Concrete Products

JUN 2014

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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42 • June 2014 INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS Electric chain hoist The CM Man Guard is engineered for lifting applications with an H4 duty rating and available in 40-plus models that ship in three days or less through the company's stocking program guarantee. The guard provides op- erator safety through overload protection designed to help prevent serious injury or catastrophic damage to the hoist, load and supporting structure; it also meets ANSI and ASME standards plus NEC codes. The hoist is metric rated and available in ¼- to 3-ton capacities with standard lifts up to 20 feet. — Columbus McKinnon, 877/264-6478; www. Pneumatic-conveying fluidizer Company offers a new method of in- stallation for its 2-in. diameter Mini Fluidizer disks. More pneumatic convey- ing options are now available for mov- ing dry materials in pipes, chutes and small hoppers with easier installation owing to the Fast-Fit Kit, which requires only the drilling of a 1-1/8-in. diameter hole. The Fluidizer is then inserted from outside the vessel or pipeline; an alignment plate correctly positions its stem for easy attachment and a retaining cable assists in trouble-free installation of gasket, washer and nut. The Mini-Flu- idizer suits tight curvature chambers down to 4-in. diameter to keep product from bridging, rat holing or hanging up in corners. Manufacturer-cited product advantages include superior sealing properties, optimized air volume and an original durable design that will not tear, crack, wear prematurely or clog. Numerous combina- tions of stems, fttings and airlines are available with models for high pressure/low volume or low pressure/high volume air systems. — Solimar Pneumatics, 800/233-7109; Equal to stubborn, aged mix and cement paste build up on mixer trucks, plant equipment and other process area surfaces, the "Inside-Out" 2X Heavy Duty Concrete Dissolving Agent is free of caustince, abrasives, and hydrochloric, muriatic, citric, sulfuric, hydrofluoric or phosphoric acids. Billed as an X-concentrate, the agent can be used straight without worry. Its 2X strength molecule boosts effectiveness up to 50 times, product developers note, and is designed to be cut in half. Once cut, it can then be diluted up to 4:1, producing a cost effective formulation that saves on shipping cost. Placed with company's Mystic foam applicator, Big "O" sprayer, brush or mop, "Inside-Out" is an amber liquid that removes concrete without scrubbing, as it penetrates cement paste and concrete deposits, working from the inside out. The agent reverses concrete into a soft liquid paste—hose or pressure wash completing remov- al—and can be used on composite drums, metals, chrome, polished aluminum, paint, plastic, rubber, wiring and glass. The agent is available at 1X, 2X, 3X or 4X strength in 5-gal. pails, 15- to 60-gal. drums, 275-330 gal. tote tanks, or bulk. — Chemme Co., 888/207-0660; Concrete dissolving agent A pneumatic saw and track system can be attached to concrete pilings to even off tops and casings, or remove piles in one piece to simplify reprocessing. The Esco APS-438 Concrete Pil- ing Saw features a 14-in. fiberglass reinforced blade that rapid- ly cuts concrete up to a 5 inch thickness and suits evening off the tops of piles up to 60-in. diameters plus casing cutting. Fully sup- ported on a trolley that rolls along a FlexTrack system, the air-pow- ered saw speeds pile cutting and minimizes operator fatigue. Capable of cutting construction pilings evenly without compromising the reinforcing bars, the saw can produce ±1/16 inch accuracy when the FlexTrack system is mounted to a smooth surface. The track at- taches in 6-ft. sections and the concrete pile cutter saw has a 3-hp pneu- matic motor, operating on 90 psi at 80 CFM. — Esco Tool, 800/343-6926; Concrete piling saw Concrete Products June 2014.indd 42 5/30/2014 3:11:33 PM

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