Continuous dust collection
The DustFinder system maintains constant airflow while collecting fine dust. Its innovative filter technology delivers a long filter life, clean air, and cost savings. The DustFinder's mobile cart is made of steel tubing and equipped with large 8-in. wheels and 5-in. casters. The snap lock inlet holds the hose in place while allowing it to swivel freely, even when connected to mobile abrading equipment.
PathFinder Concepts, LLC. 877-261-6002. www.pathfinderconcepts.com.
Electric boom lift
E300 series boom lift models offer new and improved features. Hydraulic efficiencies allow operators to drive 6.6 miles and complete 175 lift cycles on a single charge. The 305 amp-hour batteries provide an 18% improvement in recharging time, with a lower replacement cost. Other improvements include: improved break-over clearance, smoother swing function, and a multi-digital indicator that displays battery life, machine hours, and fault codes.
JLG Industries, Inc. 877-554-5438. www.jlg.com.
Concrete brick siding
The Novabrik mortarless brick system can save up to 25% on installation compared to conventional brick. The high-strength concrete bricks overlap and interlock to create a strong, water-resistant brick veneer. Novabrik can be installed on wood and steel studs, and concrete structures. Because the bricks hang on the wall, no brick ledge or steel support is necessary.
Novabrik International Inc. 866-678-2745. www.novabrik.com.
Ergonomic lift trucks
The E30-40HSD2 series of electric stand-up lift trucks deliver lifting capacities of 3,000 to 4,000 lbs. while making operators more comfortable. The new flex-stance operator compartment features a contoured wraparound padded backrest with integrated thigh and knee pads, anti-fatigue floor mat, and suspended floor to significantly reduce the transmission of vibrations. The lift trucks' three-wheel configuration provides a tighter turning radius that makes stacking in limited space easier.
Hyster Company. 800-497-8371. www.hysteramericas.com.
Tough moisture resistance
Rhino Bond rugged, peel and stick flashing maintains flexibility in extreme heat or cold. Its pressure-sensitive, clear adhesive will not "drool" when exposed to UV or heat. It resists oils and will repel most chemicals. Use the 40-mil.-thick flashing in thru-wall or surface-mount applications. It is available in 12- to 36-in. widths.
Wire-Bond. 800-849-6722. www.wirebond.com.
High strength in less time
Rapid Set Mortar Mix is a high-performance blend of Rapid Set hydraulic cement and quality sand. It is ideal for projects requiring rapid strength gain, high durability, and low shrinkage, including vertical and overhead applications. Use Mortar Mix for mortar beds or repairs. Apply it similarly as portland cement-based mortars.
CTS Cement. 800-929-3030. www.rapidset.com.
Safe and efficient tapping
Speedaire Hand Tappers feature a pneumatic high-reversal-type motor with added torque to handle a range of tap sizes. The tapping cycle starts at the correct speed and reverses instantly. A quick-change tool holder provides tap changing flexibility and accepts optional clutch type tap holders. The tappers have an ergonomic pistol grip and adjustable side handle. Two models available: 4WXT7 (150 rpm) and 4WXT6 (250 rpm) with a muffler.
W. W. Grainger, Inc. 800-323-0620. www.grainger.com.
Safely remove stains
Chomp Pro Algae & Mold Stain Cleaner and Remover penetrates to the root of stains resulting from algae, mold, and mildew. It works on most surfaces, including brick, stucco, and concrete pavers. After cleaning, coat with Algae & Mold Stain Barrier to prevent stains from returning for up to three years.
Environmental Solutions International. 888-406-5318. www.chompsolutions.com.
Protection and comfort
A new line of polyethelene foam Knee Protectors are ergonomically designed to distribute the weight from the knee down the lower leg. This unique design helps prevent back and knee problems. The lightweight, durable, wear- and water-resistant knee pads are available in two lengths.
Rodia Tools. 978-420-0029. www.rodiatools.com.