World of Concrete Product Preview

Words: Dan KamysJanuary 2016 World of Concrete Product Preview World of Concrete will take place Feb. 2 – 5, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nev. The show features a World of Masonry pavilion and will host 55,000+ concrete and masonry professionals, 1,400+ leading suppliers, 100+ specialized seminars and interactive workshops, and 70+ teaching pros from around the world. Seminars will take place Feb. 1 – 5, 2016. World of Concrete spans three large halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center as well as several outdoor lots. Masonry Madness takes place as well, and includes the MCAA Masonry Skills Challenge, the Spec Mix Toughest Tender competition, the MCAA Fastest Trowel on the Block competition, and the Spec Mix BRICKLAYER 500 competition. It is a week of learning and fun that you won’t want to miss. Following is a preview of a few of the products you can expect to see at the show.

Bosch Speed Clean Bits

Bosch Mt. Prospect, Ill. Bosch Speed Clean BitsBosch Speed Clean bits are built around an internal dust channel that’s milled to Bosch specifications to deliver reduced dust in a lightweight concrete bit featuring 25 percent greater speed. Bosch Speed Clean Bits offer great durability. Solid carbide tips are embedded in a steel head with four-cutter geometry enhancing bit speed and life. In addition, each bit comes with a rubber connector that connects the shaft of the drill bit to the hose. The system is optimized for adhesive anchoring applications, working with Simpson Strong-Tie AT-XP anchoring adhesive and Set-XP high-strength anchoring adhesive, which require higher clean hole standards. Bosch Speed Clean bits offer a range of sizes to fit both SDS-plus and SDS-max hammers. The system also reduces silica dust, a known contributor to respiratory illnesses. www.robertboschtoolcorporation.com Booth #O30200, O30513

Capital Safety DBI-SALA ExoFit STRATA

Capital Safety Bloomington, Minn. Capital Safety DBI-SALA ExoFit STRATACapital Safety has launched its latest fall protection and safety innovation, the DBI-SALA ExoFit STRATA harness. This harness is comfortable, cool and light to wear. DBI-SALA ExoFit STRATA features a number of solutions-based elements, including a first-of-its-kind LIFTech Load Distribution System. LIFTech takes the weight off a worker’s shoulders and redistributes it down to the hips, reducing forces on the shoulders up to 85 percent when compared to leading harnesses. PolarMesh padding keeps users’ backs cooler with greater air flow. A Revolver Vertical Torso Adjuster and Tri-Lock Revolver Connectors, which offer added security around the legs, have both been added to help workers adjust their harness to the perfect fit. An EZ-Link Quick SRL Adapter helps workers efficiently attach their personal SRL. www.capitalsafety.com Booth #O30232

GATORBACK Mortarboards

GATORBACK Mortarboards

GATORBACK Lakeville, Minn. Give your masons GATORBACK Mortarboards or Pans, and they’ll make you more money every day! Unlike wood mortarboards that suck moisture from mortar, GATORBACK boards significantly reduce the time spent adding water and shaking up mortar, which ultimately changes its consistency and color. With GATORBACKs, your mud stays highly workable to increase daily production and profitability. GATORBACKs are, pound for pound, the lightest, most durable boards and pans that won’t splinter and chip like plywood, or dent and get hot like steel models. GATORBACKs outlast other brands by as much as five to 10 years. Laborers like the integrated handle for faster set up and clean up. Masons like the board’s smooth surface because it reduces the wear and tear on their shoulders, elbows and wrists that lead to fatigue and injury. www.gatorback.net Booth #N1548

Hilti Diamond Cutting Discs SPX, SP and P

Hilti Diamond Cutting Discs SPX, SP and P

Hilti Plano, Texas Hilti introduces its innovative diamond cutting discs in three new performance levels: Equidist SPX, SP and P. Each blade operates with its own unique capacity to increase productivity, versatility and speed even in the most demanding of applications. All three blades are meant for cutting, resizing and reshaping in a wide range of construction materials, including hard and reinforced concrete, concrete, masonry, natural stone, etc. For use with all Hilti handheld diamond cutting tools, including angle grinders and circular saws, these one-, three- and five-star performance rated diamond blades are competitively priced to fit your needs. Unmatched in quality, each blade is specifically engineered to outperform and outlast its competition, proving why they are a cut above the rest. www.us.hilti.com Booth #O30700

W. Rose Masonry Brick Trowels

Kraft Tool Co. Shawnee, Kan. W. Rose Masonry Brick TrowelsW. Rose, which was acquired in 2001 by Kraft Tool, offers a full line of masonry trowels, featuring a variety of blade styles, handles, shank lengths, limber blades and specialty trowels. W. Rose offers 16 different blade patterns. The blade and shank of the trowels are forged from a single piece of formulated carbon steel for extra toughness. The standard shank angle is balanced to reduce wrist fatigue. Blades are heat tempered with a special time-tested process, to ensure uniform blade hardness. Blades are offered in standard or limber weights. Each blade is hand polished to keep mortar centered on the blade and resist sliding. Four different handle styles are available as well. www.krafttool.com Booth #S11927

Mortar Net TotalFlash Flashing System

Mortar Net TotalFlash Flashing System

Mortar Net Solutions Burns Harbor, Ind. Wall systems save installation time, eliminate product compatibility worries and are designed to create superior-quality buildings, often without additional expense. Mortar Net Solutions, which has been offering systems for years, has taken this idea one step further by creating TotalFlash, a flashing system for masonry cavity walls that includes both products and support services. The TotalFlash flashing system consists of a flashing membrane with a metal drip edge, termination bar, drainage mesh and weep tabs factory-assembled into five-foot-long panels. CompleteFlash 14” High Corner Boots and end dams, plus compatible sealants complete the system’s materials list. And, using TotalFlash pre-cut panels and one-piece end dams cuts down on callback worries. TotalFlash can cut installation man-hours by up to 50 percent over standard, through-wall flashing, and factory assembly means consistently high quality. www.mortarnet.com Booth #N1653

SPEC MIX Colored Mortar 25-Channel Display Kit

SPEC MIX Colored Mortar 25-Channel Display Kit

SPEC MIX Eagan, Minn. The masonry industry just became more colorful as SPEC MIX Inc. introduces the release of its new 25-Channel Colored Mortar Kit. This compact display was developed to assist design professionals, building owners and contractors when selecting the industry’s most consistent, high-quality, factory pre-bended colored mortar. The SPEC MIX Colored Mortar Kit represents 25 colors readily produced by more than 60 SPEC MIX production facilities located across North America. Our local market representatives are highly skilled at matching mortars from existing buildings as well as producing custom colors to ensure the best colored mortar is delivered to the project. For over 20 years of meeting thousands of project specifications, we’ve proven that with SPEC MIX, your colored mortar options are endless and the mix is consistent from batch to batch – every time! www.specmix.com Booth #N1425

Xtreme XR7038 Telehandler

Xtreme XR7038 Telehandler

Xtreme Manufacturing Las Vegas, Nev. Xtreme Manufacturing will showcase many products on the Silver Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Center in its 7,000-square-foot outdoor booth at World of Concrete 2016, including the XR7038 telehandler (pictured). The company’s focus will be on larger capacity lifts, with models ranging from the XR1045, which can lift up to 10,000 pounds, to the XR7038 telehandler, which can lift up to 70,000 pounds. Xtreme also will also be showcasing a number of attachments, including specialist attachments designed for the masonry industry. The two-story booth structure will be constructed from Xtreme Cubes, and a design center will be open to visitors who can create and customize their own building ideas using miniature versions of the modular structures at the show. www.xmfg.com Booth #O30107, Silver Lot

Smart Measure Pro

Stanley New Britain, Conn. Smart Measure ProThe STANLEY Smart Measure Pro is a tool and app that immediately provides accurate measurements of areas photographed in images taken on mobile devices. This time saving tool instantly provides correct dimensions and accurate estimations of how much material will be needed to complete a project. It has Bluetooth connectivity with a dedicated app; IOS and Android connectivity; a material calculator/estimator; file export capability with PDF, JPG, and Cloud upload; an extended range of 450 feet; and an easy locking clamp. www.stanleyblackanddecker.com Booth #O31673
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