Bushnell Kestrel Sportsman Ballistic Wether Meter Team up...

Ok... so the word got out quick and we're getting questions. As of June 2015, here's what NK has to say: Advance Information from the Kestrel CEO – Kestrel Ballistics Weather Meters and the Bushnell Elite 1 Mile CONX   Word is out – the R&D teams at Kestrel and Bushnell have been hard at work creating a new integration of our products that will create exciting capability and accuracy for the dedicated long-range shooter. I want to make sure our customers understand what this means to them so they can make the right purchasing decisions while we’re in the...

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HOW TO PREVENT PLASTIC SHRINKAGE CRACKS

By Luke M. Snell Director, Concrete Industry Management, Del E. Webb School of Construction Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona ABSTRACT: One of the problems that contractors face is to identify the weather conditions and to determine if the concrete placements should proceeds. From past research, it has been shown that the three weather conditions (air temperature, humidity and wind velocity) and the concrete temperatures are the best indicators to determine if plastic shrinkage cracks will develop. A Nomograph was developed and published in many American Concrete Institute (ACI) committee reports as well as by the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Unfortunately,...

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AU Grain Silo Temperature Monitoring with Kestrel DROP

We've had a great response at the Australian farm expo related to Kestrel DROP.  We're a grains conference and everyone is excited about the value DROP brings in grain storage - putting the D2 inside the silos.  This raises a couple questions: How strong is the metal ring?   The most common application is that people will suspend the D2 inside the silo by chain or steal cable, because the friction and power of the grains when they are drained is extreme.  Was the Drop tested for and can it handle this strong force?   We performed some tension testing of...

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