Indonesia has a population of 238 million, a gross domestic product of USD720 billion (2010) and is one of the 20 largest economies in the world. The country’s building industry is booming and in the raw materials sector, too, major investment is scheduled for the medium term–all of which are good reasons whybauma should focus more closely on this economic region and the exciting opportunities it offers for the future.
Consequently, Indonesia has been chosen as the partner country for the next edition of bauma, the world’s largest trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment, which takes place from April 15-21, 2013 in Munich, Germany.
The aim is to leverage Indonesia’s significant business potential for international construction machinery, building materials machinery and the mining machinery industry. A co-initiator of the partner country concept of bauma, along with Messe München, is the German Engineering Federation, VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau).
The concept was first implemented in 2001, and each time it offers the chosen country many benefits. So, too, at bauma 2013: The representatives from Indonesia will have the opportunity, in the lecture program, to present their country to the trade audience as an investment location and partner for upcoming projects. As well as an “Indonesia Forum”, during the entire show there will also be an “Indonesia Business Lounge”, presented by the VDMA. Here bauma exhibitors and visitors can come together to discuss the partner country and projects.
On May 2, on the occasion of the Conbuild Mining Indonesia Trade Show, Djoko Kirmanto, Minister of Public Works of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman & CEO of Messe München International, and Mr. Walther Hess, the VDMA’s Special Envoy for the bauma Partner Country of Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Understandin. The VDMA (verband Deutscher Maschinen- und ANlagenbau e.V.), specifically the relevant trade association within this industry federation, is coordinating this partnership initiative.
Formwork and scaffolding are an essential part of building and construction, and the systems on offer are already very highly developed and efficient. Yet, again and again, the manufacturers in this segment keep coming up with new ideas and innovations. And the latest of these will be on show at bauma, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment.
bauma’s partner country this year–Indonesia–is also in the focus in a special day dedicated to it as part of the forum. This is also being organized in cooperation with the VDMA. On Wednesday, April 17, there will be a theme block on Indonesia’s building industry and infrastructure, and one on mining. Expected to take part here are Djoko Kirmanto, Minister of Public Works, and the Vice Minister of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Luky Eko Wuryanto.
In addition to this the bauma Forum will be looking at a range of special themes. One of those is “Future Technology Geothermal Energy–Challenges and Chances”, including introductory lectures on deep and near-surface geothermal drilling. The cooperation partners for these lectures on Thursday, April 18, and Friday, April 19, are the Geothermische Vereinigung Bundesverband Geothermie e.V. (GtV), the Internationales Geothermiezentrum Bochum and the VDMA. The VDMA section “Lenkungskreis Forschung und Technik” will also be presenting symposia and workshops on innovative research projects of the VDMA, on the Friday.
At the weekend the spotlight will be turned on the next generation of professional in this industry. In cooperation with RWTH Aachen, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, TU Clausthal and the University of Leoben Messe München is planning a series of panel discussions on current trends, developments, international technologies and innovations.
Even more efficient
One of the main drivers of innovation in scaffolding and formwork systems is the need to improve the efficiency of erecting and dismantling operations, especially in wage-intensive markets. Against a background of high cost pressure in the building industry, Peri has announced it will be showcasing new components for its Maximo panel formwork system at the fair in Munich. According to the company, the new components will further increase the range of applications for this already well established formwork system in which the ties are installed from one side only.
Formwork specialist Doka of Maisach has also been improving its formwork systems for flooring. At bauma, the company will be presenting Dokadek 30, a new beamless handset system for panel floor formwork; it is designed as a lightweight steel construction with powder-coated frames and “Xlife” panels. According to Doka, Dokadek 30 is safer and easier to use and faster to set up.
With the development of Evermax, a plastic-composite formwork panel, manufacturer Ulma is aiming at greater durability and higher efficiency. The new formwork panel has a lightweight thermoplastic core. Two reinforcing layers ensure mechanical properties similar to those of plywood. The surface layers, on both sides, deliver a clean finish and easy concrete separation. They are resistant to abrasion and can easily be repaired if damaged. In contrast to plywood panels, Evermax panels take up no moisture, they do not bend and they do not rot.
NOE-Schaltechnik of Süssen is one company that can always be relied upon to present innovations in concrete formwork systems and technology at bauma. This year one of those innovations is the NOEtop stripping corner. This is designed specifically for use in lift shafts, stairwells and buildings with confined working spaces. In developing this product, the manufacturer paid special attention to easy joining and relocation of the stripping corners, without the need to dismantle the inner formwork to do so.
Bergmann Maschinenbau, well known for its wheel dumpers, special vehicles and dumpers for use in underground mining, is now making a start in the market for chain dumpers: the new 4010 model has a payload of 10 tonnes, a 6.3 m2 capacity tray and a ground pressure of only 0.45 kg/cm2. It therefore reliably meets the requirements for use in wet, marshy areas, in pipeline construction, in the mining industry as well as in the moorlands. The concept for the vehicle´s frame allows for different troughs such as a rear tipping trough, a round tipping trough, a loading platform, or a skip to be mounted onto the vehicle. A quick-change system can also be fitted for frequently changing requirements. With the crane mounting in front or behind the cabin the 4010 is ideally suited to function as a welding bead, as required for pipeline construction.
Daimler is presenting the new force in mining solid rock and quarrying operations: the Mercedes-Benz Arocs. The new tippers, all-wheel drive tippers, concrete mixers, tractor units and rigid chassis are available as two, three and four-axle vehicles with 16 power output levels ranging from 175 kW (238 hp) to 460 kW (625 hp). All of the engines have been designed to meet the future Euro VI emissions standard. The Arocs Loader has made a considerable saving to its own kerb weight. The 8×4/4 cement mixer with a permissible gross vehicle weight of 32 tonnes, has a kerb weight of just 9,250 kg, which enables them to supply 8 m³ of ready-mixed concrete on every trip – half a cubic meter more than previously.
Mining companies have for years been looking for a way to protect the expensive tires on their dumper trucks against damage to the side walls. Because of the distances these vehicles travel, the high weights involved and the higher petrol costs, so far it has not been cost-effective to use tire protection chains on dumper trucks in the same way that they are already successfully used on wheel loaders, bulldozers and graders. This problem has now been solved by Erlau with its Sideflex protection system.
This assembly shields the entire sidewall of the truck tire, deflecting rock fragments harmlessly away so that they cannot damage or perhaps even penetrate the tire, make the wheel unusable or even disable the vehicle. While the Sideflex mounting components are made of steel, the all-important Sideflex shield is manufactured from a sophisticated engineering polymer–a robust material with a ‘memory’ capability that allows the protective ‘platelets’ to flex and deform upon impact and then return to their original shape without any loss of integrity.
In its presentation at bauma 2013, GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH is focusing on the particularly low-profile LHD (load, haul and dump) vehicle, the SLP-14 with a load capacity of 14 tonnes. GHH´s “Efficient Drive System” (EDS) combines a hydrostatic drive train with mechanical power transmission to axles and wheels to meet the demands of mining. The Diesel engine, fitted with a sophisticated exhaust-gas treatment system, is supplemented with a ‘hydraulic brake hybrid’ to recover braking energy.
In mining operations, great quantities of spoil, waste rock and mineral-containing materials are produced. These have to be transported from the point of extraction, on steep and unsurfaced roads, for further processing or to the overburden dump. For these conditions, MAN is exhibiting at bauma its heavy-duty TGS WW dump truck for a gross weight of 50 tonnes. Front and rear dumper trucks on three- or four-axle chassis are used. The conditions are exacting: Hard multi-shift operation at maximum daily production, the heaviest loading, toughest terrain and high dust levels. Mining vehicles have to be therefore very robust, have a high loading capacity, powerful engines and at the same time be cost-efficient. In order to cater for the high demands of mining operations, MAN is offering service concepts tuned to the local conditions as well as full mobile workshop solutions for the vehicle fleet.
Scania is mustering its experience and presenting a comprehensive spectrum of attractive solutions for global mining companies – systems and vehicles that represent important links in the production chains of these companies. Mining in particular requires a customized approach, and Scania is developing optimized solutions in cooperation with the mining operators. These include special vehicles for mining and tunneling, and also buses for moving teams, engines for powering the heavy machines and generators and mobile workshops in container modules for on-site maintenance and repairs.
Lufthansa official carrier from Indonesia
Lufthansa German Airline is the official carrier for the world’s leading construction and engineering fare, bauma, for flights from Indonesia, including the major gateways Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Balikpapan, Solo, and Medan.
“The fair offers tremendous business opportunities for companies from Indonesia who are increasing successful in this particular business, especially on an international level,” says Leandro Tonidandel, general manager for Lufthansa in Indonesia. The airline has made special arrangements for the Indonesian manufacturing industry that will meet the travel needs of delegates to Munich.
Lufthansa and Lufthansa Group airlines offer an extensive network with convenient and time-saving connections for customers travelling from Indonesia toGermany. Attractive fares from Jakarta to Munich start at USD1.110. Lufthansa travelers benefit from the Lufthansa Miles & More Frequent Flyer program as well as other Lufthansa corporate products, even on business trips.
Indonesian travekers visiting bauma will have multiple options for the flights, with daily connection on Lufthansa from Singapore and Bangkok. Lufthansa offers additional benefits such as mobile as well as online check in and baggage will be checked through to the final destination.