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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Page 62 of 71 April 2018 • 61 INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS The Wabo Trident Finger Joint System is designed and built to handle movements and rotation about all axes, as opposed to a standard alternative that is limited to longitudinal, and in some cases, vertical movements. Along with its unique ability to accommodate transverse movement, the system can also handle large movements, including seismic events, and restore its original position via internal tor- sional spring components. The advanced system design also allows the Wabo Trident to be installed quickly with minimal downtime and lane closures. "The Wabo Trident was developed to address a unique customer need requiring a solution that was not currently available," says Watson Bowman Acme Operations & Engineering Manager Gary Moore. "WBAs Innovative Solutions Team met the challenge with a custom expansion joint system that can be used in many applications." — Watson Bowman Acme/BASF Construction Chemicals, Amherst, N.Y., Finger joint dovetails bridge, highway demands Watson Bowman Acme's new Trident Finger Joint System is capable of han- dling complex structural movement among all prin- cipal axes. The Prinzing-Pfeiffer Radial Press RP Concrete Pipe Machine manufactures product up to 2,500 mm (8.33 ft.) diameter in lengths to 6,000 mm (20 ft.). Among key features: • Proprietary radial press technology provides consistent and reliable quality; • Rotating pressing tool, consisting of distributor and pressing heads, counter-ro- tates to ensure tension-free and reliable compaction; • Two molds and turntable maximize output per shift; • Separation of production and de-molding; • High level of hydraulic input power ensures high quality in all product, including jacking pipe; • Low noise level and energy consumption, plus ease of operation and mainte- nance; and, • Full automation for lowest unit cost. Topwerk America, Burlington, Ontario, 877/578-4377; 905/575-4440; High performance pipe machinery

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