New Products & Industry News [Jun ’16]

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Next-Generation Hand Saws Released by Hilti

Hilti, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of its next-generation DSH 700-X and DSH 900-X hand-held gas saws, designed for cutting through concrete slabs, asphalt, sewage pipes and other applications. These two new saws incorporate an innovative technology called Easy Start that automatically sets the proper amount of choke for more first-pull starts. Therefore, there is no need to adjust the choke—simply flip the switch “on” and pull the starter rope. Hilti’s Cyclone Air Filtration System removes most of the dust and debris from the engine air intake flow using centrifugal force. This process works by suctioning the cleanest air from the center of the cyclone, which is then sent to the filter. The DSH 700-X is a 70-cc saw available in 12- and 14-inch models, while the DSH 900-X is a 90-cc saw in 14- and 16-inch models. On-site maintenance of the saws is possible with easy-to-access starter ropes, air filter housings and a reinforced blade guards. Common maintenance parts such as air filters, starter ropes, spark plugs and fuel filters are included.

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


Segmented Rim Diamond Blades from Bosch
Bosch is pleased to provide a range of 12- and 14-inch-diameter premium segmented rim diamond blades, manufactured for fast, efficient cutting in concrete and other hard materials. The blades have been designed with a tensioned blade core and a high-quality diamond formulation. The tensioned steel core has been engineered with an innovative process that ensures each blade delivers smooth cuts with low vibration to reduce blade wobble. A 0.4-inch segment height has been designed for long blade life and each segment is laser welded to the steel core. This connection method offers the blade high mechanical strength and rigidity, ensuring greater stability during the cut. The blade’s reduction rings are 0.8 to 1 inch, allowing the blade to be used on application-specific concrete cutting saws.

For More Information
Contact: Steve Wilcox
Tel: 224-232-2417
Email: steve.wilcox@us.bosch.com


Husqvarna Launches KV 760 and KV 970/1260 Cutting Carts
Husqvarna Construction Products has announced the launch of two new cutting carts, the KV 760 and KV 970/1260. Both carts are specially designed to fit Husqvarna gas power cutters. The inclusion of quick-connection points allow the user to easily install a cutter on the cart, providing short setup times, while the depth limiter facilitates easy adjustment of the cutting depth. Both carts come standard with a 3.5-gallon pressurized water tank and a 10-foot hose that connects to the water nozzle on the blade guard. This new feature, together with the power cutters’ water-saving cutting system, allows for hours of cutting with or without the cart. Another feature is the lateral adjustment—wheels can be moved to the left or right, allowing the machine to cut close to walls or curbs. The handle has also been redesigned with a soft insert for operator comfort. The carts also fold for ease of transport and storage.

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


USA Wall Saw Blades from K2 Diamond
1 K2 20160323_115727_resizedK2 Diamond is very happy to introduce a new line of diamond blades for the professional user. USA Wall Saw blades are the company’s latest line of American-made blades developed from the Matrix Technology™ diamond tool platform. All these professional-level wall saw blades are designed for elevated performance to meet the demands of today’s professional concrete cutter’s application requirements. Jumbo size segments and a unique blade design have been combined for enhanced cutting speeds and extended blade life. USA Wall Saw blades are available in two bonds, Fast and Faster, with diameters ranging from 18 to 84 inches in diameter and segment widths from 0.175 to 0.250 inch. These blades have proven performance on all wall saw types, in all aggregates types and in all conditions across North America.

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


CS Unitec Releases EHD 2000 S Core Drill
The hand-held EHD 2000 S diamond core drill from CS Unitec is a tool for plumbers, electricians, contractors and other professionals who needing to drill anchor holes or through holes. The two-speed gearbox and 13.6 AMP motor provide the optimum RPM (0-1,000 / 0-2,000 RPM) to drill installation holes up to 6 inches in diameter in internal brick, brickwork, blockwork, soft concrete and other abrasive materials. Features include electronic soft start, temperature control and overcurrent cut-off. The safety slip clutch prevents jamming and allows for hand-held operation. When coupled with an industrial HEPA dust collection vacuum such as CS Unitec’s CS 1445 H, the EHD 2000 S reduces airborne dust to provide a cleaner and safer work environment. The EHD 2000 S is supplied with an M18 male spindle, a 0.625-inch by 11 UNC adapter and a carry case. Optional diamond core bits are available from CS Unitec.

For More Information
Contact: Tom Carroll
Tel: 800-700-5919
Email: info@csunitec.com


Brokk Introduces Smallest Diesel-Powered Demolition Robot
Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, recently launched its smallest diesel-powered demolition robot—the Brokk 120 D. The new machine weighs less than one-fourth of the Brokk 400 Diesel. The 6-gallon fuel tank and efficient operation allow run times longer than eight hours before refueling. The Brokk 120 D’s compact size—31 inches wide, 80 inches long and 49 inches high—enables it to pass through any standard door opening as well as maneuver in tight spaces. Weighing approximately 2,700 pounds, the 120 D can drive over weight-restricted floors and is designed for easy transportation to and from jobsites. In addition, the new machine uses the same attachments and generates the same hydraulic power as the Brokk 100.

For More Information
Contact: Peter Bigwood
Tel: 413-537-5572
Email: peter@brokkinc.com


Merit Engineering Makes New Staff Appointments
As Merit Engineering & Equipment Company gears up for its fifth-anniversary year, the company is pleased to welcome three new staff members to its growing, family-run business and highlight one of its current employees. Merit was launched in 2011 to build reliable and user-friendly saws for the professional concrete cutter. To support this effort, the company has announced the hiring of Jorge Vielma, Alexis Ferguson DiMarco and Sarah S. Marshall. Jorge Vielma has joined Merit as a mechanical engineer. Jorge is a recent graduate of Northern Arizona University. He will play an important role in designing the next generation of professional-grade floor saws for a global market. Jorge joins brother Mario Ramos, who started with Merit at its founding. Mario tackles a number of roles including customer service, purchasing and product development. He brings more than 15 years of technical experience to Merit in welding, powder coating, assembly and quality control. Alexis DiMarco joins Merit as director of business development. Alexis is the daughter of owners Greg and Rita Ferguson and brings more than 10 years of fundraising and organizational development experience to Merit along with a lifetime of exposure and familial passion to the concrete cutting industry. Sarah Marshall joins the Merit team as director of marketing and communications with over ten years’ experience in marketing, communications and advertising.

For More Information
Contact: Sarah Marshall
Tel: 917-346-0339
Email: s.marshall@meritsaw.com


New Large Frame Hydraulic Power Packs from Wolverine
Wolverine Equipment is pleased to announce its newest generation of large frame hydraulic power packs. The new WP-67HD is one the company’s most powerful hydraulic power units, producing up to 30 GPM and 3,000 PSI. The unit features a triple hydraulic oil cooling system, with one water/oil and two oil/air heat exchangers. This enhanced cooling system does not require water under most jobsite conditions. Another innovative feature is the new cyclone tank, which recirculates hydraulic oil in an efficient manner with a smaller tank capacity. The WP-67HD has a single hydraulic pump with adjustable flow and two circuits. One circuit can run high flow tools such as wall saws or wire saws, while the second circuit can run a smaller tool such as a hand saw, chain saw or core drill. The 66.8-horsepower Kubota diesel engine is smooth, quiet and fuel-efficient. As with all Wolverine hydraulic power packs, the new large frame diesel offers an automatic shut-off for low hydraulic oil level. The 67HD has a unique wheel design for rolling and loading, but is also available in skid mount or trailer mount versions.

For More Information
Contact: Bill Darling
Tel: 253-867-6209
Email: bill@wolverineequipment.com


EDCO Introduces Hand-Held Saw Kaddy
1 EDCO_Saw_KaddyEquipment Development Co., Inc. (EDCO) is pleased to introduce a new hand-held saw caddy for the professional user. This new accessory for the company’s 16-inch hand-held saw gives the tool walk-behind saw capabilities. On its own, the EDCO hand-held saw is suitable for production cutting of concrete, masonry, asphalt, stone and metal. The saw also has flush cutting capabilities and can be used to create window and door openings. Connecting it to the new EDCO Kaddy turns the hand-held saw into a walk-behind machine, capable of short-run sawing applications like cutting contraction joints. Operators can now comfortably stand up while cutting horizontal lines using the hand-held saw.

For More Information
Contact: Jason Stanczyk
Tel: 800-638-3326
Email: jstanczyk@edcoinc.com


Sanders Saws Introduces New Wall Saw Lineup
1 Sanders - wall saw bladesSanders Saws is pleased to introduce its new line of Everest diamond wall saw blades. The use of twin segments and a unique blade design combine to make the new Everest wall saw blades a suitable choice for elevated cutting speeds, enhanced performance and proficient steel cutting. The new blades are available in diameters ranging from 24 to 54 inches with a range of segment widths from 0.187 to 0.250 inch. Everest wall saw blades can cut concrete, masonry and steel and are available for professional cutters to purchase now.

For More Information
Contact: Joe Cammerota
Tel: 800-486-0207
Email: sales@sanderssaws.com


Sensors & Software Updates Conquest 100 GPR System
Sensors & Software is pleased to release an updated version of its Conquest100 Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system. The Conquest100 Enhanced reduces risk by allowing a technician to interpret detailed scans of rebar, post-tension cables, metallic and non-metallic conduits as well as current-carrying wires embedded in concrete. Once a scan is complete, the system connects to a mobile device, allowing a technician to email information direct from the field. Grid scan detailed mapping generates on-site 3D images to better visualize embedded objects. Line scan reconnaissance surveys provide real-time assessments of targets embedded in concrete. Multiple grid sizes are available in metric (cm) and imperial (inches) units. An on-screen drill locator is included to target coring positions and data is saved to a memory stick for archiving and transfer to a computer. The battery-operated unit is lightweight and portable for easy transportation to the jobsite.

For More Information
Contact: Len LaFond
Tel: 800-267-6013
Email: sales@sensoft.ca


DTT Announces New Staff Appointments
Diamond Tools Technology (DTT) is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Orawiec and Stacy Ray as technical sales specialists for the company’s range of products. Orawiec joins DTT as the sales specialist for the Illinois and Wisconsin sales territory. He has worked for the company for two years, helping on a wide range of projects and responsibilities. Orawiec has developed a high level of knowledge of the company’s products and customer needs that will translate very well into his new sales position. Ray joins the DTT team as the sales specialist for the Texas and Louisiana territories. He brings over 20 years of sales experience in both diamond blades and overall construction products and is based in Houston, Texas.

For More Information
Contact: Dan Dennison
Tel: 814-591-3252
Email ddennison@diamondtoolstechnology.com


New Propane Grinder/Polisher Introduced by DITEQ
1 DITEQ - TG18 Propane  Left SideThe DITEQ propane grinder/polisher includes a multi-accessory tooling plate for a large range of different tooling options to customize the machine (cup wheels and velcro pad drivers, quick change TEQ-lok and two different bolt on patterns, including the industry accepted standard three-hole traps). Its wheelbase is designed to maximize the head weight, geared down for lower RPM with increased torque and longer arc swing and operator leverage for a very aggressive grinding action. The machine is balanced using an adjustable rear axle height to compensate for tooling wear with locking adjustment to maintain preset in rough grinding surfaces. The TG18 has a welded steel frame construction with powder coat finish and is made in U.S.A. An 18-horsepower Kawasaki propane engine powers the TG18, and has an extra heavy duty centripetal clutch specifically designed for harsh working conditions. The TG18 is suitable for coating removal, leveling uneven concrete surfaces and polishing concrete.

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


Hilti Updates Adhesive Anchor System
Hilti, Inc. is pleased to introduce an updated version of the company’s HIT-RE 500 adhesive anchor system. This HIT-RE500 V3 system provides more than a 60 percent increase in published load performance, the lowest installation temperature in the industry and has received ICC approval for cracked and uncracked concrete and all seismic zones. The company states this is the first and only epoxy to cure in freezing temperatures with a temperature range of 23 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit and has the shortest cure times for any epoxy. The HIT-RE 500 V3 is suitable for applications such as structural connections with post-installed rebar, substituting of misplaced and/or missing rebar and anchoring structural steel connections. When used with the new TE-YRT roughening tool, HIT-RE 500 V3 can be utilized in both cracked and uncracked concrete diamond-cored holes, and greatly reduces the cleaning typically required for cored-hole installation. The HIT-RE 500 V3 system comes in 11.1-, 16.9- and 47.3-ounce foil packaging, which is easy to dispense when using the electric HDE 500 or manual HDM 500 Hilti Dispensers.

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


Husqvarna Presents New Remote-Control Floor Grinder
Husqvarna presents a brand new remote-control floor grinder, the PG 680 RC. The 17.4-horsepower grinder has a unique automated oscillation function that allows the operator to mimic manual operation movements for higher efficiency and greater productivity. The PG 680 RC can fit through a standard door opening, weighs 1,097 pounds and the use of remote control is included for increased productivity. The operator can correct the hoses and power cord, move the dust collector, inspect the floor and prepare the next set of tools—all while the machine is still running. The PG 680 RC has a grinding width of 27 inches with grinding disc speeds of 250 to 1,100 RPM. It also features Dual Drive Technology™ for ergonomic, efficient operation and E-Track, which allows the operator to set the machine to track in a straight line.

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


New Wall Slotter from CS Unitec
CS Unitec’s EMF 180 wall slotter cuts parallel channels in concrete and masonry, up to 1.8 inches wide by 2.4 inches deep. It allows pipe, conduit and wire to be placed inside walls and floors, making it suitable for plumbing, HVAC and electrical renovations. It uses two parallel 7-inch-dianeter diamond blades, which can be easily adjusted for the desired cutting depth and width. Compact design and parallel grips allow for easy handling and cutting close to the edge. The tool’s closed hood optimizes air flow and makes material removal easier. The integrated vacuum port can be hooked up to a vacuum for concrete dust collection. This feature provides a cleaner and safer work environment. The EMF 180’s powerful 20 AMP motor has a no load speed of 3,100 RPM

For More Information
Contact: Tom Carroll
Tel: 800-700-5919
Email: info@csunitec.com


Updated Brokk 60 II Released
Brokk is pleased to introduce its updated Brokk 60 II demolition robot, which has 10 percent more power than its predecessor. The new model is the smallest unit in the Brokk lineup and has an upgraded hydraulic system to increase the machine’s power. The company has also improved machine handling to make it even more maneuverable in tight spaces, meaning the Brokk 60 II’s machine movements are smoother and more precise than before. The Brokk 60 II weighs 1,102 pounds and its overall dimensions remain the same as the original Brokk 60—23.2 inches wide and 34.3 inches tall. The unit’s three-part arm system works with a variety of attachments including hydraulic hammers, grapples, crushers and buckets to achieve flexibility and versatility.

For More Information
Contact: Peter Bigwood
Tel: 413-537-5572
Email: peter@brokkinc.com


Concrete Cutting Systems Expands Operations
Concrete Cutting Sytems, Inc., a CSDA member based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has taken advantage of an opportunity to expand its services to Pittsburgh and surrounding counties, effective May 1, 2016. The Pittsburgh office is being managed by Lester Arthur and Jon Wilson. Between them, Arthur and Wilson have over 30 years of experience in the concrete sawing and drilling industry together with extensive local knowledge of the Pittsburgh area. The company, established in 1995, looks forward to serving existing and new customers in Western Pennsylvania.

For More Information
Contact: Jon Wilson
Tel: 888-444-9008
Email: jonwilson@sawcutr.com
www.concretecuttingsystems.net


Bosch Introduces RH1255VC Rotary Hammer
Bosch is pleased to introduce the RH1255VC 2-inch SDS-Max® rotary hammer, which delivers 14.1 foot pounds of impact energy and weighs just 26.2 pounds. This new rotary hammer includes innovations like Turbo™ Power, Constant Response™ circuitry and Vario-Lock™ positioning. The variable speed dial of the RH1255VC provides two drilling speeds and allows the user to match speed to application while the Vario-Lock™ positioning feature allows users to rotate and lock the chisel with precision. Turbo™ Power gives the tool more torque and boosts speed in hammer mode while the tool’s Vibration Control™ technology offers a mass-damper control in the hammer mechanism to reduce vibration levels at the user’s hands. The Bosch RH1255VC comes with the standard Bosch SDS-max® 2-inch chuck. The SDS-max Bit system provides tool-free bit changes with automatic bit locking and maximum impact-energy transfer.

For More Information
Contact: Steve Wilcox
Tel: 224-232-2417
Email: steve.wilcox@us.bosch.com


Curb-Cutting Machine Commended at Industry Awards
A machine invented by Julie White, managing director of CSDA contractor member D-Drill Master Drillers Ltd., has been highly-commended at an industry awards ceremony. White came up with the idea for the D-Kerb when the company was asked to cut curbs to 45 degrees in-situ. Failing to find a suitable machine to do the job, Julie and her father, Peter, designed, developed and created the D-Kerb. It has already worked on range of projects, including an early phase of a Cycle Superhighway in London, England, and its early successes were recognized at the U.K.’s Construction News Specialist Awards 2016. The company was highly commended in the innovation category during a ceremony in London that brought together hundreds of people from the construction industry.

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


STIHL Inc. Names Vice President of Operations
STIHL Inc. is pleased to welcome Stephen Ballenger as the new vice president of operations in the U.S. Ballenger will be responsible for all production operations at the more than one million square foot corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where the company produces more than 275 models of handheld outdoor power equipment. His role will include directing manufacturing, engineering, materials and procurement, logistics, buildings, maintenance and quality assurance activities. Ballenger brings more than 30 years of engineering and manufacturing expertise and leadership experience to STIHL, most recently serving as president of Light Vehicles USA for Metalsa in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Previous leadership experience includes positions at Carl Zeiss, Hella and a 15-year career with Bosch North America. Ballenger has a Master of Science in industrial management and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Clemson University.

For More Information
Tel: 800-467-8445
www.stihlusa.com


ACI Elects New President
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) introduced its 2016-2017 president during The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in April. Michael J. Schneider has been elected to serve as president for a two-year term. Schneider, FACI, is the senior vice president and chief people officer at Baker Concrete Construction, Inc. in Monroe, OH, and has been with the company for over 38 years. He was named a Fellow of ACI in 2006. He previously served on the ACI Board of Direction and as Chair of the Strategic Development Council (SDC) and the ACI Foundation, of which he is currently a Trustee. He has also been active in the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), where he served as president during 2005 and 2006.

For More Information
Contact: Julie Webb
Tel: 248-848-3148
Email: julie.webb@concrete.org

Author: Russell Hitchen

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