Daniel Krentz, a recent Bowling Green State University (Ohio) graduate, fabricated a 10.5-ft. high x 3.5-ft. wide concrete and steel cylindrical sculpture that despite weighing nearly 1,500 lbs. demonstrates the illusion of weightlessness.
Manufacturer of portable floor cranes narrow enough to fit through doors and elevators for indoor, outdoor and roof top lifting, shifting, moving and installing materials has added the CE-certified S1 Global Model. At 32-in. wide, the mini crane is rated at 1,950 lb. with an 18-ft. hook height. Battery power and on-board charger, tilt alarm, hydraulics and pick and carry design make for easy transport. The 1,450-lb. S1 Global is CE Certified to meet U.S., Canadian and international standards.Read More
Material handling and electronic component specialist has released the fourth generation Watchdog Super Elite (WDC4) control unit for monitoring bucket elevators and conveyors. It processes signals from up to 15 sensors for belt speed, belt misalignment, continuous bearing temperature, pulley misalignment and plug conditions. When an alarm condition is detected, the system logs the details, sounds the alarm and provides shutdown control of the elevator/conveyor and feeding system.
In a follow up to a November 2013 report on Active Minerals’ Acti-Gel 208, “Rheology modifer, anti-settling agent suits zero slump to SCC mixes,” Concrete Products examines the natural mineral additive’s latest application: Replacement of up to 30 percent of cement in concrete block and paver mixes, netting potential cost savings up to $0.02/unit.Read More
As part of its Concrete and Masonry Equipment program, Toro offers a line of eight towable mixers with 2- to 12-cu.-ft. batch capacity—from the electric CM-250E to the heavy-duty diesel CM-1258Y.
Powerblankets augment and speed up concrete slab or structure curing cycles, regardless of weather.
PaverDot LED lights suit walkways, pathways, walls, stairs or other outdoor paver, segmental retaining wall installations requiring illumination. PaverDots are waterproof, simple to install and add ambiance, safety and security to a hardscape or landscape project. They can be used to outline a driveway, define an edge or landscape border or mark a pathway. With the simple plug and play design, installers simply drill a hole into the hardscape material, embed the sleeve, and pop in the light.
LathNet suits thin brick, stone, stucco, and other types of adhered masonry. Using tried-and-true materials familiar to adhered-masonry installers, product developers note, the patented system provides a faster, easier installation method than securing lath and drainage mesh separately.
Equipped with a Perkins 854F Tier 4 Final diesel engine, the 15,500-lb. capacity DP70N1 pneumatic tire truck delivers greater fuel efficiency than its predecessor model, along with field-proven performance, increased uptime and a host of standard features to optimize the operator’s driving experience. The new Cat Lift Trucks machine is designed to work in concrete and other heavy-duty applications, and features Diesel Oxidation Catalyst and Selective Catalytic Reduction aftertreament technology that will not require any additional maintenance after installation.
SureStop Drum Brake affords EMH Wire Rope Hoist users an optional failsafe safety device that stops loads when monitored parameters exceed safe operating condition limits. Over-speed, load-slip at standstill, and sheared shaft conditions are all continuously monitored.Read More