Electric-powered Smart models have a radius of action 12 times the diameter of the poker heads rather than the standard 10, equipping them to work faster to remove air in fresh concrete. They are available with 1-7/8-in. and 2-3/16-in. poker heads. Their radii of action enables work in areas as large as 22 inches in diameter, which minimizes the number of dips. The pokers also operate with high centrifugal force and amplitude to provide as many as 12,000 vibrations per minute.
After years of research and development on new packaging options for its RG+ Polymeric Sand, hardscape materials specialist Techniseal has opted for the latest European “Drypak” offering in conjunction with upgraded graphics and product labeling.
To fit within its expanding high-strength steel product line, the company has changed the branding of its namesake product to ChrōmX 9100 (Grade 100) and 9120 (Grade 120) rebar, both sold under the ASTM A1035 specification. ChrōmX 9000 bar provides high strength with ductility, as well as high corrosion resistance—five times more than standard carbon steel—outperforming epoxy-coated and galvanized rebar for corrosion protection, product engineers contend. They attribute the high performance features to the steel’s chemistry and unique microstructure; absent damage-prone coatings, ChrōmX 9100 and 9120 can be handled and fabricated just like conventional rebar.