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Portable container extends mixer truck washout management

The developer of the Washout Watchdog for mixer truck chutes has added Porta-Pit, a high-strength polyethylene container designed for easy site-to-site transfer and safe, spill-free gray water handling. “What Washout Watchdog does for concrete producers, Porta-Pit does for contractors,” says inventor Les Connard, adding that the compact units enable concrete and pumping contractors “to transport washout materials and water from job site to recycling center.”

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Truck weight sensors

A new wireless sensor for mechanical suspension systems provides off-road and severe service fleets with a low-cost and simple-to-install alternative to traditional load-cell systems for onboard scales. With no modifications required, the new sensors suit tandem spring, single point, camelback, walking beam, and Chalmers suspension systems.

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360-degree vehicle monitoring

System improves driving and safety in critical situations, such as dense city traffic, narrow loading ramps and construction sites by providing improved information and data exchange between the driver, vehicle and infrastructure. It can also be permanently active when the vehicle is standing still, allowing the driver to monitor the vehicle and its cargo.

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Silo venting

With the development of its Silotop R03 Filter, the company cites new standards in silo venting. The filter features Polypleat filter elements housed in a heavy-duty 304 stainless steel body, and an integrated automatic pulse jet cleaning system inside a weather protection cover. The special design of these tested filter media offers an optimum filter surface to body volume ratio.

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Belt solutions

The standard SKF product line includes V-belts in a variety of constructions and timing (or synchronous) belts with classical, HiTD or metric constructions. Timing belts uniquely integrate durable teeth enabling full engagement with pulley sprocket grooves to prevent potential slip and enhance accuracy and speed. All belts can be specified to various lengths and dimensions with speed ratios and power ratings consistent with application requirements.

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