In tune with the same, manufacturing products to deliver quality output has been a priority for Greaves Cotton Limited. As per Mr. Sunil Manoharan, General Manager, Marketing, Road Construction Equipment for Greaves, “large scale built operate transfer (BoT) projects are making it much essential for equipment manufacturers to make products to deliver quality output.” He elaborates, “in a BoT project the concerned construction company has to build and maintain the project. As a reason for this, the company requires equipment which can deliver output and cut down on maintenance costs.”
Greaves compactors are developed in technical collaboration with Bomag of Germany. Greaves manufactures both single drum vibratory rollers and tandem vibratory rollers. The tandem vibratory rollers have essential attributes consisting, drum–offset (crab steering) to both sides, so as to prevent damages to road kerbs. The equipment also has features involving, hydrostatically driven pressurized water sprinkler for lower maintenance, automatic vibration stop and emergency gravity fed water sprinkler system among other features.
Pavers and Accuracy
Developing products to link it with quality and accuracy, the element prime in road construction, has been a continuous emphasis at Dynapac. The company has been trying to establish the fact through its road construction equipment, pertaining to pavers, rollers and planers on a sustainable basis. As per Mr. Rajiv Sharma, National Sales Manager, Dynapac Compaction & Paving Equipment India Pvt Ltd,” the advanced operational features of our machines makes the machines costlier as compared to other contemporary products.”
On the advanced features, he highlights, “Dynapac pavers come with Deutz engines. This makes the machines fuel efficient. The machines have performance related hydraulics and sensors.” Mr. Sharma points out, the pivotal feature of Dynapac’s pavers are its screed, which has been designed and developed by Dynapac itself. The advanced designed screed in the pavers enables uniform spread of the asphalt material during construction and also allows making the grade and sloping smooth of the road and also in concurrence making the surface finish smooth.
While Dynapac’s rollers also claim to be fuel efficient based on its Cummins engines. The rollers come in with “compaction measuring systems” as a key feature to derive accuracy as desired in the project work.
Dynapac produces both small, medium and high capacity planers. While its pavers category consists of both wheeled and tracked pavers. The compactors range consists of single drum soil compactors, tandem asphalt rollers, combi rollers and static rollers.
Sustained product improvisation for quality output has been a prime emphasis for Gujarat Apollo as well.
Gujarat Apollo known as solution provider for road contractors, has a wide range of products to offer that consist of asphalt plants, pavers, kerb pavers, crushing & screening machine, compaction equipment, road marking machine, wet mix plant, allied equipment, bitumen sprayer, and so on.
Product advancements have been carried out by manufacturers, providing equipment for concrete road construction applications. Among there Gujarat based Unisteel Engineering Works has a product lines consists of concrete pavers for roads and airports and also concrete pavers for canal and reservoir construction.
Additional feature of the RCP 750 is toeing arrangement in place. With this facility, the bolts in the machine can be fixed and it can be made ready for toeing. The equipment has special under carriage, consisting of a spreader augar for undertaking concrete operation from level to level.
The Multiquip fixed form paver is expandable from 14ft to 52 ft for numerous work size and according to the company can work on either fixed forms or external light tube system or completed adjacent panels or combinations. It has independent ride-on-control of each drive and powered with a hydrostatic system for two way multiple pass movements and chamber adjustments. This makes the machine, convenient easy to operate steer and transport.
The Multiquip fixed form pavers are working on several projects consisting of airport projects, city roads, container terminals, median roads and industrial floorings in the country.