Bauma is where Atlas Copco starts to really push its Chicago Pneumatic brand in Europe. Having already rebranded its Irmair compressors as Chicago Pneumatic in Europe, the company will use Bauma to show a wide range of gensets and compressors as well as a selection of handheld tools and breakers and light concreting and compaction equipment.
Sullair Corporation plans to close its portable compressor and pneumatic tool factory in Montbrison, France later this year. Workers at the site are currently on strike as discussions with Sullair continue.
There may be a continuing effort in the industry to make ever-greater use of machine-mounted attachments, but there will always be some situations where only hand carried tools will do the job. D&Ri reports on some of the latest power tools to come onto the market
DeWalt is extending its use of Lithium-Ion battery technology in its power tools and is also entering the plunge saw market for the first time. Murray Pollok reports from the company’s recent product launch in the UK.
Belle Group has introduced a new range of low vibration breakers. Ray Neilson, Belle’s managing director, told IRN than the BHB2025X breaker has a hand-arm vibration (HAV) of just over 7.0 m/s2, and that the new models had twice the break-out force and double the compression of the older versions.