Sioux engineers automated mixer truck washing station

Sioux Corp. has leveraged its long history in industrial cleaning and concrete batch plant equipment to deliver ready mixed producers a mixer truck cleaning and rinsing station machined and piped to cover the drum, chutes, and charge hopper.  The Sioux Truck Wash System is built and programmed to keep drivers safe in the cab and execute a quick, thorough cycle…

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Sika colloidal silica agent arms contractors to control slab destiny

Sources: Sika Corp.,Lyndhurst, N.J.; CP staff Nanotechnology driving deployment of particles far smaller than those typical of cementitious materials augments the latest addition to Sika’s 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 and reduce premature set risk. The…

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Product, mesh handling devices

Forklift attachment manufacturer specializing in solutions for manufactured-concrete producers has added two devices. The pipe clamp handler has a dual clamping mechanism activated by hydraulic cylinders, its large rubber grippers preventing slippage and damage to the concrete. By means of the clamping mechanism, the pipes are tightly held to enhance accurate placement. The clamp is adaptable, with several different designs…

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Admixtures target finishing, strength, waterproofing

Euclid Chemical launched three new admixtures at the World of Concrete, each developed to respond to engineering and construction professionals’ evolving needs. The liquid Eucoshield is designed as an integral finishing aid that prevents rapid moisture loss from the concrete surface by binding the internal water in the pore structure. It is especially effective for operations performed in direct sun,…

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Precast yard ushers GH Cranes’ first electric, battery powered gantry

GH Cranes & Components cites delivery of the world’s first rubber tire gantry crane running 100 percent on battery power. Inaugurated last month at a U.S. precast concrete operation, the 30-ton rated GH35i has a lithium battery power bank producing 480 volts and storing enough power to run an eight- to 10-hour shift. A built-in battery charge system requires only…

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1,200-lb. power cart

With an all-electric drivetrain powered by a robust rechargeable battery pack, the 1400 series has joined the Overland Cart portfolio of site and plant material handling equipment. The heart of the new series is the new high performance 36V 1,400-watt transaxle, with nearly four times the power of the company’s standard 400W motor. Overall speed has improved from 3 mph…

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Rotary hammer

The GBH18V-28DC 18V Brushless Connected-Ready SDS-plus Bulldog 1-1/8-in. Rotary Hammer and GDE28D SDS-plus Dust-Collection Attachment are equipped for drilling energy and precision, plus particle extraction. The tool measures 17.2 in. and weighs 6.7 lbs. Among key features of the hammer and attachment combination: KickBack control. Helps reduce the risk of sudden tool reactions when the hammer is used in binding…

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22V cordless battery

Hilti Group presents Nuron as a 22V cordless battery platform, introducing “technologies to reinvent how construction professionals work daily on jobsites, tackle health and safety challenges, and manage their businesses—giving them the power and confidence of being safer, smarter, and more efficient. Connectivity is at the core, making it part of every tool, battery, and charger now and well into…

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Holcombe welds, programs next generation volumetric mixer

Holcombe Mixers arrived at World of Concrete 2022 with the G2, one of the Las Vegas show’s major equipment introductions and representing what Managing Partner Brent Holcombe frames as “the new frontier of volumetric concrete. The G2 is breaking boundaries with the first-ever moisture control system with dynamic calibration, plus a cement speed responsive gate optimization aggregate system. These next-generation…

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