Ridge Ventilation Includes Hot-dipped Galvanized Nails

Ridge ventilation includes hot-dipped galvanized nails to improve longevity and rust resistance for outdoor applications.

Ridge ventilation includes hot-dipped galvanized nails to improve longevity and rust resistance for outdoor applications.

Benjamin Obdyke Inc. has revitalized its line of ridge ventilation. Now, premium hot-dipped galvanized nails are included in every product to improve longevity and rust resistance for outdoor applications that are subject to extreme elements. The nails also comply with Miami-Dade code. In addition, the entire Ridge Vent family warranty now extends to a Lifetime Limited Warranty when installed with lifetime shingles. The upgrade in nail quality, packaging, and extension of warranty provides value to installers and homeowners.

Fastener Solution Prevents Wind Uplift

ZMAX offers a large outer diameter to prevent wind uplift and is suitable in snow load regions.

ZMAX offers a large outer diameter to prevent wind uplift and is suitable in snow load regions.

Lakeside Construction Fasteners, a U.S. owned company, offers fastener solutions. The ZMAX Long-Life is available #10 x 1-inch to 3-inch.

ZMAX Long-Life high-low threads and sharp cut point allows for holding power. ZMAX can be used with battery operated and impact screw guns. ZMAX alloy fasteners are engineered for corrosion applications. ZMAX offers a large outer diameter to prevent wind uplift and is suitable in snow load regions. The ZMAX Long-Life is ideal for coastal environments, preventing red rust on fastener heads once installed into metal buildings.

Visit the website for all LCF product lines and descriptions or email at sales@lakeside-fasteners.com.

Flash and Seal Single-Ply Membrane Components

Lucas #9500 Single-Ply Sealant is a one-component, non-shrink, advanced technology polyurethane sealant designed for the construction of liquid flashing systems and sealing pitch pockets and pans, metal roof seams and fasteners, inlaid gutters, polyurethane foam, PVC and EPDM roofs.

Lucas #9500 Single-Ply Sealant is a one-component, non-shrink, advanced technology polyurethane sealant designed for the construction of liquid flashing systems and sealing pitch pockets and pans, metal roof seams and fasteners, inlaid gutters, polyurethane foam, PVC and EPDM roofs.

Lucas #9500 Single-Ply Sealant is a one-component, non-shrink, advanced technology polyurethane sealant designed for the construction of liquid flashing systems and sealing pitch pockets and pans, metal roof seams and fasteners, inlaid gutters, polyurethane foam, PVC and EPDM roofs.The semi-self-leveling properties make it so that it can be used to seal seams and repair single-ply membranes at any slope. It may also be used on TPO roofs when primed with Lucas #8015.

The Lucas #9500 is compatible with Lucas water-based acrylic coatings. It is suitable for repairing hail-damaged polyurethane foam roofs. It may also be used in conjunction with custom-manufactured Lucas PolyPans and metal pitch pockets.

The #9500 comes in white and black colors, guns easily in cold or hot weather, and comes packaged 12 per case.

Boom Crane Offers Safety, Innovation

The LRT 1090-2.1 boom crane blends safety with innovation.

The LRT 1090-2.1 boom crane blends safety with innovation.

German crane manufacturer Liebherr has re-entered the rough-terrain market. Impressed by the line’s capabilities and safety features, the ALL Family of Companies has pre-ordered 15 machines. The LRT 1090-2.1 is a 100-USt full power boom crane, set to debut at the 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG show (March 7–11, Las Vegas).

The LRT 1090-2.1 blends safety with innovation. The manufacturer’s VarioBase outrigger monitoring system enables each support to be extended to a different length while automatically delivering support status information to the operator. It’s ideal for maintaining safety and flexibility in the tight spaces encountered in today’s urban and industrial jobsites. It also allows for capacity when lifting over the supports.

The boom crane incorporates safety features into a modern package. The flat deck, electrically extendable cab platform, and multiple ladders minimize the risk of fall injuries. Controls are easy to understand. The attachment of the counterweight and installation of the jib are fully monitored by the boom crane during setup.

Construction Camera Produces High Resolution Images

The OxBlue 50-MP construction camera produces high resolution images for documenting, managing, and marketing construction projects.

The OxBlue 50-MP construction camera produces high resolution images for documenting, managing, and marketing construction projects.

OxBlue has announced the launch of a 50-MP construction camera, which produces high resolution images for documenting, managing, and marketing construction projects. The camera is one of several enhancements the company has made to its construction camera system.

The 50-MP construction camera uses optical technology to achieve high resolution, resulting in still images with a level of detail and clarity that sets a standard in the industry. Still imagery forms the foundation of the project documentation, management, and marketing capabilities provided by all OxBlue camera systems, including the time-lapse construction movies the company is known for.

The resolution of the 50-MP construction camera enables users to:

  • Zoom in on archived images to inspect construction details.
  • Capture the build and the area surrounding the jobsite in detail.
  • Produce photos and time-lapse videos for use in marketing and presentations.

Earlier this year, OxBlue introduced live video on demand (VOD), newly designed solar equipment, and an update to its construction camera interface.

Live VOD is an optional service that lets clients view jobsite activity in real time. Using monocrystalline technology, the company improved the efficiency and reduced the size and weight of its solar panels and energy-storage batteries, respectively, by 25 percent. The interface update included automatic fit-and-fill of jobsite images on any viewing screen, including mobile devices, computers, and flat-screens.

The launch of the 50-MP construction camera comes approximately one year after the release of the company’s 24-MP camera.

OxBlue construction cameras are part of an integrated system that includes hardware, software, cellular data connection, time-lapse video technology, and professional services.

Reach Truck Performs Compact Turns

The Multi-directional Reach truck allows the operator to perform compact turns in confined spaces.

The Multi-directional Reach truck allows the operator to perform compact turns in confined spaces.

Combilift has premiered the Combi-MR, a Multi-directional Reach truck which allows the operator to perform compact turns in confined spaces, creating the opportunity to reduce aisle width and increase storage space. It’s characterized by maneuverability and steering function. The multifunctional controlled joystick allows the operator to change direction and travel speed in a seamless motion, in addition to full control of all the hydraulic functions. This contributes to faster procedures for manufacturing distribution and logistics operations. The Combi-MR has the versatility to handle both palletized and longer loads.

The low operator’s entry and exit design is achieved by the positioning of the drive wheel to the rear right corner. The single drive wheel is fitted with a 16-inch rubber tire and features 360-degree steering rotation. The benefits of AC technology in the drive and steering ensure optimum and efficient performance. The rear articulated axle provides traction and smooth ride for the operator especially across uneven floors. Operators are also assured of a safe working environment, thanks to the stand-up overhead guard design, offering visibility of the surrounding area. The on-board ergonomic positioned display provides the operator with constant monitoring of the truck.

Combilift is available in seven other models. From the small Combi-WR4 multidirectional pedestrian stacker truck to the Combi-CB, to the heavy duty C10,000XL and stand up sideloaders, Combilift caters for the specific requirements of the fabricating industry. Safe handling plus maneuverability are at the forefront of Combilift’s product development – evident in the variety of trucks on show.

Completing the line-up is an Aisle-Master articulated forklift designed for handling pallets in narrow aisles as well as versatile indoor and outdoor operation. It replaces a combination of reach and counterbalance trucks to optimize storage space in a warehouse.

Security Bars Provide Fall Protection

Placing a fall protection device, like security bars, and leaving it for rooftop security will save contractors man-hours and liability.

Placing a fall protection device, like security bars, and leaving it for rooftop security will save contractors man-hours and liability.

Fall protection for roofers is an important topic in the roofing industry. California Code of Regulations oversees fall protection codes and has ruled on a groundbreaking issue. Security Bars have been approved for Title 8, Section 3212 Fall Protection Codes.

Rooftop safety and security products and practices are essential for a safe work environment. Roofing Contractors spend a lot of time ensuring they comply with codes and standards. Title 8, Section 3212 states:

  • “Every floor and roof opening shall be guarded by a cover, a guardrail, or equivalent on all open sides. While the cover is not in place, the openings shall be constantly attended by someone or shall be protected by guardrails. Toe-boards shall be installed around the edges at opening where persons may pass below the opening.”

SKYCO Skylights led the push by manufacturers to update the standards so their customers could save time and money with a universal, code compliant product.

Some exceptions apply but for the most part an opening on a roof needs to have fall protections. Properly covering each hole can be time consuming for contractors. Placing a fall protection device, like security bars, and leaving it for rooftop security will save contractors man-hours and liability and give building owners and occupants the security they need.

Most building owners require security bars for their building, it can lower insurance costs and liabilities, so installing a security bar that doubles as fall protection is a practical concept. For a 500k square foot warehouse you can have upwards of 400 skylight openings.

Not all security bars are approved for Title 8, Section 3212. They need to withstand an impact test of 400 pounds minimum, no opening can be larger than 12 inches horizontally, the lip cannot be higher than 1 inch, and in the case of broken skylight glazing no impalement hazard for worker who has fallen through.

SKYCO Skylights’ team is knowledgeable in rooftop safety topics and codes but it is best practice to speak directly with a code official. For the entire detailed requirements and regulations contact SKYCO Skylights or go to the California Department of Industrial Relations website

Preassembled Heating Cable Protects Roofs, Gutters

The FrostGuard heating cable protects roofs and gutters against ice dams and icicle build up.

The FrostGuard heating cable protects roofs and gutters against ice dams and icicle build up.

Pentair has launched a contractor-grade preassembled heating cable from Raychem. FrostGuard is a system which protects roofs and gutters against ice dams and icicle build up and reduces the risks of freezing and bursting within pipes.

Ideal for small roofs, porches and overhangs as well as metal and plastic pipes, FrostGuard brings several advancements. The cables can be overlapped without causing hotspots or burnouts, offering performance and is available in eight pre-terminated lengths that may plug in to a 120V outlet, allowing installations to be tailored to meet specific requirements. Available as a plug-n-play system, FrostGuard works to prevent structural damage and an unsafe environment that can occur as a result of snow accumulation. In addition, FrostGuard can be hardwired (240V) and includes self-regulating technology to ensure heat is only emitted when and where needed, reducing energy consumption and costs.

Eye Protection Channels Sweat Away

Orange Crush eye protection features channels along the brow line to move water and sweat away from the eyes.

Orange Crush eye protection features channels along the brow line to move water and sweat away from the eyes.

When rain or sweat is pouring down, don’t live with it—channel it! Introducing the Brass Knuckle Orange Crush eye protection. Channels along the brow line move water and sweat away from the eyes, while the rubber gasket seals the glasses against the face. So when members of your team are working out in the elements or working up a sweat, there’s no need to stop what they’re doing and wipe off. Their eye protection stays on their faces, where it belongs. Plus, the soft rubber gasket is removable, allowing for conversion to standard protective eyewear.

Orange Crush features a type of liquid splash protection compared to a traditional dust goggle. Coupled with our N-FOG PLUS anti-fog technology, standard on every pair, Orange Crush is the see-clearly work wear.

Orange Crush is loaded with the other features you expect from Brass Knuckle: flex temples that hug any size face and TempleTouch technology that grips the sides of the head comfortably with molded-in nibs for non-slip performance. Each pair comes with an optional strap that locks into the temple for a secure fit.

Every Brass Knuckle product is the result of passion for compliance and safety.

Ratchet Lever Hoist Features Ergonomic Design

The ratchet lever hoist features a 360-degree rotating lever and a fold-out revolving handle.

The ratchet lever hoist features a 360-degree rotating lever and a fold-out revolving handle.

Columbus McKinnon Corp., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, has introduced a ratchet lever hoist, the CM Tornado 360, featuring the Sidewinder lever handle. Ergonomically designed for safety, the patent-pending CM Tornado 360 degree allows the operator to be more productive with less effort compared to conventional ratchet lever tools.

The CM Tornado’s Sidewinder lever handle features a 360-degree rotating lever and a fold-out revolving handle. Working in unison, these integrated components allow the operator to realize the full potential of 360-degree rotation while working in an ergonomic position. This design reduces repetitive wrist action experienced with traditional lever hoists, letting the operator utilize a full range of motion to work up to 12 times faster. The Tornado’s double-reduction gearing and bearings decrease pull force by up to 30 percent, minimizing operator fatigue as compared to using conventional ratchet lever tools.

The innovation behind the CM Tornado 360 is an example of Columbus McKinnon’s continued commitment to designing and manufacturing equipment for lifting, positioning and securing loads. The Tornado is available in 3/4 and 1-1/2 ton capacities with standard lifts up to 20 feet. Additional lifts are also available. The hoist features a lifetime warranty and meets the ASME B30.21 manually operated hoist standard. The CM Tornado 360 joins the CM family of hoist products, including the CM Hurricane 360 hand chain hoist.

Outside of the North American market, this hoist is available to customers under the Yale brand as the Yale Ergo 360 ratchet lever hoist. To learn more about the CM Tornado 360 or any of the other products, call Columbus McKinnon Channel Services at (800)888-0985 or visit the website.