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New product announcements:  04/22/2009
capture every detail: Robotic Total Station Capture Every Detail: Robotic Total Station The TS30 Robotic Total Station is the latest update to Leica’s line of surveying devices, and boasts ½-in. angle accuracy and 0.6-mm distance accuracy using prisms. It can achieve a distance accuracy of 2 mm at 1 km using only natural surfaces. The station can be fitted with a global-positioning antenna for logging exact coordinates during surveying. Its new Piezo technology allows uninterrupted surveying in changing environments with only one operator. A low-power mode during non use provides longer service intervals. Leica Geosystems; 770-326-9500; www.leica-geosystems.us
Faster Pipe Connections: No Loose Parts Means Less Time Needed Faster Pipe Connections: No Loose Parts Means Less Time Needed The QuickVic Style 107 rigid coupling allows fast joining of grooved carbon and stainless pipes without the need to disassemble the coupling. The coupling gasket is lubricated, fitted onto the pipes and tightened. The EHP gasket has a raised middle ridge that provides fast alignment, and the material is rated from -30°F to 250°F. The bolt pad connection is metal-to-metal for a quick visual indication that the coupling is properly positioned. The coupling is rated up to 500 psi and is available in sizes ranging from 2 in. to 6 in. Victaulic; 800-742-5842; www.victaulic.com
Precision Coring: Starting Aid Keeps Core Bit on Target Precision Coring: Starting Aid Keeps Core Bit on Target HDMB Core Bits feature a starting aid for faster, more precise dry coring of brick and concrete block as well as softer, more abrasive materials. The bits are slotted for extra cooling. They are available in diameters from 1 in. to 6 in., and all have a 10-in. working length. The bits fit Hilti DD110-D, DD130 and DD100 core drills as well as other brands. Hilti; 800-879-6000; www.us.hilti.com
Compact Telehandlers: Maneuverable on Tight Jobsites Compact Telehandlers: Maneuverable on Tight Jobsites The JLG 619A and JLG 723A compact telehandler are highly maneuverable even during lift applications. The 619A has a lifting capacity of 6,000 lb at its maximum reach of 19 ft, and the 723A has a lifting capacity of 7,000 lb at its maximum reach of 23 ft. Both models have all-wheel steering and a single-joystick control setup. The control’s lift-loader mode allows the operator to quickly switch from control of the boom’s telescoping to control of the tilt or dump of the attachment. JLG Industries Inc.; 717-485-5161; www.jlg.com
Auto-Darkening Welder Helmet: Stands Up to the Heat Auto-Darkening Welder Helmet: Stands Up to the Heat The Titanium Elite auto-darkening welder helmet is designed for work in high-heat environments involving welding applications of 300 amps or more. The helmet reflects the heat to keep the wearer cool, and has an aluminum shield to protect the auto-darkening mechanism from the heat. The 9-sq-in. viewing area has a shock absorber to protect it from falls. Miller Electric Mfg.; Co. 920-734-9821; www.millerwelds.com
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