Concrete Products

MAR 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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66 • March 2018 INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS Company rolled out TopCure, an advanced, seven-day cover that pro- vides a controlled curing environment for slabs on grade, at World of Concrete 2018. It features a) a grit, anti-skid sur- face to keep workers from accidental slips and falls; b) proprietary Transhield white coating that reflects sunlight and helps control the temperature under the cover; c) hydrating pods to allow faster water absorption in the nonwo- ven material and concrete surface area; d) performance film composition with higher strength and better physical properties compared to equal weight covers.; and, e) a pH modifier foster- ing an optimal concrete curing climate. "Transhield has been manufacturing its core laminated product for nearly 25 years," says Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing Matt Peat. "We've talked with countless contractors across the country, which spawned our devel- opment of TopCure. This product adds a new market segment to our business that utilizes lamination technology we know very well." "Curing concrete with TopCure prevents moisture loss, protects the surface from external elements, and helps create a stronger surface," adds Transhield Director of Marketing Mindy Kruggel. — Transhield Inc., Elkhardt, Ind., 574/742-4333; www. Curing cover TopCure is available in 87-lb., 10- x 200- ft. rolls, individually wrapped and shipped 25 per pallet. A railcar component specialist has engineered a lightweight, handheld and flexible device to open truck trailer hopper gates/traps safely and efficiently. The Door Demon HTO (Hopper Trailer Opener) features what engineers call an ideal combination of torque, speed and weight. "[It] has enough non-impacting torque to open the tougher hopper gates, but is also lightweight and controllable for safe use all day," says Arnold Co. President Albert Middeke. "The unit was designed as a handheld tool for a reason. While our main objective was to make the tough job of opening hopper gates safer and easier, gates and traps are fairly easily damaged. With the speed level set low enough for complete control, the handheld unit allows the operator to know they are approaching the end of the gate." Several other features tailor the HTO to its operating environment, he adds: A unique shaft and socket design prevents detachment while allowing three interchangeable trailer sockets to be switched out within seconds. The HTO comes standard with three socket assemblies able to open the majority of trailers, or special sockets on request. The unit also has a lever mechanism to man- ually lock the shaft when needed; being air powered, it suits dusty environments. — Arnold Co., 800/245-75005; Truck trailer hopper opener

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