Construction Debris Removal System

Quantum Smart Solutions, LLC offers the Smart Chute, a construction debris removal system designed for both roofing and demolition. Primarily made from non-rusting aluminum and stainless steel, the chute sections were designed to nest into one another for ease of assembly and transport. The different chute panels lock into place along the rails during assembly. At the top, the system is attached to the structure with heavy-duty hinges that allow debris to proceed on a downward angle to either a dumpster or directly into a truck.

The Smart Chute was designed to facilitate debris removal up to a four-story elevation. It is meant to make the demolition process more efficient by sending debris directly to the collection point. Material is only handled one time, eliminating wasted man-hours. When used in conjunction with Quantum’s own Eave Stops, the Smart Chute Systems add an additional level of protection for the customers’ assets and helps to provide a safer jobsite environment. Eave Stops mount directly at the roof eave and are meant to prevent debris from falling off the roof and to prevent debris from accumulating in gutter systems. They are 8 feet long by 1 foot high and made of heavy gauge aluminum so they will never rust. They’re also designed with an added bend to provide strength & durability. Vinyl Eave Stop Labels are also available to display your company logo and contact information and help promote your business.

The Smart Chute is offered in 20 and 40 foot lengths and each system is adjustable to fit virtually any work site. The Smart Chute is patented in both the USA and Canada. 

For more information, visit www.quantum-smart.com

Stand-on Electric Powered Forklift Designed for Narrow Aisles and an Order Picker for Versatile Operation

Combilift officially launched the latest addition to its product portfolio in a virtual press conference on February 3rd. The NEW Aisle Master-OP (AME-OP) is a pioneering stand-on electric powered model that combines the advantages of a narrow aisle articulated forklift and an order picker for versatile operation in warehousing applications.

The development of this model was influenced by customer feedback – as has often been the case with Combilift’s innovations – as well as the recent soaring growth of e-commerce. “Customers already using the Aisle Master for space saving, storage and efficiency in their warehouse asked if we could redevelop the Aisle Master to meet their ever-growing demand for order picking customized orders”, said Combilift CEO Martin McVicar.

Research & Development carried out in 2019 & 2020 has created the Aisle Master-OP. The main feature of this unit is the step-through operator compartment which has design copyright protection (U.S. Design Application No. 29/541,841) across multiple markets worldwide. The low floor height of just 11” enables convenient, single step access from both sides of the truck which speeds up order picking compared to the operator having to get on and off from a seated position. The AME-OP truck has all the key advantages of the conventional Aisle Master – indoor/outdoor, for loading/offloading and for stock replenishment at other times during shifts when order picking is complete.

The Aisle Master-OP is available in a number of variants, with lift capacities up to 3,300-6,000lbs, lift heights up to 39ft and can operate in aisles as narrow as 72”.  It features a patented chain steering system (U.S. Patent No. 9,586,798), which allows the truck to articulate more than 205°, with an inline drive motor and front drive axle assembly, all of which enable narrower aisle operation. The multifunctional programmable joy stick control lever in the operator compartment, which includes controls for the hydraulics and traction, is adjustable to enable comfortable and ergonomic working conditions for operators of all sizes. The Operator Presence Detection floor pad engages the parking brake automatically when the operator steps off the truck to carry out Order Picking. 

“Before we officially launch any new model, Combilift carry out extensive field testing on customer’s sites, this was the case with the Aisle Master-OP”, said Martin McVicar. The AME-OP is now a production model within Combilift, with units currently in build for customers in the United States and in New Zealand – one of which is Sorted Logistics based in Christchurch New Zealand, a third-party logistics provider and freight forwarder who will be receiving eight AME-OP units shortly.

“This is a major innovation in the warehousing sector,” added Martin, “and the versatility to use the one Aisle Master for multiple applications – narrow aisle operation, truck to rack handling, bulk picking and item order picking – will result in strong demand for this new product in our home and export markets around the world.”   

For more information, visit www.combilift.com.

Light-Duty Gloves Offer Cut-Resistance and Fine Motor Dexterity

Demonstrating just how important appropriate hand protection is, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 70 percent of workers who experience hand injuries are not wearing gloves. Matching the hazard to the proper level of protection is key. Equally important are protective gloves that are not only comfortable, but so dexterous that they make the task easier. Brass Knuckle SmartCut BKCR2403 delivers for jobs that not only need cut and abrasion resistance, but still require a focus on long-wearing grip, dexterity, and flexibility.

This light-duty cut-resistant glove offers ANSI Cut Resistance Level 2 protection balanced with extreme dexterity for tasks calling for very fine motor skills and tactile sensitivity. Its composite yarn includes a blend of high-strength filament fibers for unbeatable cut resistance, upwound with nylon and spandex to create push-the-button, set-the-gauge, or pick-up-the-nail dexterity. The 18-gauge HPPE (high performance polyethylene) and glass-fiber shell is lightweight and provides the ANSI cut level 2 protection. A black polyurethane palm coating delivers reliable abrasion protection and enhanced grip.

The thinner yarn composition allows for smaller and more stitches per inch and is more flexible, lightweight, and comfortable than other cut-resistant options. The flat polyurethane palm coating provides nimble handling ability on dry surfaces.

SmartCut BKCR2403 gloves are versatile enough to be used for light-duty job functions in diverse industries such as construction, electrical and general assembly, glass handling, HVAC, landscaping, manufacturing, metal fabrication, tiling, and even vehicle detailing.

For more information, visit www.brassknuckleprotection.com.

Adhesive Spray Rig and Dispensing Gun

The Heated Urethane Low-rise Adhesive Kart (HULK) from 4C’s Spray Equipment features an impressive 110-foot heated hose that keeps your crews working and reduces the amount of time they must spend moving hoses, barrels and pumps on the rooftop. Only 34 inches wide, the HULK is easy to wheel through standard door openings. The dead leg prevents it from rolling during use and features an easy tilt for use when it is time to move it. The aluminum, weather-resistant frame and cart hold two 15-gallon drums.

The patented HULK dispensing gun features an air purge handle and a fluid handle that allow you to quickly switch between a spatter/splatter installation to a bead pattern, making it convenient for every commercial roofing adhesive job. The HULK gun can be used with either heated or non-heated systems as well as with other manufacturers’ equipment. The new and improved patented design will have your crews operating efficiently and with improved accuracy.

The HULK Spray Rig and HULK Dispensing Gun are manufactured by 4C’s Spray Equipment in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.4cssprayequipmentrental.com.

Three-Piece Tool Belt Set

ToughBuilt offers its three-piece Handyman Tool Belt Set, which is designed to bring a new level of organization and efficiency to every project. The ClipTech innovation gives professionals the option of effortless, adjustable, and interchangeable pouches to fit every job. This set includes two rugged pouches and padded belt with heavy-duty buckle. The integrated kickstand allows your pouch and tools to stand on the floor or table next to you. Its 27 customized pockets and loops include two large-capacity pockets with No-Snag Hidden Seam construction, plastic-lined utility knife pocket, screwdriver loops, notebook pocket, extreme-duty hammer loop, and two tape measure clips. Made with rugged 6-Layer Construction and rivet reinforcement, this dependable tool belt is designed to withstand the harshest working conditions.

For more information, visit https://toughbuilt.com.

New Line of Rooftop Fall Arrest Systems

Kee Safety, Inc. introduces its comprehensive line of Kee Rigid Anchors fall arrest systems to provide personal fall protection in tie-back applications including suspended platforms, window washing, equipment tie-back, and general rooftop maintenance and repair operations. Available in stock for shipment within 24 hours, they are designed to withstand a pull-out force of 5,000 lbs. applied in any direction and meet applicable OSHA, ANSI, and Cal/OSHA standards, Kee Safety states.

New Kee Rigid Anchors are galvanized for corrosion resistance and durability, easy to install, and have insulated posts to stop conductivity and provide for temperature consistency on the building, according to the company. The product line includes five standard options to meet a wide range of building and roof types:

  • Bolt on style clamps directly onto new or existing structural steel using patented and proprietary BeamClamp steel-to-steel connectors.
  • Bolt around style bolts around structures of steel, concrete or wood using connector rods and a backer plate.
  • Cast-in-place style casts directly onto new concrete roof slabs of minimum grade 3000 psi and 7-inch thickness.
  • Epoxy adhesive style fastens onto concrete roof slabs of minimum grade 3000 psi and 8-inch thickness.
  • Weld on style welds directly onto new or existing structural steel.

All five Kee Rigid Anchors options are available in three diverse attachment points, depending on application, Kee Safety said. They can be fitted with a forged D-Ring system, Stainless Steel U-Bar model, or a Tapped Hole option for horizontal lifelines. The company also offers custom-design and manufacturing services for anchoring installations that may require different sizes and solutions.

Standards and codes met include OSHA 29 CFR 1910.66 for powered platforms, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.140 for personal fall protection, Cal/OSHA Title 8 Regulations Section 3291 for permanent rooftop installations, ANSI/IWCA I-14.1 for window cleaning safety, ANSI Z359.18 for anchorage connector safety requirements and active fall protection systems, and ANSI/AISC 360-16 specification for structural steel buildings.

For more information, visit www.KeeSafety.com.

New Line of Evaporative Coolers

Big Ass Fans offers new line of evaporative coolers. Cold Front by Big Ass Fans brings a full range of customer options for use in spaces of all sizes and applications, delivering a dramatic temperature reduction up to 33 °F (18 °C).

Capable of covering anywhere from 600 to 6,500 square feet (55 to 600 square meters), the Cold Front lineup allows owners to cool at a fraction of the cost of air conditioning, plus take comfort outside and on the go with ease.

Featuring a thicker, more durable, chemically treated media coated in a thermosetting resin compared to similar products, Cold Front units are able to resist algae and mold growth; hold up to frequent cleanings and abuse; and prevent dirt and other particles from penetrating into the substrate

According to the company, with Cold Front’s variable-speed controls, maintaining the perfect temperature is as simple as turning a dial. Designed for convenience, all Cold Front models feature locking swivel casters, automatic low-water shutoff, and an easily accessible drain plug, while the largest model adds a backlit LCD display, premium remote, occupancy sensor for hands-free operation, and an auto-dry function to maximize media lifespan and keep the cooler in peak condition.

For more information, visit bigassfans.com.

New Utility Tray Accessory for Platform Material Hoist

Safety Hoist Company introduces The Utility Tray XL. Easily installed on the EH-500 and HD-400 hoist models, the newly designed Utility Tray is manufactured for versatility. The pre-assembled tray is a steel fabrication and measures 44 inches wide by 25 inches deep and 12 inches high. The Utility Tray includes two Deck Extenders, which expand the carriage width to 45 inches, allowing greater support for rolled goods. Using the Utility Tray XL, contractors cab safely lift items such as tiles, buckets, tools, HVAC units and other construction materials.

For more information, visit www.safetyhoistcompany.com.

Large Diameter Screw Now Available

Dynamic Fastener has added a large diameter screw for attaching sheet to sheet, up to .048-inch thick steel or sheet metal to wood. The 17-10 x 1-1/2-inch, 3/8-inch Hex Washer Head includes a Type 17 point. This fastener is the perfect solution to plug a hole that was previously occupied by a #14 diameter screw. Screw is available with a 5/8-inch outside diameter washer or without. It also comes standard with the company’s patented Dyna-Coat 1,000 hour salt spray premium coating. 

For more information, visit www.dynamicfastener.com.

Telescoping Debris Disposal System

Rocket Equipment launches the Trash Rocket, a self-supported telescoping debris disposal system designed for commercial and residential roofing contractors. The product has been specifically engineered to not only elevate job performance but enhance safety on jobsites.

The Trash Rocket is designed to be a compact unit for easy transport and setup. It is trailer mounted for easy towing and setup. Additionally, the Trash Rocket has a totally enclosed chute, which aids in clean up and tear down. The composition of the Trash Rocket provides durability and strength with its corrosion-resistant aluminum and high-density poly chute. The chute also doubles as an emergency exit for personnel. The folding chutes adjust to locations, rooflines, and landscapes. The Trash Rocket has adjustable outriggers to provide leveling and safety on uneven terrain.

According to Scott Seaton, President and Founder of Rocket Equipment, contractors are constantly feeling the pressures to raise productivity and meet the demands and constraints of budgets. “We provide solutions that not only give contractors the ability to save time and money on projects but offer unparalleled protection for the employees and the properties on job sites. This design was engineered by specifically seeing a need in the field, as we are performing the jobs firsthand. For contractors, what matters most is protecting their employees and scaling their businesses. For business and homeowners, it’s about protecting their investments,” he said. “The Trash Rocket was a product built for roofing professionals, by roofing professionals.”

“We are driven by the desire to provide valuable solutions to contractors, said Seaton. “Rocket Equipment is a company that prides itself on its craftsmanship, while offering solutions that deliver results on the job.”

Rocket Equipment is an equipment manufacturer in Omaha, Nebraska, who produces the TrashRocket and additional productivity enhanced equipment for commercial and residential roofing contractors.

For more information, visit www.rocketequipment.com.