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High-frequency vibrator

The AHFV22 equips concrete professionals with what product engineers note is a powerful, compact and efficient solution for better mix consolidation in most applications. Its Intelli-Vibe feature utilizes internal sensors to control vibration in response to concrete slump variations and rebar blockage. This ensures consistent high centrifugal force, stable speed and high amplitude for professionally finished concrete. A built-in frequency converter enables users to turn to a regular wall socket versus a generator or invertor. Allen Engineering Corp., Paragould, Ark., 870/236-7751; www.alleneng.com

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Retractable heavy-tool tether

The low profile of the new Gear Keeper RT3-5605 keeps stored tools close to the body and allows full accessibility when in use. Its retractor employs a low, 7-ounce force to avoid arm strain when extended, but strong enough to keep the line taught to avoid snagging or interference with work being performed. When the tool is retracted, lanyard exposure is minimized to avoid snagging.

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Moisture barrier

Air-Shield is a single-component, liquid-applied, water-based, polymer-modified air/vapor and liquid moisture barrier, formulated to prevent the transmission of air and inhibit vapor and moisture from passing through porous building materials. Its liquid-applied characteristic makes for simple application through conventional tool or spray methods. W.R. Meadows Inc., 847/214-2100; www.wrmeadows.com

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Hard hat cradle design, adjustment mechanisms impart custom comfort

The North Zone features patented suspension, multiple adjustment points and a rear cradle geared to fit everyone’s comfort zone. Its ability to fit the vast majority of head sizes directly supports worker safety, product developers contend, as a comfortable hard hat will remain where it belongs.

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LED case light

The Paladin CLU10K has a new body and light head, built with aircraft aluminum, glass-reinforced nylon, and heavy-duty rubber; they combine to make the fixture equal to harsh weather and site conditions, along with routine impacts. The CLU10K offers up to 10,000 lumens of LED light for four hours on battery power and—weighing 17.5 lbs. with no need for a cord—can be staged in less than a minute on a construction or building site. Output can be set to 10,000 or 5,000 lumens, giving off the target amount of light for any situation or location. Traffic and strobe settings on the CLU10K can keep a crew safe when working roadside or in high-traffic areas.

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