April 9, 2012

Bomag Americas Inc.

BOMAG ECONOMIZER feature provides real-time soil stiffness results. The new technology helps operators avoid making an unnecessary number of passes to complete compaction projects.

Whereas standard compactors rely on spot-checking with quality control devices to achieve proper material densities, the ECONOMIZER uses an acceleration sensor to measure the stiffness of the target material across the entire compacted area. The data gathered by the sensor is instantly displayed via a simple series of ten yellow LED lights, allowing the operator to react to changing soil conditions.

The number of illuminated lights on the LED display increases until the optimal level of compaction is achieved. The indicator also provides warnings against over-compaction, soft spots and low working frequency. The display is located in direct view of the operator and can be seen clearly even in strong sunlight. Additionally, the display is well protected from potential jobsite damage while still providing quick access for maintenance.

The ECONOMIZER comes standard on BOMAG’s 1,570-pound BPR100/80D reversible plate compactor, which delivers 22,481 pounds of centrifugal force. It is available as an option on the BPR70/70D, BPR55/65D and BP45/55D models.