Equipment & Products

REINFORCING ANCHOR SYSTEM A micro cement anchoring and reinforcing technique comprises a steel bar enclosed in a mesh fabric sleeve that is inserted into


A micro cement anchoring and reinforcing technique comprises a steel bar enclosed in a mesh fabric sleeve that is inserted into the structure requiring reinforcement. The process begins with engineer’s inspection; a 3-D model is then created to assess behavioral probability and inherent stress in order to determine the best reinforcement pattern. Upon installation, a nonpolymer, cement-like grout is injected into the sleeve under low pressure. Fusing with the mesh, the grout then expands and shapes itself around the steel to fit the space. Dry- or low-volume wet diamond drilling techniques are used as appropriate to reduce or even eliminate water damage associated with conventional concrete wet drilling. Cintec


Adding more natural light than traditional basement window wells while providing an attractive view, the manufacturer notes, Egress Window Wells are made of polyethylene with UV inhibitor for durability and maintenance-free use. A stress-free molding process provides resistance to the effects of temperature extremes; and, the material will not rust, fade or corrode. The products feature a built-in stair design that meets basement building codes for below-grade living-space egress and allows for easy emergency exit. The one-piece design makes for convenient installation, product developers affirm. Units are available in white, sandstone and granite as well as four custom sizes. Mar-Flex


Company’s TeleStacker Conveyors are now equipped with the PilePro Automation System for building partially or fully desegregated stockpiles with an even blend of material throughout the pile for high-quality finished products. Whether the user chooses to build a stockpile in windrows or conical piles, product developers contend, easy-to-follow instructions and touch screen display make adjusting the radial-arc distance, extension distance, and radial-increment distance quick and accurate. Superior Industries


Delivering impact power for chiseling and drilling, according to the manufacturer, the TE 7-C model is designed for long work cycles in concrete, stone and masonry. Its ergonomic design reportedly makes for lighter work and less fatigue; and, with the lowest vibration in its class, product developers contend, the TE 7-C ensures working comfort, even when drilling overhead. Moreover, the drill is equipped with a consistent slip clutch that enables drilling with up to 2-in. diameter core bits.

The TE 7-C offers rotation only, rotation with hammer, and hammer only operating modes. Compatible with the TE DRS-M self-contained dust removal system, the drill is capable of virtually dust-free operation. With a removable chuck interface, the rotary hammer is adjustable for all common chuck types. Hilti Inc. or (for Canada)


Commercial-grade agent is described by the manufacturer as an advanced, high-solid, siliconized, acrylic blend designed to protect and strengthen bare, porous concrete and masonry, such as split-face or fluted concrete block. Containing 25 percent solids, it reportedly provides a tough, breathable film that will not yellow. In addition, the coating meets ASTM SS-W-110-C for Water Repellency on Masonry and ASTM 5590-00 Mildew Resistance.

To eliminate water intrusion, staining, and freeze/thaw damage to concrete, product developers note, a blend of silicone and acrylic polymers was formulated to create a highly hydrophobic film that beads water, so a surface will literally look dry after a hard rain. The emulsion’s small particle size reportedly yields greater penetration depth, while low VOCs and zero hazardous materials are easy on the environment. As a silicone blend, the product is exceptionally strong, the manufacturer contends. Besides sealing the surface, it reportedly hardens the masonry exterior by increasing compressive strength, adding to the dimensional stability of mortar joints. The commercial grade waterproofer also serves as a paint additive to improve water resistance and spread rate. Seal-Krete


Advanced Threadform technology on the company’s line of Tapcon anchors includes a new sawtooth design said to provide up to 30 percent reduction in installation torque, making it easier to install the screw anchors in concrete. One fastener featuring the technology is the Large Diameter Tapcon (LDT), whose sawtooth thread pattern cuts its own grooves into concrete and optimizes pullout performance and installation speed for improved job site productivity. The LDT is available in several diameters and lengths to suit a wide variety of heavy-duty concrete anchoring applications.

For LDT installation in what product developers note is less than half the time of wedge or adhesive anchors, manufacturer recommends using a standard ANSI bit to drill a pilot hole and driving the anchor with an impact or socket wrench after cleaning the drilled hole. Once installed, the LDT exposes its finished head design; the absence of exposed threads on the head eliminates tripping hazards. The head of each anchor is stamped with a length identification code for easy inspection. Anti-rotation serrations on the washer prevent backout. ITW Inc.


Ram-Nek, Butyl-Nek and Rub’r-Nek are preformed plastic gasket sealants for preventing water and sand infiltration through concrete joints on storm sewer pipe, box culverts, manholes, septic tanks, utility and burial vaults, and wet wells. According to company representatives, Ram-Nek is designed for warmer climates, Butyl-Nek for mid-region climates, and Rub’r-Nek for the coldest regions. Accordingly, they add, specifying and selecting the correct sealant is essential to ensuring the finished job meets all requirements. Reportedly easy to set, the concrete joint gaskets provide immediate, visible confirmation that the gasket is in place. They are intended for use in horizontal and vertical applications and will conform to smooth or irregular shapes. Backfilling and compaction can begin immediately after the pipes are fitted and the gasket is properly compressed. Henry Co.


According to the manufacturer, the new 344J provides 17,300 lb. of breakout force to move more material quickly. Key to productivity is oscillated stereo steering, which delivers fast cycle times by allowing tight turns with large loads, as well as greater stability and maneuverability, plus fewer three-point turns.

The standard hydrostatic drive train’s variable range allows the operator to match travel speed to the work at hand, while the 344J tops out at 19 mph. A load-sensing, closed-center hydraulic system delivers only the power required, eliminating fuel waste, while excavator-style hydraulics provide fluid power for smooth boom and bucket functions. The standard, exclusive return-to-dig feature automatically returns the bucket to a preset level for faster work cycles. A manual low-speed differential lock provides tractive effort to go deeper into the pile for full bucket loads, and a nearly 12-ft. reach helps the 344J dump to the center of tandem-axle trucks.

In the redesigned, walk-through cab, 360-degree visibility provides clear sight lines; and, the low-effort joystick helps the operator control the boom and bucket, FNR and differential lock with one hand. The inching/brake pedal slows travel speed while keeping engine rpm high for optimum hydraulic response and control. The machine’s turbocharged 4.5-liter PowerTech diesel engine runs 500 hours between oil changes. An easy-lift hood and transverse-mounted engine, as well as ground-level access to dipsticks, filler necks, and coolant reservoir facilitate daily maintenance. John Deere


Company has added to its storage equipment selection: (1) The Armadillo Industrial Line, with 12-gauge steel cabinets that feature a one-piece wrap-around shell, 12-gauge steel doors, 14-gauge steel shelves, and a 12-gauge steel bottom. Models include the Standard Cabinet, available in a variety of sizes with or without drawers; the Bin Cabinet, offering multiple bin storage options; Janitorial Cabinets; and, Tool Crib Cabinets. (2) The Flammable Storage Cabinet Line to contain volatile liquids, removing them from fire hazards. Available in 15-, 30-, 45-, 60-, and 90-gal. capacities, the units meet OSHA and NFPA Code 30 Specifications. Self-closing models are UFC 7 compliant. (3) The Iron Grip Shelving Line, reintroduced to offer heavy-duty steel shelving that can accommodate drawers, dividers, bin fronts, bases or doors. Shelf capacity runs from 700 lb. to 2,000 lb. when reinforced. Equipto


The Green Machine Model GM450 is the first in a new line of abrasive saws designed for early-entry sawing of green concrete. Used in conjunction with Cardinal Uppercut Diamond Blades, the low-noise, vibration-free Green Machines allow same-day sawing of green concrete, usually one to three hours following the finishing process. The GM450 features a 4.5-hp Subaru Robin Model EX-13, air-cooled, four-cycle, single slant cylinder, overhead camshaft gas-powered engine; a 5,400-rpm blade shaft speed; and, a 1-in. to 1_-in. cutting depth.

FlatTrac roller/wheels apply pressure to the green concrete surface at the point the blade exits to prevent raveling, spalling and joints with chipped edges. The durability of the roller/wheels makes replacement unnecessary every time a blade is changed. All models of the Cardinal Green Machine feature adjustable handles, stable four-wheel design, and sealed heavy-duty ball bearings. Cardinal Saws & Blades


According to the manufacturer, propane forced-air heaters provide an instant, efficient heat source for indoor or outdoor work with 25 percent quieter operation as compared to older heaters. Pro-Tough models are equipped with a high-capacity fan to quickly circulate directional heat. Additionally, an adjustable-height footing permits upward angles for specific spot heating. For greater ease in operating and servicing the unit, a control panel is mounted on the top of the heater.

A rugged roll-cage design incorporates molded plastic end-caps to protect the heater should it be dropped or knocked over. It also allows heaters to be stacked vertically, and several stacked together can fit into a corner. A large, comfortable handle mounted to the top of the unit improves portability. Desa Intl.


The manufacturer introduces what it describes as the only gas-actuated tool with sufficient power to fasten 2_4s into concrete. Like other Trak-It tools, the C4-LT unit has a 42-pin magazine capacity to reduce loading time. It also uses a pezio to fire the tool without creating a spark, which preserves the life of the fast-charging nickel hydride cordless battery. The battery clicks onto the back handle, which gives the tool balance, is easier to remove, and does not wear the contact points. Additionally, the TI-C battery averages 5,700 shots. The tool’s Trak-It fuel cells drive up to 850 pins and are available in packs of 20 when multiple tools are shooting one box of pins. Power Fasteners


Air-Shield LM (All Season) is a single-component, liquid-applied, polymer-modified air/vapor barrier formulated to act within the building envelope. It cures to form a seamless, elastomeric membrane, the manufacturer notes, exhibiting resistance to air and moisture transmission. The all-season formulation can be applied in temperatures as low as 10_F (-12C_). Suitable for new construction and retrofit, it can be applied to most common surfaces and integrated into various wall systems. Air-Shield LM is available in 5-gal. pails and 55-gal. drums. W.R. Meadows


System includes a heat exchanger designed to maximize fuel burn capabilities using waste oil, while remaining user-friendly with respect to the maintenance associated with waste oil burning. Tanks are built to UL standards, insulated and weatherproof. Systems can be installed into existing direct-fired tanks to supplement units or used as a complete, separate system. Infern-O-Therm


Manufacturer has introduced RFID tag-reading capability as a standard option on its semiautomatic pallet stretch wrappers. Geared to Gen 1 and 2 tags, the RD5000 system can read at the pallet or case level. As a drop-in option, it eliminates brackets, cables, external antenna and any interface to the machine or control system, working independently with its own motion-sensing.

The reader measures 7- _ 9- _ 2-in. and weighs less than 4 lbs., and is battery operated, but can be wired to the machine’s power supply. The RD5000’s integrated wireless LAN is compliant with 802.11a/b/g standards, allowing it to communicate with any standard WiFi network. The unit is sealed to an IP66 rating against water jets and dust, and runs under the Windows CE operating system.

Pilot machines with the reader mounted on the film delivery system have proven that stretch wrappers have a natural advantage in tag reading by repeatedly exposing five sides of a pallet load to the reader’s antenna, product engineers note. The company’s Q-300 semi-automatic stretch wrapping system is an RFID-development machine, with capability for processing 25-35 loads per hour up to 80-in. tall and weighing up to 1814 kg (4000 lb). The machine’s electronically controlled, variable wrap force and 200 percent pre-stretch on the film ensure consistent, tight loads with economical use of film, reduced labor and improved ergonomics.

The Q-Series of turntable stretch wrapping systems also includes low-cost automatic models and high-speed automatic models designed for high throughput or fully automatic operations. Other packaging and productivity solutions include semiautomatic and automatic stretch wrapping; automatic case handling; automatic palletizing; shrink packaging and pallet-load conveying systems.