What's New

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    Eliminating Clipboard Inventory

    In the last few years, innovative technologies such as self-consolidating concrete, quick form changes, and effective lifting devices have sped up most precast operations. When producers combine these innovations with more sophisticated computer-assisted drawing, they find themselves with a...

     
  • Smooth Slip-paving

    How a performance concrete mix may eliminate vibrators on slipformer pavers.

     
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    Green Blending

    Producers are discovering that there is more to professing their greenness than just manufacturing concrete that contains fly ash or slag. Many customers now ask tough questions about the production process itself and to what extent producers have eliminated waste and reduced their own carbon...

     
  • Cover up for Efficiency

    For precasters who require a steady production process, losing a few days to bad weather can turn a great job into merely a good one.

     
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    Placing Flowing Concrete

     
  • Checking for Oil Problems

    OPW Fuel Management Systems, a Hodgkins, Ill., manufacturer of fuel dispensing equipment, recently introduced a high-tech hydrocarbon sensor suited for the harsh conditions of a concrete plant.

     
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    Injection Casting

    Always strapped for room, wetcast precasters value every square foot of production space. Now production has a new dimension: upwards.

     
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    The Other Block

    After visiting bauma in Germany in April, I realize that there are many materials with which to build a structure. One item that caught my attention was the European material called calcium silicate, commonly called sand-lime block.

     
  • Mining Aggregate From Landfills

     
  • A Pallet-able Solution

     
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    Blanket Heating

    Producers looking for an efficient method to warming those special admixture drums and liquid color storage containers should welcome the introduction of BriskHeat's full-coverage drum heater. Not only does the new product aid in protecting temperature-sensitive chemicals, it also features an...

     
  • Turning on Safety

    Wrench-activated magnets eliminate dangerous pinch points.

     
  • Laser Speed and Accuracy

    BlockQualifier measures the height of freshly cast concrete masonry units and pavers from an overhead position as they are carried on the pallet exiting the block machine.

     
  • Central Dispatch on the Internet

    Web-based dispatching has several advantages.

     
  • For the Love of Tabby

    A Florida cast stone producer creates architectural showpieces.

     
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    Sticking With Quality

    A new adhesive system increases reveal quality without damaging casting beds.

     
  • What's Ahead

    In a typical month, we devote this space to a new product or technology that may not have reached a show's exhibit floor or the press release stage. Since this is our 10th Anniversary issue, we wanted to take that one step further.

     
  • Silencing Concrete

     
  • Precision on the Go

     
  • Making Concrete Shine

     
 
 
 

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