World Demolition Awards shortlist – part 3

11 September 2017

Tools and Attachments

Tools and attachments web

There are five companies on the shortlist for the Tools and Attachments award

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 users 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.

LaBounty (USA)

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.


Plant and Equipment

Plant & equipment web

Kocurek, Komatsu Europe, Red Rhino and XL Industries contest the Plant and Equipment category

Judges: Dan Costello, Costello Dismantling, USA; Jim Graham, Winter Environmental, USA; John Woodward, C&D Consultancy, UK

Kocurek (United Kingdom)

Kocurek was approached by a UK contractor with the request to design and manufacture a demolition excavator derived from a standard mining excavator. For this project, a CAT6015B was selected by the customer and delivered to Kocurek. A unique set of requirements were requested that were fundamentally different from any tracked demolition excavator previously manufactured. The customer requested a combination of the two categories on a fully converted base machine – high reach and heavy duty. A working range of between -19 and +70 m (-62 and +230 ft) was required with varied attachment weights. The engineering team at Kocurek devised a modular system that could be interchanged onto the front of the heavily modified base machine for a variety of working conditions. The result is a demolition machine that had undergone substantial modification to achieve the design specification.

Komatsu Europe (United Kingdom)

Launched in June 2017, the PC390HRD-11 machine is the latest in a long line of European-built high reach machines from Komatsu. The new machine has been developed from the outset to work in six different configurations.

The machine is capable of carrying a hydraulic breaker for 36 t class excavator up to a height of around 15.5 m (50 ft), and typical demolition tools up to a maximum height of 26 m (85 ft). A boom extension piece can be used to vary the working configuration of the machine significantly. All from a machine which weighs less than 56,000 kg (123,500 lb) with the standard undercarriage installed.

Red Rhino (United Kingdom)

Simon Winfield, managing director of Red Rhino (UK) said: “One of the attractions of acquiring the Red Rhino Mini-Crusher brand in 2009 was the opportunity to help to drive down harmful emissions by reprocessing waste materials for use on the same site. Over the years we have supplied to some either remote or specialised areas and due to some enquiries we had in to the business we saw a potential gap in the market. As our most popular crushers and screens are track mounted with diesel hydraulic drive fully complying with the latest and most stringent global emission regulations. Continuing the environmental theme, we decided to develop an all-electric version of our very popular 5000 Series tracked crusher

XL Industries (France)

As part of the Harbour Control Tower demolition project carried on in Sydney, Australia, XL industries designed a state-of-the-art modular access system. It provides the perfect solution to working on façade and on landmark demolition when there is a need of surrounding the construction, it greatly raises the safety and productivity standards.

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.

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