Concrete Products

FEB 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 84 of 95 February 2017 • 83 INNOVATIONS MATERIAL HANDLING The PS 1 can be used on a cart or sherpa-style machine, while the SS 2 is configured for skid steer, forklift or mini-excavator operation. Vacuum lifting offers a safer alternative than hooks and chains, the manufacturer contends. The vacuum pump operates using the auxiliary hydraulics from the host machine (minimum 10 gpm required with maximum 3,000 psi). The pump maintains a constant vacuum in the pressure reservoir. When activated, the system pulls a vacuum between the integrated 24-in. square vac- uum pad and the object to be lifted, providing a powerful positive seal. The company's Tough Seal pad seal is used to cover the mate- rial to be lifted and create the necessary suction. The vacuum seal holds until the operator activates the release, even in the event of a power failure. — Vacuworx LLC, Tulsa, Okla., 918/259-3050, The Precast Show Booth 773

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