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 64 of 71 April 2018 • 63 INNOVATIONS EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS The FB6000 features a dynamic web interface that drastically reduces calibration and custom ticket formatting time over pre- vious generations and competing technology, product engineers contend. The interface leads such recent upgrades as an expanded loop ID field; ability to update expansion cards using a USB drive or integrated web utility; new, easily configurable power supply; plus, features that improve functionality and ease of use. Addi- tionally, the new digital power supply provides significantly enhanced diagnostic capabilities compared to traditional analog power supplies. The new Loop ID field has expanded from three to 15 alphanu- meric characters, enabling more user-friendly IDs. The FB6000 now allows for expansion card updates from the instrument's front panel keyboard or by using the integrated web utility. Power supply con- figuration is expedited with a new EASY CONFIG option: Users tell the instrument how many cells and the cell impedance, then push a button and the FB6000 does the rest. Several new updates to the integrated web utility have been added, including the ability to calibrate by millivolts per volt. When used in conjunction with the company's Remote Configuration Device, a technician can calibrate the FB6000 using a tablet or laptop from the scale platform—eliminating the need to walk back and forth between the scale platform and instrument to test the system. Tech- nicians will have a temporary wireless network between the FB6000 instrument and a hand-held portable device. Enhanced web load cell diagnostics now show a representation of the scale platform, each individual cell with its specific stored zero counts and current zero counts, along with the scale's total gross weight. — Fairbanks Scales, Kansas City, 800/451-4107,www. Weighing instrument The ThoroLED Universal Voltage Highbay Retrofit Kit holds UL classification for field installations; UL approval to list as a retrofit luminaire for renovation projects; and, is a DesignLights Consortium-qualified system under Retrofit and Luminaire, which makes utility rebates more accessible. Available in 4000K and 5000K color tem- peratures, the kit suits acrylic highbay and lowbay installations where 400-watt metal halide luminaires are normally used. The sur- face-mounted LED driver can handle 120V to 277V input, and the driver can be programmed to optimize power consumption and lumen output. The retrofit kit also has a built-in heat sink with integrated thermal management. The kit enables completion of existing highbay luminaire upgrades in five to 10 minutes with four-point installation. The LED driver features 0-10V smooth dim- ming with a max input power of 220W and an output of 26,300 lumens, including instan- taneous on/off with no power up required. The driver can be programmed from 200W down to 80W for multiple applications and to minimize power consumption. The kit (part TRMUNV220ACXXXA) is also compatible with many daylight harvesting controls, occupancy sensors and building automation systems. — Fulham Co., Hawthorne, Calif., Plant lighting retrofit kit Available in 24-, 48- and 72-in. sizes, Red- stick levels offer what product engineers call an industry first: A 3-in-1 solution for a variety of slab screeding and smoothing applications with a magnesium base and overall design that is easy to clean. "The levels take a three-tool operation down to one by allowing users to screed, smooth, and level," says Milwaukee Tool Group Product Manager Ryan Schwoegler. "A magnesium base features a 2-in. wide work- ing surface with rounded edge for smoothing and angled edge optimized for screeding and striking. Once the job is done, the level can be easily wiped clean." Critical to Redstick durability and perfor- mance in demanding concrete work, he adds, is a magnesium core that eliminates common frame deformations seen in box levels. The reinforced frame also creates a more secure and protected vial setting to promote mea- surement accuracy and prevent damage or loosening. The levels' Sharpsite vials augment read- ability and visual accuracy. Back bands create high contrast edges that make the magnified bubble easier to read and deliver preci- sion-grade accuracy, especially when users need to easily find pitches of 1/8, 1/4 or 1 or 2 percent during critical applications such as water run-off for sidewalks, driveways and curbs. Built to withstand challenging jobsite conditions, the Sharpsite vials are engineered with high-impact acrylic to exhibit greater durability than standard block vials and pro- tect accuracy over level service life. To address situations where users need to screed and smooth in difficult positions, Redstick levels have been designed with an ergonomic keyhole shape. A precision milled measuring surface on the bottom contrib- utes to finishing accuracy. — Milwaukee Tool, Brookfield, Wis., 800/SAWDUST; www. Concrete levels

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