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ACBe battery-powered backpack wins 2020 Most Innovative Product Award

The votes are in and industry experts have chosen Wacker Neuson’s internal vibrator with replaceable battery as a backpack system ACBe as a Most Innovative Product (MIP) for 2020. The annual award program honors innovative products designed for all segments of the concrete industry.

The nominated products are showcased to World of Concrete attendees, readers of Concrete Construction magazine and visitors to concreteconstruction.net. The battery-powered internal vibrator received the Experts Choice MIP award in the Concrete Construction Equipment category. The Experts Choice award is determined by an invited group of industry professionals who review all the nominees.

The powerful lithium-ion battery is inserted in a converter backpack (ACBe). The operator thus carries the power source directly when working, eliminating the need for long power cables. In large areas in particular, this saves the operator a great deal of time compared to cabled internal vibrators where the internal vibrators or converter have to be moved to a closer power source. In addition, the operator can move around freely, because he does not have to pay attention to cables or protection hoses lying around. This offers an additional safety aspect, especially when working on scaffolding and formwork. Safety risks from power cables in wet concrete are also completely eliminated.