A wheel of fortune: construction machinery on wheels
Excavator, loader or dump truck – here’s what to consider when using tyred construction machinery. Wheels enable higher speed and manoeuvrability at a lower price and easy maintenance. However, they reach their limits on difficult terrain.
Example 1: the wheeled excavator
Probably the most well-known construction machine that is widely used on both wheels and tracks is the excavator. A wheel
Earth Day 2023: How the industrial sector can play its part
Earth Day emphasises the importance of climate protection for the whole world. On 22 April of each year. everyone is encouraged to consider their own behaviours and the influence they have on the environment. But natural disasters and their impacts can only be averted with concerted action on several fronts. Especially in the industrial sector
Climate change is one of the most serious glo
Plastics can also be a circular economy
Plastic products end up in the rubbish after a short period of use. A large part of it is incinerated, which means that valuable material is lost. The circular economy has now also arrived in the plastics industry. Machines for plastics processing can be purchased second-hand. This also contributes to sustainability.
If one wants to maintain or improve people's standard of living and at the sam
HT auctions machinery of insolvent Postel Druckguss GmbH
Postel Druckguss GmbH, a specialist for aluminium and zinc die-casting solutions, has filed for insolvency in 2020 and is being supported by HT Hanseatische Industrie-Consult GmbH. Over 800 machines and operating equipment will be sold in an online auction until 30/03/2023.
Postel Druckguss GmbH is a renowned specialist for die-casting solutions made of aluminium and zinc. The company, bas
Fascination Formula 1: Which metals are used in the world’s best cars?
Super fast and super safe, that's what Formula 1 cars are. To achieve this, the component materials are selected based of their mechanical properties and density. Because the lighter the car, the faster it is. Carbon fibre is the material of choice. But which metals are used in the car? As advanced as the material is, F1 components are often manufactured on standard CNC machines. Some used la
From demolition to house: sustainable recycling of construction rubble
Recycling of building materials is becoming increasingly important in times of increasing sustainability. When buildings are demolished, recyclable rubble accumulates. This is crushed, sieved, sorted and processed. Recycled rock can then be reused as a building material. And even the construction machinery used can contribute to a circular economy, as buying and selling used machinery gives i
Quiet humming instead of loud hammering: Electric mobility on construction sites
Construction sites are one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide emissions. The machines used in construction also contribute to these “gray emissions”. Many companies are currently switching to electromobility to improve their carbon footprint. Selling their old diesel machines can make it easier to invest in this new drive technology.
The construction industry accounts for almost 8% of g
Big, bigger, portal milling machines
54 m long, 14 m wide and 12 m high – these are the workspace dimensions of the largest portal milling machine in the world. But how are such giant milling machines used? What advantages do portal milling machines offer? And how can the high investment costs be reduced?
To be able to process large workpieces, you need large machines. With a clearance height of 12 m and a width of 14 m as we
How do tablets actually end up inside their blister packs?
41.1 million packages of Ibuprofen were sold in Germany alone in 2020. While they’re something we often have close at hand, very few people know how the individual tablets actually end up inside their blister packs. Speed, safety and affordability are a must when it comes to production. This is where used blister machines can come in.
A blister pack is a display packaging that allows the custom
Balancing between optimism and caution
The opportunities and challenges the metalworking industry is facing in 2023
In recent weeks, many companies have been looking to the new year of 2023 with mixed feelings. The coronavirus pandemic, which dominated the past two starts to the year and caused major restrictions, has faded in significance. Even China, which had, until recently, operated the strictest “no covid” strategy, has began
Suppliers: Achieving the drive transition with used industrial robots
Switching to electromobility is among the greatest challenges facing automotive suppliers. They currently lack certainty about investments, which are nevertheless necessary. Used automation systems can be purchased in order to minimise expenditure during the transitional phase from conventional to alternative drive systems.
Still a long way to go for climate-neutral vehicles
It will take qui
2022 in retrospect: the used machinery market remains stable
2022 is over. But its impact is far from over: the outbreak of war has further exacerbated the industry's insecurity and already existing problems have been compounded. Despite all the uncertainty, business has been good for some industries, such as the used machinery market: it can benefit from supply chain problems and threatening inflation.
"Zeitenwende" (beginning of a new era) – the year 2