A GOMACO SL-750 cylinder finisher working on a Hyundai test track for their vehicles manufactured in China became the first finisher to be controlled with a 3D guidance system. The project also utilized a track-mounted RC Conveyor and a 4000 series Spanit® work bridge with rubber tires.
Read more about this project in GOMACO World 43.1.
This contractor is at work on a large canal project in Rancaqua, Chile. They are using two GOMACO CP-650s, one for concrete finishing and one equipped with a compaction roller for the grade. The RC Conveyor on the project is used for placing both the rock for the grade and the concrete for the canal.
The RC Conveyor has standard, double-flanged, steel trolley wheels, which run on any type of rail system or paving forms. Traction speed is variable up to 38 fpm (11.58 mpm), forward and reverse.
Concrete is discharged directly into the receiving hopper from ready-mix trucks. The diverter car discharges to the front or rear and is operated by hydraulically powered, positive chain drive. Variable hydraulic control of the diverter car and of machine travel assures even and accurate placement of concrete.
The RC Conveyor is counterbalanced with the console and receiving hopper at opposite ends, removing the operator from the congested area of the receiving hopper.
The RC Conveyor is designed with a lattice-type, structural angle-iron frame with pin-connected sections which are interchangeable in 12 ft. (3.66 m), 6 ft. (1.83 m) and 3 ft. (.91 m) increments for fast setup and easy assembly.
The RC Conveyor is designed to place concrete across flat slabs or on slopes up to 135 ft. (41.15 m) wide. It is also available for use as a half-width placer with a slipform paver.