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Thermal camera stores 500 images

Bosch Power Tools has made available its GTC400C 12V Max Connected Thermal Camera that can determine temperatures in seconds and document data. Featuring a large illuminated color display, the camera reportedly delivers 160x120 thermal graphic images that are accurate to ±3 degrees Celsius. Each image features more than 19,000 measurement points for precision, showing hot and cold spots, the temperature at the center and an adjustable temperature scale. An integrated visual camera records actual images, allowing a user to document a work area visually as well as thermally for side-by-side comparisons and overlay of picture and thermal graphics. The GTC400C 12V Max Connected Thermal Camera can store up to 500 images, and data can be transferred to another device.

Insulation retains high R-value

Owens Corning® has introduced FOAMULAR® NGX extruded polystyrene foam insulation. Manufactured with Hydrovac® technology, the insulation is moisture-resistant and retains a high R-value after prolonged exposure to moisture and freeze-thaw cycles. The blowing agent used in the insulation reportedly delivers a 90% reduction in global warming potential. Available in many compressive strengths up to 100 psi, FOAMULAR NGX can be used for several building enclosure applications, including load-bearing vegetative roof systems and wall assemblies. FOAMULAR NGX is UL-listed, FM-approved, and available in the U.S. and Canada.

Tracking device is solar-powered

Teletrac Navman has made available its Solar Tracker, a GPS device designed to monitor powered and nonpowered business assets, such as trailers and containers. The device runs on solar power during daylight and long-lasting, durable batteries at nighttime for around-the-clock coverage of assets. The Solar Tracker reportedly enables fleet and asset managers to use accumulated data to manage a more accurate invoicing system and know which assets are available for jobs. Fully integrated with TN360, Teletrac Navman’s AI-enabled platform, the Solar Tracker allows users to view all assets simultaneously on one system. The device is said to install easily and is suitable for inclement weather.

Metal cladding looks like wood

ATAS International Inc. has made available its Woodland Series of colors for metal cladding: birch, cedar, driftwood and walnut. The classic woodgrain colors with 70% PVDF coatings are available in .032-inch-thick aluminum. The warmth of wood and the durability of metal reportedly can be achieved for a variety of applications, including soffits, ceilings, and wall cladding for the interior or exterior of buildings. The finishes are said to offer durable, lightweight and low-maintenance solutions compared with natural wood.

Heated work gloves self-regulate temperature

Mechanix Wear® and clim8® have introduced ColdWork M-Pact® Heated Gloves, the first work gloves in the U.S. with an intelligent, self-regulating heating system. Powered by lithium-ion batteries, clim8’s thermal technology heating system automatically turns on when a glove is put on a user’s hand. The heating system reportedly regulates the gloves’ internal temperature based on the user’s body heat and the outside temperature for optimum hand warmth, and a light indicates when the gloves are actively heating. A companion app allows a user to adjust the gloves’ thermal comfort to match his or her specific needs. Made from soft Durahide cowhide with heavy-duty nylon stitching and padding on the knuckles and back of hand areas, ColdWork M-Pact Heated Gloves are said to be strong, insulated and impact-resistant. Reflective piping increases visibility in the dark, and touchscreen-capable fingers help a user stay connected to smart devices.

Shingles withstand extreme weather

TAMKO® Building Products has made available its Heritage Proline series of architectural shingles featuring Titan XT and StormFighter IR laminated asphalt shingles. The shingles reportedly are designed to install easily and withstand extreme weather conditions. Titan XT features an expanded Rapid Fire Zone nailing zone, AnchorLock layer reinforced common bond, Advanced Fusion enhanced sealants and UltraMAX Weathering top coating. StormFighter IR is UL-classified for Class 4 impact resistance and also features the Rapid Fire Zone expanded nailing zone, AnchorLock layer reinforcement, Advanced Fusion enhanced sealants and UltraMAX Weathering top coating. StormFighter IR is available in select central, southwestern and western states, covering areas that experience some of the most demanding weather combinations.


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