Peterbilt assembles two medium-duty companions to 567 workhorse

Peterbilt Motors has added Models 537 and 548 to its Class 7/8 segment offering, crediting the trucks’ versatility to robust multiplex electrical architecture and engineering that deliver “seamless body builder integration allowing customers complete customization.” Both trucks feature the new eight-speed Paccar TX-8 automatic transmission, paired with Paccar PX-7 or PX-9 engines. The transmission monitors changes in road grade, vehicle…

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Coretex program creates first ‘truck area network’ for mixer fleets

Coretex, developer of cloud-based visualization software to help heavy-duty truck fleets turn rich data into automated business intelligence, unveiled an integrated Internet of Things solution at World of Concrete 2021. CoreHub connects an in-vehicle IoT hub with self-installed wireless drum rotation, hydraulic temperature and water add meter sensors, plus cameras throughout a mixer truck. By collecting and presenting information about…

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Sysdyne Pioneer platform raises batch control to the cloud

Sysdyne Technologies presents its latest tool for ready mixed concrete producers, Pioneer Cloud Batch, as the first cloud-native concrete batch control system. Unveiled at World of Concrete 2021 as an alternative to traditional, local computer-hosted solutions, the platform brings batch software online and makes loading, weighing and mixer truck charging sequences visible to individual or multiple users. 

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Zimmerman brings volumetric delivery cycle under one digital umbrella

Zimmerman Industries, a key player in volumetric mixer trucks, has teamed with Silicon Valley software developer LogiMove to launch a web portal and app-based solution for concrete delivery fleets. The LogiMove application helps manage orders, dispatching, mix designs, truck inspections, drivers, delivery notes, invoicing, and job site photo archiving. Initial set up is done through a web portal in a…

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Marcotte Systems weighs the future of centralized batching

As information technology and batch plant improvements continue to usher concrete producers to new efficiency thresholds, control panel and dispatch software provider Marcotte Systems challenges the industry to imagine a ready mixed operation in which robust, high-performance programs enable each workpiece to direct itself through the appropriate production stations. Further, a concrete plant that instructs various autonomous materials handling carriers…

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ACM AirFlow spacer stands between paver or block layers and damage

ACM Chemistries’ latest ColorScape offering for concrete paver and building or block wall units is measured by the cup and produced in shapes that spread without rolling or stacking. AirFlow Layer Spacer Beads prevent scratching and abrasive action across unit masonry layers, including ones where paver or block surface textures are up to 2 mm. The beads hold concrete masonry…

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Sweat-soaking hard hat liners

Mindful of conditions in construction and plant settings subject to seasonal heat, the company has developed disposable hard hat liners to absorb sweat instantly while preventing odors, stains, acne and the constant need to stop and wipe up with a towel or a shirt sleeve. NoSweat thin liners offer a universal fit in all brands and makes of hard hats…

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GE-branded PPE

Panama-based Caco Abbo International has become the Americas’ exclusive licensee to develop personal protective equipment under the GE brand. Offerings will include head, face, arm, eye, hearing, respiratory and fall protection as well as high visibility workwear.  “This partnership represents the pinnacle of our work and experience in creating and distributing top brands,” says Caco Abbo Intl. CEO Joel Abbo.…

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Cut-resistant, lightweight gloves

The D-ROC AeroDex GPD482 18-gauge polyurethane coated work glove offers ANSI Level A4 cut protection. At half the weight of comparable materials, AeroDex allows workers to perform jobs that require extreme tactile sensitivity like manipulating small parts without removing their gloves, and is also touchscreen compatible to maintain safety while users operate electronic devices. The material is specially engineered to…

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Mixer- and dump-ready T480 leads new Kenworth Medium Duty Series

As a smaller companion to its T880 flagship model for construction materials delivery, Kenworth Truck has added a light Class 8 vehicle. The T480’s 107.5-in. or 109.5-in. bumper to back of cab length nets concrete mixer or dump packages for operators in urban markets or other environments where site conditions necessitate tight turning radius capability. Like companion Class 5-7 models…

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