This year’s Excon demonstrated the role of smart technologies and nextgen construction equipment in accelerating the growth of infrastructure in the country. In order to sustain investment in infrastructure, the Government of India has granted sops, including a large number of special economic zones (SEZs), to the capital goods industry of which construction equipment is a part; especially with an impetus to increase exports. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India’s Premier Industry Association organised Excon 2019. CII was supported by the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) as Sector Partner for the event.
Over the last editions Excon has grown as one of the top construction equipment exhibitions in the country. It is one of the largest construction equipment exhibition in South Asia. It includes 3,00,000 SQ.MTS of exhibition display area. It is UFI approved event. It has participation from India and abroad. Indian construction equipment companies can get a huge exposure to the latest technologies in equipment, components and spare parts and evaluate their own cost competitiveness. Through strategic ties and partnerships at the event, the industry can look forward to handling projects without or with minimal imports.
The theme for the tenth edition of the EXCON was “Smart i-tech- Next Gen India@75”, which aims to demonstrate the role of smart technologies and innovation in design in the manufacture of nextgen construction equipment and machinery to support the rapid pace of infrastructure development in the South Asian region. B. S. Yediyurappa, the Chief Minister of Karnataka and Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways of India inaugurated Excon 2019.
“The construction equipment industry can hope to expect a 40% increase in sales in the near future, as the government is pumping huge amounts of investment in road and other infrastructure projects such as the development of waterways, airports, ports, and smart cities. But the private sector should focus on bringing down the cost of construction and pollution,” said Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India at Excon 2019.
As part of the 10th year celebrations of EXCON, CII organised special activities like celebrating Women in Infrastructure, exclusive Pavilions on AI, IoT, Robotics, Startups, Components & Parts among others.
Smart technology in batching plants showcase
Schwing Stetter India showcased Internet of Things (IoT) solutions of Schwing IoT In, Schwing IoT Ready, Schwing IoT abled, Schwing dashboard for batching plants, Schwing Stetter India gateway device, hitech weighing system, Schwing smartrack and Stetter concrete transit mixer with mobile app. These solutions are in line with the theme of Excon 2019 being Intelligent, Interconnected, Innovation, Infrastructure and the Internet. Schwing Stetter India displayed these new products at EXCON 2019 along with existing product innovations of SSI, XCMG, GOMACO, USA and Rubble master HMH GmBH products with a grand total of 46 products.
Backhoe loader showcase
India’s one of the leading manufacturers of earthmoving and construction equipment JCB India showcased a wide range of new, smart technology driven machines at the Excon 2019. The new intelligent products which are put on display included the new ecoXpert 3DX backhoe loader, which comes with 12 percent improved mileage capability and it also offers up to 22 percent lower maintenance costs. The new 3DX also comes loaded with JCB’s ‘Intellij Performance’ and ‘IntelliDig’ technology, which is claimed to give customers real-time information about the performance of the machine.
Portable air compressor showcase
Elgi Equipment, one of the world’s leading air-compressor manufacturers, launched its future ready, energy-efficient range of electric and diesel portable air compressors at EXCON 2019. The central launches at the ELGi stand, this year, were the energy-efficient, electric powered trolley mounted portable air compressor, the PG 90E -12.5 and the diesel powered trolley mounted portable air compressor, the PG 500-185. Also on display were the diesel powered trolley mounted portable air compressors, the PG 450 – 200 and the electric powered trolley mounted portable air compressors, the PG 22E, PG 75E and PG 45E. With superior technology, these rugged and reliable air compressors are energy-efficient while delivering customer centric benefits of low operating costs, stability, increased operational life, low maintenance costs and ease of use. The IE3 motors integrated with proprietary eta-V profile airends, suitable for dusty environments, ensure every ELGi electric powered portable air compressor demonstrates a high level of productivity.
Tyre for construction showcase
Balkrishna Industries (BKT) showcased its cutting-edge tires in size 33.00R51 Earthmax SR 46 and 45/65R45 Earthmax SR 53 in Hall 1 – Lower Level, Stall no A3 at Excon 2019. The new tire in size 33.00R51 EarthmaxSR 46 is an all-steel radial OTR tire. This tire is specifically designed to carry heavy loads with superior resistance to cuts and chips and for an improved life. The tire has specially engineered and designed lug blocks and circumferential groove maximize cornering ability with minimum tread face damage. Thanks to its all-steel casing and steel belts this tire provides significant level of protection against shock, fatigue and flats to maximize uptime and the potential for higher productivity. The other highlight tire at the event in size 45/65R45Earthmax SR 53 is an All Steel radial tire specially designed for loader and dozer operation in severe rocky conditions, underground mines and scrap yards. The deep L-5 tread extends wear life and is designed for excellent self-cleaning. Extra deep tread and customized compound deliver extended tread wear and provide resistance to rock cuts and punctures. The SR 53 Tread pattern is specially designed for self-cleaning.
Indian Tyre Industry major & the market leader in Truck Bus Radial segment, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, today launched the new V-Compact R3 tyre at EXCON 2019. The 23.1-26 V- Compact R3 is designed especially for soil compactor application. This new tyre comes with a non-directional tread pattern and broad tread buttons to provide better & even pressure during compaction. While the tread compound provides resistance to cuts, scratches, abrasions and punctures giving high load-carrying stability, tread contours ensure self-cleaning advantage along with maximum contact area for better flotation and minimal soil disturbance. Providing high stability and resistance against wear & tear, the new tyre addresses the evolving needs of the market as we continue to maintain pace with the changing requirements.
CASE India revealed its most awaited product for the Indian portfolio. CASE is also exhibiting its entire range along with its financial services business CNHi capital and a wide range of after sales support packages at Stall No. OD75 during the 10th edition of CII Excon, the largest construction equipment trade fair held in South Asia. CASE has been serving the industry with the latest technological advancements, whether it’s the CRDI electronic engines in Graders for on-board diagnostics, with laptop connectivity to download the entire data log and analysis of past and ongoing operations as well to get to the root cause of any failure that may occur during operation or CASE India’s Advanced Eagle Eye Telematics Solution, a real time vehicle tracking system equipped with Geo-fencing which assists in keeping track of the Loader Backhoe. This solution helps in alerting the user about any kind of theft or unauthorized use of the machine along with device tempering alerts.
TIL showcased a range of machines under its wide portfolio and introducing two brand new cranes – RT880 – an 80 tonne Rough Terrain crane and Mobiload 415- a Pick n Carry crane. Other showstoppers at TIL stall OD69 were- Truck Cranes –TMS850 and TMS 860, Jaw Crusher V2650, All Terrain Crane- Grove GMK6300L.
Global associate Manitowoc displayed MCT205i- a Potain Tower crane at its stall. The cranes come with advanced safety and intelligent systems based on IoT. The company has worked extensively on customers’ feedback to develop custom made products with intelligent solutions so that the cranes give higher uptime and performance. Manitowoc showcased two best-in class cranes from its Potain and Grove brands during Excon 2019, South Asia’s largest construction equipment trade fair. Manitowoc displayed a Potain MCT 205 topless tower crane fresh off the production lines at its Indian factory in Pune, alongside a Grove GMK6300L all-terrain crane. Both cranes offer increased lifting capacities, which is vital for Indian job sites, where high-rise construction with faster completion times is growing in popularity. “The Potain MCT 205 and Grove GMK6300L cranes are designed and constructed to deliver maximum productivity and performance with minimum running cost,” said Prashant Suryawanshi, managing director of Manitowoc Cranes India.
The Potain MCT 205 has a maximum capacity of 10t while at its 65 m jib end it can handle an impressive 1.75 t. The crane’s modern topless design makes it quick to erect and easy to transport, with the heaviest group of components weighing less than 6t, while the full 65m jib can be placed in a single lift or in multiple lifts depending on the size of the assist crane and or the space available on the job site.
Auto industry accessories showcase
Cummins India showcased QSF4.5 Bharat Stage IV CEV, and the QSB6.7 Bharat Stage IV CEV engines catering to the off-highway segment, SCR after treatment systems Single Module and Flex Module, X3.6 series rugged engine powered diesel generator set (40Kva) and Cummins PowerCommand Cloud.
Dana showcased its complete drive systems for compactors that include Spicer axles, Spicer Torque-Hub wheel drives, and Brevini hydraulic motors. In addition, the company is presenting a complete range of products for diesel-, hybrid-, and electric-powered aerial work platforms (AWPs), wheel loaders, and self-loading mixers. Aziz Aghili, president, Off-Highway Drive and Motion Technologies,
Atlas Copco launched four compressors and extended light tower range. The XRH 1100 Plus is a product tailor-made for specialised applications like water well drilling, foundation drilling, coal mining and blast-hole drilling. The XAWS 550 PACE (Pressure Adjusted through Cognitive Electronics) enables the customers to set the pressure, which the company says is the first-of-its-kind technology in the portable air compressor segment where pressure can be set with the XC2003 digital controller in 3-simple steps.
Mahindra Truck and Bus, a part of the Mahindra Group, displayed its range of outperforming tippers. These tippers are best suited for construction related applications. Apart from the BLAZO X range of HCV Tippers, MTB also displayed its LCV tipper, the Loadking OPTIMO. This model with Its compact overall architecture is ideal for last-mile applications like sand mining and construction.
Commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania has displayed its new generation truck NTG Heavy Tipper at the EXCON 2019 along with BS-IV CEV-ready industrial engines and solutions, informs the company in a release.
The company further claims that tailor-made solutions that enhance customer profitability, has been the key focus for Scania and through the platform that EXCON provides, it is reinforcing its position as a holistic solutions provider.
Smart technology showcase
Trimble showcased a forward-thinking continuum of solutions and services at Excon 2019. Trimble showcased a complete line of grade control systems—from laser or sonic-based through to 3D, these rugged systems are easy to use, fully upgradeable and flexible enough to meet a wide range of application and jobsite requirements. The Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform is a next generation machine control system that optimises a mixed fleet for an integrated site solution.
Hydraulic excavator showcase
Defence PSU BEML Ltd launched and showcased its new ‘Hydraulic Excavator’ model BE210LC at the construction equipment trade fair, EXCON 2019, in Bengaluru. The Hydraulic Excavator operates with a mass of 21,000 kg, has a bucket capacity of about 1.0 cu.m, and is best suited for construction and infrastructure excavation activities. It has a standard mode for normal working conditions and an ‘H’ mode for heavy duty applications.
M.V. Rajasekhar, Director, Mining & Construction, BEML, said: “The BE210LC is a high performance excavator designed and developed by BEML. The hydraulic excavator is designed for maximum utilisation, has best-in-class fuel efficiency and an ergonomically designed cabin, which adds to its work performance.”
New Hydraulic Hose Line showcase
Gates has launched MXG 4K in India, the next generation of premium hydraulics, offering a highly flexible, lightweight and compact design for first fit, industrial and automotive replacement markets. The launch was done by Mr. Anshum Jain, COO of Wirtgen JD group and channel Partner Mr. Manoj Jain of Rubber Hose India. Gates, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, is redefining high-pressure hydraulic performance with the introduction of the MegaSys™ MXG™ 4K hydraulic hose. Qualified to one million impulse cycles, this highly differentiated hose is a lightweight, compact, highly flexible drop-in replacement for conventional spiral hoses. Gates XtraTuff™ Plus cover, a standard upgrade on MXG 4K, offers improved abrasion and ozone resistance, providing improved durability when powering the most demanding fluid power applications.
Off Highway equipment showcase
At Excon Southco showcased its wide portfolio of latches, locks, hinges and position control products for Off-highway industry. Learn How Southco’s products enhance Vehicle functionality and provide for increased security, optimised maintenance procedures, improved ergonomics and comply with industry standards for safety, fire resistance & dust / moisture ingress.
Delivering his inaugural address at CII’s EXCON 2019, the 10th edition of South Asia’s largest construction equipment trade fair, here today, Gadkari said that the Prime Minister’s vision is to make India a $5 trillion economy. To achieve this goal, the government is embarking on major infrastructure and industrial projects worth Rs 100 lakh crores. “For the road sector alone, the Centre is investing Rs 2 lakh crores this year. The amount of investment for the next year will increase to Rs 3 lakh crores. Within the next five years, the total government spend on the road infrastructure will be about Rs 17 lakh crores,” he said. This is a boost for construction equipment sector.
The Minister also asked the private players in the construction industry to focus on mechanisation, adoption of advanced technologies and global best practices, usage of LNG and bio-fuels, and innovations in using waste materials as raw materials for their construction projects in order to reduce the cost of construction, and pollution.
The inaugural session of Excon 2019 also witnessed the signing a MoU between the Education Department (Higher) of Government of Karnataka and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Industry Institute Connect. The MoU will focus on creating a taskforce of government and CII on facilitation of skilling and teaching content in the construction equipment sector.