Ammann has unveiled a paver that relies on European technology and is well suited to customers who focus on larger road projects.The Ammann AFW 500 Wheeled Asphalt Paver is available for most of the Southeast Asia and South African market.
The features of Ammann AFW 500 Wheeled Asphalt Paver
- The machine features a standard paving width of 2.55 metres to 4.9 metres. It can work at widths up to 6.5 metres with the use of mechanical extensions.
- The wheeled paver is effective at placing both binding courses and surface lifts.
- Its capacity and size make it an ideal fit for larger road projects, such as highway applications.
- The pavers are powered by a highly efficient 119kW Cummins engine. The four-cylinder engine is liquid-cooled and meets all Tier 3 emissions standards.
The specialised levelling system of Ammann AFW 500 Wheeled Asphalt Paver
A levelling system of the customer’s choice can be connected to the control unit. The installation plug is pre-mounted and allows for quick connection to the levelling sensors and controls.A lower discharge height reduces material spillage that can lead to mat defects. The hopper height also matches trucks of varied sizes, increasing fleet utilisation and making it easier to find outside haulers with appropriately sized vehicles.
Material is transported by two independent, reversible chain belt conveyors controlled by paddle micro-switches. Two proportional ultrasonic controls optimise material distribution by regulating flow to the screed.
An optimised auger ensures uniform material distribution, even at wide paving widths. A small auger drive gearbox prevents segregation and cooling of material beneath the drive. Standard e-hydraulic auger height adjustment reduces the risk of segregation and ensures sufficient material beneath the gearbox.
An e-hydraulic device unloads the weight of the screed, thereby enabling an increase in paving depth. This Improves traction by transferring the weight of the screed to the wheels.
The raised screed position is maintained when the machine is on standby mode. A user-friendly screed control box enables the operator to stay in control and clear layout for easy operation.
Ammann is a sixth-generation, family-owned business that produces asphalt and concrete mixing plants, compactors, and asphalt pavers at nine production sites in Europe, China, India and Brazil. Its core expertise is in road building and transportation infrastructure. Visit www.ammann.com for more information.