Another Successful Civenex

Last week Australian Earthmoving headed out to Western Sydney to Civenex  – one of the largest excavations and earthmoving trade shows of the year. It was a great two-day event and Event organiser, Frank Sticka, said visitors showed keen interest in the latest equipment and infrastructure services on display.

“Many exhibitors reported a high number of genuine enquiries; in some cases, enough work to keep sales staff busy for the next six months just following up registrations of interest.

Civenex occupies a five hectare site at the Western Sydney Dragway with all 26,000 square metres of exhibition space sold well in advance of the event.

Winning Displays

The Winner of the Best Stand of 100sq metres or less was SEBA KMT Advanced Utility Solutions Pty Ltd. The judges’ comments: “A busy site, prime location, comprehensive display and friendly and helpful staff.”

The Highly Commended award went to Emerdyn Urban Design Furniture Pty Ltd for its “very simple and elegant display of its street furniture range.”

Winner of the Best Stand over 100sq metres was Position Partners, with the judges noting its “Excellent mix of indoor and outdoor display areas, lots of different products and good use of landscaping and layout.”

In the same category, Bakers Construction & Industrial received the Highly Commended award for their “Busy site, large product range on display and for sale.”

Winner of the Best Environmental Product was Australian Urethane and Styrene Company’s Cupolex Concrete Slab Void Framing System. The judges said, “The system provides significant improvement over traditional polystyrene alternatives and stackability improves transport efficiency by around 90 percent. Also, the slabs produced require approximately 10 percent less concrete and 20 percent less steel than the alternative”

Highly Commended in the Best Environmental Product was Tennant’s 500ze Zero Emission Compact Rider Street Sweeper. The unit is Lithium Ion battery powered and produces zero exhaust emissions, is significantly quieter than traditional sweepers and its dust control system features reduced water consumption.

The Most Innovative Product award was won by SEBA KMT for its TVS-10 portable inspection camera. “This innovative product is a lightweight, fast CCTV camera system for inspecting pipes and tanks by focusing the camera out to distances of 120 metres , rather than using tractor-mounted moving cameras. The TVS-10 is very efficient and safe to use. It suits pipe sizes from 100mm to 150mm at depths up to 7.5 metres. Options include high density discharge lights and a laser range-finder.

Highly Commended in the Most Innovative Product Award was Komatsu’s HB 205-1 Hybrid Excavator. The machine converts its natural slewing during the deceleration phase into stored electrical energy which is used during the following acceleration phase and to boost the overall operation of the excavator’s hydraulics. Komatsu says its hybrid system delivers fuel savings of up to 40 percent and significantly reduces CO2 emissions.

Selection of exhibitors for the Best New Product proved a real challenge for the judges. The winning award went to Matthews Equipment for its Xentric Ripper.

Judges said, “This time saving attachment provides significant improvement over traditional up-and-down rock hammers. The gyratory motion of the eccentric ripper breaks rocks, stone, asphalt and concrete up to 100 percent faster than traditional excavator attachments. It’s also a lot quieter. This attachment may well revolutionise rock breaking in Australia in terms of increased productivity.”

The product that was Highly Commended in the Best New Product category was Wacker Neuson’s DFU 130 remote controlled vibratory compactor unit. According to the judging panel, “This equipment delivers the same comparative energy as a 7 tonne roller, but with less weight and compactive footprint. The compactor makes it considerably easier to handle through better manoeuvrability than a comparative roller.”

Stay tuned to Australian Earthmoving for 2012 Civenex dates.


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