Gomaco to debut new tech at World of Concrete

Gomaco will showcase its latest curb and gutter technology at World of Concrete 2018.

Gomaco’s Commander III can now slipform a 61 cm radius. As well, the Commander IIIx with G+ control system incorporates rotary sensor slew drives on each of the three tracks, sensor leg positioning and independent travel circuits to each track to allow tight radius slipforming.

Gomaco’s software engineers have developed a new Xtreme radius software bundle to make slipforming a tight radius on stringline easier than ever before. The operator simply programs the size of the radius into the G+ controller and as the Commander IIIx approaches the radius, the operator activates the radius program, and the paver slipforms around the radius with ease. The track angles, variable track speeds and other aspects of slipforming the radius are all managed by the G+ digital control system.

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Smart hydraulic cylinders on all three legs of the Commander IIIx allow G+ to know the position of the tracks at all times for intelligent all-track positioning. Smart hydraulic cylinders are also used for telescoping the mold mounting system for intelligent offset and repeatable mold offset. The trimmerhead and mold may be independently vertically adjusted for raising and lowering.

The Commander IIIx accommodates Tier 4 engines and cooling packages. It features an optimized cooling package with G+ controlling the hydraulic fan. Furthermore, G+ quiet technology features reduced noise while adapting the paver’s cooling needs to job site conditions. Improved fuel efficiency is another advantage, with a power-optimized engine and load-sensing hydraulic circuits.

Gomaco will have several of its curb and gutter machines on display at World of Concrete, including the Commander IIIx, 3300, GT-3600 and GT-3200.

Each of the four Gomaco machines will pave tight-radius curb and gutter, sidewalk, barrier or parapet. High-volume concrete placing will be shown with the RTP-500 rubber-tracked placer. The C-450 will be in the booth and set-up to finish a 9.75 metre wide deck. Rounding out the Gomaco display will be the four-track GP3 slipform paver featuring two GSI (Gomaco Smoothness Indicators) mounted behind the paving mold. The GSI gives contractors the ability to monitor and trace the real-time smoothness results of the new concrete slab.

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