The new WPS 102i is the latest addition to Wirtgen’s range of two-track placer/spreaders. The concrete can be placed for working widths from 4 to 12 m, at thicknesses of up to 500 mm. This model was recently unveiled at the World of Concrete (WOC) exhibition, which was held in Las Vegas, the US, from 18 to 20 January 2022.
Thanks to the fully modular machine design with standard hydraulic quick-change couplings, the WPS 102i can be as quickly and easily reconfigured as its ‘little brother’, the WPS 62i, said Wirtgen. This ensures fast transport from job to job and maximum machine availability. The new WPS 102i can also be precisely controlled by stringline scanning, stringless 3D applications, or Autopilot 2.0 from Wirtgen.
Another world premiere is the SP 94i, a fully modular, 10-m-class inset slipform paver that can perform a variety of applications, including construction of wide roads and highways, airport aprons, taxiways and runways.
The TeleMold on the SP 94i enables fast and flexible alteration of the working width by up to 1 m on each side, resulting in an overall increase of 2 m. Wirtgen highlighted that short reconfiguration times will lead to “high machine availability and utilisation rates” for paving contractors.
Besides the quick-change elements of the mould, the TeleMold is also equipped with a quick-change system for the metering gate and vibrator mountings. This means that crews can pave and reconfigure the working width “all on the same day.” The system can be fitted to SP 64i, SP 94i, and SP 124i slipform pavers.
Furthermore, the Wirtgen SP 15i offset slipform paver is available with two new features. The machine now has a retractable extension for the operator’s platform, providing operators with a better overview of: the paving results, the concrete feeding system, the transfer hopper, and the inside of the compaction chamber of the mould.
Also new for the SP15i is the ‘Curb Depressor Mold’, fitted with a hydraulically adjustable inset integrated in the mould. This is used for the construction of lowered curb profiles, e.g. for driveway access, which significantly reduces the need for manual reworking.
At WOC, Wirtgen showcased its complete concrete paving train – comprising the new WPS 102i placer/spreader, an SP 94i slipform paver, and a TCM 180i texture curing machine. The solutions were rounded off by the SP 15i and SP 25i offset pavers.