Ammann has introduced its intelligent software update called ACEPRO – Ammann Intelligent Compact Expert, which is said to be designed to reduce compaction costs for soil and asphalt compactors.
The system, which is billed as an enhancement of the Ammann Compaction Expert (ACE) range, provides ‘absolute compaction measurement’, and automatically adjusts frequency and amplitude based on those measurements and the compaction targets. This helps improve efficiency and quality by sending optimal force into the ground, the company said.
In May, Construction Machinery Middle East revealed that the Ammann ARX 91 Articulated Tandem Roller had been shortlisted in the ‘Road-Making Machinery of the Year’ category at its inaugural awards ceremony.
ACEPRO is fully integrated into the machine’s central display, so no additional display is required. This maintains clear sight lines from the cab to the jobsite for convenience and safety, the firm explained.
The manufacturer added that the real-time information available would reduce unnecessary passes of the machine and prevent extra costs in terms of fuel, machine wear and labour.
The system is available on Ammann tandem roller ARP 95 used in asphalt compaction, and single drum rollers ARS 110 and ARS 130 used on soil and aggregates.
In recent months, brands have updated their respective compaction offerings. In January 2021, Volvo rolled out its 10t asphalt compactor to emerging markets and, in April 2021, Hamm said its new HP series pneumatic rollers increase productivity.
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