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Remotely monitored sensor gauges concrete strength, temperature

Product engineers bill intelliRock III as the first concrete strength and temperature profiling system equipped with a built-in thermal imager. Powered by the company’s Lepton thermal micro camera, the system provides construction professionals with instant access to the data and alerts they need to continuously monitor projects—ensuring maximum concrete quality and adherence to project specifications and deadlines.

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Sioux fires up new aggregate bin heater

The Aggre-Flo builds on the Sioux Corp. steam generating and curing equipment portfolio for concrete production, delivering what company officials note is a promise of simple, reliable operation.

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BASF agent propagates CSH crystals to increase early, late-age strength

Focusing on the compound at the heart of quality concrete, BASF Construction Chemicals has developed a first-of-its-kind liquid admixture that improves early- and late-age strength development. Master X-Seed 55 is a stable suspension of synthetically produced crystalline calcium silicate hydrate (CSH) nanoparticles that facilitate growth of CSH crystals between cement grains and improve overall portland cement hydration.

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Tool speeds rebar tying, lowers wire consumption, shortens ties

Launched at World of Concrete 2018, the battery operated TwinTier RB441T is faster and delivers greater efficiency and labor savings than the company’s earlier rebar tying tools. Product engineers cite among leading TwinTier attributes: faster tying speed, which further increases productivity; a reduction in wire consumption, adding to cost savings for end users; and, a wire tie that is shorter in height, thereby requiring less concrete cover.

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Heavy-duty work boots

Three “Old School Tough” work boot series—Troweler, Galvanizer, Groundbreaker—join the company’s Iron Age Footwear line. The outsoles of the Troweler feature slip-resistant tread on traditional lugs with extra stabilization for climbing and balancing on grating. The boots bear the Shift Kicker abrasion-resistant toe guard and new BootBed footbed.

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