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Bomag Economizer Soil Stiffness Indicator Removes Guesswork

Wed March 14, 2012 - National Edition
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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.
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.

Designed to deliver higher operating efficiency for midsize and heavy reversible plate compactors, Bomag’s Economizer feature provides real-time soil stiffness results. The new technology saves time and money by helping operators avoid making an unnecessary number of passes to complete compaction projects, according to the manufacturer.

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 quickly and effectively to changing soil conditions.

The number of illuminated lights on the LED display increases until the optimal level of compaction is achieved. The easy-to-read 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 job site damage while still providing quick access for easy maintenance.

The Economizer comes standard on Bomag’s 1,570-lb. (712 kg) BPR100/80D reversible plate compactor, which delivers 22,481 lbs. of centrifugal force. It is available as an option on the BPR70/70D, BPR55/65D and BP45/55D models.

For more information, call 800/782-6624 or visit www.gobomag.com/light-equipment.