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Vacuworx Offers Faster, Safer Way to Handle Precast, prestressed Concrete

When an industry leading precast company wanted a faster, safer way to handle precast, prestressed double tee beams, Vacuworx provided a smart solution. The new CC-TT Computer Controlled Double Tee Vacuum Lifting System offers an alternative to using anchors and chains, and eliminates the need for personnel to climb on stacks or ladders to set dunnage.

Vacuum lifting technology has been a preferred method of material handling in the pipeline and construction industries for over 20 years. The new CC-TT is one of the largest systems engineered by the company, boasting a lift capacity of 77,000 lb (35 tonne)!

Based on the time-proven design of the company’s popular RC Series, the CC-TT is designed with a multi-function computer operated remote control system with touch screen which provides real-time operation and diagnostic information including vacuum pressure (reservoir and pads), fuel level, battery status and more. Closed circuit cameras allow unobstructed views to enable precise pad placement. Variable pad positions ensure even lifting and avoidance of key stress points.

The CC-TT system is powered by a diesel engine and is designed to work with mobile or stationary gantry cranes. Pads are specially engineered to accommodate the weight and size of double tee beams. Each pad is equipped with a sensor to confirm that the load is engaged. The system can also be modified to handle other precast structures or steel.

About Vacuworx

Vacuworx is celebrating “20 Years of Building an Industry.” Founded in 1999 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company engineers and manufactures innovative heavy-duty material handling equipment for the oil and gas, water and sewer, highway and heavy construction, concrete construction, landscaping and manufacturing industries worldwide. Parts, service and technical support are available 24/7/365 for installation, training, repairs and troubleshooting.

Bobcat V417 VersaHandler Offers Increased Lift Height And Attachment Versatility

The V417 VersaHandler’s two-stage boom can lift more than 4,400 pounds, and its narrow frame and compact size (just 6 feet wide and 6.5 feet tall) makes it easy to enter limited access areas. This telescopic tool carrier is well-suited for building sites, landscaping projects and rental companies. A contractor can easily and quickly go from pick-and-place tasks to other jobsite duties using the standard-equipped Bob-Tach system, such as attaching an angle broom to sweep away dirt and debris, or a bucket for grading and backfilling. If you already own a large-frame loader and are interested in a telescopic tool carrier, the V417 is the perfect fit. Combining features of the skid-steer loader and VersaHandler give you the best of both worlds — the advantage of using a variety of attachments on a telescoping boom that has a higher capacity, extended reach and greater lift height.

IMT Introduces New Product Manager of Material Handling

Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company , is proud to announce that John Field has been named as the company’s new product manager of material handling. Field brings to the position more than 25 years of experience in product application support and material handling systems.

“We are excited to have someone with John’s experience and tenure with the company move into this role,” said Steve Fairbanks, president of IMT. “His dedication to IMT and depth of product knowledge will only serve to strengthen IMT’s commitment to the material handling market and our customers.”

Field will be responsible for leading the company’s line of material-handling equipment and helping drive business strategy for the segment. In addition, he will work to strengthen the IMT material handling product lineup, so the company’s product offerings continue to meet and exceed the needs of its customers.

Most recently, Field served as the application and support manager for material handling systems at IMT, which provided him valuable firsthand experience with the company’s line of articulating cranes. This extensive product experience will be a tremendous asset to John in his new role and will prove to be an invaluable benefit to IMT distributors and customers. Prior to his current position, John has served in a variety of management roles — including application and technical support, warranty analysis and quality control — during his 25-year tenure at IMT.

“I am happy to move into this new role with IMT and look forward to the opportunity to continue working closely with our distributors and customers,” Field said. “I have been proud to help IMT develop innovative products that meet the needs of our customers for more than 25 years. I look forward to the opportunities presented by my new role.”