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Gehad ElBassiouni is the managing director of ELBassiouni & Co. (Image source: K?rcher)

K?rcher, provider innovative cleaning technology solutions, has seen a rise in demand for its products in Egypt

Palfinger completes the SOLID range from five to 19 metres with six new models. (Image source: PresseBox)

The revision to the SLD series is more than a facelift as the new cranes have a higher lifting capacity than their predecessor models, with the same dead weight

Equipped with Single Link Plus, crane operation is possible even in restricted spaces. Thanks to the upward angled boom system by 15?, the working range of the crane and thus the range of applications are extended considerably. Heavy-duty work is possible even under difficult conditions. When resting the arm system on the platform of the truck, the overall height is reduced.

In addition, SOLID models have cathodic dip painting (CPD) long-term surface protection, a treatment that historically has only been the norm in the automotive industry. The components are blast-hardened with cut wire pellets, electrostatically treated with a zinc phosphate CDP coating in the dip process and finished with a two-component surface lacquer.

The high-speed extension that comes as standard on Palfinger cranes increases the boom system extension speed by up to 30 per cent. The return-oil utilisation system uses a load-holding valve to divert the oil from the piston rod end to the pressure line instead of the tank. The resulting oil-flow increase ramps up the extension speed.

The PK 13.501 SLD 1 is the non-CE entry-level model; the basic version is designed without overload protection. Optional electro-hydraulic overload protection and top-seat control are available.

The basic version of the PK 13.501 SLD 3 features PALTRONIC overload protection and manual control. An optional 2.5 t cable winch on the knuckle boom is available separately.

The PK 14.001 SLD 3 is a manually controlled crane with PALTRONIC and a hydraulic HPLS solution for use in non-CE-markets.

Of the SOLID models, the PK 14.501 SLD 5 is the top of the range, featuring PALTRONIC, E-HPLS, remote control and a load-sensing control valve. E-HPLS reduces the crane?s working speed where required, increasing lifting power at the same time.

The models PK 13.501 SLD 1, PK 13.501 SLD 3, PK 14.001 SLD 3 and PK 14.501 SLD 5 are available with up to five hydraulic extensions and offer a hydraulic outreach of up to 14.8 m. The PK 13.501 SLD 1 and PK 13.501 SLD 3 have a lifting moment of 13.1 metres. The PK 14.001 SLD 3 reaches 14.0 metres and the PK 14.501 SLD 5 even reaches 14.5 metres.

The K-models PK 13.501K SLD 3 and PK 14.501K SLD 5 are available with up to four hydraulic extensions and offer a hydraulic outreach up to 11.7 metres. The PK 13.501K SLD 3 has a lifting moment of 13.2 metres and the PK 14.501K SLD 5 reaches even 14.6 metres. 

New products slated for introduction at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017 include the Hyundai R30Z-9AK compact excavator. (Image source: Hyundai)

Hyundai excavators, wheel loaders, compaction rollers, hydraulic breakers, forklifts and multiple attachments will be exhibited at the largest construction equipment show in the Western Hemisphere ? CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

The Siemens rapid repair system: creating a gas turbine burner tip using additive manufacturing. (Image source: Siemens)

Siemens has announced that by using additive manufacturing (AM) technology of selective laser melting (SLM), it can repair parts for industrial gas turbines up to 60 per cent faster than traditional methods

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