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Volume : 3

Issue : 7
Q4 2012 / Q1 2013

Projects in

Leading Concrete Revolution

See page 5

Notable Projects



Product Focus

Concrete Facts

Do you know that Rock Valve

is a patented technology of
Schwing and it powers
majority of concrete pumps
manufactured by Schwing
across the world.

MDs Message
Welcome back and wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year 2013. May God's grace prevail for all good things to happen around.
After a string of festivals in the last quarter of 2012, it was a series of customer interaction activities for Schwing Stetter India in the first
quarter of 2013. Schwing Stetter India participated and sponsored many events in the first quarter of 2013, viz., being the principal
sponsors of IFAWPCA the National Contractors' Association's convention in Kochi and being an active participant in the Cosmo Expo
2013 Fair at Raipur and the FIB Seminar at Larsen & Toubro's ECC Division, Chennai in the month of January, 2013. Schwing Stetter India
also participated in Bauma Conexpo's BC India Fair held at Mumbai and in the National Seminar on 'Constructions at Great Height
in High Rise Buildings' conducted by the Institution of Engineers, Mumbai during February 2013.
Our equipment also created a record of sorts, which are detailed in this issue. Noteworthy of these are 1840 m3 of concrete produced by
Lafarge in 55 hours and 83 m vertical pumping by a small Schwing pump SP1200 in Pune. I am sure with more and more co-operation and
understanding among our technicians and the customers, we are poised to set many more records. Schwing Stetter India since inception,
strongly believed in education and training of its employees, technicians, customers' operators & technicians, besides
conducting specialised seminars by inviting specialists from its parent company in Germany on special concreting
technology. In continuing with this education / training programs, we have taken up the task of providing
leadership and managerial training program for our middle and senior level executives at IIM Lucknow. About 20
employees would undergo training during this initiative. Such initiatives are with a view to prepare ourselves for
the future challenges, as we strongly believe that India is a growing market.
The Union Budget was announced and even though there are not many surprises, it appeared that the government
and the finance ministry are determined to push infrastructure projects and thus, economic development. We hope
to see many fresh contracts being awarded which will improve the sentiments of the stake holders.
I wish you all a successful and bright future.
All the best,

Vice Chairman & Managing Director - SSI

GIFT City Project

Projects in Progress

comprising of various grades of concrete. Concreting at this high-rise

project was done smoothly at 202.5 meters vertical pipe line and total
pipeline length was 262.5 meters with the joint efforts of Schwing
Stetter service team and L&T team. Schwing Stetter with L&T team
carried out water cleaning system to overcome the wastage of
concrete in pipelines. With the help of this system an average of 205
m3 of concrete was saved in the last three months of the project.

A prestigious commercial project Gujarat International Finance Tech

City (GIFT) is being constructed at Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat. It is the
tallest commercial tower in Gujarat, standing 31 storey high. With
built of 130 Mts, L&T ECC and IL&FS are using Schwing Stetter
machineries to achieve this target. L&T approached SSI to plan the
concreting method and high-rise pumping for achieving the
maximum output in concrete placement. These two towers at GIFT
city project are a mixture of both Commercial & Residential

Record Break
A SP 1800 Concrete pump ran continuously to pump 1000 m3 of
concrete for each floor up to a height of 130 meter without any major
problem on the pump performance. To pour this 1000 m3 concrete,
the pump ran continuously for 48 to 52 Hours. The P&M team from
L&T was extremely happy with the performance of Schwing Stetter
equipments and also the technical inputs given by the Schwing
Stetter team that helped them to achieve their target on time.

Concrete Pour
L&T is using our separate placing
boom SPB35 to achieve fast
progress and maximum output.
Schwing Stetter equipment has
produced around 42300 m of
concrete to complete the full
structure. SP 1800 HDRL with SPB
35X Concrete Pump produced
45m/Hr. An average of 3300 m
concrete is being produced every
month for the past 13 months




Batching Plant

CP 30

1 no.

Concrete Pump

SP 1800 HDRL

1 no.

Boom Placer


1 no.

Transit Mixer


8 nos.

Schwing Stetter India is ultimate solution of concreting. Schwing Stetter stands apart due to its customer support and quality products.
Mr. Jignesh Malani, MD, M/S Malani Construction, Rajkot.

CT News
Exhibition in Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Customer Meet

Schwing Stetter India recently participated in Cosmo Expo-2013 Build

and Trade Fair show held between 10th and 14th January 2013 at
Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The exhibition was inaugurated by
Shri.Brijmohan Agrawal, Hon. Minister for Public Works, Education,
Endowment, Culture, Legislative Affairs and Tourism. The event was
organised by Rotary Club of Raipur Cosmopolitan and participated by
the members of BAI and other civil contractors. Schwing Stetter India
displayed its Rock Valve during the exhibition.

Schwing Stetter India recently conducted its customer meet at

Trivandrum, Kerela. The event featured Schwing Stetter equipment
and highlighted on the various products and services offered by
Schwing Stetter India. The event was an eye opener for all attendees,
including local contractors, hirers and government officials.

FIB Seminar - 2013

Safety Award

FIB (Federation Internationale Du Beton) Days 2012 was conducted

at L&T ECC in Chennai between 10th & 11th January 2013. Schwing
Stetter India was one of the sponsors for this event which discussed
various topics on latest concreting trends. FIB was formed in 1998 by
the amalgamation of CEB (Comite Euro International du Beton) & FIP
(Federation Internationale de la Precontrainte). FIB conducts
International Congresses every four years & International Seminars
every year.

Schwing Stetter bagged two first position awards from Inspectorate

of Factories in two categories for the year 2008-2009 recently. One
award was given for less number of accidents and another for
accident free days (Most number of days between any two incidents).
Both the Awards were presented by Mr. Seetha Chellapandiyan
Minister of Labour during the event.
We at Schwing Stetter India take utmost interest for our contribution
in concrete mechanization by regular association with such events.
The event had eminent speakers including Consultants & Scientists
from all over the world, CSIR, IIT Madras & Senior Technocrats of
major construction companies.

New Achievement of
SP 1200 Converted pump
Schwing Stetter SP 1200 converted pump has
done an achievement of 83 m3 vertical
pumping at Castle Royal, Pune University,
Pune. The customer M/s. S J Construction
converted the old BP 350 concrete pump in to
SP 1200 concrete pump.

Rock Night Meet in Bangalore

After this Rock Valve conversion, the customer

initially carried out the load trial on 11th floor
by pumping concrete 38 meter vertically. The
second load trial was done successfully at 25th
floor pumping concrete around 83 meter
vertical, 56 meter horizontal and 30 m3 of
concrete was pumped in he process.

SSI recently conducted Rock Night meet in Bangalore for pump

operators. During this event Schwing Stetter's team covered various
topics on pump operation, safety and maintenance.

National Seminar

National Seminar on Constructions at Great Height in High Rise

Buildings was held on 8th and 9th February 2013 at The Institution
of Engineers (India) in Mumbai. The event was organised by India
Chapter of American Concrete Institute and Co-sponsored by
American Concrete Institute, USA. Schwing Stetter India provided its
expertise in high-rise concrete pumping for the presentation, in
association with Ultratech Concrete during this seminar.

The customer is satisfied and happy with the

pump performance and support provided by
the resident service center team of Schwing

Notable Projects
Ahuja Tower Project

Salt Mount at
Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad.

A high-rise residential project 'Ahuja Tower' is under construction at

Prabhadevi, Mumbai, by L&T ECCD. It is one of the tallest residential
towers in Mumbai, standing 55 storey high with multi level car
parking. 42 storey with swimming pool and multi level car parking till
the 12th floor has been completed so far in the project, which is under

Salt Mound building is a part of the prestigious Museum project in

Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad. This special type of building is constructed
like a pyramid; it is 42 meters tall, has 90 meters bottom diameter and
six meters upper diameter.
The project is being constructed by L&T and is expected to complete
by March 2013. The total
concrete required for this
project is around 33000 m3 for
which Schwing Stetter
equipments like two CP 30
Batching Plants, eight Transit
Mixers and one S 36 Boom
pump are used.

SSI's equipment have made a major contribution for this project. L&T
ECCD has Schwing Stetter equipments like BP 1800 Pump and
SP 2800 HD, to pump high grade concrete to the present height of
180 mtr.

Concreting at Tata Steel Plant-Duburi

L&T has placed approx. 50,346

m3, M40, M50 & M60 grade
concrete for this project with
the support from RMC
companies like Ashoka
Buildcon, Lafarge RMC and
Ultratech RMC for supplying
concrete. L&T approached Schwing Stetter India to plan the correct
method and systems for pumping the concreting at this project
successfully, which includes concrete pipelines laying, clamping
system and pipeline cleaning system.

SP 1000 at MDI College, Murshidabad

Tata Steel is setting up a 6 million
tonne per annum integrated steel
plant at Kalinganagar Industrial
Complex at Duburi, in partnership
with the Government of Odisha.
Schwing Stetter equipments are
being used at this project by
construction companies like Chitra Builders, Gayatri Projects,
Southeast Constructions, S.J Developers, Supreme Concrete,
Navyuga Constructions and Quartz Infra.
This massive project has produced total of 574820 m3 various grades
of concrete using Schwing Stetter equipments. Schwing equipments
like Boom Pumps, high capacity Concrete Pumps and Batching Plants
have considerably eased the challenges encountered in this project.

Subir Engineering Works of Durgapur is using SP 1000 concrete pump

to construct six blocks of an
Institutional Project at MDI
College in Murshidabad,
West Bengal. 1044 m of M
25 grade of concrete is being
pumped upto 90m horizontal
and 9m vertical, without any




Batching Plant
Concrete Pump
Boom Placer
Transit Mixer

CP 30, M 1, M 1.25
SP 1200, BP 350
S 36X
6 & 7 m3

6 nos.
7 nos.
7 nos.
56 nos.

Leading the Concrete Revolution in India

Schwing Stetter India together with its partner Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group (XCMG) participated in BC India 2013, the international trade
fair show, which was held at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai from 5th to 8th February - 2013. Commanding a prominent position in the show with
the largest stall, Schwing Stetter India exhibited 17 products amongst which six new products were also unveiled during this event. The exhibition
area of Schwing's stall provided a good insight to their total product offerings.

The products on display included SP 1600 concrete pump a new

range designed to fill the gap between SP 1400 and SP 1800 concrete
pumps. SP 3600 heavy duty concrete pump was also displayed which
comes in aesthetic aerodynamic design for higher volume output, to
increase the speed of construction. Schwing Stetter India also
exhibited 7m3 Transit Mixer with optional accessories like ad mixer
dosing system, gate for hopper, hydraulic oil pressure gauge, and
water dosing system to name a few.

Schwing Stetter India always had a close interaction with their

customers to know and analyse the customers' needs and difficulties
in the concreting area. The exhibition provided a close interactive
opportunity for Schwing Stetter India to address and resolve the
difficulties that customer faces in concreting. They were a major
attraction at Schwing Stetter India's new launches and most visitors
who came to Schwing Stall were really pleased with the products and
interested to learn more about their technological advancement in
concreting. Schwing Stetter India has utilised the event to reinforce
their commitment to the Indian market and also to underscore the
fact that they are 'Total Solution Provider' offering first class leading
products and services to customers throughout the ownership

Among Batching Plants Schwing Stetter India showcased their

compact batching plant CP 30 with planetary mixer and inline silo with
skid and conveyor. In the category of Mobile Batching Plant Schwing
Stetter displayed M 1-C version which is compact and mobile and
doesn't require any foundation. Schwing Stetter India also displayed
the HN 1 with planetary mixer, twin discharge and inclined belt
conveyor version under the horizontal batching plant category.
Besides, the Rock Valve Technology, High Pressure Cleaning System,
Sound Proof Canopy and Recycle Plant were also showcased during
the exhibition.

Overall, it was a very successful presence for Schwing Stetter India at

BC India 2013. Schwing Stetter's huge presence at the exhibition
clearly conveyed to thousands of its customers that they are the most
leading concrete equipment manufacturers. With the ability to follow
up on their promises and commitments in the
market, Schwing Stetter India stands ahead of
their competitors in the industry.


Mr. Shashi Tharoor

Mr. Hubert Merkl

Mr. Anand Sundaresan

Mr. V.G Sakthi Kumar

Hon'ble Minister of State for HR Development

Director Sales & Marketing - Schwing GmbH

Vice Chairman & Managing Director - SSI

Whole-time Director - Operations - SSI

The 40th International Federation of Asian and Western Pacific

Contractors' Associations (IFAWPCA), Convention, an international
event was staged in Kochi, India between 6th and 9th January 2013.
Schwing Stetter India was the principal sponsor of the event, which
provided tremendous opportunity for the construction industry
including builders and contractors from 16 countries..

The theme of the 40th IFAWPCA Convention was harnessing

emerging technologies to ensure 'Responsible Infrastructure' in an
inclusive, socially responsible and eco-friendly manner, be it public
transport systems, buildings or housing complexes. During the event
Schwing Stetter India showcased India's largest concreting boom
pump, along with 6 other revolutionary products.

The 40th IFAWPCA Convention was held after a long spell of 22 years
in India at Gokulam Park Convention Centre, Kochi providing a unique
platform for the construction industry by bring together 1000+
delegates from 16 member countries. In connection with IFAWPCA
convension, an outdoor and indoor exhibition was also arranged to
bring together products & services of various brands of the industry.

The convention was organised by the Builders Association of India

(BAI) and Schwing Stetter India shared its expertise in mechanisation
of concreting and also presented its various products and services
during this event. The convention was meant to encourage the
collaboration among neighbouring contractors and builders for better
trading environment in construction industry.

Colossal Pour at Lafarge Concrete Kolkata

to meet this requirement. Hence the concreting team of Lafarge

which was in charge of concreting the Raft Foundation at site set a
new record in Kolkata by pouring 1840 m3 of concrete in 55 hours. The
customer is very delighted at the speed at which the work was done
and the efficiency of the equipment. They are also satisfied with the
support and training provided by Schwing Stetter India. The job was
completed at a speed of 33.45 m3 per hour.

New record in M S Glass Industries Ltd project at

Kolkata by Lafarge using Schwing Setter equipment
On 18th December 2012, at M/s. M S Glass Industries Ltd, Bigati at
Kolkata, Lafarge A&C India's RMX Dankuni Plant completed the
concreting of 1840 m3 in 55 hours. The event commenced on the 16th
of December 2012, the customer was equipped with Schwing Stetter
Concrete Machinery. Schwing Stetter M1 Batching Plant along with
the 13 Transit Mixers and two BP 1800
Concrete Pumps were brought into play

This was one of the largest pours in Kolkata and involved production
of M30 grade of concrete. The M 1 Batching Plant and BP 1800
Concrete Pumps are year 2007 make. Despite the age of the
equipments the customer had full confidence on Schwing Stetter
products and undertook the mission to complete the project. There
were absolutely no breakdown of any equipment during this
aggressive pouring.

We have been using M1 batching plant and Im extremely happy with the equipment and the support Scwhing Stetter India has given us
Mr. Shailender Mishra, GM, T&M, Sriram RMC, Gurgaon.

Customer Speaks
Interview with Mr. Haribhai & Mr. Natubhai
Innovative Ready Mix Concrete, Ahmedabad.
About Innovative RMC
Our site based concrete
company was started in the year
2004. We are now one of the
leading RMC Suppliers in
Ahmedabad. I am happy and
proud to talk about our
company. We had started this
RMC business in 2004 with a site
mix local batching plant.
In 2006 we purchased one CP 30
Batching Plant, six Transit Mixers and two BP 350D Concrete Pumps
from Schwing Stetter India. Due to the machine performance and
profit, we were able to start-up one more RMC setup at Santej in 2008
with one M1 Batching Plant, eight Transit Mixers, one SP 1400
Concrete Pump and one BP 350D Concrete Pump.

Schwing Stetter India Equipment Used

Currently we are using two M1 Batching Plant, one CP 30 Batching
Plant, 24 Transit Mixers, two SP 1400 Concrete pumps, one SP 1200
Concrete pump and three BP 350D Concrete Pumps.

Our company is well reputed and ranked in Ahmedabad's RMC

business because of our ability to complete the projects on time with
utmost quality and good service. This was possible only because of
Schwing Stetter equipments. We are happy with the continuous
development of our business. We got many projects with different

Why Schwing Stetter India?

We are pleased to say that Schwing Stetter India is one of oldest &
most valuable suppliers of concreting equipment serving our needs in
supplying materials at the right time. Complemented by prompt
service with highly technical engineers, there are many reasons to
select Schwing Stetter equipment because of their German
technology, quality, and performance. We are also happy with their
sales because of their good relationship and after sales support as
they are quick and are highly skilled technically. We regularly
purchase all our major equipment such as Batching Plant, Concrete
Pumps, Transit Mixers, and Spare Parts from SSI. They have also
recognized all our suggestions and our feedbacks are well taken.
We have suggested them to manufacture other good products like
Loaders, Chassis etc.

About some of our landmark projects:

YMCA Club at S.G. Highway, Ahmedabad
Sapath Five at S.G. Highway, Ahmedabad
Safal Parivesh at Bopal, Ahmedabad
Heritage Skyz at Prahlad nagar, Ahmedabad
Iscon Mall at S.G.Highway, Ahmedabad
Acropolis Mall at S.G.Highway Ahmedabad
SUMEL Business Park

Interview with Mr. Pankaj Garg,

Managing director, Garg RMC, Gurgaon
About Garg RMC
We have the oldest Batching Plant
(CP 30) in Faridabad, which now has
produced over one lakh m3 of concrete
and always stood strong to deliver more.
Recently we have also procured M1
Batching Plant and added another fleet
of Transit Mixers and Concrete Pump to
expand our business horizons.

Why Schwing Stetter India?

About some of its landmark Projects

Being an RMC player, it's very essential for us to have least down time
of any equipment to get the best out of our investment. With all these
years of experience in RMC, I'm sure that no other player can offer the
standards that Schwing Stetter can offer. Their quality in equipment
and after sale service support has been impeccable. I'm looking
forward to a continued and strong relationship with SSI.

Being the oldest RMC in Faridabad, we have been incorporated in

various projects be it commercial or residential or PWD works. We
adhere to strong quality norms and this has made us a fore runner in
providing RMC of all needs to customers. We produce an average of
5000 m3 from CP 30 Batching Plant and over 8000 m3 of concrete from
M1 Batching Plant.

Follow us on

Schwing Stetter India Equipment used

Currently we are having twenty five Transit Mixers, three stationary
concrete pumps, one SP 1400, one SP 1200 and one BP 350 and two
Batching Plants one CP 30 and one M1. We will be very shortly
procuring five numbers of 7 m3 Transit Mixers and SP 1400 stationary
concrete pump.

Project Abroad
Going the Distance Niagara Tunnel Project
Following behind the shotcreting operation is the form and pour for
the tunnel invert the bottom one-third of the tunnel lining.
Pumpcrete utilised two Schwing SP 2000 stationary pumps that are
fed by agitator trailers hauled in by trucks. The tunnel lining concrete
is a pumpable mix according to Moriarity, explaining that the mix
designs are proprietary.
Output to the two form systems that leapfrogged their way through
the bore hole was between 40 and 50 m3 per hour. The form systems
travel about 50 meters in front of the electric powered trailer pumps.
Each pour advances the invert 12.5 meters and consumes 120 m3 of
concrete. Water is used to clean out the pipeline systems with a
diversion valve on the pump's discharge that sends wash water and
residual concrete into trailers to be disposed off outside the tunnel.
The loads must be spread evenly throughout the tunnel's
circumference. Therefore, all voids need to be grouted in order to
keep the thickness of the inner lining within specified tolerances of 30
centimeters. Because of the internal water pressure of up to 15 bar
(2,175 psi), the lining must be fitted accurately into the surrounding

Pumpcretes close location to the project allows them to draw on

their extensive fleet of Schwing boom pumps

An entire fleet of eleven Schwing stationary pumps with various

configurations along with extensive fleet of Schwing boom pumps,
under the guidance of Pumpcrete, conveniently located in Niagara
Falls, are working around the clock on Niagara tunnel project. The
project will divert 35 percent of the Niagara River at night and a new
massive diversion tunnel will add additional hydroelectric power to an
existing generating station with enough electricity for 160,000 more
Pumpcrete has an extensive tunnel lining resume. The difference
with this tunnel is its immense diameter, explains Dave Moriarity,
Pumpcrete manager. This one you could erect a five story building
inside the tunnel.
Shotcreting was part of the excavation contract to stabilize the bore
hole perimeter but additional shotcrete was required to fill voids in
loose soil conditions. The company utilised three Schwing SP 500 split
units to apply the shotcrete to a thickness of 13 cm through handheld hoses and shotcrete robots attached to the TBM (Tunnel Boring
Machine). The wet shotcrete was applied over reinforcing mats
anchored into the tunnel walls.

Schwing SP 5000 is positioned under a remixer

that receives concrete from agitator trailers.

Waterproofing Manager Stefan Mackinger explains why elaborate

waterproofing is mandatory for the success of this tunnel, The
tunnel designer specified a single-layer waterproofing membrane for
non-swelling rock and a double-layer membrane for the Queenston
Formation, an area that contains argillite, which swells in contact with
water and would ruin the concrete lining.
To complete the remaining two-thirds of the concrete tunnel,
Pumpcrete chose a Schwing electric SP 5000 split unit that was
positioned under an 8 m3 Maxon Maxcrete agitating surge hopper to
travel into the bore hole. A Schwing SP 8000 outside the tunnel fed
the surge hopper.
Because of traffic through the tunnel, the SP 8000 pumped through a
five-inch line for as long as possible.
We were amazed that Schwing was able to push the mix as far as 1.7
kilometers, explained Pumpcrete owner, Ken Williams, Jr., That's
more than a mile and probably some sort of record. The crews
eventually resorted to feeding the pump with trucks and trailers.

Arch form for the tunnel lining is fed by a Schwing SP 5000- positioned
up to 50 meters behind the form system.

By the end of the project more than 300,000 m3 will be pumped with
the Schwing units. Pumpcrete's contribution to the project is
immeasurable. A partner in concrete placement means use of good
equipment, experience and reliable operators and parts support
especially in tunneling. Pumpcrete has supplied all of these
components. according to Bernhard Mitis, Strabag's manager for the
concrete portion of the project.

A shotcrete arm provided extra reach to fill voids that occurred when
soil conditions were not ideal. A Schwing SP 1000 was used to feed
the arm and to provide additional velocity to the shotcrete. Strabag
subcontracted batch plant operations and trucks supplied the premixed shotcrete to the electrically powered pumps. More than
120,000 cubic meter of shotcrete was applied
over the five years of tunneling.

Product Focus
Belt Conveyor

(Installation, Operation & Maintenance)




The general good maintenance practice is as follows:


Please ensure that the installation is done with necessary

precautions. Measure the belt without creasing, folding or
Care should be taken while splicing or vulcanising to ensure that
the joint is made correctly & no horizontal bends are developed
in the belt while making joint out of square.


Check clearances periodically.


Emphasize visibility in loading and unloading sections and in

control locations.


Confine the operation of conveyors to authorised employees



Belt should be clean and free from oil and grease.


Belt and Conveyor Supports should be in proper alignment.


Confine repair functions to trained maintenance employees only.


Power transmission machinery should be checked for proper

alignment on assembly.


Repair damaged belts immediately.


Do not permit riding or stepping on conveyor.


Instruct employees using conveyors on the methods of loading

and unloading them and the clearances required for safe


In general do not load mechanical equipment beyond its rated



Lubricate through piping where possible. Lubricate conveyor

with oil of proper grade on a regular schedule with definite
responsibility assigned to particular individuals for doing the
work and making signed reports.


Before starting Conveyor, ensure that the Conveyor structure is

firm enough to prevent vibration.


Before starting the Conveyor, care to be taken to see that there is

no coal lumps, chips and wood or pieces of iron etc., on the
carrying and return belt.


After confirming no load operation, feed material on the

Conveyor Belt, uniformly and carefully.


Quantity of material feed should be controlled. If the material is

fed in excess, the motor of the Conveyor will get overloaded. In
addition, the material on the belt is bound to spill.


At the loading point, skirt boards are used to centralize material,

falling off the belt. The skirts should have proper contact with the



10. Use lock-outs in fuse boxes during maintenance operation and

have push buttons or cord lines for emergency stops.
11. Insist on high quality heavy electrical equipments and strict
adherence to electrical codes.
12. Check the oil level of gearbox every week and fill it if required.
13. Initial oil shall be replaced after two months or 1400 running
hours, whichever is earlier.

Proper belt tension should be maintained by the take-up,

a) To ensure that minimum tension in the belt is sufficient to
prevent undue sag between idlers. b) To transmit load.

14. Greasing has to be done for all bearing block every month.

When the Conveyor has to be stopped, please ensure that there

is no material left on the belt.

15. Check all nuts and bolts of Head Pulley, Gearbox Motors
16. Don't stop Belt Conveyor until all material is unloaded.

The most preferred concreting equipment

by tunnelling contractors

Schwing Service Center

Evolution of service center
In business, the market is changing so rapidly that many of the
products and services that successfully met customer demands and
needs a few years ago, are obsolete today. Only few companies with
proactive powerful leadership monitored the environmental change
and succeeded even during the difficult times and Schwing Stetter
India is one of few such market leaders.
We are one among the few companies who have extended our
various value added customer services across the country directly to
stay close to our customer to support their product. Keeping the
growing trend of Schwing Stetter equipment and non availability of
skilled man power in the industry, Schwing Stetter India has incepted
its state of the art service centers in different states and many are to

Understanding the need

Conversion: Flat gate valve technology was introduced when the site
requirements for concrete mix was predominant. These pumps were
not able to meet the concrete requirements in high rise constructions.
To overcome these issues, Schwing Stetter India has come up with its
unique option of converting the flat gate valve into rock valve, for its
customer to meet the requirements. The conversion from flat gate to
rock valve came as second lease of life for those who opted to convert
their pumps. We have received accolades from many benefitted

Many customers are benefited
from the retro fitment solutions
provided by Schwing Stetter
India's service center. This made
most of the customer to prefer
Schwing Stetter equipment.

Why service center

As Schwing Stetter India understands, effective outsourcing is one of
the most proven and reliable solution to meet the requirement of the
market without increasing the working capital. When the OEM offers
the solution in the form of service center it is obvious that customers
would grab the opportunity with both the hands.

As the projects are critically time bound, there is no margin for error
for the pump to be under break down even for short duration. On the
other hand if new pump is kept standby, cost rockets sky high.
Schwing Stetter India plays a major role by providing limited warranty
for refurbished concrete pump to help the customer. These pumps
are also exported to the countries like Srilanka and Singapore.

Services offered
Periodic maintenance
Rectification of defects from Minor to Major

Specialised Repairs

Rewiring of Electrical system and Rebuilding of Hydraulics

Many specialised machines prior to execution at major projects get

serviced at Schwing Stetter India service center. To mention few,
BP 4000, BP 3500 for Parbati dam project executed by Gammon
India, KVM 42 boom pumps for Petron.

Repainting of equipment
Mounting of Transit Mixer & Boom Placer
Conversion of flat gate valve to rock valve and vice versa
Conversion of diesel driven to electric driven and vice versa
Sale of refurbished equipment
Repair of sub assemblies like Hydraulic pump, motor, gearbox
Helps to handle the insurance claims with timely and precise
estimates during / after an accident.

Customer Testimony
Disha Engineers, Mumbai

MCC Concrete, Vadodara

Prashant Logistics, Baroda

We express our sincere thanks for the

co-operation SSI have extended during
the execution of conversion of our
concrete pump. We are happy that the
concrete pump after conversion to
SP1200 is giving very good performance.
Since Feb-2012, it is working at a site
near Nandura (Vidarbha Maharashtra)

First of all we are proud to be first

customer of the flat gate valve to rock
valve conversion in Gujarat. We are using
this converted pump in RMC line for the
last six months and we are extremely
happy with its performance. A total of
12500 m3 of concrete is being poured
after the conversion.

First of all we are proud to be customer of

flat gate valve to rock valve conversion.
We are using three no.s converted pump
in RMC line and Project line for the last
two months and we are extremely happy
with its performance. Total concrete
poured after conversion is 2000 m3 Appx,
maximum volume of 300 m3 in a single


SSI Make CP30 has achieved mile stone in concreting by producing 77484 m3 in 12 months. CP30 is the best plant in its category I have seen.
Mr. Dinesh Patel, Partner, M/s Patel Enterprises, Raipur.

Star-Delta Starter
Most induction motors are started directly on line, but when very
large motors are started that way, they cause a disturbance of voltage
on the supply lines due to large starting current surges. To limit the
starting current surge, large induction motors are started at reduced
voltage and then have full supply voltage reconnected when they run
up to near rotated speed. Two methods are used for reduction of
starting voltage which is star delta starting and auto transformer

The Star-Delta starter is manufactured from three contactors, a timer

and a thermal overload. The contactors are smaller than the single
contactor used in a Direct on Line starter as they are controlling
winding currents only. The currents through the winding are 1/ 3
(58%) of the current in the line.
There are two contactors that are close during run, often referred to
as the main contractor and the delta contactor. These are AC3 rated at
58% of the current rating of the motor. The third contactor is the star
contactor and that only carries star current while the motor is
connected in star. The current in star is one third of the current in
delta, so this contactor can be AC3 rated at one third (33%) of the
motor rating.

Working Principle of Star-Delta Starter:

This is the reduced voltage starting method. Voltage reduction during
star-delta starting is achieved by physically reconfiguring the motor
windings as illustrated in the figure below. During starting the motor
windings are connected in star configuration and this reduces the
voltage across each winding 3. This also reduces the torque by a
factor of three. After a period of time the winding is reconfigured as
delta and the motor runs normally.

Star-Delta starters are probably the most common reduced voltage

starters. They are used in an attempt to reduce the start current
applied to the motor during start as a means of reducing the
disturbances and interference on the electrical supply.

Application of Star-Delta Starter:

In SCHWING Stetter Batching Plants we use Star-Delta Starter in
most of the Pan Mixers and Twin Shaft Mixers.

Traditionally in many supply regions, there has been a requirement to

fit a reduced voltage starter on all motors greater than 5HP (4KW).
The Star-Delta (or Wye-Delta) starter is one of the lowest cost
electromechanical reduced voltage starters that can be applied.

The Star-Delta method is usually only applied to low to medium

voltage and light starting torque motors.
Features of star-delta starting
For low- to high-power three-phase motors.

NIMO designed to meet requirements of

concrete transportation in tunnels.

Reduced starting current

Six connection cables
Reduced starting torque
Current peak on changeover from star to delta
Mechanical load on changeover from star to delta

Advantages of Star-Delta starter:

The operation of the star-delta method is simple and rugged. It is
relatively cheap compared to other reduced voltage methods.
Good Torque/Current Performance.
During the start it draws twice the current of the full load.


Dear Customers,
We at Schwing Stetter India believe the customer satisfaction is the most important factor in measuring our success. While satisfied customers
express happiness on the products performance, after-sales support and overall experience of our partnership, we accord our highest priority for
the safety of people who actually operate and maintain our equipments.
We have opened our Training Centre in Hyderabad which has the capacity of training 20 operators in a batch. This center will focus on
operation and safety.
Walk the Talk. I am pleased to share with you Schwing Stetter India has been awarded two Safety Awards from the State Government on the
following Categories:First: Less Number of Incidents and the Second: Accident Free Days (Most number of days between any two incidents).
Enhancing our number of touch points, we have added our Vizag Service Centre for the customers in coastal Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring
districts of Orissa who can take full advantage of service centre.
Focusing on our responsibility as pioneer of concreting machinery manufacturing, we have launched pre-cast plants in various capacities and new
range of pump SP1600 during BC India 2013 in Mumbai. The all 6 new products received very good review from our customers across the
We have also increased our service offerings with the increased activity in reconditioning of old Concrete Pumps and Truck Mixers and helping
customers to exchange old with the new machines.
Demonstrating the ease of operation, Larsen & Toubro made a new National Record of Fastest Erection and
Commissioning of CP30 Plant with Compartment Batcher in L&T Cognizant IT Park, Cochin Project,
Kerala in 17 Hrs.
I once again would like to thank you for all the support and look forward to welcome you in Bauma 2013 in Munich.
Happy reading!!!
With best regards,

V.G. Sakthi Kumar,

Whole-time Director - Operations - SSI
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reliable and cost effective,
which comes with
Rock valve technology
and low-fuel consumption.
Separate pumping hour meter for better fuel
usage and monitoring.
Integrated control block.
Ideally suits for pumping any type of concrete.
State-of-the-art RL Rock Valve is ideally
suited to withstand rugged site conditions.


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new range designed to fill the gap between SP 1400
and SP 1800 concrete pumps, ideal for highly
reliable uses. The SP1600 pumps are meant to cater
the concrete requirement with the productivity of 52
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March 2013