Graffiti removal products
The Max line offers six graffiti removal products including: Elephant Snot (Gold Max) for deep-penetration cleaning of porous surfaces; Smooth Max for nonporous surfaces such as automotive finishes and polished stone; and the company's newest product, Max Swipes Towelette for convenient, virtually odor-free removal of paint, permanent marker, and other marks from smooth finishes such as lockers, playground equipment, and stainless steel. Graffiti Solutions Inc. www.graffitisolutions.com.
Long-range laser methane detector
Lightweight and compact, the LaserMethane mini (LMm) detects ppm levels of methane from a distance of up to 328 ft. Portable and handheld, the long-range instrument weighs 1.3 lb. and measures 2.8x7x1.6 in. It features automatic ranging, color LCD, a five-hour battery, extended temperature range, and IP54. The unit complements the LaserMethane Detector and uses the next generation of Tuneable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy. Crowcon Detection Instruments. www.crowcon.com.
The Wetcut Herbicide Applicator, designed for the company's Tiger Flail and Rotary mowing systems, provides maintenance departments and road supervisors with total control over tough vegetation in a single pass—saving time and fuel. This system allows the operator the ability to mow, mow and spray, or just spray. It features a single-switch control system that automatically adjusts the application rate as it monitors vehicle speed and sprayer system pressure. It can be purchased with the Aqumix RTU (Ready to Use) system or as a tank-mix system with tank sizes from 15 to 150 gal. Tiger Corp. www.tigermowers.com.
Automated tipper for rear loaders
Rear loaders equipped with the Arlock tipper can securely latch onto Dumpsters then tip, dump, return, and release in a single, automated motion. It locks onto both sides of a dumpster's trunions; latching arms pull up as the kick bar pivots upward to tip and empty the trash container. Meanwhile, the tailgate plate extends to eliminate the gap between tailgate and Dumpster, preventing re fuse from escaping. The extendable tailgate increases hopper capacity between cycles by up to 25%. Wayne Engineering. www.wayneusa.com.
Graffiti shield system
Graffiti Shield is a two-part system: the first part is a protective, clear coating that seals previously painted substrates, and the second part is a spray-on cleaner that easily removes graffiti, pollution, and dirt from the coated surface. The coating is water-based and can be applied by brush, roller, or airless spray equipment. United Coatings. www.unitedcoatings.com.
High-viscosity drum pumps
With the ability to empty a wide variety of containers in various applications, the FPUD500 series of high-viscosity drum pumps come with totally enclosed fan-cooled or air-driven motors. The pump tubes—rated at 200° F, 15,000 cps viscosity, and 1.8 specific gravity—are constructed modularly and supplied separately for maximum flexibility. Lower viscosity pumps are also available. Omega Engineering Inc. www.omega.com.
The Madvac CN100 sub-compact sweeper sweeps and vacuums a variety of surfaces, from sidewalks and walkways to alleys and bike paths to streets and more. It features a 35-cu.-ft. stainless steel debris container, a 40-gal. polyethylene water tank, and a three-stage dust filtering system. Offering optimal operator visibility and a road speed of up to 16 mph, it has a variable 44- to 89-in. sweeping path for easy cleaning of both tight and wide areas. Madvac Inc. www.madvac.com.
Upgraded front loader for refuse collection
The manufacturer replaced the hydraulic system gear pump of Half/Pack and Half/Pack Sierra front loaders with a single vane pump, resulting in as much as a 20% increase in efficiency, lower system temperatures, quieter operation, and reduced fuel consumption. The 12-cu.-yd. Half/Pack can handle large and over-filled containers, with up to 1,200 lbs./cu.-yd. payloads, 22- to 26-second packer cycle time, and 18- to 20-second arm cycle time. The Half/Pack Sierra has the same features, but with 13% less weight for increased fuel economy. Heil Environmental. www.heil.com.
Access control for multiple entry points
Both the ACT-31D and ACT-34D TRANS PROX radio transmitters, along with Wiegand access control, are integrated into miniature key-ring packages. The single-button ACT-31D sends a unique code to one entry point, while the four-button ACT-34D sends a unique code for each button so users can use one product for multiple entryways. Ideal for multipoint gate and door entry systems, the key-ring packages are compatible with the company's telephone entry system and access controllers. Linear LLC. www.linearcorp.com.