Concrete Products

MAR 2016

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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66 • March 2016 INNOVATIONS MATERIAL HANDLING EMH tailors new gantry series to expedited design and ordering EMH tailors new gantry series to expedited design and ordering. A recently introduced, full line of Standard Gantry Crane solutions allows customers to design, price and order a wide range of mod- els by themselves. The cranes are available in single- or double-leg configurations; 3-, 5-, 7.5-, or 10-ton capacities; and, 20- to 56-ft. spans. All incorporate appropriately sized hoists and end trucks. Customers decide between configurations and capacities, while the Standard Gantry Chart does the rest. When moving heavy loads indoors or outdoors, Engineered Material Handling Gantry Cranes offer numerous design advantag- es, engineers note, citing the models' durability, rugged design and suitability to conditions where overhead runways are not practical. ISO 9001:2008-certified EMH also builds a complete range of cus- tom-engineered gantry cranes for indoor or outdoor service with virtually unlimited capacities, spans and heights. The manufacturer offers overhead material handling equipment solutions for 25-lb. to 300-ton loads, serving a variety of industries with bridge, gan- try, jib, workstation or free-standing cranes, as well as crane kits, custom or standard wire rope hoists and end trucks. — Engineered Material Handling, Valley City, Ohio; 330/220-8600, Ext. 225; www. Hoists suit tight quarters Available in 1- to 80-ton capacities, the CXT line has been engineered with a short hook approach, low-headroom design, and can work close to walls whereby owners of crane- equipped operations can optimize building footprints. A hoisting inverter provides accu- racy and controlled slow speed operation when lifting, while the empty load hook can be driven with up to 50 percent higher speeds compared to the loaded hook—allowing the operator to choose the most efficient hoist movement. Gearing is the manufacturer's own AGMA quality 11 in a totally enclosed, compact case. DC braking is dust proof, designed for the life of the hoist, and equal to 1 million-plus applications without adjustment. The CXT is also fully compatible with Konecranes Smart Features, a suite of software-driven capabilities augmenting safety and productivity. Sway Control, for one, can reduce load-handling time by as much as 60 percent when com- pared to cranes with standard controls. — HIGH-CAPACITY HOOKS Manufacturer has announced 31.5- to 60-ton capacity rigging hooks, citing among features: 5:1 design factor, same as wire rope, hence no need to downgrade; ultra‐strong, forged latch tab, pre‐drilled for easy latch installation; quenched and tempered material to deliver maximum strength with minimal unit weight and size; and, highly visible load rat- ing marking to help ensure safe and proper use. The high-capacity hooks join a standard series of .75- to 15-ton capacity models; all are machined and heat-treated in the U.S. — Columbus McKinnon Corp./Channel Ser- vices, 800/888‐0985;

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