Concrete Products

JUN 2017

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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Page 42 of 51 June 2017 • 41 INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS Engineered with essential features and to attain a strong price/per- formance ratio, the new Optimas T22 features Paver-Grab Multi6 (six gripper arms, six cylinders) or Easy1 (two gripper arms, one cylinder) clamps. Weighing just over 2,400 lbs., the paver laying machine mea- sures 6.5-ft. high, 4-ft. wide and 12-ft. long. It is equipped with one warning and three working (two front, one rear) lights; adjustable steering column and pedal; hand grip operation; hour and resettable work cycle counters; joystick, horn and radio; and, heated cabin. The Optimas T22 also features three-cylinder, water-cooled diesel engine with electrical ventilation; noise-insulated, hydro - static traction drive with one-pedal steering control; fully hydraulic, four-wheel turntable/articulated steering; rear suspension with inde- pendent pendulum wheel suspension; hydrostatic locking brake; and, a 24-liter diesel tank. — Optimas North American representative, Pathfinder Systems, Holland, Mich., 616/395-8447; www.pathfind- Paver laying machine With 250,000 lb./ft. capacity, the Accu-Tek Touch 250 Auto is fully compliant with ASTM C39 and AASHTO T22 concrete testing standards and delivered ready for 6- x 12-in. cylinder testing. A rapid-change platen system means that the oper- ator can quickly and easily mount a wide range of optional accessories to the upper crosshead for cylinder, cube, and beam testing, including 2 in. and 4- x 8-in. specimens. The machine is also able to test mortar cubes and concrete beams per ASTM C109 and C78 methods. "The new Accu-Tek Touch 250 Auto exempli- fies benefits we are now able to deliver," says ELE Managing Director Tony Power. "An intu- itive touch-screen display improves the ease of use, and automation removes the potential for human error and inconsistencies between operators. In short, it helps our customers, and our customers' customers, build confidence in concrete test results." Automatic sample loading is provided by a closed-loop, microprocessor controlled hydraulic system, with automatic stress calculation. All test results come complete with the machine serial number, and load vs. time is plotted in real-time, demonstrating full compliance with the testing standard. Providing full traceability, this data can be stored for later use or detailed analysis of concrete production. — ELE USA, Loveland, Colo., 800/323-1242,; ELE International Ltd., Bedfordshire, U.K., www. Automatic compression machine

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