New Road Products
Better Roads Staff
Tripod-mounted light tower
Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com has released the WAL-TP-2X6670 tripod-mounted light tower with HID fixtures. The latest in Magnalight’s line of industrial-grade HID lighting solutions, the WAL-TP-2X6670 provides high-power illumination in a versatile tripod-mounted package that allows operation with a wide variety of power sources including 12/24VDC and 120/277 volt AC. Producing a total of 12,600 lumens of light, this tripod-mounted light tower provides a lighting solution for users who require an easily deployed source of illumination that can operate with a wide range of power options.
Longest scanning range
Topcon Positioning Systems’ (TPS) imaging station – the IS-3 – takes the industry’s longest scanning range and increases it by almost 20 percent to 6,500 feet, according to the company. In addition to its increase in non-prism scanning range, the IS-3 increases distance measurement speed, automatic scanning speed and accuracy substantially. The station’s patented prism tracking scanning interface technology – X-TRAC 8 – has a new onboard feature that provides quicker scanning definition, faster image collection and an onboard preview of scanned data. ImageMaster software, which comes standard with the IS-3, now includes free volume calculations. The feature provides users full live video control through their laptop to measure points, track prisms and define scan areas. Additionally, the IS-3 has a new high-space “Grid Scan” feature that obtains 3D data by automatically scanning at a specific pitch within a specified area.
‘If it rolls, we can move it’
NuStar’s Power Pusher can be used in lieu of a forklift to save on fuel costs. The company embraces the mantra, “If it rolls, we can move it” for the company’s Power Pusher pedestrian-operated, battery-powered pusher. According to NuStar, it is significantly less expensive than a forklift, and operators do not need a license. The pusher also comes with a built-in battery charger that plugs into a standard outlet. With a footprint less than 2 square yards, the Power Pusher can be stored at a jobsite and is easy to transport from site to site. One person can use the device to push, pull and maneuver wheeled loads up to 150,000 pounds, or those with high-rolling resistance.
A drawer to ‘pack it all in’
Knaack and Weather Guard Products’ Pack Rat Drawer Units for trucks and vans are made from durable 14-gauge steel. The units offer easy access to hundreds of pounds of tools and supplies while leaving floor space open for hauling materials or moving in and out of the vehicle. Multiple drawers and dividers provide numerous setups to meet the needs of specific professions, from carpenter to electrician, to HVAC installer. Anti-skid strips on top of the drawer assembly offer traction for wet and muddy boots. Smooth rolling drawers allow easy operation and can carry up to 425 pounds of equipment. Full weather stripping protects against the elements. In addition, drawers are completely removable for easy cleaning and feature a one-touch, push-button latch assembly for one-handed operation. Pack Rat Drawer Units come in one-, two-, three- and four-drawer units with both wide and narrow drawer compartments. Size options include 9- or 12-1/2-inch heights, and 24- or 48-inch lengths. Widths range from 10-1/4 inches to 39-3/4 inches.
High-velocity hot air to cure cracks
LAB Hot Air Lances clean, dry and prepare pavement cracks and joints with high-velocity hot air. This ensures a dry work area for crack-filling crews to start on time, regardless of a recent rain. Because of the high-temperature, flameless hot air, crack-sealing work can be continued all year long by assuring clean dry cracks prior to a hot-pour application. The high-velocity hot air completely prepares the area without disturbing the surrounding surface. High-temperature, hot-air drying significantly enhances the durable bonding of any sealant. All LAB models are constructed of stainless steel and are available with 40- or 50-foot hose kit assemblies.
Real-time adaptive traffic control
Traffic technology company Rhythm Engineering is in the process of outfitting its 500th intersection with the InSync real-time adaptive traffic control system. The InSync system gives traffic signals artificial intelligence to adapt to traffic demand moment by moment, helping to prevent traffic jams and accidents, cutting drivers’ travel time up to 50 percent, and reducing vehicles’ fuel use and emissions by 20-30 percent.
More control for prep, coating and curing
Martin Engineering has installed a comprehensive new paint line for bulk material handling components at its global manufacturing headquarters. The company anticipates greater control over preparation, coating and curing, allowing the firm to deliver material-handling components faster, with greater surface durability and consistency.
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