What Are the Recommendations of Smart Equipment for Environment Solutions?

In recent years, the global focus on environmental sustainability has led to a growing demand for innovative solutions in various sectors. Manitou, a leading provider of material handling and lifting equipment, has stepped up to the challenge by introducing a range of smart equipment designed to address environmental concerns. This article explores Manitou’s range of products, including telehandlers, industrial forklifts, and aerial work platforms, and recommends their applications in key environmental business sectors.

Waste Management

Every day you need to transport and handle, on industrial floors and off-road, in confined spaces, in dusty or dangerous environments; large volumes of waste. Your bulky or packaged materials with densities from 300 to 1800 kg/m³, bulk or packaged, are varied. Your sustained pace requires a secure handling solution with optimum comfort for your operators and total control over your working environment. Manitou offers a comprehensive range of telehandlers and attachments tailored for efficient waste management across various materials. From loading and handling paper, glass, and industrial waste to recycling plastic, tires, and wood, you can choose, within our range, the machine that best suits your business: masted forklift trucks from 1.5 to 7 t, telehandlers from small to large capacity 2.5 to 22.5 t, such as MLT-X, MHT-X, MRT-X and their specialized attachments and options: buckets, clamps, grapples, rotators, onboard weighing…, cater to diverse waste processing needs. The equipment is designed for tasks like shredding, handling hazardous waste, baling, landfill operations, and even the demolition of buildings. Occupancy sensors placed in the seat, pressurized cabins, safety stability devices, rearview cameras, recognition of attachments… so many options and standard features that ensure productivity, safety, and reliability in waste handling and recycling operations.

Water treatment

During the construction and maintenance of your infrastructure, tasks involve working at various heights, handling materials, storage, and disposal. Minimizing downtime is crucial, and daily cleaning of facilities is a necessity. Our multipurpose telehandlers can enhance versatility with specific attachments like platforms, jibs, sweepers, and pickers, ensuring quick and easy setup to streamline your operations.

• For storage, transportation of parts, and water treatment plant maintenance, consider Manitou MT-X/MRT-X or electric industrial forklifts.

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• When upgrading pipelines, use MT-X 625/MHT-X/MRT-X telehandlers or MSI/MI forklifts with a free lift mast for handling pipes on pallets or very long pipes, along with storage tanks. MSI or MT-X rough terrain machines facilitate material handling, and a side shift carriage ensures precise placement.

• Dealing with high-density silt from wastewater treatment plants in restricted areas requires machinery with tight turning circles. Choose Manitou MLT-X equipped with gripped tires and a reinforced bucket CBR to lift and place loads without sliding. For confined spaces, opt for a compact loader.

Renewable energy

Professionals in renewable energy demand robust equipment for the diverse tasks involved in constructing and maintaining infrastructure, such as solar power plants, wind farms, geothermal plants, and hydroelectric plants. Tasks in biogas and biomass, such as loading and filling shredders, hoppers, and articulated lorries, are intensive and repetitive, necessitating precision and reliability for loading and unloading bulk products. From initial construction to everyday maintenance and solar installation cleaning, managing intervention heights, and handling bulky loads are daily challenges.

• Biogas, often associated with agricultural activities, requires handling various waste inputs like maize silage, bio waste, manure, or green waste. Manitou offers reliable and versatile MLT-X telehandlers with a range of attachments, including an onboard high-pressure cleaner, handling jib, and forks, optimizing operations such as loading silos and feeding hoppers.

• Biomass, sourced from fuelwood, pellets, and straw, represents developing energy alternatives. Manitou MLT, equipped with a spark arrestor for safe operation, includes options like return piping to the hydraulic oil tank, enabling the use of attachments like high-pressure cleaners and collector sweeper brushes for loading, storing, and feeding biomass boilers.

• Solar energy applications, including fixing or cleaning panels and setting up solar power plant infrastructure, require aerial work platforms (AWP) ranging from 8m to 28m of working height and MT/MRTs with platform attachments. To enhance platform operations, features like electrical connections, water intake, and compressed air can be added. For installing heavy structural paneling, opt for MHT-X with specific attachments tailored to your needs.

Cleaning

Day-to-day cleaning operations, such as window cleaning, bridge inspection, cleaning production sites, and landscape maintenance, are streamlined with aerial work platforms and rotating telehandlers. These machines, equipped with remote controls and high-pressure cleaners or 3D systems in negative mode for operations under bridges, along with collector sweeper brush attachments, make cleaning tasks more efficient.

Industrial Maintenance

Avoiding production downtime is a main priority. You need a quick response. Thanks to aerial work platforms and rotating telehandlers, you will reduce response time and maintain productivity.

By delving into the specific features and applications of each product, businesses can make informed decisions to enhance their environmental sustainability efforts. Manitou’s commitment to innovation and eco-friendly solutions positions its equipment as a valuable asset in the pursuit of a greener future. Contact our team at Mayon Machinery for advice on the machines best suited to your business needs for environment solutions across waste management, water treatment, renewable energy, cleaning, and industrial maintenance.

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During The Construction of The SMC Cement Batching Plant in Calatagan, Batangas: A 500T Terex-Demag CC2500-1 Crawler Crane in Operation

The Mayon Machinery (“MMRI”) team together with MOF (“MOF Company Subic, Inc.”) has recently completed another project at the site of the SMC cement batching plant by successfully transferring heavy kiln shells from the barge using 500T TEREX-DEMAG CC2500-1 crawler crane.

Project Overview

San Miguel Corporation (“SMC”) is one of the largest and most diversified conglomerates in the Philippines, originally founded in 1890. Its cement business has been conducted through its subsidiaries for over 50 years and has a total nominal annual production capacity of approximately 17.5 million MTPY of finished cement. To reduce dependence on imports and avoid delays in the delivery of critical infrastructure projects in the region, SMC has started construction of one of its cement batching plants in Calatagan, Batangas.

In preparation for the lifting of the heavy kiln shells, our team has been coordinating with the MOF from the planning stage through to the practical process.

The MMC REBECAH barge cannot position itself as shown in the lifting plan, so MOF instructed the team with the new plan and positioned the barge alongside the jetty receiving platform.

Placing steel mats for the superlift tray in preparation for lifting the heavy kiln shells with a working radius of 24.5 meters, after which the barge will move forward to approach the next item to be lifted.

Locating the crane on the jetty required a high degree of precision. The positional constraints relating to the special steel mats combined with the lift capacity requirements, led the team to select a 500T TEREX-DEMAG CC2500-1 crawler crane to perform heavy lifting duties.

The Terex-​Demag CC 2500-1 Crawler Crane has a 500T lifting capacity with a maximum boom length of 84 m and a derrick length of up to 139 m. This crane has an exceptional boom system optimized for high lifting and superlift operation. Its counterweight, superstructure, and superlift tray all add up to a total weight of 375 tons.

Outcome

MMRI met all of the challenges the clients faced and at a fraction of the cost of larger alternatives. Our fleet of rental cranes, the largest in the Philippines and Asia region, is designed to be versatile and adaptable to different sectors, in particular the loading of heavy items from barge to jetty without the aid of a barge crane. Contact us today for your heavy-lifting crane service including transport, lift, and installation with our most experienced operators, thus ensuring the utmost safety and efficiency throughout the project.

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Silent and Vibration-Free Installation at First Philippines Industrial Park (FPIP)

We have recently completed a fantastic installation of sheet pile walls at the site of CCT Constructors Corporation (CCT) – a general contractor for Brother Industries Philippines, Inc. Factory Building Expansion.

The construction consisted of using an F111 Silent Piler, capable of handling 400mm wide sheet piles, to install U-shaped sheet piles (17–27 m long) to form retaining walls in the construction of a new factory building.

The Press-In Method for sheet piling installation was specified in the project plans due to the adjacent proximity to the existing factory.

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Giken F111 pushed the piles with silent and vibration-free while maintaining tight tolerances and speed of construction.

If you have been impacted by natural disasters, your current sea wall is under-engineered, or you are looking for structural repairs to your retaining wall, just give us a call. We specialize in Seawalls, Lake Walls, Flood Defence Walls, Retaining Walls, and much more using top-of-the-range equipment such as the Giken Silent Piler. If you are a contractor looking to rent a Giken Silent Piler like CCT, we can help. As an official Giken dealer, we also offer new Silent Pilers and repair services. You can trust Mayon Machinery as your empirical equipment subcontractor throughout the Philippines from the very early stages of each project.

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Integrated Lifting Solutions For Philippines’ Energy Industry

Power is a fundamental necessity for utility companies and power producers. With the ever-growing energy demand, repairing damage to the distribution grid is a fact of life for most electric utility companies, while new manufacturing facilities are also being constructed. In the Philippines, a nation prone to natural disasters like typhoons, earthquakes, and lightning strikes, these challenges are particularly pronounced, often leaving consumers without power for days or even weeks. Typhoons can cause serious harm to power infrastructure by knocking down utility poles and damaging transmission wires, leading to prolonged power outages across entire regions. With the Philippines situated in a seismically active region, earthquakes can also disrupt the energy supply by causing structural damage to infrastructure. Lightning strikes are another constant threat to power distribution systems, often resulting in equipment failures and power outages. Therefore, ensuring the reliability of power infrastructure under these circumstances is of the utmost importance. From construction to maintenance, we’re ready with the broadest and most versatile fleet of rental equipment and lifting solutions available for the Philippines’ energy industry.

Specific Examples of Integrated Lifting Solutions
  • Typhoon Resilience: The Philippines is no stranger to devastating typhoons. Integrated lifting solutions have played a crucial role in the energy industry’s ability to swiftly respond to typhoon-related damage. For instance, after Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which caused extensive power line damage, aerial lifts were used to access and repair electrical poles efficiently. This rapid response helped restore power to affected communities faster than traditional methods.
  • Solar Panel Installations: With the growing interest in renewable energy, the Philippines’ energy industry is increasingly turning to solar power. Installing solar panels on rooftops or in remote areas requires specialized equipment like scissor lifts, telehandlers, or a special solar pile driver. These lifting solutions simplify the installation process and improve efficiency.
BIBI 870 BL and Solar Pile Driver are used for solar panel installations
  • Smart Grid Expansion: As the demand for energy management grows, the integration of smart grids is becoming essential. Aerial lifts have been instrumental in installing smart grid components like sensors and meters on utility poles, ensuring a more reliable power distribution system.
Teupen Spider Lift is used for installing smart grid components on utility poles
  • Installing transmission wires and pylon erection: The wires and pylons themselves can be very heavy, so they often require special equipment to lift them into place. On such a project, a crane or a telehandler can make the job much easier. Heavy materials can easily be moved around the installation site and repairs are much quicker and more effective. Many of our customers use a rotating telehandler instead of a crane, partly because of their compact size and increased versatility with a hundred attachments compatible in just a single machine for multifunctional use in confined spaces where cranes cannot be used. Unlike cranes, rotating telehandlers feature 360° rotation, offering height and slew restriction and automatic attachment recognition. Additionally, they also include an onboard self-diagnostic computer and remote control operation. 
Enhancing Safety and Productivity with Aerial Lifts vs. Traditional Ways Such As Climbing or Scaffolding

Aerial lifts, including boom lifts, crawler lifts, and truck-mounted lifts, provide an enhanced level of safety and productivity compared to traditional ways such as climbing or scaffolding while ensuring workers have access to all the tools they need. These lifts offer a safe working platform, especially crucial for tasks involving power lines. By eliminating the need for constant ladder climbing, aerial lifts significantly mitigate fall risks. Consequently, aerial lifts prove invaluable for expediting substation maintenance operations.

Benefits of Aerial Lifts:

  • Seamless Access Over Fences and Along Cable Lines
  • Immediate Deployment with No Setup or Tear Down Required
  • Exceptional Performance on Uneven Ground
  Scaffolding Aerial Lifts (15 to 23m high)
(For 400 kV substation – 750 kV substation)
UNEVEN GROUND AT SITE Safety risk
Scaffolds could not be balanced safely
Safe with oscillating axle, tracked tires, or stabilizer system
Safely lifts workers, while keeping ground stability
PRODUCTIVITY Laborious
Scaffolds have to be brought into the compound and set up
Convenient with up-and-over boom
Can perform tasks from outside the compound
SPEED Slow
Requires set up, dismantling, climbing
Fast
< 1 Minute to reach full height
What Aerial Lift Users Should Be Aware Of

A good rule of thumb is to always treat power lines, wires, and other conductors as if they were energized, even if they are down or appear to be insulated. If you can’t avoid power lines completely, stay at least 3 meters away to avoid possible accidents. You should also avoid placing aerial lifts between power lines and other overhead hazards if possible.

Conclusion

When you assess the expense of purchasing the type of construction equipment used in the Philippines’ energy industry, renting is favorable due to the extremely high costs associated with owning the equipment, especially since it is often used for a short amount of time or a single task. Rely on Mayon Machinery to help you complete certain tasks, ensuring a more resilient and efficient power supply system throughout the Philippines.

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Highly Resilient Retaining Wall Utilizing Giken’s Implant Landslide Prevention Method

The Philippines is exposed to a high risk of severe and frequent natural hazards due to its geographical location in Southeast Asia. Typhoons, heavy rains, earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and fires are among the natural hazards that affect the country. The Philippine government’s Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) reports that the country ranks fourth among Indonesia, India, and China in terms of landslide risk, with up to 80% of its total land area susceptible to landslides. Today, Mayon Machinery (“MMRI”) is pleased to introduce a solution to minimize the damage by taking immediate action with implant restraining walls over all phases of landslide prevention from mitigation to recovery. The Implant Wall, constructed using the “Press-in Method” invented by Giken in 1975, acts as a restraining wall of the “Guard Method” or “Rescue Method”. These methods are designed to carry out protective work before and after the occurrence of unpredictable natural disasters.

What’s Press-in Method?

The Press-in Method is one of the pile jacking methods that use a static jacking force to install piles into the ground. Its environmental impact of noise and vibration is smaller than those of conventional piling methods using drop hammers or vibratory hammers.

One of the characteristics of the Press-in Method that provides an essential difference from the other pile jacking methods is that a reaction force is secured from the previously installed piles.

Therefore, the space for piling and the cost of temporary works can be significantly reduced.

Exposition of the Solution “Implant Landslide Prevention Method”

The combination of the Implant Deterrence Piles and Implant Retaining Walls will prevent landslides caused by massive earthquakes and torrential downpours. Large preventive piles, with a maximum diameter of 2500mm, are embedded into the stable ground to hold soils and allow excessive groundwater to flow down through the pile gap. The Implant Retaining Walls act as a mass gravity structure providing stability to slopes against debris fall. Retaining walls can be over 9 meters high and support slopes by resisting lateral movement and pressure. They are pressed-in from the top of pile walls without disturbing daily life and the surrounding environment.

Methodology To Be Adopted in the Philippines

To build a strong continuous wall, called Implant Wall, in a hazardous location where there is a possibility and/or occurrence of landslides due to torrential rain, etc., the GRB system is used to significantly shorten the construction speed and reduce damage to people and property. It minimizes the working area to just the contact surface of the piles on the ground and eliminates the need for a temporary platform, even on slopes, uneven ground, and over water. If the situation changes after restoration, the wall can be removed for other purposes or moved to another location.

“Implant Wall” as a Measure for Landslides

However, the GRB system is also used in auto to press-in a PC (Precast concrete) wall structure, etc., that is resistant to high temperatures, high-pressure steam, and volcanic gas, causing a pyroclastic flow down the mountainside when a volcanic eruption occurs.

“Rescue Method” for emergency building of fireproof retaining wall
What’s GRB system?

The “GRB™ System”, which allows all machines to self-move on top of the installed piles, enables construction work to be carried out even in disaster-affected areas, slopes, and narrow sites (Fig. 1). As the influenced area of work is limited to the width of the machines, the work can be carried out without disturbing the traffic flow around the construction site.

Fig. 1 Image of Implant Method and GRB System

Although landslides usually occur without warning, it is important to understand this natural hazard and create a comprehensive landslide risk mitigation framework. Utilizing Giken’s Implant Landslide Prevention Method ensures the sustainability and expansion of landslide risk reduction. The method is proven to be so efficient and applied to over 36 countries worldwide. For more information on how to prevent damage from landslides to recovery after occur, please contact us today or enquire about sheet piling rental or sales throughout the Philippines.

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