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Construction : Report | January 2019 | Source : Equipment India

IMT unveils piling rig for Indian market

The new series of IMT drill rigs are suitable for different applications, on different strata from soft soil to hard rock.

IMT, one of the global leaders for piling rigs, has launched its AF 125 piling rig, made in India for the Indian market. This 125 KN torque capacity rig was unveiled to customers in a launch event organised at IMT's partner, Gmmco's facility at Butibori, Nagpur. The event was presided over by Andrea Accorroni, President, IMT SpA and H Jayaram, Managing Director and CEO, Gmmco. Ravishankar, Senior Vice President, Allied Business, Gmmco; T Manohar, Senior General Manager - Equipment Vertical, Gmmco; and Luca Urbani, Engineering Head, IMT, were also present during the unveiling. Many customers from the infrastructure segment had attended the launch event. This was followed by a product demonstration showcasing the machine's design, components and performance. Customers also got to see the core capability of Gmmco in providing best-in-class product support and workshop facilities.

Complete range of IMT drills from 125 KN to 460 KN are available for Indian market, with models AF-125 (installed torque 125 KN), A-215 (installed torque 215 KN) and A-290 (installed torque 290 KN) being the most preferred ones in their respective segments. More than 80 IMT piling rigs are operating in different applications across the country.

IMT drills are well supported across the territory by IMT trained engineers and technicians from Gmmco.

Key features of IMT drills

  • Simplicity of design and flexibility of use
  • Heavy duty undercarriage
  • High productivity even on the hardest kind of soil and rock
  • Peak performance and long term reliability
  • Faster working cycle
  • Easy access to the main components of the base
  • Unmatched safety features
  • Larger diameter and greater depth

The new series of IMT drill rigs are suitable for different applications, on different strata from soft soil to hard rock. The rigs are designed for very arduous applications, thanks to the torque and high-performing winch makes them capable to reach great depths, with great diameters. Its heavy-duty undercarriage guarantees optimal stability in various conditions and configurations. 

Association with Gmmco 

IMT appointed Gmmco, a CK Birla Group company as their dealer for pan India territory in 2017. Gmmco has begun the sales of all models of IMT piling rigs as well as rendering the after sales support through their extensive branch network. IMT International SpA was founded in 1974 by Giulio Accorroni. Since then, the company has invested extensively in technology and design to develop products for different applications and to bring innovative technology to the market like sound-proof machines. IMT has a global foot print with presence in over 30 countries across the world. In 1993, IMT started assembling drill rigs on Caterpillar excavator bases. This proved to be a successful design and IMT was able to combine multiple model rigs on CAT bases. IMT holds the patent for the innovative drilling system related to highly seismic grounds, the 'multi rotary driven soil mixing pile'. The new AF series machines developed by IMT, mounted on CAT bases with tier 4 final engines are working in numerous sites across the world. 

In 2017, IMT launched their brand new range of A-series rigs with new generation engines, completely designed and developed by them. Jayaram stated, 'The association with IMT is one more leap towards Gmmco's objective of being a 'one-stop-shop' for our customers in the infrastructure sector. This addition of 'piling rig equipment' business will bring synergy to Gmmco's current line of construction and mining equipment business and customers will also get benefitted by best-in-class range of products available with Gmmco and its product support network.'

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