Hopper liner

The LifeLiner hopper liner and finish—available on all of the company's sweepers—is designed to increase the durability and functionality of a sweeper hopper. It consists of a zinc-rich primer baked on, then followed by a polyester topcoat. The polyurethane coating is more durable than stainless steel and offers high chemical resistance. It stands up to even the most abrasive debris, and its smooth, slick surface makes dumping and cleanup easy. Elgin Sweeper, a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corp. www.elginsweeper.com.

Laboratory balance enclosure

The VSE vented safety enclosure comes in widths of 24, 36, and 48 inches to accommodate all analytical balances. The airflow design, with airfoil and bypass slot, directs airborne particulates to a baffled exhaust, delivering favorable airflow and containment performance. The enclosure is constructed of chemical-resistant metal framing with ¼-inch-thick clear, tempered safety glass side panels and viewing sash (angled at 15 degrees for viewing comfort). Options include a work surface, mobile cabinet, and adjustable height table. Hemco Corp. www.hemcocorp.com.

Automatic service reconnection

iTAP is a process that enables operators to reinstate drinking water service connections from inside the main, saving time while avoiding the expense and disruption associated with digging. During the process, remote operators locate connections in the lined main and robotically cut through the liner to reach them. After tapping each corporation valve, sealing nuts and gaskets are installed in each threaded valve to create a watertight seal. It is suitable for distribution pipes of 6 to 12 inches in diameter. Insituform Technologies Inc. www.insituform.com.

Plow data collection

The DATA Commander is an advanced, easy-to-use vehicle communications and data logging system geared toward medium- to heavy-duty spreader/plow truck operations. Designed to cut down on plow time and deicer application, the product allows users to automatically download critical information on each vehicle's route as it returns to the garage. The system comes pre-configured, and its rugged hardware is designed especially for the mobile market. Force America Inc. www.forceamerica.com.