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High–tech Pumps for Concrete Solution

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The growing infrastructure of the country has led to increased demand for construction equipment (CE) in India. Wilfried Theissen, Managing Director, Putzmeister Concrete Machines Pvt Ltd, talks to Buildotech about the latest research and development in concrete pumping technology.

Your presence in India

Putzmeister Concrete Machines Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of Putzmeister Holding GmbH, Germany – an acknowledged World leader and Global supplier of Concrete Pumps, Tunnelling Machines, Industrial Pumps and Mortar Machines. Putzmeister has its operations in all the major countries of the World and has set up its own manufacturing facilities in 14 Countries across the globe, including India.

As the pioneer of research & development in Concrete pumping technology, Putzmeister offers the latest & most comprehensive range of Concrete Pumping Solutions. Putzmeister has made record in both, Vertical & Horizontal pumping of concrete (High rise concrete pumping at the Burj Dubai Tower & Long distance pumping till 2015m at the Le Refrain construction project in France).

Putzmeister has its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Goa which is spread over 100,000sqm. The core competencies of Putzmeister lie in its products, quality & service. Putzmeister Concrete pumps are the most competitive concrete pumps as far as technology & value for money in concerned. The company has a countrywide Sales and Service network with regional offices all over India. In addition to its technologically advanced Products, Putzmeister offers its customers competent advice & individually designed concepts.

Putzmeister has an excellent Service support for providing prompt service to its customers. Putzmeister customers can dial a service support number in case of any service or spare part related requirement. Putzmeister is present at every location where its pumps are working and has decentralized parts warehouses at locations all over India.

India is developing fast & Putzmeister wants to contribute in development of India’s Real Estate & Infrastructure by supplying its latest technology. India is an important market for Putzmeister as demand for modern construction equipments will be very high in India in the times to come.

Putzmeister Concrete Machines Pvt Ltd not only caters to the domestic market but it also exports to South Africa, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Srilanka & other neighbouring Countries.

Putzmeister Concrete Machines Pvt Ltd is very actively involved in imparting Technical knowledge to the Indian customers. It has a training department which conducts regular Training Programmes to make customers aware about the latest technology. Also the employees of Putzmeister are given trainings at regular intervals as relevant to their work profile.

Tell us about your latest Technology

Our products offer an attractive blend of high technology and low operating and maintenance costs. All concrete pumps, stationary or boom, are equipped with the latest S-valve technology, which is superior to any other technology existing in the Market right now. It prevents frequent breakdowns and ensures uninterrupted flow of work, unlike pumps using any other technology.

Pumps like the BSA 1404HD is an upgraded version of our popular stationary concrete pump model BSA1404D. This upgraded version is a high pressure pump that caters to concrete pumping to 80~100m building heights.

This pump has smaller towing length for better manoeuvrability in narrow areas – thus most suitable for RMC pumping contractors and infrastructure companies. Apart from providing the benefit of better fuel economy, the pump is available in various drive options of Kirloskar, Simpson, Deutz as well as electric versions (BSA 1403HE), giving its customers an option to select their choice.

The newly introduced stationary pump further lowers the impact of concrete on its wear parts – thus giving 50~80% more life. BSA 1404 HD pump is a special development for India and is a huge success since its launch in October 2009.

It is equipped with latest S-valve technology (only one side wear and tear) and highly wear resistant steel components: 50 ~ 80% more life. Similarly the BSA 1407D is a high output concrete pump (72cum/hr) with delivery pressure of 106 bar. It is equipped with big mouth S-valve for easy suction of concrete thus removing the possibility of concrete blockage. The S-valve technology prevents frequent breakdowns giving uninterrupted flow of work, unlike pumps using any other technology.

Model MOLI 1404HD / 1407D from the stationary concrete pumps line is a full featured machine equipped with 100m pipeline, air compressor, high pressure flushing water pump with water tank and centralized greasing system. The mobile line pump is aesthetically designed to ensure that the driver has a clear vision of the rear side of the truck, unlike other manufacturers. MOLI has got dedicated space for clamp couplings and tool box. Because of its design, all the core components are in easy access for serviceability.

Besides this In India, Putzmeister deals in different types of concrete pumps & accessories, like the Stationary Concrete Pumps (BSA), Truck mounted Concrete Pumps (BSF), Stationary Placing Booms (BSF) and Mobile Line Pumps (Moli).

What role does R&D play in your company

As the pioneer of research & development in Concrete pumping technology, Putzmeister offers the latest and most comprehensive range of Concrete Pumping Solutions. The company has made records in both, vertical (High rise concrete pumping at the Burj Dubai Tower) and horizontal pumping of concrete (Long distance pumping till 2015m at the Le Refrain construction project in France) The company has its state of the art manufacturing plant at Goa which is spread over 100,000sqm. The core competencies of Putzmeister lie in its products, quality & service.

Is training an important aspect

We are very actively involved in imparting technical knowledge to the Indian customers. We have a training department which conducts regular training programmes to make customers aware about the latest technology. Additionally our employees are given trainings at regular intervals as relevant to their work profile.

Mention some of your projects

Our concrete pumps have been deployed at various prestigious projects and are the first choice of Real Estate and Infrastructure Companies all across India. Putzmeister machines are working for the construction of various prestigious projects like Metro rail projects, expansion and modernization of International Air ports at Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore, construction of various Power Plants, Hydro Electric Projects, LNG Tanks, refineries, ports, roads & bridges and various high rise building projects.

While working on the Burj Dubai tower, we set a new record in high-rise concrete conveying through vertical pipe systems. So on May 13th, 2007, we achieved the record by concreting of the 126th floor (level 125) of the Burj Dubai. Three Putzmeister high-performance concrete pumps had been disposed below (- 0,075m) ground floor (level 0), the upper height at 452,025m.

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