Werner weaves compliant answer to ANSI self-retracting lifeline standard

To answer American National Standards Institute code changes effective Q3 2022, a key player in jobsite fall protection has evolved its Bantam and Max Patrol Self-Retracting Lifeline product families. ANSI approved revisions to the Z359.14 standard for self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) in 2021, affording Werner Fall Protection and peers more than a year to update gear.  “Our philosophy is to continue…

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Freightliner SD Plus standardizes critical road, site safety technologies

Sources: Daimler Truck North America, Portland, Ore.; CP staff To extend sister brand Detroit’s latest safety technology offerings and elevate driver productivity, Freightliner is upgrading the electrical systems and interiors of its vocational and medium-duty series, respectively yielding the 108SD Plus/114SD Plus and M2 106 Plus/M2 112 Plus models.  Plus series trucks’ new electrical architecture invites the Detroit Assurance 5.0…

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QMC machines 30-ton tractor mount boom truck

QMC Cranes’ new tractor mount boom truck, the 4554S, affords manufactured-concrete producers the ability to deliver oversized payloads with an unencumbered trailer and no overhead interference. The crane has a 30-ton lifting capacity and a 54-ft. long, three-section boom with 50-ft. maximum working radius. Main and auxiliary outriggers spread 20 feet and 12 feet.  Other product features include a high…

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Three ways to protect concrete from a natural enemy: Water

Concrete has been used as a strong, durable building material for thousands of years, dating back to ancient structures that are still standing to this day. Yet, it has one fundamental enemy it can’t escape—water. As an uptick in humidity and rainstorms wash across many regions throughout much of the calendar, water infiltration can lead to issues such as below-grade…

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Compact wheel loaders

Building on M-Series models, the new Next Generation Cat 906, 907 and 908 wheel loaders boast a reengineered operator’s station, leveraging exclusive technologies to improve operator experience and provide larger wheel loader model comfort on a smaller platform. The loaders’ new Cat C2.8 engine, plus upgraded drive and powertrain, deliver faster roading speeds and drive train performance than the predecessor…

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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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