BAUMA 2022 (Munich, Germany), the biggest event in the industry, was held last month and ended on October 30s. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, WEITAI couldn’t make it there. However, we’ve been closely following the news and updates and prepared a list of highlights of the event.

Despite the current global situation, more than 495,000 visitors attended BAUMA this year. As the trade fair managing director, Rummel said, "Personal contact cannot be digitized."


One of the most difficult challenges the construction industry has been facing recently is the task of lowering the CO₂ emissions during the cement production process. As one of the potential solutions to this problem, polysius pure oxyfuel technology was introduced. The polysius pure oxyfuel process is a new type of clinker production process in which the otherwise normal ambient air is replaced by pure oxygen in the kiln combustion process. Compared with conventional plants, this novel process aims to concentrate, capture and reuse almost 100% of the CO₂ produced in a cost-effective manner.


Additive manufacturing or 3D concrete printing drew the attention of industry specialists and visitors. As Frank Will from the Technical University of Drezden said, the 3D printing process is capable of using even coarse materials and would significantly reduce work hours. The visitors could see the prototype of the 3D printer, which was based on a truck-mounted concrete pump.


Following up on the decarbonization initiative, the specialists say that automation is clearing the way to net-zero quarries and is enhancing the appeal of the business model. The smaller e-vehicles were more cost-efficient, produced less dust and noise and generated dramatically lower CO₂ emissions. They could also use narrower roads in quarries. However, the opportunities for autonomous and carbon-neutral solutions are still limited today. which makes it a challenging goal for the industry players.


The goal of the mining companies must be to create a culture in which employees can also be part of the development journey. Recently part of the MiC 4.0 working groups succeeded in developing an open, manufacturer-independent data interface that can be used to map all relevant use cases for communication between accessory equipment and construction machinery. The MiC 4.0 BUS simplifies controlling excavator equipment such as buckets, claws and hammers. Additional operating components and displays that are commonly used today are no longer required. The new data interface makes it possible to even use complex tools and equipment through “plug-and-work” — that is, without complicated conversions.


The industry specialists confirmed their commitment to the zero-emission goal and formulated 4 pillars.

№1 Optimized components can improve machinery efficiency.

№2 Specially trained employees and autonomous solutions can help increase work efficiency.

№3 Process efficiency can also be improved by selecting the best machine or machine combination.

№4 Alternative sources of energy can be used.

Going back to the digitalization trend, Charles Bénard from Hiboo said that we cannot optimize anything if we are unable to measure our current carbon emissions. These measurements require construction companies to collect and interpret a number of data from sources that range from machinery manufacturers or telematics. He also mentioned that the current energy crisis has given a further boost to the customers’ interest in consumption data in particular.

Once again, BAUMA proved itself to be the most reputable and professional event in the industry. WEITAI is looking forward to participating in the next one in 2025.

Alisa Sergienko

WEITAI Marketing Department

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