Mix and Washout Recycling Equipment

Concrete plant/yard space limitations, tightening storm and process water management rules, escalating waste-concrete hauling and disposal costs, and sustainability-driven water recycling measures are prompting more producers to invest in mix reclaiming and slurry filter press equipment. Concrete Products visits key players in both categories.

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Complete Load Solutions finishes critical electronic communications link

Losses from operational miscues, a general lack of ready mixed concrete dispatch and batch process efficiency, and significant task redundancies triggered a software programming and Internet of Things technology project leading to the late-2019 launch of Complete Load Solutions, LLC. By fully realizing communications links between dispatch software, batch software, and mixer trucks, the Chicago-based firm aims to eliminate load-out errors, while maximizing plant production.

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Small wheel loader series

Manufacturer recently introduced its largest articulated wheel loader, the WL95, and has additional models planned for later this year. The machine’s variable hydrostatic transmission provides traction and high travel speeds (12.4 mph). With a standard 2-yd. bucket and straight bucket tipping load up to 14,394 lbs., the WL95 is capable of quick material movement. Its compact design enables a tight turning radius and generous steering angle, while the articulated joint and a pendulum axle at the rear ensures optimum maneuverability and traction. A return-to-dig function, ride control and reversing fan as standard ensure optimum productivity.

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Programmer premiers first VR simulator for lift planning

The 3D Lift Vision simulator enables users to execute in virtual reality mode a lift plan for precast or other structural member. “Each simulation is as unique as the lift plan that it is based on,” says A1A Software President Tawnia Weiss. “There is no better way to visualize the outcome of a lift than to allow the crane operator and other team members to simulate it in a virtual environment. 3D Lift Vision extends the ability of 3D Lift Plan to be used as a communication and risk mitigation tool.”

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Precast-grade hatches

Company has launched an aluminum product line to support the national precast market. Effective immediately, it is offering the domestically manufactured Aluminum Access Hatch series for utility vaults. The hatches are fabricated in angled or trough frame designs, both available in single or double leaf versions. The former is configured for applications where rainwater entering the vault is not a concern, while the trough frame suits applications where rainwater intrusion control is needed.

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Dense phase pneumatic conveying

Company’s latest DenseFlow PHF system suits a diverse range of free- to poor-flowing coarse and fine powders, automatically setting them into a single layer for continuous, gentle, first-in-first-out transport at rates up to 88 cubic feet per minute. The design introduces the air or other transport gas from both the pressure vessel and separately from a discharge elbow downstream to achieve a desirably low air to material ratio averaging 88 pounds of material per pound of conveying air.

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