Wirtgen at Intermat 2018 – Innovative technologies provide quality in the road construction cycle
Wirtgen is continuously developing its core technologies, products and application processes to ensure quality standards are met and that customers can operate economically. At the Intermat 2018, Wirtgen, the specialists in cold milling, concrete paving, cold recycling and soil stabilization, will be presenting a cross-section of its comprehensive solutions for road construction and rehabilitation.
Soil stabilization: Creating solid foundations
Soil stabilization is key to restoring soil bearing capacity and quality when preparing road construction projects. The mobile wheeled soil stabilizer WR 200i is employed in large-scale applications, for example, whereas the tractor-towed stabilizer WS 250 is used for smaller projects. Both Wirtgen soil stabilizers and Streumaster's binding agent spreaders, such as the SW 18 SC, complement each other perfectly.
Concrete paving: Economically efficient with limitless applications
Wirtgen offers mature processes for facilitating the construction of heavy-duty motorways, airport runways, and smaller roads using inset concrete paving or for monolithic concrete profiles using offset concrete paving. In Paris, Wirtgen will be presenting the SP 15i offset slipform paver. The offset mold used for different profiles is highly flexible. It can be positioned on either side of the machine or inside and outside the machine frame. This enables it to cover an extensive range of applications from concrete safety barrier to curbs and gutters to special profiles, including those for agricultural operations. The SP 15i is also easy to transport due to its compact design.
Cold milling: Precision when removing and granulating road pavements
Cold milling is one of the first measures taken in the structural maintenance of a road or traffic surface. Thanks to the most modern milling and levelling technology, Wirtgen milling machines are able to mill off a complete road surface or just individual pavement layers, i.e. top and bottom layers and binder course. They provide an even, true-to-profile base for the construction of a new surface course. In addition, milling individual pavement layers enables the material to be reclaimed in a selective process and separated into different mix types.
The W 210 XP – featuring its cabin option – is the latest model in the large cold milling machine series and is celebrating its trade fair debut at Intermat. The enormous engine power paired with application-optimized machine transport weight, sets the bar high in this machine class. The compact milling machine W 150 CFi with the new 1.80 m milling drum unit will also make its debut. It allows customers even more flexibility in a wide variety of applications.
Cold recycling: Alternative high quality road rehabilitation method
Roads subject to continual, heavy loads frequently show signs of damage in the subgrade. The entire structure of the road has to be reconstructed to repair the damage. Wirtgen is a pioneer of cold recycling and has played a key role in shaping this economic and environmentally-friendly technology, which completely reuses and cost-effectively treats the reclaimed material. Ancillary equipment like the laboratory compressor WLV 1, the laboratory-scale foamed bitumen plant WLB 10 S and the laboratory compactor WLM 30 complement the Wirtgen machine program for cold recycling.