Ganterud lifting yoke expedites crane load balancing and transfer

The 2024 Precast Show in Denver saw the North American market debut of the Ganterud L20-3 Pro Capacity load balancing device, engineered to assist in rapid architectural or structural concrete element leveling in plant, yard or site picks. Ganterud Lifting Solutions AB, Sweden, has delivered 350-plus L20-3 and smaller L5 units in Europe since introducing the load balancing concept in…

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Inform AI-powered transport planning software drives fleet savings

Amid strong market conditions, cement, aggregate and concrete producers face logistics challenges ranging from unpredictable supply chain disruptions and driver shortages to new sustainability mandates for reducing carbon emissions in product transport and common variants. The latter include narrow delivery time windows, ad-hoc orders, and last minute cancellations. Then there is the matter of manual or spreadsheet-based planning processes, which…

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EROAD Drive, BCMI dispatch integration extends communications

EROAD, a global leader in fleet performance management, and the Bulk Construction Materials Initiative, an expert in cloud-based software for ready-mix concrete and bulk materials, are teaming to develop industry-relevant, customer-centric solutions. Current initiatives include the integration of EROAD’s Drive application with BCMI’s dispatch system, supporting business critical insights plus improved efficiency and transparency for mixer truck fleets. Pursuit of…

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MB rheology conditioner eases work with Type IL cement concrete mixes

Master Builders Solutions has formally rolled out MasterEase, a next generation rheology-modifying, water-reducing admixture. Recently developed polymers enable the new ASTM C494 Type A agent to lower concrete viscosity compared to prior water reducing admixtures. The polymers reduce yield stress, the main indicator of concrete flow properties, making MasterEase especially suited to mixes designed with a) ASTM C595 Type IL…

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Allen Ready Mix inaugurates Rotabelt R-Drive conveyor remote control

Allen Ready Mix Concrete Inc. is ready to elevate placement services for residential and commercial project customers leading into the main 2024 construction season. The Maryville, Mo. producer is the first North American operator to deploy the new R-Drive hydrostatic system for wireless remote control of the Rotabelt 3D16 Rotating Chute truck-mounted conveyor. The system combines a clutch mounted on…

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Precast producers prompt Martin’s Brushless Form Vibrator

Martin Engineering arrived at 2024 World of Concrete with the MHF-1500 Brushless Concrete Form Vibrator, its design responding to precast producer requests for a versatile, dependable device. Attention to the needs of modern precast operations, along with months of designing and testing, yielded a powerful, portable vibrator that is simple to service in-house. “Traditionally, this type of motor is universal…

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CMC Ready Mix deploys first Tecwill batch plant in the U.S.

CMC Ready Mix, a branch of the Construction Materials Company, started its third batch plant in Heber Valley just south of Utah’s prestigious Park City resort in July 2023 to provide concrete year-round for a fast growing, underserved market. “We saw this as our opportunity,” says Taylor Larson, project manager, who joined CMC Ready Mix in 2021. “There was so…

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Remote slab monitoring capability surfaces in eGate, Procore integration

eGateSmart Building Technology Corp. recently joined the Procore Technologies’ namesake App Marketplace, an online hub for third-party integrations and programs supporting construction ecosystem growth. The integration allows users to remotely monitor job site conditions using eGate sensor data and Procore software. While project teams have traditionally relied on manual on-site measurements—leading to delays, increased risks and costly errors—Procore users can…

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Trolley and hook block sensors arrest tower crane load sway

The Wolff 6523 Clear, debuting in Europe with a North American version in the works, features a newly designed jib plus technical equipment for operating the manufacturer’s High-Speed-Positioning-System (HiSPS), introduced last year at the bauma trade fair in Munich. Sensors on the trolley and hook block, coupled with a control unit, enable the load to be transported free of sway…

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Belgrade Steel Tank gains versatility, quality with welding wire switch

Founded in 1963 and now under a third generation of family ownership, Belgrade Steel Tank began business building bulk feed bins for farmers. Today, it is known across North America for producing top-quality portable and stationary silos for the concrete industry. The company offers cementitious material storage solutions for ready mixed, volumetric order, and precast producers out of its Belgrade,…

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