With globalization and tough competition, the use of machines is increasing for the earth moving works, considerable attention has been focused on designing of the earth moving equipment.
This demand, along with the continual development of niche markets, has led to a wave of new attachments that deliver the latest technology to hit the market.
Pairing an attachment with the proper equipment can help to adjust with changing market conditions, replace less efficient machines and significantly increase equipment’s versatility. By considering proper attachments, as well as attachment coupling systems, will determine which machines and attachments will help to meet, or even exceed, project deadlines as well as increase machine productivity.
The number of companies devoting research and investment into making attachments more productive is likely to convince demo contractors and materials recyclers that their industry is gaining the right kind of attention nowadays.
Severe-duty buckets are best suited for handling abrasive materials or digging in hard and rocky soil. They are manufactured with abrasion-resistant material for added protection and strength when digging in rock. Reinforced gussets help strengthen the machine-fitting joints for additional uptime protection.
At ConExpo 2020, Engcon, a Swedish company with American headquarters in North Haven, Connecticut, said the display of its tiltrotator technology for excavator attachments. The tiltrotator is a component often described as a flexible wrist between the arm of the excavator and its attachments, enabling an excavator to rotate a bucket or other attachment 360 degrees and tilt it up to 45 degrees.
HydrauliCircuit Technology (HCT) is focusing on the hydraulic power needed to efficiently operate the world’s growing fleet of attachments. The company manufactures extreme-duty auxiliary hydraulic kits (also known as “wet kits”) to operate virtually any attachment on excavators ranging between 8 to 120 metric tons in size.
Geith is another manufacturer of excavator and material handler attachments that focused on coupler technology at ConExpo 2020, where it debuted its G4 quick coupler. The G4 includes a variable pin center design created to allow operators to easily pick up and swap a wide range of OEM attachments. Additionally, the coupler can reverse buckets to allow the operator to excavate against walls and under pipes.
The Global Construction Equipment Attachment market is estimated at ~$5.5 Billion in 2020, growing at XX% CAGR till 2026.
Volvo CE Developing Digital Hydraulic Actuator to Improve Construction Equipment Efficiency The digital hydraulic actuator allows the creation of new hydraulic systems which can improve performance and efficiency of construction equipment.
KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA introduced the enhanced ED160BR-7 Blade Runner excavator model in North America. The KOBELCO ED160BR-7 is equipped with enhanced multifunction capabilities, including an attachment selection system with adjustable flow-rate presets for the bucket, breaker, nibbler and thumb. This attachment selection system allows the operator to change tools quickly and easily. Mode settings for other attachments, such as a tilt rotator, can be easily added or changed.
The Brokk 200 is developed for ultra-deep mining applications. With SmartConcept — the signature system for improved performance and uptime; the machine provides industry-leading power and productivity with zero emissions, making it ideal for the deepest, most challenging applications. Compactness, combined with the power of a machine three times its size, revolutionizes efficiency and safety by reducing the need for large crews with handheld equipment.
The Caterpillar TRS8 tilt rotate coupler for mini hydraulic excavators offers 360 degrees of rotation and 40 degrees of tilt. The attachment also has the ability to position cutting edges at any position. Rotation also reduces machine repositioning.
The redesigned Montabert 501 NG (Next Generation) hydraulic breaker. Despite undergoing a 30 percent reduction in overall weight, the 1,610-pound 501 NG hydraulic breaker is 75 percent more powerful than its predecessor. Designed for use with backhoe loaders and excavators weighing between 17,637 and 39,683 pounds, it delivers up to 870 blows per minute.
Atlas Copco The Hydro Magnet, designed to separate iron and steel from concrete waste for subsequent recycling, can be installed on a carrier with an existing uni-directional auxiliary circuit with a signal line to power and control the magnet, so there is no need for a generator or electric cables from the carrier. Units are available in two versions, as a fixed magnet (F) or a mobile (M), where the magnet is attached by the use of a chain. Load capacities range from 617 to 16,535 pounds.
Teran Industries has introduced the next generation of 36-ton excavator buckets, designed to meet the needs of new excavators that require greater performance standards and durability from attachments they use.
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