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Equipment Ticker July 2023

Tata Motors launches high-performance, technologically advanced range of gensets

Equipped with reliable Tata Motors engines, the generators are available in 25kVA to 125kVA configurations

Tata Motors, India’s leading automobile company, has launched the new-generation, cutting edge range of gensets in India. Backed by the reliable and technologically advanced CPCB IV+ (Central Pollution Control Board IV+) compliant Tata Motors engines, the high-performance gensets are available in 25kVA to 125kVA configurations. The new range of Tata Motors Gensets are more fuel efficient and come with strong block loading capability, which provides lower operating costs and uninterrupted power delivery for businesses. Designed, developed and tested at Tata Motors’ top-notch R&D facility, Tata Motors engines that power these gensets are perfectly suited for diverse applications.

Commenting on the launch, R Ramakrishnan, Senior Vice President, Spares and Non Vehicular Business – Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors, said, “We are delighted to introduce top-of-the-line Tata Motors Gensets to the Indian market. These advanced Gensets further strengthen our commitment to empower India’s industries, infrastructure and progress. The state-of-the-art gensets deliver an enhanced performance, are more fuel-efficient and come with a strong block loading capability that ensures lower operating costs and uninterrupted power delivery for businesses. I am confident that the advanced range of new gensets, backed by a strong pan India customer support, will be beneficial for all business.”

The new range of Tata Motors Gensets are powered by greener, cleaner families of Tata Motors engines which are more fuel efficient and compact. The gensets are designed and developed to offer peace-of-mind to the customers and cater to diverse industries that include medium and small enterprises, real estate, healthcare, hospitality, telecom, rental application, offices and warehouses, among others.

Cummins India Limited launches CPCBIV+ compliant power solutions

Cummins India Limited, one of the leading technology providers of power solutions, recently announced the launch of its CPCBIV+ emission standard compliant range of genset engines. The CPCBIV+ compliant genset engine was launched by Ashwath Ram, Managing Director, Cummins; Anjali Pandey, Chief Operating Officer, Cummins Group in India; Shveta Arya, Business Head, Power Systems, Cummins; and Genset Original Equipment Manufacturers (GOEMs) in the presence of key stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, and senior Cummins officials. With this launch, Cummins and its GOEM partners are ready to offer the full range of gensets, up to 800 KWh that are fully compliant with the latest CPCBIV+ emission norms. The new product range incorporates advanced after-treatment systems and engineering expertise to improve fuel efficiency and load-taking capability while ensuring adherence to stringent emission norms. These advanced genset engines facilitate reliable and seamless transition capability from the grid to genset power, even under extreme conditions. The engines are also equipped with innovative remote monitoring and advanced engine control capabilities, empowering users to monitor crucial engine performance metrics and parameters in real-time from anywhere.
Ashwath Ram, MD, Cummins, said, “Cummins is known for its customer-centric product innovations that prioritize economic growth and environmental stewardship. The introduction of CPCBIV+ compliant Cummins powered gensets demonstrates our commitment to providing power solutions that are ‘Cleaner Outside, Reliable Inside’, and are complemented by robust after-market service support for our valued customers. From densely populated urban centres to remote locations and residential neighbourhood to robust industrial solutions, Cummins is at the forefront of engineering the next generation of power. We strive to ensure that whenever our customers think power, they think of Cummins.”

Shveta Arya, Business Head, Power Systems, Cummins, further added, “The launch of the CPCBIV+ emission compliant genset and engine range emphasizes our commitment to fulfilling our customers’ evolving backup power needs while upholding our commitment to environmental responsibility. Our cutting-edge, made-in-India, CPCBIV+ compliant product range offers robust and reliable power solutions that meet rigorous regulatory standards and contribute significantly to creating a cleaner and more prosperous world for future generations.”

The company has already commenced production of the new series of generator engines at its manufacturing plants in Maharashtra. Dozens of units have been field tested, operating successfully for more than 25,000 hours across India under various environmental and operating conditions. The CPCB IV+ emission standards, mandated by the government of India and enforced by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) since July 1, 2023, are among the most comprehensive and stringent norms for power generation engines. Compared to the earlier CPCB II standards, these measures result in an approximate 90% reduction in particulate matter (PM) and harmful oxides of nitrogen (NOx) concentrations. Additionally, the latest CPCB IV+ emission standards now establish a single standard for both prime and stand-by use gensets, covering all fuel types for engines with a power output of up to 800 kWh.

Multitel delivers truck mounts to new customer

Aerial platform manufacturer Multitel Pagliero has secured a new customer, receiving an order for three truck mounts from rental company Fratelli Zallocco, which is expanding its rental portfolio to cater to new markets.

Based northeast of Rome in the coastal town of Loreto, Zallocco is a specialist in the rental of mobile cranes, roadside assistance vehicles and heavy vehicles. The company recently added two of Multitel’s articulated MX210 models and one of its MZ 250 truck mounts to its fleet, taking its first steps into the access rental market and increasing its product offering for construction, maintenance and renovation sector customers.  Zallocco’s MZ 250 articulated platform offers a maximum working height of 25.1m and an outreach of 14.3m. The unit is fitted with a 250kg capacity basket and also offers automatic stabilisation, as well as a below ground reach of 2.5m. Mounted on a 3.5-tonne Iveco chassis that has a 3-metre wheelbase, Multitel says the truck mount’s “excellent turning radius” enables users to access working areas other model similar machines can’t. The MZ 250 also features Multitel’s MUSA system, which optimises all of the platform’s movements based on load, boom rotation and position of the stabilizers.

Zallocco’s two, slightly smaller MX210 models deliver a working height of 21.2m and have a maximum horizontal outreach of 9.8m. They are fitted with a 200kg capacity platform and their turrets provide 400 degrees of rotation. Mulitel, which recently launched its new MXE 170 model at APEX 2023, said, “The operator can get around any obstacles and be positioned precisely at the work area thanks to the turret’s 400° rotation and the self-leveling platform that turns 90°+90°,” said Multitel.

“The extendable stabilizers at the front and straight-line at the back make the MX 210 an easy machine to position even in tight spaces, while the base frame in aluminium alloy and the floor in micro-perforated aluminium increase lightness and manoeuvrability.”

New battery storage systems from Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco has added five new models to its range of lithium-ion Energy Storage Systems (ESS). Through its Power and Flow Division, the company has added a larger unit, the ZBC 300-300, as well as a smaller line of battery-based storage systems, the ZPB 45-60, ZBP 45-75, ZBP 15-60 models and ZBP 2000 with two flexible solar panels. Said to be suitable for noise-sensitive environments, each unit is said to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and will enable users to benefit from both stand-alone and hybrid solutions across their sites. The ZBC 300-300, a 10ft container designed to meet requirements for off- and on-grid applications, can work in combination with renewable stations, providing up to 4,5MWh of storage capacity.

Described by Atlas Copco as a scalable solution, up to 16 units can be connected in parallel and when operating in hybrid mode with a diesel generator it can reduce daily fuel consumption by up to 90%. According to the company, each unit was designed with sustainability in mind, and as such, the unit is said to offer no fuel consumption and no CO2 emissions while also operating at less than 80 dB(A) during stand-alone operation,

In the smaller range, the ZPB 45-60, ZBP 45-75 and ZBP 15-60 offer a lighter weight, new design and are “ideal for applications such as events and telecom, and can work alone in island mode, or can be coupled with a diesel generator to provide a hybrid solution with significant energy savings,” according to the company.

Bárbara Gregorio, marketing manager power & energy at Atlas Copco’s Power and Flow Division, said, “Our customers are increasingly seeking clean energy solutions to be more sustainable and efficient in their operations. “Atlas Copco has been at the forefront of power generation for many decades, and we are renowned for our high performance and high-quality equipment.

“The move towards battery storage solutions is a natural evolution for us and we have continued to develop the ESS portfolio using the best battery technology for our targeted applications, making the benefits of clean power available to more applications and for new opportunities in our sector.”

Major OEM opens new business entity to expand growth in Asia

HD Hyundai Infracore has opened a new business entity (Hyundai Infracore Asia) and Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Indonesia as it looks to expand growth in the Asian market with its new construction equipment brand, Develon. The company says that the move provides an opportunity for HDI to widen its sales network and distribution supply in the region, including Indonesia, which has an active market for mid-to-large sized mining equipment, and to expand the company’s business by creating different financial products that meet the needs of local customers.

The newly opened PDC is 2304m2 in size and located in Jakarta. It will act as a distribution hub which will secure and swiftly supply parts for excavators, wheeled loaders and other machines. The company says that, with the locational advantage of the PDC, it will be able to deliver parts on time within a country that is composed of many islands, and also maximize supply chain efficiency to the neighbouring countries. A representative of HDI said, “Indonesia is a strategically important country as it is abundant with resources and has geological advantages being located near the Indian and Pacific Oceans. We will work on providing better services for our dealers and customers by optimizing inventory management and parts delivery, and reinforce Develon equipment sales in the Asian market.” Last year, HDI achieved a revenue of KRW 102 billion (US$78 million) in Indonesia, which is the highest since entering the Indonesian market. HDI is currently operating nine PDCs in its key sales regions including the US, UK, Germany, China, United Arab Emirates and Singapore, and is expanding its global coverage for parts distribution.

Schwing Stetter charts a 400 cr expansion roadmap in India

Construction equipment manufacturer Schwing Stetter India (SSI) is poised to invest about Rs.400 crore in a capacity expansion plan, which will also include a greenfield unit, on the back of growth prospects led by infrastructure development projects in the pipeline. SSI, will be investing about Rs.100 crore in its factory in Cheyyar, its fifth facility located about 90 km west of Chennai. The company will incur Rs.300 crore in a new greenfield factory for capacity addition as well as making new products such as XCMG loaders and motor graders (earlier imported) for potential road and mining application areas. Besides, it will also manufacture concrete pumps. The company will require 40 acres of land for the proposed new factory. In new product segments such as excavators, under the XCMG brand, the hopes to achieve volumes of more than 2000 excavators in 2023, based on product performance and a wide range. SSI has also achieved about 50 percent share in products such as crawler cranes and horizontal drilling machines.In self-loading mixer, it has already touched 450 units so far in this calendar year.  The 100 percent subsidiary of Schwing GmbH, a German concreting machinery manufacturer which is part of China’s XCMG group, anticipates a growth of about 30 percent. With the order surge, a revenue of about Rs.3,945 crore was achieved in 2022, with about 14,000 units produced in the year. Moreover, the Central government’s proposed outlay of USD two trillion investments in infrastructure development is expected to positively impact these segments.

Upgraded Komatsu excavator increases lifting capacity by 20%

Komatsu has launched the upgraded PC130LC-11, which increases lifting capacity by up to 20% compared to the previous model.

The new model has a longer undercarriage than its predecessor, the PC130-8, while it also uses up to 12% less fuel.

An auto idle shutdown feature can also automatically stop the engine after a preset amount of idle time. The Komatsu diesel oxidation catalyst (KDOC) helps reduce particulate matter by using passive regeneration over 98% of the time.

It also features steel castings in the boom foot, boom nose and arm tip help spread working loads away from high-stress areas to increase long-term durability.

Andrew Earing, director, tracked products, Komatsu said, “The upgraded PC130LC-11 excavator can easily handle a wide variety of utility work or small construction jobs.

“It provides a versatile workhorse for you as your business expands and grows.”

Despe brings in 350 T Cat excavator for Atalanta FC stadium demolition

Italian contractor Despe has used one of the world’s largest demolition excavators for a project at a top-flight football stadium in its home country.

The company enlisted a Cat 6015 Jumbo Demolition machine to take down the Curva Sud Morosini at Atalanta FC’s Gewiss Stadium home in Bergamo, around 40 km (25 miles) north east of Milan.

Despe – a multiple winner at the World Demolition Awards in recent years – chose the machine due to its mix of technology and advanced hydraulics that is said to enable it to precisely carry out large-scale projects despite its size.

It has an operating weight with equipment of 351 t, maximum usable equipment weight of 25 t, and a maximum working height of 48 m (157 ft) at 10 t.

The Atalanta club was formed in 1907 and has enjoyed continuous membership of Italy’s Serie A (premier division) since 2011, reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League three years ago.

Situated behind the goal at the south end of the stadium, the Curva Sud previously held 3,500 spectators. Now the demolition has been completed, its replacement will increase the total capacity at the Gewiss to around 25,000.

Some big names were present to witness the start of the demolition, including Marco Brunelli – the secretary-general of the Italian national football team – Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo, and Luca Percassi, CEO of Atlanta.

Club president Antonio Percassi started the demolition process, which was also watched by Francesco Valesini who was representing the municipality of Bergamo.

Volvo CE to open new compact business unit

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has established a dedicated business unit to spearhead its electrification and sustainable power efforts in the compact equipment sector. The OEM says that this strategic move has been made to drive growth and profitability in this expanding product segment.

The construction industry has experienced significant growth worldwide due to population increase and urbanization, this has therefore resulted in a heightened demand for compact equipment. Volvo CE says that the sector now represents 50% of the total market, a substantial increase from 35% a decade ago, with further growth expected in the future. Starting from September 2023, Thomas Bitter, Volvo CE’s Head of Technology, will assume the role of Head of the Compact Business Unit.

Bitter says, “Our pioneering work in electrification and digitalization has positioned us as an innovator in compact equipment. Given the segment’s ever-growing impact on the market, we are dedicating our focus to our compact machine portfolio, delivering productive and sustainable products and services to our customers. Those who join us on this journey will not only develop specialized skills in this vital area but also play an integral role in our broader mission of shaping the world we desire.”

The newly formed Compact Business Unit will consist of dedicated individuals from within Volvo CE, as well as external talent, who are said to share a strong commitment and enthusiasm for the cause.

EvoQuip launches biggest Bison jaw crusher yet

EvoQuip has launched the Bison 340—the newest and largest addition to its Bison jaw crusher range. The 34 t crusher has a 1000 x 600 mm (39 x 23 in) jaw chamber opening and boasts an output potential of 280 t/hr depending on application.

The crusher is designed for applications including demolition and recycling, and features track mobility for a quick setup time and hydraulic crusher setting adjustments for total control of product size. The hydrostatic drive, which is included as standard, allows the crusher to be run in reverse, which is said to be particularly useful for removing blockages from the chamber or when crushing in a sticky application like asphalt.

“The Bison 340 jaw crusher is a big addition to EvoQuip’s Bison range, which can cater for operations of all sizes and needs,” said EvoQuip product manager Andrew Armstrong.

“As with the entire EvoQuip range, the Bison 340 is compact and easily transported from site to site.

“It is at home in hard rock quarry applications as well as recycling. It also has an efficient drive system and low engine RPM to enable it to be run with low fuel consumption.”

All Bison jaw crushers feature the T-Link telemetry system fitted as standard.

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