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Liebherr marks pan mixer first: Independent shaft, agitator speed control

Sources: Liebherr Concrete Technology, Front Royal, Va.; CP staff

Liebherr Concrete Technology has announced North American market availability of the RIV 2.5 D Ring-Pan mixer, equipped with separate motors driving the main shaft and mixing arms plus agitator rotors. Shaft and agitator rotational speeds can be adjusted to specific concrete mix designs, and set at different rates for dry or wet loads and discharge cycles. Variable mixing control features make the model especially suited to high performance concrete.

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Terex Advance eyes urban terrain in shorter, lighter Charger front series

Sources: Terex Advance, Fort Wayne, Ind.; CP staff

Terex Advance bills the Charger front discharge mixer as its first true city-class truck designed and built specifically for delivering concrete in urban areas. Premiering in a three-axle version at World of Concrete 2018, the lighter, shorter model offers the tight turning radius characteristics of traditional Terex Advance front discharge mixers, and is priced competitively with conventional rear discharge trucks.

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BASF admixture extends CSH utility to increase early, late-age concrete strength

Sources: BASF Construction Chemicals, Admixture Systems, Cleveland; CP staff

BASF has announced a first-of-its-kind liquid admixture that improves early- and late-age strength development in concrete. Dosed at up to 10 oz./100 cwt, Master X-Seed 55 is a stable suspension of synthetically produced crystalline calcium silicate hydrate (CSH) nanoparticles that facilitate growth of CSH crystals between cement grains and improve overall portland cement hydration.

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McNeilus realigns business units under T. Harris successors

Sources: McNeilus Trucks & Manufacturing Co., Dodge Center, Minn.; CP staff

McNeilus has appointed Jesus Crespo and Jim McReynolds as vice president and general manager, respectively, of the Concrete Mixers and Customer Support Solutions business units.

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NCMA set for ICON Expo 2018: Machiney & Equipment Show

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

NCMA is finalizing the agenda for the International Concrete Exposition: Machinery & Equipment Show, whose inaugural staging is set for February 9-10 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. True to the ICON Expo 2018 theme, the small-scale exhibit component built into event’s schedule since 2015 will be replaced by a larger trade show, complete with plant components and machinery—and 16 hours of booth time between Friday and Saturday. ICON Expo 2018 will be held in conjunction with NCMA Annual Convention, February 6-8, and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s Annual Meeting, February 11-14.

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