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Crane-mounted camera

Developer of HoistCam remote camera monitoring systems announces the Low Profile HC140 (Gen3) model for applications where camera mounting is critical for viewing the load. The design was achieved by relocating the camera connector so it attaches at the Video Transmission Box. With new 360-degree rotation, camera orientation can be directed to the exact perspective the operator requires. If the crane’s hook block is located 90 degrees to the left, for example, the lens can be oriented 90 degrees to the right so the view of the camera on the monitor is correct. Or, HC140 developers note, when mounted on other types of equipment, such as a rubber tire gantry or straddle carrier, it is possible to orient the camera for a view of the spreader bar pins.

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Electric motor vibrators

New models shown at World of Concrete 2018 are engineered for effective consolidation of concrete to help optimize quality and finishing on demanding construction projects.

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Compact remote control transmitter

Mini Transmitter is easily customized to meet OEM and system integrator requirements for heavy-duty machines and vehicles. With an operating range up to 330 feet, it can accommodate one to six linear levers or up to three joysticks, as well as several pushbuttons and switches. Operator feedback is available via high-performance color or monochrome displays, or LEDs. The unit’s ergonomic design supports hours of daily usage without causing operator fatigue. The stop function conforms to performance level “d” as specified in EN ISO 13849-1, a legally binding standard for safety-critical components of control systems.

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Borocarbide overlay wear plate

The latest addition to a broad range of overlay products for high abrasion conditions, Duroxite 300 is presented as a competitive alternative to traditional tungsten carbide alternatives. The overlay material used for Duroxite 300 contains a high volume of an ultra-fine complex borocarbide phase. Grain size is down to 500 nanometers, which makes the borocarbides approximately 200 times finer than traditional chromium carbides.

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Mezzanine gate alarm

Mezzanine structure, lift and access product manufacturer has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,834,975 for its “Hazard Alert Device for Elevated Barrier,” known commercially as the EdgeAlert Open Gate Alarm System. For every elevated plant application where an open gate condition might occur, an early warning device such as EdgeAlert can make the difference in severe worker injury, company officials note.

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