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New product announcements:  08/05/2009
Grading Attachments: New Option for Skid-Steer Loaders Grading Attachments: New Option for Skid-Steer Loaders

New grader attachments from Bobcat are designed to allow skid-steer loaders to perform grading work. Graders are available in 96-in. and 108-in. widths and can be incorporated with the Bobcat laser-control system to grade materials within 1⁄4-in. The heavy-duty graders’ blades are able to move in six different ways and feature a hydraulic side-shift function, which allows the blades to move up to 13-in. horizontally, allowing for grading close to buildings and other obstacles. A proportional hydraulic valve allows for the moldboard to move at three different speeds for finer control. Bobcat; 866-823-7898;

Electrical Clamp: Flexible Steel Won’t Crack Electrical Clamp: Flexible Steel Won’t Crack The SP58 stainless-steel ground rod clamp is an electrical clamp for connecting a conductor to a ground. It is made of flexible steel designed to not crack when excessive torque is used during installation. If the clamp is overtightened, the bolt head will shear, instead of cracking the entire clamp. ERICO; 800-677-9089;
Tracking Tools: Barcode Reader Logs Data Tracking Tools: Barcode Reader Logs Data The Dynamic Basic Tool Manager is an asset management system that uses a standard bar-code reader and standard software to keep track of construction tools. The tool manager uses a Windows application to log tool data, and, according to the manufacturer, a tool can be logged and checked out in under a minute. A built-in wireless connection allows for integration into larger systems. Dynamic Systems Inc.; 800-342-3999;
Hot-Water Heating System Circulator: Saves Power Hot-Water Heating System Circulator: Saves Power The Alpha Heating Pump is designed for light commercial and residential hot-water heating systems. The 115-Volt circulator is able to automatically adjust its performance and flow rates depending on the system demands, cutting overall power consumption. The electronically controlled motor features a magnetized rotor to avoid slippage problems and delivers a higher starting torque. The circulator is also able to save power in retrofit applications, as it is able to automatically find the lowest needed power setting for the system. Grundfos Pumps; 913-227-3400;
Amphibious Dredge Unit: Designed For Shallow Waters and Swamps Amphibious Dredge Unit: Designed For Shallow Waters and Swamps The Vosta Multi Functional Dredge 250 is able to perform both excavation and dredging tasks. The boom’s standard attachments include a 400-liter bucket for excavation, two underwater pumps for dredging sand and mud and a rake for vegetation control. The MFD250 is self-propelled, and it is an amphibious vehicle able to move itself over dry land, shallow water and swamp areas by tilting the spuds near the front of the dredge. It can be loaded and unloaded for transport without the aid of a crane. The MFD250 is designed for a single operator and has an air-conditioned cabin. A pile-driver attachment is available as a customized option. VOSTA LMG; 707- 823-8503;
Touch-Screen Welding: Redesigned Power Supply Touch-Screen Welding: Redesigned Power Supply The EPS-1500 is a compact 150-amp, orbital-welding power supply. It offers redesigned software with new features. The 12-in. touch screen has color graphics that allow for easy navigation of weld options, and the software now supports weld heads from other manufacturers. The EPS-1500 also has two USB ports for peripherals and a standard network port for remote access and data-logging functions. Exel Orbital Products; 818-896-7733;
HVAC Pressure Sensors: Many Options for Different Setups HVAC Pressure Sensors: Many Options for Different Setups The 692 Series of differential pressure transmitters incorporates a ceramic sensor for measuring liquid or gas pressure drops in HVAC chilled-water and process systems. They are available in full-scale ranges, from 20 PSID to 150 PSID, and the calibrated sensors can be configured for standard voltage or current outputs.
Clark Solutions; 978-568-3400;
Mast-climbing Platforms: Designed To Fit Around the Jobsite Mast-climbing Platforms: Designed To Fit Around the Jobsite Alimak Hek Mast-Climbing Work Platforms are designed with modular components, allowing them to be configured around the specific needs of a jobsite. The platforms are available in both single-mast and double-mast configurations, with single-mast platforms able to carry up to 1,600 kg of palleted and bulky materials. The platforms not only can transport workers but also can serve as stable work areas. Platforms can be constructed around balconies and other obstacles using sliding extension tubes. Alimak Hek; 770-424-3232;
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