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Lightweight form vibrators prove nimble in precast production

Presented as lighter in weight and easier to transfer from one form to another than comparable models, the U1-1600 High Frequency Electric Vibrator delivers the force required to minimize voids and provide a smooth surface finish in precast concrete. With greater equipment reliability and service life, product engineers note, the competitively priced vibrator offers quality, durability and reduced cost of ownership.

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Vollert, Nordimpianti guide Pathfinder deeper into precast

Continued growth in precast production and attendant needs for increased plant efficiencies have informed Michigan-based Pathfinder Systems’ teaming with Germany’s Vollert and Italy’s Nordimpianti for North American equipment representation. The latter companies have provided plant solutions to precast producers the world over. Pathfinder Systems has served the North American market for 20-plus years with dry cast equipment, and sees entry in precast as a natural fit with its services and expertise.

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Tool tethers

New family of ergonomically constructed Super Coil anchored tool tethers are manufactured with a low-force polyurethane elastic core woven throughout the entire body of the webbing. The result is a device that creates an 18-ft. diameter working area but gently retracts to 42 inches.

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Besser integrates AMG box culvert equipment offerings

Since acquiring the AMG Rubber Gasketed Adjustable Box Culvert equipment more than a year ago, Besser Co. has been assisting precast producers across North America in lowering the costs and increasing the efficiency of box fabrication. The Besser/AMG equipment line provides ease of adjustment to seamlessly produce box culverts in a multitude of sizes, each exceeding market quality targets. The unique production method eliminates the need for continuous purchasing and storage of multiple, excess box forms.

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Gear-free motor drive roller

A brushless DC gearless motorized drive roller, the V24 brings torque and speed while eliminating the need for multiple gear ratios. The oil-free, gear-less MDR is of solid, single throughshaft construction, and available in black E-Coat finish or stainless steel for washdown applications. Gearless operation minimizes mechanical wear and allows for use in extreme temperatures.

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