In every walk of life people are requiring more and more from their technical equipment, expecting it to be faster, better and more efficient. This is certainly no different in the construction industry, especially machines working on jobsites where the quality of compaction cannot be left to chance.
In cases where information on compaction control and soil consistency is needed then Ammann's Compaction Expert (ACE) comes into it's own.
It is available for vibratory rollers and vibratory plates. An intelligent measurement and control system, ACE calculates the current level of compaction and adjusts the compaction amplitude and frequency automatically according to the substrate's condition. As the current compaction level of the layer to be compacted (asphalt or earth) is established without delay, the ACE compactors are able to transfer the precise amount of compacting energy to the substrate. The system also calculates the ideal rolling speed and displays the surface temperature on asphalt surfaces.
This data is recorded continuously throughout the compaction process and can be displayed and evaluated using the integrated documentation system named ADS (Ammann Documentation System). Stored data can be read out to provide comprehensive documentation or a thorough analysis.
A clearly laid out display showing the relevant parameters enables intuitive operation of the ACE machines and supports the operator in his work.
In simple terms the lower the layers density the greater the compaction output. However high compaction energy carries the risk of the machine "jumping" and destroying the grain. ACE reliably prevents these unfavourable operating conditions by automatically reducing the compaction energy level as the substrate density increases. Low-density substrates and surfaces are compacted with high amplitude and a low frequency. High-density areas, on the other hand, are compacted with low amplitude and a high frequency.
ACEplus – the combination of the acknowledged ACE measurement and control system with a navigation system provides an efficient analysis and documentation system for continuous compaction control.
The satellite navigation system accurately assigns the measured compaction values to the position coordinates and the time. The graphic display of measurement data visualises the compaction work on site and enables a fast and reliable interpretation of compaction performance. ACEplus therefore increases process reliability and integrates quality control measures in the work process.
Ammann´s unique system adjusts the parameters of vibration according to the actual value of bearing capacity of the compacted material. The System provides an automatic adjustment of the frequency and amplitude and visualization of optimal speed range. Compaction output of machine with ACEpro system is comparable with machines 2 classes heavier than our standard machines. Our new heavy duty gearbox and vibratory mechanism provides required robustness, durability and reliability.
New compaction meter measures absolute value of bearing capacity of the compacted material. The function of active messages easily helps the operator to recognize the compaction achieved.
GPS application for ACEpro and ACEforce
GPS functionality provides “Mapping” and documentation of the compaction process. ACE with GPS shows and registers the compaction on a touch-screen PC.
The ViO80-1 sells itself as offering the performance of a large excavator whilst enjoying the benefits of a compact excavator. However this doesn't mean that the cab size and comfort is comprised.
In fact the latest model boasts a 40% increase in cab size, with 53% better forward visibility when compared to older machines.
As well as standard features such as: radio, USB port, toolkit, two 12-volt sockets, the unequaled comfort offered has many factors in leading to an increased efficiency:
Large and Comfortable Cabin
The ViO80-1 cab interior is very spacious. The large legroom allows the operator to work comfortably for long hours. The entrance, which is also very large, provides easy cab access and exit.
The large cab windows and shape of the hoods provide the operator with excellent visibility around the machine. The front windshield, divided into two parts, is fully retractable and the windows on the right side slide.
The 360° visibility ensures optimum safety on the work site and makes work more efficient. It also reduces the risk of damaging the machine, especially in tight spaces or congested job sites. The machine is also equipped with 5 rear and side mirrors. The operator can control the work area as well as the area around the machine without moving from their seat.
Wide Air Suspension Seat
The wide seat with headrest is fitted with a standard air suspension and can slide back and forth alone or
simultaneously with the levers. It allows the operator to find an optimal working position depending on their size while reducing shocks and vibrations.
Improved Air Conditioning
The ViO80-1 air conditioning can work at a comfortable temperature whatever the weather. Vents are placed so as to ensure a regular temperature within the cabin. The use of outside air increases the cabin pressure and reduces dust penetration. The defrost function ensures perfect demisting of the windscreen.
The cab is mounted on an innovative and sophisticated silent block anti-vibration and noise reduction
system. The sound level reaching the operator is reduced (73 dB(A)). The 5 support points absorb even
Automatic 2 Speed
The ViO80-1 has an automatic second speed for long displacements. A power switch keeps the machine in 1st gear for difficult passages (slope, counter-rotation, etc...)
Optimum Loading Visibility
The front part of the roof is transparent and provides full control of the bucket to the operator during loading or demolition operations.
Ammann rammers are powerful, economic, operator-friendly and ergonomic in design - in short, the ideal compaction machine for your construction project.
Whether trench construction, backfilling, sub-layer compaction for basements and industrial buildings or repair work on roads and pathways: Ammann rammers can cope with the toughest conditions. Both models (ACR60 & 68) are characterised by reliability, high compaction performance, easy serviceability, a low centre of gravity and high power reserves. All of these properties enable fatigue-free work even in the most difficult soil conditions.
Benefits of the Ammann Rammers include:
Yanmar are offering factory fitted solutions for a wide range of applications. A Yanmar compact excavator fitted with Steelwrist quick coupler and tiltrotator delivers the performance, precision and safety needed for the most challenging of jobsites.
The following short video will give you further insight into the above and show how a 30% increase in productivity is gained.
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Yanmar is the industry leader in compact excavators, unveiling the first model to the market in 1971, and have continued to take the lead in the industry since then.
Yanmar excavators are known for their versatility, innovation, durability and reliability. This coupled with fuel-efficient engines that reduce costs and environmental impact, making them a popular choice for users looking for excavators from under 1 tonne, up to 10.
The below illustration will give you a brief insight into each machine and what it can offer in terms of; weight, dig depth, dump height and engine power.
If you like what you see and want to know anymore on the Yanmar Excavator Range then please give one of our sales team a call on 01789 414525 or drop them a note: firstname.lastname@example.org
The ARX series from Ammann contains 13 different models in weight categories from 1.5 to 4.6 tonnes, with working widths from 820 to 1380mm.
These tandem vibratory rollers are tailor made for assignments on smaller and medium sized sites, being particularly well suited for garden construction, landscaping road building and laying.
All models have an optimum design with regards to use and economic efficiency. A new hydraulic concept coupled with the latest Yanmar diesel engine technology enables Ammann to gain a significant increase in efficiency. It allows the diesel engine to run at a much lower speed, effectively reducing consumption and noise emission.
As well as the tandem design the ARX range also offers 5 combination models, ARX 16K, 23K, 26K, 40K and 45K. These rollers have an in built anti adhesive tank containing a direct sprinkler system to the tyres. This allows for optimum water supply on every asphalt job.
Other benefits that make these rollers a popular choice include:
Some of you may have noticed last week that images of a grapple for forestry work attached to a Yanmar excavator was uploaded to our Twitter and Facebook pages.
The grapple was fitted right here by A&Y's service team to a true zero tail swing ViO57 excavator.
This week the machine has been hard at work down South with HMC Forestry, where the operator has proclaimed it to be ''the best thing since sliced bread!''
At the end of this article you will see a number of images of the ViO57 at work but first a bit more about the excavator and why it was so suited to this attachment and field of work.
The ViO57 weighs 5325kg and as previously mentioned is true zero tail swing (neither the counterweight nor front part of the upper frame exceed the crawler width), which offers extraordinary tight turning and the confidence to work effectively in narrow spaces.
Stability and exceptional lifting capacties are essential for this machine as it will often be working with the arm fully extended. Thanks to the combination of a wide counterweight,
asymmetric crawlers (system patented by Yanmar VICTAS®), and excellent weight
distribution, provide the ViO57U with just that.
The VICTAS® system consists in increasing the bearing surface by increasing the track path and using asymmetric crawlers, giving the machine:
> Increased lateral stability and lifting capacity.
> Reduced track wear.
> Quiet, vibration free movement.
The cabin’s use of a high-strength, high-rigidity ROPS enhances protects operator space in the unlikely event of a rollover. It also conforms to the FOPS 1 standard for structures protecting the operator from falling objects. This sturdy cabin lets you work in comfort and confidence.
For more information on all the versatile attachments available for a Yanmar contact one of our sales team today.
You may have heard lots of terminology when describing the make up of an excavator, which is hardly surprising when talking about a powerful, duel function machine like those in Yanmar's excavator range.
However if you don't know your kingpost from your tipping link (let's face it many don't!) then the following diagram should help!
Our specialised Service and Parts teams are always happy to help with any product questions and issues, with the Sales team ready to take your machine related inquiries.