Following the presentation of the prototype at bauma in Munich in 2019, RM Group is now launching series production of the new product philosophy in October. The RM 120X is the first crusher to be implemented in this series and is also scheduled to be exhibited at bauma China in November. An RM screen will follow next year.
“With this philosophy we are once again setting standards in user-friendliness,” says Gerald Hanisch, founder and owner of RUBBLE MASTER, enthusiastically.
As the first NEXT philosophy crusher, the RM 120X combines enhanced safety with maximum performance and flexibility. However, the company remains true its proven service and intuitive GO! operation concept, which it continues to expand. Customers from all over the world can admire the new design of the RM 120X and its innovative features at bauma China in Shanghai from 24 to 27 November. The team from the Chinese sales subsidiary Tianjin Rubble Master Technology was there to present the product philosophy and discuss the wide range of applications on the Chinese market.
Four-point product philosophy
In a nutshell, RM NEXT focusses on four points. Extended service is one of them, which includes both the standard five-year warranty – an industry first – and the annual service.
Simplicity is ensured despite the additional features, equipment options and configurations that have been developed based on customer requirements.
“Operating an RM 120X still involves only a few buttons. The built-in screen is only used to display information and has no sub-menus. We have received valuable input for this operating concept from our customers around the world, and the controls and display meet the specifications on job sites 100%,” says Hanisch.
The RM Group has always been one of the pioneers in terms of safety in the past. Gerald Hanisch’s vision has now become reality. With RM NEXT and the comprehensive operator-machine interface, the operator no longer has to enter the danger zone while operating the machine and can see light signals indicating both the status and current workload of the crusher from the excavator cab.
An additional focus was on the optimisation of material throughput. Here, the world market leader implements job-specific crushing equipment for the respective material and real-time analysis. This reduces running costs and increases turnover. Optimisation starts with the machine configuration, which is why 5 main application cases have been developed with the necessary equipment options. In addition, the performance indicator on the machine and the RM GO! SMART system immediately detect potential improvements so that they can be implemented straight away. This optimisation concept works well with both natural stone processing and recycling.
Natural stone processing on the Chinese market
In the past there were various providers on the Chinese market that focused on processing natural stone. Increasingly strict environmental regulations have been imposed in recent years, however, which is why numerous stationary crushing plants and low-price machines have been banned from the market because they do not comply with the regulations.
The demand for environmentally friendly mobile crushers is steadily increasing. Many customers in China have found their supplier for mobile crushers and screens in the Austrian brand Rubble Master. The RM fleet is not only the quietest in the industry, but also easily meets the strict environmental standards. The manufacturing process and design of RM machinery already take the reduction of emissions and noise levels into consideration. Moreover, RUBBLE MASTER introduced the diesel-electric drive concept for compact mobile crushers almost thirty years ago. Many RM products can be purely electric powered, an option that is very much in demand and often necessary, especially on inner-city construction sites.
Recycling of C&D waste as a future industry in China
The ongoing promotion of C&D waste recycling by China’s local and national authorities is making this a promising business sector. At present, the recycling rate in China is less than 10%. By comparison, it is already 90% in Europe and the USA. In Japan and South Korea the recycling rate is up to 95%. China’s C&D waste recycling industry will therefore continue to grow strongly in the future, which is why the local dealer network has continued to grow over the past two years.
Chinese subsidiary brings more dealers on board
Since the founding of Tianjin Rubble Master Technology CO., Ltd. two years ago, RM Area Sales Manager Sheng Shi and her team as well as the network of sales and service partners throughout China have focused on customers in the recycling and natural stone sector. More dealership contracts were signed this year. There are now 13 local sales and service partners that look after customers in twelve provinces. All of the dealership partners are leading companies in the construction industry with highly professional teams that are happy to share their expertise with RM customers in China and provide them with first-class service support.
“When we started developing RM NEXT, we always had our entire product range in mind. In future, an important role will be played by networking different products in operation at the same job site. However, we can only make this happen if all the products work according to the same philosophy,” explains Hanisch.
That is why intensive work is currently underway to network RM machines that work together. This will mean that the throughput of the screen can be adjusted in future to match the utilisation of the crusher. Machines downstream from the crusher can also stop automatically if the crusher is currently not processing any material. These optimisations are designed to increase efficiency and save running costs.
About RUBBLE MASTER HMH GmbH
Gerald Hanisch founded RUBBLE MASTER in 1991 at a time when others were tentatively beginning to think about recycling construction and demolition waste. The visionary Hanisch successfully developed an innovative machine more than 25 years ago.
In 1992 RUBBLE MASTER presented the first crusher for the recycling of materials left over from the production of bricks and asphalt or concrete debris. The aggregate obtained this way is used for road construction or as decorative gravel, for example. The breakthrough came for the global market leader in 1997. With exports accounting for over 95 % of business, RM is currently represented by 80 sales partners in around 110 countries in all continents of the world. Besides the core markets of Central Europe and North America the company also has satisfied customers in Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Africa and South America.
Source: Rubble Master