The evolution of Allentown Shotcrete Technology’s well-known Powercreter brand into the new TK 7 and TK 20 Thom-Katt trailer-mounted concrete pumps by Putzmeister America Inc. marks a significant expansion in Putzmeister’s Thom-Katt product offering, which now will accommodate a wider range of outputs for specialized industries.
Originally manufactured by Allentown, the Powercreter brand has been reengineered since having been acquired by Putzmeister in 2007. The new design is reflected in the TK 7, which will be available for purchase in 2013, and the TK 20, which was introduced in fall 2010. The updated models incorporate parts and components commonality, and can handle a wider variety of mix designs for various applications.
“Previous Powercreter models were already using many parts from Putzmeister, so the transition into the Thom-Katt line was a natural one,” said Patrick Bridger, president of Allentown. “While the proven performance of the Powercreter is still there, the new models use the sturdy Thom-Katt frame and familiar Thom-Katt control box.”
The new TK 7 is a compact, skid-mounted, electric-powered pump for precise control of low-volume shotcrete, form and pump, and grouting applications.
Features of the new TK 20 include an optional, detachable 13-cu.-ft. capacity mixer. The mixer adds the ability to use prepackaged concrete mixes on site, or can be detached for feeding the pump with redi-mix concrete.
For more information, call 800/553-3414 or visit www.putzmeisteramerica.com.