MUNICH, Germany – Thousands of visitors reviewed Ammann’s innovative products at bauma 2019 in Munich, held from 8-14 April. More than 100 Ammann products were on display at the trade show, including many new offerings. Ammann also commemorated its 150th anniversary at the event.
“Bauma 2019 gave us an excellent opportunity to share this milestone with our global customers, partners and dealers,” said Hans-Christian Schneider, CEO of Ammann. “We will continue on our path of innovation to bring our global customers added value, increase their profitability, and remain their partners for many years to come.”
The Ammann stand was built on the theme of “Sustainability. Productivity. Connectivity.” Many product displays showcased Ammann’s commitment to this theme – and innovation as well.
It was a record year for bauma, with attendance of more than 620,000. The show had an international flavor as well, with attendees from more than 200 countries.
Many made their way to the Ammann stand, which was extremely busy throughout the fair. Hundreds of Ammann booth visitors rode to the top of the ABP Universal Asphalt-Mixing Plant, which offered a commanding view of the fairgrounds. Others were able to participate in a demo that tested their light compaction skills.
Ammann exhibited a new line of APH Hydrostatic Vibratory Plate Compactors, which replaced the current successful line of machines that are widely known for their power and reliability. The new hydrostatic plates retain the popular features of their predecessors while further reducing hand-arm vibration (HAV) levels and utilising the latest engine technology.
Other key features include ACE technology for advanced compaction and the triple-shaft exciter system, which keeps plate movement consistent and enables smooth travel – even through heavy, cohesive soils.
The new line of APR Reversible Vibratory Plate Compactors was also presented. The plates incorporate a low-vibration handle to help keep operators fresh, comfortable and productive.
The ARX 91 Articulated Tandem Roller utilises high compaction output to make quick work of thick or thin asphalt layers in fewer passes. The output is provided through a combination of drum dimensions, frequencies and amplitudes.
The machine features a highly efficient propulsion system that maximises traction, even on difficult jobsites. A smooth start/stop system improves quality when working on asphalt.
The Ammann ART 280 Hydrostatic Tyred Roller is available with engines that meet varied emissions levels. Ammann’s modular, easy-load ballasting system enables the machine weight to be adjusted from 9 tonnes to 28 tonnes in a single hour with the help of only a forklift. The compactor performs well on both asphalt and soil.
The new series of ARX Light Tandem Rollers from Ammann make it even easier for operators to work next to obstructions such as curbs. A new, maintenance-free articulation joint enables quick drum adjustment from in-line to offset configurations.
The compactors also include an intuitive dashboard layout, a redesign of the front and rear of the machine, a new LED light system and reduced sound levels. Also available are combination versions, which utilise steel drums in front and four pneumatic tyres in the rear.
The ARS 122 T3 Soil Compactor incorporates a Cummins BS-III engine, equivalent to a Tier 3. The basic machine weighs 10 tonnes and can be adjusted up to 11 tonnes. The ARS line features Ammann’s no-rear-axle concept, which provides exceptional traction and power on steep grades.
The ARP 95 ST5 Pivot-Steer Roller has a redesigned main frame that enables the machine to work as wide as 3070 mm when in an offset configuration. It is the widest working width of a roller of its size on the market. All service points can be accessed from the ground. Onboard diagnostics are part of the main display.
The ARS Series ST5 Soil Compactors offer exceptional compaction output, helping the machines reach goals in fewer passes – a significant cost-saver on jobsites. The control and information display is integrated into the steering wheel. Control is intuitive, boosting the productivity of less experienced operators.
Ammann Compaction Expert (ACE), the company’s proprietary Intelligent Compaction system, will be explained at the booth. ACE, the most basic system, uses LED lights to indicate that compaction progress is being made. ACEforce measures compaction and assigns specific values to progress through a digital interface. It can confirm that compaction targets have been met. ACEpro is the most advanced system. It measures compaction progress and allows instant and continual adjustment of amplitude and frequency – either automatically or manually.
CONCRETE AND ASPHALT PRODUCTS
Ammann ABC ValueTec Asphalt-Mixing Plants are built around providing efficiency – and ultimately reducing costs and thereby improving profits. The plants offer the lowest product life cycle cost of all products in their segment. Customisation enables the use of 25 per cent to 40 per cent recycled asphalt.
The transport-optimised CBT 130 TB Elba Concrete-Mixing Plant combines the advantages of quick relocation with large production capacity. The plant fits in two containerised transport units. Electric and pneumatic components are completely pre-installed.
The ABP Universal is a premium asphalt-mixing plant capable of producing mix with high percentages of RAP. It offers other sustainable efforts as well.
The RSS 120-M Shredder, Iron Separator and Screen is a mobile machine that prepares recycled asphalt for use in an asphalt-mixing plant. It is essentially a 3-in-1 machine with its ability to function as a shredder, iron separator and screen. The machine is the ideal solution for recycling asphalt that ranges in size from millings to larger pieces. The RSS 120-M can go from installation to production in as quickly as 30 minutes.
AFTER-SALES PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Amdurit®, Ammann’s proprietary mixing-plant wear-protection system, provides three times the service life of wear-resistant steel and protects valuable parts and components. The components last longer, which translates to fewer replacements and reduced labor and therefore lower costs. Overall plant uptime is improved as well.
Ammann retrofits enable older plants to access the latest technological and environmental improvements. Ammann has a tested retrofit process that costs a small fraction of the price of a new plant and is available for asphalt-mixing products made by Ammann and other manufacturers. Key benefits include environmental upgrades, technological improvements and an overall rejuvenated plant.
Ammann ServiceLink is a tool that provides machines owners with access to key information such as battery status, working hours, machine starts and maintenance details. The information is provided directly on the machine and can be accessed online or via the mobile app. ServiceLink is available for both light equipment and large rollers. It is effective for individual businesses as well as rental firms.
The Ammann service app provides access to ServiceLink and all the information it offers. The app also enables quick access to machine documentation, operator manuals and parts lists. It utilises GPS technology to help users find the nearest service Dealer.