D&RI Equipment section, November-December 2020 issue
By Steve Ducker04 February 2021
Next step for Sany Europe
Sany Europe has been distributing 15 models of hydraulic excavator, ranging from 1.6 to 50 t, across Europe since 2016.
The latest addition to the portfolio, launched in November, is a line-up of compact wheeled loaders, ranging from 0.7 to 1.1 cu m (24 to 38 cu ft) bucket capacity, spread across four models. The company said that the extended product portfolio enables it to serve customers better and offer machines for more applications and industries as it looks to becoming a leading construction equipment company in Europe.
In addition, the wheeled loaders benefit from oscillating rear axles, which are normally found on larger machines to increase stability.
Based on bucket volume capacity, the range comprises the SW075, SW085, SW105 and SW115.
Bobcat launches demolition loader
Manufacturer Bobcat has launched its new R-Series of compact construction equipment.
The R-Series comprises a range of new loader, wheeled loader and excavator models and features a Stage V compliant T66 tracked loader for demolition, recycling and waste material handling applications.
Gustavo Otero, president of Doosan Bobcat EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), said: “With Next is Now, Bobcat is empowering people to work more efficiently and to enable them to achieve more than ever before.
“We are advancing more powerful, more efficient and smarter equipment and technologies in an expansion that offers an enhanced and much wider choice of products to increase opportunities for our customers.”
Designed with a new styling scheme, the R-Series models come with a fully enclosed cab, a 12.7 cm (5 in) display and an LED lighting system as standard.
The new T66 and T76 loaders have a redesigned cooling system and the machines also include longer wheelbases and track footprints than those of Bobcat’s previous generation of machines. The manufacturer said this means the new models have greater stability and, with improved hydraulics, also offer greater lifting capacity and “class leading” push and breakout forces.
Bobcat’s new R-Series loaders have an increased lift height for easier dumping into trucks and features cast steel structures in the loader arms. The company said this means the arms are 20% stronger than its previous models. Narrower profiles in areas such as the front knuckle also allow for improved visibility of the attachments and work area.
According to Bobcat, which has already begun delivering the first of its R-Series machines to customers, options include a clear-side cab with mesh-free side screens and a rear-view camera that connects to touch display inside the cab for improved visibility.
Mecalac, a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, has introduced the AS900tele to North America.
The manufacturer says the new machine combines the compactness and mobility of Mecalac’s AS Swing Loader Series with telescopic technology to provide versatility on the job site.
New crusher from SBM
Austria-based SBM Mineral Processing has introduced its new JawMax 200 mobile jaw crusher.
The company, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary, described the mobile processing plant as an entry-level model for processing and recycling construction rubble.
The compact machine has transport weight of 27 t and a feed opening of 1,000 x 600 mm (39 x 24 in).
Speaking about the new crusher, SBM sales manager Helmut Haider said: “Due to its sophisticated kinematics, it is even more powerful and offers further improved feed possibilities than comparable models.
“And additionally, operation is extremely comfortable and simple. With JawMax 200 you need not dismount or mount anything after transportation. The crusher is immediately ready for use.”
For ease of operation, the machine has an automatic soft start, and it can be controlled remotely.
The JawMax can also be monitored remotely using SBM’s Crush Control App, which provides machine data and produces machine reports. The App is available from the iOS App Store and
the Google Playstore.
The electrically driven crusher can be powered from the grid or by a 200 kVA diesel three-phase genset.
Other features of the new model include automated gap adjustment, overload protection, a magnetic separator and an adjustable discharge conveyor.
Arjes looks ahead with shredders
Germany-based industrial shredder manufacturer Arjes has announced it is dividing its double-shaft machines into three basic product ranges as part of what it calls a strategic reorientation for 2021.
These will be the Impaktor compact class, Ekomaxx intermediate and Titan heavy-duty class.
The mobile Impaktor 250 evo will continue to be aimed at small to medium sized demolition and processing industry companies, while the Ekomaxx range will replace the VZ 750 D/DK and VZ 850D/DK series pre-shredders in the first half of the new year.
The Titan 950 will replace the VZ 950 Titan with the 16-litre Stage II engine making way for a 13-litre Stage V later in 2021. The company said this promises the same throughput capacity. A new Titan 900 machine will also be available in the second half of the year.From 2021 onwards, all Arjes machines will be equipped with an asynchronous drive and intelligent control system for the shredding shafts, with remote control operation.
Mobile metal separation
Recycling equipment manufacturer Terex Ecotec has introduced a new metal separator to its mobile product range.
The new electric TMS 320 Metal Separator, which is available as a tracked and static unit, includes a splitter system that lets operators make real-time adjustments and to configure the machine for a range of applications.
Tony Devlin, business line director at Terex Ecotec, said: “The TMS 320 Metal Separator demonstrates our continued investment in new product development. It will further enhance our product range meeting both market and customers’ needs.”
According to the manufacturer, the model can be set up in minutes without the need for tools. It features a push button control panel and a variable speed drum magnet and eddy current rotor manufactured by magnet technology specialist Eriez.
The TMS 320 has modular design that allows for each of the machine’s conveyors to be removed independently for easy maintenance and servicing.
The model’s splitter system can also be moved away from the eddy current unit.
This is said to enable the TMS 320 to be folded to a transport width of less than 3 m (10 ft).
Austria’s RM Group is launching series production of a range of new products with its RM 120X crusher, which will be followed by a RM screen in 2021. It follows the original showing of prototypes at the Bauma exhibition in Germany last year.
Rubble Master founder and owner Gerald Hanisch described the new machine as the company’s first Next philosophy crusher and said it combines enhanced safety with maximum performance and flexibility.
“Operating an RM 120X still involves only a few buttons,” Gerald Hanisch added.
“The built-in screen is only used to display information and has no sub-menus. We have received valuable input for this operating concept from our customers around the world, and the controls and display meet the specifications on job sites 100%.
“When we started developing RM Next, we always had our entire product range in mind. In future, an important role will be played by networking different products in operation at the same job site. However, we can only make this happen if all the products work according to the same philosophy.”
RM Next focuses on four points, including extended service with a five-year warranty. Another feature is that with the operator-machine interface, the operator can see light signals indicating both the status and the current workload of the crusher from the excavator cab.