New Products and Industry News [March ’15]

New Products and Industry News [March ’15]

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CS Unitec Introduces New Rig-Mounted Core Drill
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CS Unitec’s EBM 352/3 PSA rig-mounted core drill is ideal for drilling up to 14-inch-diameter holes in concrete, reinforced concrete, asphalt and natural stone. At 77 pounds, the EBM 352/3 PSA has been described as the lightest drill in its class, featuring a powerful 20-amp high-torque motor and a rugged three-speed gearbox with drilling speeds of 230, 500 and 1,030 RPM. An internal oil pump lubricates the gearbox and shaft for longer life. The EBM 352/3 PSA features soft start, overload protection and a mechanical slip clutch protects it in case of jamming. The 39-inch-tall anchor stand features a quick-lock motor mount, positive locking knob and two 5-inch wheels for easy portability. It also includes a screw jack for bracing. The hand crank has an adjustable angle of up to 45 degrees and can be mounted on either side of the drill stand. The drill rig is made for heavy-duty concrete core drilling. The motor is mounted on a slide rack and can be removed from the stand in seconds, making it easy to transport the rig in two pieces to the jobsite. The EBM 352/3 PSA core drill motor can also be purchased with an anchor vacuum stand and vacuum pump (Model EBM 352/3 PSV).

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


New Hydraulic Power Pack from Wolverine Equipment
Wolverine Equipment is pleased to announce two new additions to its line of hydraulic power packs. The new WP-20.5 and WP-22 gas-powered hydraulic power packs are built on the company’s smallest frames for optional portability and maneuverability. With either a 20.5-horsepower or 22-horsepower Subaru engine, these units give users 10-12 GPM of flow in what Wolverine describes as the smallest packages on the market. Both models will produce a maximum pressure of up to 2,500 PSI. The power packs are suitable for powering a wide range of tools, including core drills, hand saws, chain saws and ring saws. The WP-20.5 and WP-22 are both built on a compact, maneuverable frame and weigh 330 pounds when fully loaded with fluids.

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


ICS Introduces New Line of Diamond Wire
ICS is pleased to introduce the company’s next generation of diamond wire, specifically designed for the applications of cutting concrete, concrete with reinforcement and steel. ICS diamond wire is manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility with precision specifications to deliver a high level of service, economy and performance. The offering includes sintered and electroplated wires. The company’s sintered wire provides a proven and economical way to cut fast in concrete and concrete with light steel reinforcing. Beads are 0.4 inches in diameter and placed 1 inch apart from each other. The ICS electroplated diamond wire offering provides several options for economically cutting a wide range of materials from reinforced concrete to pure steel. It contains 40 beads per meter (3.3 feet) and can run at a wire speed of 22 meters (72.2 feet) per second. The proprietary design efficiently uses diamonds that are tuned for each unique application.

For More Information
Contact: Jessica Gowdy
Email: jessica.gowdy@blount.com
www.icsbestway.com


CSDA Member Engineers Angled Curb-Cutting Machine
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D-Drill Master Drillers—a concrete sawing and drilling contractor and CSDA member from Coventry, England—has introduced a device that can cut granite curb stones in situ to an angle, allowing cars, bicycles and other vehicles to mount the curb with greater ease. The Cyclpath has been devised by D-Drill managing director Julie White and her father, Peter, former owner of the business. The introduction of this new machine means that many traditional curb stones can now be cut while remaining in place, whereas previously these stones would have been replaced meaning road closures, excavations and disposals. The contractor was approached by a city council looking to angle a curb on a busy street because this was a popular drop-off point for hotels, restaurants and boutique stores. The Cyclepath allowed operators to make 45-degree angle cuts with a diamond blade and take the top corner off the curb. The angled saw motor is mounted inside a custom steel frame with wheels attached, so the machine can cut while it travels along. This was a cost-saving invention for the customer that helped prevent further damage to vehicles mounting and dismounting the curb.

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


New Portable GPR System from Sensors & Software
Sensors & Software has introduced a new portable GPR system for identifying hidden objects in concrete and other materials. Based on the company’s existing GPR technology, the new Conquest 100 offers a range of new features such as a high-resolution touchscreen display and embedded Wi-Fi for direct data transfer to a smart device. This way, scan images can be emailed from a smart phone directly from the field. The system has a resizeable handle, an all-in-one transportation case and comes with a long-life lithium ion battery. Software for the Conquest 100 has been designed for easy annotation and report preparation via a PC. The system retains all of the key features of its predecessor, such as the Power Cable Detector (PCD), automatic velocity determination and rapid grid collection and processing.

For More Information
Tel: 905-624-8909
www.sensoft.ca


EDCO Introduces Direct-Drive Grinder
EDCO, Inc. is pleased to introduce the company’s new DDG9 Direct-Drive Grinder for the professional user. This 110-volt grinder is maintenance free. No parts to service and no belts to replace. The DDG9 is suitable for resurfacing concrete floors in compact areas and removing coatings. At only 80 pounds, the Direct-Drive Grinder can fit inside most car trunks.

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


Tractive Appoints Director of Business Development
Tractive AB recently began a series of initiatives to leverage the company. Tractive’s first step was the expansion of the management team. Ian Osborne has joined the company as Director of Business Development and Kristoffer Johnsen has joined as Operations Manager. Osborne was formerly with Blount International, where he held a number of roles including Director of R&D and Director of Business Development. Kristoffer Johnsen is a recent graduate of Gothenburg University who interned at Tractive, showing great aptitude for process and organization. The existing management team consists of Anders Johnsen – Chief Engineer and Managing Director, Ingrid Johnsen – Chief Financial Officer, Marie Peil – Marketing Manager, and Martin Persson – Engineering Manager.

For More Information
Contact: Marie Peil
Email: peil@tractive.se
www.pentruder.com | www.tractive.se


Wilson Born, 1938-2015
Industry professional Wilson Erwin Born of Macomb Township, Michigan, died peacefully on January 18, 2015 at the age of 76 following a long battle with cancer. He was the President of CSDA member National Research Company in Chesterfield, Michigan and attended many association events. Wilson was born August 12, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of Harry and Caroline (nee Bailey) Born. On June 28, 1986, he married Myrna Gray. Wilson joined National Research Company in 1960 and took ownership of the company in the early 1970s. He was an intelligent, honest and hardworking man who enjoyed fishing and hunting, telegraph and stamp collecting, as well as all things history related. Wilson is survived by his wife of 28 years, Myrna; siblings Susan (Jack) Maas, Frederick (Brigitta) Born and Sara (Joseph) Alexanian; sister-in-law Bernice Born; nephews David (Rebecca) Born, Erik (Nicole) Born and Joseph Alexanian; and nieces Martha Born, Kathryn (Mark Colborn) Born, and Lisa (Thomas) Manganello, as well as numerous friends and his National Research family. He is predeceased by his brother Edward and parents, Harry and Caroline. Wilson will be missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes to the ALS Association (www.alsa.org) and the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org) are appreciated.


Redesigned Website Launched by EDCO, Inc.
EDCO has completely redesigned its website, www.edcoinc.com. The new website combines the latest in web development with EDCO’s training tools, creating an informational site complete with videos, explanations and illustrations. The website is also now in responsive design format, meaning all information is easily seen on desktops, tablets and smartphones. It has a Product Applications Guide, where visitors can match their needs with specific EDCO machines and recommended tooling, and gives customers free access to EDCO product picture downloads for their website and marketing needs. The site’s EDCO Blog answers common application questions and there are many training and “how to” videos. Visitors have a choice of viewing the site in English, Spanish, French or German.

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


Husqvarna Introduces Remote-Controlled Floor Grinder
Husqvarna is pleased to introduce the PG 820 RC, a 17-horsepower remote-controlled version of the company’s existing floor grinder. Using 3-phase power, the 1,182-pound PG 820 RC can operate at speeds between 250 and 1,100 RPM to a grinding width of 32 inches. With Dual Drive Technology™, the grinder is designed for concrete floor preparation and repair as well as polishing and grinding applications—both wet and dry. It is also suitable for the HiPERFLOOR® concrete floor polishing system. The use of remote control means the operator can correct hoses and the power cord, move the dust collector, inspect the floor and prepare the next set of tools while the machine is still running and executing the job.

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


New Self-Sharpening Bull Point Chisel from Makita
A bull point chisel is a suitable accessory for general concrete breaking and chipping. However, effective breaking requires that the chisel remain sharp to penetrate hard concrete. The new Makita 16-inch, self‐sharpening bull point chisel for 1.125-inch hammers features an innovative design engineered to keep the bit point sharp longer than traditional bits. It is suitable for use with Makita and other manufacturers’ 1.125-inch hex hammers, and is designed for general purpose demolition in brick or concrete. The chisel is also suitable for starting holes in concrete.

For More Information
Contact: Wayne Hart
Tel: 714-522-8088, x4410
Email: whart@makitausa.com


Hilti Introduces Equidist Technology to Diamond Tool Lineup
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Hilti Equidist technology for diamond core bits and wall saw blades features precisely positioned, evenly spaced diamonds for a high-performance segment matrix. This provides high quality cutting characteristics under difficult conditions, especially in concrete with high steel content. The company’s High-horsepower Concrete Speed (HCS) and High-horsepower Concrete Life (HCL) core bits are designed for coring in the 1.375- to 24-inch-diameter range in reinforced concrete. These bits have pre-sharpened segments for effective hole starting and are built specifically for high horsepower motors like the Hilti DD 200 core rig or larger. The new Equidist DS-BT wall saw blades also feature diamonds in the segment matrix that are equally distributed and evenly spaced. Compared with conventional wall saw blades, Hilti Equidist blades are said to achieve up to 35% higher cutting performance and up to 45% longer 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)


New LowStretch Saw Chains from STIHL
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The new 36 GBM and 36 GBE LowStretch chains for the GS 461 STIHL Rock Boss® concrete cutter are a combination of innovative design and engineering. These new chains have been designed to require less frequent tensioning under normal operating conditions, compared to previous chain in the range and the application of an advanced surface heat treatment allows extreme abrasion resistance and surface hardness. The flange is also heat treated for shape retention and ruggedness. The 36 GBM and 36 GBE chains are built with a toughened high grade alloy core that provides full segment life usage and directional arrows are stamped on each main drive link to aid proper chain installation. The general purpose diamond chain and economy/rental diamond chains are available in 12-inch and 16-inch sizes and stretch at a rate five times slower than previous chains. New rim sprockets are included with the purchase of these chains.

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


Bosch Introduces CSG15 Surface Grinder
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The Bosch CSG15 5-inch surface grinder employs maximum 12.5 amp, 9,300 RPM power for concrete grading, surface preparation, concrete cleaning and other harsh concrete applications. This power and speed is combined with constant response electronics to deliver the benefits of soft-start, smooth operation, constant speed under load and overload protection. The Bosch CSG15 features an innovative shroud with a proprietary guard-opening system that allows flush grinding up to walls and dust collection. It also has a wrap-around auxiliary handle that offers multiple grip positions. A four-stage sealing system integrated into the output shaft and double-sealed ball bearings effectively seal the gear housing and gears against dust. A sealed switch extends life and epoxy-coated field windings add to overall system protection. In addition, the CSG15 features a brush ring where the shroud contacts the concrete surface. The brush ring combines with air vents on top of the shroud to further channel dust. This allows the necessary air to be pulled into the shroud so that the dust-filled air can be sucked through the dust port and into a vacuum. The dust port is 1.375 inches in diameter and fits Bosch dust extraction vacuums.

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


ECO-QUICKgel Slurry Treatment from Gelmaxx
Gelmaxx has created a product that helps reduce the harmful impact that concrete slurry wastewater can have on the ocean. The company’s ECO-QUICKgel slurry solidifier is a super absorbent powder that turns concrete slurry into a dry material that is safe to dispose in any standard waste container. With the ECO-QUICKgel slurry solidifier, contractors can quickly and efficiently clean up wastewater without disrupting their workflow. The solidifer is an organic polymer that can absorb up to 500 times its weight without much added volume. 20 grams per gallon of treated material will create a gel like solid within minutes that is safe to dispose and EPA compliant.

For More Information
Tel: 855-322-3335
www.gelmaxxusa.com


Redesigned Concrete Chain Saw from RGC
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Reimann & Georger Corporation (RGC) is pleased to introduce the new-look C150 HydraCutter concrete chain saw for the professional user. This hydraulic saw is available in 11.7- and 17.4-horsepower models that have 8- and 12-GPM flow respectively. The C150 weighs 30 pounds and can achieve a cutting depth of 30 inches in concrete. The chain saw can perform plunge, bottom, notch, trim and corner cuts without over cutting. A new cast aluminum ergonomic frame increases precision and reduces operator fatigue, while a dual function trigger starts and stops saw and water simultaneously. A trigger lockout safety feature is standard and a roller nose sprocket has been designed to maximize chain and bar life. The C150 HydraCutter can be used with RGC’s S-series chain for medium-soft to very hard aggregate with heavy to moderate steel rebar, or with the L-series chain for green concrete, brick and concrete block without rebar.

For More Information
Tel: 800-742-8665
Email: sales@rgcproducts.com
www.rgcproducts.com


Handheld Scabbling Hammer Introduced by CS Unitec
CS Unitec’s triple-head concrete scabblers remove laitance and expose aggregate for the application of sealants and coatings.Three tungsten carbide tipped (TCT) pistons produce 7,200 blows per minute to reduce, roughen and texture concrete. The scabblers consume only 15.9 CFM and have a vibration level of 8.7 Aeq m/s. Both have a noise level of 98 decibels and weigh 11.5 pounds. An optional dust shroud (P/N 437.5300) removes dust when attached to one of CS Unitec’s industrial vacuum systems. There are two styles of TCT carbide pistons: Cruciform heads (on Model 153.5200) are designed for leveling concrete and preparing cracks prior to repair and Bush heads (on Model 153.5250) are designed for exposing aggregate for the application of coatings. CS Unitec also offers a vibration-reduced, single-head tool as part of its new line of concrete scabbling hammers.

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


Hilti DST 10-CA Wall Saw System with Cut Assist
The new Hilti Wall saw system DST 10-CA is the first saw with Cut Assist technology—an electronic assistant for increased sawing productivity. By entering parameters by remote control, Cut Assist automatically adjusts the saw to make the cut. Cutting depth can be monitored by the operator in real time via the display on the remote control unit. This new electric wall saw is suitable for a wide range of sawing applications, such as cutting and extending openings for doors and windows and creating openings in reinforced concrete floors. It also can be operated in tight spaces with limited access as the operator can position themselves a safe distance away. Hilti Traction Control (HTC), the company’s electronic saw advance control system, ensures maximum sawing performance with a 16-amp, 480-volt 3-phase electric supply.

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


PCA Appoints New Vice President
Portland Cement Association named A. Todd Johnston as vice president for government affairs, effective January 19, 2015. Based in the association’s Washington, D.C. office, he will represent PCA and its members with the federal government. Johnston recently served as staff director for the Subcommittees on Environment and Energy under the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. In that capacity, he lead a team whose focused on the technical, scientific and legal underpinnings of the Environmental Protection Agency’s major regulatory initiatives, including: proposed greenhouse gas standards for power plants; proposed revisions to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone; and proposed changes to the scope of regulation falling under the Clean Water Act.

For More Information
Contact: Patti Flesher
Tel: 847-972-9136
Email: pflesher@cement.org


Corporate Director Appointed by PCI
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has appointed Kimberly Wacker, Spancrete® Corporate Director, Marketing and Communications, as a member of its 2015 Board of Directors. In addition, Wacker will also serve as the chair of the PCI Marketing Council. Wacker has more than 15 years of strategic marketing experience working for business-to-business organizations, handling both business marketing and product development. She has been with Spancrete since 2006 and, in addition to her work at Spancrete, she also recently held the title of vice chair of the PCI Marketing Council.

For More Information
Contact: Kimberly Wacker
Tel: 414-290-9000
Email: kwacker@spancrete.com


New Steel Core Available from Inchfeet Technology
A new steel core has been introduced by Asbilek, which is represented by Inchfeet Technology in the U.S. The new steel core has been named the Tuff-Core and has been designed for use in stone cutting applications where repeated segment re-tipping can be required. It is suitable for cutting in hard aggregates like flint without core cracking. This particular design of steel core has been engineered by putting the key hole under compression, eliminating the chances of premature cracking and blade failure.

For More Information
Contact: Metin Sakarcan
Email: metin@inchfeet.com


TCA Announces Winners of Tilt-Up Professional Awards
The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) recently announced the winners of the 2014 Tilt-Up Professional Awards. Winners will be presented with their awards during the 2015 TCA International Convention, scheduled for this fall in New Jersey. The award categories and winners are as follows:

  • Murray Parker Memorial Award, created to recognize a contractor who has significantly contributed to the growth of the tilt-up industry in new markets and in new regions, was presented to Clay Fischer, President of Woodland Construction.
  • David L. Kelly Distinguished Engineer Award, created to honor advancements and the evolution of engineering solutions for the tilt-up industry, was presented to Timothy W. Mays, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at The Citadel.
  • Robert Aiken Memorial Award, recognizing one of the industry’s founding fathers, was given to Mark P. Gardner, P.E., Managing Engineer, Hinman Consulting Engineers.
  • Irving Gill Distinguished Architect Award, honoring architectural achievement in tilt-up, was presented to Jeffrey Brown, AIA, Principal-in-Charge of Design for Powers Brown Architecture.
  • Peter Courtois Memorial Award, the industry’s highest honor as it is presented to a recipient whose career-long dedication to the greater good of the tilt-up industry is recognized by their peers, was given to Richard J. McPherson, P.E., Chairman of the Board for Seretta Construction

For complete recipient biographies and additional information, visit www.tilt-up.org/tilt-uptoday/.

For more information contact
Contact: Mitch Bloomquist
Tel: 319-895-6911
Email: mbloomquist@tilt-up.org

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