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Allentown Shotcrete Technology, Inc. Introduces AST 25

Allentown Shotcrete Technology, Inc. Introduces AST 25

ALLENTOWN, PA (February 16, 2009) – Allentown Shotcrete Technology, Inc. announces its newest addition to its underground industry product line, the AST 25 robotic nozzle manipulator.

The AST 25 features a track-mounted robotic boom for use with a concrete or shotcrete pump.

“The robotic boom allows the nozzleman to stay out from underneath newly excavated, exposed rock,” says Patrick Bridger, Allentown’s President. “In addition it offers a maximum spraying height of 25' (7.62m) and 35' (10.67m) side to side.”

Other standard features of the AST 25 include:
•10 hp (7.5kW), 460V/60hz electric motor for boom and nozzle functions
•26.5 hp (20kW), water-cooled diesel engine for tracks and outriggers
•Accommodates larger nozzle sizes of 2.5" (65mm) or 3" (80mm)
•For use with wet- and dry-process work
•20 gal (75L) hydraulic tank capacity
•50-foot (15m) tethered remote with shoulder straps for boom & nozzle functions

“Ideal for slope protection, tunneling and even water blasting, the machine can be set to automatically oscillate for smooth coverage, giving the contractor even more of an advantage over manual spraying,” adds Bridger.

The AST 25 also offers heavy duty rubber Caterpillar® tracks that are independently driven with two speed track control, hydraulic outriggers and a diesel engine.

The AST 25 launched in 2008 and is available now. For more details, contact Allentown toll-free at (800) 553-3414 or visit the company’s web site at www.allentownshotcrete.com to view specifications and download product literature.