A host of new machines has been featured at the Terex booth at the Intermat in Paris from 16.–21.04.2012 and, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ron DeFeo provided an update of the company’s future plans at the company’s press conference on the afternoon of 18th April. Since Terex last exhibited at the Intermat, the company has made major advances in product development and significantly improved sales and aftersales services, focusing on providing outstanding customer responsiveness. As part of the company’s new product development programme, Terex product managers and engineers have focused their efforts on delivering machines with higher performance than previous models combined with lower operating costs and striving for leading industrial standards of efficiency.
On its 1500 m² stand at the Intermat 2012, Terex displayed more than 20 units ranging from aerial work platforms and cranes to construction and materials processing equipment – 14 of the exhibited machines have been new or improved models. Major new innovations from the Terex Construction segment include the TC16 Twin Drive mini excavator (Fig. 1) which debuted in its production format. The standard TC16 Twin Drive is not only equipped with a diesel engine, but also additionally with an electric motor. According to the conditions of application, one of the two drives can be used. This new dual drive system is particularly attractive for companies working both inside and outside of buildings, e.g. special firms for demolition and alteration work. Building contractors carrying out orders in occupied buildings as well as in areas sensitive to noise or emissions also benefit from the new type. Another product launch has been the TA300 generation 9 articulated dump truck (Fig. 2), which is part of a comprehensive Stage IIIB compliant ADT range which spans 25 to 38 t payload. Complementing the improved performance of the TA300 is its independent front suspension which provides a smooth ride at fast travel speeds, resulting in greater operator comfort and productivity.
From Terex Materials Processing came the new Terex® Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) MC1000 cone crusher which represents a move away from traditional machinery production methods. Designed in response to demand from the materials processing market, it is the first of a new Modular Product Line. This consists of several pre-designed static and semi-static crushing and screening “plug and play” modules. The selected modules can be put together to create the plant required to suit any particular application across the aggregates and mining sector. The Powerscreen® and Terex® Mobile Processing Equipment (MPE) product lines of Terex Material Processing have been working in conjunction with their respective French distributors in the Materials Processing/Mining & Quarrying area located in Hall 3. Representing the Powerscreen brand have been the 500 t/h capacity XH500 horizontal shaft impact crusher and the giant Warrior 2400 screen which is capable of processing up to 800 t/h. Terex MPE presented the latest Terex® Finlay 684 inclined screen, the 863 tracked heavy duty screen and the I-110RS, a tracked impact crusher with an easily detachable double deck screen.