Redesigned Putzmeister 62Z-Meter Pump, A Highlight of Bauma 2004 Exhibition
Redesigned Putzmeister 62Z-Meter Pump, A Highlight of Bauma 2004 ExhibitionSTURTEVANT, Wis. (June 4, 2004) – The Bauma exhibition in Munich, Germany, celebrated its 50th anniversary this spring by attracting more than 410,000 attendees. Visitors had the opportunity to view a range of new products and innovations within 122 acres of indoor and outdoor space, which is triple the size of the ConExpo/ConAgg exhibition and almost eight times the size of World of Concrete.
Of special interest to the concrete pumping industry was the debut of the fully redesigned Putzmeister BSF 62Z.20H concrete boom pump, which now provides both the largest vertical reach and highest pump output of any model worldwide.
Redesigned Putzmeister 62Z-Meter Makes Special Debut
Putzmeister originally developed the 62Z-Meter in 1986 as the world’s largest boom pump. The second generation of the machine offers several more advanced features for improved performance. These include a five-section boom with unique Multi-Z configuration, a large 9- to 7-inch “Big Mouth” S-valve, and a highly compact outrigger footprint. When the version earmarked for the United States is introduced, it will be road legal with a highly versatile seven-axle chassis.
Other Putzmeister Unveilings at Bauma
Along with the redesigned 62Z, Putzmeister introduced 15 other new products and innovations at Bauma. Those most applicable to the North American concrete pumping industry include a high-pressure BSA 1005-D GRF trailer-mounted concrete pump, mounted on a rubber crawler track, as well as an enhanced version of the company’s optional Ergonic ® control system, which is a trademark of PM innovation.
From the service side, the company revealed its initial design concept of a removable flat pack which provides better access to the unit during maintenance. Hydraulic and electric interfaces are optimized and the flat pack can be removed in about 30 minutes.
With respect to training, the company displayed a hands-on M10 training unit for instruction on Putzmeister’s optional EBC boom and OSS outrigger controls. The lower section of the training unit has self-leveling outriggers while the upper part features a rotating boom with fully operational EBC and OneTouch TM functions. This training tool will make its way to Putzmeister America later this year.
Other technological advancements displayed at the Putzmeister booth at Bauma 2004 will be introduced to North America at an undetermined date.
Putzmeister America Group at Bauma
In conjunction with Bauma 2004, Putzmeister America hosted approximately 70 North American dealers and customers. Along with attending the exhibition, the group dined with Putzmeister’s American and German management team and participated in sightseeing excursions around Munich.
Bauma is scheduled every three years. The next exhibition is set for April 23-29, 2007.
Putzmeister America is one of the world's leading heavy equipment manufacturers, specializing in concrete and material placing equipment. As market leaders in technology and innovation, Putzmeister offers a complete line of truck-mounted concrete boom pumps, separate placing booms, truck-mounted telescopic conveyors, and trailer-mounted concrete pumps. In addition, the company provides a wide range of mortar, grout, shotcrete, plaster and fireproofing pumps and mixers, industrial pumps, as well as tunneling and mining equipment. The company originally achieved international ISO 9001 quality certification in 1998, and this past summer successfully completed the transition audit for compliance with the recently revised and more challenging ISO 9001:2000 standards.
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