as four reverse gears. This helps to ensure smoother gear shifting and thereby superior operator comfort. In addition to this, the TA300 now delivers a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency, as well as enhanced performance, productivity and operator comfort. It also now comes with long life transmission fluid, which has helped to increase the length of time between oil maintenance intervals from 1,000 to 4,000 hours. The hauler’s maximum speed has also increased to 55 km/h (34 mph), up from 50 km/h (31 mph).
Gomaco’s new GP4 slipform paver, capable of paving widths up to 40 feet (12.2 m), made its international exhibition debut at Bauma 2019. The GP4 has a dual-telescoping roller frame with Smart Cylinders and Smart Telescoping for accurate frame widening and automatic width reference for easy and accurate steering setup. The modular roller frame telescopes up to seven feet (2.1 m) on each side for a total of 14 feet (4.3 m) of telescoping ability. The GP4 paver is equipped with Smart Pivot Arms for leg positioning, as well as Smart Track Steering technology. It has Extreme Steering capabilities that work together with the paver’s G+ control system, so G+ knows each track’s location and position.
Bosch Rexroth presented the first components of its future electrification portfolio, which will range from motors, inverters, hydraulic pumps, and travel gears to software and system solutions. The new 700V motor portfolio will be available in low- or high-speed versions. Two frame sizes available in different lengths and winding configurations in various power classes. This enables manufacturers to reach the highest degree of design freedom for the electrification of existing and new vehicle architectures. Frame size 1, with an outer radius of 130 mm, delivers continuous power of up to 75 kW. The high-speed version can provide up to 180 kW. Frame size 2 has an outer radius of 200 mm, with the most powerful variant capable of achieving 250 kW.
CDE is redefining how the modern plant operates through the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) to boost productivity. Launched at bauma 2019, Intelligent Plant, CDE’s pioneering next generation technology, utilizes advances in machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor and automate previously manual processes. Enabling the plant to make smart decisions in real time, Intelligent Plant can boost productivity.
Overloading can impact plant optimization resulting in lower yields and the need for greater maintenance. Intelligent Plant uses a series of belt-weighers to accurately establish the amount of material that enters the plant and determines the ratio between sand, aggregates and silt output. If the plant is running at below optimal utilization where weightings and output are unbalanced against set targets or failing to maximize on production capacity, the plant will respond to address the issue itself in real time by, for example, adjusting feed rates.At the centre of Intelligent Plant is OptiMax technology, the latest addition to CDE CORE – a range of technology solutions developed to give customers greater control of their plant.
The new Terex|Finlay 883+ (triple shaft) mobile heavy duty screener features a triple shaft screenbox ideal for working in dry and sticky applications including quarry, mining, sand, gravel, construction and demolition debris and recycling applications. The triple-shaft design of this new screenbox employs an oval motion stroke to generate an aggressive screening action, reducing plugging and blinding over the screen decks to ultimately provide a quality product with high tonnage output.