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The Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems Laboratory (LABSON UPC) and Nextrencher have worked together to develop new suction equipment for trenchers.

One of the innovations incorporated into the new machine is a high-performance suction system to leave trenches completely free of waste (stones and earth). This reduces execution costs and improves the quality of the finish.

LABSON UPC collaborated in the project at various levels: in an analysis of the state-of-the-art of existing suction system technologies, in the proposal and validation of the best technical solution, in the conceptual design of the equipment, and in implementation and final verification after construction.

NEXTRENCHER, a brand of the CALAF group, is the result of 53 years of experience as a public works and services construction company, and over 37 years working in the design and manufacture of its own trenching machines.

The project was partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), within the Operational Programme Smart Growth 2014-2020.

More information:
Jordi Martín

Senior Industrial Liaison Officer
Phone: 93.4054690
Email: info.cit@upc.edu