Concrete Products is the leading source for Concrete Plants, Concrete Mixers, Precast, and Ready Mix news.

Aluminum sideboards shrink block loading, tie down time

Aluminum sideboards shrink block loading, tie down timeWhen it comes to transporting product, Cemex’s South Jacksonville Block facility in Florida plays it safe with custom aluminum sideboards from Unique Technology, a Sarasota, Fla.-based company that has provided masonry delivery solutions for 17 years.

Read more: Aluminum sideboards shrink block loading, tie down time

Masa reconfigures silos to improve multicolor system accuracy

Masa reconfigures silos to improve multicolor system accuracyMulticolor systems enable the production of concrete pavers and block with varied colors on the face side. While practice has proven that three different colors will allow for a block with natural appearance, achieving and consistently replicating the precise target composition can be challenging.

Read more: Masa reconfigures silos to improve multicolor system accuracy

Container optimizes testing of best curing ways and means

The container affords producers a unique, portable solution to pinpointing the most effective steam or hot air curing regimen for concrete masonry and precast. Pathfinder Systems has added to its CureTec offerings a test container with which manufactured-concrete producers can determine the ideal conditions—notably air, steam and temperature settings, and schedules—for curing products and structures. The test container contains a steam generator, plus warm air and mist systems, which can be run individually or together. It is available for rent to test product and many different types of atmospheres and temperatures.

Read more: Container optimizes testing of best curing ways and means

Amiron pigments surface from Applied Minerals’ iron oxide-rich mine

The Dragon Mine’s 3.3 million-ton iron oxide resource comprises distinctive limonite, goethite, and hematite alongside a deposit of halloysite clay, whose applications include a high performance concrete pozzolan, Dragonite.New York-based Applied Minerals, Inc. unveiled the Amiron natural iron oxide pigment line at the National Concrete Masonry Association’s premier ICON X-Change earlier this year. Vertically integrated from deposit to market, the company’s Dragon Mine harbors what officials describe as one of the world’s purest in-situ iron oxide resources. 

Read more: Amiron pigments surface from Applied Minerals’ iron oxide-rich mine

Skako Rotoconix mixer gains traction from Middle East to Michigan

A Rotoconix 1500-anchored batch plant will be used for premium architectural precast panels at Italy’s Styl-Comp, whose mission centers on “a highly skilled implementation of client and designer requirements, blending technology and aesthetics.” Skako Concrete unveiled the Rotconix mixer in Munich at bauma 2013, billing the new equipment series as one based on tried and tested components but setting a new benchmark in the method the individual techniques are combined, interacting as one.

Read more: Skako Rotoconix mixer gains traction from Middle East to Michigan