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System provides automatic measurement of paving thickness

MOBA Mobile Automation AG has introduced PAVE-TM, a system that detects the paving thickness of any road layer. The company states this is the first and only system for the non-contact measurement of layer thickness during asphalt paving.

Layer thickness is a decisive quality feature of asphalt paving. PAVE-TM significantly contributes to the improvement of quality in road construction, and at the same time increases process safety. Besides the elimination of manual measuring errors, it establishes new potential for savings.

In conjunction with four high-precision ultrasound sensors, Sonic-Ski PLUS, the high-end controller, MPC-120, calculates layer thickness in real time. After one initial adjustment, the system continuously displays the paving's current thickness - be it surface course, base course or binder course. The GDC-320 displays assist the paving team with the continuous display of current values.

Thanks to close cooperation with Dynapac, the machine manufacturer's paver models are already capable of displaying the current layer thickness directly on the outer control panels so that the optional display GDC-320 can be omitted, if required. All pavers of the SD series are therefore PAVE-TM ready right from the factory. The system is also available as an add-on; pavers of any age and type can be modernized and upgraded.

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Viewpoint and DroneDeploy Form Partnership to Use New APIs which Integrate Drone Imagery with Project Management Software

Viewpoint and DroneDeploy Form Partnership to Use New APIs which Integrate Drone Imagery with Project Management Software

Viewpoint has announced a partnership with drone mapping software platform DroneDeploy to help construction companies track job progress, save time and reduce risk with drone maps and 3D models. Drone technology is becoming increasingly prevalent on jobsites as an efficient means of collecting aerial data to aid in design, planning and construction management.

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BOMAG showcases product portfolio and new technologies at “Innovation Days”

BOMAG recently hosted nearly 1,200 guests representing approximately 60 countries, from North America to faraway New Zealand, during its third biennial Innovation Days, held September 18-23, 2017 in Boppard, Germany. During two-day workshops and presentations, customers experienced the company's products in action, learned about new and key technologies from application experts, and witnessed manufacturing first-hand in factory tours. This year's week-long Innovation Days also gave BOMAG an opportunity to showcase it newly constructed demonstration and training center.

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Selecting the Right Solid Tires for Industry Specific Applications

Approximately twenty years ago, those of us working in the off-road heavy equipment industry regularly witnessed a high amount of failures in machines operating on cement or other hard surfaces. Extended steel rims were used with small, hard, rubber wheels. When these rubber tires chipped and chunked, vibrations and bouncing sent shockwaves into the machine, causing shortened life and expensive repairs, not to mention stress on operators. Drivetrain components (U-joints and articulation joints) in particular often suffered from stress cracks caused by vibrations and a bouncing machine. 

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Bobcat adds V723 to telescopic tool carrier family

The new V723 expands the Bobcat family of VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carriers, also known as telehandlers, making it ideal for operators who need extended reach and greater lift capacity. The durable V723 is in the 7,000- to 8,000-pound size class, and it can confidently handle heavy loads. Its low profile fits on more farms and construction jobsites while easy maneuverability provides operators with enhanced comfort throughout the day. Plus, the new V723 features the Power Quick-Tach attachment mounting system to increase utilization.

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FLO Components celebrates first winner in 40th Anniversary giveaway

FLO Components celebrates first winner in 40th Anniversary giveaway

Automatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd.'s announces the winner of the first draw in its 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest. FLO's Marketing Specialist Gabriel Lopez announced: "Anisa Copeland of Cambridge, Ontario is the lucky winner of the first of three Lubrication Product Packages. Anisa's name was drawn randomly from all eligible entries and she successfully answered a skill testing question. Anisa received a Lincoln 1884 PowerLuber & Lincoln 5900 PowerLock Coupler Pack."  

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Crushing Attachments Run Down

Crushing Attachments Run Down

The Okada America, Inc. trommel screening bucket (TMB Series) is ideal for screening C&D debris out of soil and sand to make recycling efficient and keep dumping requirements to a minimum. The TMB Series features two-way drum rotation or operation in a single direction with a drum rotation speed that can be fine-tuned. The TMB Series is offered in four sizes for carriers ranging from 6 to 40 tons.

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Slow fade of gas and diesel vehicles a challenge for the construction industry

The ECR88D mini-digger is fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter as standard, making it ideal for use in Low Emission Zones.

This past July, the automotive industry was rocked by a far-reaching announcement when Volvo Cars stated that all its new cars would be electric or hybrid from 2019 onwards. The following day, the French government announced it would end sales of gas and diesel vehicles by 2040 as a way to fight against air pollution. A few weeks later, the British government followed with a similar proposal. 

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Sage Oil Vac Launches All-New NextLube Monitor System

Sage Oil Vac, a leader in professional lube equipment, has announce the launch of its NextLube monitor system. While it might not be large in size, the all-new NextLube monitor system promises huge improvements in productivity and ease of use. The intuitive NextLube touch screen panel delivers a straightforward presentation of information to any job as an optional add on for Sage Oil Vac lube trucks and trailers. NextLube will display the gallons within the tanks, instead of the percentage, making the process easier for the technician to determine the amount of oil available to complete an exchange.

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McLaughlin adds new vacuum excavators for utility market

McLaughlin has introduced two new mid-range vacuum excavators to the underground utility contractor market — the ECO75 truck-mounted vacuum excavator and the VX75 trailer-mounted vacuum excavator — to answer the market's demand for a compact vacuum excavation system with a 5-inch (12.7 cm) boom option that focuses on performance and improved fuel efficiency. 

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​CBI hosts 2017 Factory Forum at New Hampshire headquarters

​CBI hosts 2017 Factory Forum at New Hampshire headquarters

 NEWTON, N.H. - Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) hosted its 2017 Factory Forum October 3rd through 5th at its global headquarters in Newton, putting on live demos and workshops for guests from around the world. The three day event saw guests from Sweden, Brazil, and various businesses throughout the United States, including local customers who partnered with CBI for the live demonstrations.

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