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New GOMACO GP4 Slipform Paver

GOMACO successfully introduced the revolutionary GP3 slipform paver with the ability to pave up to 30 feet (9.1 m) wide last year at World of Concrete 2016. It was the first in a totally new line of GOMACO pavers with next generation technology and it has quickly earned the respect of concrete paving professionals. This year, at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, GOMACO introduced the next paver in the series, the GP4, with the ability to pave up to 40 feet (12.2 m) wide. It features all of GOMACO’s latest technology with a Smart Telescoping Frame, Smart Pivot Arms, Extreme Steering capabilities, and more. The GP4 was just one of 14 machines GOMACO had on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.

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GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD), More Than Just Telematics

GOMACO Remote Diagnostics (GRD) is proven in the field by GOMACO contractors. GRD is more than telematics, giving owners the visibility of how, when, and where their equipment is being used. It’s a powerful extension to GOMACO’s existing service capabilities. It allows technicians a diagnostic review of a GOMACO machine from corporate headquarters in Ida Grove, Iowa, USA, at the owner’s shop, or on the job site. GRD will transmit G+® settings, configuration and fault history for an immediate and complete diagnosis. GRD also allows software updates, fleet management, service indicators and so much more.

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Aquajet Systems Introduces the World’s Smallest Hydrodemolition Robot

Aquajet Systems has introduces the world’s smallest hydrodemolition robot, the Aqua Cutter 410V. The model combines the compact size of the Aqua Cutter 410A and the innovative mast system of the Aqua Cutter 710V, giving it versatility to work in tight spaces with extended reach in horizontal, vertical and overhead applications. The 410V’s design makes it suitable for a wide variety of concrete removal tasks, such as renovation and bridge and road repair.

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Con Cast Pipe acquires Hy-Grade Precast Concrete

Con Cast Pipe, a manufacturer of precast concrete drainage products including concrete pipe, manholes, catchbasins, and box units, as well as a wide range of bridge and specialty precast products in Canada, has announced the recent purchase of Hy-Grade Precast Concrete in St. Catharines, Ontario. Due to their outstanding reputation in the Niagara community, Hy-Grade Precast Concrete will continue to operate under the Hy-Grade name and become the third Ontario manufacturing facility for Con Cast Pipe.

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Spotlight on concrete formwork

Toronto’s Ten York project is a residential highrise building that will soar 65 storeys and contain 694 units when complete. Located at the busy intersection of York and Harbour, near the waterfront and overlooking the Gardiner Expressway, there are a number of challenges to be faced for concrete work. In this case, the use of traditional truss tables was not permitted because of the nearness to the Gardiner. Crews had limited space on the ground for staging and storing of material, shear wall construction restricted movement of shoring material through the building, and a ten-foot deep transfer slab is suspended 40 feet above the floor below.

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Terex Bid-Well and Terex Materials Processing Systems partner for expansion

Now part of the Terex Materials Processing Systems (Terex MPS), Terex Bid-Well announces a strategic alliance with Terex MPS sales and support to grow its equipment sales and service beyond the U.S. market. The concrete paving equipment manufacturer will leverage synergies with the Terex MPS sales and certain distributor locations to significantly expand Terex Bid-Well’s global customer sales and support capabilities. 

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Liebherr concrete pumps now available in Canada

The 41 m truck mounted pump 41M XXT is available in Canada.

Liebherr concrete pumps are now available in Canada through Liebherr Canada Ltd. With a head office in Burlington, Ontario, and ten additional branches around Canada, Liebherr Canada Ltd offers reliable customer service and prompt spare parts availability.

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Hilti adds powerful, lightweight rotary hammer to its line

Hilti is expanding its SDS-max rotary hammer portfolio with the introduction of the Hilti TE 50-AVR SDS-max rotary hammer with chiseling. Designed to be powerful and lightweight, the Hilti TE 50-AVR delivers superior performance in multiple applications, including hammer drilling in concrete, masonry and stone. It can also make quick work of light- and medium-duty chiseling in masonry and concrete.

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Diamond coring tool delivers fast speeds and torque

From small anchor holes to large diameter holes in concrete with heavy rebar, the new Hilti Diamond coring tool DD 250 delivers fast drilling speeds and more than enough torque to get the job done. The rig-based wet drilling system, DD 250, offers contractors a drilling range of 1/2-in to 18-in for a broad range of coring jobs, including heavy-duty anchoring, rebar, service entries, ventilation duct and sanitation pipes to name a few. It features four gears for faster drilling speed at the right torque, and it utilizes an innovative hole starting mode, making it easier for the operator to start a job. 

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Framework equipped with sensors to measure qualities of fresh concrete

Doka has launched a new innovative product lineup of internet-connected sensors. Concremote is integrated in Doka formwork and measures real-time compressive strength gain of fresh concrete. Reliable performance data is vital to support decisions for subsequent construction works. Reference cases underpin optimization of construction schedules and costs while simultaneously enhancing concrete durability.  

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With Doka Framax Xlife stripping corner all retracting or expanding formwork can be done by one worker

Doka’s Framax Xlife stripping corner has successfully been used in forming cores/shafts on thousands of projects around the globe. With a simple built-in ratchet design, all the work of retracting or expanding formwork can be done by one worker at the top of the core. The built-in ratchet makes the operation safe and fast. In accordance with accident prevention guidelines, no crane is required for expanding to set or contracting to strip the core forms. The formwork unit can then be repositioned in a single lift to save crane time

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McNeilus and Command Alkon partner on integrated in-cab telematics solution for ready-mix concrete industry

McNeilus’ exclusive, patent-pending FLEX Controls system and Command Alkon’s premier TrackIt fleet management system together provide an integrated in-cab telematics solution, now on display at CONEXPO. This partnership between the two companies showcases an unparalleled commitment to technology that can help customers get their jobs done more effectively.

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Topcon ZPS concrete paving system with integrated Z-beam laser technology

Topcon Positioning Group has announced the next generation of automated concrete paving – the ZPS system – with the new Z-Robot and Z-Stack sensor. Using enhanced Topcon Millimeter GPS technology, the ZPS system is designed to bring unmatched accuracy to concrete paving with a fraction of the hardware required for traditional LPS (local positioning system).

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Doka Displays Formwork, Advances in Technology at CONEXPO

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Doka North America will be exhibiting demonstrating the latest in concrete formwork technology at CONEXPO. Doka will showcase wall, slab and climbing solutions and services ranging from engineering, field support, pre-assembly and project management. Additionally, Doka will display advances in technology, such as the Concremote sensors that enable contractors to strip formwork earlier than ever before. Concremote and Doka will also be featured in the new Technology Experience pavilion.

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