Forta Introduces New Fiber Delivery System
Celebrating its 40th year, Forta Corp. showcased both new and proven reinforcement fiber solutions at World of Concrete 2018.
Two fiber dispensing units were on display, providing World of Concrete attendees with the opportunity to observe real-world demonstrations. Technical experts demonstrated the capabilities of the Forta Voyager bulk fiber dispenser, and the Forta Rover volumetric mobile fiber dispenser. Forta also showcased a range of its proven, high-performance concrete reinforcement fibers.
John Lindh, CEO of Forta Corp., commented, “Now, customers can achieve all of the benefits of our fibers with dispensing units that make the application a highly precise, safer and easier process. These complete solutions allow customers to obtain both the reinforcing fibers and dispensing equipment from one trusted source.” According to Lindh, initial customer feedback has been extremely positive.
Forta currently offers a variety of different dispensing units, each designed to address a range of concrete applications and scenarios. Additionally, the fiber dispensing units are 100% American made.
Forta Voyager – Bulk Fiber Dispenser
Forta Voyager, a bulk fiber dispenser, is distinguished by its proprietary loss-in-weight system allowing for precise fiber dispensing throughout batch runs. The Voyager comes in two sizes, and both units are suitable for stationary use while the smaller one can be utilized in mobile situations.
Thanks to its ease and accuracy of operation, the problem of wasted or spilled fiber often occurring when manually dispersing, is essentially eliminated. The controlled flow of the machine also improves fiber distribution, allowing for very precise dispensing throughout an application. Inventory tracking is also enhanced with an easy-to-read display that allows for real-time fiber tracking. The system accommodates a broad range of concrete reinforcement fiber types, and can operate at a wide range of feed rates.
Job site safety is also enhanced with the Voyager, as it eliminates the need to climb stairs or ladders to introduce fibers into the concrete mix. This automated solution allows contractors to better deploy their personnel on other hands-on job site tasks.
Forta Rover – Volumetric Mobile Fiber Dispenser
Forta Rover is a fiber dispensing solution specifically designed to be mounted directly on volumetric concrete trucks. The dispenser is available in single or double bobbin units, and the motor speed can be easily regulated to achieve different fiber feed rates.
The Rover’s compact size makes it very easy to install. It is easy to load and operate and each bobbin contains 42 pounds of fiber. The Rover provides extremely accurate dispersing, and the dosing rates can be adjusted to meet specific concrete application requirements. The automatic chopping mechanism allows for better control of the fiber, assuring the precise amount and rate is achieved.