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New product announcements:   05/26/2010
Asphalt Plant Conveyor: Heavy-Duty Construction Asphalt Plant Conveyor: Heavy-Duty Construction

The new Drag Slat Conveyors from ADM can provide material transport in an asphalt plant at rates of up to 500 tons per hour. The conveyors feature reinforced weld-on slats and chrome carbine wear liners along the slat floor and sidewalls for added durability. Segmented sprockets allow for easier maintenance. The conveyor is available with either formed-steel or an all-welded bridge construction as well as either a single- or double-steel roller chain. Asphalt Drum Mixers Inc.; 260-637-5729;

Wall-Saw Power Unit: Electric Drive Delivers the Power Wall-Saw Power Unit: Electric Drive Delivers the Power

The Hilti DS TS20-E Electric Wall Saw is a high-frequency electric drive that can be used in place of a traditional hydraulic system. The electric wall saw has an output of 15 kW, is intended for medium- to heavy-duty performance and can make cutting depths of up to 21 in. The drive’s electronic traction control system monitors performance and delivers consistent power to the saw, which allows for better saw performance when encountering rebar in concrete; further, the chance of blade jamming or stalling is reduced. Hilti; 800-879-8000;

Rugged Laser meter: Survives Jobsite Abuse Rugged Laser Meter: Survives Jobsite Abuse

The Leica DISTRO D210XT laser distance meter features a rugged, waterproof, dust-resistant case and is IP 65-certified. Thanks to its impact-resistant housing and a rubber jacket, the meter is able to survive drops of up to two meters. The sealed keypad can be washed off under running water, and the wear-resistant four-line display is backlit for low-light conditions. The meter has a maximum range of 230 ft and has functions for volume and area as well as indirect measurement. It is powered by two AAA batteries. Leica Geosystems Inc.; 770-326-9500;

Epoxy and Acrylic Adhesives: New Applications Epoxy and Acrylic Adhesives: New Applications

3M has expanded their Scotch-Weld Toughened line of epoxy and acrylic adhesives, allowing for more diverse uses. The adhesives’ high-shear and peel strength allows them to be used in place of some mechanical fasteners and welds. The Scotch-Weld Toughened line includes expoxies and acrylics which can bond to oily metal surfaces and features low-odor variants for less impact on the user. The two-part adhesives come in convenient dual packs. 3M; 800-326-3550;

Articulated Truck: Independent Suspension for a Smooth Ride Articulated Truck: Independent Suspension for a Smooth Ride

The Terex TA300 articulated truck is powered by a 385-hp, Tier-3 Cummins diesel engine, with a maximum torque of 1,309 lb ft at 1,400 rpm. The truck has a hauling capacity of 30 tons and a capacity of 22.9 cu yds, with a 20-second dump-cycle time. An independent front suspension system contributes to smoother travel over rough terrain, shorter haul cycles and lower overall vibration. Terex Construction; 662-393-1800;

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