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The Concrete Times February - Digital

The CONCRETE Times • FEB 2015 UK CONCRETE SHOW 2015 - product launch THE REAL ANSWER TO DRUM BUILDUP? THE HOPKINS READY JET, A PIONEERING HIGH PRESSURE DRUM CLEANING SYSTEM PROMISES TO MAKE SPENDING A DAY IN THE DRUM WITH A KANGO A THING OF THE PAST. 30 Hopkins, the well-established concrete and aggregate supplier, is officially launching Ready Jet, a pioneering high-pressure drum cleaning system for truck mixers, at The UK Concrete Show 2015. The move by the Somerset based family-run business to bring Ready Jet – a product already available in 14 countries spanning five continents – is to help improve working conditions for the UK’s truck mixer operators by offering a safer, more efficient, alternative method of cleaning residual concrete build-up from trucks. Ready Jet reduces maintenance costs that commonly come with repairing the blades and drum, both often damaged during manual buildup removal, as well as extending their overall lifespan. Less build-up means more fresh concrete and a lighter truck means fuel savings of up to and beyond £1000 per annum of can be made. The traditional method of manual cleaning inside the drum, using a Kango hammer, exposes the operator to silica dust, a known carcinogen and occupational exposure to silica dust over a period of years. The Hopkins Ready Jet G3 Ready Jet avoids a cleaning method could result in contracting Silicosis, a potentially fatal form of lung disease and exposure to damaging noise and vibration in the drum.


The Concrete Times February - Digital
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