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April 30, 2019

inspHire’s smooth operators

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 4:49 pm

inspHire has just launched a new and improved Operated Plant module, to help businesses efficiently assign trained users to machines, cross-referencing availability against the competencies needed to carry out a job, using drag-and drop functionality.

Operator information such as licences and certificates can be stored, and shift patterns can be specified during the schedule planning process. Timesheet entry has been digitised within inspHire Mobile, enabling users to confirm the authenticity of the timesheet, ready for a site foreman to sign digitally. The data can then be transferred to the main office for review prior to invoicing

For more details visit www.insphire.com, or see the system in action on the company’s stands at the forthcoming Vertikal Days and Plantworx events.

April 26, 2019

Compact Atlas Copco compressors

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 1:58 pm

Atlas Copco has launched new versions of its XAVS 238 and XATS 288 portable compressors with a 27% smaller footprint.

The 238cfm and 288cfm single-axis machines are also 20% lighter, facilitating transportation and deployment on site. Both have a new screw element designed by the manufacturer, combined with a new engine that is said to give a 10% reduction in energy consumption.

The new models have Atlas Copco’s PACE (Pressure Adjusted through Cognitive Electronics) compressor control system. This is designed to extend the operating spectrum for a single compressor from 7 bar up to 14 bar, giving greater hire versatility. For more details visit www.atlascopco.co.uk

April 25, 2019

Efficient scarifier from PSD

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 2:24 pm

PSD Groundscare has added the new Eliet C550ZR Collector scarifier to its Ready4Rent landscaping equipment range.

It is designed to remove moss and thatchy material for healthy grass growth,and leaves it in narrow rows for easier disposal. PSD also says that, on the next pass, the material can be collected by the machine and integrated into a new row, along with the raked-up material from the second strip of turf, to create one row for even greater working efficiency.

The C550ZR is self-propelled and has an above-average 55cm working width. The scarifying blades are spaced every 15mm for intensive treatment of the turf and are designed to rotate forwards for maximum performance and better collection of debris.

The machine incorporates an anti-vibration mechanism and has a rubber-coated roller to leave an aesthetically pleasing stripes on the lawn. For more details, and to arrange a demonstration, contact PSD Groundscare on 01282 856819.

April 24, 2019

Prop Pal gains support

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 2:03 pm

A new needle support system for the building industry, called Prop Pal, is claimed to provide a safer, more efficient and secure temporary wall support for tradesmen who want to create a flush ceiling effect.

Business Development Manager, David Cheshire, says a shoring prop locks into the Prop Pal needle at one end, whilst the other end has a patented jacking support or winding mechanism which can be secured to the floor for greater stability, with a safe working load of 1,500kg per unit, providing a safer method of temporary wall support.

The manufacturer adds that the jacking support can be adjusted to securely support the inner leaf wall whilst the shoring prop supports the external one, and that the product provides greater access for inserting steel beams. It also states that the Prop Pal gives minimal disturbance to walls and ceilings, and that timber floors can be left intact.

The product was invented by a builder. One hirer that has already added it to its hire fleet is Blackpool-based Smiths Equipment Hire. For more details, visit www.proppal.co.uk/hire

April 23, 2019

Mapping and monitoring from GeoSlam

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 3:54 pm

Geospatial mapping and monitoring technology specialist, GeoSlam, recently launched the Zeb-Horizon, a hand-held 3D laser scanner designed to rapidly capture intricate indoor and outdoor measurements from up to 100m away.

The company states that the product can be deployed for both indoor and outdoor use, without the need for GPS. It uses a ‘walk-and-scan’ method of data collection to allow users to deliver accurate results at speed for highly detailed feature detection.

The scanner can be mounted on drones for aerial surveys in difficult-to-reach or potentially hazardous locations, and there is a pole option for elevation and a cradle for lowering below ground. Find out more at www.geoslam.com

April 17, 2019

Armorgard launches InstaGate barrier

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 11:01 am

The new InstaGate from Armorgard is a modular crowd control barrier incorporating a specially designed latching system for quick deployment.

Made from lightweight aluminium the product can extend to any length and be opened and fixed single-handedly, says the manufacturer. Once expanded and braked, InstaGate forms a highly visible red and white barrier, and multiple units can be locked together.

Armorgard, which promoted InstaGate at the Executive Hire Show, says InstaGate is available in 4ft and 6ft heights, and can be used with standard scaffold clamps for fixing to scaffold or to turn corners. For more details go to www.armorgard.co.uk

April 11, 2019

Himoinsa’s Stage V range

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 2:48 pm

Himoinsa has designed a range of generators with Yanmar, FPT and Scania engines that include a new after-treatment system to comply EU emissions regulations for non-road mobile machinery.

The standard requires a reduction of up to 90% of harmful particles with respect to the previous technology. With a power range from 9kVA to 550kVA, the compact S5 machines have canopy doors with upper faces angled at 20° to prevent water ingress, while the addition of a zinc-rich primer prior to the final paint finish gives resistance to salt.

The sets incorporate a rock wool insulation whose thickness in certain areas has been increased from 50mm to 100mm to reduce noise. Models also include a new control and power panel integrated into the rear of the canopy to save space and facilitate maintenance.

The fuel and AdBlue tanks are the same size for optimum running time. The HRFW 200 S5 model, seen at Bauma in Munich this week, incorporates has a tank capacity of 600 litres and a running time of 14 hours. For more details visit www.himoinsa.com

April 1, 2019

Optimum torque from Hilti

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 12:47 pm

Hilti’s new SIW 6AT-A22 cordless impact wrench and SI-AT-A22 adaptive torque module have been designed to overcome the problem of under and over-torqued HST3 stud anchors.

The module slots into the base of the tool and has a mechatronic system to process live data on the settings being done. Hilti says that, when used together, this covers ETA approvals for HST3 stud anchors ranging in size between M8 to M12, and that it offers a consistently accurate alternative to torque wrenches and torque bars.

Users scan the box of the Hilti HST3 anchor with the AT module’s integrated barcode reader and the tool automatically tightens to the required torque. Once the process is complete, the module provides a visual and audible alert before stopping automatically.

The torque module can be connected to a computer to download all settings done for an installation report using documentation software available from the manufacturer. The system can also be used to set standard bolts up to size M16 according to one of 30 available torque settings. For more information visit www.hilti.co.uk/siw6at

Morris adds the kitchen sink

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 8:33 am

Morris Site Machinery has waited until today to announce that its design team have developed a mini kitchen for its Denyo generators to provide home comforts on work sites.

Available as an option, the quirky Kitchyo includes an oven, hob, kettle, pots, pans, and even a kitchen sink.

CEO Chris Morris said, “Our talented design team regularly produce quality equipment that embodies our ‘Built to Perform’ ethos and they were inspired to come up with something different.

“The mini kitchen can be fitted to our range of silent generators. It means we can not only meet on-site power needs, but also fuel the operatives with hearty cooked breakfasts, and hot food and drinks throughout the day and night.”

He continued, “Our generators are known for their silent operation and we’re confident the sizzling sounds of frying bacon from the new kitchen kit will meet noise restrictions on site.”

• EHN recognises that Morris is constantly hungry for success, and this latest initiative reinforces that view. However, we understand the Kitchyo is only available in an extremely limited edition and that customers should contact the company before noon today, 1st April, for the best chance of success. You’d be a Fool otherwise.

March 19, 2019

Syrinx adds Sage Pay integration

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 9:17 am

Point of Rental has integrated its Syrinx hire software product with Sage Pay, allowing users to provide a one-step credit card payment option to customers.

The company says this allows payments to be processed via Sage Pay PDQ machines, known as point-of-sale terminals, or via Sage Pay’s token system. This is said to streamline the credit card payment process whilst increasing security.

Point of Rental adds that the integration allows payment values to be passed directly from Syrinx’s cash payment feature to Sage Pay PDQ and back, removing re-keying errors and eliminating other errors.

If the cardholder is not present, the token system is designed to make transactions secure and to simplify the book-keeping process, saving time in reconciliation. For more information visit pointofrental.co.uk/products/syrinx/sage-pay.

March 18, 2019

Cable locator from Vivax

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 8:54 am

The vLoc3-Pro from Vivax-Metrotech is designed to locate buried utility cables without causing them damage.

The hand-held device, which was displayed at the Executive Hire Show last month, enables offset locating, meaning the user does not have to be directly above the cable in order to identify its exact location and depth. Its configurable frequency range runs from 16Hz to 200Hz.

The unit uses a tri-axial antenna to pinpoint the location of the target, from any direction, and features five different screen views, including a classic location screen, and plan view showing the relative orientation of the cable at any angle.

Data is stored in the cloud, or can be communicated via Bluetooth to external GPS devices as an optional extra. For more information go to www.vivax-metrotech.com

March 14, 2019

Trojan blade designed for safety

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 9:02 am

Trojan Construction launched its new Platinum Pipe Cutter blade at the Executive Hire Show last month. It is designed to cut and chamfer in one action to create a bevel on pipes, helping to improve productivity.

The product is also said to eliminate the risk of an operator using the side of a standard diamond blade to chamfer a pipe.

With a segment height of 10mm, the blade is suitable for bevelling pipes made of clay, plastic or steel, and can be used for wet or dry cutting. For more details visit www.trojanlimited.co.uk

March 13, 2019

Klauke struts its stuff

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 8:56 am

At the recent Executive Hire Show, Klauke unveiled the Greenlee Shear 30T strut-cutter, designed to provide safer and more effective shearing of strut and threaded rod.

Instead of using a conventional saw, it utilises a combination of a powerful 30-tonne hydraulic ram and die set. This means there are no sparks during the shearing process, with comparatively little noise, and it leaves hardly any burrs, meaning minimal dressing is required afterwards, according to the manufacturer.

The machine uses a laser-marked measuring system for accuracy, and a quick die-changing system improves productivity. Powered by a battery-powered pump, it is also cable-free and, being mounted on a trolley, is easy to manoeuvre. For more information go to www.greenlee.com

March 12, 2019

Firefly adds to hybrid offering

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 8:54 am

Powerplus is Firefly’s first fully-integrated hybrid generator, incorporating a diesel generator and a high-capacity bunded fuel tank. The company says the unit provides excellent noise reduction, thanks to a two-stage silencer and air intake system.

Firefly, which promoted Powerplus at the recent Executive Hire Show, has also improved the control system and user interface, with a 7in touch screen.

Furthermore, it has enabled remote configuration and control of all AC outlets, via a web portal, as well as monitoring socket level loading and energy consumption, with data transmitted over both 3G and 4G networks. Further details can be found at www.fireflyhybridpower.com

March 11, 2019

Small compactor attachment from BPH

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 8:38 am

At the Executive Hire Show, BPH Attachments displayed the new PHC050 hydraulic plated compactor from the extensive range of Prodem models, for which it is the UK and Ireland sole importer.

The PC050 is suitable for use on 4 to 6-tonne machines that provide an oil flow of 45 to 65 litres/min at a pressure of 100 to 220 bar.

There are two versions. The ‘N’ weighs 261kg and has a plate size of 320mm x 745mm, whilst the 341kg ‘G’ comes with a plate measuring 500mm x 800mm. Both provide an impact force of 2.1 tonnes at 2,100 vibrations/min.

Specially designed cushion rubbers protect the host machine operator from vibration. For more details go to www.bphattachments.com

March 8, 2019

Altrad Belle bowser washer proves popular

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 9:08 am

At the recent Executive Hire Show, Altrad Belle launched its new BWX15/250 Bowser Pressure Washer, a heavy-duty model that can be towed on public roads.

The machine comes with a 1,125-litre durable HDPE water tank which has an internal baffle to prevent water surge in transit. A frost drain and a filler strainer are fitted as standard, and the unit is coupled to the company’s 8.9hp Yanmar diesel engine powered pressure washer.

Double taps are incorporated so that the pump can be drained separately if freezing conditions are forecast. Forklift points are also included.

The BWX15/250 aroused considerable interest at the Show, with orders being taken for the first units to be sold into Scotland and Ireland, from Aberdeen-based Palmaris Plant Hire (furthest right) and Wicklow Hire & Sales respectively.

For further details about the machine visit www.Altrad-Belle.com

March 7, 2019

Battery power pack from TCP

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 5:27 pm

TCP Ltd (Taylor Construction Plant) is launching the LGP 2500, a portable zero-emission power pack offering a maximum sustained output of 5kW.

MD Andrew Barker says the unit is ideal for use underground or in confined spaces such as tunnels, providing a silent and greener alternative to diesel generators in environmentally sensitive areas and for night-time working.

The product is claimed to provide sufficient power for tasks such as welding, grinding and concrete mixing. It takes approximately 6-8 hours to fully recharge. For more information visit www.tcp.eu.com

March 1, 2019

Armorgard’s tool store for vans

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 9:48 am

Armorgard, which manufactures tool safes such as the StrongBank and TuffBank for site usage, has now introduced a versatile tool storage system for use in vehicles.

Designed specifically for cargo vans, the TrekDror system is described as a space maximising solution to enable personnel to carry the most appropriate equipment for the job and to get more from their vehicles. Drawers are secured by five-lever deadlocks and have removable partitions.

The product is lightweight, strong, modular and stackable and is designed to fit into smaller spaces, such as under a shelf or between wheel arches. It can also be fixed down and Armorgard believes the product can be offered as a hire or sale item. It is available in three different sizes and for more details visit www.armorgard.co.uk/prod/trekdror

February 22, 2019

Hilti goes the distance

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 5:09 pm

A next-generation Hilti ON!Track asset management solution has been launched which is designed to allow equipment to be tracked at a far greater distance than with the previous version.

Utilising Bluetooth-enabled ON!Track AI T380 smart tags, the system can locate tools at distances of up to 30m, states Hilti, enabling users to keep more accurate record of all assets, to check which ones are nearby and where they were last seen, and to monitor their usage.

The tags can be attached to any tool and surface, regardless of item, size and manufacturer, and have been tested to withstand corrosion, impact and exposure to chemicals. They communicate with Hilti’s cloud-based ON!Track asset management software that runs on a downloadable app across mobile hand-held devices. For details visit www.hilti.co.uk/bluetoothenabledtracking

February 19, 2019

Ioniser from National Flooring

Filed under: Whats New — EHN Team @ 9:25 am

National Flooring Equipment has released the ION4K ioniser to reduce workplace dust hazards. The compact machine is designed to electronically charge the air in a room, bringing particles and other contaminants down to the ground quickly and efficiently.

The machine, which can treat an area of 260 to 2,000 cubic yards, has a multi-speed fan, locking caster wheels and handles for manoeuvrability. The controls are also designed for straightforward operation. For more details visit www.nationalequipment.com/en/

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