Category Archives: Technology

GSSI Announces Distribution Agreement with InstroTek on PaveScan® RDM continuous asphalt density gauge

GSSI Announces Distribution Agreement with InstroTek on PaveScan® RDM continuous asphalt density gauge

GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, announces that InstroTek Inc. will serve as national and international distributor of GSSI’s PaveScan® RDM Continuous Asphalt Density gauge. PaveScan provides accurate real-time measurements to ensure pavement performance and quality. Based in Research Triangle Park, NC, InstroTek is a global leader in products and […]

Manitowoc updates its free diagnostic mobile app to include Potain tower cranes; releases new Bluetooth-enabled pressure test kit

Manitowoc recently updated its free diagnostic app to include Crane Control System (CCS)-equipped Potain tower cranes, helping operators to interpret diagnostic codes generated by on-board control systems and reduce machine downtime. The app already supports many Grove, Manitowoc and National Crane cranes. “This new functionality is another step in actively improving our digital tools and […]

BOMAG 8-ft class pavers offer improved visibility, operating efficiency and highway class machine features

BOMAG 8-ft class pavers offer improved visibility, operating efficiency and highway class machine features

  RIDGEWAY, SC – The BOMAG CR 820 Series of 8-foot pavers feature a new operator’s platform, new controls and improved visibility. Delivering all the power, versatility and heavy-duty design as previous paver models, a 160-hp diesel engine meets stringent Tier 4 Final emissions standards and offers ample reserve to efficiently power all paver functions […]

HaulHub empowers construction materials producers to fully digitize their ticketing process

HaulHub empowers construction materials producers to fully digitize their ticketing process

BOSTON, MA — HaulHub Technologies, the Boston technology firm providing the heavy construction industry with state-of-the-art, mobile- and web-based solutions, recently announced the latest addition to its innovative construction performance platform: JOBslip. The JOBslip app was developed with insights from experts across the construction materials industry to provide a world-class digital ticketing experience for the customers […]

John Deere introduces new E-series cold planer attachments to lineup

John Deere introduces new E-series cold planer attachments to lineup

MOLINE, IL — Expanding on its established lineup of attachments, John Deere recently unveiled its new CP18E, CP24E and CP30E cold planers. These new attachments offerings help operators who work on street repairs, leveling uneven pavement, texturing pavement and cleaning around larger milling machines. The CP18E, CP24E and CP30E are compatible with John Deere skid […]

MAJOR offers variety of FLEX-MAT opening styles for enhanced customization

MAJOR offers variety of FLEX-MAT opening styles for enhanced customization

CANDIAC, QC — MAJOR, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance wire screens, offers FLEX-MAT® with opening styles for a wide variety of material applications. The custom-fit screen media manufacturer offers the FLEX-MAT series in five styles to give producers options to improve efficiency and screening quality. “Our priority is to always provide screen media products […]

Terex Utilities launches new eCommerce platform

Terex Utilities launches new eCommerce platform

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities recently launched a new eCommerce platform to support all customers and give customers the type of online shopping experience today’s buyers have come to expect. This new eCommerce platform offers one-stop-shopping for tools and accessories used in the utilities industry and beyond. Many of these products had previously only been […]

Lindner’s Fire Prevention System (FPS) provides active prevention

Lindner’s Fire Prevention System (FPS) provides active prevention

One of the most pressing recent issues in the mechanical processing and conversion of waste into solid recovered fuels (SRF) is high fire risk. This is largely due to a constantly increasing number of lithium batteries in the general waste collection. If damaged, a chemical reaction is often initiated, which leads to incredibly high temperatures. […]

Caltrans repaves roadway with recycled plastic bottles

Caltrans repaves roadway with recycled plastic bottles

BUTTE COUNTY, CA — Caltrans has repaved a section of Highway 162 in Oroville using recycled asphalt pavement and liquid plastic made with single-use, plastic bottles – the first time the department has paved a road using 100 percent recycled materials. The pilot project featured work on three lanes of a 1,000-foot highway segment. The […]

Go with the flow: Preventing accumulation in cement processing

Go with the flow: Preventing accumulation in cement processing

Efficient material flow is a critical element of dry-process cement manufacturing, and accumulation or blockages can put a choke hold on a plant’s profitability. Hang-ups in storage systems and build-up in process vessels can impede material movement, causing bottlenecks that interfere with equipment performance and reduce process efficiency. Poor material flow also raises maintenance expenses, […]

Cat® hydraulic mining shovel bucket with replaceable basket cuts rebuild time and optimizes capacity

Cat® hydraulic mining shovel bucket with replaceable basket cuts rebuild time and optimizes capacity

Caterpillar now offers an innovative 2-piece bucket for Cat® hydraulic mining shovels. The design reduces downtime by limiting refurbishment to the area of the bucket subjected to most of the wear—the basket. The replaceable basket enables faster, easier and safer rebuilds compared to traditional buckets. In addition, the basket design can evolve with mine site […]

Doosan Bobcat and Green Machine partner to produce electric compact excavators

Doosan Bobcat and Green Machine partner to produce electric compact excavators

WEST FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat North America, a global leader in compact equipment, and Green Machine Equipment, Inc., a manufacturer of renewable power drive systems recently announced a strategic partnership to produce electric/hydraulic Bobcat® compact excavators. Green Machine® will custom retrofit Bobcat excavators with their proprietary battery technology to replace the standard diesel power […]

Look for the highest frequency that can detect objects at the desired depth by Jami Harmon, GSSI Antennas used with ground penetrating radar (GPR) come in different shapes and sizes. The largest antennas typically radiate the lower frequencies necessary to detect the deepest targets. The smallest antennas radiate the highest frequencies that provide the greatest […]

Enhanced geology and mine design

Enhanced geology and mine design

Desktop tools that enable mining professionals to interact with their data are the building blocks upon which Maptek innovation was founded. Almost 40 years on from the early borehole modeling tools, Maptek released Vulcan 2020, featuring integrated geology and optimized mine design. Today Vulcan is populated with functionality that provides holistic benefits to modern mining […]

Komatsu customers surpass 3B metric tons moved autonomously

Komatsu customers surpass 3B metric tons moved autonomously

TUSCON, AZ — Marking another industry first for autonomous haulage, mining companies have now hauled more than three billion metric tons of materials leveraging Komatsu’s FrontRunner autonomous haulage system (AHS). Working closely with its customers, Komatsu teams developed the first commercially available autonomous haulage system to help mines move material more efficiently. First deployed in […]

3 Ways to prevent issues with vibration analysis

3 Ways to prevent issues with vibration analysis

by Lars Bräunling, MAJOR Director of Product Technology When coupled with routine maintenance, anticipating the needs of equipment is an important way operations can ensure screening performance and productivity. Consistently monitoring a vibrating screen with a predictive analysis program helps to not only keep it up and running, but helps to do so efficiently. Predictive […]

John Deere introduces TC-Series trenchers as latest additions to attachments lineup

John Deere introduces TC-Series trenchers as latest additions to attachments lineup

MOLINE, IL — Designed to fit the needs of construction, agricultural and landscaping professionals, John Deere debuted two new trencher models, the TC36 and TC48, to its family of attachments. The newly introduced TC36 and TC48 trenchers are ideal economic models for lighter-duty tasks and equipment rental. These attachment models are compatible on John Deere […]

IUOE Local 14 elevates training for New York City crane operators with a CM Labs crane simulator

IUOE Local 14 elevates training for New York City crane operators with a CM Labs crane simulator

Business goals: The City of New York mandated that operators have specialized training on cranes with booms 300’ and longer. In order to enhance training methods, Local 14 of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) looked for a simulator to effectively and safely train Operating Engineers. Solution: CM Labs developed a custom simulator to […]

Choosing the right antenna for GPR investigations

Choosing the right antenna for GPR investigations

Look for the highest frequency that can detect objects at the desired depth by Jami Harmon, GSSI Antennas used with ground penetrating radar (GPR) come in different shapes and sizes. The largest antennas typically radiate the lower frequencies necessary to detect the deepest targets. The smallest antennas radiate the highest frequencies that provide the greatest […]

Ty-Max polyurethane screen media from Haver & Boecker Niagara maximizes longevity while reducing pegging

Ty-Max polyurethane screen media from Haver & Boecker Niagara maximizes longevity while reducing pegging

ST. CATHARINES, ONT — Ty-Max screen media from Haver & Boecker Niagara maximizes uptime on challenging wet or dry screening applications. Ty-Max is poured using open cast technology and permanently hardens when cured to maintain its chemical properties, so it resists wear and tear. The polyurethane also wears exponentially longer than wire cloth and handles […]

Fairbanks Scales FB4000 instruments enable predictive cutoff applications

Fairbanks Scales FB4000 instruments enable predictive cutoff applications

Predictive cutoff flow monitoring helps achieve greater accuracy in industrial filling KANSAS CITY, MO — Fairbanks Scales Inc., the oldest scale company in the U.S. recebtly announced its FB4000 Series of scale instruments is ideal for implementing predictive cutoff flow monitoring in a wide range of industrial filling applications, including grain loading, cement and asphalt […]

CASE hosts webcast showcasing new SiteWatch Telematics platform

CASE hosts webcast showcasing new SiteWatch Telematics platform

CASE Construction Equipment will host an online webcast on Wednesday, July 22 at 10 AM CST to showcase the all-new CASE SiteWatch telematics platform, and to take questions from contractors and equipment owners on telematics and fleet management. The event will be hosted by Richie Snyder, marketing manager for digital and precision solutions/telematics at CASE. […]

Ritchie Bros.’ latest Market Trends Summary provides additional insights into truck tractor market

Ritchie Bros.’ latest Market Trends Summary provides additional insights into truck tractor market

VANCOUVER, BC — With billions of dollars of equipment transacting via multiple sales channels each year, Ritchie Bros. has the data and in-house expertise to provide unmatched insight into industry trends. The company is now sharing this insight via its Market Trends module within its Ritchie Bros. Asset Solutions suite of tools, allowing customers, investors […]

Crane Industry Services and CM Labs open simulation training and demo room

Crane Industry Services and CM Labs open simulation training and demo room

CARROLLTON, GA — Crane Industry Services, LLC (CIS) in partnership with CM Labs Simulations, has expanded simulation training for cranes, earthmoving equipment, maritime and port equipment. CIS designed a new simulation training and demo room located at the CIS Centered on Safety Training Center in the Atlanta area. The showroom features a variety of portable […]

Bridging safety and productivity with modern solutions

Bridging safety and productivity with modern solutions

Using high-tech demolition to increase productivity and safety in bridge work by Lars Lindgren, president, Brokk Inc. Out of 614,387 U.S. bridges, almost 40% are 50 years or older and 9.1% are in critical need of repairs. A recent estimate lists the U.S.’s backlog of bridge rehabilitation needs at $123 billion. When infrastructure funding comes […]