The patent-pending Direct Embed Pole Stabilization (DEPS) system from LineWise is a new bracing system for holding concrete or steel poles in place while pouring concrete or FlowFill. This cost-effective solution offers a quick and easy setup that significantly reduces equipment and labor costs, in addition to other benefits, during the installation of direct embed poles.
The DEPS system consists of two adjustable pole braces for each pole that is being stabilized. The pole braces are first chained or strapped to the base section of a pole. Then, the anchor plates are staked into the ground, and the pole is then plumbed by simply extending or retracting the braces. The entire process can be completed in several minutes.
Compared to the traditional alternatives of using forklifts, telehandlers or dead-man concrete anchors to support poles during construction, the DEPS system eliminates the cost of equipment rentals, machine maintenance, fuel and other various tools. The system also offers a lower environmental footprint, as it helps cut job-site emissions and results in fewer ruts created on rights-of-way due to less vehicle and equipment traffic.
Fully contracted, the DEPS system is 7.5 feet in length, allowing it to be transported in a pickup bed or on a gooseneck trailer. It requires no routine maintenance, provides a long service life and is made of 100% recyclable material.
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The BEACON-4-LIFE is a safe alternative to the traditional strike flare. It was created by a first responder to provide advanced warning of an emergency scene or work zone using safe, eco-friendly, state-of-the-art LED lighting technology.
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The Voyager VBSD3 Blind Spot Detection System is designed to increase driver awareness by bringing familiar automotive industry technology to the commercial vehicle environment. The newest addition to Voyager’s line of sensor safety systems uses radar technology to detect vehicles and other obstructions in the blind zone of the vehicle as well as rear cross traffic.
When an object is detected in the blind zone, the driver will be alerted by an LED light beacon installed in the cab. In addition to this visual warning, an audible warning will sound if an object is detected in the blind zone while the turn signal is on. The Rear Cross Traffic Alert System will issue these same warnings when the vehicle is in reverse.
ASA Electronics takes pride in designing Voyager products that are durable enough for heavy-duty and commercial environments. The VBSD3 radar sensors are protected by a rugged, waterproof housing to weather the elements of life on the road.
ASA Electronics www.asaelectronics.com
Andax Industries recently announced that its Transformer Containment Bag is the winner of the 2019 “Plant Engineering” product of the year award in the safety category.
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Pettibone has announced its entry into the mobile elevating work platform market. The company is immediately debuting a total of 13 models with work heights ranging from 18.4 to 46 feet.
Offered in electric or hydraulic drive configurations, Pettibone’s ANSI A92.20-compliant lifts provide personnel with reliable solutions for safely working at height in indoor or outdoor applications. Key features of the line include a universal drive control box with LED screen, platform extensions with foot pedal control, and large scissor arms for excellent stability and durability.
Pettibone/Traverse Lift LLC www.gopettibone.com
DICA has debuted a new addition to the ProStack Cribbing product line. ProStack Slot Lock Cribbing Blocks are engineered to stack and lock together, giving users the ability to safely gain needed cribbing height in unlevel conditions. Developed with customer input, the new lighter-weight and lower-cost ProStack product is designed for use with the types of equipment used in utility, tree care, concrete construction, and crane and rigging markets.
The setup of a SafetyTech Base Pad and two ProStack Blocks has a 100,000-pound working load limit and a maximum allowable pressure of 500 psi. Slot Lock flanges interlock with a DICA SafetyTech base pad and with each subsequent block layer when positioned in alternating directions. Each layer increases cribbing height by 5 inches, and the surface allows room for outrigger feet measuring up to 18 inches by 18 inches.
Each ProStack Slot Lock block weighs less than 30 pounds, which minimizes operator fatigue and provides quick setup and breakdown times. Molded grips make it easy for one person to carry and position blocks, even when wearing gloves. TuffGrip handles can be added as an option to facilitate carrying two blocks at once. DICA’s Hi-Viz orange TuffGrip handles are waterproof and resistant to UV light, hydraulic fluids and road chemicals.
Unlike most cribbing solutions commonly deployed in the field, ProStack’s engineered material is extremely strong and impervious to weather and job site conditions. ProStack Cribbing is made from a combination of post-consumer recycled material and additives to produce a strong, reliable and environmentally friendly solution. All ProStack cribbing products are warrantied for 25 years against rot, insect infestation, splitting, cracking and splintering.
Bigfoot Construction Equipment now offers an outrigger pad made of their custom composite beneath a strong wooden pad. This layering process enables the wood to last longer since the plastic composite keeps the upper wooden pad away from water.
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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.