UCT Is Go-To Place For New Technologies

March 2010 Vol. 65 No. 3
A metal culvert before and after AP/M Permaform's coating is applied.

CMS-10K is a silica fume based mortar. CMS-10K is a specially formulated, combination of processed cement, aggregates, silica fume and nylon fibers, which when mixed with water, results in a dense, low rebound, high build mortar. The required low water to cement ratio ensures low permeability and adequate long-term strengths for most applications.

“Recent in-house testing on our improved formula shows a 20 to 25 percent increase in strength, with a compressive strength reaching 1,000 psi in 8 hours, corrosion resistance and most physical properties over our original formula,” explained Hermes.

“Our very low water-to-cement ratio, the highest quality additives and a precisely engineered formula combine to achieve ultimate results. Our sand gradation adheres to a very strict specification per ACI guidelines for wet process shotcreting. Additionally, the improvements have not changed the viscosity of the product. Dinjer CMS-10K can still be successfully spin-cast, wet process shotcrete, or hand applied.”

Dinjer CMS-10K is manufactured according to strict quality control guidelines, in a single location, with each batch undergoing multiple quality tests, guaranteeing ultimate product consistency.

Hermes said, “The improvements made to this product raise the industry standard for Portland cement-based products in terms of strength and structural integrity. Additionally, we can now compete with Calcium Aluminate based formulas in the area of corrosion prevention, and we can do it at a lower cost. We are excited about the evolution of this product and what it means for our customers: cost-effective, long-term solutions.” 719.686.5988, www.wbedorcas.com

Ditch Witch
Ditch Witch has released an advanced, more precise electronic guidance system for tracking horizontal directional bores. The new 8500 guidance system – which consists of an 8500T tracker, 8500D display and 850-series beacons – features an intuitive interface with easy-to-understand graphics.

In designing the 8500, simplifying the usage of the system was among the main priorities, according to Ditch Witch Electronics Product Manager John Bieberdorf. “The user interface is amazingly intuitive,” he says. “It guides the user throughout the tracking process. It even tells you how to calibrate.