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Hilti bolsters workhorse adhesive anchor

Manufacturer has announced engineering improvements to its HIT-RE 500 anchor system, including a 60-plus percent increase in published load performance, lowest installation temperature in the industry, and ICC approval for cracked and uncracked concrete and all seismic zones.

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Marcotte platform affords Béton Chevalier plant control from anywhere, anytime

David Chevalier owns seven ready mixed plants, operating under Béton Chevalier inc., the Stoneham, Quebec-based flagship business, or as Béton Royal. His fleet of 70 mixer trucks covers a 150-mile radius of metropolitan areas and rural communities in central and eastern Quebec.

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3D machine vision lifts wall panel automation, quality control

Finland’s Elematic Oyj and North America’s Elematic Inc. answer growing demands for precast element productivity and verification with Comcaster. The new automatic casting system eases quality control in wall panel production, detecting possible errors early. It scans the casting table using a 3D machine vision system, making sure all of the details are placed correctly: shuttering, reinforcement, lifting hooks, and spots for different electric wall sockets or other inserts.

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Measurement, safety features lead Cat medium series loader upgrades

Caterpillar has announced 2016 product updates for its 950M, 962M, 966M and five larger machines in its medium wheel loader series, including all new Cat Connect Technologies plus features adding safety and reducing operating costs.

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Portable mini crane

49 Smart RigManufacturer of portable floor cranes narrow enough to fit through doors and elevators for indoor, outdoor and roof top lifting, shifting, moving and installing materials has added the CE-certified S1 Global Model. At 32-in. wide, the mini crane is rated at 1,950 lb. with an 18-ft. hook height. Battery power and on-board charger, tilt alarm, hydraulics and pick and carry design make for easy transport. The 1,450-lb. S1 Global is CE Certified to meet U.S., Canadian and international standards.

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