Minnich introduces M-Box Vibration Control Solution at World of Concrete
Minnich Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, has introduced the M-Box vibration control solution at World of Concrete in Las Vegas.
The Minnich M-Box is an innovative control speed high-cycle power converter that enables high-cycle vibrator operators to control the speed/vibrations per minute (VPM) of up to two vibrators. The M-Box minimizes time and cost associated with patching structural concrete surface blemishes caused by excessive vibrator speeds.
In pumped concrete mixes, available/bleed water can be an issue. The faster the vibrator speed, the more water separation occurs and collects on the form faces. Chipping and patching labor and patch material can be expensive.
Minnich M-Box operators can select from speeds of 6,000, 8,000, and 10,800 VPM. The product converts the 230-volt, single-phase outlet of a 3,500-watt generator to 230-volt, three-phase output, allowing the operator to choose a uniform and compatible constant speed under different concrete loads.
“The M-Box gives our customers complete control of their concrete,” said Rob Minnich, vice president of marketing at Minnich Manufacturing. “By helping operators apply the most force with the lowest speed, the M-Box maximizes vibration quality — and, in turn, the quality of the concrete structure.”
The M-Box joins the growing Minnich family of concrete control solutions including the Minnich Auto Vibe systems, which can monitor, control and program hydraulic vibrator speeds during the paving process for superior concrete surface results.
Since 1968, Minnich Manufacturing has operated with the mission of producing high-quality products that are safe and cost effective for concrete and utility contractors. Minnich Manufacturing is an industry leader in the production of dowel pin drills, concrete paving vibrators, vibrator monitoring systems, and custom-made special application drills. Based in Mansfield, Ohio, Minnich Manufacturing offers optimum service and technical support through a global network of distributors.