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Safety-geared, trapped keys

INNOV-KirkKey-150Company’s trapped key interlock systems ensure a predetermined safety sequence each time hazardous equipment is accessed or operated. To meet the needs of more challenging environments, the company has extended its Standard Duty (SD) brass interlocks with Medium Duty (MD) and Heavy Duty (HD) Series, equal to extremes in temperature, weather, dirt, and corrosive elements.

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Theft-preventing silo monitor

INNOV-ScaleTron-150Company has upgraded its SiloWeigh II with a memory stick for data storage, allowing users to determine the weight of every delivery with an eye to theft detection. The readings history for all silos and tanks connected to the system is continually recorded on a standard USB stick, which can be transferred to a PC computer. Once recognized by the computer, the data can be imported into an Excel sheet, which automatically calculates the amount for every filling operation. After correction for any usage during the fill time, the result can be compared with delivery tickets. Although the weight recordings are not legally binding, they can be used to start a legal process or simply to discourage further fraud.

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Railcar vibrator lifter

INNOV-Cleveland-150Company’s 1300, 1350 and 1400 VMRR piston railcar vibrators can be handled without risking back injury owing to a customized Rhino Railcar Vibrator Lifter. The vibrators are most frequently used in unloading compacted materials in railcar hoppers to eliminate the danger and time associated with climbing around cars to manually dislodge material. The VMRR series of vibrators weigh 76–165 lb. Modifications to the Rhino Railcar Vibrator Lifter enable users to effortlessly insert and remove the heavy CVC vibrators into the cradles on the side of the railcar, thereby eliminating a potential safety and ergonomics issue. Users can operate both the lifter and the vibrator with the same pneumatic supply line. — Cleveland Vibrator Co., www.clevelandvibrator.com; Arnold Co., www.arnoldcompany.com

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Watson & Chalin adds air disc brakes to 13K steerable axle

INNOV-Watson-150With an eye to federal legislation limiting tractor stopping distance, the company has added air disc brakes (ADB) to its most popular capacity steerable model, the SL13K Series Tru-Track Alumilite. Equipped with “quick-change ride height system,” it suits mixer, dump, mixer, and heavy haul applications, and is available in a Super Short Rail version offering a compact mounting design when space requirements become critical.

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Driver behavior, feedback tool

Fleet telematics providers GreenRoad and Zonar have entered an agreement to offer the former company’s real-time driver feedback and driver behavior monitoring application on the Zonar 2020 mobile tablet. The GreenRoad app provides customers what Zonar officials note is a robust set of driver behavior tools that help increase fuel economy, safety and fleet efficiency.

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