Japan Used Machinery

Japan Used Machinery

Japan Used Machinery

 

Heavy equipment refers to heavy-duty machinery, specially designed for executing construction tasks, most frequently ones involving earthwork operations. The heavy-duty machinery is also known as heavy machinery, heavy trucks, construction equipment, engineering equipment, heavy vehicles, or heavy hydraulics. They usually comprise five equipment systems such as implement, traction, structure, power train, control, and information. Heavy equipment functions through the mechanical advantage of a simple machine, the ratio between the input force applied and force exerted is multiplied. Some equipment/machinery uses hydraulic drives as a primary source of motion. Some famous types of machinery include grader, excavator, backhoe, timber, loader, and paving.
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History of Japan Machinery

 

History of Japan Machinery
In 1940:- The history of construction machinery began in Japan before World War II. For the reconstruction of the country after the war, the mechanization of construction work was promoted for the sake of national land reclamation, such as in power source developments, forestry conservation, and flood control projects.

In 1948:- The Ministry of Construction secured a budget for the construction machinery/equipment, maintenance began on the full-scale industrial development of construction machinery. The domestic production was promoted, which gradually began to suit the land of Japan.

In 1950:- Japan entered a rapid economic growth and it increased public works by putting the priority on improving the living standard of the people and industrial infrastructure. Construction machinery contributed to the social capital improvement, including the transportation system such as roads, harbors, railways, etc., forestry conservation and flood control e.g. dams, erosion control, etc.

In 1960:- The Japanese economy continued to grow rapidly and to make people's living standards richer. The construction machinery began to play an active role in the immediate circle to provide an affluent living environment. There was active development of small construction machinery such as mini excavator, so as to operate in cramped urban spaces, such as the compact excavator.

In 1970:- New construction machinery was developed to create a better urban environment. Special-purpose attachments for the demolition of old buildings due to redevelopment, and drilling equipment to fit sewer pipes without digging up the road. The introduction of industrial robots had a huge impact in terms of energy saving and high productivity. Various kinds of electronics technology began to be introduced into construction machineries such as computer-controlled engines and hydraulic systems.

In 1990:- The construction machinery underwent intense changes. There was a demand for larger construction machinery in order to improve work efficiency, while there was a growing need for construction machinery with a small turning radius to enable it to work in constricted, built-up residential areas. The construction machinery was developed that was safer and easy for anyone to operate. There was also increased demand for fully-automated equipment that could be operated remotely even in dangerous disaster sites. The development of mobile crushers to process construction waste and industrial waste on-site.

In 2000:- IT (Information Technology) evolution also gave an impact on construction machinery, with the appearance of machinery equipped with communication functions. The use of communication functions made it possible to monitor and manage the operation of machinery from a long distance. The tendency of building high-rises, largeness, and strength of concrete foundations, made demolition work more complicated and demands for large, high-capacity construction machinery increased to cope with these issues.

It was essential to address environmental problems, construction machinery also began to be subject to emission standards under the Off-Road Vehicles Law, and construction machinery equipped with clean engines was developed. In addition, hybrid-type construction machinery made an appearance for the first time, in response to the demand for the reduction of CO2 emissions and energy conservation.

In 2010 (Present):- In Japan, a severe labor shortage is expected due to the fall in the number of skilled construction workers and the aging of the workforce, and from the perspective of the prevention of industrial accidents there is a growing demand for construction machinery with higher levels of safety and operability. This being the case, progress is being made in the development of construction machinery equipped with ICT (Information & Communications Technology) to handle technology to operate unmanned construction machinery.

 

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