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Free standing bridge cranes

The manufacturer has built out the NOMAD Free Standing Cranes series to include models in overall widths and heights of 50 feet and 25 feet, with 2- to 10-ton capacities. The modular cranes provide flexible solutions when production needs change or installation of a traditional overhead model is either difficult or impractical.

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Material handling devices

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.

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Portable vacuum systems sport lifting capacities exponential to their own weight

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.

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Small scale filter presses

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.

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Ultrasonic measurement tracks mix setting behavior

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.

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