Concrete Products

APR 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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54 • April 2018 Since acquiring the AMG Rubber Gasketed Adjustable Box Culvert equipment more than a year ago, Besser Co. has been assisting precast producers across North America in lowering the costs and increasing the efficiency of box fabrication. The Besser/AMG equipment line provides ease of adjustment to seamlessly produce box culverts in a multitude of sizes, each exceeding market quality targets. The unique production method eliminates the need for continuous purchasing and storage of multiple, excess box forms. Standard AMG form sizes range from 3- x 2-ft. to 12-ft. square, with expansion possible up to 20- x 12-ft. Once all box size requirements are identified, engineers design a comprehensive package tailored to a producer's diverse needs, including forms, cores, pallets, headers and support equipment. As market requirements change, producers can easily add components to fabricate additional box sizes as needed. Consistent with all of their plant equipment offerings, Besser officials note, the adjustable AMG product line is designed with an emphasis on safety and quality. Patented, adjustable joint rings are composed of premier quality cast steel, and the company's CNC machin- ing process yields components that are unmatched in dimensional integrity—resulting in forms that interlock securely, are easy to assem- ble, and provide years of reliable service. — Besser Co., Alpena, Mich., 800/968-0444 or 989/354-4111; Besser integrates AMG box culvert equipment offerings The AMG Box Culvert equipment has extended Besser's portfolio of precast drainage product formwork. PRECAST SHOW PREMIERS Alongside newer AMG Box Culvert offerings, Besser Co. announced addi- tions to its core concrete pipe and manhole equipment line at the 2018 Precast Show, staged earlier this year in Denver. Ahead of delivery to Cemcast in Hartford, S.D., the manufacturer displayed the 36-in. Sloped Pipe Form (right). Equipped with grate anchor provisions, the special sloped pallet allows for casting of a partial cut away prod- uct; without it the same product would have to be cut from a full pipe section. The form will produce the same prod- uct with a groove or a tongue joint, and can also be used to cast a full 8-ft. pipe sec- tion by pulling out the sloped pallet and using a tongue pallet with a groove header. The core collapses, allowing for easier stripping and setup, while the jacket is equipped with support legs for safety during setup and stripping. Besser demonstrated the 36-in. Slope Pipe Form plus an upgraded 72-48 Reduced Riser Form, enabling production of larger-to-smaller diameter product in 3-in. increments. INNOVATIONS PIPE & PRECAST

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