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Footed load cells

Equipped with adjustable rubber feet, company’s footed load cells are used for platform scales, tank weighing, hoppers, and conveyor systems. Captive load pin designs provide a high degree of structural integrity, engineers note, and make the devices flexible for a wide variety of installations.

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Petro-Canada brands diesel engine lubricant series for new API specs

Petro-Canada Lubricants’ Duron next generation oils are formulated to meet American Petroleum Institute CK-4 and FA-4 specifications, officially launching December 2016. The company calls Duron its most durable, high performance heavy-duty diesel engine oils, and will offer the line in four performance tiers: HP (High Performance), SHP (Super High Performance), UHP (Ultra High Performance) and Advanced. The former three will meet API CK-4, the successor to CJ-4 oils and suiting most on- and off-road engines, while Duron Advanced stands as Petro-Canada’s fully API FA-4 product, formulated to maximize fuel economy in primarily long haul trucking.

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Chevron programs tools to gauge, log lubricant cleanliness

Chevron Products and Noria, a global provider of lubrication consulting services and training, characterize Isoclean Calculator as a first of its kind tool that helps companies gauge prospective equipment life based on lubricant cleanliness. Developed by Chevron and powered by Noria Life Extension tables, it helps calculate particle contamination levels typical of each user’s fleet.

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Fixed, portable aggregate moisture sensors suit batch plants, field testing

The SonoVario-Xtrem sensor measures on-line moisture of aggregates up to 1-1/4-in. with accuracy, repeatability and reliability. Cable Radar technology, positioning the sensor in direct contact with material being measured, allows installation under hopper gates to log each batch’s sand and stone moisture. Sono-Vario-Xtrem sensors are delivered with 15 pre-installed, linear material calibrations for all standard construction materials. Free interface software supports calibration and simulation of the analog interface integration, plus setting and parameter adjustment. An auto-zero function keeps moisture readings accurate over the long term, even with highly abrasive limestone.

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Kenworth previews set-forward front axle version of T880 workhorse

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 2016 ConcreteWorks attendees were afforded the first formal showing of the successor to the Kenworth W900S, a longstanding model for mixer trucks running in bridge formula markets. The T880 Set-Forward Front Axle (T880S) premiered at the mid-September gathering in Nashville, and will be among Kenworth Truck’s 2017 World of Concrete and ConExpo-Con/Agg headline offerings.

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