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  Power Floats are the finishing equipments. They are meant for leveling and finishing of the freshly laid concrete base. It squeezes out the excess moisture so that the concrete can set properly. It works just like a trowel which is used for the same purpose but requires intensive labor. The concrete need to be finished in time before it sets hence comes the requirement of fast execution. It was invented by concrete finisher Morwin Whiteman in 1929, as the labour was fed up of finishing the concrete bed while sitting on their knees. They works like flowing on the surface as if they are floating hence the name ‘Float’.  They are used for the pedestrians, floor surfaces, etc. Power Floats Kapil Kawatra B. Arch V year, 0308881020  Components PAN: it consists of blade set and guard ring, it is then attached to the motor Blades: They do the work of the trowel. They are of galvanized iron. Their size (dia) depends on the application, larger the size smoother will be the surface. They are changeable. They are attached to the motor. In one set there are 4 to 5 blades attached to motor. There are one or two sets of blade depending on the application. They are of various gauges ranging from 10 to 14 Guard Ring It is provided around the blades to provide any accident or blades colliding into side by walls. Kapil Kawatra B. Arch V year, 0308881020  Motor: It’s the main component fro providing the power to the machine for rotating the blades. They are of various companies including Honda. Motors are considered by their capacity and RPM, more the RPM smoother will be the surface. Generally 125  ARM: It is attached to the guard ring for directing the movement. It is attached opposite the direction of movement in case of edger and pedestrians float. In case of ride on floats it is attached to the guard ring and is available next to operators seat for operations. Controls: In case of ride on power floats, the controls are provided next to the operators seat. They are for direction speed, motor RPM. Proximity of all basic controls provides the utmost in safety and convenience It has handle on the arm which adjusts the angle of the blades. Seat : Its is required for the operator (in case of ride on Power Floats) Kapil Kawatra B. Arch V year, 0308881020  Types EDGER: They are walk behind power floats. They are used for edges which are not easily approachable with bigger diameter blades. They are for rounded sides or right angles It consists of a set of four blades attached to the motor. The diameter of blade set is 24” and of 14 gauge. Size 4.5” x 9”  Steel rods are attached to it working as arm. The rod has handle attached to it for holding which also has motor controls located aside. They are ideal for small area pours but are also designed to run along walls It generally runs on a 4HP engine. One complete unit weighs approx 50kgs. Kapil Kawatra B. Arch V year, 0308881020

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