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Service-Free U-Joints

This company announced the introduction of service-free u-joints to its heavy-duty Spicer Life Series (SPL) driveshafts, technology that delivers a permanently lubricated driveline that reduces maintenance costs over the life of the product. The SPL-250 and SPL-170 u-joints have been designed for main and tandem drive inter-axle driveshaft applications for a variety of Class 8 heavy-duty truck applications and borrow from Dana’s industry-proven service-free technology that has been available in Europe for over 13 years.

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Economy batch panel

BatchTron I, a low-cost batch controller embodying features of the larger II & III versions, is a PLC/touch-screen system that can replace more expensive PC-based controllers. Directed at simpler applications, such as portable or transit mixed concrete plants, BatchTron I can store 1,000 mix designs and handle up to two scales, plus six aggregate, three cement, two water and six admixture sources, with direct feed or inclined belt from aggregate scale to mixer.

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Muller cites savings in new service agreement

ITW Muller has announced new service agreement pricing, noting substantial savings compared to normal service rates. The agreement provides customers a fixed cost maintenance program with the same technicians who manufactured the equipment. A new literature sheet is also available detailing the various service programs offered, including equipment audit, labor only and parts and labor programs, with pricing available for each. The literature also includes a rate chart comparing standard rates to ITW Muller’s service agreement.

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