Rebar Tying with MAX Wire Tying Guns and KODI KLIP Tools is Faster, Safer, Better Rebar Connecting
Traditionally, manual tie wire pliers and tie wire wheels have been used to hand pull, wrap, twist, and cut rebar tie wire around two or more concrete reinforcing bars in precast concrete, tilt-up concrete, and cast-in-place concrete applications.
Rebar tying requires a rodbuster to use both hands and make rapid and repetitive hand, wrist, and forearm movements while the rodworker grips the tie wire pliers while tying rebar cages and rebar grids. Hand tying rebar increases the chance of a serious injury like carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as other repetitive motion disorders (MSDs) and injuries such as cuts and abrasions. Further, an unsupported, round-shouldered working position when twisting the tie wire pliers on ground level rebar mats and rebar foundations increases the risk of back pain and injury, resulting in serious wear and tear on the body – the job is literally backbreaking.
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Automatic Rebar Tying Reduces Hand Tying Rebar Injuries
The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) compared the hazards of tying rebar by hand and using automatic rebar tying powered tools during the construction of a freeway bridge deck.
They found that rebar connecting tools such as the MAX Rebar Tier and KODI Klipper Gun significantly reduced hand, wrist, and forearm injuries while allowing workers to use a free hand to support their trunk (and thereby reduce back disorders) when making mechanical rebar connections. In addition, the Construction Safety Association of Ontario (CSAO) performed a similar study to determine the potential reduction in the risk of musculoskeletal injuries to rodworkers when using a mechanical rebar connector. The study resulted in almost identical findings – the manual practice of hand tying rebar using pliers and wire not only involved injury causing sustained deep trunk bending and dangerous rapid and repetitive hand and wrist movements, but also significantly slowed production.
KODI Klip Guns and MAX Rebar Tiers have been proven to be so important in reducing injuries and improving overall productivity that rebar ironworkers increasingly support their use on every job, because both union and non-union contractors benefit from reduced Workman’s Comp modification factors. Wherever rebar is used to strengthen the structural integrity of concrete (to increase tensile strength for bending and stretching) in Precast Concrete, Prestressed Concrete, Tilt-Up Concrete, and Cast-In-Place/On-site Concrete Applications, the MAX System for faster rebar tying and the KODI System for fast, rigid rebar joining are on the job.
AIRMATIC Provides the Solution to Rebar Tying Injuries
AIRMATIC, with over 50-years of experience in the precast concrete industry and more than 60-years in the construction industry, immediately recognized the safety and productivity benefits value that MAX and KODI Rebar Connecting Tools would bring to the concrete construction industry.
In 1993, we became one of the first – and now the nation’s largest – stocking distributor of MAX Rebar Tiers and MAX Rebar Tie Wire. In 2013, AIRMATIC introduced the concrete market to another innovative product, the KODI KLIP Rebar Fastening System. The KODI System not only connects rebar faster, safer, and stronger than any other method but does it with heavy-duty polycarbonate rebar klips rather than tie wire so it can be used with any type of rebar including epoxy coated, FRP and GFRP – and we are now the nation's largest stocking distributor of KODI Tools and USA/Imperial and Metric Klips.
AIRMATIC Ships MAX & KODI Tool, Tie Wire & Klip Orders Same Day
AIRMATIC maintains the nation’s largest inventory of every model of MAX and KODI Tools, and every size and type of MAX Tie Wire and KODI Klips, plus the MAX and KODI repair parts and accessories needed to keep your tools running at peak efficiency.
Because we ship most orders the same day they are received (Standard cut off: 4pm ET) you can reduce your inventory by utilizing ours.
AIRMATIC Repairs MAX & KODI Power Tools
We are a MAX and KODI KLIP Tool & Gun Authorized Service Center.
We not only have trained, experienced mechanics, but also use all the calibration and test equipment required to bring a worn or damaged tool back to new tool standards. When your MAX & KODI Tools & Guns need repair or complete rebuilding, you can count on AIRMATIC for fast, professional service – guaranteed.
Rebar Cutting with MAX & HK PORTER Power Tools
HK PORTER has been manufacturing industrial rebar cutters since 1880 and their rebar cutting tools have earned a worldwide reputation for quality, strength and durability.
The HK PORTER 9190C and 9290C Pneumatic Rebar Cutters are designed to proficiently handle rebar cutting up to #5 Rebar. The MAX PJRC160 Cordless Rebar Cutter provides the fastest cutting speed on the market – it cuts #5 Rebar 60% faster than competitive models. Additionally, the Rebar Cutter Head rotates 360° to easily cut rebar from any angle, and the high capacity lithium-ion battery makes 170 rebar cuts per charge – the highest in its class.
We invite you to call our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives to place your order, or, if you need technical support for an existing or new application or if you have problems with MAX or KODI equipment talk with one of our Concrete Product Managers or Sales Engineers. "Helping Producers Excel!" is our motto – and we walk-the-talk.
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