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In-line aging machine opens new dimensions for split masonry units

In 2005, German unit masonry machinery specialist KBH announced the global launch of surface-distressing equipment technology dubbed the “Dancing Weight System.” More recently, the manufacturer has tooled a mobile version allowing producers to deploy the system in multiple locations. The company can also rent the model on a “pay-per-cycle” basis.

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New generation Hess model: Small footprint, fast cycles, unit flexibility

In an effort to help customers achieve the best return on their business investment through greater productivity and improved safety, Hess Machinery announced the RH 760. A machine that offers cycle times in less than six seconds on a pallet of 26 ½ x 18 in. (660 x 470 mm), it nets concrete masonry units that can exceed ASTM and CSA standards.

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Tier 4 Interim engine marks Cat K Series small wheel loaders

The new Cat K Series small wheel loaders—924K, 930K and 938K—are redesigned to incorporate new engines that meet Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Interim emissions standards as well as significant new features that deliver enhanced performance, fuel efficiency and operator comfort.

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Liquid nitrogen hits target mix temperatures

CryoCrete suits the most demanding cooling requirements and pour temperature specifications for concrete during extremely hot weather conditions, notes developer Air Liquide.

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Xypex prevents leaks at new St. Louis Zoo exhibit

The St. Louis Zoo’s new sea lion exhibit, which is set to open this summer, features thematic concrete rock work constructed by Cemrock, based in Tucson, Az., and Seattle, Wash. Cemrock, which specializes in the construction, fabrication and installation of artificial and themed elements, used Xypex Concrete Waterproofing through Crystallization admixture in the shotcrete exterior to prevent leakage of the habitat’s salt water pools, underwater viewing areas, and an underwater walk-through tunnel.

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