WIRTGEN AutoPilot Offers Stringless Slipform Paving

The WIRTGEN AutoPilot™ – an innovative stringless control system for use with WIRTGEN SP 15/SP 15i and SP 25/25i concrete slipform pavers – offers reduced costs of construction, faster setup times, and enhanced accuracy for paving projects.

At World of Concrete 2016, AutoPilot was demonstrated at an outdoor stand, mounted on a WIRTGEN SP 25i paver.

AutoPilot is a user-friendly, cost-effective control system for poured-in-place concrete profiles, such as curbs, safety barriers or slabs. AutoPilot is a GPS-based system that ensures highest precision and optimum efficiency in slipform paving, regardless of whether straight profiles or highly complex curved paths are being poured

The proprietary WIRTGEN AutoPilot control system gives construction companies a distinct competitive edge, as it bypasses the need to establish a digital terrain model. That’s because programming is completed by using a rover pole to capture coordinates or by simply using the jobsite plans. This means a surveyor is not required.

The AutoPilot system utilizes a computer integrated in the machine, as well as a control panel that allows intuitive operation. For course control, two machine-mounted GPS receivers communicate with an additional GPS reference station positioned on-site. For precise grade control, a laser, ultrasonic sensor or total station is used. The machine control software is a proprietary WIRTGEN development.

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For further information, please contact:

Wirtgen America, Inc.
Ken Snover
6030 Dana Way
Antioch, TN 37013

Phone: 615-501-0600
Fax: 615-501-0691
email: Ken.Snover@wirtgen-group.com

BACKGROUNDER

WIRTGEN AMERICA Inc., Nashville, is the North American headquarters of the WIRTGEN GROUP, the single-source marketer of the world's most technologically advanced lines of asphalt reclaiming/recycling, concrete slipform, and surface mining equipment from WIRTGEN, asphalt and soil compactors from HAMM, asphalt pavers from VÖGELE, and construction materials processing equipment from KLEEMANN.

Reinhard Wirtgen, founder of WIRTGEN GROUP, was honored as one of the "Top 100 Private Sector Transportation Design & Construction Professionals of the 20th Century" by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

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