Volvo CE showed customers a new 100 meter demo road cross section when Volvo celebrated its 20th anniversary in India.
In 1998, Volvo started doing business in India. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, Volvo Construction Equipment hosted events for customers and dealers featuring top executives including Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt and Volvo CE´s President Melker Jernberg.
Road Machinery Focus
The Count on Us event took place at Volvo CE´s customer center located in Hoskote, 60 km east of Bangalore. With a focus on road segment product offerings, Volvo CE´s Indian team unveiled a complete and full-scale 100-meter demo road to an amazed audience. “We built this model road to demonstrate what road construction is all about and how Volvo machines are contributing in the process,” said Dimitrov Krishnan, Vice President and Head, Volvo CE India.
The demo road took about three weeks to build and just like most roads designed in India today, it consists of five layers. Volvo CE´s full range of road equipment was deployed in the construction work.
The Resource Centre for Asphalt and Soil Training Academy (RASTA), Volvo CE´s road building institute in India, supported the project to ensure the road was completed according to the highest standards.
“It was extremely well received. We normally describe this process with power point presentations and similar tools but the demo road is a much more effective way of communicating the benefits of our machines,” Krishnan said.
Following this success, Volvo CE India will keep the demo road as a permanent structure for future customer events and training.
In 2017, Volvo CE experienced an extremely strong development for road machinery in India and 2018 will be yet another record year. Some of the company´s road machinery range will be on display at the upcoming bauma Conexpo 2018, which will be held at HUDA Ground, Gurgaon, Delhi, from December 11 to 14.
Concept Electric Compact Excavator
SDLG showcases prototype electric compact excavator, at bauma China 2018.
The 6T capacity concept electricity excavator emits zero emissions, reduces noise levels, and offers higher efficiency and significantly reduced operation costs. The concept excavator is SDLG’s first foray into electro-mobility and is not available commercially. “The E660F-EX is SDLG’s first machine to utilize electric motors. The concept machine demonstrates SDLG’s dedication toward electro-mobility. We are investing in research and construction equipment that will produce lower emissions, reduced noise levels, and will be more energy efficient without compromising machine performance,” said Wang Xiaohui, General Manager of SDLG Import and Export Company.”
The 6T capacity E660F-EX is based on the current E660FL compact excavator, which has a bucket capacity of 0.2 m3, maximum excavation force of 40 kN, and swing speed of 10 r/min. To make the machine electric, the combustion engine was replaced by a 30kWh lithium battery and switched reluctance electric motor. The concept E660F-EX can be recharged by plugging into a power grid or the vehicle-charging facilities that are already available in China. A full recharge takes between three to four hours on a 32 amp grid. With a dedicated grid, the E660F-EX could be recharged within one hour. “On a full charge, the E660F-EX can perform continuous digging for about three hours,” Wang said.
SDLG has an established dealer network in China, with skilled technicians that provide service and support functions throughout the country. SDLG is committed to becoming the world’s leading construction machinery brand. The company has established a global dealer network that covers more than 80 countries.
“Bauma China was a great opportunity for SDLG to showcase our reliable construction equipment that helps to construct a quality future,” Wang said. “Looking ahead, SDLG will continue to develop and test electromobility products in different sizes as we work towards building a better future with