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Sheltered storage

40 HDFabric building solutions specialist has announced the Commodity HD Building, featuring an open side that simplifies bulk and aggregate storage. The design allows for the structure to be broken down into separate storage bays, making it easy to keep aggregate materials separate. The Commodity HD also offers clearance for large equipment access and maneuvering.

 

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Long lifecycle aluminum elbows equal to cementitious material transfer

39 HammerTekThe cast aluminum line of Smart Elbow deflection elbows is now offered in tube and pipe sizes from 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) up to 12 in. (30.5 cm) in diameter. Engineered for dilute-phase and dense-phase pneumatic conveying systems, the components prevent portland cement, cementitious materials, sand, aggregate and other abrasives from impacting the elbow wall, curtailing wear, failure and downtime.

 

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Huntsman programs new Granumat dosing system for 10 pigments at a time

38 Hunt iThe Huntsman Pigments & Additives Division bills the Granumat 4.0 Color Synthesizer as an advanced pigment metering solution designed to make colored concrete production smarter, quicker and more efficient. Topping a range of new features is the model’s capacity to simultaneously weigh up to 10 colors at high speed, and serve four mixers and cyclone holding hoppers either randomly or concurrently. The dual functionality equips the system to pace the fastest batching plants and production machines.

 

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Sensor controls mixer access, quells worker exposure to blade momentum

39 CastellIndustrial safety specialist Castell Locks Ltd. has engineered a motion-monitoring device to protect concrete plant workers assigned mixer operating and maintenance duty. The BEMF unit ensures that motor-driven equipment up to 600V with a variable rundown time has completely stopped before access is possible. It leverages trapped key interlock technology, thus far deployed in concrete block and paver production lines to ensure power shutdown when workers enter or hover guarded machinery areas or components.

 

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