Inspire : Public Works Sept Oct 2012
51 PRODUCT NEWS Midi excavator JCB will shortly release a 5.5-ton midi excavator with a 55-millimetre rear tail swing onto the Australian market. The JCB 8055 excavator is built with a one- piece steel chassis plate, which the company says provides maximum strength and a low centre of gravity for stability. The unit is ftted with a load- sensing hydraulic system that combines a single variable piston pump with a large valving system to distribute hydraulic fow on demand to each function. Dipper tear-out is 32.8 kilonewtons and bucket breakout is 42.2 kilonewtons. The unit features a combined dump height of 4.12 metres and a dig depth of 3.8 metres. It is also ftted standard with two-speed track motors with auto kick down. Emergency shower and eyewash Enware Australia has designed a self- contained safety shower and eyewash that features a solar battery, meaning it can be used outdoors and in remote areas. The unit features a water storage capacity to operate both emergency shower and eyewash to AS4775-2007 requirements, and does not need mains power or plumbing connection. It has also been designed with loading and unloading access for forklifts and cranes, meaning it can be relocated. The shower has a stainless steel enclosure and can withstand ambient temperatures above 45 degrees Celsius. It comes standard with two solar panels, water temperature and level gauges, and a battery supply metre. Safety glasses All Purpose Abrasives is distributing a new range of ACE safety glasses that provide a close ft to reduce gap sizes around the edges of the lenses. All lenses are hard coated to make them anti-scratch and come in three colours: clear, amber and smoke. The company says the items provide UV protection and conform to Australian Standards AS 1337.1. Hybrid excavator picks up design gongs Komatsu's Hybrid excavator won two separate design awards in July. First, the excavator picked up the Good Design award at the 2012 Australian International Design Awards in Sydney on 20 July. Then, on 31 July, the unit was recognised with the Australian Business Award for Product Innovation. The excavator was launched in Australia in May last year. The company claims the unit is the world’s frst commercially viable hybrid earthmoving machine and the most environmentally sustainable machine in its class, consuming up to 40% less fuel than conventional excavators. It combines an internal combustion engine with a generator and electric motors.
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