Hamilton Form ‘voids’ productivity limits at Unistress


Computer chip manufacturer Global Foundries began building its Fab 8 project in Saratoga County, N.Y., in 2009—the $4 billion-plus project representing the largest private capital investment in the U.S. against the prior year’s financial markets distress.

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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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AASHTO LRFD specs invite Grade 100 reinforcement


The 2013 Interim Revisions of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Bridge Design Specifications allow reinforced concrete bridges to be designed using high-strength reinforcing steels up to a 100 ksi yield, such as MMFX2 (AASHTO MP18/ASTM A1035 Grade 100 [690 MPa]). 

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Six-axle steer dolly

New models offers versatility, additional steering control and extra capacity to handle self-supporting superloads for a variety of industries. The 60-ton dolly suits heavy, low-riding loads including girders and bridge beams. Originally developed for use with the company’s double schnabel to haul wind tower bases, sections and blades, the six-axle steer dolly can now be used as a stand-alone component for alternate trailer configurations.

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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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