Colorado Public Works Journal, Winter 2023

6┃ Colorado Public Works Journal Works News E q u i p m e n t Aquajet Delivers 100th Aqua Cutter in North America MONROE, Wash. (Jan. 12, 2023) — Aquajet, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative Hydrodemolition technology, announces the delivery of its 100th Aqua Cutter in North America. The milestone marks the growing demand of the Hydrodemolition method in applications ranging from road and bridge repairs to dam and parking garage rehabilitation. In recognition of the evolution of Hydrodemolition in the North American market, Aquajet will showcase a special edition Aqua Cutter 750V at World of Concrete 2023, Jan. 17-19, in Las Vegas at Booth C4119. “We attended our first World of Concrete in 1989 as a young company with innovative new technology that offered a faster way to remove large amounts of concrete,” said Roger Simonsson, Aquajet managing director. “Over time, the use of the Hydrodemolition method has become more widespread and customers, including many from North America, have offered feedback to help the technology advance. It’s gratifying to see how the Hydrodemolition industry has taken off in North America and around the world.” The special edition Aqua Cutter 750V features a commemorative design. Rather than a red hood, the unit is black with red and white lettering. The design includes an outline of North America and is clearly marked as the 100th unit. Along with growing demand, Hydrodemolition equipment has evolved over the last 30plus years. Aquajet’s first robot was built on the base of a small drilling rig and featured snowmobile tracks cut into two narrower tracks. At that time, the technology only worked Komatsu at CONEXPO 2023—Creating value together horizontally. Today’s Aqua Cutter robots are highly sophisticated, with the ability to cut shapes, to remove material at different depths in the same pass and to reach horizontally, vertically, overhead, over bridge rails and more. Aquajet’s newest innovation, launched in 2022, is the Aqua Cutter 750V with patented infinity oscillation. The lance moves the water in an infinity, or Figure 8, pattern that removes more concrete in a single pass than previous models while significantly reducing the pipe hole effect. For CONEXPO 2023, Komatsu will be in booth W42044 and the theme for the show will be “Creating value together.” With the right products, latest technologies, actionable data and dealer support, Komatsu helps our customers create value to help achieve their visions for productivity, efficiency, sustainability and safety. The Komatsu booth will feature equipment, technology and service solutions that address: • Construction • Energy/utility • Forestry • Quarry • Smart Construction/Smart Quarry • Sustainability and electrification • Waste To showcase tools that support operation optimization, the Komatsu booth will address: • A sustainability/electrification roadmap • Technology implementation • Workforce optimization Working together with our customers, our booth will demonstrate how Komatsu’s machines and solutions can help our customers: • Optimize fleet capabilities • Extend the life/improve the value of machines • Operate with safety as a priority and reduce employee downtime • Leverage the latest technology to improve efficiencies and productivity • Conserve resources and reduce fuel consumption • Upskill and retain employees and use them in the most productive ways through leveraging the right training and latest technologies On the show floor, we’ll be featuring our latest electric offerings alongside brand-new and recently introduced machines. A sampling of Komatsu machines that will be on the floor: • PC210E (with Smart Construction Retrofit) electric excavator • PC900LC (with Smart Construction Retrofit) excavator • HB365LC-3 (with Smart Construction Retrofit) hybrid excavator • D71PXi-24 intelligent dozer • HD465-8 mechanical haul truck • PC230F-11 processor • PC360iLC-11 intelligent excavator • WA600-8 wheel loader