Wirtgen has introduced the SP 102i inset slipform paver with specific design to meet the needs of North American construction projects. Paving widths from 16 to 40 feet can handle applications such as road construction or rehab, airport infrastructure, and paving in industrial and residential areas.
An extended maximum working width makes the SP 102i the ideal choice for even more paving projects. Thanks to its fully modular construction concept, the machine can be quickly and easily adapted to meet the requirements of different construction sites by adding or removing required modules. In addition, the design concept ensures that all components - including the spreader plow and super smoother - can remain mounted on the machine during transport. This means that the inset slipform paver takes less time to set up prior to commencing work.
Efficient engine management also contributes to economical operation of the machine. When the user selects ECO Mode, the power management system automatically adjusts the engine speed based on horsepower required, and in turn, reduces fuel consumption. ECO mode ensures that the US EPA Tier 4 Final, 231 kW (310 HP), high-performance diesel engine always runs at optimal speed.
The operator's platform is ergonomically designed to provide an ideal overview of the entire construction site and a hydraulically height-adjustable canopy protects the operator against sun and rain. The user interface of the SP 102i features state-of-the-art control panels with language-independent graphic labeling of all control elements. These are identical on all Wirtgen slipform pavers, which reduces the need for training and familiarization of operators working for the first time with the various models. At the same time, the ergonomic layout of the control elements reduces the operator's workload and promotes higher productivity.
In the paving process, the SP 102i draws on consistently proven Wirtgen technology. For example, the oscillating super smoother ensures high surface quality of the up to 18-inch thick concrete layers. These can have crown profiles with a cross slope of up to 3 percent. As an additional option, two side dowel bar inserters place anchors into the fresh concrete to prevent adjacent lanes drifting apart. The machine is equipped with hydraulic vibrators to assure high-quality compaction. They evenly compact the concrete and ensure a homogeneous structure, producing high paving quality. In addition to the 18 factory-fitted hydraulic connections for vibrators, and as an additional option, the inset slipform paver can also be equipped for the connection of 24 or 30 hydraulic vibrators for greater working widths.
In order to satisfy the most stringent demands regarding profile precision on roads and paved areas, the SP 102i is fitted with a field-proven 3D interface. This can be used in combination with a 3D system and total stations from various providers for the realization of extremely precise paving results based on pre-determined planning data. In many cases, this makes paving more precise and economical than with the conventional leveling and steering method or stringline paving.
With WITOS FleetView, the SP 102i also provides remote support for machine fleet managers. This telematics solution from the Wirtgen Group makes fleet management easier and increases machine availability by timely identification, planning and execution of required maintenance and servicing. At the same time, WITOS FleetView enables access not only to positioning and machine data, but also to all status information such as, for example, the current fuel level.