New Products & Industry News [Sep 16]

New Products & Industry News [Sep 16]
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New Monster Diamond Blade from DITEQ
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DITEQ recently introduced its new contractor general purpose combo blade—The Monster. This new blade has a 13-millimeter (0.5-inch) segment height and is composed of three segment designs using ARIX diamond particle placement technology for faster speed and longer life. The Monster was developed to be used to cut a wide range of materials including concrete, block, green concrete and asphalt with a high speed, masonry or low-horsepower flat saw. The new blade is available in diameters from 12 to 20 inches.

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


Sanders Saws Introduces Ultra Spider Back Core Bits
Sanders Saws is pleased to introduce a new large-diameter core bit, designed to have the strength and rigidity of a solid back bit but in a lightweight tube. The Ultra Spider Back is engineered for stability from the inside out. The heart of the Ultra Spider Back is the redesigned spoke, engineered to direct the coolant to the inside of the bit tube for maximum effectiveness. The re-enforced spoke design utilizes support struts that give Ultra its strength and rigidity. Common-size bits are readily available and larger diameters can be fabricated upon request.

For More Information
Tel: 610-273-3773
Email: sales@sanderssaws.com
www.sanderssaws.com


1-gssi-minixt_beautyshot_4767GSSI Unveils StructureScan™ Mini XT
GSSI announces the launch of the StructureScan™ Mini XT—the newest generation of GSSI’s all-in-one concrete inspection GPR system. The StructureScan Mini XT is designed for locating rebar, conduits, post-tension cables and voids. The Mini XT can help identify structural elements, including pan deck and concrete cover, and can also provide real time determination of concrete slab thickness. The concrete inspection tool comes with an antenna, positioning system and control unit combination. It features a touchscreen interface and six-button control options. The StructureScan Mini XT has a 2.7 GHz antenna and can reach depths of 20 inches. The redesigned unit features a compact design, IP 65-rated to withstand tough jobsite conditions. Its 6.5-inch HD touchscreen user interface and operation modes are tailored for beginner to advanced use. Real-time migrated data, onscreen reference markers and a real-time signal floor indicator are also available. An extension pole accessory, with six-button remote operation, is designed for walking and wall surveys.

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


Dixie Diamond Merges with Concut, Inc.
Dixie Diamond Manufacturing (DDM) of Lilburn, Georgia and Concut, Inc. of Kent, Washington have joined forces to create a combined entity with a national presence. Both are family-owned businesses with long histories of success in the manufacture of diamond blades, core bits and equipment. Together, they constitute the largest American-owned diamond tool manufacturer in North America. The merger realizes long-held goals of the management of both companies. Greg and Garrett Wolters of DDM, and Jim Mayer of Concut, had each recognized the potential benefits of bringing their two companies together. Both businesses have grown rapidly in recent years and have sought opportunities to provide greater value to customers. With manufacturing facilities on separate coasts, sales representatives in different states and complementary product lines, there is a natural fit between the two organizations. As stated by Jim Mayer, “We have combined the two most dynamic companies in the industry. There will be significant advantages for our customers as well as growth opportunities for our employees.”

The management team intends to accelerate its investment in both manufacturing facilities and to capitalize on the company’s strengths in metallurgy and product engineering. The product offerings will be integrated to provide a more extensive selection of diamond blades, core bits, equipment and accessories to customers throughout the country. Despite the increased size of the combined organization, it will continue to operate with the entrepreneurial culture that has always characterized both firms. The consolidated enterprise, now known as the Dixie Diamond-Concut Group, has over 100 years of combined experience in diamond tool and equipment manufacturing. It will be headquartered at the DDM location near Atlanta, Georgia.

For More Information
Contact: Garrett Wolters
Tel: 770-921-2464
Email: garrettwolters@dixiediamond.com


Fume Tube Dust Removal System Released
CSDA member Enviro Chasing Services of Australia is pleased to release a new product called the Fume Tube. The device attaches to gas-powered concrete hand saws and, in conjunction with a vacuum system, removes gas fumes (including carbon monoxide) from the immediate cutting area when cutting indoors or in enclosed spaces—preventing carbon monoxide poisoning. It is particularly useful when cutting in basements and in ditches. It can also be attached to diamond chain saws. Fume Tube attaches to the saw via a threaded muffler, which the company sells with the unit for popular Husqvarna and Stihl hand saw models. This product was demonstrated at the 2015 and 2016 World of Concrete trade shows and won “Most Innovative Product—Peoples’ Choice” at the 2015 show.

For More Information
Contact: Craig Penty
Email: craig@envirochase.com
www.fume-tube.com


1-k2-diamond-plw1mx_full_blade__segs_with_specK2 Diamond Introduces MAXXX Diamond Blades
K2 Diamond is very happy to introduce its line of MAXXX diamond blades for the professional user. The blades utilize K2’s MAX technology, strategically placing diamond particles in positions within the diamond segment to maximize cutting production and tool life. The company reports that these diamond tools have proven very effective in delivering hand sawing pro performance in applications across North America, and have the ability to deliver maximum production and long life. The MAXXX diamond blade is the latest development from K2’s Matrix Technology™ diamond tool platform. They are available in a wide variety of sizes and arbor designs to perform in all aggregates, conditions and on all hand saw machine types across North America.

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


Bosch Introduces GBM9-16 Drill-Mixer
Bosch is pleased to introduce the GBM9-16 drill-mixer—a professional-grade, heavy-duty drill that doubles as a material mixer. Its variable speed control allows for both forward and reverse drilling at 550 RPM for applications in wood or metal, plus the high-torque necessary for mixing jobs. The 8-amp, all-ball bearing motor and precision-cut steel gears deliver maximum torque of 767 inch/pounds with a maximum no-load RPM of 0-550. A 0.5-inch keyed chuck supports drilling and mixing accessories for the 5.3-pound machine. An ergonomic soft-grip trigger with reversing switch provides greater control combined with a two-finger trigger design with lock-on button for fast and easy material mixing. The 360-degree adjustable auxiliary handle eliminates vibration while allowing the user to adjust to the desired position. An extra-long 8-foot rubber cord with three-prong ground plug offers greater versatility on the jobsite.

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


DITEQ Introduces New Threaded Core Bit
DITEQ Corporation is pleased to introduce its new C-52 threaded core bit—a tool professional core drillers use to cut through hard aggregate with heavy steel. It is available with 0.25-inch-7th threaded tubing in 12-inch sections for customized lengths to match individual job requirements. The C-52 has double pointed segments for fast seating with reduced vibration. The bit can penetrate quickly and hold a straight drilling path with reduced side drag for improved efficiency and bit life. The C-52 bit has 0.42-inch-tall segments and is designed for wet drilling. It is available in a range of diameters from 1 to 6 inches.

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


Merit Receives Small Business Award
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently named Merit Engineering & Equipment Company, a manufacturer of concrete cutting flat saws, the 2016 Arizona Small Business Exporter of the Year. The awards were presented by the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) at its annual AZ Small Biz Con held in Phoenix. The Merit team proudly accepted the award and the acknowledgment of their hard work and product innovation. Merit offers nearly twenty saw models with customizable features, powered by gas, diesel, hydraulic oil, electricity, and propane to meet the needs of any job. The saws are currently exported to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Columbia, the U.K. and other countries in Europe. In 2015, Merit sold 230 flat saws with revenue exceeding $6 million.

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


1-wolverine-trailerWolverine Introduces Trailer-Mounted Hydraulic Power Pack
Wolverine Equipment is pleased to introduce the new trailer-mounted version of its popular 67-horsepower large frame hydraulic power pack. The new WP-67TM provides greater flexibility and mobility than its predecessors. At approximately 2,400 pounds, this towable power pack can be hauled to any location accessible by a service truck or regular pickup. It can be maneuvered into garages and other tight spaces, moved between jobsites and operators or left on-site for an ongoing project. The WP-67TM comes with two hose reels as standard, produces up to 30 GPM and 3,000 PSI and utilizes a 66.8-horsepower Kubota diesel engine. Other features include a triple hydraulic cooling system, dual hydraulic circuits and an automatic shut-off for low hydraulic oil. Optional features include all-weather diamond-plate decking and a fully enclosed structure. The WP-67TM can run a full range of hydraulic tools, but may be especially useful for wall sawing and wire sawing applications.

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


Otto Alte-Teigeler, 1930-2016
Industry professional Otto Alte-Teigeler, founder of the German concrete sawing and drilling association Fachverband Betonbohren und -sägen Deutchland e.V., died April 1, 2016. He was 85 years old. Teigeler was born June 29, 1930 and, after completing his apprenticeship as a driller and engineer, spent many years working in the diamond tool and oil drilling industries. Otto was involved in the early development of diamond tools and some of the concepts he worked on can be found in use today. He also contributed much to the development of joint cutting systems. Teigeler founded his own company, OAT GmbH, in 1977 and seven years later was instrumental in the founding of the German association. He resided as chairman of the association for several year and then, in 1994, worked with CSDA Executive Director Patrick O’Brien and others to form the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers (IACDS). Otto went on to become the first IACDS President and served in this role from 1995 to 1999. He is survived by his wife, Renate, and will be missed greatly by all those who knew him.


1-sensors-and-software-nogginNew Noggin GPR Tool Released by Sensors & Software
Sensors & Software Inc. has released a new version of the company’s Noggin GPR tool. The Noggin 1000 GPR is designed for scanning large areas of concrete for as-built structural assessment, as well as having the ability to scan a range of other materials. Process data is directly displayed on the touchscreen DVL 500 and the Noggin can send mini-reports through a Wi-Fi link. Users can efficiently collect data in large areas with a compatible cart or in tight spaces with an adjustable handle. Noggin data integrates seamlessly into the company’s EKKO_Project software, where survey results can be analyzed in seconds. Rental options are also available to support Noggin projects.

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


STIHL Celebrates 90th Anniversary
The family-owned STIHL company celebrated its 90th anniversary in July with more than 8,000 guests. Staff and their families, as well as company retirees, were invited to the family fete at the founding company location in Waiblingen-Neustadt, Germany. When company founder Andreas Stihl developed his first chain saw 90 years ago, he wanted to “make people’s work in, and with nature, easier”. As a qualified mechanical engineer, he opened his engineering office in Stuttgart in 1926 and set about implementing his vision. His first chain saw was a two-man electric model. A gasoline chain saw was announced in 1929, and it was not long before success ensued. STIHL maintains a market presence throughout the world with its 36 sales and marketing subsidiaries and a dense network of some 120 importers. The STIHL Group develops, manufactures and distributes power tools for professional forestry and agriculture, as well as for garden and landscape maintenance, the construction sector and the demanding private user.

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


LATICRETE Announces Expansion of Manufacturing and Distribution Facility
LATICRETE, a manufacturer of construction solutions for the building industry, has announced the expansion of its manufacturing and distribution facility in Grand Prairie, Texas. Construction of the 70,000-square-foot addition to the existing 100,000-square-foot LATICRETE facility is expected to be completed in the spring of 2017. The Grand Prairie facility is the company’s largest manufacturing and distribution center outside of the LATICRETE headquarters in Bethany, Connecticut. The facility employs a staff of more than 30 and recently added a third shift to meet steadily increasing demand. Over the past three years, LATICRETE has acquired three companies and expanded the product lines it offers. The company also recently completed an expansion of a similar facility in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, which serves the northeastern U.S. sales region.

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


New 350 HS Antenna with HyperStacking™ Technology from GSSI
GSSI, a leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces its 350 HS Antenna, which greatly improves the depth and data resolution performance of traditional real time sampling technologies. The 350 HS is designed for use with new digital HyperStacking™ technology, allowing users to see deeper targets and operate in conditions considered too “noisy” for conventional systems. Easily configurable, the 350 HS antenna is suitable for archaeology, geophysics and utility locating applications. The 350 HS antenna meets stringent GPR emissions regulations, including those of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). It offers a clearer image than a traditional GPR antenna and a 50 percent improvement in depth penetration. It is designed to work seamlessly with GSSI’s SIR® 4000 control unit and with the customized Panasonic Toughpad® FZ-G1 control unit used with the UtilityScan® DF system. With a center frequency of 350 MHz and a depth range of 0-12 meters (0-40 feet), the 350 HS weighs 5 kilograms (11 pounds).

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


Hilti Among Best Workplaces for Millennials
Hilti, Inc. has been recognized as one of this year’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the United States. After surveying more than 88,000 millennials, Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine has recognized Hilti as number 55, up 13 spots from 2015. The Top 100 companies were selected based on anonymous evaluations of millennial-aged employees, surveyed using the Trust Index©, Great Place to Work’s employee assessment survey. The 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials is part of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based entirely on employee surveys from published Great Place to Work® Reviews.

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


DITEQ TG30 Production Grinder/Polisher
The TG30 machine from DITEQ Corporation offers a mid-range grinding and polishing solution for light to medium duty floor preparation and finishing. The TG30 is powered by a 22-horsepower Robin propane engine and has a grinding width of 30 inches for a production rate of 800 to 900 square feet per hour. The TG30 utilizes a KOR™ MD gearbox and medium-weight design to achieve rapid productivity on all surfaces. The TG30 has a fixed head and can be used wet or dry. This machine with STONEKOR ProCarb™ carburetor exceeds EPA and CARB standards. The TG30 has many tooling options to customize the machine for coating removal, leveling slabs, stock removal and concrete polishing. The TG30 is covered by DITEQ’s two year warranty.

For More Information
Contact: Mike Orzechowski
Tel: 866-688-1032
Email: mikeo@diteq.com


New Website Launched by Bosch
Bosch Tools has launched its first direct-to-consumer website where people can purchase reconditioned Bosch tools, directly from the company. The Bosch Remastered website offers discounts on our factory reconditioned tools. Every single Bosch reconditioned tool is stripped down, examined individually by hand and re-engineered with attention to detail, right down to the case that holds it. The company has been remastering tools for over 35 years and guarantees the same level of quality as new tools.

For More Information
www.shop.boschtools.com/us/en/home


Multi-Bay Charger Introduced by Hilti
The new Hilti multi-bay charger C4/36-MC is compatible with all Hilti Li-Ion batteries (12V batteries require an adapter) and has been designed to keep contractors productive during the work day. Designed to charge up to four batteries, the smart charger filters all power to the first battery placed on the charger. In just 25 minutes, it can charge a battery to 80 percent capacity. Once the first battery is fully charged, it will then charge the remaining batteries in the order they were placed on the charger. The multi-bay charger helps provide a safer jobsite for workers by eliminating power strips and cords needed for multiple chargers. It stands up to extreme environments and has best-in-class performance in cold weather conditions.

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


American Concrete Institute Announces New Publication on Curing
The American Concrete Institute has announced the availability of a new publication for concrete industry professionals— ACI 308R-16 Guide to External Curing of Concrete. This guide reviews and describes practices, procedures, materials and monitoring methods for the external curing of concrete and provides guidance for specifying curing procedures. New research and methods of curing are presented, and the guide covers definitions; curing methods and materials; curing for different types of construction and monitoring curing and curing effectiveness. Topics such as internal curing, curing at elevated temperatures, sustainability, curing of moisture-sensitive flooring, sensors for mass concrete curing and new curing monitoring techniques have been added or enhanced in the document.

For More Information
Contact: Julie M. Webb
Tel: 248-848-3700
Email: julie.webb@concrete.org

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