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Weha Large Shop Cart

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Weha Introduces Large Heavy Duty Shop Cart

Posted on 27 July 2021 by cradmin4

The new Weha Large Fabrication Shop Cart was made specifically for large and fragile stone fabrication. As stones get larger, more than 10-ft. and taller up to 80-in., those oversized slabs need a larger cart than the traditional dry wall shop carts.

According to the company this new cart is suitable for all shop needs including marble, granite, quartz, quartzite, onyx, porcelain, sintered stone and more.

The cart is manufactured with 1 1/2-in. diameter pipe with three bolted support bars to handle the weight of the stone. The surface deck is 53-in. long by 16-in. deep and the surface deck also comes with a white rubber mat. Between the support bars next to the surface deck, there is a space of 10-in. for additional storage. This will allow for keeping the entire job, or two, on one shop cart throughout the fabrication process.

For any size island or full slab, it will ride safe with very little stress hanging above. The 2 swivel wheels with locks and 2 fixed wheels are 6-in. diameter and are built to safely hold 2640 lbs.

Additionally, the Weha Large Shop Cart comes with a plastic storage bin for a tape measure, pens, markers, etc. to keep with the cart.

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Weha Introduces New Stone Carry Clamps

Posted on 21 June 2021 by cradmin4

Weha has introduced its new double carry handle clamps that are compatible with granite, marble, quartz, quartzite, all stone, glass, metal, wood and any other sheet material.

The Weha Stone Carry Clamps are made with a fully vulcanized thick rubber pad that “bites” into materials for a solid grip that does not damage the stone. With double handles, they support up to four workers and are safety rated for 440 lbs. per set.

Specification include a grip range of 0 -1 5/8-in., lifting capacity of 440 lbs. per set (220 lbs. each). Each clamp weighs 5.5 lbs. and measures 11.25- by 4.75- by 9.5-in.

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Grabo

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GMR Quality Stone Products Offers Nemo Grabo Electric Suction Cup

Posted on 24 June 2020 by cradmin3

A new electric vacuum suction cup is now available from GMR Quality Stone Products.

Grabo incorporates multiple patents and technological innovations developed by engineers at Nemo Power Tools over the course of several years. Unlike traditional suction cups that are only capable of creating a good seal with flat, clean and airtight surfaces, Grabo’s unique seal allows the tool to adhere to rough, etched surfaces.

Many construction materials are porous to varying degrees. Standard suction cups can not hold porous materials for more than a few seconds, even if the surface is flat enough to create a seal. A vacuum cavity on top of a porous material will quickly fail as air seeps in through the material.


Grabo overcomes this and allows secure adhesion to these materials by constantly pumping out a large volume of air at a rate greater than the diffusion rate of air though the surface.

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Weha Granite Shop Cart

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Weha Introduces New Line of Shop Carts

Posted on 12 May 2020 by cradmin3

The New Weha Granite and Stone Drywall Fabrication Shop Carts are available in four different models. The Weha Stone Fabrication Cart is made like a drywall cart but built to be more heavy duty to work in the granite and stone environment. The Weha Granite Drywall Carts are great for storing remnants or moving cut pieces from the shop to the remnant rack and back.

The Weha Granite Fabrication Shop Carts have been redesigned to work with the large format slabs that are currently being fabricated. Now slabs that are 65-, 70-, and even 80-in. tall are being produced and the traditional carts are not made to handle this height, as they will tip over much easier as the load gets higher.

The Weha Shop Cart now has a wider wheel base with total width at 28-in. This additional width allows the full weight load of the taller slabs to stay between the wheels, drastically reducing the possibility of flipping over. For standard slabs it becomes the safest drywall cart/shop cart on the market.

The weight capacity for the welded fab shop cart remains at 2000 lb. capacity. Additionally, deck storage space has been extended from 12- to 14-in.

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Reduce the Strain in Manual Material Handling

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Reduce the Strain in Manual Material Handling

Posted on 28 August 2019 by CRadmin2

The leading cause of disabling injuries in the construction industry is overexertion. More than one-third of all workers’ compensation claims in construction, including specialty trades, are accounted by this factor. While sudden trauma injuries, such as falls, have a fast onset, overexertion can be caused by repeatedly handling materials improperly, which puts undue stress on the body’s soft tissues.

Manual material handling includes several tasks: lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, holding and carrying. This is why overexertion is such a common injury in construction. However, there are four primary reasons why workers become injured from overexertion:

  1. Workers twist or bend their backs while picking up materials.
  2. Workers hold materials too long.
  3. Workers frequently lift, hold and lower materials without taking a break.
  4. Workers hold materials too far away from the body.

To reduce overexertion injuries, several steps can be taken, including the following:

  • Decide where you want to place materials in advance.
  • Store materials off the ground to reduce the stress of bending and lifting.
  • Never lift or carry more than 50 pounds without help.
  • Bend at the knees and push legs upward when lifting.
  • Hold materials close to the body.
  • Lift heavy objects at one end before shifting the pivot point to the center.
  • Use specialized equipment to lift heavy materials.
  • Use supports to hold materials overhead.
  • Use platforms to raise and lower materials.
  • Never carry materials on ladders.
  • Never support materials with your head.
  • Take breaks so that muscles and joints have time to recover.
  • Use scaffolds to keep materials at knee height.
  • Never twist the body when lifting heavy materials.

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Rack Engineering Division Introduces Vertical Slab Storage Unit

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Rack Engineering Division Introduces Vertical Slab Storage Unit

Posted on 27 June 2019 by cradmin

Rack Engineering Division, a manufacturer of heavy-duty storage solutions and material handling products, recently released information about the newest addition to its product offering, the Vertical Slab Storage unit.

Rack Engineering Division’s NEW Vertical Slab Storage unit easily and safely stores slabs of marble, stone or granite. Materials can be stored in a high-density area while being at your fingertips for viewing and showing to your clientele.

Built for slabs as large as 60 in. high and 144 in. long, it has up to 2000-lb. capacity per shelf. The 2-in. wide shelves glide out easily and safely.

“The Vertical Slab Storage unit provides yet another industry access to our storage units high capacity roll out shelving, one of our best-known storage unit features.” Says Rack Engineering Division General Manager.

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Weha Introduces New Material Handling Equipment

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Weha Introduces New Material Handling Equipment

Posted on 17 June 2019 by cradmin

Weha has recently made two new introductions to its offering of material handling equipment; the T-31 Anchor Machine and the Cut Stone Trolley.

The Weha T-31 Anchor Machine does not require the stone to be flipped over to cut the Anchor Slots. Once the counter top or vanity is on the work table then cut out and polished, simply put the T-31 Anchor machine inside the bowl, slide in the Anchor machine to the depth that you need, and make the anchor slot. According to the company this drastically speeds up the time it takes to make the slots, reduces labor to flip the counter top, cuts down one less time of handling the counter top and reduces the risk of breaking the top.

The T 31 Anchor Machine can also be used upside down to make anchor slots on top. For example. If you cut out a vanity or sink on a CNC machine with the top face down, before you remove the top from the pods you can easily take the T 31 Anchor Machine and cut out the slots before it ever leaves the CNC. If the top is completely polished, this would eliminate any need to put it on a work table to cut the anchor slots.

The design of the Weha Cut Stone Trolley allows a back-friendly placement of workpieces. By tilting the side adjustable strut you can store shorter workpieces. To keep the pull bar from getting in the way, it is hooked in an upright position when not in use.

Features of the Cut Stone Trolley include: Load Capacity of 3086 lbs; 46-in. height; 42-in. width; 48-in. length; two fixed and two locking swivel wheels with an 11-in. tire size; 2- x 1 1/8-in. wood struts; and 22 1/2-in. from floor to shelf .

 

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Omni Cubed Launches Three New Products

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Omni Cubed Launches Three New Products

Posted on 07 May 2019 by cradmin

Rigid Cross Brace

As large format tiles have become more popular, specialized tools for transport and installation are in greater demand. Omni Cubed is working on a variety of solutions for these materials. First off the line, are the Rigid Cross-Brace Kit and Horizontal Lifting Handle Kit—two new accessories designed to help stone fabricators and tile installers build sturdy, custom frames around large cutouts and reinforce fragile materials using their existing vacuum cup Sink Hole Saver products.

The Rigid Cross-Brace Kit includes two 4-ft. strengthening bars and four clamps, which enable the configuration of custom frameworks to suit a variety of applications. The Horizontal Lifting Handle Kit provides a comfortable gripping point beyond the ends of the Cross-Brace bars or Sink Hole Saver rails.

Stealth Grips

The new Stealth Grip is a non-marking, synthetic rubber vacuum cup that provides a reliable and convenient hand-hold on flat surfaces such as stone, tiles, and glass. The cups feature Omni Cubed’s FTS™ (Flexible Triple Seal) technology that locks-in vacuum and provides optimum hold, even on textured materials. The handle and thumb pump are made of unique plastic compound that is non-rusting and highly resistant to solvents (compared to metal or ABS handles used on other vacuum cups).

After many years of using the typical black natural rubber vacuum cups in their products, and learning of the growing challenges with staining lighter materials due to the carbon black additive (which is necessary to achieve acceptable durability in the natural rubber compound), Omni Cubed is pleased to provide the industry with a high-quality, durable, non-marking synthetic rubber alternative. To manufacture their cups, a proprietary process is used that results in UV-resistance, weather-resistance, and tear-resistance. Omni Cubed’s vacuum cups meet or exceed the durability aspects of traditional black vacuum cups, with the added benefit of being non-marking.

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Braxton-Bragg Named Exclusive Distributor of Elephant Lifters

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Braxton-Bragg Named Exclusive Distributor of Elephant Lifters

Posted on 14 February 2019 by cradmin

Braxton-Bragg has now become the exclusive North American Distributor of Elephant cranes, hoists and vacuum lifters. The first three products offered are the Elephant Lifter, as well as the Vacuum Multi-Position Air-Powered Lifter 1100 and 2200.

“This exclusive agreement will provide innovative air-powered natural stone lifters that are designed specifically for our stone fabricator customers,” says Rick Stimac, Braxton-Bragg CEO. “These first three skus are easily mountable, with simple features to make the job easier.”

Advantages:

  • Structure with 0-90° powered tilting able to block in horizontal/vertical position
  • Anodizated aluminum continuous vacuum pump powered by compressed air –
  • Air consumption 100 lt/min
  • Vacuum gauge in stainless steel with glycerine
  • Reserve vacuum tank in aluminum
  • Powerful and quiet vacuum generators with reduced air consumption of 100lt/min
  • Operating pressure 4/6 Bar
  • High-limit yielding steel suction pads made of first quality materials
  • Grip and release control by anodized aluminum sliding valve
  • Acoustic and luminous alarm system
  • Vacuum filter

Elephant was founded in 1979 in Italy and distributes throughout the world, primarily in Europe, and now in America through its distributorship with Braxton-Bragg. The company has excelled in providing products designed to solve engineering problems in the careful handling of materials in the industrial and artisanal fields, including cranes, hoists, and vacuum lifters. To date, Elephant has more than 70,000 systems for lifting and handling materials deployed worldwide.

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Aardwolf Introduces Vacuum Assisted Miter Clamps

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Aardwolf Introduces Vacuum Assisted Miter Clamps

Posted on 17 September 2018 by cradmin

Aardwolf has introduced its Vacuum Assisted Miter Clamps. The new patent-pending design for these clamps allows fabricators to face up mitering with speed and ease. The clamps are reportedly capable of handling bird beak edges as well as 45 degree miters. The Miter Clamps – Vacuum Assisted set contains the vacuum unit, which consists of a battery operated vacuum pump together with vacuum reserve tank, pressure switch and vacuum gauge and four vacuum pads (two corner pads and two single pads), along with legs containing threaded adjustments rods and rest arms for supporting aprons.

Features of the Vacuum Assisted Miter Clamps include:

  • Heavy duty vacuum pads that provide a strong hold: essential for a proper glue up.
  • Slide button to get the rest arm in close proximity to the apron width.
  • Threaded leveling adjustments, up and down as well as in and out allowing the ability to finely adjust the level of the edge material.
  • Easy to use knobs ensure proper clamping pressure.
  • Miter pieces are installed finished side up and out so that you can see the seam and work with the glue for a finished piece.

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