Rig Source Inc.
Rig Source Inc. recently launched the Terramac RT9 rubber track multipurpose crawler carrier. Customers can order the carrier, direct from the factory, with virtually any type of equipment mounted on the back, or can order only a base unit of the cab and carrier to mount a machine they already own. The available dump bed folds down, allowing the operator to side-load pallets or other items for carriage across sensitive ground. With a ground pressure of only 4.9 psi when fully loaded, this carrier is ideal for construction, landscaping, or anywhere a contractor must avoid making ruts with a wheeled vehicle. The CE-certified Terramac is equipped with a 230-hp Cummins diesel engine that supports 18,000 pound carrying capacity. The unit offers rollover protective structure (ROPS) and falling object protective structure (FOPS). Open and closed cab options are available. The rubber track crawler carrier has a 17 foot,7-inch overall length, 8 foot, 5-inch width and 9 foot, 3-inch height with 20-inch minimum ground clearance. The unit drives at 2.5 mph to 6 mph and has a 10-foot turning radius. www.rigsourceinc.com and www.terramac.com.
Hypertherm recently launched the Powermax105®, a new 105 amp air plasma system for hand and automated cutting and gouging designed to comfortably cut 1¼ -inch thick metal, and sever metal up to 2 inches thick. The company says the Powermax105 is the culmination of four years of research, engineering and testing to design the toughest, most versatile system in its class. The new system delivers: Faster cut speed, improved cut quality, and industry leading consumable life for better performance and a lower operating cost; Seven different torch options—the most in the industry—for unparalleled cutting and gouging versatility, whether by hand, machine, or robot; Ease of use with simple controls and patented SmartSense™ technology that automatically adjusts gas pressure for better, more efficient cutting; and detects when consumables have reached end of life. www.hypertherm.com
Kafko International’s new eco-friendly Oil Eater Fleet Wash makes it easier to wash away diesel, grease, grime, dirt, bird droppings and more from trucks and other heavy equipment. Ultra-concentrated, Oil Eater is a low-VOC cleaner/degreaser that is non-acid, non-corrosive, non-hazardous and biodegradable. Fleet Wash works in hard and soft water, cleans carbon deposits, lubricates brushes, and is ideal for use in automatic and high pressure self-service systems. It can also be used in friction and no-touch washing as long as it is diluted. Company officials say the product is safe for polished aluminum, rubber, vinyl and paint when used as directed. It is available in a 5-gallon bucket and 30- and 55-gallon drums. A sample is available upon request. www.oileater.com
T.D. Williamson (TDW) has developed and deployed a new proprietary inline inspection reporting software known as Interactive Report 2013. Designed with inline inspection (ILI) services customers in mind, Interactive Report 2013 is a data visualization tool that makes it easy for users to filter and view their pipeline inspection data, with the goal of helping them to more intuitively assess where problem areas exist. “This software makes inspection data more accessible than ever before,” says Ron Lundstrom, supervisor of software engineering for TDW. “It features a very user friendly Windows®-based environment that makes it easy to choose from a variety of views, including interactive charts, graphs, tables and even a three-dimensional pipe view.” A special “snapshot” feature enables users to save customized views of potential trouble spots and share them with others for review or comment. Once the most critical anomalies have been identified, creating a dig sheet is an automated process. No extensive knowledge or training is required to use Interactive Report 2013, which will be included with delivery of all TDW inline inspection reports. www.tdwilliamson.com
New in 2013, the Lincoln Electric Equipment Catalog can be downloaded and viewed on Apple® iOS and Android® smartphones and other devices. Appropriate apps are available in the Apple® App Store or Google® Play Store. The catalog also features a removable copy of the company’s expanding Welding Gear catalog, including Red Line™ apparel, VIKING™ auto-darkening helmets and Radius™ tools.The new product sections include : Training Product Solutions – including the VRTEX family of virtual welding training systems; Orbital Welding Systems – for automated pipe and tube welding; Automated Solutions – including systems offered by new Lincoln Electric company Wayne Trail®; and Expanded Accessories Section – featuring an improved layout and reference to a greater number of equipment accessories, allowing distributors and customers to more easily locate the items they need to complete a welding system. The catalog also includes a postcard allowing users to register for the company’s iWeld™ email newsletter and enter to win one of two welding packages – a stick welder, helmet and welding gear or a compact wire welder, helmet and welding gear. www.lincolnelectric.com
Vermeer has a new campaign and video contest to promote horizontal directional drilling and the skilled professionals who contribute to the industry. To kick off the campaign, Vermeer has launched a new website, NavigatorNation.com. This site is an interactive community for all HDD professionals and will feature video and image libraries showcasing HDD operators on jobsites discussing their backgrounds, what made them become operators and the challenges they face at each jobsite. New videos —both user-generated and Vermeer-generated — will be uploaded regularly, along with photos from around the world. NavigatorNation.com will serve as the vehicle to find the Ultimate Operator with a video contest beginning January 3, 2013. The operator who receives the most votes throughout the course of the year will be crowned the Ultimate Operator at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in October. www.vermeer.com.
PFERD has developed a line of innovative burs for working on stainless steel (INOX). Featuring extremely high stock removal with a high-grade surface finish, INOX Cut Burs also guarantee comfortable, ergonomic performance with reduced vibration and noise. The special tooth geometry, similar to that found in burs for aluminum and non-ferrous metals, quickly removes large chips from all austenitic and rust- and acid-resistant steels, and will not cause heat discoloration (bluing). Available in cylindrical, ball and flame shapes, PFERD INOX Cut Burs feature 3/8-inch and ½-inch head diameters, all with ¼-inch shank. Recommended operating speeds are from 12,000 to 32,000 RPM depending on bur size and shape. www.pferdusa.com\inoxburs
In the past, control and equipment design engineers have struggled to find ways to avoid cutting and reattaching connectors. Roxtec now offers a solution. By selecting Roxtec’s sealing solution, engineers can regain control of design, performance, safety and costs. Roxtec sealing systems allow for sealing multiple pre-terminated cables in one opening, reducing the risk of EMI and signal loss associated with cutting cables, all while maintaining enclosure integrity with UL/NEMA ratings 4, 4x, 12 and 13 and IP54, 55, 66, 67 and IP69K. In addition, engineers can reduce overall cabinet size through Roxtec’s compact design, and save major labor costs by eliminating the need to cut and reattach connectors. This design also allows a cost-effective maintenance and future expansion with easy re-entry into the system. Designers also can avoid the liabilities of product and systems’ failure and reduce warranty claims. firstname.lastname@example.org
Upgrades in power and performance to the Doosan DX225LC-3 and the DX255LC-3 excavators, combined with interim Tier 4 (iT4) emission compliance updates, are designed to help customers work more efficiently. Improvements to the machines include new selectable power modes and work modes that allow the convenience of being able to customize their machine’s power delivery for specific tasks, in addition to adjusting the hydraulic flow to match attachment functions. A new electronic fan clutch reduces fuel consumption and noise levels, while providing cooling system efficiency improvements on the machines. The turbocharged 167 horsepower engine on the DX225LC-3 and the 185 horsepower engine on the DX255LC-3 feature a high-pressure common-rail design with direct fuel injection and electronic control. The DX225LC-3 is shown in the accompanying photo. www.doosanequipment.com.
Badger Equipment Company
Badger Equipment Company has added Louisiana Machinery Co., Inc. to the company’s authorized dealer network for the 470TM Telescoping Boom Excavator. This truck-mounted excavator is drivable at highway speeds. A single operator, eliminates the need for a team to load, transport and unload it from a trailer. It was designed to do the work of six different pieces of equipment: an excavator, backhoe, trencher, grader, loader and crane. Its unique low profile lets the 470TM operate where space is limited, such as roadsides, under bridges and on jobsites with obstructions. With the boom fully lowered, the 470TM works to within a few feet of the carrier. The telescoping boom features a shorter tail swing, yet it reaches farther and higher than previous models, with a working radius of more than 30 feet.www.badgerequipment.com
The Charles Machine Works (CMW®), Inc., manufacturer of Ditch Witch® underground construction equipment, announces the release of two new directional drills: the Ditch Witch JT30 Mach 1 and JT30 All Terrain. These powerful drills incorporate extensive customer input, resulting in such features as best-in-class horsepower, a heavy-duty stake-down system, a high-capacity pump, advanced electronics, and intuitive carve mode. The company spokesperson says these drills are not only the quietest in their horsepower class, but also the narrowest (just 80 in/2 m wide), so they can do big jobs in tighter spaces. www.ditchwitch.com