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Closing the gap: How technology can advance precast production?

It’s no secret that technological innovations have completely transformed entire industries in recent years, dramatically improving efficiency and productivity. However, one industry still hasn’t fully optimized technology to make the most of these benefits.

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Redi-Rock optimizes block design for taller, tighter footprint walls

The Redi-Rock retaining wall system is moving up with the release of XL Hollow-Core blocks, designed at 36 in. high—twice standard units’ height—in 52-, 72- or 96-in. widths. “This is the most significant innovation we’ve made to the system since the release of the Positive Connection blocks in 2011,” says Redi-Rock International President Jacob Manthei.

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Next generation American Geothermal tanks ease operation, maintenance

Available in 5,000- to 30,000-gal. sizes, HotBatch Batchwater Tank Heaters are insulated models with integrated, high-temperature burners designed to withstand exposure in harsh ready mixed or manufactured-concrete plant environments with minimal maintenance. The tanks intuitively maintain positive features of the industry’s previous offerings while addressing their shortcomings, especially those involving maintenance requirements and insulation integrity. Among key HotBatch Batchwater Tank Heater benefits and features, product engineers note:

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GivenHansco maximizes production cycle control in latest online suite

Keystone Online Operations is the newest extension of GivenHansco’s advanced Keystone Online product family with which plant managers, sales teams, and owners can look at orders in ‘real-time’ to see where trucks stand. Retrieving load/batch information supports intelligent business decisions that can decrease operational costs and increase fleet efficiency.

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