Concrete Products

APR 2019

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 54 of 63 April 2019 • 53 INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS The three-piece Horizontal Grade Ring Battery Form with Rollback Core, unveiled at the 2019 Pre- cast Show, can be customized to individual plant requirements. Production efficiency is achieved as rings of multiple grade widths can be cast in a single pour. Designed by Besser Co. engineers, the unique roll-back core stand and base pedestal facilitates stripping the core from the form. The collapsible core is placed atop a wheel-mounted core stand or base, so it can be easily rolled in and out of the form for product setup and stripping. The process saves both time and labor, since only the prod- uct—not the form—is handled. It also eliminates the need for a forklift, as one production employee can accomplish the simple operation. Grade Ring forms are available in diameters from 24-48 in. to suit specific market require- ments. Form length typically ranges from 72–120 in., depending upon the quantity and width of rings being produced. Custom form lengths are also available. — Besser Co., Alpena, Mich., 989/354- 1000; Grade ring battery form The Hyster H190-360HD2 series, with four models in the 19,000- to 36,000-lb. capacity range, fea- tures a recently redesigned mast and carriage. Lift chains and the mast inner channel have been modified to create a wider window through the carriage, providing greater visibility of fork tips at ground level and trailer height. The mast is also mounted closer to the truck, allowing for a higher load capacity without a longer or heavier chassis. Other key mast features upgraded from prior truck series include a variable lap design for longer roller and bearing life; enlarged chain sheaves; maintenance-free, full-complement bearings; and, reduced overall lowered mast height to improve flexibility in operation and transport. Streamlin- ing of the dual-function, sideshift fork positioning carriage offers productivity enhancements—a reduction in lost load, simultaneous and individ- ual fork positioning, quick disconnect forks, and minimized visual obstruction among them. The H190-360HD2 series is designed with the service technician in mind, product engineers contend: Gull-wing hoods afford quick access to key components. A tilting cab provides easy access to hydraulic components in seconds. Galvanized, broad, slip-resistant running boards foster quick daily checks, while a large access bay enables easy radiator cleaning. Sealed connectors resist contam- inants, keeping electrical systems up and running. Optional wet disc brakes are sealed, preventing contamination, virtually eliminating brake main- tenance, and reducing operating costs. — Hyster Co., Greenville, N.C.; Fork positioning, mast rework raise lift truck operator visibility

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