Excitement building for best bauma yet 21 Mar 2019

TunnelTalk Reporting
bauma Munich 2019 prepares to welcome record numbers
bauma Munich 2019 prepares to welcome record numbers

bauma is described as the heartbeat of the global construction industry, showcasing all the latest innovations, trends and businesses and providing an opportunity for likeminded professionals to meet and exchange ideas. With only weeks to go, excitement is building for exhibitors and visitors alike as the 32nd triennial bauma Munich Trade Fair from 8-14 April 2019 prepares to welcome an estimated 600,000 visitors and host more than 3,500 exhibitors, 100 more than the last event in 2016, to a new layout and even more exhibition space. Two new exhibition halls make a total of 18, in an overall space of 614,000m2, 20,000m2 more than in 2016. All exhibition spaces are booked, with tunnelling exhibitors found mainly in halls C4 and C5.

Digitalization, sustainability and efficiency are core topics for bauma 2019 with the underground construction sector focussing on digital solutions, machine management, telematics, apps, programs, sensors and intelligent assistance systems to facilitate processes and improve safety. The comparatively high number of new products from this segment at the fair reflects this growing interest in these areas of research and development.

Digital machine management and telematics solutions are on the way to becoming the new standard for heavy construction equipment. At bauma, numerous manufacturers from a wide range of product segments are presenting sensors and programs that provide answers to questions such as:

Key facts about bauma 2016

Show space 605,000m2
Exhibitors 3,425 from 58 countries
Visitors 583,736 from 219 countries
Venue New Munich Trade Fair Centre
Date 8-14 April 2019
Opening Monday – Friday 9.30am to 6.30pm
hours Saturday 8.30am to 6.30pm
Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Where is the machine located?
  • How many operating hours has it performed?
  • Is it displaying any error codes?
  • When will service or maintenance measures be necessary?

Sensors make existing machines smart.

Sustainability as a macrosocial issue also concerns construction machinery, and at bauma 2019 exhibitors are preparing to present innovations towards sustainability, resource conservation and environmental protection. Some of the developments have been nominated for the bauma Innovation Award.

The topic of efficiency will be explored from exhaust gases to noise, with increasing pressure to avoid emissions and on the rise of electromobility and autonomous driving.

Tsurumi exhibits new pumps
Tsurumi exhibits new pumps

Among a number of new features this year for visitors to enjoy, is a live webcam to keep visitors up to date with on-site events and a new app to help visitors make the most of their visit with a list of exhibitors at their fingertips. The app will also provide hall and site plans with navigation, and details of all the supporting program events.

Among the attractions for this year:

  • a virtual reality hall that will allow visitors to experience a construction site first hand but with none of the associated dangers;
  • Research live will provide information for universities and institutes;
  • think big will offer career opportunities for students, and
  • the innovation award will be presented to projects and products that are especially innovative.

Among exhibitors introducing new solutions at bauma 2019:

Japanese pump manufacturer Tsurumi will showcase its series of professional drainage pumps for difficult applications. The 615 is the new top model of the KTZ series that now comprises 15 models. With a motor output of 15kW, the aggregate achieves up to 2,800 litre/min with discharge heads of almost 40m. The smallest model, with a motor output of 1.5kW can move 430 litre/min up to a height of 21.5m. Tsurumi will be displaying many other pump models for structural and civil engineering projects and will be revealing a new model at the exhibition.

The Wacker Neuson big wheel
The Wacker Neuson big wheel

Metso will showcase products to help customers improve the performance of existing operations and to control cost. The solutions to be featured will include a mobile cone crushing plant, an urban crusher with 60% better noise protection and less dust emissions, an easy to maintain slurry pump and options to spread finance.

The Wacker Neuson and Kramer stand will feature a 35m high ferris wheel to offer visitors a birds’ eye view of the exhibition and a hands on test facility for its products.

More than 1,423 journalists from 47countries are registered for bauma 2019 and as in the past, TunnelTalk will be at the fair this year and looking forward to meeting visitors and exhibitors.


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