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Continental engineers its own breed of bridge mixer

After showing initial, road-ready models at ConExpo-Con/Agg earlier this year, Continental Mixers has formally opened the order book for the Thoroughbred mixer, capable of hauling 10 yd. of concrete under the federal bridge formula. Company engineers bill the model as “a solution that provides the highest stability, productivity, and reliability in the industry” and representing an “innovative approach to the issues of ruggedness and weight savings.”

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Cordless mixing tool

The manufacturer bills the M18 FUEL Mud Mixer with 180° Handle as the first dedicated cordless tool of its kind, designed with the performance, adaptability, and control the concrete and related trades require. Powerful enough to mix heavy compounds, from stucco to concrete, it can yield up to 15 buckets on a single battery.

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Universal pendant control

Engineered for operator comfort, the CM Rocket delivers precision control and accuracy. Compared to traditional straight-grip and push-button configurations, the new pendant control’s rocker switch and comfort-fit design give operators ultimate load command while reducing hand strain and fatigue—allowing for safer and more efficient operation of hoists and industrial equipment with momentary operation. The switch’s wide shape, along with rugged, no-slip directional indicators, allows for easy operation with or without gloves.

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Acrylic air barrier

Wall Guardian FW-100A, a liquid-applied, fibered acrylic air barrier that likewise functions as water/weather barrier and vapor retarder, exhibits an air leakage rate of 0.0004 cfm/ft.2 @ 1.57 psf—well below the ASTM E2357, Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage of Air Barrier Assemblies threshold.

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Respirator kits equal to OSHA silica standard

The CleanSpace2 Power Unit Respirator Trial Kit is designed to provide construction interests with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter protection to help meet the OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153 Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction and OSHA 29 CFR 1910 General Industry regulations, scheduled for September 2017–June 2018 adoption.

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