High-visibility hoodies

The new RLPH1 Series of lightweight pullover hoodies combine sun protection with lightweight moisture-wicking fabric to keep workers well protected and cool. The RLPH1 pullover hoodie is available in small to 5XL sizes and high-visibility yellow or orange, plus dark gray. The two former colors allow workers to be clearly visible by others around them during the day as well…

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Truck back-up sensor

Manufacturer’s Ultrasonic Back-Up Sensor Kit can be retrofitted to, or incorporated as OEM option, for virtually any commercial truck or off-highway vehicle. It sounds an audible alarm when the vehicle comes within 10 feet of an object, then beeps faster as the driver or operator gets closer to the obstacle. The kit can also be customized for specific distance intervals…

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Digital appraisal service reveals motor energy saving opportunities

A new service is enabling industrial operators to maximize energy efficiency and boost sustainability by identifying motor-driven equipment in their facilities with the best energy-saving potential. The ABB Ability Digital Powertrain Energy Appraisal service draws on data measured from fleets of digitally connected electric motors and variable frequency drives to show where and how much energy can be saved by…

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Digitizing production and QC: Nothing to lose, and so much to gain

Optimizing the production side of ready mix operations reduces cost, manual processes, carbon emissions, and wasted human potential The production side of the ready mix industry has traditionally consisted of many manual processes. Think about your own operation: Do your batch operators sit behind a screen from the time they arrive at the plant until it is time to go…

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Western Star plays its extra safe and driver friendly in X-Series third act

Western Star Truck Sales Inc. consummates its X-Series “Trilogy of Tough” with this month’s on-highway 57X reveal, building on sister brand Detroit technology, safety and powertrain features that underpin the on/off-highway 49X and 47X models unveiled in 2020 and 2021. Available in a day cab plus two long-haul versions, the 57X bears hardware and software designed to protect the driver,…

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Building Energy Efficiency in Roofing and Walls

According to the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, homes and commercial buildings consume 40 percent of the energy used in the United States. The average American spends at least $2,000 annually paying for energy, with about $200 to $400 of that bill going towards regulating temperatures caused by drafts, air leaks around openings and…

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Sika colloidal silica agent arms contractors to control slab destiny

Nanotechnology driving deployment of particles far smaller than those typical of cementitious materials augments the latest addition to the Sika Corp. line of concrete admixtures for improving slab on grade performance. A colloidal silica topical agent, SikaCem-190 Concrete Control is spray applied during floating or troweling to maintain adequate moisture, promote cement particle hydration, and reduce premature set risk. The…

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Master Builders’ base mix, six-Pak series net 100-plus repair formulations

The new MasterEmaco ProMix Concrete Repair System uses one bag of universal base and combinations of six specialized PowerPak materials to create up to 120 different products. Using ProMix system is simple and intuitive, and yields robust formulations through water adjustments. Among additional system features, the company cites: Superior performance. Once mixed, it provides increased durability compared to competitive products;…

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Stair safety treads, tape

SuperGrit two-stage safety nosings and treads provide traction on interior or exterior stairs. Suited to new concrete or steel pan filled stairs, they are available in 11 standard colors or with photoluminescent Niteglow treads. SuperGrit treads feature a heat treated, corrosion resistant, extruded aluminum base with a satin lacquered finish for a durable, but aesthetic appearance. Two-stage assembly allows a…

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Rotary batch mixer

The new 700-THCX-600-MSL blends abrasive materials in six to eight minutes with total uniformity and little to no shear, degradation or heat. Constructed of carbon steel, the mixer is intended for demanding applications, including packaged concrete; has a useable batch capacity of 600 cu. ft.; and, achieves uniformity with equal efficiency from 100 percent to 15 percent of rated capacity,…

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