Concrete Products

NOV 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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Page 55 of 66 November 2018 • 51 The VCFP96M Multifunction Meter is a com- plete single-phase and three-phase digital device, suitable for low-, medium-, and high-voltage control panels, gensets, load banks, and building or power management systems. It eases measurement and moni- toring of power quality and demand via six critical electrical system parameters. Equipment power factor monitoring is especially helpful when attempting to deter- mine where electrical inefficiencies exist, product engineers note. The farther below a factor of 1, the less efficiently the equipment is using electricity. Plant and facility man- agers can use such data to eliminate costly "phantom power" usage. The VCFP96M can be used on single-phase, three-phase three wire, as well as three- phase four wire balanced or unbalanced systems. Six front control keys are used for scrolling up or down through the parameters being measured and displayed. They include voltage, current, power factor, power (active, reactive, apparent), energy, and frequency. The VCFP96M is permanently installed into the panel box. The VCFP96M is available in a 96-mm square housing (front panel IP65) with red LED display for easy viewing in a variety of conditions. — ATC Diversified Elec- tronics/Marsh Bellofram Group, Newell, W.V., 304/387-1200; Meter pinpoints power waste Manufacturer recently redesigned its front-end loader (FEL) line to reflect growing industry demand for heavy-duty, user-friendly alternatives to steel vessels. Adding to the revamped line-up of 2-, 3- and 4-yd. plastic containers is a 1-yd. model, rated at 750 lbs. and available with or without casters. The new series offers what company engineers note are the toughness and strength of steel FELs without the noise, corrosion or added weight. Features include steel rod reinforcement; ribbed bottom wear chimes for enhanced durability; dou- ble-walled lift pockets to distribute weight for maximum pocket strength; integrated bumpers to protect the container; plus, quick change caster brackets and replaceable lift pockets, ensuring that maintenance can be performed quickly in the field with nuts and bolts. The Advanced Rotational Molding process imparts tote durability, provides additional reinforcements, and reduces the risk of cracking. — Toter/ Wastequip, Charlotte, N.C., Loader-ready, 1-yd. waste tote A twin single-stage, oil-injected, rotary screw type model, the CPS 1800 JD8 T4F is the largest in the manufacturer's porta- ble air compressor lineup and can work in a wide range of applications. Powered by a liquid-cooled, six-cylinder turbocharged John Deere diesel engine, rated at 525 hp, it has a starting capacity at 14°F without the addition of cold start options. A 240-gal. fuel tank enables operation for over eight hours at full load and comes standard with a low fuel shutdown at 5 percent empty. Addition- ally, FuelXpert technology reduces CPS 1800 diesel consumption up to 10 percent at 75 percent load. The compressor has three settings: At 100 psi, the actual free air delivery is 1,800 cfm; 150 psi, 1,700 cfm; and, 200 psi, 1,400 cfm. The CP XC4003 controller affords versatility and flexibility, allowing operators to match machine airflow with desired operating pres- sure to maximize output and fuel efficiency. Other features include a spillage-free con- tainment frame protecting the environment and a heavy duty tandem dual axle trailer with 17.5-in. tires balancing the compressor for safer towing, plus a high ground clearance for rough site and road conditions. The unit's cooling system consists of an integrated, side-by-side aluminum oil cooler with axial fan for optimum per- formance. Designed for higher maximum working pressure, the air and oil separator is equipped with a high pressure sealed and certified safety valve plus automatic blow- down valve. The CPS 1800 has a galvannealed steel canopy with powder coat finish and sound-attenuating design. — Chicago Pneu- matic, Fuel efficient air compressor INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS

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