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Forney programs machine ‘awareness’ of test specimens

Upgrades continue for ForneyVault technology, a cloud-based system that helps construction materials testing laboratories provide trustworthy test results thanks to auditable, unalterable records management capability. The system improves lab productivity, affords end users data with a high level of confidence, and backstops a lab’s proof of accurate, timely procedures. Among the latest system enhancements:

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GivenHansco platform raises logistics management, customer service

GivenHansco’s new truck-focused, tablet-based GPS suite, Keystone Online On-Delivery, offers what programmers note is a new realm of streamlined customer service control and logistics management possibilities for ready mixed producers. Designed in-house as an extension of the advanced Keystone Online family of products, the integrated platform features a dispatch dashboard affording real-time view of current day orders and details, including amounts ordered and delivered by plants.

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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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Elematic focuses like a laser on hollow core opening and cut efficiency

Engineered with an eye to accuracy, speed and cost savings in precast concrete hollow core production, the new automatic Elematic E9 plotter features a practical touch screen for fast, accurate marking of slab openings, reservations and other cuts. The equipment marks cutting lines, rectangles and circles; identification texts and codes on the slab surface; and, places for dividers or fittings on an empty bed surface.

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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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