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Bauma 2013 puts a spotlight on efficiency

Bauma 2013 puts a spotlight on efficiency

Bauma is the largest construction trade show in the world, featuring machinery makers and fluid power component suppliers.

Bauma 2013, the 30th International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles, and Construction Equipment, will be held April 15-21 in Munich.

The event features 570,000 m2 of exhibition space, with almost 3300 exhibitors. These exhibitors are structured into four main categories, with a variety of providers under each area:

Mining, Extraction and Processing of Raw Materials — Machines for extraction of raw materials and for mining; handling of raw materials; and mineral processing.

All Around Construction Sites— construction vehicles, machines, equipment, tools and special systems; lifting appliances and conveyors; handling and processing concrete and mortar; form work and scaffolding; and site installations.

Component and Service Suppliers — Transmission engineering, fluid power technology and power generation units; accessories and wear parts; services; test, measurement and process control engineering; communication and navigation; and job safety.

Production of Building Materials— Machines and systems and building material handling and packaging.

Exhibitors and attendees talk on the bauma show floor. Photo courtesy of Messe München GmbH.

Fuel-efficient hydraulics featured
In addition to partnering with Indonesia and once again putting a focus on mining, the event will highlight two popular topics — energy efficiency and fuel savings in construction equipment. New solutions to these challenges will be presented in all four major segments, including a look at Caterpillar’s new hydraulic hybrid excavator, which uses energy captured in accumulators during swing acceleration. Liebherr will also have its HS 8300 HD Duty Cycle Crawler Crane on hand, which also features a hydraulic hybrid drive system.

Hamm AG of Germany, part of the Wirtgen Group, will also showcase its articulated tandem rollers that meet EU IV/Tier 4f standards. The HD+ 70i and HD+ 80i rollers feature two separate controlled ventilators that cool the charge air, hydraulic oil and engine cooling fluid.

Finally, Doosan Construction Equipment offers two new heavy-duty excavators (DX490LC-3 model, with an operating weight of 49 ton, and the DX530LC-3, weighing 52 ton) that feature lower fuel consumption, thanks in part to improved cooling, a display to inform the driver about fuel consumption, and optimized main control valves, which reduce energy losses and deliver higher efficiency. In addition, extra sensors are fitted to ensure better electronic control of the pumps, the engine and the main control valve. As a result, throughput, pressure and torque can all be precisely adjusted to suit the individual operating requirements.

Bauma 2016 will be held April 11 to 17 in Munich. Visit for details.

Key fluid power exhibitors at MDA

Exhibitor name Hall/Booth
Alphafluid Hydrauliksysteme Müller GmbH A4.214
Argo-Hytos GmbH A4.502
Axiomatic Technologies Corp.  A3.537/636
Bondioli & Pavesi GmbH A3.333/434
Bonfiglioli Riduttori SpA A4.117
Bosch Rexroth AG A4.319/414
BPI Hydraulik GmbH A3.215
Bucher Hydraulics GmbH A4.322
Cassappa SpA. A4.109
Chapel Hydraulique GmbH A4.122
Comatrol B4.313
ContiTech Luftfedersysteme GmbH B2.301/402
Euroswitch Sri. A5.120
Famic Technologies Inc. A5.131
Fer Hydraulik Srl. D1.406
Fluitronics GmbH A4.329
Hansa-Flex AG F7.714/2
HAWE Hydraulik SE A4.218
Hetronic Germany GmbH F9.908/5
Husco International Ltd F13.1311/3
Hydac International GmbH A5.425/534
Hydraforce Hydraulics Ltd. A4.425
Hydro Leduc GmbH A6.504
Hydrocontrol SpA. A4.303A
ifm Electronic GmbH A3.201/302
Interhydraulik GmbH A3.103
Liebherr-International GmbH A4.115, B0.1
Linde Hydraulics GmbH & Co. KG B4.314
LöSi Getriebe-Steuerungen-Hydraulik GmbH A4.116
LOG Hydraulik GmbH A5.209
Magnet-Schultz GmbH & Co. KG A3.108
Marzocchi Pompe SpA. A5.308
Montanhydraulik GmbH A4.411
Neumeister Hydraulik GmbH A4.506
Ningbo Hanshang Hydraulic Co. Ltd. A3.603
Ningbo Zhongyi Hydraulic Motor Co. Ltd. A5.514
Ölhydraulik Altenerding A4.200
Oilgear Towler GmbH A4.201
Ortlinghaus-Werke GmbH A4.509
Panni - Oleodinamica Srl A5.232
Parker Hannifin GmbH A5.225/326
Poclain Hydraulics GmbH A5.226
Power-Hydraulik GmbH A4.533
Rotary Power Vertriebsges. mbH A4.116
SAI Hydraulic Motors A5.228
Sampo Hydraulics Ltd. A5.502
SPX Hydraulic Technologies D1.323
Thomas Magnete GmbH A4.101/202
VIS Hydraulics Srl 6.416
Walvoil SpA. A4.111
Wandfluh AG Hydraulik + Elektronik A5.330
Weber-Hydraulik GmbH A5.209
Webtec Products Ltd. A5.418
Wessel-Hydraulik GmbH A4.227
White Drive Products GmbH A5.129
Xinkui Hydraulic Engineering Co. Ltd. A3.407B


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