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System measures air content across mixing window

The AIRtrac Process Monitoring System offers a proprietary, turnkey solution for real-time air measurement during the concrete mixing process. It is designed for use in all stationary-wall models, such as pan, twin-shaft, or turbine mixers.

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Skako combines full batch, face mix capacity in Rotoconix Mixer

Skako A/S unveiled the Rotoconix Mixer at the 2013 bauma trade fair earlier this year, arriving in Munich with 750-liter model, and adding 1500- and 2250-liter models since. Available in North America through Skako Inc., the Rotoconix affords three mixing methods working in sync within one vessel, all combining to give end users faster cycle times, the most flexible batch size and cementitious material savings. The three mixing methods:

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Self-erecting tower gantry

With capacity to lift up to 1,400-ton loads 75 meter high, the Enerpac Self-Erecting Tower (ESET) combines heavy lifting strand jacks with gantry and skidding technologies to provide lifting solutions that would otherwise require larger ringer cranes.

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Magnetic board safety diagram

HurtSpot developers credit the effectiveness of their magnetic board to an ability to relate the consequences of unsafe workplace action. “The name ‘HurtSpot’ is descriptive, it identifies parts of the body where injuries occur,” says spokesman Christian Krapf. “When you see the red line pointing to the head you can almost feel the pain. Big magnetic numbers flag injury count for each body part and call attention to accident patterns. Optional built-in T-Cards detail accidents for each body part for study and preventive action. The board is also available with custom printing.”

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DriveCam event recorders, coaching protocol steer TXI fleet costs south

A 2011-13 portfolio shift solidifying integrated cement and concrete positions has seen TXI expand its mixer fleet and ready mix production capacity nearly 50 percent—growing an existing market footprint more than any producer this decade. The shift has involved asset exchanges with home state peers Trinity Industries and Cemex USA, netting Dallas-based TXI an additional 250-plus mixers and tanker or dump tractors, all serving 40-plus plants across central and east Texas.

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