The Wirtgen Group to focus on sustainable solutions across all brands at bauma 2022
More than 90 exhibits and 33 world premieres on display for the Wirtgen Group
In Munich, the Wirtgen Group is presenting sustainable solutions for the road construction industry. The Wirtgen Group is appearing at the event together with John Deere. Their shared motto for this year's Bauma is: "The Future in Roadbuilding – Smart. Safe. Sustainable."
Focus on sustainable road construction
The Wirtgen Group supports and assists users in fast and cost-efficient ways, with the continuously growing demands for infrastructure and the fulfillment of specific criteria relating to environmental protection and the safety of humanity and nature. These include solutions not only for individual machines and their engine and drive train technologies, but also for complete production systems in the road construction sector.
Separate exhibition area for smart production systems
The Wirtgen Group provides solutions for the entire road construction process chain, and the group is presenting a cross-section of them in a dedicated special exhibition area at its booth. Visitors from all areas of the industry can gain insights into how users can sustainably and cost-effectively see their road construction projects through the interplay of construction equipment and technical solutions from the Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann, and Benninghoven brands.
Digitization as a driver of safety and sustainability
Alongside machine efficiency and alternative applications and methods, digitization, and connected system solutions are important drivers in the development of the overall road construction process chain. In the Technology Zone, the Wirtgen Group is showing application-specific technologies as well as digital solutions and technologies.
The Wirtgen Group's sustainability strategy
Sustainability is a mainstay of the Wirgen Group's strategy. As a part of the John Deere Construction and Forestry Division, the sustainability goals of the Wirtgen Group make a contribution to the overall strategy. For instance, a significant reduction of the emissions of transporting and operating machines and the overall activities at the group's production facilities and sites is expected by 2030. At the same time, the Wirtgen Group anticipates a continuous increase in the number of sustainable machine and technology solutions by 2026. Visitors to the Wirtgen Group booth can learn more about the group's sustainability targets in a special exhibition on the roof terrace of the Technology Zone.
Premieres from the Wirtgen Group's brands
The Wirtgen Group's commitment to sustainability is also shown in the world premieres and innovations presented by its product brands.
For instance, the mill assist machine control system now assures sustainable and efficient machine operation in the new generation of compact milling machines from Wirtgen. With the KMA 240i cold recycling mixing plant, it is now not only possible to produce high-quality mixes from recycled construction materials, but also cement-treated base layers.
That Vögele sees green as much more than the colour of the paintwork of its machines, is demonstrated by the company's new Dash 5 generation of road pavers. Also on display are the SUPER 1900-5(i) and SUPER 2100-5(i) highway class pavers and the latest generation of the AB 500 and AB 600 extending screeds.
In the future, electrically-powered HD CompactLine tandem rollers from Hamm offers zero-emission compaction. The e-tandem rollers are the ideal solution in all areas where compaction work must be particularly quiet. As, in many cases, low vibration levels are also specified, the compaction specialist is also presenting an e-combination roller with oscillation alongside e-vibration and e-oscillation rollers.
The drive system of the new MOBIREX MR 130 (i) PRO mobile impact crusher from Kleemann is also fully electric. Thanks to the option for connection to an external power supply, the plant enables materials processing with low energy consumption per ton of the final product.
Among the highlights being shown by Benninghoven is the REVOC system for the sustainable batch production of asphalt in mixing plants. The EVO JET multi-fuel burner can now also generate heat from regenerative fuels such as "Biomass to Liquid" (BtL) and wood dust, both of which have a neutral carbon footprint. Benninghoven also offers electrically heated bitumen tanks for carbon neutral storage of bitumen.
The Wirtgen Group is also showing the iNova 2000 asphalt mixing plant from Ciber for the global market for the first time. For markets that use both continuous and batch processing, Ciber complements the market-specific asphalt mixing plant portfolio as the sixth product brand of the Wirtgen Group.
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