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Masonry tool

Head Joint and Heritage blades offer controlled cuts and precision for mortar removal on vertical joints and very narrow mortar joints, and are available as aftermarket accessories for the company’s AS170 Brick and Mortar saw. With a 3⅛-in. cutting depth and ¼-in. cutting width, the Head Joint blades suit cleaning out vertical mortar joints. The Heritage blades’ reduced cutting width of ⅛ inch and their level of precision and control, make them ideal for cleaning out the narrow lime mortar joints typically found in historic buildings. Both blades feature the new high performance improved carbide formula and tooth design and high temperature brazing.

Arbortech USA, www.AS170.com

ATR opens major transmission remanufacturing operation

Authorized Transmission Remanufacturing, Inc., a national supplier of fleet transmissions throughout the U.S. and Canada, has occupied a new 100,000-sq.-ft. plant in Mundelein, IL. The facility provides ATR with the needed space and resources to meet its growing business, company officials note, and has an enclosed cleaning/processing department, sound proof dyno testing area, large remanufacturing area for cellular and rebuilder work stations, employee and customer training room, and a large parts department and warehousing.

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Block processing equipment

This Tiger technology assures tight height control and consistency across the production pallet. A valve and encoder work in tandem on each side of the compression head to ensure the head remains horizontally level for consistent height product across the pallet. The head cylinders and guide shafts are located outside of the mold change area to provide stable motion and wider spacing of these components assisting in height consistency control. The new head-locking mechanism provides for stable and rigid head positioning during production.

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