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BOMAG highlights autonomous roller concept and electric machines at CONEXPO 2023

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A BOMAG ROBOMAG 2 autonomous concept roller BOMAG

BOMAG hopes to showcase the idea of "Building Better Roads" through the combination of sustainable machine design, equipment innovation, autonomous equipment, and advanced technologies at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023. The BOMAG exhibit will showcase over 40 machines, a new autonomous single drum roller model concept, and multiple new models from its zero-emissions e-PERFORMANCE line of compactors.

Beyond the electric models and autonomous concept, BOMAG will also showcase the ASPHALT MANAGER, BOMAP Connect, and Asphalt PRO technologies that help contractors deliver a finished job in fewer passes. The BOMAG Americas exhibit is in booth #C30221 in the Central Hall.

BOMAG's autonomous compaction conexpt

BOMAG will preview its vision for autonomous compaction at its exhibit. The ROBOMAG 2 concept roller on display is based on the BW 177 D smooth single drum compactor platform offering a 66.5-inch (1,690-millimetre) compaction width. The roller combines BOMAG proprietary building block technologies with GPS, Lidar, and position sensors to offer safe, fully autonomous operation. ROBOMAG offers remote control operation for loading/unloading as well as completing manually entered movement patterns. 

A BOMAG BW 100 AD e-5 electric tandem roller BOMAG

BOMAG's zero-emission, electric equipment showcased at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

BOMAG's zero-emission, battery-electric compactors match their conventional model counterparts for performance, while relying on technology that helps protect the operator and residents nearby the construction zone as well as the environment.

The CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibit will feature three new models from the BOMAG e-PERFORMANCE line, including a tamper, single direction plate, and tandem ride-on roller. The battery-powered BOMAG BT 60 e tamper combines eco-friendliness with operator comfort. The tamper charges easily without tools, and an optional quick charger allows for the battery to charge in less than two hours.

A BOMAG BT 60 e tamper BOMAG

Whether compacting soils or asphalt, the new BP 18/45 e single direction plate is a climate-friendly, all-around compactor that uses the same battery as the BT 60 e. It can be used in deep trenches, buildings, or tunnels to compact up to 10-inch (25-centimetre) lifts of gravel/sand plus up to 8-inch (20-centimetre) mixed soil lifts. Its optional water tank for asphalt compaction features efficient tool-free operation. 

The design of the new BW 100 AD e-5 tandem roller features two long-life rechargeable batteries that provide enough power needed for a typical workday. Two electric motors independently control the drum vibration and travel/steering, so only one motor is needed for travel mode to conserve power. Perfect for working at night or in urban areas with its low noise/zero emissions operation, the BW 100 AD e-5 offers a 39.4-inch (1-metre) drum width, 3,900/3,3360 vpm (65/60 Hz) drum frequency, and 0.020-inch amplitude.


BOMAG's new rollers, technologies, pavers, and cold planers

BOMAG's new BW 120 SLC-5 combination roller on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG features 1.97-inch (50-millimetre) crab steering to efficiently move around buildings and other obstructions. The machine utilizes intelligent vibration control (IVC) to alert the operator in real time when ideal compaction is achieved to save passes and eliminate guesswork. Its front vibratory steel drum provides a 47.2-inch (1.2-metre) working width while four rear smooth tires provide ideal kneading.

Three BOMAG ride-on rollers – the BW 161 ADO-5 tandem and single drum BW 211 DH-5 and BW 219 DH-5 – are displayed with the BOMAP Connect digital compaction control system. BOMAP Connect offers networked control and documentation of all machines involved in the compaction process, regardless of brand, across the entire site. This allows the site to be optimized, saving up to 30 percent on roller passes, cutting costs, and lowering CO2 emissions. 

In addition to BOMAP Connect, the highway-class BW 174 AP-5 AM and BW 206 AD-5 AM tandem rollers in the BOMAG booth feature ASPHALT MANAGER. ASPHALT MANAGER vectors drum vibration from true vertical to horizontal, helping the novice operator to achieve the same results as a seasoned veteran. Requiring only the asphalt lift thickness to be entered, compaction force is automatically adjusted relative to material thickness and temperature, and vibration direction is automatically matched to the roller's travel direction to prevent ripples in the mat. 

The exhibit includes 20 tandem, pneumatic, and single drum ride-on rollers. The heavy tandem BW 161 ADO-5 features the BOMAG exclusive TanGO Tangential Oscillation compaction technology, for the compaction of joints on bridges or around buildings. The BOMAG pneumatic rollers feature flexible weight adjustments and pivoting axles. The single drum rollers on display offer compaction widths from 47.2 to 83.9 inches (1,200 to 2,130 millimetres), smooth and padfoot drum designs.

From the full line of BOMAG pavers, the commercial BF 200, 8-foot (2.4-metre) CR 820 Series and 10-foot (3.0-metre) CR 1030 highway class pavers will be featured in the exhibit. The BF 200 paver fits into the cut of a 4-foot (1.2-metre) cold planer to boost mill-and-fill paving efficiency. Meanwhile, the wheeled CR 1030 offers paving widths reaching 30 feet (4.0 metres) wide for efficiently paving the mainline. 

A BOMAG 2200/65 cold planer BOMAG

Rounding out the equipment display are the recently introduced BOMAG BM 2200/65 and BM 1200/35-2 cold milling machines, offering 86.6-inch (2,200-millimetre) and 47.3-inch (1,200-millimetre) maximum cutting widths respectively at depths reaching 13 inches (330 millimetres). The BM 2200/65 is equipped with BOMAG's ION DUST SHIELD to reduce fine dust and particulate matter generated by the milling process. The ION DUST SHIELD also turns captured fine dust into course dust, improving environmental safety on job sites. 

BOMAG recyclers and stabilizers can handle a broad range of applications from soil stabilization at construction sites, landfills, and dam projects to recycling asphalt parking lots, roadways, and highways. The display includes a range of BOMAG RS machines from the 39,000-pound (17,690-kilogram) BOMAG RS 360 with its 78.9-inch (2,000-millimetre) working width to the 643.7-horsepower (480-kW) RS 650 model recycling/stabilizing a 94.5-inch (2,400-millimetre) width in a single pass. The RS 650 features BOMAG's FLEXMIX technology that delivers ideal mixing results in both forward and reverse travel directions to improve operating flexibility.

Booth visitors will have a chance to preview BOMAG's ASPHALT PRO cloud-based site planning and management technology. The site planning technology helps companies plan, optimize, and digitally document the entire paving process in real time. The software calculates mix requirements, communicates with the asphalt plant, determines the fastest route to the construction site, and passes process changes to plant personnel and truck drivers.

Beyond the new e-PERFORMANCE models on display, BOMAG's range of light equipment compaction solutions exhibited includes vibratory tampers, single direction and reversible plates, and light tandem rollers. The display includes the BOMAG BMP 8500 articulated, radio remote-controlled, multipurpose compactor, delivering ideal compaction results in trench, sewer, and pipeline applications.

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