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Galvanized pipe, safety-wise proximity switch signal Skako Atlantis evolution

44 Skakoi 150Skako Concrete continues North American market integration of its Danish parent company’s seven-model Atlantis planetary mixer (AM) line. Premiering at last month’s Precast Show in Orlando, the 4-yd. 3750 joins five smaller models currently available—the AM 750 to 3000—to be followed by the 5-yd. 4500 later this year.

 

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Voeller Mixers extends low-profile planetary line

43 Voelleri 150The Precast Show 2015 saw Voeller Mixers unveil the latest addition to its Planetary Mixer series: a 3-yd. model powered by a single, 125-hp motor. It joins 1-, 4- and 5-yd. models, each designed with a) motors at the base of the vessel to eliminate headroom requirements and suit hard to fit batch plant conditions; and b) v-belt drive transmission, a signature component of the manufacturer’s Cyclo Mixer pan models.

 

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Concrete maturity monitor accelerates forming schedules, satisfies inspectors

42 ACRI 150Concrete maturity can be determined by profiling temperature within the hardening. This benefits the project in both quality and speed of construction as adequate hydration can be determined and forms/shoring removed once target strength development is confirmed. The challenge is making sure that the temperature data is accurate and reliable, especially in the minds of engineers, quality control representatives and owner representatives who are responsible for finished slabs and structures.

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Returned-concrete treatment cleans drums, forms recycled aggregate

52 ReConi 150Short for “Returned Concrete, Zero Impact on the Environment,” Mapei’s Re-Con Zero kit effects a seven-minute agglomeration and hardening process to convert mixer drums’ leftover concrete to semi-spherical aggregates—recyclable as they are for base or re-used as new concrete aggregate.

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