NAVITRONIC® Plus, the new VÖGELE system for 3D machine control, stood the test in practice.
On the contract for new construction of the L546 highroad by-passing the
village of St. Leon-Rot, Germany, NAVITRONIC® Plus, the new VÖGELE
system for 3D machine control, stood the test summa cum laude. Though
the job included tight bends and several changes in transverse profile,
the SUPER 1900-2 on the scene there worked fully automatically. All that
remained to be done by the paving team was monitor the laying work’s
progress and co-ordinate the feed of the paver with mix.
“AutoSet Plus” functions and their specific advantages.
RoadNews: Mr Felchner, you are Head of Applications Technology at JOSEPH
VÖGELE AG. What in your view are the main practical advantages that the
two “AutoSet Plus” functions have for the user?
In many countries, paving binder and
surface courses with conventional pre-spraying of emulsion is standard
practice when rehabilitating roads. Normally, an emulsion of bitumen and
water is applied to the milled base by spray bars and the water allowed
to evaporate overnight. This is known as “breaking” of the emulsion.
Quality in focus with VÖGELE RoadScan
Making quality measurable is one of the major challenges for contractors
and clients worldwide. In road construction, it is particularly
important to verify that a constant temperature of the freshly paved
asphalt has been maintained, as this is a key criterion for ensuring the
quality and durability of roads. As a result, the significance of
area-wide temperature monitoring is currently on the rise in an
increasing number of markets. With the non-contacting RoadScan
temperature measurement system, VÖGELE provide an innovative and
economical solution for the road construction sector.
The innovative process management solution to enhance quality and efficiency in road construction
In many countries, construction companies are hired to rehabilitate existing roads much more frequently than to build new ones.
WITOS Paving is the innovative VÖGELE solution for optimizing processes
in road construction. The system already has a proven track record in
practical applications. Now VÖGELE are further enhancing the system’s
practical performance with additional functions.
The telematics solution from the WIRTGEN GROUP – WITOS FleetView – puts
users and operators ahead of the game thanks to predictive fleet
management. The southern German contractor, GSI-Asphalt are a prime
example of how this works.