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SBM Mobile production of ultra-high-performance concrete

The SBM SPECIMIX portable concrete plant produces ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) at an impressive 18 cubic metres an hour, requiring only a 10-minute mix time per batch. It is a container mobile (CM) plant, which means it is easy to transport and quick to set up and begin work. It can be used for medium- and large-scale applications and is completely insulated, making it suitable for year-round production, even in tough Canadian winters.

Two-track GP3 paver from Gomaco slipforms up to 30 feet in width

The all new GOMACO GP3 slipform paver has been a success on projects around the world since it was introduced two years ago. The paver's ability to slipform widths up to 30 feet (9.1 m) has made it a versatile and necessary paver on many projects. This year, at World of Concrete 2018, GOMACO announced the introduction of the two-track GP3 for contractors who prefer a two-track paver.

New pump cell works with Putzmeister 39Z-Meter unit

Putzmeister America, Inc. has unveiled its new .13 HPD Pump Cell, which will work with the brand-new 39Z-Meter Truck-Mounted Concrete Boom Pump. The BSA-grade pump kit is designed to be the highest-performing, longest-lasting pump cell on the market with a Rod Side output up to 180 yards3/hr (138 m3/hr), and Rod Side pressures of only 1,233 PSI (85 bar). It has been in development for a year, with 2,000 man-hours spent on its design. 

Enerpac strand jacks used for innovative tower scaffolding system

Enerpac has supplied a Korean-based engineering company, KLES, with strand jacks for an innovative tower scaffolding system called SKYFFOLDING (Platform-supported Boiler-in-Furnace Scaffolding and Lifting System). The Enerpac HSL1507 strand jacks support and lift the pendant-type, scaffolding system, as it grows, providing a safer working environment than traditional scaffolding during power plant boiler furnace maintenance.

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GOMACO GP4 slipform paver at home on runway and interstate jobs

The first all new GP4 slipform paver was introduced last year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. The paver shipped directly from the GOMACO booth to its new home in Arizona where it has been working ever since slipforming interstate and airport projects. The GP4's most recent project has been slipforming a new runway at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona. Its paving passes are 37.5 feet (11.4 m) wide and 19 inches (483 mm) thick. 

E-Z Drill’s Multi-Gang Slab-Rider Drills Offer Accuracy and Versatility

E-Z Drill offers a line of multi-gang slab-rider drills for accurate concrete drilling from an easily maneuverable machine.  The compact frame design allows each drill to operate in a 4-foot patch while drilling to within 6 inches of a corner. The bits drill to a standard 18-inch depth, and each unit can be adjusted easily to drill into the center of a 24-inch slab. Contractors can adjust the gang spacing between 12 and 36 inches, with greater width settings available through custom orders. 

New unique features mean higher finish quality for Terex paver

Flexible enough to deliver high quality paving for both slab-on-grade and bridge applications, the Terex Bid-Well 3600 paver boasts a range of available features that deliver bonus-level smoothness and improved visibility during nighttime paving operations. The 3600 automatic roller paver on display in Terex booth C5172 during World of Concrete in Las Vegas, NV from January 23-26, 2018 demonstrates a number of options to meet virtually any paving application encountered by the contractor. 

Aquajet Systems’ Aqua Spine precisely removes concrete from surfaces in hard-to-reach areas

Aquajet Systems AB has introduced the Aqua Spine. The multi-modular system uses high-pressure water jets to precisely remove concrete from surfaces that may be inaccessible for Aqua Cutter robots, Aquajet's traditional hydrodemolition machines. Used for onshore and offshore construction as well as in conventional and nuclear power plants, the Aqua Spine brings the power of hydrodemolition to tight, small places.

New Commander II introduced by GOMACO

The Commander II, GOMACO's two-track curb and gutter machine, is back and better than ever. The new Commander II introduction was announced at World of Concrete 2018. It features the simplicity of a two-track paver with GOMACO's exclusive and operator-friendly G+ digital control system. There are GOMACO owners who prefer the Commander II over any other paver. It's now back and features the new G+ technology.

Putzmeister debuts 39Z-Meter truck-mounted concrete boom pump

Putzmeister will introduce the 39Z-Meter Multi Truck-Mounted Concrete Boom Pump, a brand-new design with three-in-one pumping capabilities. The unit comes equipped with a newly designed four-section Multi-Z boom and robust pedestal, a BSA-grade pump cell for high-pressure applications, and a placing boom that can either be permanent or detachable.

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Schwing's new flagship model for 2018 features company's longest boom

Schwing has added a new flagship model for 2018 that features the longest boom in the company's line. The new S 65 SX incorporates a five-section boom, with all five-inch pipeline for added benefits, while maintaining the versatility of their proven Overhead Roll and Fold design.  In addition to providing 210'8" of vertical and 197'6" of horizontal reach, all 65SXs come standard with Schwing's EASy one-sided outrigger system, minimizing the footprint of the pump for set up on crowded jobsites.  The Super X telescopic front outrigger spread is balanced with rear slewing outriggers, which centers the hopper when set up in EASy configurations.  

Cemen Tech announces new generation of volumetric concrete mixers

Cemen Tech has announced the next generation of its C Series volumetric concrete mixers with the introduction of the newest C60 model. This includes enhanced ACCU-POUR capabilities and new Automated Gates as a standard option. The company has also announced a new 24-Hour Parts commitment for customers in the contiguous United States to ensure optimal uptime and productivity across its entire product offering.   

Hilti Water Management System efficiently takes care of slurry in diamond drilling applications

Keeping the jobsite clean, maintaining a constant pressurized water supply, and disposing of slurry are time consuming.  In fact, it's estimated that professionals spend almost an hour per day supplying water and cleaning slurry while diamond coring. With the introduction of the DD-WMS 100 Water Management System, Hilti says that these tasks become a thing of the past.

Wacker Neuson crowns new Trowel Challenge competition winner at World of Concrete

Wacker Neuson's Trowel Challenge was once again held at  World of Concrete and continued its tradition as an exciting and tightly matched competition. Over 100 operators from around the world competed on the reconfigured course that required operators to show off their precision operating skills, as well as speed, when they navigated tight turns through the 1,750-square-foot course. 

World of Concrete 2O18 Show Preview: Concrete construction products

SDS/2 has a building information modelling solution, SDS/2 Concrete, that enables multiple users to simultaneously build virtual concrete structures. The software's specialized tools allow for automated placement of reinforcing steel in the concrete. Users can automatically generate detailed bending and placing schedules, as well as placement drawings, from 3-D model information, saving time over traditional 2-D workflows.

World of Concrete 2O18 Show Preview: Concrete pavers and mixers

GOMACO will have several of their curb and gutter machines on display at World of Concrete 2018, including the Commander IIIx, 3300, GT-3600 and GT-3200. GOMACO says that their curb and gutter machines are chosen more than any others due to their industry-leading technology, proprietary G+ control system, and versatility in their product line. G+ and its industry-leading technology is the control system for all of GOMACO's concrete paving equipment. 

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GSSI adds drill hole feature to StructureScan Mini XT all-in-one GPR concrete inspection system

GSSI has added a new drill hole feature to the StructureScan Mini XT – the newest generation of GSSI's all-in-one concrete inspection GPR system. The drill hole feature is a 3D data processing detection algorithm. The algorithm evaluates a user-chosen cylindrical area that represents a potential or planned coring location. Scanning for all potential targets within the cylindrical area, the drill hole feature looks for targets that may interfere with a proposed coring location. 

Cement groups introduce new pavement design tool through the Web

Leading cement and concrete organizations have unveiled a new online pavement design tool that offers features and benefits never before available to the pavement design community. 

PavementDesigner.org is free of charge and was created for city, county, and consultant engineers, academia, or anyone involved in design of roadway, industrial, and parking area pavements. PavementDesigner improves upon traditional pavement design software programs, and provides the following value-added features:
  • No cost - The platform and is offered completely free of charge, eliminating the expense and burden of ordering software and updates, licenses, etc. 
  • Immediate access - The platform brings the industry's best pavement design programs together into a single website that allows professionals to design pavements immediately. 
  • Cloud storage/retrieval - Users have the option of creating a user ID and password to save their design work, as well as to retrieve projects using any digital device. 
  • Automatic updates and improvements - The online system is automatically updated when new content or details are added. Users will not have to download updated software or "patches." 

Durable, versatile concrete vibrator

Minnich Manufacturing will introduce the new Stinger electric flex shaft concrete vibrator — a lightweight, durable and versatile solution - at World of Concrete. The Stinger is a 15-amp (115-volt) universal motor that drives a full line of Minnich shafts and heads and comes standard with a quick disconnect that adapts to the vibrators of many manufacturers. The Stinger offers a more compatible speed range for today's placement challenges. The Minnich vibrator system design runs at a lower amp range and the durable frame extends vibrator life. The lightweight motor and frame-handle positions offer many ergonomic user features.

HMA Equipment new GOMACO distributor for Ontario

GOMACO Corporation announces the recent appointment of HMA Equipment Company of Canada as the authorized GOMACO distributor for the province of Ontario in Canada. They will provide sales and service for GOMACO's full line of concrete construction products. The appointment was made by Kent Godbersen, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, GOMACO Corporation. Travis Brockman (shown) is GOMACO's District Manager for the province.

Solar-powered job site security projects integrated with BIM 360

Sensera Systems, a manufacturer of solar-powered job site monitoring and site security products, has integrated its SiteCloud software with Autodesk BIM 360. The integration saves time and improves accuracy of job site documentation by fully automating the collection and archival of as-built progress images and enabling direct comparison with design plans.

GOMACO University releases 2018 schedule

GOMACO University has released their 2018 schedule and is now accepting registrations for the new season of specialized courses covering GOMACO's full line of concrete paving equipment. Each week, from January through April, features courses taught by GOMACO instructors with a combined experience of over 100 years with GOMACO equipment. The instructors are also helped out in the hands-on shop sessions by GOMACO service representatives who travel the world during the paving season and are ready to share their knowledge with the students. Potential University attendees can read more about GOMACO University and also register for courses online at www.gomaco.com/university

Innovative, easy-to-use mud buggy improves material handling

Toro's Tracked Mud Buggy — the MB TX 2500 — is an innovative solution for the concrete placement, site preparation and material handling equipment categories. With the addition of this new product, Toro now offers both a wheeled version and a tracked version to meet the specific needs of a variety of segments including underground utility, earthmoving, general construction and landscaping segments.

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