Bergkamp’s M310 Simplifies Mix Control

Fri August 23, 2013 - National Edition
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Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kan., offers the M310 truck-mounted slurry seal and micro surfacing paver that allows operators to easily calibrate the machine, control production rates and simplify maintenance. The M310 uses the EMCAD (electronic mix control and diagnostic) system that displays current and average material ratios, total material used and material application rates — and can produce on-demand reports to track production for individual sections of the job, or the entire job, via an onboard printer. Operators can evaluate these printouts and make the necessary adjustments to more efficiently run the machine and calculate your bottom line.

The M310 utilizes direct-drive hydraulics that work with the EMCAD system. The system monitors and adjusts material ratios automatically according to the set points of the ingredients, production control setting and instantaneous feedback from the delivery system sensors to provide consistent mix. Aggregate, asphalt emulsion, water, additive and fines are proportionally delivered and metered according to the set points as per mix design. In addition, it electronically self-diagnoses control system or engine problems and displays a simple error code, reducing troubleshooting and repair time. Calibration is simplified, so fewer steps are required and manual calculations are eliminated. Even less experienced operators can quickly make adjustments during production without compromising the accuracy of the mix.

“With this unique system, the M310 is one of the simplest-to-operate machines available and provides owners with the information needed to calculate profits accurately,” said Scott

Bergkamp, president of Bergkamp Inc. “This precise machine simplifies mix control and allows operators to focus more on the paving job to produce the best possible product. With the growing popularity of preventive maintenance, the M310 is a good way to manage your costs.”

The M310 carries 10 cu. yds. (9.1 cu m) of aggregate, 630 gal. (2,385 L) of both asphalt emulsion and water and 80 gal. (303 L) of additive. The operator interface console has easy-to-use joystick controls and slides to either side to provide the operator with the best available view. Both the engine and pugmill run smoothly and quietly. The onboard 99-hp Cummins engine is at the front of the unit in an enclosed compartment that further reduces noise for the driver and crew. The pugmill safely slides out for easier cleaning — the bottom bowls stay in the paver, while the excess material falls out of the bottom for a faster cleaning job. The fines feeder is positioned low so it is easily accessible for loading. All liquid tanks are removable for maintenance.

Aggregate is delivered to the pugmill by a 24-in. (61 cm) wide belt-over-chain conveyor, which eliminates slippage, while the steep hopper walls minimize bridging problems. A Tri-Rotor pump, three-way valve and inline strainer allow trouble-free loading of asphalt emulsion onto the truck, so new material can be loaded at full rate without affecting the production settings.

For more information, call 785/825-1375 or visit www.bergkampinc.com.