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Total Success At Conexpo 2005

Various photos of friends at the APE/J&M booth at Conexpo tell the story of APE/J&M’s success around the world. Thanks again for visiting APE/J&M.

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APE AND SHANGHAI ENGINEERING MACHINE WORKS (SEMW) WIN BATTLE OVER STOLEN DRAWINGS THAT CREATED COPY-CAT DIESEL HAMMERS. TWO PEOPLE JAILED FOR 18 MONTHS. APE NOW FREE TO LAUNCH ATTACK IN USA.

APE, Shanghai Engineering Machine Works (SEMW) and the Chinese FBI have successfully stopped a Chinese group from making imitations of the APE/Delmag hammers in China. The Chinese FBI raided the offices and homes of the suspected thieves, recovering copies of original Delmag drawings licensed by Delmag to SEMW.

APE’s action in the USA was delayed until the verdict was reached, which up until now, prevented the release of important documents.

APE will protect its rights. APE is the only company selling Chinese made diesel hammers made from original Delmag drawings. Shanghai Engineering Machine Works (SEMW), an ISO-9002 rated company and manufacturer of diesel hammers since 1962, purchased the technology and formed a six-year know-how agreement with Delmag Germany in 1984. Delmag filed for Bankruptcy and APE took over in China in 1997. To see a copy of this original agreement in PDF format please click here.

The USA has strong trade laws that forbid the importation of equipment made from stolen technology and it is clear that APE will not stand by without taking legal action. We must protect the rights of APE and the rights of all that have invested in real APE diesel hammers.

Please read “SEMW Agreement” which is the original agreement between Delmag Germany and SEMW. Then read “The Verdict” which covers in detail the result of APE/SEMW’s victory in court in China. For more information about the truth about APE diesel hammers please feel free to call Jack Xu at 604 619-0268 or any APE branch. For more details about the upcoming unfair trade action please contact John White at 206 498-9400. Anyone purchasing a diesel hammer should be aware that buying equipment made from stolen technology is not legal.

Please take a very close look at these photos attached to this writing. Please note that only APE/SEMW diesel hammers can say the word “Delmag” on the side of the diesel hammer. No other diesel hammer made in China can use the name “Delmag”. SEMW sells Delmag hammers in China made from original Delmag drawings. APE diesels are made from the same original Delmag drawings but are sold in the USA with the APE logo.

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APE Announces Expansion At ConExpo

APE is putting the finishing touches on its new facility in New Jersey. In addition, APE announced the opening of new distributors in the Middle East, Russia and Thailand for its J&M product line.

APE displayed its newest diesel hammer, the D180 with the largest ductile iron ram in the world. This new hammer is already working on many jobs in China and is about to go on a major job in the USA driving 54 inch diameter concrete piles.

APE also introduced the first variable moment vibro with a multi-stage suppressor housing and the new Robovibe machine that converts an excavator to a pile driving machine.

Thanks to all that visited the APE/J&M Conexpo booth. Click on the photos to see an enlarged version of our new products displayed at Conexpo.

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APE THANKS EVERYONE FOR VISITING CONEXPO

Thanks to all the people that visited us at Conexpo.

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APE Helicopter Caisson Template Flies Again!

APE, Erickson Air Crane, and Overland Contracting of Baltimore, MD are working together on Conectiv Power’s Red Lion to Dover Delaware 230kV transmission line. Due to the marshy site conditions, conventional cranes are not an option. All equipment must be flown in via Erickson’s helicopter.

First, large wooden mats are flown in. Then comes the APE Helicopter Caisson Template, which houses an APE 350 Power Unit. Next comes the APE 150T Vibro with a caisson beam and 2 clamps. The caissons measure 48″ in diameter by 37.5′ long and are 12-sided. The caisson is already clamped to the vibro using an auxilliary power unit in a yard close by, and is then rigged to the vibro as a precaution. As the chopper hovers overhead slowly lowering the pile into the template, the ground crew quickly connects the hydraulic hoses while trying not to get blown away by the huge gusts, and the pile is carefully vibrated in. As soon as the caisson is able to support its own weight and the vibro while staying plumb, the helicopter releases the vibro rigging. The caisson is then driven to elevation, while the air crane flies mats to the next site. The process is then reversed. The air crane later installs the remaining segments of the pole.

The experience of being on the ground while the air crane hovers above is remarkable. It is stressful, chaotic, and intense, but mostly exhilarating. Ultimately one finds him/herself eagerly awating the chopper’s return for the adrenaline rush from rotor wash.

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CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005 will be the world’s largest international gathering place in 2005 for the construction and construction materials industries, showcasing the latest equipment, services and technologies.

With 2,300 exhibitors covering more than 1.85 million net square feet of exhibit space, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005 will be the one source for more than 100,000 industry professionals from over 120 countries. Attendees will come to the show looking for new ideas and products, face-to-face meetings with suppliers, expert education and training, and networking.

Click here to see the CONEXPO website

Visit the APE/J&M booth: G-290A

APE/J&M products on display

Diesel Hammers: D1 D19 D180
Vibratory Drivers/Extractors: 416B 170VM 200
Power Units: 630
And our latest product: Robovib

You can also see the latest pictures of our D180 by clicking the thumbnails to the right.

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