World of Asphalt/ AGG1 Preview
The aggregates and roadbuilding industry descends on San Antonio.
By Andrew Macklin
The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, is
hosting the 2013 World of Asphalt and AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo
from March 19-21.
The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, is hosting the 2013 World of Asphalt and AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo from March 19-21. The annual event is expected to attract thousands of industry professionals from the United States, Canada, and around the world.
The show provides both an opportunity to see what’s new and the chance to learn more about the biggest issues facing the industry today. World of Asphalt and AGG1 offers close to 100 educational seminars covering all aspects of the rock to road industry. Led by industry experts from around the world, these seminars provide learning opportunities incorporating the latest techniques and technologies in the industry, including:
- Patch, Pave or Replace
- Conveyor Safety: Training, Guarding and Best Practices
- Key Metrics for Monitoring Performance at Asphalt Plants
- Thickening and Dewatering Fine Aggregate Waste Streams
- Combination Treatments for Pavement Preservation
- Noise and Dust: A Sound Approach to a Cloudy Issue
Over 300 exhibitors will line the show floor with everything from heavy equipment and parts solutions to lubricants and safety gear. Many of the biggest names in the rock to road industry will feature the latest products available in the North American market.
Here is our look at some of the products, services, demonstrations and displays that can be found at World of Asphalt/AGG1 in San Antonio:
John Deere Introduces Hybrid Wheel Loader
John Deere will have a full lineup of machinery on hand at World of Asphalt and AGG1. The show will also be one of the first exhibitions of the new 644K Hybrid Wheel Loader, first launched in February of this year at World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Machine specs were not available at press time.
Volvo Introduces its New Paverand Asphalt Compactor at AGG1
Volvo will introduce two new products for the asphalt industry in San Antonio. The new Volvo 10-foot P7000 series asphalt paver features improvements in operating noise level, visibility, operator comfort and more standard features. The new design focuses on performance and operator comfort while improving overall reliability, durability and serviceability. The new compactor, equipped with a new Volvo Tier 4i engine, offers dual amplitude settings for quick and easy adjustment of drum forces when material depth changes. Eight amplitude settings are available for greater versatility.
Superior to Display Belt Saving Conveyor Pulley at AGG1 2013
Superior Industries will show off its patented, v-shaped, wing pulley at AGG1 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. Known to construction aggregate producers as the Chevron® Wing Pulley, the first-of-its-kind conveyor pulley is designed to deflect fugitive, unwanted material.
Historically, rocks impact traditional wing pulleys perpendicular to the wings. This causes material to become trapped between the wings and over time the lodged rocks will bend the pulley and/or puncture expensive belts. In comparison, Superior’s Chevron Wing Pulley creates constant deflection. This prevents entrapment of fugitive material, eliminating wing bending and extending conveyor belt life.
Metso Merges Product Lines
Metso announces the combining of two interdependent product lines: Screening Media Solutions and Conveyor Solutions. The new Screening and Conveyor Solutions (SCS) product group will give Metso better opportunities to package our products for serving a broader range of customers and an even broader range of applications. Metso will feature key products of this new product line at AGG1 2013, which will include the new Metso HiSafe conveyor safety solutions, Poly-Clean wire screen media solutions, Poly-Cer wear lining solutions, LS synthetic screen media solutions, and our product range of Metso Conveyor Components.
Luff Puts Parts on Display
Luff Industries Ltd. manufactures quality conveyor components, including idlers with patented polymer endcaps and pulleys with a substantial rim thickness, to an international market. Using Luff components, companies have been increasing the performance of their conveyor systems for over 34 years.
Recognized for innovative products, quick turnaround times and a robust warranty, Luff conveyor components can be found in a variety of heavy industrial material handling applications.
Sandvik Launches New Impact Crusher
Sandvik Construction will be launching the CI521 impact crusher at AGG1. The CI521 belongs in the new Prisec CI5** series of horizontal impact crushers (HSI), which provides customers with optimum performance and good cubical shape, whilst ensuring a low operating cost per ton. The all-new patented Sandvik CI5** Prisec crusher range, additionally combines the ability to configure one base crusher into either a Primary or a Secondary configuration, thereby making it adaptable to a variety of materials.
Flexco Set to Discuss Solutions
Flexco provides the world’s belt conveyors with efficient, safe products, services, and solutions for splicing, cleaning, tracking, spillage, slippage and material transfer. At WOA/AGG1, Flexco will be exhibiting primary and secondary cleaners, belt trackers, belt maintenance tools, mechanical fasteners, and lagging. Experienced Flexco team members will be available to discuss the entire system and help attendees identify challenges and ways to increase the efficiency and productivity of their operations.
Polydeck Screen Corporation to Unveil New Scalping Solution
Polydeck Screen Corporation will be unveiling its revolutionary new product line of screen media March 19-21 at AGG1 in San Antonio, Texas. The line, called Armadex™, has been specially designed for extreme duty scalping applications. What makes Armadex™ unique is the proprietary manufacturing process, called BIM for Binary Injection Molding, which is used to make the screen sections. BIM technology incorporates a two-step process that puts their premium natural rubber blend under extreme pressure, resulting in a higher density, longer wearing panel. Sections are available up to four inches thick and in sizes up to 48 by 96 inches. Polydeck’s Armadex™ product line is backed by a high level of service and support, and by performance guarantees.
Thor Provides a New-Generation Solution
Thor Global has introduced the option of a self-contained generator set for portable telescopic units. The generator is equipped with a self-contained fuel tank that runs on diesel, making it capable of supplying required power for a safe, reliable operation of stackers. The weather-enclosed generator not only prevents rain, dust and moisture from entering the system but also keeps the noise level significantly minimized.
Terex Finlay to Exhibit I-130 Impact Crusher at AGG1
The Terex® Finlay I-130 direct drive horizontal impact crusher gives unprecedented levels of production in both recycling and quarrying applications. The robust Terex® IP1313 chamber gives excellent reduction ratios and high consistency of product shape, the advanced electronic control system monitors and regulates the heavy-duty vibrating grizzly feeder (VGF) with integrated pre-screen maintaining a consistent feed of material into the impact chamber for optimal crushing conditions.
The machine features a heavy-duty chassis and convenient access points to all service areas, and is powered by a Tier 4i Scania 331-kilowatt (450-horsepower) power unit.
McLanahan to Display Dry and Wet Processing Capabilities
McLanahan, which designs and produces a full range of equipment, will display full-scale versions of its Universal VersaCap 500P Impact Crusher and its Dewatering Screen. The company’s booth will also feature a display of polymer wear parts, a Pump with a cutaway view and 3D models showcasing equipment capable of washing, classifying, dewatering, crushing, feeding, screening, sizing and more.
Be sure to stop by the booth to speak with a McLanahan sales expert about the custom solution available for your application and to see how they can help maximize your profit.
MOBA’s 2D and 3D Machine Control Systems on Display at WOA
Control systems for construction machinery are more important than ever to perform a precise, efficient and safe job on today’s construction sites. MOBA provides 2D and 3D control systems for a broad range of road construction and earthmoving machines and will present them at this year’s World of Asphalt.
Asphalt Drum Mixers Releases New Single-Drum Counterflow Plant
Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. introduces its EX Series asphalt plants with single-drum counterflow technology. The new plants offer high efficiency and a compact design for contractors with low to medium production needs.
The EX Series asphalt plants produce 100 to 425 tons per hour at a very low cost per ton. They boast the longest aggregate drying and mixing times in the industry, and are capable of processing high percentages of RAP.
F-Class Vibrating Screen to be Featured at AGG1/WOA
The F-Class Vibrating Screen from W.S. Tyler will be featured at AGG1 in San Antonio. The F-Class offers a solution for challenging screening applications requiring minimal vibration transmission during operation. This allows for multiple machine use within the same building or structure without the same reinforcing measures required to house traditional vibrating screens. The F-Class is also ideal for screening situations that require consistent, load independent performance at constant G-Force in all operational modes. With the ability to handle the toughest applications, the F-Class is designed and built for scalping and classifying of ores, minerals, stones, sand and gravel.
EIW, LLC, Offers Showcasing Classic Equipment Line
Eagle Iron Works, now known as EIW, LLC, continue to offer a solid line of products and parts to the aggregate industry.
At AGG1, EIW, LLC will be displaying 3D models of its washing and classifying equipment. Experienced sales and engineering staff will be on hand to talk about how their long-standing equipment line can be used in your application.
Terex Roadbuilding Showing Off Newest Reclaimer/Stabilizer
Originally released in August 2012, the new Terex RS446D Reclaimer/Stabilizer features a 415-horsepower (309-kilowatt) diesel engine that meets Tier 4i and Stage IIIB emissions standards and improves fuel efficiency over previous models. Its full-width cab with upgraded heating/cooling system offers 5dBA noise level reduction to the operator’s ear.
The machine’s shorter engine cowling improves the operator’s line of sight to the front of the machine. A new hydraulically tilting hood offers easy access to engine components for quick servicing.
Martin Engineering Offers New Belt Cleaning Solution
Martin Engineering will have their newest conveyor belt cleaning solution at their booth at World of Asphalt/AGG1. The Spiral Brush Belt Cleaner carries a 230/460-volt, 3-phase electric motor provides successful cleaning with minimal power consumption. A 1hp motor powers the units for 18-42 inch belts, and a 2hp motor drives the cleaners for 48-96 inch belts.
KPI-JCI Discussing Recycling at WOA/AGG1
Industry experts and product specialists from KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens will be available during the 2013 AGG1 and World of Asphalt expositions to discuss the latest equipment innovations for processing recycled material.
Stationed in booth #1839, KPI-JCI’s team of product experts will be on hand to talk about the cutting-edge technology used to process reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and fractionated reclaimed asphalt pavement (FRAP).
Product specialists will be available to discuss equipment that can be used in recycle applications, such as the KPI-JCI high frequency screen, the horizontal shaft impactor and non-segregating stacking conveyors.
Powerscreen Exhibiting Newest Impact Crusher
Powerscreen Texas will have their newest impact crusher at the show, the XH250. The Powerscreen XH250 Horizontal Shaft Impactor is a highly compact tracked crusher designed to offer both excellent reduction and high consistency of product yield. The XH250 is designed mainly for the recycling and demolition markets and is an ideal contract machine due to its compact design and mobility. Capable of processing a wide range of material at a high output, the plant is versatile, easy to operate and fuel efficient due to its direct drive system.
IROCK Talking Closed-Circuit Design
IROCK will discuss its closed-circuit crushing plant design at World of Asphalt/AGG1. The new RDS-20 primary crushing plant allows both decks of oversized material to return to the feeder for another pass through the crusher after the initial round of screening. The rapid deployment system (RDS) provides greater portability and quicker set-up time. The highly portable, mobile unit combines a closed circuit design, high-performance four-bar impactor and heavy-duty components.
Philippi-Hagenbuch Highlighting Autogate Tailgates
Philippi-Hagenbuch will be promoting their extensive line of tailgates in San Antonio. Their line of Autogate Tailgates is designed specifically as an avenue to maximize haul truck utilization, effectively increasing haul capacities by up to 20 percent while also providing added safety and extended tire life. The Philippi-Hagenbuch line of tailgates includes models suited for both articulated and rigid frame trucks. The increased volume capacity proves effective for any material – hard and rocky or liquid.
In addition to the trade show and AGG1 academy, several other associations will hold conferences in conjunction with World of Asphalt, including:
- The National Asphalt Pavement Association’s Environment, Health & Safety conference
- The Association of Modified Asphalt Producers 14th annual workshop and conference
- The Rubber Pavements Association annual conference
- Details for each of these conferences can be found through the World of Asphalt/AGG1 website.
For more information about World of Asphalt/AGG1, visit the event website at www.worldofasphalt.com. Also, be sure to visit us on Twitter @RockToRoad for live updates from the show floor from March 19-21. If you are attending the show, be sure to stop by booth #104 and meet members of our editorial and sales team.
Don’t forget to check out the March/April edition of Aggregates & Roadbuilding magazine for our exclusive look back at World of Asphalt/AGG1.