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HM Technologies will be at the Concrete 2015 Melbourne exhibition

 

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Turning Research into Practice

The theme

‘Construction Innovations: Research into Practice’

is particularly suited to our core product range of

Enabling technology solutions

Which allow companies to improve on quality, safety and productivity objectives

We are launching our latest innovation ConXedge the most comprehensive Mass Concrete and Concrete Maturity web based management and reporting solution:

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The Web based Mass Concrete and Concrete Maturity system

ConXedge-web based concrete maturity

An intuitive and user friendly web based solution which enables effective and efficient management of the thermal characteristics of concrete, remotely, using web based technology. Turing complex and previously difficult to manage Mass concrete and Concrete maturity theory into a practical easy to use solution which transforms data into usable management information which is available live via a web platform to multiple authorized users through the critical path of early age strength development.

 

HMT-MS Weigh and Measure Station

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Enabling technology that is efficient and accurate in the determination of density, a key early indicator of concrete performance, and compressive strengths through the dimensioning and weighing of concrete cylinders.

 

 

 

HMT Chemical Admixture Scale

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A flexible and cutomisable liquid dispensing scale ensuring high speed controllable admixture dosing with the highest degree of accuracy, reliability and traceability giving you complete confidence and certainty that dosages are correct. Saving time and money by reducing the risk of non-conformances and allowing optimal mix costs

 

Pivotal Edge Pneumatic Auto Hatch

 

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The number 1 selling auto hatch

System in Australia

The most operationally efficient pneumatic auto hatch system for dry bulk trailers.  Allows drivers to operate the loading hatch from the safety of the ground improving safety, asset utilization, whilst ensuring low maintenance and unit running costs.

We invite you to come and see Mark Mackenzie, Richard Hutt and Sandy Hughes at Booth 22 during the exhibition and we would love to show you how our innovative solutions will assist you your company. 

Come and see the new ConXedge thermal management solution with data loggers and live web interface for yourself and see how we have turned complex research and theory into an easy to use practical tool for managing early age concrete performance.

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Does your laboratories concrete cylinder dimensioning weigh up?

Weighing and measuring those concrete cylinders getting you down?

Weighing and measuring concrete cylinders is a  routine and repetitive  task that most would prefer to avoid if it were not such a critical element in managing concrete design and performance. Besides the  boredom of the task, the waste of valuable labor resources and the manual task injury risks how confident are you that your concrete cylinder dimensioning results  are accurate and reliable.

As a Concrete Technical Manager you need to be confident that the data you are analysing is consistent and accurate or you could make the wrong decisions and in the main  incorrect decisions have a financial impact. These financial impacts may be seen in over designing  of mixes, or worse concrete failures in the field.

HM Techno would like to introduce you to the

HMT-MS Concrete Test Specimen Measuring Station

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The HMT-MS Concrete Test Specimen Measuring Station has been specifically designed for concrete laboratories, using the latest technology in laser sensors for:

Accuracy, Repeatability, Ease of use, Efficiency and Safety

Engineered to comply with AS/NZ Standards AS1012 and ASTM C39/C39M-05, the concrete cylinder measuring station utilises edge measurement technology to minimise errors due to craters in the sample surface. Measurement is digital and is independent of temperature, surface texture, colour or dirt on lenses.

What the HMT- MS will do for your Lab

  • Accurately  weigh and measure concrete cylinders in a few seconds
  • Ensure  confidence in your results
  • Ensure the right concrete design decisions are made
  • Significantly improve concrete cylinder dimensioning processing time
  • Effective use of your labor
  • Reduce manual task injury risks in your lab
  • Reduce double or triple handling of data

HMT-MS the must have piece of Lab equipment for those serious

about their results.

Contact us to find out more….


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WHS regulations make the Pivotal Edge the right choice for dry bulk

The Pivotal Edge pneumatically run auto hatch for dry bulk tankers operates automatically from a control at ground level improving driver and operator safety. Assisting companies meet WHS regulations requirements by offering a reliable, practical and cost effective engineering solution which virtually eliminates the working at height risks and manual task risk associated with loading dry bulk product.

Both businesses and WHS regulations aim to reduce risks and harm to employees, there are however often hazardous routine tasks that need to be performed across the country multiple times per day which need to be reassessed, evaluated and controlled on an ongoing basis. One such tasks is the opening and closing of loading hatches on dry bulk tankers. It is still common practice for drivers or operators to access loading hatches and equipment via a ladder on the back of the trailer then to manually open and close single or multiple loading hatches. Safety rails, arrest systems and in some cases loading platforms have become an industry norm to reduce fall risks there are still however significant injury risks associated with climbing up and down ladders or stairs, working on top of tankers or platforms and in performing the manual task of opening and closing hatches which are not addressed by the current safety systems.

Has your business evaluated the risks associated with loading dry bulk product  and are you satisfied that appropriate controls have been put in place to reduce or eliminate the working at height and manual task risks associated with performing this task.  Are you satisfied that your businesses risk review and controls around this task are current and that alternatives have been sought to eliminate these injury risks.

The new WHS regulations and codes of practice outline the duty holders responsibilities and duties of care.

New Work Health and Safety laws

Over the past two years the new harmonised Work Health Safety Acts and Regulations have been adopted by the Commonwealth, Qld, NSW, ACT, NT, TAS and SA. The WHS Regulations speak  to the responsibilities of persons conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace have related to managing Hazardous Work in Chapter 4 and specifically refers in Part 4.2 to managing risks to health and safety relating to a musculoskeletal disorder associated with a hazardous manual task and in Part 4.4  managing risks to health and safety associated with a fall by a person from one level to another that is reasonably likely to cause injury.  See Work Health Safety Act 2011 Regulations

Regulation 34–38 outlines “What is required to manage the risk of falls?

Referenced from SWA Managing Risk of Falls at Workplaces Code of Practice

In order to manage risk under the WHS Regulations, a duty holder must:

  • identify reasonably foreseeable hazards that could give rise to the risk ?
  • eliminate the risk so far as is reasonably practicable
  •  if it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate the risk – minimise the risk so far as is reasonably practicable by implementing control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control
  •  maintain the implemented control measure so that it remains effective ?
  • review, and if necessary revise, risk control measures so as to maintain, so far as is reasonably practicable, a work environment that is without risks to health and safety”

HOW TO CONTROL RISKS

The most important step in managing risks, according to Safe Work Australia  involves “eliminating them so far as is reasonably practicable, or if that is not possible, minimising the risks so far as is reasonably practicable”.

In the Safe Work Australia How to Manage Work Health and Safety risks document they explain how consideration should be given to various control options and that businesses need to choose the “control that most effectively eliminates the hazard or minimises the risk in the circumstances.  This may involve a single control measure or a combination of different controls that together provide the highest level of protection that is reasonably practicable.”

The Safe Work Australia hierarchy of risk control details that “The ways of controlling risks are ranked from the highest level of protection and reliability to the lowest as shown in Figure 2. This ranking is known as the hierarchy of risk control. The WHS Regulations require duty holders to work through this hierarchy when managing risk under the WHS Regulations.” SWA Manage Work Health Safety Risks

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The hierarchy of risk control Safe Work Australia

 

 

“Eliminating the need to work at height is the most effective way of protecting workers from the risk of falls” SWA Managing Risk of Falls at Workplaces Code of Practice

“The most effective control measure involves eliminating the hazardous manual task and its associated risk” SWA Hazardous Manual Tasks Code of Practice

 

 

 

The Pivotal Edge auto hatch allows operators to open and close the loading hatches from the safety of the ground virtually eliminating the requirement for drivers and operators to access the top of tankers to manually open and close loading hatches. Investing in Pivotal Edge auto hatches is the right choice for both dry bulk tanker operators and dry bulk suppliers as they effectively eliminate some of the key hazards associated with loading. 

  • Eliminates the Manual tasks of opening and closing hatches, there is no requirement for the driver to bend down, unfasten and lift hatches.
  • Eliminates the working at height risks, there is almost no need for drivers to climb onto a tanker.
  • Eliminates trip, slip and fall risks, there is almost no need to climb up and down ladders and stairs and walk on top of tankers during loading 

Pivotal Edge the right choice – Fast, Tough, Easy, Safe, keep your drives safe and on the ground whilst improving loading efficiency

 

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Tiemans Modern Road Tankers come fitted with Pivotal Edge Auto hatches

Another win for The Pivotal Edge another win for safety …. Tieman have recently custom designed a 55m3 four compartment stock feed trailer featuring 5 auto hatches for a client in the agricultural sector.

Read more about the modern aluminium road tanker in Trailer mags August 13 edition where they also discuss how the stock feed tanker had been fitted with five automatic Pivotal Edge hatches – a safety feature to prevent the operator from working on top of the vehicle, which according to them is an on-going safety issue in the industry.  All hatches boast an ‘air knife’ system to clean the tops of the hatch rings before the auto lid closes in position after loading. “More and more customers are starting to see the benefits of using auto hatches – especially when five hatches have to be opened at a time,” says Vince Niceforo, Tieman’s National Sales Manager for dry bulk tankers. Plus, all the hatch controls operate from the ground, so its a huge OH&S advantage.”

Read the Full article Modern Road Tankers the Best of Both Worlds

Another fine example of the growing partnership between Tieman and the Pivotal edge is the recently delivered 42m3 aluminium Cement tanker built for Supermix Concrete sporting a single Pivotal Edge auto hatch.

Read the Full article Applying the Concrete Solution

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The Pivotal Edge Auto Hatch not only improves the safety of your drivers and operators, but also improves their efficiency – no more physically climbing up to open the hatch simply operate from the safety of the ground.

FAST TOUGH EASY SAFE

Find out more about the  Pivotal Edge for yourself, or contact us.

HM Technologies are the agents and distributors of the Pivotal Edge product in Australia, NZ, Asia and South Africa.

 

 

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HM Technologies will be at the Concrete 2013 Gold Coast exhibition

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HM Technologies is pleased to announce that we will be at the Concrete 2013 Gold Coast exhibition!

The  theme Understanding Concrete is well suited to our core product range of enabling technology solutions which assist companies achieve quality, safety and productivity objectives by delivering repeatable, accurate results and a deeper understanding of concrete quality and maturity.

Showcasing leading technology in the concrete industry including :

HMT Multi Compartment Chemical Admixture Scale

HMT Admixture Scales
Ensures the highest degree of accuracy, reliability and flexibility giving you complete confidence and certainty that admixture dosages are correct.

HMT-MS Concrete Test Specimen Measuring Station

HMT-MS Concrete Cylinder weigh and Measure station
Specifically designed for cement and concrete laboratories, using the latest technology in laser sensors for Accuracy, Repeatability, Ease of use, Efficiency and Safety

ConXedge – web based Concrete Maturity system

ConXedge data Logger
A practical highly efficient, effective and economical system, designed specifically to achieve the extensive benefits associated with the comprehensive management of concrete thermal characteristics.

Come and see Mark Mackenzie, Richard Hutt and Sandy Hughes at Booth 56 during the exhibition and we can discuss how our equipment will assist you and your company in better Understanding Concrete.

 

Click here For more information on the Concrete 2013 Gold Coast exhibition.

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Appropriate loading and unloading of trucks is everyones responsibility

The Pivotal Edge making it safe for drivers whilst loading at customer sites.

According to WHSQ ensuring there are safe and appropriate loading and unloading facilities on customer sites is everyone in the chains responsibility.  Find out more

“Everyone, including transport operators, customers, and supply chain partners, has a role to play at a customer site and they must work together to make it safe for drivers.

All persons in control of a business or undertaking have a duty of care to drivers and should consult, negotiate and cooperate with the other duty holders to:

  • identify and assess potentially hazardous manual tasks when arranging consignments. For example, finding out the loading and unloading conditions and facilities available at the customer site
  • include manual tasks provisions in customer contracts (see examples outlined below)
  • implement controls to eliminate or minimise hazardous manual tasks such as providing:
    • safe, close proximity access for drivers
    • appropriate loading and unloading facilities
    • mechanical handling aids that are suited to the tasks and are well maintained
    • safe work procedures

  • review site activities that may have changed to ensure controls are still appropriate.”

“Despite recent progress in the OH&S field, some operators still have to climb on top of the tank to access hatches below the level of their feet and operate cam handles and hatches by hand,” says Lionel Oxford, Heil Australia’s dry bulk expert, pointing out that the auto-hatch cover can be operated from the ground or even inside the cab. “That’s why we give our clients the option of specifying ladders, handrails and the auto-hatch cover for added safety. The auto-hatch is not a standard in the tipper tanker segment, but we do highly recommend it as a modern and affordable safety feature.”

Pivotal edge

The Pivotal Edge Auto Hatch offers a reliable and affordable engineering solution that will keep your drivers safe and on the ground during loading eliminating the working at height risks and reducing the manual task risks associated with loading dry bulk tankers.

Simply the safest Way to Load Pivotal Edge see for yourself, or contact us.

HM Technologies are the agents and distributors of the Pivotal Edge product in Australia, NZ, Asia and South Africa.
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Tieman and Heil choose the Pivotal Edge auto hatch for the Brisbane truck show

Tieman Industries and Heil Trailers use the Pivotal Edge auto hatch for their show units at the Brisbane Truck show.

The Brisbane truck show ranks as the premium trucking event  in the Southern Hemisphere and is held at the  Brisbane Convention center every 2 years.

Heil Trailers chose this event to showcase their new 63 cu.m Dry Bulk Tipper Tank Vehicle to the Australasia market, the aluminium semi-trailer built in accordance with AS1210 featured the Pivotal Edge auto hatch among its many other safety and innovative design features.   Read the Trailer Magazine article on the new Heil dry bulk trailer.

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Tieman Industries had their 42 cu.m O.ME.PS dry bulk aluminim trailer on display which also featured the Pivotal Edge auto hatch, the trailer was built for Supermix Concrete and Quarries based in Wagga Wagga NSW and is due for delivery this week. Tieman  believe the Pivotal Edge to be the most reliable auto hatch with the lowest operating cost on the market and are happy to recommend the Pivotal Edge to their clients. Read more about the Tieman dry bulk tankers

 

The Pivotal Edge Auto Hatch keeps your drivers safe and on the ground whilst improving loading turnaround times.

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The safest Way to Load Pivotal Edge see for yourself, or contact us.

HM Technologies are the agents and distributors of the Pivotal Edge product in Australia, NZ, Asia and South Africa.
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Weighting and Measuring your concrete test cylinders getting your lab down?

Does weighing and measuring your concrete test cylinders get your lab down? With time pressures building, overheads under review and many complicated processes to manage,  laboratories need all the help they can get.

With the new HMT-MS you can automate this process and significantly cut down on the tedious task of weighing, measuring and capturing results for your concrete test cylinders, whilst improving your accuracy and reducing the manual task hazards.

The HMT-MS Concrete Test Specimen Measuring Station from HM Technologies has been specifically designed for cement and concrete laboratories.  Using the latest technology in laser sensors with the ability to integrate with your QC system for:

 Accuracy, Repeatability, Ease of use, Efficiency and Safety

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HMT-MS Concrete Test Specimen Measuring Station

  • Accurate measurement and data recording
  • Edge measurement technology minimises errors due to craters in the sample surface
  • Data transmitted directly to QC system
  • Massive saving in measurement process time
  • Throughput rates of more than 180 test cylinders an hour
  • 400% productivity improvement
  • Accurate results ensure optimal mix costs
  • Headcount saving or re-focus staff on value adding tasks
  • Reduces the hazardous manual task
  • Improves Workplace Health and Safety

Read all about the HMT Weigh and Measure Station

Contact HM Technologies to find out more

 

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Transport and storage is high risk

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland released the Transport and Storage industry report in February 2013

The report highlights that in Australia, transport and storage are one the most high-risk industries in terms of serious claims. (more…)

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Creating a safe and efficient operating environment is the number one priority in Australia’s commercial road transport sector

We know the Pivotal Edge Auto Hatch is  the safest way to load  but don’t just take our word for it see for yourself…..We’ve just spotted an article at trailermag.com.au that explains just how great this product is. (more…)
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