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New Sentinel Portable Inspection System

The new Sentinel Inspection System, from Aries Industries, Inc., is an integrated system with all components operated by an all-in-one controller. The compact, portable unit combines a lightweight reel, a quick set-up tractor and a state-of-the-art camera.

The Sentinel is operated with a convenient controller that operates all components in the system. The control unit, with an 8.4-inch LED screen and internal DVR, can be hand-held or mounted on a desktop.

The reel is easy to transport for use in hard-to-access locations. The tractor, with various wheel sizes, sets-up quickly for standard operation in 8- to 15-inch pipe. A Large Line Kit facilitates navigation in pipes up to 36 inches.

The Sentinel captures high-quality video with a Pan & Tilt camera. Auto focus and white balance, and a 40:1 optical zoom, capture fine detail. The system is designed with minimal parts providing long service life and low-maintenance.

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Horizontal Directional Drilling
Trenching

Online parts lookup tool aids Ditch Witch customers

Ditch Witch now offers an online parts lookup tool for equipment buyers.

The Ditch Witch organization, a Charles Machine Works Company, has released an advanced version of their industry-first, web-based tool that helps customers be more efficient and reduce downtime by quickly finding the service parts they need. The Ditch Witch Parts Lookup gives customers easy access to detailed parts information and a direct line of communication to dealerships for part verification and pick-list creation.

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Compact industrial trailer vacuum

Vac-Tron Equipment has released their new CS 1270 trailer vac. This new Compact Industrial Vac Series comes standard with a 1,200-gallon debris tank and 580 or 1,000 cfm. It is also available with a hydraulic operated opening and locking rear door, wet/dry filtration cyclone, 30' x 3" suction hose and tool, and 27 HP or 37 HP Kohler gas engine. Options include 24 HP Kohler diesel engine and reverse pressure.

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Terex Utilities ships A330 Auger Drill to Antarctica for scientific research

In December, Terex Utilities shipped a Model 330 Auger Drill to Antarctica. Designed to meet the specific needs of a science field team supported by the National Science Foundation, NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic Program, the 330 Auger Drill features a unique mounting configuration and numerous insulation and heating modifications to operate in the extreme environment. The new Auger Drill replaces a Model 330 that has been in use since 1990. 

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Tunneling

Herrenknecht TBMs push through hard Norwegian rock on tunnel projects

Whether it's a world record with the longest railway tunnel on earth at the Brenner or the epoch-making Gotthard project, the business of mechanized tunnel boring through hard rock is currently reaching new heights in Europe. Now Scandinavia is discovering the advantages of mechanized tunnelling. With the breakthrough at the Ulriken Tunnel, the first major tunnel project in Norway using a Herrenknecht Gripper TBM has been successfully completed.

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Water & Sewer Construction

Acrobat 315 meets pipe fusion capability needs

The new McElroy Acrobat 315 is helping meet the demand for larger polypropylene pipe fusion capability up to 315mm (12") while offering low- and high-force options for polyethylene pipe. The compact, lightweight machine caters to the HVAC, plumbing and mechanical industry as well as the underground/construction world. It functions as easily indoors in tight work spaces as it does outdoors in the smallest trenches. 

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Tunnelling under the Fraser river

The tunnel runs under the Fraser River near the Port Mann Bridge.

The Greater Vancouver region boasts a population that has grown steadily over the last several decades to become Canada's third-largest urban region behind Toronto and Montreal. In 2016, there were nearly 2.3 million people residing in the area. 

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Horizontal Directional Drilling
Water & Sewer Construction

Miami Beach HDD installation recognized as Plastic Pipe Institute's Project of the Year

The longest horizontal directional drilled (HDD) installation of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe in the United States and Canada was recognized as Project of the Year by the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI). The award was presented to PPI member company ISCO Industries at the association's annual membership meeting in May 2017. PPI is the major North American trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry,

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CASE N Series backhoe loaders get enhancements

CASE Construction Equipment has introduced several machine enhancements to its N Series backhoe loaders incorporated throughout the machine—from cab and drivetrain improvements to enhancements to the hydraulic and electrical systems. CASE has also made standard several options that were previously optional, and now offers an increased suite of factory options on all N Series backhoe loaders. 

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Tunneling
Water & Sewer Construction

Large underground projects benefit from subsurface utility engineering

The vast number of utilities under cities can be a challenge for large projects. Using locating tools can help work through the tangle of services already in place.

Large underground projects such as rapid transit tunnels are today being built through highly congested areas, both above and below ground. One of the most complex challenges involves accurately locating existing utilities during the design phase and discerning whether the utility can be accommodated or if it must be relocated. 

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​Daimler Trucks North America Announces Changes in Senior Management

​Daimler Trucks North America Announces Changes in Senior Management

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced that David Carson, currently president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of DTNA. Carson succeeds Kelley Platt who has been promoted within the Daimler AG global organization to president and chief executive officer of Daimler's truck joint venture Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd. (BFDA) in China.

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​New Product Selector from ALLU allows easier matching of Transformer hydraulic attachment to carriers

​New Product Selector from ALLU allows easier matching of Transformer hydraulic attachment to carriers

Matching material with excavator/loading shovel and the right processing attachment can often be a tricky business. In order to simplify a complicated process, ALLU has developed a unique and interactive product selector which enables customers to match their requirement with the most suitable ALLU Transformer. The ALLU Transformer is a hydraulic attachment for wheel loader, excavator, skid steer or similar equipment. The exciting and extensive range has been developed over many years to effectively make material processors' lives easier and more productive.  

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​Groundbreaking ceremony held for new BEKA plant in Germany

At the groundbreaking ceremony in Wannberg (from left to right): Rainer Brendel; Rudolf Brendel; Alois Dechant, Building Contractor; Bernhard Köppel, BAIER + KÖPPEL President; Oswald Lodes, Production Manager; Stefan Frühbeißer, First Mayor of the City of Pottenstein.

Pegnitz, Germany - Recently, BEKAWORLD held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new plant in Wannberg, Germany.

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Water & Sewer Rehabitiation

Insituform Partners with Canadian Universities to Advance Water Main Renovation and Design

Insituform Partners with Canadian Universities to Advance Water Main Renovation and Design

Potable water pipes in North America are aged and steadily deteriorating, often resulting in poor quality tap water and high utility bills to compensate for the additional costs of trying to maintain failing pipes. Water pipe issues must be properly investigated to find a suitable resolution to help reduce the infrastructure backlog affecting water utilities across Canada and other parts of North America.

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