What's New in Plant & Equipment
Enerpac announces the ETW-Series Electric Torque
Wrenches. Designed to combine simplicity with smart
bolting technology, the new tools deliver fast, accurate
and safe fastening for controlled bolting applications
that require speed, precision and traceability.
The ETW tools are operated with an interactive 7"
touch-screen, which combines superior functionality
with enhanced simplicity and ease of use. This user
friendly interface helps operators simplify complex jobs
by creating automatic presets, a sequence of torque and
angle steps, which are input using the touchscreen, and
may then be saved and applied on the jobsite.
For simpler jobs, torque values may be input directly
into the rear control panel on the wrench, allowing op-
erators to monitor and manage the fastening process
without returning to the control box.
A pass/fail indicator on the rear control panel verifies
that each fastening is made according to the specified
input. Fastening records for each job can be viewed on
the touchscreen, or exported to a computer, via standard
USB connection, providing a data record and traceability
for all fastenings made.
All ETW-Series Electric Torque Wrenches comply with
regulations for electronic hand held tools, are CSA cer-
tified, CE declared, and are shipped complete with a
unique calibration certificate, helping to ensure that
each fastening was made accurately, and according to
the specified input.
Push-Fit Culvert Jointing System
Drainage solutions provider Kijlstra has launched a rev-
olutionary push-fit culvert jointing system.
Six years after the manufacturer launched revolu-
tionary square manholes, the new culverts are the latest
innovative development from Kijlstra to speed along
construction and civils installations, with their rub-
ber-sealed push-fit jointing system making installation
super-fast and simple.
This avoids the traditional method of applying primer
and a jointing material to achieve a watertight finish.
The precast concrete box culverts are designed to
withstand the relevant road loadings under which they
pass, combining proven strength with durability, with
the individual sealed joints eliminating any grouting on
Designed to BS-Eurocode guidelines BS-EN
1990/1991/1992 using Load Models LM1 and LM2 for a
design life of up to 100 years, the culverts are manufac-
tured from poured monolithic self-compacting concrete
giving a high-quality finish and optimum hydraulic
The C40/50 concrete is rated to the highest sulphate
resistance exposure class XA3 for use in highly aggressive
The culverts are available in a large range of standard
sizes up to 2 m although the company has the ability to
provide customer size demands.
Contractors World International Vol 7 No 4