Concrete Products

SEP 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 50 of 59 September 2017 • 49 INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS Company has expanded the CM Tor - nado 360° ratchet lever hoist product line to include 3- and 6-ton capacity units. Ergonomically designed for increased safety, product engineers contend, the CM Tornado 360° allows the operator to be more productive with significantly less effort com- pared to conventional ratchet lever tools. Its Sidewinder feature combines a 360‐deg. rotating lever and fold‐out revolving handle. Working in unison, the integrated components allow the operator to realize the full potential of 360° rotation while working in a safe and ergonomic position. Their func- tionality helps reduce repetitive wrist action experienced with traditional lever hoists, letting the operator uti- lize a full range of motion to work up to 12 times faster. The CM Tornado is available in ¾-, 1‐1/2-, 3- and 6-ton capacities; lifts to 20 feet; and, meets the ASME B30.21 manually operated hoist standard. — Columbus McKinnon Corp., 800/888‐0985; www.cmworks. com Ratchet lever hoist Heavy-duty gantry cranes Shuttlelift has added the DB90 and DB165 models to its double-beam, rubber-tired gantry crane series, citing demand in the concrete and steel industries, where operators seek innovative lifting solutions for products or vessels of increasing scale. Both machines are equipped with remote diagnostics, intelligent operating systems and other fea- tures designed to maximize uptime. "We have been receiving numerous requests from customers, espe- cially within the precast concrete market, for machines with the capability to carry loads ranging between the industry norms of 70 tons and 110 tons," says Shuttlelift Director of Industrial Sales Kurt Minten. "With the additional weight of a spreader assembly, the DB90 becomes a more economical solution." The introduction and design of the DB90 gantry crane provides a solution to customers who have load sizes between the DB70 (140,000-lb. capacity) and DB110 (220,000-lb. capacity) machines. The larger DB165 is designed with concrete and steel operators in mind. Continued increases in load size have spurred requests for a crane with capacity exceeding the Shuttlelift DB150 (300,000-lb. capacity). The DB165 fills such need and, like companion models, can shoulder rated capacity along the full crane width. Continued development of new crane technology, coupled with the DB90 and DB165 additions, equips Shuttlelift to adapt to industry demands and continue tailoring machines to meet customers' exact specifications, company officials note. — Non-aerosol degreaser Industrial-Strength Cleaner & Degreaser has joined the WD-40 Spe- cialist line. The low-odor, water-based formula is safe to use on multiple surfaces, including sensitive metals like copper, aluminum and chrome. Based on bio-solvent technology, the biodegradable, non-aerosol spray is also U.S. EPA Safer Choice Certified, indicating the product is safe for workers and the environment. Other WD-40 Specialist degreaser products include the aerosol Industrial-Strength Degreaser, with a permanently-attached Smart Straw that Sprays2Ways; and Machine & Engine Degreaser, formu- lated with deep, penetrating foam action. — WD-40 Co., San Diego,

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