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Mixer-, pump-ready DC chassis brings Autocar back to concrete

An American transportation brand tracing its roots to 1899, but best known in recent decades for refuse-grade cabover trucks, has announced twin models purpose-built for ready mixed concrete and boom pump operators.

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Finfrock tags InfoSight for product identification and tracking

Industrial marking machine, barcoded metal tag and tag printer specialist InfoSight has teamed with Florida precast/prestressed concrete fixture Finfrock to advance plant and field product identification or tracking. Prior to the InfoSight package, the producer had programmed and implemented the Piece Tracker software. It required employees to make several selections through a series of drop down menus to access specific product details.

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Alternative SCM, industrial mineral blend catapults C-S-H formation

California-based construction materials specialist Surface Tech is commercializing an alternative supplementary cementitious material (ASCM) whose requisite chemical profile (silicon dioxide + aluminum oxide + iron oxide content > 75 percent) belies binder-optimizing performance potential exceeding that of leading SCM. While fly ash, GGBF slag and silica fume tend toward dosages starting at 10 percent by weight of portland cement, Juno XP has exhibited marked strength development characteristics at 2.5 percent and 5 percent when measured against portland cement controls—particularly at seven- and 28-day cylinder breaks.

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Full Circle filter press scales Wells Concrete production demands

Wells Concrete recently reached a crossroads for managing equipment wash down slurry water at its Albany, Minn., headquarters and flagship precast/prestressed operation. An existing filter press was no longer keeping up with demand, and operated in a separate building a few hundred yards from the main washout location.

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Link Semi-Active Cab Suspension elevates driver comfort

The newest and most advanced version of the Link Mfg. Cabmate cab suspension, widely specified in on/off- and on-highway Class 8 trucks, features Road-Optimized Innovations (ROI) technology, imparting what product engineers call a new level of ride quality by responding to road and weather conditions.

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