BOMAG's connection app networks all job site rollers, provides full compaction control
BOMAG displayed and demonstrated its new BOMAP Connect app at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023. The BOMAP Connect app provides networked control and documentation of all rollers working on the job site. The app is capable of working with all brands of rollers. All compaction data collected by BOMAP Connect is cloud-based, so compaction documentation can be quickly accessed from a computer or mobile device from anywhere an internet connection is available.
An operator activates the BOMAP app from an Android tablet or smartphone from a BOMAG roller, and the app connects with the machine's interface and registers its parameters. All compaction passes are then automatically recorded. If required by job specification, the interface can connect with BOMAG's Joblink via Bluetooth, and in addition to roller passes, the system also records the Evib value, asphalt temperature, and vibration frequency and amplitude of the BOMAG rollers and adds the data to the documentation.
For other roller brands in the fleet connected to the networked job site, BOMAP Connect logs and transmits the number of passes, generating a pass map for the entire site. By equipping the rollers with an optional high-precision antenna, GPS reception is maximized to further increase documentation accuracy, especially helpful when working in urban areas or in poor weather conditions.
All rolling data collected from the site are combined in real-time in the cloud application and displayed as a coloured map in Google Maps. The coloured areas indicate where compaction has already been achieved and where it is still necessary. Compaction visualization for the entire site allows roller operators to see which areas have already been compacted, the degree of compaction, and the position on the tracked section.
BOMAP Connect enables all roller operators to achieve ideal compaction in the minimum number of passes. This, in turn, reduces fuel consumption, lowers operating costs, and increases roller efficiency.
BOMAP Connect enhances the parallel planning of different projects within BOMAP, including construction site planning. Using 3D planning data combined with online map services, the system makes it possible to specify all relevant core project parameters and to plan the construction process in detail. Project planners can input compaction specification details – either the number of roller passes or soil compaction value – and the deployed rollers display these project parameters when connected.
BOMAP Connect can transmit the final project parameters to the mobile devices of the roller operators, supervisors, and site managers. Project changes can be uploaded to the program and quickly be transmitted to the field. Once the project is completed, this data is archived for record keeping.
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