Boom Crane Offers Safety, Innovation

The LRT 1090-2.1 boom crane blends safety with innovation.

The LRT 1090-2.1 boom crane blends safety with innovation.

German crane manufacturer Liebherr has re-entered the rough-terrain market. Impressed by the line’s capabilities and safety features, the ALL Family of Companies has pre-ordered 15 machines. The LRT 1090-2.1 is a 100-USt full power boom crane, set to debut at the 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG show (March 7–11, Las Vegas).

The LRT 1090-2.1 blends safety with innovation. The manufacturer’s VarioBase outrigger monitoring system enables each support to be extended to a different length while automatically delivering support status information to the operator. It’s ideal for maintaining safety and flexibility in the tight spaces encountered in today’s urban and industrial jobsites. It also allows for capacity when lifting over the supports.

The boom crane incorporates safety features into a modern package. The flat deck, electrically extendable cab platform, and multiple ladders minimize the risk of fall injuries. Controls are easy to understand. The attachment of the counterweight and installation of the jib are fully monitored by the boom crane during setup.

Construction Camera Produces High Resolution Images

The OxBlue 50-MP construction camera produces high resolution images for documenting, managing, and marketing construction projects.

The OxBlue 50-MP construction camera produces high resolution images for documenting, managing, and marketing construction projects.

OxBlue has announced the launch of a 50-MP construction camera, which produces high resolution images for documenting, managing, and marketing construction projects. The camera is one of several enhancements the company has made to its construction camera system.

The 50-MP construction camera uses optical technology to achieve high resolution, resulting in still images with a level of detail and clarity that sets a standard in the industry. Still imagery forms the foundation of the project documentation, management, and marketing capabilities provided by all OxBlue camera systems, including the time-lapse construction movies the company is known for.

The resolution of the 50-MP construction camera enables users to:

  • Zoom in on archived images to inspect construction details.
  • Capture the build and the area surrounding the jobsite in detail.
  • Produce photos and time-lapse videos for use in marketing and presentations.

Earlier this year, OxBlue introduced live video on demand (VOD), newly designed solar equipment, and an update to its construction camera interface.

Live VOD is an optional service that lets clients view jobsite activity in real time. Using monocrystalline technology, the company improved the efficiency and reduced the size and weight of its solar panels and energy-storage batteries, respectively, by 25 percent. The interface update included automatic fit-and-fill of jobsite images on any viewing screen, including mobile devices, computers, and flat-screens.

The launch of the 50-MP construction camera comes approximately one year after the release of the company’s 24-MP camera.

OxBlue construction cameras are part of an integrated system that includes hardware, software, cellular data connection, time-lapse video technology, and professional services.

Reach Truck Performs Compact Turns

The Multi-directional Reach truck allows the operator to perform compact turns in confined spaces.

The Multi-directional Reach truck allows the operator to perform compact turns in confined spaces.

Combilift has premiered the Combi-MR, a Multi-directional Reach truck which allows the operator to perform compact turns in confined spaces, creating the opportunity to reduce aisle width and increase storage space. It’s characterized by maneuverability and steering function. The multifunctional controlled joystick allows the operator to change direction and travel speed in a seamless motion, in addition to full control of all the hydraulic functions. This contributes to faster procedures for manufacturing distribution and logistics operations. The Combi-MR has the versatility to handle both palletized and longer loads.

The low operator’s entry and exit design is achieved by the positioning of the drive wheel to the rear right corner. The single drive wheel is fitted with a 16-inch rubber tire and features 360-degree steering rotation. The benefits of AC technology in the drive and steering ensure optimum and efficient performance. The rear articulated axle provides traction and smooth ride for the operator especially across uneven floors. Operators are also assured of a safe working environment, thanks to the stand-up overhead guard design, offering visibility of the surrounding area. The on-board ergonomic positioned display provides the operator with constant monitoring of the truck.

Combilift is available in seven other models. From the small Combi-WR4 multidirectional pedestrian stacker truck to the Combi-CB, to the heavy duty C10,000XL and stand up sideloaders, Combilift caters for the specific requirements of the fabricating industry. Safe handling plus maneuverability are at the forefront of Combilift’s product development – evident in the variety of trucks on show.

Completing the line-up is an Aisle-Master articulated forklift designed for handling pallets in narrow aisles as well as versatile indoor and outdoor operation. It replaces a combination of reach and counterbalance trucks to optimize storage space in a warehouse.

Ratchet Lever Hoist Features Ergonomic Design

The ratchet lever hoist features a 360-degree rotating lever and a fold-out revolving handle.

The ratchet lever hoist features a 360-degree rotating lever and a fold-out revolving handle.

Columbus McKinnon Corp., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, has introduced a ratchet lever hoist, the CM Tornado 360, featuring the Sidewinder lever handle. Ergonomically designed for safety, the patent-pending CM Tornado 360 degree allows the operator to be more productive with less effort compared to conventional ratchet lever tools.

The CM Tornado’s Sidewinder lever handle features a 360-degree rotating lever and a fold-out revolving handle. Working in unison, these integrated components allow the operator to realize the full potential of 360-degree rotation while working in an ergonomic position. This design reduces repetitive wrist action experienced with traditional lever hoists, letting the operator utilize a full range of motion to work up to 12 times faster. The Tornado’s double-reduction gearing and bearings decrease pull force by up to 30 percent, minimizing operator fatigue as compared to using conventional ratchet lever tools.

The innovation behind the CM Tornado 360 is an example of Columbus McKinnon’s continued commitment to designing and manufacturing equipment for lifting, positioning and securing loads. The Tornado is available in 3/4 and 1-1/2 ton capacities with standard lifts up to 20 feet. Additional lifts are also available. The hoist features a lifetime warranty and meets the ASME B30.21 manually operated hoist standard. The CM Tornado 360 joins the CM family of hoist products, including the CM Hurricane 360 hand chain hoist.

Outside of the North American market, this hoist is available to customers under the Yale brand as the Yale Ergo 360 ratchet lever hoist. To learn more about the CM Tornado 360 or any of the other products, call Columbus McKinnon Channel Services at (800)888-0985 or visit the website.

Shears Feature Curved Blade

The KD-446L Profile Shears features a curved blade configuration for maneuverability when making tight-curved cuts.

The KD-446L Profile Shears features a curved blade configuration for maneuverability when making tight-curved cuts.

Kett Tool Co. introduces the KD-446L Profile Shears, featuring a curved blade configuration for maneuverability when making tight-curved cuts in profile and flat materials.
 
Professionals working in the construction, metal building, metal fabrication, roofing and other industries will appreciate the flexibility of the KD-446L thanks to its lightweight design and ability to cut corrugated and flat metal, as well as soft non-ferrous metals at a radius as tight as three inches. At only 15 inches long and weighing five pounds, the KD-446L provides the versatility to make curved cuts while maintaining comfort and control.
 
The KD-446L features a five-amp pistol grip, variable speed motor that allows users to control speeds from 0 to 2,500 RPMs. The shears cut profile and flat materials up to 18-gauge cold-rolled (C.R.) mild steel, soft non-ferrous metals like aluminum, copper and brass (up to .090 inches thick); wire mesh and many other sheet materials – all at speeds of up to 28 feet per minute.
 
The cutting blades are made from quality steel, heat treated and precision ground for extended operation.
 
To see the KD-446L Profile Shears in action, watch the video here.  
 
KD-446L Profile Shears are available through authorized dealers. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit the website or call (513)271-0333.

Tool Makes Curved, Straight Cuts in Flat or Corrugated Steel

The KL-2030 Long Neck Electric Nibbler provides contractors flexibility for making straight and curved cuts in flat or corrugated steel.

The KL-2030 Long Neck Electric Nibbler provides contractors flexibility for making straight and curved cuts in flat or corrugated steel.

Kett Tool’s KL-2030 Long Neck Electric Nibbler provides contractors flexibility for making straight and curved cuts in flat or corrugated steel. The tool’s elongated neck and one-handed maneuverability allow clean and burr-free cuts. The KL-2030 features a 4-amp, 2500 rpm straight handle electric motor to cut 18-gauge cold rolled mild steel and most grades of stainless steel (up to 20 gauge). The long neck allows easy cutting of corrugated sheet and flat sheet at more than 80 inches per minute. Weighing 4 1/2 pounds, the nibbler creates a 1/4-inch-wide cut and has a cutting radius of 1 1/2 inches.

Snow-retention System Avoids Roof-snow Avalanches

DualGard snow-retention system protects people and property from dangerous roof-snow avalanches.

DualGard snow-retention system protects people and property from dangerous roof-snow avalanches.

The DualGard snow-retention system from S-5! uses two 1-inch pipes to keep snow and ice in place while it melts safely. When installed properly, DualGard protects people and property from dangerous roof-snow avalanches. Designed to preserve the coveted look of the metal roof, DualGard can be painted, powder coated or anodized to match virtually any metal roof system. Mounted with S-5! mini clamps, the system comes with two sizes of snow clips for every roof type and can fit virtually any seam profile. DualGard has been fully tested and can be engineered for the specific roof and environment.

Seal Pipe Penetrations with Pitch Pan Kits

R.M. Lucas Co. adds the #409 PolyPan kits to its line of pitch pan products.

R.M. Lucas Co. adds the #409 PolyPan kits to its line of pitch pan products.

R.M. Lucas Co. has added the #409 PolyPan kits to its line of pitch pan products. PolyPans are lightweight, strong and UV-resistant interlocking pitch pans that are suitable for most types of low-slope roofing. The PolyPans, used in conjunction with the Lucas #9600 Sealant and #4500 Semi-Self Leveling Sealer, make sealing of pipe penetrations fast and economical. With up to a 20-year warranty, the #409 PolyPan kits are a great option when sealing pipe penetrations.

Wrench-Free Nibbler Delivers Burr-Free Cuts of Sheet Metal

The wrench-free nibbler features a rotating head for operation.

The wrench-free nibbler features a rotating head for operation.

Kett Tool Company has introduced the KL-2020 14-Gauge Nibbler, wrench-free nibbler featuring a rotating head for operation. The KL-2020 boasts a die design that allows for maneuverability in cutting sheet metal.
 
Metal fabricators, auto manufacturers and construction crews will appreciate the KL-2020 nibbler that can be locked into four different positions (in 90-degree increments). A rotation of the hand changes the angle of the die while the free-floating punch design extends time between replacements.
 
The KL-2020 cuts 14-gauge cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel and most grades of stainless to 16-gauge. At just 10.5 inches and four pounds, this four-amp, 2500 RPM straight handle electric nibbler is easy to handle and store at any job site. It delivers a clean burr-free cut of flat and corrugated sheet metal up to 65 inches per minute.
 
The KL-2020 Nibbler is available through authorized dealers. For more information or to locate a dealer, users can visit Kett Tool or call (513)271-0333.

Chute Systems Send Debris Directly to Dumpster, Truck

The Smart Chute is meant to assist the demolition process by sending the debris directly into the dumpster or truck.

The Smart Chute is meant to assist the demolition process by sending the debris directly into the dumpster or truck.

Quantum Smart Solutions introduces the Smart Chute Economy Series, SC-200-E, to the line of Smart Chute systems specifically designed by a roofer for roofers. The Smart Chute is meant to assist the demolition process by sending the debris directly into the dumpster or truck, therefore only handling the materials one-time.

Through continued focus on creating a debris removal solution which provides less physical wear and tear on a crew, safer work environments and limiting customer property damage; Quantum has developed the SC-200-E Smart Chute, which allows commercial and residential contractors to remove construction debris.

The features and functionality for the SC-200-E Smart Chute include:

  • Service up to a 2-story building & up to 20-foot chute length.
  • Chute length can adjust from 8-foot to 20-foot in 1 foot increments.
  • Easy to Use – Sets up on any jobsite commercial or residential
  • Lightweight – Under 125 lbs. at maximum chute length
  • Saves you time and labor with every use
  • Transports and stores as simple as an extension ladder

For more information on the SC-200-E Smart Chute, visit the website, telephone (631)285-3520, or e-mail sales@quantum-smart.com