The bauma Innovation Award 2013, to be presented in Munich next month, lives up to its repute by displaying several new innovations. CW examines the nominations.
Aker Wirth GmbH-Mobile Tunnel Miner (MTM)
Aker Wirth's new, innovative underground tunnel boring system - MTM - combines the flexibility of a roadheader with the robustness of a tunnel boring machine.
Herrenknecht AG - Pipe Express®
With Pipe Express®, Herrenknecht AG has developed a new semi-trenchless method for installing pipelines of upto 1,000 m in length.
Sommer Anlagentechnik GmbH - JFI Method
An innovation by Sommer Anlagentechnik and SAA Engineering, the JFI method is a highly precise automated production of multi-layer concrete elements.
Category: Machinery components
BAUER Maschinen GmbH - Tablet-PC
Facilitating communication in construction projects, BAUER Maschinen GmbH offers the tablet-PC for foundation equipment.
Volvo Construction Equipment Germany GmbH - Fume Extraction System
Volvo's extractor for bituminous fumes improves the operator environment on the company's ABG pavers by substantially reducing fumes.
Wirtgen GmbH - AutoPilot Field Rover
Wirtgen GmbH has launched the Wirtgen AutoPilot Field Rover that enables fully automatic, stringline-free concrete paving.
Category:Construction process/Construction work
BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH - Drilled Monopile Foundation for a Tidal Turbine
In order to install the monpile foundation, Bauer Maschinen, designed an entirely new drilling rig the BSD 3000, which is operated hydraulically from on-board a floating vessel.
Max Bögl Wind AG - Hybrid Energy Wind Towers
Max Bögl Wind AG, in collaboration with construction machine manufacturers Liebherr, developed a modified revolving tower crane reaching a maximum hook height of over 150 m.
HERMANN KIRCHNER Bauunternehmung GmbH - PAST (Process-Reliable Automated Road Construction)
The cooperative research project by several STRABAG Group companies aims at making decisive improvements to important functional properties of asphalt roads.
Clausthal University of Technology - Online Grain Size Analyser
This method is based on pulse-induced vibration. These laser-based analysers are integrated in the laboratory or partly in the process chain.
Dresden University of Technology - HEXAPOD
A research project funded by the BMBF a parallel kinematics, also known as 'Hexapod', has been developed to be applied as device interface (e.g. tractor), as linkage for blades (e.g. grader) and to combine different equipment versions for wheel loaders.
Kaiserslautern University of Technology - Orientation Analysis of Steel Fibers in Reinforced Concrete
Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics and Institute of concrete structures and TU Kaiserslautern teamed for pioneering the work on steel fiber reinforced concrete that is expected to dramatically raise the acceptance of this material in the building industry.
Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH - Compact Loader L 506 C and L 508 C
The Liebherr Compact Loaders represent an entirely new machine concept - L 506 C und L 508 C. Both models are exceptionally low in height, at less than 2,500 mm.
KAISER AG Fahrzeugwerk - Kaiser Walking Mobile Excavator
The innovative design of KAISER's new S-Line has rounded bodywork, enhanced ergonomics and optimised optional equipment that not only creates visual harmony but also ensures driver comfort.
Wacker Neuson Vertrieb Europa GmbH & Co KG - EH 100
Wacker Neuson's new demolition breaker offers extremely high demolition performance with a single stroke impact energy of 100 Joule combined with a good power to weight.