New Products & Industry News [Mar ’16]

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1 DP CC148XL-EEDiamond Products Introduces First-CutTM Early Entry Saw
The CC148XL-EE First-CutTM saw from Diamond Products is part of the True Early Entry SystemTM designed for early entry cutting. This lightweight, walk-behind saw has a spring loaded skid plate guard that keeps the skid plate down on the green concrete, thus preventing spalling. With a 6-inch blade capacity, the maximum cutting depth is 1.188 inches. The blades turn in an up-cut direction to keep debris out of the cut line. The blade is lowered into the cut with a raise and lower mechanical system with spring loaded release. A unique structural feature is the telescopic handle that adjusts to the operator’s height. This can help the operator when cutting long passes. Additionally, the saw frame is a heavy-duty steel that prevents damage during transport. This saw also has five wheels under the frame for increased stability and prevents the saw from wobbling during cutting. With a Honda GX160, 4.8-horsepower gas engine, the CC148XL-EE First-CutTM saw is well suited for the green concrete cutting industry.

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


 

Hydraulic Chain Saw from CS Unitec
CS Unitec’s CS 566110-3 hydraulic chain saw can plunge cut up to 20 inches deep in concrete in one pass. It is suitable for cutting mechanical openings, irregular shapes and square corners up to 19 inches deep with no overcuts. Its powerful 11-horsepower motor has a no load speed of 5,700 RPM. The saw can be used hand-held or with the optional SpeedHook® guide to make straight cuts through walls and other surfaces. This saw operates on 2,500 PSI / 8 GPM hydraulic oil. Noise level is 88 decibels at 3 feet. This concrete chain saw with an AirFORCE F4™ diamond chain is ideal for cutting reinforced concrete, brick, block, concrete pipe and natural stone. The chains have larger diamond segments and also have 50 percent greater tensile strength for reduced breakage and feature a chain-based water distribution system for better lubrication between bar and chain. CS Unitec offers two AirFORCE F4 chain styles: AirFORCE Premium saw chains cut concrete with heavy steel reinforcement, and AirFORCE Standard is a general-purpose diamond chain for reinforced concrete.

For More Information
Tel: 800-700-5919
Email: info@csunitec.com
www.csunitec.com


 

GSSI Launches Updates to SIR® 4000 GPR Control Unit
GSSI announces the release of updates to the SIR® 4000 ground penetrating radar (GPR) control unit. The controller is designed to bridge the legacy of GSSI’s traditional analog antennas with the next-generation of digital offerings, giving it the flexibility to support a wide range of users in numerous applications. The updates bring the StructureScan 2D collection module to the controller, simplifying its use for the concrete construction industry. The StructureScan 2D collection module includes high frequency antenna-specific setups to ensure survey efficiency, and enables the controller to automatically recognize smart antenna setups. Additionally, the update offers users the option of on-the-fly automatic gain to better enhance the data display, while still saving the file in the original raw format for post processing. The updated collection module also includes a horizontal zoom function, allowing users to increase the size of the data setup to 8x to resolve smaller targets, and a “Save Image” shortcut for quick reports. The SIR® 4000 provides a 10.4-inch high definition LED display, user interface, plug-and-play GPS integration and Wi-Fi enabled data transfer functionality. The unit is designed with a number of exclusive features, including a casted aluminum chassis that offers superior temperature stability and an impact resistant design that combined, delivers a full IP 65 rating- able to withstand tough jobsite conditions.

For More Information
Contact: Jami Harmon
Tel: 603-893-1109
Email: harmonj@geophysical.com


 

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Husqvarna Launches Updated FS 3500 G Flat Saw
Husqvarna is pleased to launch an updated version of the FS 3500 G—a self-propelled walk-behind flat saw with a 37-horsepower Kohler gasoline engine. It has a cutting depth capacity of up to 12.375 inches with a 30-inch-diameter diamond blade. The FS 3500 G is well suited for small and medium patch or service jobs cutting in concrete or asphalt. Updated features include a Poly-V blade shaft belt drive system with an automatic tensioner that helps reduce vibrations and increases production by transfering more power to the blade shaft. The FS 3500 G’s tachometer enables the operator to monitor engine rpms and performance. An hour meter tracks hours for use during rentals and also service intervals and a water safety blade protection feature automatically shuts off the engine if water is lost to prevent the blade overheating or going out of tension. Available blade guard sizes are 18, 26 or 30 inches. The FS 3500 G comes with adjustable handlebars to fit the operator and the project.

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


 

RGC Introduces Dual Tool 0-12 GPM Hydraulic Power Unit
RGC is pleased to introduce its newest addition to the company’s line of hydraulic power supplies and tools, the new HV351212. The 35-horsepower hydraulic power unit can run two tools simultaneously from 0-12 GPM at 2,250 PSI. Powered by a 35-horsepower Vanguard engine, the unit’s control panel comes equipped with pressure, hour and volt meter as standard equipment. Other standard features of the HV351212 include wide tires for stability and mobility around the jobsite, a heavy-duty heat exchanger for additional cooling, a removable gas tank for jobsite convenience and a steel powder-coated frame for durability.

For More Information
Contact: Peter Kowalczyk
Tel: 800-742-8665
Email: peter.kowalczyk@rgcproducts.com


 

STS Rocket Bits from Dixie Diamond
Dixie Diamond Manufacturing has released its line of STS Rocket Bits, core bits designed with a longer speed style tube to increase the maximum hole coring speed. The STS Rocket Bit is designed with a lightweight steel tube that is 2 inches longer than traditional bits. Its custom-constructed serrated turbo segments provide aggressive coring speed in hard concrete. STS Rocket Bits are available in sizes from 2 to 8 inches in diameter.

For More Information
Contact: Sid Kilgore
Tel: 770-921-2464
Email: skilgore@dixiediamond.com


 

1 Brokk160Brokk 160 Demolition Machine
Brokk, Inc., features the Brokk 160 demolition machine. The Brokk 160 combines performance and a lightweight design to offer the capabilities and flexibility to handle challenging industries including cement and metal processing, construction and demolition, mining and tunnelling and nuclear, as well as other specialty applications. Designed to meet the needs of customer requests, the Brokk 160 boosts the mid-range offering of the company’s models. Powered by a 25-horsepower electric motor, it is 12 percent more powerful than the Brokk 180 and offers the capacity and stability to carry all the same attachments. The unit features a reach of 15.8 feet with the included SB202 breaker. With a height of just 4.1 feet and width of 2.6 feet, the Brokk 160 is compact and low-profile enough to work in tight, restricted areas, while the emissions-free motor allows usage in confined spaces. Furthermore, the remote control box enables the operator to remain a safe distance away from hazards such as falling debris. Excluding attachments, the Brokk 160 weighs in at 3,527 pounds. Recommended maximum weight of attachments such as breakers, crushers, drills and shears is 595-pounds.

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


 

New Dust Removal System for Hilti Cordless Rotary Hammer
The Hilti Cordless rotary hammer TE 4-A18 has the capacity to drill more holes per battery charge than other cordless tool in its class. Now, the TE 4-A18 is available with a new dust Removal System (DRS) attachment that provides contractors with the health, safety and productivity gains of virtually dust-free drilling in one cordless system. The ergonomically designed DRS attachment allows for increased dust collection while improving worker comfort and safety. Because this integrated DRS attachment is powered by the rotary hammer’s 18-volt battery, no separate power source is required. By collecting up to 97.8 percent of the dust caused by drilling and no power cords to round up, the DRS helps reduce the amount of cleanup. The TE 4-A18 comes standard with a high-efficiency motor and electropneumatic hammering for higher drilling performance and longer tool life.

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


 

Sanders Saws acquired by K2 Diamond
Dick Kirby of K2 Diamond and John Corcoran are pleased to announce the acquisition of Sanders Saws & Blades from Multiquip Inc., effective November 2, 2015. The Sanders Saws business was founded 63 years ago and will continue to be headquartered in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. Combing the experience of Sanders Saws and that of K2 Diamond puts both companies in a strong position to continue producing high quality diamond blade and bit products and application technology for the industry. The ability to service customers with immediate nationwide delivery of American engineered and manufactured products is of great value to professional cutters, highway contractors and other end users alike. The product ranges from both companies include tools for sawing, drilling, grooving and grinding concrete, asphalt, masonry, stone and variety of other materials.

For More Information
Contact: Joseph Cammerota Sr
Tel: 610-273-3773
Email: sales@sanderssaws.com


 

Steve “Skip” Schipper, 1940 – 2016
CSDA Past President Stephan Schipper, also known as Skip, of Chandler, Arizona, passed away on January 28, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was 75 years old. Steve was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 18, 1940 to Peter and Mary (Vanderveen) Schipper. As a child, his family moved to the Los Angeles area where he attended Monrovia Duarte High School (Class of 1958). Skip moved to the Phoenix area in 1971 and became owner/operator of Arizona Concrete Cutting. He was an active Board member of CSDA and served as president in 1976. During his tenure, Steve was responsible for aligning CSDA with World of Concrete and the association remains a cosponsor of the show today. After retiring his business in 1990, he became an aircraft mechanic working on planes in Stellar Airpark and Falcon Field. He was a general aviation pilot and enjoyed flying. Skip is survived by one daughter, Danielle Bojorquez, of Huntington Beach, California, as well as his life partner, Gloria “Bee” Cahill and her children Lisa Hart, Chris Riedener, Heidi Hall and grandchildren David, Robert, and Tom Hart, Courtney and Mitchell Hall. He is also survived by his siblings, Jay of Phoenix, Jeff, Suzy (Williams) and Robin (Daniels) of California and Patrick of Washington as well as several nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all who knew him.


Bosch Introduces Speed CleanTM Bits
Bosch Speed CleanTM bits are built around an internal dust channel that is milled to Bosch specifications to deliver reduced dust in a lightweight concrete bit featuring 25 percent greater speed than its predecessors. The dust extraction bit system can save time, money and produce less dust than traditional drilling methods. Primary users include concrete contractors, adhesive and mechanical anchor installers, civil construction workers and mechanical, electrical and plumbing professionals. The bits are part of a comprehensive system that reduces dust while producing precise, clean holes quickly – reducing drilling time by up to 50 percent. Because the bit does not allow dust into the environment, there are benefits to the operator and people located around the work area. The bits work in conjunction with an attached vacuum system. Solid carbide tips are embedded in a steel head with robust four-cutter geometry, enhancing bit speed and life. In addition, each bit comes with a rubber connector that connects the shaft of the drill bit to the hose. The system is optimized for adhesive anchoring applications. Bosch offers a range of sizes to fit both SDS-plus® and SDS-max® hammers.

For More Information
Tel: 877-267-2499
www.boschtools.com


 

1 Wolverine Compact Hydraulic Handsaw 16 inNew Compact Hydraulic Handsaw from Wolverine
Wolverine Equipment continues to expand its line of hydraulic handsaws. The company’s new compact hydraulic handsaws have an alternative hand positioning that some operators find more comfortable. These saws are available in regular up-cut and down-cut models as well as flush-cut combo versions. The compact handsaws come with common features associated with the Wolverine line, including the safe-stop hydraulic valve, a trigger-activated water supply and a high efficiency hydraulic motor. Stainless steel components ensure the saws are durable and meant for long life. The flush-cut combo compact has a removable outer blade guard that allows the saw to be used for standard or flush cutting. Wolverine Equipment’s compact hydraulic handsaws are available in 16-, 20- and 24-inch sizes, with a choice of 8-, 10-, 12- or 15-GPM motors.

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


 

Metchick Named President of LATICRETE® SUPERCAP®
LATICRETE SUPERCAP, LLC, manufacturer of the self-leveling LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® System, announced Doug Metchick has been named president of the company. Reporting to LATICRETE President Edward Metcalf, Metchick will work out of LATICRETE World Headquarters in Bethany, Connecticut and is charged with preparing SUPERCAP for rapid and sustained growth. LATICRETE SUPERCAP is a joint venture between LATICRETE and Supercap. Metchick has a 25-year track record building brands and increasing profitability. He comes to LATICRETE SUPERCAP from Morris Yachts, where he served as CEO, overseeing the luxury sailboat builder and yacht services company’s five locations and 100-plus staff. He was responsible for business strategy, marketing, sales, customer service, production, finance, HR, advertising, social media and digital. Metchick graduated from Skidmore College in 1990.

For More Information
Contact: John Lacey
Tel: 315-413-4294
Email: jlacey@mower.com


 

New Walk-Behind Floor Grinder from CS Unitec
CS Unitec’s new 9-inch walk-behind floor grinder with dust extraction removes epoxy, paint and other hard coatings from large surfaces including concrete, screed and natural stone before new paint or coatings are applied. The heavy-duty EBS 235 has a powerful 23.7-mp/110-volt motor and a no-load speed of 1,700 RPM. Applications include preparing living rooms for new carpet and resurfacing cellars, garages and balconies. The EBS 235’s dust extraction port and brush shield allow for dust-free grinding when attached to an industrial vacuum system. Grind directly to the edge of the work area by removing the side portion of the dust guard, increasing maximum depth and coverage. The EBS 235 is designed with vibration reduction technology and features a height-adjustable chassis and floor guiding device that adapt to the needs of the operator for precise guiding, comfortable working and optimal grinding results. Weighing 84 pounds, the grinder includes an additional handle on the motor for easy transport. Interchangeable diamond and PCD inserts are available for a variety of applications.

For More Information
Tel: 800-700-5919
Email: info@csunitec.com
www.csunitec.com


 

Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) Update
Representatives of the CISC met with the Administration’s Office of Management & Budget (OMB) on February 1, 2016 regarding the implementation of OSHA’s Proposed Rule on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica. The CISC focused on three themes during the meeting:

  • The construction industry presents unique challenges with respect to compliance with any crystalline silica rule. Silica is ubiquitous on construction sites and is, thus, like no other health substance OSHA has regulated for construction. The prevalence of multi-employer worksites also presents significant challenges to construction employers and makes overall compliance with any rule extremely difficult. The proposed rule did not appreciate the unique aspects of construction. With the exception of one table in the rule, OSHA simply took the general industry rule and applied it to construction, which is considered unworkable. Furthermore, the table was not a true safe harbor and was drafted such that no construction employer would avail itself of that limited compliance option.
  • The rule is technologically infeasible. OSHA has not shown that the proposed PEL of 50 (with an AL of 25) can be met in “most” construction operations “most of the time.” The assumptions that OSHA uses in asserting the PEL is technologically feasible are not the best available evidence and do not reflect real world construction conditions. Finally, NIOSH testified that in order for a construction employer to be assured of compliance with a PEL of 50 – due to the unique and variable conditions on construction worksites – the employer would actually need to control silica exposures to a level at or below the AL. OSHA has not come close to making that showing.
  • The rule is economically infeasible. OSHA has made several incorrect assumptions about the make-up of the construction industry, the distribution of controls, and other data inputs that has severely underestimated the costs of the rule. For feasibility purposes, OSHA analyzed the profitability of the construction industry before the recession, which does not reflect the economic reality of today.

OMB was definitely interested in aspects of the rule that the CISC would support and what changes to the rule the CISC would view favorably (and potentially cause it to support the rulemaking). As has been discussed with CISC members, OSHA was told that the coalition had thought long and hard about this, but there were so many issues with the proposed rule that it was difficult to identify any particular change that would make the rule palatable or address the unique aspects of the construction industry.

CSDA is a member of CISC and joined the coalition to provide a unified voice from the construction industry on OSHA’s Proposed Rule on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica. CISC is comprised of 25 trade associations representing virtually every aspect of the construction industry. A copy of the proposed rule can be viewed via www.osha.gov/silica.

For More Information
Contact: Bradford Hammock
Tel: 703-483-8300
Email: hammockb@jacksonlewis.com


 

Brokk Names New Regional Sales Manager
Brokk Inc., has promoted Bob McCabe to the position of New England regional sales manager. Formerly a field application and training specialist with the company, McCabe’s new role will support customers in New England in addition to his equipment and application training responsibilities throughout the U.S. McCabe joined the demolition industry in 1975 and purchased his first Brokk machine in 1985. He and his wife, Joanne, co-owned their own demolition business, which operated throughout North America and Canada, and he worked for several demolition companies that owned these machines. McCabe joined Brokk in August 2015 as a field applications/training specialist. McCabe lives in Mansfield, Massachusetts, with Joanne. They have three sons, Chris, 35, Matthew, 30, and Shawn, 25.

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


 

Hilti Introduces Cordless Cut-Off Tool
The third generation Hilti Cordless cut-off tool AG 500-A18 has increased performance due to a 5.2 ampere-hour battery and improved electronics, which means more efficiency and power during grinding applications. Featuring a keyless quick-change flange and a brushless motor for up to three times longer life (no commutator to damage and no carbon brushes to change), the AG 500-A18 provides high productivity. With safety in mind, this cordless cut-off tool is equipped with an electronic brake that stops the disc within one second and Active Torque Control for added operator protection. This 18-volt tool can cut or grind cast iron pipes, steel, strut, threaded rods, sheet metal and stainless steel. It is also great for notching, grinding and finishing steel beams, plates and steel mesh. The new AG 500-A18 is covered for wear and tear for two years.

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 Bosch - RH328VC-36_heroBosch Introduces 36-Volt Rotary Hammer
The Bosch RH328VC-36 Bulldog™ 36V 1.0625-inch SDS-plus® rotary hammer provides maximum productivity with 2.4 foot pounds of impact energy. The vibration-dampened handle provides comfort when working all day while the tool’s Active Response Technology, a sensor-based technology, shuts the tool off should the bit get into a bind situation. The RH328VC-36 also offers Electronic Precision Control (EPC), which provides users precise drilling with 70 percent power soft-start. The hammer’s multi-function selector includes three operation modes: rotary hammer, rotation only and hammer only. The Bosch 36V BAT838 4.0 ampere hour battery provides added power to meet stringent jobsite requirements in concrete. The rotary hammer includes a variable-speed trigger with reversing, which means accurate bit starting as well as another option for removing fasteners or bound bits. Vario-Lock™ Positioning allows the user to rotate and lock a chisel into 40 different positions. An LED light is included for drilling in reduced-light environments. Typical applications include drilling in concrete for setting anchors for the commercial mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades, drilling in concrete for setting forms/rebar doweling for concrete construction, drilling/chiseling in brick/masonry materials and through-hole drilling in foundation walls for running small-diameter pipe for electrical / plumbing.

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


 

Dr. Fritsch Introduces New Cold Press
Dr. Fritsch is pleased to introduce its latest volumetric cold press, the KPV 300. With its 40-ton pressing force, the new press more than doubles the capabilities of its predecessor, the KPV 218. Designs with multi-cavities or high densities can be realized with this new development. Beside the standard radial filling-shoe, the KPV 300 also has an option for a linear filling-shoe. The press can produce items of high precision with short setup times and includes many of the standard features associated with the company’s cold presses. Dr. Fritsch will exhibit the KPV 300 at booth #538 in hall A1 during the Bauma trade show in Munich, Germany, April 11-17.

For More Information
Contact: Volker Woern
Tel: 49-17 55 74 17 79
Email: volker.woern@dr-fritsch.de


 

STIHL Inc. Announces New Distribution Warehouse
The groundbreaking for a new 24-acre STIHL distribution site recently took place in Oxford, Connecticut. Northeast STIHL, a division of STIHL Inc., services customers throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Vermont. This new 120,000-square foot location was selected for its access to Interstate 84 and other main routes for deliveries, allowing for one-day shipping service to most of the 1,000+ dealers in the Northeast region. STIHL Inc. distributes its products across the U.S. through a two-tiered system, selling products through a network of independent distributors and company-owned branches. Distributors and branches, in turn, sell products to authorized STIHL servicing dealers nationwide. Casey McGrath, the current branch manager for Northeast STIHL, will also serve as the branch manager for the new location. The new Northeast STIHL facility will be ready fall 2016.

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


 

LATICRETE Launches PERMACOLOR® Select ANYCOLORTM Grout Colors
LATICRETE, a manufacturer of construction solutions for the building industry, has announced the introduction of PERMACOLOR® Select ANYCOLORTM. This product gives contractors and distributors the ability to comprehensively color-match the industry’s first dispersible pigment grout solution, PERMACOLOR Select. Customers can now go beyond the original 80 PERMACOLOR Select colors and access almost any color. The product comes in two parts: a color kit and the highly-engineered PERMACOLOR Select base powder. The process of preparing the grout begins with the color kit’s dispersible pigment packets. When added to water, these packets dissolve like laundry or dishwasher packets. When the neutrally-colored PERMACOLOR Select base is added to the pigment-water mix, a color-consistent grout is formed that does not require sealing. The base powder comes in 12.5- and 25-pounds options. PERMACOLOR Select ANYCOLOR is fast setting and is suitable for joints 0.0625 to 0.5 inches wide on floors or walls. It exceeds ANSI A118.7 and achieves ISO 13007-4 CG2FAW.

For More Information
Contact: John Lacey
Tel: 315-413-4294
Email: jlacey@mower.com


 

Team STIHL Race Plane to Feature on NBC Sports
Later this month, the National Championship Air Races will be broadcast on NBC Sports featuring the Team STIHL Once Moment Air Racing Team. One Moment, a carbon fiber race plane, is a Lancair Super Legacy with a 600+ horsepower twin turbo engine and is piloted by Andrew Findlay, a test cell supervisor and engineer at STIHL Inc. Several of his colleagues serve as the racing plane’s crew. With the power of a custom McCauley Blackworks propeller and innovative crew, the plane can hit speeds of nearly 400mph. Look out for Team STIHL March 27, 3:00 PM EST on NBC Sports.

For More Information
www.stihlusa.com/community/team-stihl/stihl-air-racing/

Author: Russell Hitchen

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