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16 • ROCK products • April 2017 CONEXPO 2017 REVISITED ASGCO ASGCO featured the Tru-Trainer con- veyor belt tracker, which employs a unique and highly effective tracking action that is non-damaging to the belt and reacts immediately if the conveyor belt begins to drift off center. Its line of Tru-Trainer conveyor belt tracking idlers don't rely on contact with the belt edge in order to guide it. This means that conveyor belt edge damage, which occurs frequently with other tracking systems, is avoided, noted the company. The center pivot is unique and simple, consisting of a stainless-steel pin within a solid steel center shaft. Continuous alignment by always tracking the belt to the center of the conveyor, reduces edge damage, spillage and overall better con- veyor belt tracking performance. The patented design does not rely on the conveyor belt to activate an arm-type tracking mechanism. By utilizing an internal pivot versus external pivot it does not build up with carry back. Also, Tru-Trainer is reactionary in both wet and dry conditions as seen in below- and above-ground mining. ASGCO, Atlas Copco The company launched its latest construction equipment specifically designed to meet the needs of cus- tomers across five key areas: Safety, Performance, Advancements, Connec- tivity and Ergonomics (S.P.A.C.E.). New products included the company's latest high-performance and fuel-efficient drill rigs, including the SmartROC T40, which offers up to a 50 percent reduction in fuel consumption compared to conven- tional rigs, and the PowerROC T45, a robust drill rig for aggregate quarrying. The PowerROC T45 features a Power Eco mode that adapts engine speed to rock conditions and can decrease fuel consumption by up to 10 percent. Its latest rock drill bits, including the Pow- erbit T51. The Powerbit T51 build upon the reputation of the successful Power- bit T45 by offering an enhanced service life and significantly higher penetration rates. It includes an optimized bit shape, is manufactured from stronger, hard- ened steel, and delivers outstanding strength and wear resistance due to its patented Enduro Extra button surface treatment technology. Atlas Copco, BKT The BKT USA, Inc. booth showcased key tires from the Earthmax line-up. ConExpo-Con/Agg Revisited (Part 1) It Was the Biggest ConExpo-Con/Agg Ever. Here Are Some of the Products and Services We Saw at the Show. By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Smith M ake no mistake, ConExpo-Con/Agg was a monster. There were more than 127,000 people actively engaged in buying on 2.8 million sq. ft. of exhibit space. Indeed, there was a lot to see. Rock Products editors fanned out across the vast expanses of the Las Vegas Convention Center and the surrounding equipment lots to discover some of the great products being displayed. This is the first in a two-part feature.

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