VMC Technical Assistance Corp. is now offering the VMC 803, the newest high-production heavy-duty planetary machine available in the marketplace. The outer diameter head is 32 inches with three inner diameter heads at 10.5 inches. The machine weighs 650 pounds with a variable speed of 300 to 10,000 RPM;15HP, 25 Amp motor.
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The system can process soft limestone to the hardest sandstone. The ThinStoneÂ® TXS-4500 can cut stone up to 12 inches high, 2 to 24 inches long and up to 12 inches thick. Park's new ThinStoneÂ® TXS-4500 is a revolutionary approach to improving and increasing the production of thin stone veneer corners, according to the company. By giving fabricators a better, more profitable method of creating finished products, the ThinStoneÂ® TXS-4500 system is helping to make natural stone veneer become more affordable and more available for residential and commercial construction uses, states Park Industries.
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The Wedgeeâ„¢ safety tool creates the ideal space between slabs, whether 2 or 3 cm, so a slab clamp can be easily inserted and slabs safely moved. This new slab-handling tool keeps employees and customers away from the front of slabs and out of what OSHA calls the â€œfall shadow zone.â€ If used properly, the Wedgeeâ„¢ safety tool helps importers and fabricators save time, save lives and preserve slabs, reports the manufacturer.
The Wedgeeâ„¢ safety tool was well received by importers, distributors, fabricators and industry advocates at Coverings 2006. â€œAnything that helps save lives in the natural stone industry is something every distributor should look at seriously,â€ said Gary Distelhorst, Executive Vice President of the Marble Institute of America.
The Wedgeeâ„¢ safety tool enables an individual to safely move a slab - weighing anywhere from 500 to 1,000 pounds - without standing in front of it. To separate slabs, the Wedgeeâ„¢ safety tool is inserted from the top or side of a slab. The pointed edge of the Wedgeeâ„¢ safety tool slides between slabs, and, when fully inserted, creates the proper spacing so a slab clamp can be dropped between slabs easily and efficiently.
This long-lasting safety tool is manufactured from durable material in an easy-to-spot fluorescent yellow color. Designed specifically for the stone industry, the Wedgeeâ„¢ safety tool helps increase employee safety and OSHA compliance, reports the manufacturer.
Circle No. 317 BC50: Marmo Machinery USA recently announced the availability of the DEP-250 Water Reclamation Unit. This machine is ideal for shops that would like to reclaim water and save money on their water bill, according to the company.
This advanced piece of equipment is a self-contained system that will allow fabricators to reuse water from existing operations, and reduce exposure from mandated EPA regulations. The unit is made with galvanized steel and reclaims 250 liters, or just over 66 gallons per minute.
This system solves the problem connected with sludge and contaminates in the shop's water, reports Marmo Machinery USA. It accomplishes the water sludge separation by using liquid flocculent and gravity. The sludge will then be extracted and dehydrated through a series of filtering bags. Once full, the bags can be easily disposed of.
Marmo Machinery USA can install and warranty the system very quickly with minimal shop interruption. The many benefits will place fabricating shops in a great environmental situation, while paying for itself over a 12-month period.
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