For the first time Atlas Copco’s two brands, Atlas Copco and Dynapac, shared connecting space in their booth at the 2011 CONEXPO-CON/AGG, held in Las Vegas March 22 to 26. This co-location provided drill and blast and road construction customers a complete look at compaction and paving equipment, along with new drills for site preparation. Other key contributors to the success of this year’s expo from Atlas Copco were a new line of rock crushers and screeners, new surface drilling equipment, and new ground engineering products.
For those in the quarry or demolition business, the newly introduced rock crushers, rock drills, hydraulic breakers and compressors were a popular destination. The new Powercrusher line of rock crushers and screeners was especially well-received. Attendees of the 2011 CONEXPO-CON/AGG were among the first to see Atlas Copco’s new line of track-mounted mobile crushers and screeners suitable for demolition, quarrying and road construction applications. The Powercrusher range includes four models of jaw crushers, six impact crushers, a cone crusher, and six models of screeners.
A large section of this year’s booth was devoted to ground engineering products, a growing product offering from Atlas Copco. One of the most popular ground engineering products to be featured this year was the new Unigrout Smart A grout plant. In the Smart A, Unigrout customers now have available a Progressive Cavity Pump as specified by federal regulation for grouting in the U.S. However, the Smart A also retains the popular Pumpac piston pump, which has the unique ability to control both pressure and flow independently of each other.
The new and improved Atlas Copco products introduced at this year’s exposition, included the XATS 1050 CD7 air compressor, complete with its new, EPA Tier 4a-compliant engine; the CC 6000 CombiCutter silent demolition attachment; and the all new SmartROC T40 surface drill rig. Handheld tools were also well represented, with new advances incorporated in handheld hydraulic breakers.
According to the official CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 website, this year’s expo attracted nearly 120,000 registered attendees from over 150 countries, and over 2,000 exhibitors sharing more than two-and-a-quarter million square feet of exhibit space.