New Masonry Products for May 2011
Drainage mats, angle grinders and more
Ventis MX4 Multi-Gas DetectorIndustrial Scientific
Industrial Scientific’s Ventis MX4 multi-gas detector is a lightweight, highly configurable instrument available with or without an integral pump. It is compatible with iNet, the company’s Gas Detection as a Service solution. The Ventis detects one to four gases including oxygen, combustible gases (LEL or CH4) and any two of the following toxic gases: CO, H2S, NO2 and SO2. It’s ideal for confined space monitoring and/or continuous personal monitoring in potentially hazardous environments. The gas detector alerts users in dangerous conditions through an audible alarm, ultra-bright LED visual alarms and a powerful vibrating alarm.
Smart Safety Ear MuffSensear, Inc.
The Intrinsically Safe (IS) Smart Safety Ear Muff from Sensear delivers a total, high-noise communication solution, with world-class hearing protection and the ability to maintain situational awareness. SENS (speech enhancement, noise suppression) technology isolates and enhances speech, while suppressing dangerous background noise, so the smart muff allows for face-to-face communication, two-way radio interface, wireless Bluetooth connection to cellular phones, and ear muff-to-ear muff communication over short range distances. This is all performed without ever having to remove hearing protection.
Drainage Mat for Brick, Stone Masonry WallsKeene Building Products
Mayfield Heights, Ohio
A masonry wall needs an air space free of mortar and other debris to properly drain and ventilate. If moisture builds up and the wall is unable to dry, problems such as cracking, deterioration and efflorescence may occur. The CAV-AIR-ATOR protects against moisture issues in masonry applications by providing an unobstructed air space for drainage and ventilation. The full wall drainage and ventilation mat for full brick or stone masonry walls prevents mortar from entering the cavity, clinging to wall ties or blocking weep holes.
Mobile Cleaning and Thawing SystemsSioux Corp.
Sioux Corp.’s mobile, self- contained cleaning and thawing systems are built specifically for the needs of each customer. Sioux mobile systems are ideal for melting ice dams, and thawing valves, culverts, hydrants, tanks, piping systems and drains. These mobile systems also can be used to thaw railroad cars to accelerate removal of viscous contents, remove oil and grease from equipment, prepare surfaces for painting, de-gas oil and gas tanks, sterilize and disinfect equipment and facilities, weed eradication, accelerate pre-cast concrete curing, thaw aggregate for concrete production, and more. A Sioux trailer can be added to any Sioux steam cleaner, pressure washer, or steam generator.
Large Angle GrinderMetabo Corp.
West Chester, Pa.
Metabo Corp.’s large angle grinder, the W24-230, is ideal for cutting and grinding metal safely and efficiently. The W24-230 comes equipped with a 9-inch wheel guard and delivers 150 inch-pounds of torque. This large angle grinder has a rated speed of 6,600 rpm and loaded speed of 4,600 rpm. The tool features 2,400 watts of power and is rated at 15 A. Its robust Marathon motor extends the tool’s service life up to five times over other grinders in its class. The grinder features the VibraTech three-position side handle that significantly reduces vibration levels up to 60 percent.
Originally published in Masonry magazine.
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