Gmmco has recently tied up with Junttan OY, pioneers in the hydraulic piling technology. Junttan hydraulic piling hammers and other foundation equipment are complementary products to Gmmco's existing marketing programme.
Gmmco has recently tied up with Junttan OY, who is a pioneer in the hydraulic piling technology for over four decades. Located in Kuopio, Finland, they are specialised in the design, manufacture and marketing of hydraulic piling equipment. Junttan developed the world's first fully hydraulic piling machine in the 1970s. Since then, it has been an industry leader in hydraulic piling machinery with product development based on in-depth cooperation with piling contractors around the world. Today, Junttan is a pioneer and market leader in pile driving technology. Junttan's product range comprises the world's leading pile driving rigs, multipurpose pile driving and drilling rigs, deep stabilisation machines as well as hydraulic impact hammers, rotary heads and power packs. Providing uncontested ease of transport, excellent stability, quick and safe pile handling, precise inclinations and top piling performance, Junttan rigs and equipment are respected throughout the world for their quality, reliability and performance.
Gmmco's core competency is marketing and supporting construction and mining equipment over four decades. According to sources from Gmmco, 'Junttan hydraulic piling hammers and other foundation equipment are complementary products to Gmmco's existing marketing programme. It is quite challenging and very interesting to provide a one-stop solution to our existing and prospective customers. We strongly feel that customers would be happy to have such kind of equipment from Gmmco due to our prompt and committed product support. In view of the ongoing developments in the Indian construction segment, Gmmco is geared to meet all challenges, especially product support functions which Gmmco believes very critical.'
At present, the Indian construction segment is familiar with bored piles. The deep pile foundation method is at a nascent stage and is expected to grow steadily to achieve the evolving, ambitious goals of modern construction business. The major verticals where we expect business demands to increase are power, ports, steel plants, roads, bridges, dams, high rise structures, and refineries. The pile foundation techniques and concept has to be introduced and ingrained amongst the contractors in the foundation segment.
Junttan has moved towards more affordable/green/fuel efficient technology products; they have tested and developed their hammers and piling rigs to provide the best possible performance under all conditions. Their versatile selection of equipment ensures that for every construction challenge the ideal solution can be found. The value add-ons in the products are:
• Perfect energy transfer to pile.• Smoothly adjustable hammer impact stroke.• Smoothly adjustable impact frequency.
• Suitable for different kinds of leaders or freely suspended.• Easy to connect to different hydraulic systems.• Modular ram block design.• Low cost of operation.
• Low impact noise.• No exhaust gas.• Less vibration.• Possible to use biodegradable hydraulic oil
Safety on the job site, without exception, is crucial. In addition to passive safety structures and features in the rig, precise and stable pile handling has a great influence on the overall safety on-site. The leader control set-up of PMx20 utilises the same well-known principles as its predecessors, including a telescopic leader and horizontal boom with extended precision.
• Intelligent rig control frees up the operator's senses for steady rig handling.• Easy access points, grips, and platforms all over the rig.• Multiple cameras and sensors around the rig provide exact information about what is going on.• Enhanced safety-cabin has a new, practical layout for the highest operator convenience.
There are a handful of companies that specialise in foundation technology, who prefer to procure these equipment and deploy them at various sites. The rental model for hydraulic piling hammers is in a nascent stage and yet tocommence.
With the infrastructure and energy projects gaining momentum, Junttan's specialised range of equipment and accessories for deep foundation works are ideally suited for these projects. One of the key services that we will offer in India is customisation. Junttan are in a position to customise the machinery as per customer specifications and utilisation. The preference for high-tech equipment has given an impetus to international companies that have started small-scale trading, as per input from Gmmco.
The ranges of products offered are:
• Pile driving rigs - 37T to 110T• Hydraulic impact hammers- 6T to 45T• Power packs- 248kW to 708kW• Multipurpose piling and drilling rigs- 80T-120T• Deep stabilisation machines• Excadrill• Rotary heads.