By Helen Wright20 November 2014
The last Bauma China exhibition in 2012 broke all records, attracting 2718 exhibitors from 38 countries, 177080 visitors from 141 countries, and taking up the entire 300000 m2 of exhibition space at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).
And the 2014 event, which takes place from November 25 to 28, also looks set to take up all the available space SNIEC, which consists of 200000 m2 of indoor exhibition space, and 100000 m2 of outdoor space.
Show organiser Messe München International said nearly 3000 exhibitors from about 40 countries and regions were expected to showcase their latest products at this year’s show to almost 200000 visitors from 150 countries and regions.
China represents a key market for many international manufacturers as well as local players, and the Bauma China exhibition is a perfect opportunity for rental companies to see the latest designs targeted at this region.
Tower Light, for instance, said it planned to unveil a new lighting tower specifically designed for Asian markets at the show. Designed for illuminating small and medium-sized areas, the mini MT1 weighs 352 kg and features a manually operated 5.5 m mast. It is fitted with four 400 W metal halide lamps as standard, or with 150 W LED lamps as an option.
The MT1 also features two adjustable stabilisers, and a 20 l fuel tank that is said to provide over 30 hours of running time. Power comes from a 5.0 kVA diesel generating set.
“Our research uncovered a requirement for compact lighting sets, particularly in the Asian market sectors - hence the development of the MT1,” said Alessandro Carenzio, responsible for Asian market sales at Tower Light.
“We asked our research and development department to build a set that combines quality with safe lighting levels, all set into a modestly sized unit. We expect keen interest in this new model,” he said.
On the access side of the market, Skyjack said it had seen the population of its aerial work platforms increase across Asia over the past few years.
Malcolm Early, vice president of marketing at the company, said, “There’s no question that China represents a huge opportunity for Skyjack and we have made recent investments in personnel and offices in the country. Even though we’re a relative newcomer to the market we’re already seeing growing interest from customers.”
Platforms from across the Skyjack range will be on show on the company’s stand, including two electric scissors from the DC range – the SJ III 3219 and the SJ III 4632, which boast working heights of 7.8 m each.
Skyjack’s largest articulating boom, the SJ 63AJ, will also be displayed, with a working eight of 21.4 m, while the SJ 16 vertical mast lift will be on show as well – a compact unit with a 6.8 m maximum working height.
Manufacturer Mantall also said it would have a wide range of its aerial work platforms (AWPs) on show, and said it planned to launch several new machines too. It said new introductions would include the IPM100J electric self-propelled AWP – designed for indoor work in narrow spaces.
It claimed the new model could fold down to 2.69 m tall and 0.99m wide, and had a working height of 10 m and a working radius of 3.2 m. Built from alloy steel, the IPM100J is said to be light and strong, and comes equipped with a double DC drive with high torque reducer.
Mantall said the advantages of this included low input power, high output torque, fast travel speed and strong climbing ability.
Genie will also be exhibiting new access equipment on the Terex stand, including the introduction of the SX-180 telescopic boom lift. Featuring a 54.9 m vertical reach and 24.4 m horizontal reach, the new model has been designed for high-reach access jobs.
It boasts a 2.44 m by 0.91 m platform with a 340 kg capacity, and also features a retractable X-Chassis for both stability on the job and a narrow profile for transport.
The boom lift’s stowed dimensions are 3.05 m high, 2.5 m wide and 12.98 m long. The 24,494 kg machine requires no over width or over height permits allowing it to be transported on a truck.
Scott Krieger, senior product manager for booms and telehandlers at Terex Aerial Work Platforms said, “This X-chassis design is also used on our new Genie ZX-135 articulating boom. This allows our big booms to share many design features providing parts and operating commonality.”
And Runshare said it would showcase two boom lifts at Bauma China - the new 21.7 m working height GTZZ20A, which has a lift capacity of 230 kg and is powered by a Cummins diesel engine, and the GTZZ14D, which is an electrical/battery powered articulated boom with a 15.5 m working height and 230 kg capacity. Both machines are said to feature automatic levelling technology.
Meanwhile, Lonking said it would have over 25 kinds of machines on show, including its LG20B and LG30GLT forklifts – the former is a battery-powered machine, while the latter is a dual-fuel model. In addition, it said it would have its CDM856 and CDM835 wheeled loaders on show, and CDM6365F excavator.
Wirtgen Group said it also planned to present products from the Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm and Kleemann brands tailored for the local market at the exhibition. It said the 38 pieces of equipment it planned to showcase included 11 new machines and 13 products manufactured locally at its Langfang factory.
Of interest to the rental industry are likely to be new compactors from Hamm which are making their world première at the show. The made-in-China machines will be the 318 and 320 – compactors that are said to combine “German quality standards with Chinese cost-awareness”.
And Vögele will also be presenting new pavers at the show in the form of the Super 1900-3 L and Super 2100-3 L. Also designed for the requirements of the Chinese market, the company said these tracked pavers had an extra-long material hopper and chassis.
Vögele is also presenting its compact Super 1103-3 and Super 1300-3 pavers at the show as well as the Super 1800-2 L and Super 1800-2 HD.
In addition, Wirtgen’s SP 15 and SP 25 slipform pavers will also be on show, featuring the Wirtgen AutoPilot Field Rover – technology that the company is presenting for the first time in China, and is said to allow automatic concrete paving without grade line or track wire.
Insero will also be at the exhibition, where it will be launching its products in the Asian market for the first time – including towable industrial heaters, dewatering pumps, and 6 kW to 30 kW lighting towers, as well as the Insero AMP.
The AMP is said to be a patent pending, unique multi-purpose machine capable of operating multiple tools simultaneously via its 8.5 kW generator, .3-.6 LPS independent hydraulic system, and 2.4 m3/min air compressor.
Volvo Construction Equipment said its star products would include the new P6820C and P8720B pavers, EW60C wheeled excavator, L220G wheeled loader and the EC170D and EC220DL crawler excavators. Also new – and designed specifically for the China market – is a range of attachments for the L105 wheel loader, which the manufacturer said turned the machine into a multiple tool carrier.
Attachments include an advanced log grapple, a high tipping bucket and a side dumping bucket – the latter being particularly useful in China’s many tunnels and underground mine sites.
Sister company industrial engine supplier Volvo Penta will also be present, showcasing its new range of engines compliant with China III emissions standards, as well as its EU Stage IV/US EPA Tier 4 Final engines.
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