German manufacturer of construction equipment KVM is aiming at establishing its presence in the region's block-making machines market with its new 105/125-DF.

The machine, which was launched by the company at last year’s Big 5 show, is well poised to take on the challenges of Dubai’s fast-paced market for its ability to offer faster production times, says a spokesman.
“The new-generation machine, part of a new development from the KVM Group for the production of concrete paving stones and paving slabs – has a cycle time of less than 10 seconds,” explains marketing co-ordinator Lise Grau-Hansen.
The KVM 105/125 was designed with provision for flexible integration, in order to replace older machines of different make. This includes moulds for different machine types.
Providing unparalleled productivity, KVM 105/125 is the fastest of its type to date, he claims.The pallet size of the machine is now 1,100 mm by 1,400 mm, which usually provides space for 48 paving stones per drop. The machine also features options allowing easy product change with a run-in period of less than 15 minutes. All in all, it provides customers increased capacity and greater flexibility in the manufacture of paving block products, he says.
The new machine, which has been designed using the latest 3-D CAD equipment is 40 per cent heavier, sturdier than ever, has fewer welded joints, a substantially lower centre of gravity and a more stable construction, enabling it to withstand even the toughest loads at maximum output speed, he adds.
New features include an optimised hydraulic system with special filtering of the hydraulic oil. This ensures a level of cleanness that fully matches the standards used by the aircraft industry, renowned for demanding exceptionally high levels of operational safety and durability in its hydraulic systems, says Grau-Hansen.
The control system is of the latest kind using the proven Windows user interface and the fast and reliable CLX-controller.
The remote controllable control system features on-line help, and integrated manuals as standard fitments. All maintenance and service operations take place on a fixed schedule of daily procedures at the customer’s plant, with an ongoing service agreement that includes control inspections by KVM technicians and a 24-hour hot-line service. “Reliable operation is thus given top priority,” he says.
“All training of operators takes place at the new KVM training centre, which provides specially planned courses for customers from all over the world, and is responsible for the training of more than 300 operators and technicians every year,” he adds.
The KVM Group claims to be the largest supplier of paving stone production plants and other related products in Northern Europe. The group, which has a workforce of more than 260 employees, is represented by subsidiaries and agents in 21 countries and serves the building and construction industry in three continents.
KVM is a supplier of advanced equipment designed to increase customer product quality and productivity and has over 40 years of experience, and a tradition for always taking both the users and the environment into consideration, he concludes.