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The Concrete Times March 2015

The CONCRETE Times • MAR 2015 THE UK CONCRETE SHOW 2015 - SHOW REVIEW BUILDUP REMOVAL SYSTEM SHOW HIT HOPKINS CONCRETE WANTED TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH & SAFETY AND WORKING CONDITIONS FOR THROE EMPLOYEES AND ARE NOW OFFERING THE SOLUTION TO ALL Please contact Hopkins to see a demonstration of what the Ready Jet can do on 01963 400555. 18 A drum-cleaning system for truck mixers, which significantly reduces the health and safety risks involved in drum cleaning, was launched onto the UK market at the 2015 UK CONCRETE Show. Hopkins, a well-established concrete and aggregate supplier based in Somerset, has recently negotiated the sole UK distributor rights for Ready Jet. Nathan Hopkins, Director of Hopkins, says: “We wanted to offer our employees a safer environment in which to work and Ready Jet provided us with the perfect solution. All of the health and safety risks to individuals are removed and I’m really pleased to be able to champion safety within our industry.” Manual cleaning is the most common and traditional method of clearing out build-up from the drum and this involves operators physically climbing inside the drum via the small entry hatch, armed with a Kango hammer in order to chip away and loosen the set concrete. Vibrations from the Kango hammer run the risk of loosening concrete from the roof of the drum, making falling debris one of the biggest potential contributors to operator injuries during the cleaning process. Last year, two people in America died whilst carrying out routine maintenance to the mixer drum, with several other people hospitalised. BATCH CONTROL SYSTEMS Featuring:  Batch control from loading shovel cab  Full link with Herbst despatch system  Fully traceable records of all batches with email alert of any discrepancies  Preventative maintenance facility Wireless station in loading shovel cab allows driver to control plant without having to climb in and out frequently Lowers injury risk whilst improving site operational efficiency Web: www.cantech-controls.com Email: sales@cantech-controls.com See us both on Stand D39 at UK Concrete Show 2015


The Concrete Times March 2015
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