We pride ourselves on consistently pioneering innovations that ensure our customers thrive in the concrete products industry. Throughout our history our engineering staff has worked hard at creating new products and enhancing existing equipment that deliver value to producers through improved productivity, concrete unit quality and safety of operations.
Our expanded engineering team begins all product development projects by intently listening as producers share how their equipment operates and asking probing questions. Armed with this data the team goes to work with specific goals in mind, working arm in arm with our sales and technical service representatives that are committed to supporting our products before, during and after the sale. The entire Besser team is energized when they succeed in providing solutions which improve plant operations, product quality and impress producers.
The patent pending Advanced Servo Vibration (ASV) and the Servo Main Drive enhancements for cam operated block machines were introduced as the market outlook was brightening in 2013. The ASV improves machine reliability, mold life and provides the ability to run at two different speeds during a cycle. Fully synchronized starts and stops concentrate more vertical vibration at the start of the cycle; fully controllable speeds reduce cycle time. The Servo Main Drive eliminates the clutch and brake which removes the impact loading on the pinion and the bull gear, increasing their service life. Providing the ability to vary speeds during a single cycle, by smoothly and precisely controlling cycle starts and stops, results in a less aggressive acceleration profile. This means the cycle can be fast when desired, such as during compaction, and slow when necessary, such as when delivering a pallet of fragile units. Both of these cam machine enhancements reaffirm our commitment to our existing product line and to the producers relying on them around the globe.
Engineering energy and product innovation is flowing throughout the entire company. Precast producers can now improve plant safety by installing our new form rollover device; the newest product offering from our precast division. This device attaches easily to existing forms and provides a controlled, slow rollover that reduces the dangers associated with an uncontrolled form roll. This product is offered in a ten ton and twenty ton application so as to suit the needs of most precasters.
We actively assist with producers’ efforts to create new and intriguing products to compete with or compliment other concrete products and building materials. Our mold engineering group’s expertise is available to industry members working to create new concrete products. 3D printing, intimate knowledge of machine capabilities, including the use of side and rear core pullers, and the characteristics of materials, makes them uniquely qualified to provide assistance regardless of the brand of machine.
We’ve recently introduced the 8AAT Megapac® concrete products machine to markets outside the US. The Megapac® is a mold vibration machine. We’re in the home stretch of building the industry’s first North American engineered and manufactured big board machine to be debuted in 2015! Keep watching your inbox, talking with your Besser representatives and reading industry publications for the exciting details.