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NEW PRODUCT -- Bolt Locking Pipe Floats

Terri Carruth, left, describes the Rotonics products to a customer at the AGG1 2009 conference in March.

Terri Carruth, left, describes the Rotonics products to a customer at the AGG1 2009 conference in March.

The float is pictured up close and installed in a series on a pipe.

The float is pictured up close and installed in a series on a pipe.

Rotonics Manufacturing Inc. has introduced an improved Bolt Locking Standard Pipe Float series for its customers in the dredging, construction, mining and aggregate industries.

Available in 11 sizes, these pipe floats provide flotation for pipelines or hoses ranging from six to 26 inches, and feature strong, double-walled, recessed, molded-in bolt channels. Their field performance has received positive reviews for their simple assembly, durability, and secure attachment.

Rotonics Rivers and Waterways Sales Engineer Terri Carruth attributes these products’ high demand to their more convenient redesign. The original models, she said, used strap attachments which were cumbersome to install and did not hold up as well in harsh water conditions. Attaching the floats to a pipeline or hose via a bolt lock eliminates the need to perform often difficult strap adjustments and ensures an easy yet secure attachment to pipelines.

Rotonics’ pipe and line floats are all made with high-impact, UV-stabilized polyethylene. Their interiors con­tain two-pound-dens­ity polyurethane foam that exceeds the United States Coast Guard’s regulations for buoyancy. Bolt Lock­ing Floats resist chemical and fuel corrosion as well as freezing temperatures, and can be custom engineered to fit specific needs.

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