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Putzmeister to reinforce underground mining expertise at Perumin 2019

Putzmeister says it is ready to show off its new developments in underground mine reinforcement at the upcoming Perumin 2019 conference, in Arequipa, September 16-20.

At this year’s event, held at the Cerro Juli Convention Center, the company is set to show off its Wetkret 4 concrete sprayer, Geokret 2.0 for concrete spraying scanning and the Mixkret 6.

One of the highlights of the Wetkret 4 (pictured) is the new side cabin with the spraying arm back, which ensures manoeuvrability of the equipment in narrow galleries.

The Wetkret 4 has two alternative spraying arms depending on the sections to be sprayed, one with 7.5 m maximum vertical range and another with a 10 m range.

The company said: “In addition, the customer can choose between the synchronised additive pump with a maximum flow of 500 litres per hour or 1,200 l/h, and optional on-board compressor of 45 kw or 55 kW.”

Developed together with Leica Geosystems, a Swiss company with close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to capture, analyse and present spacial information, Geokret 2.0 is a sprayed concrete measuring system based on high-precision 3D laser scanning.

Mounted on Putzmeister’s concrete spraying equipment, Geokret 2.0 provides real-time data on the thickness and volume of concrete required for spraying, helping achieve a uniform application. Demonstrations of this new product will be held at the Perumin stand, the company said.

“Designed for the harshest environments, it is easy to operate without the need for prior technical knowledge,” the company said. “It guarantees operator safety, avoids unnecessary costs due to wasted material and ensures the highest quality in its application.”

And, finally, the company is set to show off its growing Mixkret family at the biennial event.

The Mixkret 6 comes with the same 225 horsepower engine, chassis and FOPS/ROPS cabin as the Mixkret 5, but also includes the field experience gathered from the Mixkret 4. The robust low-profile mixer for mining has a 6 m3 concrete capacity, with the firs Mixkret 6 prototype already on the production line and set to be available in 2020.

Putzmeister said: “The Putzmeister Mixkret family are the most robust low-profile mining mixers on the market, confirmed by the 30,000 hours of operation of the Mixkret 4; the perfect complement for your Putzmeister concrete spraying equipment.”

Putzmeister to show off value-added solutions at Bauma

The Putzmeister Group plans to present 24 machines and product solutions from construction and mortar technology on 2,600 m² of space at the upcoming Bauma fair in Munich, Germany, on April 8-14, it said.

The concrete pump manufacturer will be demonstrating the added value of its products in terms of safety, efficiency, connectivity, Human Machine Interface and service, it said, with visitors able to follow product videos and interactive presentations on pylons.

Martin Knötgen, CEO of Putzmeister Holding GmbH, summed up the new features at this year’s Bauma by saying: “We set benchmarks in efficiency, safety and connectivity. We give our customers the means to generate true added value with our products as effectively as possible.”

Putzmeister will be presenting the latest generation of truck-mounted concrete pumps with the M63-5, M36-4 and M51-5 type models. These are all geared towards providing increased efficiency, improved operating comfort and greater profitability.

Meanwhile, the new iLS concrete pumps (pictured) – set apart by its high conveying capacities even under extreme conditions – will also be on show. “Thanks to larger cylinder diameters and fewer strokes, they are low-wear and hence more durable,” the company said of the pumps.

FORMKRET, the automated shutter filling system, will also get an outing. This system reduces personnel expenditure in the prefabrication plant and, for tunnel shuttering work, increases application safety and shortens project lead times. Putzmeister’s pioneering concepts for the prefabrication industry, in the form of the Autocor® modular system, will also be shown off.

At the show, Putzmeister will offer perspectives for a digital future. “On the Putzmeister exhibition stand, visitors can enjoy a live experience: In the clever machine cockpit, all relevant machine data are shown in real time,” the company said.