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AUG 2018

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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62 • August 2018 www.concreteproducts.com INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS The CM-16X4-SS model provides continuous, high-capacity mixing of bulk materials with or without liquid additions at low cost per volume of output. Powered by a half-horsepower motor, the mixer consists of a 16 in. diameter by 48 in. long cylindrical drum with fixed internal mixing flights that impart a back-flow mixing action free of dead spots. Uniform distribution of particles is typically attained in one to two minutes, equating to capacities of 85 to 42 cu. ft./hour. Heavy-gauge mixing flights of the stainless-steel machine impart a four-way mixing action that maximizes uniformity, while minimizing degradation and abrasive wear. Optional stainless steel piping with spray nozzles distributes liquids evenly onto cascading material without overspray onto drum surfaces, according to the company. The stationary inlet and outlet at opposite ends of the drum can be hard piped to upstream and downstream equip- ment. Dust is contained by outboard seals designed for rapid replacement. The mixing drum rotates on heavy-duty hardened steel or Nylon "trunnion rollers" external to the mixing cylinder, eliminating the maintenance, product contamination and cleaning difficulty associated with internal shaft seals that contact material. An optional "reversing weir" at the mixer's outlet allows virtually complete discharge of blended material at the end of a product run, facilitating rapid changeover. On this and other small models, the internals can be completely removed for cleaning or inspection. Larger models blend up to 10,000 cu. ft./hour with one-minute residence time. — Munson Machinery Co., Utica, N.Y., 800/944-6644; www.munsonmachinery.co Rotary continuous mixer Increase Concrete Unit Weights from 140 lbs per Cu Ft in Any Increment to Over 200 lbs Cu Ft. Custom Mix Designs Are Available. Applications: • Counterweights • Ballast • Pipe Coatings • Radiation Shielding • New Innovations • New Innovations US Iron Provides: • Year Round Shipping • Available as a Coarse or Fine Aggregate or as a Blend For Additional Information, Contact: Mark@usmagnetite.com • Ph: 765-210-4111 HEAVY WEIGHT CONCRETE AGGReGATE Command Alkon's new TrackIt Turn-Key Service will replace hardware failures or repair warranty issues at no charge to the customer while also eliminating large, upfront capital expenditure. Rolled out earlier this summer, the service offers new ruggedized tablet options— Samsung Galaxy Tab Active II or Panasonic Tough Tab B2—with replaceable batteries and new, fully functional and reliable engine interface devices. "We've bundled together all the hardware, technology, engine connectivity devices, and installation into a single predictable monthly package," says Command Alkon Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Success Monty Newport, noting that the ser- vice helps "customers avoid the risk and the large, upfront capital expenditure associated with hardware procurement, installation and functionality." "TrackIt Turn-Key Service was developed in response to customer requests, and reflects Command Alkon's commitment to deliver A+ Customer Experiences," he adds. "Engineers have been working hard to find the most dependable hardware that we can provide for the TrackIt platform in our customers' trucks." Concrete producers requiring robust engine diagnostics also ben- efit from the TrackIt Turn-Key Service solution. A new Engine Data Connection (EDC) device is optional, along with a specialized software stack from a company called Noregon, which will provide customers with more reliable, and more overall engine data than previously available. The combination of the EDC device with the software will allow fleet owners and operators to easily capture and transfer the engine diagnostic data from their trucks. Command Alkon bundles TrackIt devices, service in subscription package

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