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2019-09-07
 Winning combination of themes: high concentration of decision-makers at RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE

Between 5 and 7 September, Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre transformed itself into a mobile recycling centre and walk-in construction site, with heavyweight granulating lines, powerful excavators and wheel loaders demonstrating their performance strength. Wood and metal was shredded, construction waste screened, building pits dug and road surfaces compressed. Over the three trade fair days, a total of 3,000 tonnes of material was moved and processed. 94 percent of trade visitors were very satisfied with the presentation and quality of exhibitors.

Close ties between the two sectors

For the second time, the recycling and construction sectors joined forces for the RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE demonstration trade fairs. Around 8,500 visitors (2017: 7,500) had the chance to see at first hand the efficiency and performance of the approximately 1,500 machines and equipment on offer and to compare the products of various manufacturers at the many live demonstrations.

Credit: Messe Karlsruhe / Jens Arbogast

As Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Messe Karlsruhe, confirms: “The trade fair pairing concept is proving its worth: in our visitor survey, 59 percent of visitors stated that they had come specifically because of the combination of recycling and civil engineering.” Factors linking the two demonstration trade fairs include not only add-on equipment but also material transport and handling and construction waste recycling.

Credit: Messe Karlsruhe / Jens Arbogast

One of the exhibitors from this area is construction equipment provider Kurz Aufbereitungsanlagen. Sales Manager Harald Weber would be willing to take part in the demonstrations again at any time: “Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre is ideal for live demonstrations – the infrastructure is great and the supply of materials runs like clockwork. Our demonstrations attract visitors to our stand, allowing us to generate an incredibly high number of queries and also to effect direct sales. As the recycling and civil engineering sectors are growing closer together, we are able to reach two important visitor target groups at RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE.”

238 exhibitors from 15 countries

A total of 238 manufacturers and retailers came to Karlsruhe to present their machines and equipment to a professional audience.

Credit: Messe Karlsruhe / Jens Arbogast

As Claudia Nötzelmann, the project manager overseeing the two trade fairs, notes: “That is 18 percent more exhibitors than the last time. We are particularly proud of the fact that the percentage of international exhibitors has been increased to 20 percent – which is seven percent up on the last event.” Exhibitors from 15 countries were present, including all of Germany’s neighbouring countries as well as Italy, the UK, Finland and Sweden. In addition, many associations and professional groups used the trade fair pairing as an opportunity to organise training events, working groups and conferences.

Trade visitors in management positions

The international orientation of the demonstration trade fairs was also evident on the visitor side, as can be seen from the survey, which indicated that visitors came from all over Germany and from 18 different countries.

Credit: Messe Karlsruhe / Jürgen Rösner

Pia Steiner from Lindner-Recyclingtech in Austria described the demonstrations on the special theme areas as “an ideal means of presenting our products” and praised the high international component among visitors: “We use the trade fair to cultivate existing customer contacts and make new ones – in fact, we had more international visitors to our stand than expected, for example from Estonia, Hungary and Serbia.” The excellent opportunity for gaining new customers can also be seen in the visitor survey, since 65 percent of trade fair participants were visiting RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE for the first time.

Credit: Messe Karlsruhe / Jens Arbogast

As Matthias Stasius from wheeled excavator specialists Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger says: “We were positively surprised by the number and above all by the quality of visitors. We came to the trade fair with the aim of raising the profile of our add-on tools in the construction and recycling sectors – and that is exactly what we managed to do in Karlsruhe.” As the visitor survey confirms, 98 percent of visitors attended the trade fairs out of professional interest. Another important development is that the proportion of decision-makers has increased: one third of visitors were management board members or senior executives, while another third consisted of company owners and independent entrepreneurs.

Credit: Messe Karlsruhe / Jürgen Rösner

Extensive demonstration areas were set up on the 80,000 m² open-air exhibition area at RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE. 29 percent of exhibitors showed their products in action – either at their own stand or on one of the four special theme areas: Mobile Scrap & Metal Yard, Wood & Biomass and the demonstration.

building sites for road and path construction and for canalisation. Here alone, there were ten hours of live demonstrations every day.

Tours touch on legal changes and digitalisation trend

One highlight of the supporting programme – in addition to the special theme areas – was the newly introduced guided tours given by experts and covering topics such as digitalisation in road construction, legal requirements regarding substitute building materials, and garden and landscape construction.

Credit: Messe Karlsruhe / Alex Fedorov

In addition to the open-air exhibition area, exhibitors had a chance to present their portfolio in the adjacent hall areas, which measure 6,500 square metres in all. As Nedim Cetin, General Manager of Vp GmbH Groundforce, sums up: “With our stand, we were very well positioned in the hall area with plenty of visitor traffic. We particularly liked the visitor tours that allowed us to explain our hydraulic shoring system to knowledgeable participants in just a few minutes. All in all, we are extremely satisfied with TiefbauLIVE.”

Swiss company Gipo was also thoroughly satisfied, as Sales Manager Marc Glarner attests: “My sales team were run off their feet all day, so we were very pleased with both the quality and the quantity of customers – and with the end result, as we sold quite a few machines. We would also like to compliment the very attentive trade fair management on its excellent work, be it with the set-up, layout planning, logistics or infrastructural supply, all of which was extremely professional.”

Between 10 and 12 June 2021, Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre will once again be playing host to RecyclingAKTIV (demonstration trade fair for waste removal and recycling) and TiefbauLIVE (demonstration trade fair for road construction and civil engineering).

2019-07-29
Processing old wood and rubble

The RecyclingAKTIV trade fair, to be held from 5 to 7 September 2019, will present a wide range of machinery and systems for recycling valuable substances from plastic, scrap and metal to wood and biomass. Old wood in particular is a highly valuable resource that is available in large quantities and can be recycled or used for energy depending on the quality. Rising disposal costs and greater awareness of environmental issues have seen it gain further importance. Another increasingly relevant topic is rubble recycling, which links the event to the TiefbauLIVE trade fair taking place at the same time. Large quantities of construction material are already being recycled on site today. A preview of the products for wood and rubble recycling that will be on show in Karlsruhe is included.

Shredding and chipping with a single machine

With the Axtor 4510, Komptech offers a universal wood shredder that can be used for both shredding and chipping. (Photo: Komptech)
With the Axtor 4510, Komptech offers a universal wood shredder that can be used for both shredding and chipping. (Photo: Komptech)

At the wood and biomass special theme area, Komptech will present its two shredders: the Axtor 4510 and the new Terminator Type V. The Axtor is a universal wood shredder that can both shred and chip, making it suitable for processing both wood and green waste. In shredding mode, it uses free-swinging tools to create material for composting. In chipping mode, fixed tools produce the perfect biomass fuel for heat plants. The machine can be precisely tailored to processing various materials, from old wood, logs and residual forest wood to bark and green chippings. The new Terminator Type V is one of Komptech's most versatile new products, and can be used to process a wide range of materials. It can handle household and commercial waste, biomass like green chippings and shrub cuttings, as well as old wood.

Optimised professional shredder with permanent magnet

The powerful VZ 950 professional shredder from Arjes has been constantly modified and optimised since its launch last year. (Photo: Arjes)
The powerful VZ 950 professional shredder from Arjes has been constantly modified and optimised since its launch last year. (Photo: Arjes)

The powerful VZ 950 professional shredder from Arjes has been constantly modified and optimised since its launch last year. At RecylingAKTIV, the company will present the results of this work. The redesigned machine does away with the cross belt and longitudinal magnets at the discharge. Instead, there is a height-adjustable permanent magnet fitted as standard above the discharge belt that effectively removes ferrous components. This version of the shredder was developed for processing waste, old wood, green cuttings and minerals. The company will also showcase the VZ 950 Titan. This twin-shaft shredder packs a punch with 768 hp, and is capable of processing rootstocks, truck and tractor tyres, along with concrete rail sleepers and large lumps of demolition waste.

New motors for greater power

The mobile AK 315 and AK 565 models are compliant with EU stage V, feature a fully lowerable rear belt and will be on show at RecyclingAKTIV. (Photo: Doppstadt)
The mobile AK 315 and AK 565 models are compliant with EU stage V, feature a fully lowerable rear belt and will be on show at RecyclingAKTIV. (Photo: Doppstadt)

Doppstadt will use RecyclingAKTIV to present the latest version of its AK series of mobile shredders. Alongside adjustments for compliance with EU stage V, all models have been given an extra power boost. These are accompanied by a new, fully lowerable rear belt. This gives the user easy access for regular servicing of the flail drum, tools or grinding basket. It also features a new cooler control with added cooling power.

Complete wood processing system in action

The Hextra 7000 3F screening system from Ecostar precisely screens all kinds of material, achieving an output of 200t/h. (Photo: Ecostar)
The Hextra 7000 3F screening system from Ecostar precisely screens all kinds of material, achieving an output of 200t/h. (Photo: Ecostar)

Hammel Recyclingtechnik and Stoevelaar Recycling BV will demonstrate a wood processing system live in the wood and biomass special theme area, consisting of a slowly running primary crusher, a Morbark 3400 grinder and an Ecostar 7000 disc screener. The crusher pre-shreds the old wood, before it is ground further by the following systems and screened to grains of 80 to 10 millimetres.

Alongside Doppstadt, Hammel and Komptech, there will be many other companies demonstrating their products live three times a day in the wood and biomass special theme area. These will include JCB, Kölsch, Lindner, Neuenhauser and Skan Craft. On show will be machinery such as crushers, screens, shredders, feeding units and dust binding systems.

Mobile crusher systems for recycling construction material

BMD's highlight at the trade fair will be the new RA 900T recycling system, the largest tracked jaw crusher in the 24-tonne class. (Photo: BMD)
BMD's highlight at the trade fair will be the new RA 900T recycling system, the largest tracked jaw crusher in the 24-tonne class. (Photo: BMD)

Partner companies BMD-Baumaschinendienst and Schwab will showcase their new RA 900T recycling system in Karlsruhe. It is the largest tracked jaw crusher in the 24-tonne class and features a dual power system. The crusher for stone and rubble is perfect for transportation on a 3-axle low-loader trailer. Its simple touchscreen control, error diagnosis system and digital maintenance protocol memory ensure continued effectiveness. Alongside this, BMD will present its RA 700/7 for crushing rock and old construction material. Its dimensions, overall weight and weight distribution are coordinated so that it can be easily transported on a 3-axle roll-off tipper.

The crush-bear J-750 from Moerschen sets new standards for mobility and cost efficiency in the world of compact jaw breakers. (Photo: Moerschen)
The crush-bear J-750 from Moerschen sets new standards for mobility and cost efficiency in the world of compact jaw breakers. (Photo: Moerschen)

Moerschen, together with its partner Bau Süddeutsche Baumaschinen Handel, will present products like the compact Moerschen crush-bear J-750 jaw crusher. Terex Finlay will present the updated version of its J-1160 jaw crusher, along with powerful conveyor systems.

The brand-new 23-tonne SBM Remax 200 compact impact mill is easy to transport without sacrificing quality. (Photo: Kurz)
The brand-new 23-tonne SBM Remax 200 compact impact mill is easy to transport without sacrificing quality. (Photo: Kurz)

The brand-new SBM Remax 200 from Kurz Aufbereitungsanlagen packs more power in a more compact package, and will be in action at RecyclingAKTIV. This compact, electrically driven impact mill weighs 23 tonnes and has an infeed of one metre. It features a discharge chute and a top-mounted motor. Kurz will also showcase the Anaconda DF410 screening machine and its modified, twin-shaft Arjes 250 Evo double jaw breaker, with its redesigned shafts and quick-change system.

The SBR 3 is designed for loaders with a shovel capacity of around one cubic metre. (Photo: BHS)
The SBR 3 is designed for loaders with a shovel capacity of around one cubic metre. (Photo: BHS)

BHS Innovationen will present its recycling screens for construction materials at the demonstration trade fairs. Based in Dresden, the company focuses on keeping things simple. Its machines do not feature any hydraulics, conveyor belts or tracks. At a time when qualified staff are hard to come by, BHS machines are designed for ease of use and a long service life. While the SBR 2 is mainly aimed at recycling businesses using wheeled loaders with a shovel volume of around four cubic metres, the SBR 3 is designed for those with around one cubic metre.

The SB screening bucket from Skancraft is perfect for screening rubble. The separated materials can then be recycled. The separator is also suitable for processing soil. (Photo: Skancraft)
The SB screening bucket from Skancraft is perfect for screening rubble. The separated materials can then be recycled. The separator is also suitable for processing soil. (Photo: Skancraft)

The SB screening bucket from Skancraft can be used to both collect material like rubble and separate it into fine, loose and coarse components. The separator is also suitable for processing soil. It can separate and loosen wet, heavy and cohesive soils. The screening range can be adjusted for very sandy soils (grain size 0 - 15 mm) all the way to use in soil stabilisation (grain size 0 - 70 mm).

2019-07-15
RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE 2019 – exciting new additions to the accompanying programme

From 5 to 7 September 2019, the recycling and civil engineering industries will meet at RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE in Karlsruhe. This year’s event will feature a number of new additions to the accompanying programme. Among these are the special show for powered access technology, a wide range of training and development events, a simulator park and a competition in which participants stack beer crates using an excavator and orange-peel gripper. But the most exciting new addition are the five free specialist visitor tours. The live demonstrations will be carried out on the four special theme areas focusing on wood, biomass, scrap and metal, as well as the two demonstration building sites for road and path construction and conduit construction.

The most exciting addition to the programme of RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE are the five specialist guided tours, covering topics such as digitalisation in road construction or processing technology for wood and biomass. Each tour has a maximum of 15 participants, with groups taken to selected exhibitors by an expert guide. (Messe Karlsruhe / Jürgen Rösner)
The most exciting addition to the programme of RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE are the five specialist guided tours, covering topics such as digitalisation in road construction or processing technology for wood and biomass. Each tour has a maximum of 15 participants, with groups taken to selected exhibitors by an expert guide. (Messe Karlsruhe / Jürgen Rösner)

New: specialist tours address current developments

“We want to make it even easier for people to exchange information and discover new products at our twin trade fairs. We believe the best way to do this is through the exhibitors and the machines”, explains project manager Claudia Nötzelmann. “That is why we will not be holding the industry forum in 2019. Instead, we will offer specialist guided tours that will take our visitors directly to the products that are relevant to them”. Each tour lasts one and a half hours and has a maximum of 15 participants, giving everyone the chance to ask questions and get the information they need. The participating exhibitors offer specialist products and tailored solutions related to the topic of the tour. “With these tours, we want to give visitors a package of precise information and solutions for their day-to-day work”, explains Nötzelmann. The tours will cover the following topics concerning construction and recycling:

  • Digitalisation in road construction (presented by VDBUM)
  • Digitalisation in earthworks (presented by VDBUM)
  • New substitute building materials legislation in Germany (presented by bvse e. V.)
  • Gardening and landscaping (presented by Messe Karlsruhe)
  • Wood & biomass processing technology (presented by VDMA)

If you would like to attend a tour, please register in advance in the online ticket shop or purchase a ticket for the respective tour from the ticket desk at the trade fair.

Training events at the Conference Centre

Alongside the two trade fairs, the Conference Centre will host training events, meetings and working groups organised by several associations and industry groups. Part of this accompanying programme is open to visitors. The German Association of the Building Industry, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (VDBUM) is offering training to become a qualified tester for companies that use or provide services related to construction machinery and equipment. This offer is available for both members and non-members. Those who complete the training will be qualified to test small powered equipment, lifting tackle and load handling equipment, mobile and stationary recycling systems, and earthworks machinery. The association will also hold two industry events: one on light and heavy special civil engineering and the other focusing on recycling. The Baden-Württemberg state agency for environmental technology, Umwelttechnik BW, will host a seminar on the topic of recycling in construction.

Special show for powered access equipment

The special show for powered access equipment will be held in the atrium of the trade fair. A dozen German and international manufacturers and dealers, including Magni, Ruthmann, JLG and Terex Genie, will present their work platforms, telescopic forklifts, low-loaders and mini-cranes. The show is being held to mark the 20th anniversary of Platformers’ Days, the leading trade fair for mobile lifting and powered access equipment in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The next event is due to be held at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre for the first time from 18 to 19 September 2020.

(Photo: DVGW)
(Photo: DVGW)

Damage prevention during construction work close to cables

Damage to power and telecommunications cables caused by construction machinery can sometimes lead to gas explosions or electric shocks. That is why the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW) has decided to showcase this issue with a demonstration at TiefbauLIVE as part of its BALSibau initiative. This nationwide working group aims to minimise damage during construction works.

In the beer crate challenge, participants will have to stack as many beer crates on top of each other as possible using an excavator with orange-peel gripper. The challenge is open to all visitors and exhibitors at RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE.
In the beer crate challenge, participants will have to stack as many beer crates on top of each other as possible using an excavator with orange-peel gripper. The challenge is open to all visitors and exhibitors at RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE. (SW.Rent / Kobler)

Beer crate challenge calls for a steady hand

SW.Rent will give visitors, exhibitors, experienced excavator drivers and novices the chance to test their skill at controlling a 26-ton excavator at its stand in the open-air exhibition area. Participants will have to use an orange-peel gripper fitted to the excavator to pick up and stack empty beer crates. Whoever creates the highest stack will win a prize.

Testing new areas of work in the simulator park

Indoors, visitors will be able to get to know various areas of work in recycling and civil engineering on six simulators operated by BIK. These include operating a tower crane, excavator and telescopic loader. Alongside this, the German Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management (bvse) will hold a special show for plastic recycling in the atrium, focusing on secondary products made from recyclates. There will also be a course and exchange for model vehicle enthusiasts.

2019-07-08
Metal processing – shredding, separating and pressing

The latest machinery and equipment for all areas associated with recycling valuable materials will be on show at RecyclingAKTIV from 5 to 7 September 2019. These materials include scrap and metals, which are also the subject of one of the event’s special theme areas in recycling. Equipment like scrap shears and metal saws will be demonstrated here twice per day, along with metal processing systems from Hammel and Lindner Recyclingtec. We have enclosed a preview of more metal recycling products that will be showcased at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre. Alongside this, the TiefbauLIVE trade fair will present the latest innovations from construction machinery manufacturers, road and conduit construction specialists and providers of add-on equipment.

The Trax 600 tracked scrap shears offers flexible logistics in modern scrap yards. Lefort will present its mobile scrap shears at RecyclingAKTIV in Karlsruhe. (Photo: Lefort)
The Trax 600 tracked scrap shears offers flexible logistics in modern scrap yards. Lefort will present its mobile scrap shears at RecyclingAKTIV in Karlsruhe. (Photo: Lefort)

Scrap shears on tracks

Lefort is known for its mobile scrap shears in the intermediate shearing force range of 600 to 1,000 tons. A new addition to this segment is the Trax series. These are self-propelled diesel or electrically powered units on caterpillar tracks that enable much better and more flexible logistics in modern scrap yards. The machine travels to pre-sorted material piles, therefore saving operators the expensive process of repeatedly moving material from the collection point to the machine as usual. As a special highlight for RecyclingAKTIV, Lefort will present its Trax 600 tracked scrap shears.

The German subsidiary of the Japanese high tech company Furukawa Rock Drill (FRD) will also showcase its demolition equipment and scrap shears. All shears models are fitted with speed valves as standard for faster work cycles. Trapezoidal blades improve the cutting line, while the innovative setting kit on the jaws makes it possible to adjust the play without manual intervention. The VXB7ER powered demolition tongs will be demonstrated live fitted to a 5-ton excavator. These are used for dismantling and gutting industrial buildings.

Digitalising the scrap yard: the new Arno Press D 500-3 baler is available with machine or process data collection. (Photo: ATM Recyclingsystems)
Digitalising the scrap yard: the new Arno Press D 500-3 baler is available with machine or process data collection. (Photo: ATM Recyclingsystems)

Metal recycling goes digital

ATM Recyclingsystems GmbH is another company that will present its latest innovation in Karlsruhe, namely the Arno Press D 500-3 baler. The recycling industry is also affected by the broader trends towards digitalisation and automation. In response to this, the renowned Austrian manufacturer now offers its products with machine or process data recording as a service package, for example. This system continuously captures and evaluates machine data, making it transparent for both the user and the service team. It monitors factors such as cycle times, oil pressure, temperature and machine output.

Clean metal separation: the Mobile MetalXpert metal separator allows users to separate both ferrous and non-ferrous items from material flows. (Photo: Goudsmit Magnetics)
Clean metal separation: the Mobile MetalXpert metal separator allows users to separate both ferrous and non-ferrous items from material flows. (Photo: Goudsmit Magnetics)

Clean metal separation

Goudsmit Magnetics, from Waalre in the Netherlands, will present its mobile separator at RecyclingAKTIV. This system is capable of separating both ferrous and non-ferrous metals from the material flow. The Goudsmit Mobile MetalXpert magnetic separator is easy to position at the right point and is designed for course material flows like chipped wood. This results in three separate material flows: ferrous, non-ferrous and clean (inert) bulk goods that are ready to be recycled. The metal separator has a capacity of 100 cubic metres per hour. It is installed on a single-axle trailer that is suitable for road transport.

The TQZ1200 turbo-crusher can be used to smash items like electronic waste, refrigerators or washing machines into their components, or to separate material composites. (Photo: THM Recycling Solutions)
The TQZ1200 turbo-crusher can be used to smash items like electronic waste, refrigerators or washing machines into their components, or to separate material composites. (Photo: THM Recycling Solutions)

Dismantling electronic devices

THM Recycling Solutions will present its TQZ1200 turbo-crusher and demonstrate its ability to crush electronic devices. The machine uses chains to smash items like electronic waste, refrigerators or washing machines into their components, or to separate material composites. Other applications include the crushing, separation and cleaning of metals, PVC window profiles or ferrous materials in waste flows. Another product on show will be the newly developed granulator XG2400. This universal all-rounder is perfectly suited for single-stage shredding of various materials, including metals and cable waste. It can also handle household, commercial and industrial waste, along with plastics, textiles, paper, cardboard and old wood.

The cable-powered MH22 material handling excavator is perfect for indoor use in the recycling industry. (Photo: Zeppelin)
The cable-powered MH22 material handling excavator is perfect for indoor use in the recycling industry. (Photo: Zeppelin)

Cable-powered material handling excavator

The processing systems at the mobile scrap and metal yard special theme area will be fed with material by products from Zeppelin. At its stand, the company will also showcase a range of its loading and material handling machines in all relevant sizes and designs, with special equipment for the recycling industry. These vehicles are also available second hand. Among the highlights will be the cable-powered MH22 and MH24 material handling excavator, as well as countless services related to these vehicles, from finance and insurance to part exchange. For companies in the process of digitalising their business, Zeppelin will also present the open fleet management system from Caterpillar.

2019-06-06
New products for processing materials

Between 5 and 7 September 2019, more than 200 exhibitors will be presenting their latest products at the RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE trade fair pairing at Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre. These demonstration trade fairs feature many live demonstrations of machines and equipment – either at exhibitors’ own stands or on one of the two special recycling theme areas. At the Mobile Scrap & Metal Yard, live demonstrations of devices such as scrap shears, metal saws, metal balers and two mobile metal plants are given twice a day. At the Wood & Biomass special theme area, exhibitors present their crushers, granulating lines, loading/unloading and dust binding equipment in action three times a day. Here is a preview of further selected products that will be on display at RecyclingAKTIV.

Demolition with added bite

In Karlsruhe, add-on equipment producer Hydraram will be presenting its completely reworked line of demolition technology, including demolition shears, concrete pulverisers and demolition and sorting grabs.

Hydraram will be giving a live, up-close demonstration of its new demolition tools at RecyclingAKTIV, including the HCS-72U demolition shears for concrete and steel. (Photo: Hydraram)
Hydraram will be giving a live, up-close demonstration of its new demolition tools at RecyclingAKTIV, including the HCS-72U demolition shears for concrete and steel. (Photo: Hydraram)

Hydraram has increased the performance of its add-on parts by using hydraulic cylinders with higher working pressure levels. As well as this, cycle times are shortened by the optimised speed valves – as these are installed outside on the hydraulic cylinder, they can be accessed easily for service and maintenance. With the HCC demolition shears, a new kind of exchangeable teeth ensures better concrete penetration, thus optimising the crushing force of the shears.

This concrete pulveriser with integrated magnet allows the excavator operator to switch on the magnet function in order to collect the reinforcing steel remaining on the construction site when the concrete is being crushed. (Photo: Hydraram)
This concrete pulveriser with integrated magnet allows the excavator operator to switch on the magnet function in order to collect the reinforcing steel remaining on the construction site when the concrete is being crushed. (Photo: Hydraram)

Another tool is the series HFP pulveriser, which has an integrated magnet that works with the excavator’s 24-volt system (batteries) and therefore does not need an additional generator. The magnet function can be switched on by the excavator operator in order to collect the reinforcing steel remaining on the construction site when the concrete is being crushed. The German subsidiary of Japanese high-technology group Furukawa Rock Drill (FRD) will also be presenting its demolition tools and hydraulic hammers in Karlsruhe.

Processing waste wood

With highly productive processing technology, waste wood can be put to good use for thermal recovery. One specialist in this field is Austrian company Komptech which, as well as having its own stand at RecyclingAKTIV, will be presenting one of its single-shaft pre-shredders and a universal shredder at the Wood & Biomass special theme area.

Throughput 25 tonnes per hour: the Lindner system solution with the Urraco 75 DK shredder and Zeta Star 75 F2 DK screen will be demonstrated at the Wood & Biomass special theme area in Karlsruhe. (Photo: Lindner Recyclingtechnik)
Throughput 25 tonnes per hour: the Lindner system solution with the Urraco 75 DK shredder and Zeta Star 75 F2 DK screen will be demonstrated at the Wood & Biomass special theme area in Karlsruhe. (Photo: Lindner Recyclingtechnik)

Shredder specialist Lindner Recyclingtechnik will also be showing mobile system solutions for recycling waste wood. The newly developed and patented cutting system from the Urraco 75 and Miura series makes a mobile Lindner shredder into an integral system solution for the very first time. With the optimised geometric design of the two shafts and a special secondary crushing beam, the shredder is able to process waste wood into P100 particles with less than four percent fines in a single step. The combination of Urraco 75 or Miura 1500 with the Lindner Zeta Star 75 F2 screen allows clean P63 final grain to be produced at a throughput rate of up to 25 tonnes an hour. The ideal combination of shredder and screen guarantees ideal particles with less than five percent fines without the need to additionally sieve off a third fraction. This helps to avoid losing valuable raw materials.

Mobile solution for calling up machine data

Proemion produces connectivity solutions for machines and provides the infrastructure for networking machines with the cloud (IoT), other local machines (M2M) and with humans (HMI). At RecyclingAKTIV, the Fulda-based company will be showcasing its latest telematics unit CANlink mobile 3000, with which users can call up all CAN data for their machines. With its robust and compact IP67 plastic housing, it is especially suitable for construction machinery. The hardware configuration is very simple: plug and play. The integrated eSIM card with global roaming allows the equipment to be used almost anywhere in the world. Some product variants also provide WLAN and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing CAN data to be exchanged locally. The hardware works optimally together with the Proemion data platform.

High torque when changing tools

Schaudt Industrietechnik will be presenting a pneumatic sensor-controlled torque wrench in the hall area directly adjacent to the open-air exhibition area. High torque is required for tightening screws precisely when maintaining and changing tools at recycling facilities. With the PTS wrench by Japanese company Kuken, which is available from Schaudt, the torque is adjusted via two arrow buttons on the digital display – directly in newton metres (Nm) – rather than using thumb wheels or slide switches, as is usually the case. Maximum precision is ensured by the integrated torque sensor, which terminates the screwing process once the tightening torque has been reached. With up to 400 rpm, the work speed is far higher than in the case of comparable torque multipliers. Because it uses a planetary gear rather than a striking mechanism, it is possible to minimise both the physical and acoustic stress for users.

2019-03-08
Eight associations contribute expertise

Eight leading industry associations show their continued commitment to the RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE demo fairs, which will be held from 5 to 7 September in the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre. The sector groups lend the trade fair management their specific expertise and enrich the programme through their support in the special theme areas in the Trade Fair Centre’s open-air exhibition area. Here, exhibitors demonstrate their machines in action under real conditions – in several fields: Mobile Scrap & Metal Yard, Wood & Biomass and the demonstration building sites for road and path construction and for canalisation. In addition, exhibitors can conduct live demonstrations of their products at their own stands.

“In the Wood & Biomass special theme area, trade fair visitors can experience processing machinery for waste wood demonstrated under real conditions,” says Naemi Denz, member of the VDMA executive board.
“In the Wood & Biomass special theme area, trade fair visitors can experience processing machinery for waste wood demonstrated under real conditions,” says Naemi Denz, member of the VDMA executive board.

Demo fairs profit from support of industry associations

Association partners include the German engineering association VDMA, which represents more than 3,000 primarily small- and medium-sized companies in the capital goods sector, making it one of the largest industrial associations in Europe. According to the association, waste- and recycling-technology manufacturers can still expect a positive boost from the amendment of the Commercial Waste Ordinance (GewAbfV). Increasing amounts of waste wood are forecast – one contributing factor is construction activity, says Naemi Denz, member of the VDMA executive board. “At the same time, quality requirements for waste wood are growing. In the Wood & Biomass special theme area in Karlsruhe, trade fair visitors can experience suitable processing machinery in action.”

Eric Rehbock, Chief Executive Officer of bvse, is convinced that companies in this sector must focus even more intensively on recycling: “To succeed in this undertaking and maintain a foothold in the market, recycling businesses need the right equipment technology.”
Eric Rehbock, Chief Executive Officer of bvse, is convinced that companies in this sector must focus even more intensively on recycling: “To succeed in this undertaking and maintain a foothold in the market, recycling businesses need the right equipment technology.”

The German Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Waste Management (bvse) represents more than 880 primarily small- and medium-sized companies in the secondary raw materials, recycling and waste management industry. It has been a RecyclingAKTIV partner association from day one. Chief Executive Officer Eric Rehbock is convinced that companies in this sector must focus even more intensively on recycling. He says that the Chinese import stop and the good or very good capacity utilisation of waste incineration plants are clear signals for the market. The German Commercial Waste Ordinance and the Packaging Act (VerpackG) provide clear legal guidance in this area: “To comply with these laws and maintain a foothold in the market, recycling businesses need the right equipment technology. The RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE trade fair pairing provides the necessary information; in the demonstration areas and special theme areas visitors can see the highly modern equipment in operation,” explains Rehbock.

Ulrich Leuning, Managing Director of the BDSV: “The quality requirements are increasing for our recycling operations, including in the areas of shredding and separation technology.”
Ulrich Leuning, Managing Director of the BDSV: “The quality requirements are increasing for our recycling operations, including in the areas of shredding and separation technology.”

The Federal Association of German Steel Recycling and Disposal Companies (BDSV) places a special focus on the recycling of scrap metal. Here the industry is demanding increasingly high-quality raw materials. “For our recycling operations, quality requirements are increasing, including in the areas of shredding and separation technology. Accurately sorting and separating the materials is the top priority – it’s the only way to achieve closed cycles for valuable materials,” explains BDSV Managing Director Ulrich Leuning. He adds that RecyclingAKTIV provides industry experts with a quick overview of the latest technological developments. The performance of the machines can be observed first hand at the stands of the manufacturers and distributors as well as in the Mobile Scrap & Metal Yard special theme area. “Furthermore, we will hold our southwest state convention during the paired trade fairs. That’s where we discuss current issues that affect the industry, like the controversial legal classification of steel chips contaminated with cutting fluids, which is currently being discussed by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment,” says Leuning.

In addition to the VDMA, BDSV and bvse, the BRB, DA, QRB and VDM support the RecyclingAKTIV with their industry knowledge. The KMK also continues to cooperate with the previous organiser, Geoplan GmbH in Iffezheim. “Our two demo fairs benefit immensely from the extensive expert involvement of our partners. Through this close collaboration, we ensure that our trade fair programme touches on current developments in technology and regulations, and therefore reflects important market trends,” explains trade fair project manager Claudia Nötzelmann. So even in a year in which the bauma trade fair is being held, the RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE are must-attend events for experts and decision-makers.

Dieter Schnittjer, Managing Director of VDBUM and member of its executive board: “When it comes to the megatrend of digitalisation, now more than ever construction companies have to keep up with the latest technology and keep training their employees. The demonstration building site shows what is already possible today.” Dieter Schnittjer, Managing Director of VDBUM and member of its executive board: “When it comes to the megatrend of digitalisation, now more than ever construction companies have to keep up with the latest technology and keep training their employees. The demonstration building site shows what is already possible today.”
Dieter Schnittjer, Managing Director of VDBUM and member of its executive board: “When it comes to the megatrend of digitalisation, now more than ever construction companies have to keep up with the latest technology and keep training their employees. The demonstration building site shows what is already possible today.”

TiefbauLIVE works closely with VDBUM

The VDBUM trade association, which once conceived, launched and organised the TiefbauLIVE, now serves as a partner for civil engineering. VDBUM will once again take on the technical organisation, configuration and implementation of the road and path construction and canalisation demonstration building sites, where live demonstrations of machinery, changing systems and add-on equipment are held featuring real-life process steps. And of course the digitalisation megatrend does not get short shrift: “The demonstration building sites show what is already possible today in terms of machine control, environment recognition and obstacle warning systems, as well as documentation and automation of workflows,” says Dieter Schnittjer, VDBUM Managing Director and member of its executive board. Digital coordination of the building site is already a criterion in many calls for tender and will become standard on every building site in the coming years, Schnittjer predicts.

2018-12-17
RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE now with larger demonstration areas

Between 5 and 7 September 2019, the recycling and civil engineering sector will come together at Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, which will be presenting the trade fair pairing RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE for the second time. Both areas will have equal status at the trade fair pairing, as project manager Claudia Nötzelmann explains: “Recycling and civil engineering each account for around half of the exhibitor count and exhibition space. Of course, we also have a number of exhibitors with a foot in both camps – which shows the close ties between the two areas covered in our trade fair.”

There are two demonstration building sites at TiefbauLIVE: the road and path construction and conduit construction
There are two demonstration building sites at TiefbauLIVE: the road and path construction and conduit construction

Hands-on knowledge through four special theme areas

One factor linking the trade fair pairing is also construction waste recycling, with exhibitors such as Moerschen and Kölsch providing live demonstrations at their own stand. The special theme areas make up the main focus of the two trade fairs: Mobile Scrap & Metal Yard, Wood & Biomass and the demonstration building sites for road and path construction and for canalisation. In all four areas, exhibitors demonstrate their machines performing typical work operations. Claus Faber, site manager at Scholz Recycling GmbH – which buys, sells, processes and recycles steel and metal scrap – is very enthusiastic about the hands-on presentation: “Of all the demonstration trade fairs, I am particularly taken with the quality of the live demonstrations in Karlsruhe, where the machines are shown working in sequence in real-life operating situations. We came to RecyclingAKTIV 2017 intending to purchase a screen unit and encountered a surprising number of manufacturers there. As our work involves screening scrap metal, we compared machines above all based on their construction and robustness. In the end, we decided to go for Komptech’s Cribus 2800 drum screen.”

Many of the exhibitors demonstrate their civil engineering machines and recycling machinery liive at their own stand
Many of the exhibitors demonstrate their civil engineering machines and recycling machinery liive at their own stand

The 200-plus exhibitors not only have the option of demonstrating their products in action in the special theme areas but also at their own stands. Owing to the great demand for such stand areas, the trade fair organisers have increased the open-air exhibition area by some 10,000 square metres. Here, recycling exhibitors like Arjes and Doppstadt and civil engineering specialists Wacker Neuson and KEMROC put their machines and other equipment through their paces.

Many exhibitors from other European countries

The ranks of civil engineering exhibitors once again include Zeppelin (with CAT), Bobcat (with Doosan) and Sany. Sector players making their debut at TiefbauLIVE include construction machinery manufacturer Liebherr and Swedish company Epiroc, which specialises in drilling equipment and hydraulic add-on equipment. Also present are retailers such as BML, eberle hald, Kiesel (with Hitachi and Fuchs), Ludwig, Schwab and, for the very first time, Cramo – one of Europe’s leading construction equipment rental companies. Trade fair project manager Claudia Nötzelmann stresses the importance of attracting international exhibitors: “It is already clear that, on the exhibitor front, our demonstration trade fairs will be every bit as international as they were in 2017. Given that the bauma construction machinery trade fair is also being held this year, this is a very successful result for us.”

As well as Austrian crushing and shredding specialists Komptech, other international producers of recycling equipment are coming to the demonstration trade fair in Karlsruhe: Ecostar from Italy will be showcasing its shredding and screening machines, while Austrian producer Xava specialises in compact screening technology and Polish company ZM PRECYZJA will be demonstrating shredders for paper and board packaging and crushers for wood and biomass.

There are indoor exhibition spaces directly next to the open-air exhibition area. Exhibitors like road construction specialist Riedlberger present their products there.
There are indoor exhibition spaces directly next to the open-air exhibition area. Exhibitors like road construction specialist Riedlberger present their products there.

As well as this, new exhibitors like eSaver, Oleoweb and Proemion will be presenting their testing, measuring, analysis and control technology in the trade fair hall right next to the open-air exhibition area. Other hall exhibitors include Losberger (site trailers and hall construction solutions), Riedlberger (road construction and machine technology), Vp Groundforce (shoring systems rental) and Metso (scrap shears).

2018-09-18
Just one year until RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE

There is just one year to go until the next edition of the trade fair pairing RecyclingAKTIV (demonstration trade fair for waste removal and recycling) and TiefbauLIVE (demonstration trade fair for road construction and civil engineering). Following the successful premiere at the new location, construction and recycling experts will be returning to Karlsruhe between 5 and 7 September 2019. In the well-lit trade fair halls and on 75,000-plus square metres of open-air exhibition area, more than 200 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest machines and equipment in all areas associated with recycling valuable materials and the entire range of civil engineering machines, particularly those used in road construction and canalisation.

Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre offers an ideal infrastructure on its exhibition grounds, but also for visitors and exhibitors travelling to the RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE demonstration trade fairs.
Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre offers an ideal infrastructure on its exhibition grounds, but also for visitors and exhibitors travelling to the RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE demonstration trade fairs.

This year, two important new exhibitors will be making their debut at the biennial trade fair: Austrian shredder specialist Lindner and German manufacturer Pfreundt, the world market leader in mobile and stationary weighing systems. As well as this, Kölsch, Doppstadt and Hammel have confirmed that they will be among the recycling exhibitors at the event and Wacker Neuson, JCB and Lehnhoff among the civil engineering exhibitors. Project manager Claudia Nötzelmann is justifiably satisfied: “The recycling and civil engineering sectors are dynamic markets. We are very pleased that our two trade fairs have firmly established themselves over the years, allowing us to build upon our solid exhibitor and visitor base in the very busy 2019 trade fair year. We are delighted at the confidence and trust being shown towards us.” A small number of open-air exhibition areas are still available.

High visitor loyalty

Trade visitors from both sectors used the 2017 trade fairs as an information and investment platform. These include decision-makers from recycling, waste management, construction and demolition companies and managers from civil engineering, gardening and landscaping firms. Some 85 percent of visitors to the last event intend to return next year. One of these is Thomas Glaser, managing director of RTS Glaser GmbH, a civil engineering and pipeline construction company from neighbouring Bruchsal: “I visited TiefbauLIVE to find out about new developments in the sector. The exhibition grounds are very well structured so I was able to find all the information I needed in just a few hours. My attention was caught by the hydraulic screening bucket by Finnish manufacturer MultaVEX, which was being demonstrated live at the BML Baumaschinen stand. The screen bucket won me over completely and has since been used in my company for screening sand. I will definitely be returning to Karlsruhe in 2019.”

Karlsruhe offers ideal infrastructure for travelling to the event

By relocating to Karlsruhe, the trade fair also increased its appeal among visitors from different parts of Germany. Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion is an economically strong region with a high investment rate and a dense transport network. Jürgen Blattmann, local sales director at Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH, stresses the importance of infrastructural accessibility for a positive trade fair experience: “I was surprised at how many specialists from other parts of Germany were visiting TiefbauLIVE 2017. Karlsruhe is easy to reach by car, train and even by air – we even had customers who took advantage of the direct flights to Baden Airpark to visit the trade fair for a day. Even though my focus is on sales in Baden-Württemberg, the trade fair is still of national importance for Zeppelin.”

Optimised layout planning

main entrance of Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre
Main entrance of Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre: Here visitors will find ideal infrastructural conditions – taxi rank, suburban rail station and parking spaces are all centrally accessible and a permanent visitor entrance is situated there as well.

Karlsruhe is not only easy to reach, but the city itself also boasts an ideal infrastructure. Nonetheless, the organisers are planning a number of small changes to make the exhibition grounds even better. As Claudia Nötzelmann explains: “For a start, we will be using the main entrance in the west of the trade fair grounds in future. Here, our visitors will find ideal infrastructural conditions – taxi rank, suburban rail station and parking spaces are all centrally accessible and a permanent visitor entrance is situated there as well.

This time around, we will also be positioning all the hall exhibitors along the main route into the open-air exhibition area. By steering visitors along this new route, we expect to facilitate even more contact between visitors and exhibitors.”

2018-03-14
Strong demand for stand spaces: One and a half more years until RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE 2019

From 5 to 7 September 2019, visitors at the RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE demonstration trade fairs will again have opportunities to witness practical demonstrations of the newest civil engineering machinery and recycling facilities live and in action. After its successful premiere at Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre in April 2017, the double trade fair will start its next round in 2019 and with a fresh new look. The team from Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH, which organizes the double fair, has revised the logos of both events. The unified design emphasizes the common bond that unites the two events at this unique double trade fair.

Wirtgen, Arjes, Fliegl and MTS will all be there again

Project director Claudia Nötzelmann and her team began intensive discussions with exhibitors at the Steinexpo show in August 2017. Several key players have already committed to their placements at the next edition of RecyclingAKTIV and TiefbauLIVE: these include Arjes, Craco, Goudsmit, HS-Schoch, Metso Germany and Wirtgen for the recycling area and ALLU, Fliegl, Kubota, Tuchel, MTS Maschinentechnik, MOBA and Rädlinger for the civil engineering area. “Moreover, 70 exhibitors and dealers have already taken options 1½ years ahead of the fair and are planning to participate again. Returning exhibitors can be assured of having their accustomed placements in 2019, but only if they commit themselves before the end of May. Afterwards, the areas will be made available for all other exhibitors”, Claudia Nötzelmann explains.

The double trade fair considers new legal regulations

Leading federal associations will again contribute their expertise to the double trade fair. At the most recent session of the advisory council, the fair’s organizers consulted with cooperating partner Geoplan and representatives of the associations to find ways for the fair to optimally reflect the implementation of current and lastingly decisive legal regulations, as well as the intermeshing of recycling and civil engineering. The project team also used the association’s events (e.g. the VDBUM’s large seminar and the demolition conference) as opportunities to make new contacts and to notify exhibitors about Karlsruhe’s unique double trade fair. Exhibitors who book their stands by 30 September are eligible for a 10% early registration discount.

The supporting association from the area of civil engineering is:

  • VDBUM

The supporting associations from the area of recycling are:

  • bvse
  • BDSV
  • BRB
  • DA
  • QRB
  • VDMA
  • VDM

RecyclingAKTIV – Demonstration trade fair for waste removal and recycling

TiefbauLIVE – Demonstration trade fair for road construction and civil engineering

Timeframe: 5-7 September 2019

Location: Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre (outdoor campus and hall areas)

Action areas: Scrap & Metal, Wood & Biomass, Exemplary Construction Sites for Canal Construction and Road Construction

Organizer: Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH

Cooperating partner: Geoplan GmbH

Operative partners: Görisch GmbH and Hofmann Entsorgungs GmbH

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