Elematic Extruder E9 speeds production at Molin Concrete

Prestressed hollow core production, measured in feet per minute, has spiked at the Molin Concrete Products headquarters plant in Lino Lakes, Minn., owing to a late-2021 Elematic Extruder E9 delivery. “We have two different profiles: 12-inch light and 12-inch heavy, plus other opitions,” says Vice President of Manufacturing Mike Rufenacht. “By using the new E9, we’ve been able to…

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Honda autonomous work vehicle equal to Black & Veatch site duty

Overland Park, Kan.-based engineering and construction giant Black & Veatch recently deployed a Honda autonomous work vehicle (AWV) prototype for material transfer, water delivery and towing duty at a New Mexico solar farm construction site. The all-electric vehicle employs a suite of sensors to operate autonomously, using GPS for location; radar and LIDAR for obstacle detection; and, stereoscopic (3D) cameras…

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Automation Systems fine tunes JEL plant control packages

Batch plant dealer Fesco Direct coordinates with equipment manufacturers across the country to tailor fixed or portable packages for ready mixed or manufactured concrete producers and contractors. Representing Milwaukee neighbor, JEL Concrete Plants, Fesco Direct recognizes how each project requires custom systems to meet producer or contractor targets for concrete grade, flow characteristics and general properties.

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Western Star rounds out X Series with short cab model

Western Star has started production of the 47X, a companion to the larger 49X model introduced in fall 2020—both evolving from the established 4700 and 4900 workhorses. The 47X is about 200 lbs. lighter than the 49X in like-for-like specs and available in 111.6-in. or 110.8-in. bumper-to-back-of-cab configurations, the latter best suited to mixer and dump trucks bound by federal…

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Vacuworx jumbo pads give Tindall double tees a lift

The Tindall Corp. San Antonio Division has a new way of handling some of its largest precast elements after teaming with Oklahoma-based Vacuworx to develop the CC-TT Computer Controlled Double Tee Vacuum Lifting System. The companies are redefining the standards for handling precast, prestressed members popular in the design and construction of parking structures and buildings that require long clear…

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杜拉克工业strives to save time each “step” to project delivery

Palmetto, Fla.-based Durlach Industries has specialized in precast stairs and landings for 20-plus years, shipping product up and down the East Coast. Leading its current project roster is SunSeeker in Port Charlotte, Fla., a prime example of the producer’s fabrication capabilities and time-saving approach to construction schedules. The resort will feature approximately 500 hotel rooms, 180-plus extended stay suites, 55,000…

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Messaging service programmer Zello ups driver-dispatcher dialog

该公司开发了一键通语音信息服务,为工人、团队和企业提供通信和协作,并增加了其建筑材料车队产品。通过Dispatch Hub,Zello通过按键通话技术、调度员工作负载共享、呼叫排队、位置跟踪和消息重播实现调度员-司机通信的现代化。

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Quartz 4K视频,机器学习平台重写站点活动日志

建筑技术服务供应商石英系统展示了混凝土2021的新的混凝土桥面分析程序的质量控制和生产率测量潜力。该集成的硬件和软件平台使用超高分辨率4K视频流、机器学习,以及一个web和移动应用程序,使项目负责人能够了解施工现场发生的一切。用户可以看到…

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Adjust-to-grade RimRiser makes fast work of manhole component leveling

Paving or public works crew-friendly device features unique, bolt-adjusted riser technology to ease the process of leveling cast iron manhole rings, inlet frames/grates and precast concrete tops. Offered through precast concrete producers, RimRiser solutions use a patented four-bolt system that allows a single crew member to precisely level the riser to the specified grade using a standard 5/8-in. nut driver. …

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