The competition ramps up at the Action Zone at MECPMV Live 2016

Armored excavator01GrimReaper commonsThe MECPMV 2016 is set to be one of the region's most visited tradeshow for construction. (Image source: GrimReaper/Commons)Thousands of visitors expected at the region’s largest dedicated infrastructure and heavy machinery event

Thousands of visitors are expected to attend Middle East Concrete (MEC) and PMV Live 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre this week, as the show was officially opened this morning by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.  Co-located with the Big 5 2016, the region’s biggest and most prestigious infrastructure and heavy machinery event features 430 exhibitors and over 50 CPD-certified and free-to-attend forums, workshops and seminars delivered by industry experts, as well as a fun-packed action zone bringing a fun element to the four-day event.

The Excavator Challenge, hosted by M. H. Al Mahroos, was a firm favourite with visitors this morning as they raced against the clock to play basketball using an excavator. “The leaderboard shows those with the quickest time in the excavator challenge and it’s great to see so many people enjoy the spirit of competition while they get to know the workings of the machine,” said Talal Al Mahroos, Marketing Manager at M. H. Al Mahroos.  M. H. Al Mahroos are also showcasing the latest Vibration Roller (MRH-700) from Japanese Mikasa as well as other high quality, innovative construction products by Yanmar, IMER, Genie, ALKO and Trailer Rims.

DigiRobotics, the official KUKA system partner in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), is in the Action Zone at MEC and PMV Live 2016 hosting a demonstration where visitors can explore how robotics and 3D printed technology is used to in industrial applications. Visitors can see mobile heavy duty platforms used as transport systems for internal logistics, see metal cut at fast speeds and with versatility for cutting curves and angles and watch how laser beams use a thermal process to enable precision cutting.

According to Marketing Director of DigiRobotics, Svitlana Voznyuk, “DigiRobotics robot is capable of producing higher throughput, lower capital costs, and increase flexibility of concrete 3D-printing. DigiRob Concrete has the advantage of flexibility because of a large work envelope with a 6 axis structure, giving it the freedom it needs to maneuver.”

Industrial robots usage is predicted to increase by 30 per cent by 2020 in GCC countries with a large percentage used on construction projects. In the GCC, DigiRobotics customers that use robots in manufacturing include Doha National Museum, Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Extension of Khalifa University, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in KSA, among others.

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