Venturo, a leading producer of truck- and van-equipped cranes, has released an advanced control system that provides safety, control and reliability for its line of fully hydraulic service cranes. The new Venturo Logic Controls crane control management system provides enhanced control of capacities throughout a crane’s load operation.
Benefits of the VLC system include overload protection, vehicle stability and grade indications, real-time load and status updates, safety alerts, and wireless or CAN communication. These features keep operators on top of crane operation and prevent potential damage to loads and injuries to job site staff.
Features like overload protection offer additional benefits, such as increased payload capacity on service trucks and decreased waiting time on job sites, which accounts for 63% of total labor time. This improved efficiency helps crews move a greater amount of material with fewer people, saving money and protecting workers.
Standard for the new VLC system, operators receive a wireless-remote, pistol-grip controller. This controller offers less fatigue and increased comfort with over 60 hours of battery life; a four-line, 20-character screen display; seven two-way toggle switches; and four momentary push buttons. It also keeps the user experience intuitive in either 2.4-GHz wireless or wired cable operation.
Venturo’s VLC crane control management system will become a standard feature on the entire Venturo hydraulic service crane product line.
ASA Electronics is expanding its line of Voyager observation and safety equipment with the VCAHD140i Heavy Duty Camera. This surface-mount camera is easy to install for a variety of applications. The resolution of the VCAHD140i is three times higher than ASA’s VCMS140i camera, delivering an unprecedented high-definition picture using high-performance color optics. The VCAHD140i also utilizes IR low-light assist to keep the image clear and bright any time of day. The 146-degree viewing angle and mirror-image orientation provide a full picture of vehicle blind spots or when backing up.
ASA’s newest Voyager camera pairs innovative CMOS technology with a heavy-duty exterior. The VCAHD140i camera features waterproof and impact- and corrosion-resistant aluminum housing designed to withstand any conditions you may encounter on the job site.
The VCAHD140i is compatible with all Voyager monitors to complete your observation system.
ASA Electronics www.asaelectronics.com
Safeguard Equipment is the first company to develop an adaptive, smart, wearable safety product – Compass – which helps to eliminate human error when working around energized surfaces and conductors.
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ASA Electronics has expanded its line of sensor systems with the CVPS18 four-channel system. The CVPS18 is an easy, economical way to outfit virtually any vehicle with the latest safety technology. The four ultrasonic, weatherproof sensors are easy to install and can be painted to match the color of the vehicle, making them a universal solution for aftermarket application.
The CVPS18 sensors are designed to detect objects within a 5-foot range of the rear bumper without requiring any calibration to aid in backing up or parking the vehicle. When the vehicle is in reverse, the sensors will trigger a speaker in the cab to emit an audible alert if an object should happen to get too close.
As the vehicle continues to back up, or as the object moves closer, the beeping will become more frequent. If the object comes within 16 inches of the bumper, a solid tone will sound. The audio speaker has three volume levels – low, high and off – to suit driver preferences.
The CVPS18 sensor system can be used in conjunction with other Voyager observation products, like backup cameras and monitors, to create a comprehensive safety system.
ASA Electronics www.asaelectronics.com
The BIG GRIP pad from Bigfoot can be installed on any of the company’s custom composite outrigger pads. Used facedown, the BIG GRIP’s teeth bite into ice, mud and snow to significantly reduce slipping on those and other slick surfaces.
Bigfoot also has built the Slick Willie, a new socket set that has never been built before anywhere. The set is made with and without a tool board. With no tool board on the back, we install rare earth magnets on the backside, which keep the set attached to metal objects. Other features include self-lubricating material that will extend the life of tools being stored in this socket set; crush resistant with 3000 psi values; and guaranteed for life under normal working conditions.
Bigfoot Outrigger Pads www.outriggerpads.com
Designed for ergonomic, safe MRO service on utility truck engines, this ladder also works on all Class 8 diesel trucks and service trucks used for concrete, waste management and similar activities.
Benefits include the following: a stable platform for engine maintenance and overhauls; base fits around tires to allow close proximity; provides easy reach to windshield and running lights; can support two people working side by side; OSHA 375-pound rated; patented 6061-grade industrial aluminum base; field tested and designed by mechanics; and made one at a time by craftsmen in the USA.
HD Electric Co., a Textron Inc. company, has added the LOOKOUT Voltage Detection Network to its product offering. The LOOKOUT is a network of voltage detectors that detect strong electric fields surrounding high-voltage conductors and fleet equipment and alert users to nearby dangerous energized conductors before an incident occurs.
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PSS, an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of roadway and pedestrian safety systems, has announced the launch of its newest product, the RoadQuake RAPTOR Rumble Strip Handling Machine.
The RAPTOR transports, deploys, realigns and retrieves the RoadQuake 2F Temporary Portable Rumble Strip (TPRS) in work zones, improving operational efficiency and increasing worker safety. The machine mounts to the front of a vehicle for ease of operation and has a capacity of 12 RoadQuake TPRS. The product provides portable positive protection when deploying and retrieving RoadQuake TPRS, and it is ideal for short-duration, short-term and mobile operations.
The Slide Pad – a new item from Bigfoot Construction Equipment – is built for rear-lot carts, backyard machines and small manlifts. The back stop bar is removable; you then place the outrigger pad on the machine’s boot/float/shoe and reinstall the back stop bar. This allows the outrigger pad to stay on the equipment for multiple setups at one job location. This is not intended for road transportation.
Bigfoot Construction Equipment www.outriggerpads.com
The BIG GRIP outrigger pad from Bigfoot Construction Equipment has multiple uses. If used facedown, the teeth installed bite into the surface area of contact, reducing slipping and providing a great option for work in ice, mud, snow and similar environmental conditions.
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Traffic Cones For Less, a one-stop shop for road safety needs, has introduced a new line of rollup signs.
Ideal to notify individuals of significant roadwork and other situations where traffic safety is a concern, these temporary warning signs are used by departments of transportation, power utilities, road contractors, underground utility contractors and more.
All rollup signs are available in industry standard 36-inch and 48-inch sizes. Rollup sign sheeting material is available in four options: nonreflective vinyl, standard mesh, reflective vinyl and ORAFOL Reflexite Marathon.
Nonreflective vinyl is solely for use in daytime applications. It's made with fluorescent orange UV-stabilized vinyl.
Standard mesh is the most economical option. It is nonreflective, flexible, breathable and mildew resistant. Standard mesh is intended for daytime use only.
Reflective vinyl is constructed from retroreflective fiber-reinforced nylon fabric that is ideal for low-light applications.
ORAFOL Reflexite Marathon is constructed from fluorescent prismatic reflective sheeting that offers outstanding visibility during daytime and nighttime. It contains higher levels of photometric performance, ensuring superior reflectivity at night and in low-light conditions.
Traffic Cones For Less specializes in MUTCD-compliant rollup signs available in all legends and overlay options. We also are a full-service custom silk-screening facility; custom legends are available at no additional charge and with no minimum order requirement.
Traffic Cones For Less www.trafficconesforless.com
Rauckman Utility Products has introduced a new Rubber Blanket Clamp Pin. These clamp pins use newly developed material and patent-pending design features to provide durability, functionality and economy.
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Designed specifically to fit padmount transformers, the Andax Pad Mount Transformer Sac is a complete containment and spill control solution. Once opened, it lies flat, ready for installation. Just lift the transformer inches off the ground and slip the Transformer Sac up and around it.
Other product features include: contains all leaks and reduces cleanup time for equipment and on-site; no more bulky trays or tubs; avoid PCB exposure; compact storage size; and customizable to your exact specs.
Also, be sure to ask about Andax’s Pole Mount Transformer Sacs.
Holehat – which was recently voted New Product of the Year by the American Public Works Association – is a utility manhole safety cover providing structural fall protection and mist suppression.
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Honeywell Salisbury TriPro Ground Sets feature one of the most compact designs available within the utility industry for efficient and easy installation in live-front pad-mounted transformers and switchgear.
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