VÖGELE screeds bring quality to the road

With the VÖGELE paver portfolio, users are able to satisfy virtually every asphalt paving requirement. The screed portfolio is correspondingly diverse: It includes twelve models in up to five different compaction variants.

High model diversity

They can handle working widths between 0.5 m and 18 m and layer thicknesses from a few centimeters to half a meter: Fixed-width screeds are VÖGELE's core competence. Whether a sidewalk or a cycle path is being built, whether a municipal road is to be resurfaced or a freeway requires high performance and precision - VÖGELE road pavers and fixed-width screeds allow paving teams to meet a wide variety of requirements.

Where flexibility is required and pave widths change frequently and quickly, pavers are equipped with screeds featuring variable extensions (AB). Fixed-width screeds (SB) are valued by asphalt experts for their high-rigidity and working width, especially in long-distance road construction. The paving specialist also responds to regional market requirements with special screeds; for the North American market in particular, it offers the VF and VR screeds.

Common to all screeds is the proven screed electrical heating system. It brings all parts in contact with the material, such as the screed plate and the compaction units, up to temperature quickly and evenly. VÖGELE also focuses on simple and intuitive operation. Operation is via the ErgoBasic operating consoles for Classic Line pavers and via the ErgoPlus 3 screed consoles for Premium Line pavers. Both operating concepts are based on the same principle, namely to make work easier and to allow switching between different screeds without the need for familiarization.

Extending screed (left) and Fixed-width screed (right) from VÖGELE: The company offers the SUPER road paver, its technological flagship, in twelve different model variants.

Extending screeds: Variable with system

VÖGELE extending screeds are particularly adaptable, making them ideal for paving in varying widths and on winding roads. VÖGELE extending screeds are particularly versatile, so they are able to cope with changing widths and uneven road surfaces. The operating principle of all extending screeds is the single-tube telescoping system. Even at maximum extension, the three-part large-diameter telescopic tube is firmly anchored at half its length - and thus optimally stabilized.

High flexibility: Extending screeds from VÖGELE are extremely versatile and can even be used for paving widths that change frequently and quickly.

Fixed-width screeds: Full width, strong performer

Fixed-width screeds are synonymous with high-quality, plane results. This is possible because they are characterized by high stiffness. This allows them to pave surface layers seamlessly in widths of up to 18 m. With hydraulically extendable attachments, even fixed-width screeds can be varied in width by up to 1.25 m to either side.

Extreme rigidity: Fixed-width screeds from VÖGELE permit high laying rates and paving widths of up to 18 m.

Proven compaction technology

VÖGELE offers its screeds in different compaction variants: The suffix V denotes screeds with a vibration compacting unit, TV denotes an additional Tamper, and TP1 and TP2 denote high-compaction screeds with one or two pressure bars. This makes it possible for the specialist to serve the customer's individual requirements. For example, some of the SUPER screeds in the mini and compact class and the VF and VR screeds for North America are only equipped with vibration, while other markets mainly utilize the TV version, i.e. also with a tamper.

Screeds with hydraulic tamper stroke adjustment

The tamper actively compacts the mix under the screed plate, thus ensuring high precompaction of the asphalt layer. A correctly set tamper is of key importance for the compaction result and for the floating behavior of screeds. Adjusting the tamper stroke mechanically is very time-consuming, so it is often not adjusted at all. To avoid this, VÖGELE has developed the hydraulic tamper stroke adjuster. It enables operators to easily set the optimum tamper stroke for paving jobs at the press of a button: With the latest screeds, the tamper stroke is changed to 4 or 8 mm at the push of a button on the control panel.

Pressure bars for up to 98 % compaction

Hydraulically actuated impulse pressure bars are at the heart of high-compaction technology. With this technology, the TP1, TP2 and TP2 Plus, fixed-width screeds achieve maximum compaction. The AB 500 TP2 Plus and AB 600 TP2 Plus constitute the most powerful fixed-width screeds. They are primarily used in the InLine Pave train. With this method of resurfacing, the surface layer immediately follows the binding layer. Here, the high-compaction screed compacts the binder layer with values of up to 98% - but without rolling.

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