Attachments make a machine versatile to function multiple jobs at a project site which otherwise need different machines to do these jobs. Banking on one equipment to do multiple jobs with various attachments make the whole process faster and economical.
There is no need to own, operate and maintain multiple machines and the manpower to operate and maintain them. The scope of attachments extends to practically all categories of plant and machinery. While excavators and backhoe loaders can perform multiple jobs with attachments, equipment such as skid-steer loaders are the ideal multitasking machines with a host of attachments which can perform most of the jobs of a utility machine. Crushing and screening jobs can be made simple and economical with the attachments of crusher buckets and screeners on excavators. This saves in a lot of time and energy making the whole process economical. Attachments are cost-effective and offer a unique bouquet of services, which helps to convert an existing excavator/loader from a digging/earthmoving machine to a screener, a primary crusher and all sorts of other utilities. In spite of all these advantages, the attachments market faces some key challenges in terms of getting finances. The prevailing finance mechanism for funding of attachments creates a challenge to execute a buying decision. The Special Focus elaborates on all these aspects along with the products and technology trends in the segment.
Maintenance is an important aspect of construction and mining equipment market. Maintenance of mining machines is of utmost importance as breakdown of these huge machines makes a huge loss for the customer. With digitalisation picking up faster, maintenance of such equipment is far more simple and reliable. The cost of achieving this crucial reliability can be reduced considerably through intelligent maintenance. The article on Intelligent Maintenance brings forth more on these aspects. Technology plays a major role in the accuracy of a construction project. The new software-based application for road construction from VÖGELE, WITOS Paving Docu allows paving data and delivery notes to be recorded and automates the sending of job-site reports. With WITOS Paving Docu, site managers and foremen can get started directly on the job site without any prior planning and record a wide array of additional paver and paving data, such as working widths, pave speed and interruptions to the paving work and the effective paving time. Read the article to know more about the technology.