New Road Products
Better Roads Staff
Transfers data between the office, field
Leica Geosystems’s Version 4.0 of its Leica SmartWorx Viva onboard software features Leica Exchange, which allows data to be transferred between field users and office users. Three-dimensional data overlay, points, lines and areas that have been surveyed are now overlaid onto the live video, produced by the wide-angle camera of the TS11 and TS15 imaging total stations. Other features include panoramic image capture; improved lock at short distances; extensions to pop-up menus and the drawing toolbar; and the ability to use the GS08 and GS12 GNSS Sensors as RTK base stations.
Offers 24/7 look into fleet assets
Networkfleet’s 5000 Series of fleet tracking hardware is compatible with light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The 5000 Series offers 24/7 visibility into fleet assets, enabling fleet managers to easily locate vehicles in real time and monitor specific vehicle data such as mileage, speed, fuel consumption and diagnostic trouble codes to improve operations and reduce costs. Patented remote diagnostics capabilities on the 5500 enable monitoring of diagnostic trouble codes, ignition status, speed, odometer, fuel efficiency and more. Plug-and-play design provides for easy, quick installation without splicing wires. Both the GPS and cellular antennas are contained internally in the device. An optional window-mount GPS antenna is also available. The serial port allows for integration with compatible Garmin devices using a Garmin FMI cable and also integrates with laptops and other devices by providing a constant NMEA data feed. The 5000 Series includes sensor ports for monitoring various voltage events occurring within the vehicle, such as Power Take Off (PTO) engagement/disengagement, secondary engine on/off, and door open/close.
Light bar provides added safety
Landoll’s gooseneck Stop, Tail and Turn Light Bar, for the Landoll 800 Series detachable trailer, works as a secondary set of safety and work lights mounted on the upper level of the gooseneck. The light bar is fully adjustable and gives added safety and visibility when operating in low-light conditions or at night. The light bar can be installed to existing trailers and, when the trailer is detached, will have rear-facing lights that illuminate the work area and supply warning lights to the rear. This new option is available at the factory or as a field-installed kit.
Fits any flat surface screen deck
Major Wire Industries now offers a full line of 1-by-2-foot Flex-Mat 3 self-cleaning modular screen media panels. According to the manufacturer, the new screen media size fits virtually any flat-surface screen deck, so asphalt plant screening operations using traditional 1-by-1-foot and 1-by-2-foot polyurethane and rubber panels can increase their existing screening capacity and in-spec material throughput up to 50 percent. Screening operations can choose between pin-, grooved-, snap- and step-types in opening sizes of 30 mesh, or 0.020 inches, up to 1-1/2 inches (30 mesh, or 0.5 mm, to 38 mm). Proven Flex-Mat 3 Modular 1-by-1-foot panels were introduced earlier, in 2007.
Air compressors for rent
McCann Industries now offers the complete line of Sullair air compressors and related products at all locations in the Chicago area. The Sullair line includes air compressors from 185 to 1,600 cfm, plus oil-free air tools and air-end units. The equipment is available for sale or rent at all seven McCann Industries locations.
Bright illumination for vehicle safety
Grote Industries’ new LightForm Emergency Egress Lighting Film provides all of the advantages of adhesive exit markers with the added benefit of being powered. The film provides the kind of bright illumination that can help lead disoriented passengers to safety, even in dark or hazy conditions.
The most portable laser scanner ever built
FARO Technologies’ Focus3D laser scanner is four times lighter and five times smaller than its competitors, making it the most portable laser scanner ever built, according to the manufacturer. With dimensions of 9.5 by 8 by 4 inches and weighing 11 pounds, the Focus3D is compact and portable. Thanks to its millimeter-accuracy and up to 976,000 measurement points/second, the Focus3D is said to offer the most efficient and precise method for measurement and 3D documentation.
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