The cast aluminum line of Smart Elbow deflection elbows is now offered in tube and pipe sizes from 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) up to 12 in. (30.5 cm) in diameter. Engineered for dilute-phase and dense-phase pneumatic conveying systems, the components prevent portland cement, cementitious materials, sand, aggregate and other abrasives from impacting the elbow wall, curtailing wear, failure and downtime.
Industrial safety specialist Castell Locks Ltd. has engineered a motion-monitoring device to protect concrete plant workers assigned mixer operating and maintenance duty. The BEMF unit ensures that motor-driven equipment up to 600V with a variable rundown time has completely stopped before access is possible. It leverages trapped key interlock technology, thus far deployed in concrete block and paver production lines to ensure power shutdown when workers enter or hover guarded machinery areas or components.
Marcotte on Demand is a new software delivery platform Marcotte Systems Ltd. has programmed to improve the performance and bottom line of ready mixed producers.
The Huntsman Pigments & Additives Division bills the Granumat 4.0 Color Synthesizer as an advanced pigment metering solution designed to make colored concrete production smarter, quicker and more efficient. Topping a range of new features is the model’s capacity to simultaneously weigh up to 10 colors at high speed, and serve four mixers and cyclone holding hoppers either randomly or concurrently. The dual functionality equips the system to pace the fastest batching plants and production machines.
Jonel Engineering has designed its latest cloud-based sales force analytics tool, Sales Insight, exclusively for ready mixed and aggregate producers. The application harnesses mobile computing power enabling sales teams to score more wins and attract new business opportunities. Bidding, pipeline tracking, and forecasting functions are tightly coupled with powerful analytics tools that quickly identify key market trends impacting service levels and overall customer performance.