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Wirtgen showcased a complete concrete paving train comprising the new WPS 102i placer/spreader, an SP 94i slipform paver, and a TCM 180i texture curing machine at the World of Concrete 2020 expo in the US.

When road surfaces and paths are paved over pre-placed steel rebar, concrete can often only be supplied to the machine from the side. The placer/spreader, the leading machine in a paving train, travels over the pre-placed steel rebar ahead of the slipform paver and the texture curing machine. A truck feeds the concrete from the side, and the placer/spreader then evenly distribute­s it across the entire working width.

The new WPS 102i is Wirtgen’s latest addition to its range of two-track placer/ spreaders. The concrete can be placed for working widths from 12 to 40 feet (4 to 12 m) at thicknesse­s of up to 20 inches (500 mm).

With a fully modular machine design with standard hydraulic quick-change couplings, the WPS 102i can be as quickly and easily reconfigur­ed as its “little brother”, the WPS 62i. This ensures fast transport from job to job and maximum machine availabili­ty. The WPS 102i can be precisely controlled by stringline scanning, stringless 3D applicatio­ns, or Autopilot 2.0 from Wirtgen.

The SP 94i is a fully modular, 32-ft (10-meter) class inset slipform paver that can be used for in the constructi­on of wide roads and highways, airport aprons, taxiways, and runways. The 4-track paver can be fitted with the Telemold reconfigur­ation method, which enables fast and flexible alteration of the working width by up to 3 feet (1 m) on each side, resulting in an overall increase of 6 feet (2 m). Short reconfigur­ation times mean that paving contractor­s can look forward to high machine availabili­ty and utilizatio­n rates.

In addition to the quick-change elements of the mold, the Telemold is also equipped with a quick-change system for the metering gate and vibrator mountings. This means that crews can pave and reconfigur­e the working width all on the same day. The system can be fitted to SP 64i, SP 94i, and SP 124i slipform pavers.

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