New Products and Industry News [June ’15]

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New Handheld Electric Saw Released by Diamond Products
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Diamond Products Limited announces the latest addition to its handheld saw lineup with the new C14 electric powered unit. The unit is powered by a 120/110-volt, 15/20-amp electric motor with overload protection and load warning LED light, which is highly visible to the operator. The heavy-duty electrical cord includes a Portable Residual Current Device for electric shock protection. This 14-inch blade capacity saw offers a maximum cutting depth of 5 inches and a fully adjustable, lightweight magnesium blade guard offers splash protection. The C14 includes a water feed system with fine adjustable flow and quick release coupling for wet cutting and dust port for dry cutting. The durable guide rollers assist with keeping the saw stable along a surface and help the operator when cutting.

For More Information
Contact: Jim Palmer
Tel: 800-321-5336
Email: jpalmer@diamondproducts.com


Brokk Introduces New TC120 Tank Cutter Attachment
Brokk, Inc. is pleased to introduce the TC120 Tank Cutter attachment. Manufactured by sister company Darda, the attachment is designed for maximum cutting control and versatility during continuous steel cutting. The 47- by 17-inch TC120 Tank Cutter can be used with the Brokk 160, 260 and 400 models, incorporates hydraulic rotation capabilities and has five-inch-wide jaws. It exerts 75 tons of cutting force at 7,250 PSI to cut through half-inch thick steel plate. The attachment can be used in a variety of applications, such as in salvage yards and balers, but it is commonly employed for cutting steel tanks, pipes and vessels. The TC120 attachment also benefits contractors with its extended reach. The ability to control the attachment by remote, coupled with the machine’s 27-foot reach, eliminates the need for laborers to climb scaffolds and ladders with torches to get to hard-to-reach spaces.

For More Information
Tel: 800-621-7856
Email: info@brokkinc.com
www.brokk.com


Pneumatic Core Drill from CS Unitec
CS Unitec’s Model 2 1328 0050 SA pneumatic core drill is designed for drilling up to 12-inch-diameter holes in concrete, reinforced concrete, asphalt and natural stone. This 66-pound core drill has a 3.8-horsepower, high-torque motor and a three-speed gearbox with drilling speeds of 300, 700 or 1,350 RPM. The unit has an air consumption of 123 CFM at 90 PSI. Model 2 1328 0050 SA has a mechanical slip clutch to protect it in case of jamming. The 40-inch-tall anchor stand features a Quick Lock Motor Mount, positive locking knob and wheels. It also includes a screw jack for bracing. The hand-crank, with an adjustable angle of up to 45 degrees, can be mounted on either side of the drill stand. The drill stand is also available with an optional pneumatic vacuum pump (Model 2 1328 0050 SV). The motor is mounted on a special slide rack and can be removed from the stand in seconds, making it easy to transport the rig in two pieces to the jobsite or attach the stand horizontally.

For more information
Tel: 800-700-5919
Email: info@csunitec.com
www.csunitec.com


1 Husqvarna K6500 TempK 6500 Chain Saw Expands Husqvarna Cutting Lineup
Husqvarna is pleased to announce the release of the K 6500 chain saw, the latest addition to the company’s PRIME offering. This new chain saw can handle deep and narrow cuts or square corners, prevent overcutting and cut pipes from one side. The user can choose between 12-, 14- or 16-inch guide bar lengths for increased cutting versatility and functionality. The maximum cutting depth is 17.8 inches. As part of the PRIME product range, the K 6500 works together with either the PP 65 or PP 220 PRIME power pack. This gives the user the option of using 1- or 3-phase power, depending on what is available at the jobsite. Weighing 20 pounds without cutting equipment, the K 6500 has an electric motor, no hydraulic hoses, a small easy-to-handle power pack, offers low vibrations and has an ergonomic design.

For More Information
Contact: Cate Stratemeier
Tel: 913-928-1442
Email: cate.stratemeier@husqvarnagroup.com


K2 Diamond Introduces New Split Seg Grooving Blades
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K2 Diamond is pleased to introduce the latest addition to its lineup of grooving and grinding blades for the professional user. Incorporating K2’s Matrix Technology, the company has produced a new high tech, Split Seg design grooving blade designed for high quality cutting performance and long blade life. To meet today’s demanding grooving requirements, the Split Seg grooving blades are available in both 0.125- and 0.25-inch widths and 12- and 14-inch diameters.

For more information
Contact: Mike Nelson
Tel: 800 539-6116
Email: mike.nelson@k2diamond.com


New Breaker Released by Hilti
The second generation Hilti TE 1000-AVR breaker features HiDrive technology, which helps deliver 19 foot-pounds of impact energy for a variety of applications such as light to medium demolition of concrete slabs and foundations, concrete bushing, tamping earthwork and digging clay to penetrations for pipes, electrical boxes, HVAC and beams. It also features a power reduction switch for up to 30% less impact for precision work. A switched reluctance motor helps ensure stable performance with power fluctuations from generators or extension cords while a three-chamber sealing principle provides contractors with a longer tool life. The TE 1000-AVR is now equipped with a detachable supply cord for quick on-site replacement and is backed by Hilti Lifetime Service, a unique service agreement that includes two years of no-cost repair coverage (some limitations apply. Contact Hilti for details).

For More Information
Tel: 800-879-8000 (U.S.), 800-363-4458 (Canada)
Web: www.us.hilti.com (U.S.), www.hilti.ca (Canada)


1 DDM Wire CoilDixie Diamond Introduces 11.5-millimeter Wire
Dixie Diamond introduces its new 11.5-millimeter (0.4-inch) impregnated diamond wire, which offers a high concentration of diamonds for a variety of applications. The wire is configured with 40 beads per meter (3.3 feet), while the cable is seven strand high strength designed in a rubber-over-spring style. The wire is available in 50-foot and 100-foot lengths. Recently, this wire was used to complete a job in Indiana on a machine cutting 4-foot-diameter piers loaded with vertical rebar and at least 3,500 PSI.

For More Information
Contact: Sid Kilgore
Tel: 800-654-7224
Email: skilgore@dixiediamond.com


Concut, Inc. Announces New Southeast Territory Sales Manager
Concut is pleased to announce that Cody Lannom has joined its sales team as Territory Sales Manager for the Southeast. Lannom brings several years of experience in abrasives sales to Concut, along with a strong family history of work in the diamond tool industry. In his new role, Cody will lead Concut’s sales efforts in the Southeastern states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia and northern Florida. Cody will be working with professional sawing and drilling contractors, as well as with Concut’s distribution partners in the region. He has a degree in marketing and resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

For More Information
Contact: Jim Mayer
Tel: 800-243-5888
www.concutusa.com


EDCO Introduces New Floor Grinder
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Equipment Development Co., Inc. (EDCO) debuted new products at the 2015 Rental Show in New Orleans, including the Heavy-Duty Grinder/concrete polisher (HDG). The new HDG is a high-powered, heavyweight floor resurfacer designed for industrial strength applications like deep grinding in large areas, removing thick coverings and leveling. It is also designed to polish residential and smaller commercial concrete floors.

For More Information
Contact: Jason Stanczyk
Tel: 800-638-3326
www.edcoinc.com


Aggregate Technologies, Inc. Wins Safety Excellence Award
CSDA member Aggregate Technologies, Inc. (ATI) of Houston, Texas, was named one of the nation’s safest construction companies of 2014 as part of the Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA), an annual ranking of construction safety programs compiled by the Associated General Contractors of America. Thirty-seven firms were named winners, with ATI selected first place in the Specialty Division’s 100,000–300,000 Work Hour Category for exceptional leadership in safety. ATI submitted an application in December 2014 along with over 300 other applicants nationally. A panel of judges narrowed this list down to 38 applicants in five different categories. As a finalist, ATI owner Ronnie Wills and safety director Rhonda Mitchell were required to make a five minute presentation about the ATI Safety Program and their work to a panel of five judges. The Winners were announced earlier this year at the annual Willis Safety Awards Breakfast in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

For More Information
Contact: Ronnie Wills
Tel: 281-579-7229
Email: ronnie@aggregatetechnologies.com


Bosch HD18-2 Two-Speed Hammer Drill
The 120-volt Bosch HD18-2 two-speed hammer drill has an 8.5-amp motor and offers high torque and high speed to meet a range of applications in concrete, masonry, wood and metal. First gear is for high-torque applications, including maximum diameter drilling; second speed is for high-speed drilling. The dual-mode selector converts from hammer drill to rotation-only mode and an integral slip clutch disengages torque transmission if the bit gets into a bind situation. The HD18-2’s impact mode allows the tool to be used for drilling into brick and block and, depending on the hole diameter and drilling depth, this setting can be used in some concrete applications. First gear (or slow speed) allows the tool to be used with hole saws/spade bits in wood, standard bits/metal hole saws in metal and masonry bits/carbide-tipped hole saws in brick/block. First-gear accessory capacities range from 0.75 inch for concrete/masonry applications and 0.5 inch for metal jobs to 1.56 inches for wood. A rotating brush plate provides equal power in reverse to back out bound-up bits, while a metal gear housing provides jobsite durability. The drill’s auxiliary handle offers increased torque control and can be securely locked into place.

For More Information
Tel: 877-207-2499
Web: www.boschtools.com


Jerry Lane, 1944-2015
Industry professional Jerry Dean Lane of Portland, Oregon, died March 26, 2015. He was 70 years old. Jerry was born May 31, 1944, at home in Dierks, Arkansas, to Fred and Bettie Lane. He was a high school athlete who won many awards in gymnastics, football, track, baseball and basketball. In fact, he held a track record in California that went unbroken for 30 years. Jerry attended college in Redding, California, where he majored in wildlife, fish and game. He married Bonnie Gibson in July 1966 and their daughter, Ranee, was born one year later. In 1969, he moved his family to San Jose, California, to start his career in the construction field and son, Casey, was added to the family the following year. Jerry went on to become an operator for CSDA member Lombardo Diamond Core Drilling Co. and after seven years of developing his skills as a concrete cutter, he moved his family to Portland to start his own company, Lane Concrete Cutting. Jerry went on to become a well-respected and revered contractor. Today, the CSDA-member company is run by son Casey. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Bonnie; daughter, Ranee; son, Casey and his wife, Tammy; grandchildren, Carissa, Keira, Ellie, Sydney, Taylor and Kodi; great-grandchildren, Russell and Rowen; and extended family. He will be missed by all who knew him.


Esch Construction Supply Opens New Branch
After 30 years in business, CSDA member Esch Construction Supply, Inc., based in St. Paul, Minnesota, has opened a new branch location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The new location features a fully stocked showroom and warehouse, Gold Certified mechanics, parts department, free local delivery and customized contractor training services. Jake Guenther is responsible for outside sales and Adam Lawson is the store manager and mechanic. Lawson will be assisted by Harry Morse.

For More Information
Contact: Mandy Bastyr
Tel: 651-487-1880
Email: mbastyr@eschsupply.com


DITEQ Increases Portable Vacuum Lineup
DITEQ Corporation introduces the PVR 200 “Henry” portable vacuum to its line of industrial vacuums. The Henry vacuum is suitable for cleaning up concrete dust and debris from a jobsite that can be tracked into vehicles and offices. PVR 200 has a powerful 1,200-watt vacuum motor, providing 110 inches of lift and 114 CFM for soil recovery and longer carpet life. Its noise level is 47 dB(A) on low power and 49 on high. When equipped with a HEPA-FLO bag, standard filtration is 0.3 micron at 99.97% efficiency, improving indoor air quality and reducing dust in the building. Built for commercial use, it is equipped with a thermal overload for long-term motor protection and operator safety. The rewind head stores a 33-foot-long power cord internally, preventing cord damage from improper wrapping and wand docking on 1.25-inch wands.

For More Information
Contact: Mike Orzechowski
Tel: 816-246-5515
Email: mikeo@diteq.com


Bosch D-tect 120 Detector
The Bosch D-tect 120 features Spot Detection technology that can detect objects up to 4.75 inches deep when placed on a wall or floor. It can detect objects directly below it and indicate the direction of nearby objects using arrows. Electronic “traffic light” indicators make detection straightforward and simple to understand: Green, nothing detected; orange, something is close; red, object detected. The unit does not require calibration and is ready to be used the instant it is switched on. The Bosch D-tect 120 can be used in a variety of applications in three modes: drywall, universal and concrete. It offers sound as well as light to alert the user when something is detected behind a wall, a panel or under flooring. The D-Tect 120’s universal mode can be used when the wall material is unknown or consists of multiple layers of different materials while the concrete mode is optimized for concrete and similar materials; its primary use is to search for rebar. Other features of the Bosch D-tect 120 include an unshielded AC warning to avoid drilling into live wires and a center finder to indicate an object’s center.

For More Information
Tel: 877-207-2499
Web: www.boschtools.com


Diamond Products Appoint New Regional Manager for Canada
Diamond Products Limited is pleased to announce Rae Hudson as the company’s new Regional Manager for Canada. Hudson will be responsible for Diamond Products’ Canadian sales operation and is based in Mississauga, Ontario and has been with the company for more than 16 years. During that time, Hudson has helped drive overall business results while serving as a salesman in the Ontario market. Diamond Products is happy to fill this critical position with an internal candidate that has broad sales experience, understands the company’s culture and recognizes strategic priorities.

For More Information
Contact: Larry Liddle
Tel: 800-321-5336
Email: lliddle@diamondproducts.com


1 Makita_HM1812_Action_Shot_6Makita Introduces HM1812 AVT® Breaker Hammer
The new 70-pound AVT® breaker hammer, model HM1812, has a 15-amp motor that delivers a full 68 Joules of impact energy, so contractors get hard-hitting performance but with less noise and lower vibration than an air hammer and without an air hose and compressor. The HM1812 features the Makita’s Anti Vibration Technology® with an internal mechanical counterbalance system, vibration-absorbing housing and fixed movement handles for less vibration during concrete breaking applications. First unveiled at World of Concrete earlier in the year, the new Makita HM1812 AVT® breaker hammer is now available for purchase.

For More Information
Contact: Wayne Hart
Tel: 714-522-8088
Email: whart@makitausa.com


STIHL Receives Fire Service Award
CSDA member STIHL, Inc. was recently awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Virginia Fire Service Support-Private Sector. The award recognizes a private sector or nonprofit entity that has demonstrated exceptional dedication to the success of the fire services throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dan Pherson, product manager at STIHL Inc., accepted the award on behalf of the company at the Virginia Fire & Rescue Conference in February at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

For More Information
Contact: Dan Pherson
Call: 757-486-9212
Email: daniel.pherson@stihl.us


Ampfibian® Weatherproof Power Adaptor Available from Traxx
Traxx Construction Products is pleased to introduce the Ampfibian® RV02-MAX power adaptor to its range of products for tradesmen and other outdoor users in the Australian market. The weatherproof unit allows 15-amp devices connect legally to 10-amp power points, includes fast-acting earth leakage safety protection and currently complies with Australian Standards. It is water resistant to IP55, impact resistant to IK08 and is H-Class rated for commercial and light industrial use. The RV02-MAX works with ordinary and heavy-duty leads up to 12 millimeters (0.5 inch) in diameter.

For More Information
Email: info@traxxcp.com.au
www.traxxcp.com.au


DITEQ Appoints New Salesperson
DITEQ Corporation is happy to announce the addition of Mario Garcia to its team of salespeople. Mario has over 15 years experience in the construction industry. He lives near San Antonio and his territory will include southern Texas and New Mexico.

For More Information
Contact: Mike Orzechowski
Tel: 816-246-5515
Email: mikeo@diteq.com


New Hilti PM 2-LG Self-Leveling Line Laser
The new PM 2-LG self-leveling line laser from Hilti features green beam technology, which offers up to four times higher visibility compared to a standard red beam. The PM 2-LG features two green laser lines to perform several applications, such as leveling junction boxes, cable trays, radiators, pipe installations, suspended ceilings and aligning doors and windows. Transferring reference heights can be performed with this new line laser. An ergonomic and compact design has been incorporated for easy handling while a rubberized housing and pendulum lock are included for increased durability. The Hilti line laser PM 2-LG is backed by the company’s calibration service to help ensure reliability and accuracy. Even with the level’s built-in protection features, precision instruments can be affected by everyday use. Lasers can be calibrated and adjusted as needed through the Hilti Calibration Service, with the calibration confirmed in writing.

For More Information
Tel: 800-879-8000 (U.S.), 800-363-4458 (Canada)
Web: www.us.hilti.com (U.S.), www.hilti.ca (Canada)


CSDA Member Purchases 25 New Vans to Expand Fleet
D-Drill Master Drillers, Ltd., a CSDA member based in Coventry, United Kingdom, has spent over £270,000 (approximately $409,000) on 25 new vans for its operators around the country. This increases the company’s fleet to 72 vehicles. D-Drill, which employs 100 staff nationwide, is also set to invest in training, machinery and marketing as it bids to expand during 2015/16. “The new vans and their designs are quite eye-catching. It seems the more people see them, the more work we are doing and that should be a positive sign for the wider industry, “says Julie White, Managing Director of D-Drill. “Because we have nine offices across the country—as far north as Newcastle and as far south as Plymouth—and because we do work for general contractors big and small, we feel we are a good barometer for concrete cutters nationwide. So if we are busy, the industry is busy.”

For More Information
Contact: Julie White
Tel: 44-2476 612858
Email: juliewhite@d-drill.co.uk


ACI Announces New Publication
The American Concrete Institute is pleased to announce the availability of a new publication for concrete industry designers, suppliers and contractors—Legal Issues in Concrete Construction, Second Edition, authored by Jeffrey W. Coleman, P.E., FACI, Attorney at Law. The author provides interpretations of the courts’ findings and contrasts the decisions with other results where possible. This 260+ page second edition of Legal Issues in Concrete Construction contains over 150 cases—more than three times the number of cases as the first edition, and assembles the cases into 23 chapters. In addition, the complete report “ACI 132R-14 – Guide for Responsibility in Concrete Construction” has been included as Appendix C.

For More Information
Tel: 248-848-3700
Email: info@csunitec.com
www.concrete.org

Author: Russell Hitchen

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