Producers – August 2023

San Antonio-based Solidia Technologies has enlisted Pathfinder Systems to deliver a customized Tiger Machine model for a dry-cast concrete production facility under construction at Alamo Junction in Elmendorf, Texas. Scheduled for a Q3 2024 start up, the operation will bring to commercial scale Solidia material and process developments in carbon dioxide utilization and emissions elimination. Beyond supplying and installing product…

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Pathfinder Systems marks partner Tiger Machine’s seven decades

Michigan-based Pathfinder Systems is recognizing 70 years in operation for longtime manufacturing and technology development partner Tiger Machine of Okayama, Japan. Once established in its charter farm implement sales, servicing and repair business, Tiger Machine branched into concrete in the early 1960s, developing the country’s first mixer and hydraulic block making equipment.

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Tiger sheds cables with battery-operated rack crawler


Pathfinder Systems has unveiled a rack crawler for its Tiger International Inc. machine series. With a compact design and wireless charging technology, the battery-operated, low profile equipment eliminates the potential for time consuming tasks associated with festoon power cables, especially tangles or snags.

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Product machinery manufacturers gear up for ICON-Xchange, bauma

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The National Concrete Masonry Association’s ICON-Xchange and B2B activities, February 24-26 in Orlando, plus 2016 bauma, April 11-17 in Munich, will feature new models and upgrades from block & paver machinery and component manufacturers. Concrete Products samples offerings from key ICON and bauma participants.

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Container optimizes testing of best curing ways and means

The container affords producers a unique, portable solution to pinpointing the most effective steam or hot air curing regimen for concrete masonry and precast.

Pathfinder Systems has added to its CureTec offerings a test container with which manufactured-concrete producers can determine the ideal conditions—notably air, steam and temperature settings, and schedules—for curing products and structures. The test container contains a steam generator, plus warm air and mist systems, which can be run individually or together. It is available for rent to test product and many different types of atmospheres and temperatures.

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