Awards Shortlist – Manufacturers’ Innovation, Tools and Attachments
16 October 2017
Judges: Clinton Dick, Liberty Industrial, Australia; Bill Moore, ERM, USA; William Sinclair, Safedem, United Kingdom
Demolition Resources Inc (USA)
Interior demolition projects are most commonly done manually. With thousands of high-rises around the world, there are additional challenges that make the process costly and potentially hazardous to workers on the job site.
Demolition Resources Inc was founded by demolition professionals with over 40 years experience. It designed the Modular Light Duty Baler (MLDB) to limit the handling of potentially harmful products and make the disposal of them safer, faster, and more profitable for the demolition contractor. It has been in production since April 2017.
Husqvarna Construction Products (Sweden)
When developing new products, accessories or diamond tools Husqvarna endeavours to look at ways of improving efficiency for the user as well as thinking about the user’s health and the surrounding environment.
Dust has been and still is a very topical issue within the construction industry, with the demolition and breaking of concrete an inevitable concern for many companies. Husqvarna has been aware that the regulation of dust particles while working with products such as DXR demolition robots would become more stringent and has therefore introduced a new dust reduction accessory solution.
This accessory is designed for all Husqvarna DXR robots and is to be used with tools including the SB 152/202/302 Atlas Copco breakers.
The demolition industry is increasingly being confronted with more difficult concrete to process. In response, LaBounty has incorporated over 40 years of knowledge into the design of its latest state of the art demolition tool. The LaBounty UPX1800 is the largest and most powerful product in a new platform of work tools that are based on the original LaBounty patent for universal processors.
The 15,650 kg LaBounty (34,500 lb) UPX1800 has the industry’s best power to weight ratio with a massive jaw opening of 280 cm (9 ft 2 in). Designed for both high reach and underwater demolition this tool can process massive concrete both above and below grade.
MB Crusher (Italy)
Designed to work on loaders and backhoe loaders from 12 to 25 t, the MB-LS220 screening bucket is the evolution of screening.
It allows the optimisation of loaders and backhoe loader operations, transforming them into an efficient mobile screening plant, able to process debris in all phases. As it does not need to operate over the heap of material, it facilitates and speeds up the processing of the material on different areas of the same construction site.
It reduces crushing time by up to 60% and allows recovery of materials suitable for any project, optimising resources.
VTN Europe (Italy)
VTN Europe presents the Omnivore OV35, the only multipurpose demolition tool with adjustable kinematics able to perform demolition jobs cutting steel as well as concrete in an optimised way as well as dedicated tools.
The development of this new innovative demolition attachment started out from an evaluation of the existing solutions which all have one fixed cylinder setup with fixed kinematics either for concrete, for steel or a balanced setup as a compromise between the these two materials.
The World Demolition Awards are part of the World Demolition Summit, which takes place in London, UK on Thursday November 2. The event is organised by Demolition & Recycling International in co-operation with the European Demolition Association and with the support of the National Demolition Association of the USA. The headline sponsor is Volvo Construction Equipment.
For more details please visit www.demolitionsummit.com