Concrete Products

SEP 2017

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48 • September 2017 INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS The concrete batch plant-suited WM-NLCH Series lead-free brass hot water (up to 194°F) meter features what product engineers note is a user friendly, multi-jet totalizing design. Available in ½- to 2-in. line sizes with NPT end connections, it is equipped with a removable and cleanable strainer at measuring chamber inlet. Consistent with the multi-jet measurement principle, water flows through the WM-NLCH meter's strainer into the measuring chamber where it drives the impeller, which in turn drives the mechanical register dials by means of a mag- netic coupling. The impeller is the only moving part in contact with water, resulting in long life and consistently reliable operation. An easy-to- read register displays U.S. gallons. WM-NLCH is designed to accommodate the addition of a dry contact reed switch pulse output. The pulse output switch installs simply with one screw; two pegs on the switch insert into two holes on the face of the meter to ensure proper positioning over the correct dial needle. Pulse output is commonly used for system automation, remote meter reading, or adding a resettable batch total to a totalizer only meter. Constructed in conformance with AWWA C708 and NSF/ANSI 61 Annex G standards, the WM-NLCH Series conforms with lead-free plumb- ing as defined by California and other states plus current U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act lan- guage. Accessory items for the WM-NLCH Series include check valves to prevent the backward flow of fluid through the meter, which protects the meter as well as upstream water from any contamination introduced downstream from the device. — Assured Automation, Clark, N.J., 800/899-0553 or 732/381-2255; www.assuredau- Brass hot water meter Thin patching mortar The company has formulated a single-component, cementitious mortar for thin repairs to concrete substrates. Thin Patch suits hori- zontal, vertical and overhead surfaces—interior or exterior—ranging from featheredge to 1-in. depth. The product is polymer modified for enhanced durability and adhesion, with integral air entrainment for protection from damage caused by freeze/thaw cycles and deicing chemicals. It can be used to create a smooth, broom, float or trowel finish on foundations, walls, sidewalks, driveways, steps or floors. Thin Patch has abrasion and impact resistance plus high flexural, tensile and compressive strengths for long-lasting repairs to most concrete surfaces. — ChemMasters Inc., Madison, Ohio, 800/486-7866; Precast accessories and reinforcing product specialist A-Lok has rolled out "The Cart" for storing and transporting tools and equip- ment safely throughout concrete plants. Engineered to support operations oriented to Lean 5S Principles, it can be delivered in three- or four-shelf set ups and with optional accessories to organize hardware and tools. Standard features include large wheels for ease of transportation; all-welded construction and powder coated finish; heavy-duty, 14-gauge steel shelves, perforated for easy cleaning and fabricated with 1.5-in. lip for retaining objects; and, comfortable, 1-in. tubular steel push handle. — A-Lok Products Inc., Tullytown, Pa., 800/822-2565 or 215/547-3366; 'Lean' cart

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