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Equipped with the Sidewinder lever handle, the new CM Tornado 360° enables operators to be more productive with significantly less effort compared to conventional ratchet lever tools, product engineers contend. The Sidewinder lever handle features a 360-degree rotating lever and fold-out revolving handle. Working in unison, they allow the operator to realize the full potential of 360-degree rotation from a safe, ergonomic position. The design reduces repetitive wrist action experienced with traditional lever hoists, letting the operator utilize a full range of motion to work up to 12 times faster. The Tornado’s double-reduction gearing and high-quality bearings decrease pull force by up to 30 percent, minimizing operator fatigue as compared to using conventional ratchet lever tools. The Tornado is available in ¾- and 1.5-ton capacities with standard lifts up to 20 feet.

St Joseph, Minn.-based Pristine Envirnmental’s Mud Hen line of portable filter presses are designed for convenient reliable filtration of concrete slurries. Companies that cut, grind, core, polish, or process concrete, the company notes, find Mud Hen filter presses to be a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution.

Various international standards describe the measurement of mechanical properties for concrete during the setting process. A typical disadvantage common to test methods is low repeat accuracy.

The new PS 1 Portable Vacuum Lifting System tackles smaller challenges that arise daily on jobsites or in the plant or yard. The patent-pending device makes light work out of lifting heavy pieces of concrete, marble, granite, metal, steel and iron. Running on a 12-volt rechargeable battery, the PS 1 is especially suited for applications where no power source is available or emissions permitted.

A new Blastcrete suppression system limits silica dust exposure in industrial and construction. DustAway consists of an innovative bulk bag design that attaches to a mixer to contain particles released during charging. The bag’s dust ruffle encapsulates airborne particles, helping to control respirable dust. DustAway helps businesses meet new Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations for crystalline silica by controlling dust to within agency permissible exposure limits (PEL).