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How To Choose A Vibrating Poker That Suits Your Specifications

Posted by James Jordan on Jan 2, 2019 10:13:00 AM

Choosing a vibrating poker for your construction project is a bit complicated, especially if you are doing it for the first time. While you can always get a consultation from a supplier, it’s good to have a general idea of what you are looking for.

Each vibrating poker has several parameters you should pay attention to when selecting the right equipment for your work site. Before diving into the sea of poker vibrator specifications, learn as much as possible about the project you need it for. This information is vital to finding the best machine for your requirements.

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£22 Million Invested In The Future Of The Construction Industry

Posted by James Jordan on Aug 31, 2018 1:04:25 PM

A 22 million pound fund has been created to deal with the construction skills shortage in the UK. The fund was launched by Anne Milton, the UK Government Skills Minister, in the middle of June this year. The Construction Skills Fund is aimed at bringing new training opportunities to plant operators and independent contractors on the ground at construction sites. It will help learners use their knowledge on real projects, turning theory into practice.

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4 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Drive Unit And Poker

Posted by James Jordan on Jun 1, 2018 12:43:48 PM

Buying a drive unit and poker is a complicated task. You have to try to spend the least amount of money and purchase a high-quality model. To a beginner, all poker units may look the same. An experienced construction business owner may still overlook a few things.

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What Does A Vibrating Poker Do?

Posted by James Jordan on Apr 5, 2018 9:54:43 AM

The important process of settling newly poured concrete is called compaction and a vibrating poker is a simple and effective hand held tool for doing the job. They are also known as internal vibrators because they are immersed in the concrete as opposed to external types, which may be attached to the form or float on top of the concrete.

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Mechanical Poker Vs Electric Poker – Which Is Best & Why?

Posted by James Jordan on Apr 3, 2018 2:48:32 PM

Vibrating pokers used for compacting concrete generate vibration through an internal spinning rotor shaft with an eccentric weight. The off-centre imbalance causes the head of the poker to rotate and generates vibration that moves through the nearby concrete, moving the particles and enabling trapped air to escape. The rotary action is powered by a petrol or diesel motor through a coupled driveshaft contained with a reinforced flexible hose, or driven directly by an electric motor. There are also air powered models driven by compressors that operate on a similar principle.

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4 Key Features To Look Out For In A 110v Concrete Poker

Posted by James Jordan on Mar 13, 2018 11:20:20 AM

Congratulations if you have decided to invest in an electric poker rather than a mechanical option. Good concrete compaction requires a high quality and high frequency internal vibrating poker and that is what an electric poker should deliver. While we do hope that you check out the excellent quality and attractive pricing of our mid-range product line, we are happy to pass on the accumulated wisdom of our 35 years in this business and hope that you benefit from it when buying.

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Topics: Vibrating Pokers, Concrete Pokers

Coventry University Sparks Growth In Student Accommodation Projects

Posted by James Jordan on Feb 20, 2018 12:25:11 PM

Coventry University is going places. Since 2016, the city’s two universities have announced £1 billion of spending on new infrastructure and facilities. This includes the £73 million new student accommodation development on the site of the old Royal Mail sorting office, a £150 million National Automotive Innovation Centre at the Gibbet Hill Warwick University Campus, and a new £4.5 million Coventry University campus in London. That’s right, CU announced in May last year¹ that they were converting the Grade 2 listed Dagenham Civic Centre in East London into a new campus for 3000 students.

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Coventry: City Of Culture 2021, Seizing The Opportunities

Posted by James Jordan on Feb 12, 2018 2:00:49 PM

We are thrilled to learn that our very own Coventry is set to become the UK’s City of Culture in 2021. If other recent examples from Liverpool (2008) and Glasgow (1990) are any indication, the nomination gives Coventry a once in a lifetime opportunity to attract billions of pounds of revenue in inward investment, tourism and cultural events. Coventry pipped competitors in Swansea, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Paisley to secure the nomination in December 2017.

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Wacker Neuson Vs Vibtec Vibrating Pokers

Posted by James Jordan on Oct 27, 2017 2:35:34 PM

Quality, value and reliability matter when it comes to sourcing concrete compaction equipment. In an industry where even the slightest delay can have costly knock on effects, you need products you can trust to get the job done efficiently, at the best price. You’ll also need to be confident your supplier can provide a continuous supply of spare parts and offer a maintenance and repair service, to reduce downtime and keep your equipment running at peak performance.

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