GOMACO Introduces GHP-2800 Slipform Paver With G+ Connect

Tue February 26, 2013 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The GOMACO GHP-2800 concrete slipform paver is now equipped with the powerful G+ control system. It will be unveiled to the international market at Bauma 2013.
The GOMACO GHP-2800 concrete slipform paver is now equipped with the powerful G+ control system. It will be unveiled to the international market at Bauma 2013.

GOMACO will feature a wide range of concrete paving equipment and new paving concepts at Bauma 2013, including G+ Connect, a system designed specifically for maximum paver performance and ultimate rideability. GOMACO also will be introducing its new four-track texture/cure machine, and all the machines in the stand will feature GOMACO’s G+ operating system.

The GHP-2800 with G+ Connect will make its international debut at Bauma 2013. G+ Connect is GOMACO’s new CAN-based network on GOMACO products that allows two-way communication between all accessories and the G+ controller. GOMACO’s G+ Connect is a closed-loop control system for both the electronics and hydraulics on GOMACO pavers. The closed-loop system between the paver’s valves and various sensors means more accuracy. The sensored feedback ensures tighter, faster, and more accurate machine corrections. G+ Connect utilizes a CAN (controller area network) network allowing all of the components of the system to easily communicate with each other for precision setup and paving, according to the manufacturer.

At the heart of G+ Connect is the G+ control system and GOMACO’s new paving software.

The G+ control system has been programmed to operate in most of the world’s major languages to accommodate the customer’s choices. The operator can easily toggle between English and another language on the G+ screen while paving or troubleshooting. A “run” screen on the control panel illustrates the various aspects of the paver. It includes leg positioning, paving speed and percentage of drive, steering, travel information, grade information, deviation meters and more. Newly designed icons and color graphics make it easy to understand and easy to identify the targeted functions.

G+ now features a detailed fault history with a time stamp date and information to track when a fault occurred. G+ Connect allows all the components of a GOMACO paver to be easily interfaced. Simply “connect” the 3D stringless control system, IDBI, tie bar inserter (TBI), power transition adjustors (PTA), GOMACO smoothness indicator (GSI) and more, and then pave the project with ease and accuracy. All of the software for the G+ control system has been designed in-house by GOMACO’s own control specialists.

The GOMACO 4400 barrier paver was built specifically for European-style barrier projects. Its symmetric steering, glide control console, which slides from side-to-side, and minimal set-up changes for switching profiles from left-side to right-side, make the 4400 the ideal barrier machine. It has the new GOMACO barrier hook-and-go mold mounting system to quickly mount barrier molds up to 1000 millimeters tall on either side of the machine. A standard side mount is available for larger barrier. The GOMACO barrier mold itself is designed for proper vibration and consolidation of material, with the GOMACO-exclusive trailing stainless steel for finishing.

The Commander III and GT-3600 also will be featured in the GOMACO stand. They are capable of slipforming the unique profiles demanded around the world, including irrigation canals, waterways and channels, cattle barn flooring, European-style step barrier, pathways, flat slabs up to six meters wide and more.

For more information, visit www.gomaco.com.

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