GOMACO World Index --- GOMACO World 33.1 - February 2005
More than 100,000 industry professionals from 120 countries will be gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 15-19, 2005, to see the newest innovations the construction industry has to offer. GOMACO will be there in booth #S-8205 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be the largest industry event in the world in 2005, providing access to attendees from 120 nations worldwide and exhibiting companies from countries outside the United States, in addition to the leading American manufacturers,” Ken Snover, CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show Managing Director, said. “The show offers valuable opportunities for industry professionals to network and exchange information and ideas with their peers from around the globe.”
Show organizers are expecting exhibitors to take a record-setting 1.85 million square feet of space to display their products. The reason the show continues to break records is easy to explain, according to show organizers. The show provides a “one stop” shopping source for the latest equipment, products and technologies, plus access to industry educational programs and opportunities to network with and learn from peers.
“Nowhere else can contractors and other industry professionals find in one place such a wide array of equipment, products and services to meet their business needs,” Snover said. “The best and most innovative of what our industry has to offer will be on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005.”
In addition to exhibits, the show offers educational and networking opportunities. The CONEXPO-CON/AGG Seminar Program covers more than 115 educational sessions that will provide industry-specific information. Several sessions will be simultaneously translated into Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese for the convenience of international attendees. The educational sessions will cover subjects involving aggregates, concrete, asphalt, safety, utility construction and will also focus on general management and personal development topics.
“Education is the cornerstone of the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005 show experience, providing attendees with actionable knowledge they can take back to make a positive difference in their companies and job operations,” Snover said.
New for the 2005 show is an International Forum where international experts and government officials will present market updates on key countries, such as China, Mexico, Brazil and Russia. The forum will include networking receptions for attendees and exhibitors interested in making international business connections.
An International Trade Center (ITC) will also offer services for the show visitors outside of the Unites States. Services will include interpreters fluent in the major world languages, meeting rooms and message centers, international phone and fax service, and an international lounge.
With so many things to see and exhibitors to visit, it’s a challenge for visitors to keep track of everything. The show’s website features a “virtual trade show” of exhibitors searchable by company name, booth number or product category. The interactive floor plan helps visitors find exhibitor locations on the show floor.
The site also includes a “personal itinerary planner” for attendees to organize their visit before the show. Attendees can map out which exhibitors and booths they want to visit, schedule appointments with exhibitors, make note of education sessions or other events, print it out and take it with them to the show.
Electronic “information centers” at the show will help attendees navigate the halls and make the best use of their time. The kiosks will be located throughout the show floor and will include e-mail capability; product locators searchable by exhibitor location, product or company name; and information on educational programs, association conventions and industry meetings held during the show.
GOMACO will be at CONEXPO-CON/AGG with our newest and most innovative products. Stop by and take a look...
We’ve taken our GT-3600, one of our most versatile, dependable and high-production curb and gutter machines, and made it even better. Features that were once just options, are now standard.
The new mold mount system on the GT-3600 will soon have contractors asking each other, “How quick can you connect?” The new Hook-and-Go mold mount system has no pins or latches. There’s no attachments to it. Simply drive the GT-3600 up to the mold and hook the mount to a special attachment plate. The operator hydraulically lifts the mold and goes back to work slipforming the project.... just hook and go. All new GT-3600 molds will be built for the new system and existing molds can easily be retrofitted in the field.
Our engineers have redesigned the GT-3600 sensor arms and mounts. They’re more durable, lighter weight and easier to manipulate than ever before. We have also increased the diameter of the leg by 15 percent. The 36 inch (914 mm) stroke legs with the new diameter have the same quality and durability as the Commander III legs. Navigating around the job site will be much faster, too. The travel speed on the new GT-3600 has nearly doubled, from 66 to 125 fpm (20 to 38 mpm), while the new track motors provide a smooth, slow, uninterrupted crawl while paving.
“Smart” cylinders for easy steering setup are now standard. The exclusive “smart” cylinders provide dependable steering control feedback for push-button steering setup and eliminate the sprocket, chain and potentiometer on top of each leg. GOMACO’s exclusive G21 digital operating system is also standard on the new GT-3600. This proprietary system has 20 times more program memory for the many features available in today’s market, plus expansion capabilities for the future. It features software for the slope transition system, automatic correction for grade elevation, automatic correction for steering, and no need for stringline adjustment.
Our line of concrete slipform pavers now has an added element of versatility, a detachable telescoping auger/strike-off. The new innovation gives contractors the benefit of a mold that can be either an open front or auger/strike-off. It can then easily be broken down with removable and telescoping sections.
The auger/strike-off is designed to move independently with hydraulically-adjustable mounts on the front of the mold. A self-supporting transition adjuster (TA) is standard to allow for crowning in the material. Both the strike-off and the auger have six feet (1.8 m) of telescoping capabilities to aid in changing paving widths. When paving widths need to be changed, the contractor only has to add or remove a section of the paving mold and then telescope the auger and strike-off in or out, depending on the needed width. The telescoping auger incorporates bolt-on flighting to accommodate the changing widths.
Along with giving our customers some extra versatility with their pavers, the detachable telescoping auger/strike-off can ease transportation. The auger/strike-off can be detached from the front of the mold and the wings on the sideplates can be folded in to allow a four-track paver, with the mold still mounted underneath it, to be transported on one truck under 12 feet (3.7 m) wide.
The new design is based on the GOMACO 5000 series open-front mold, allowing such molds to be retrofitted in the field. The new detachable telescoping auger/strike-off adds even more versatility to our line of concrete slipform pavers.
GOMACO’s complete line of award-winning curb and gutter machines will be featured in the CONEXPO-CON/AGG booth. The GT-3200 will be displayed with a charging auger slipforming curb and gutter. A Commander III three-track will be set up for safety barrier. A four-track Commander III will feature the Leica stringless guidance system and be set up to pave 20 feet (6.1 m) wide. Rounding out our display will be the new generation C-450 bridge deck finisher set up to finish a deck 24 feet (7.3 m) wide. An RTP-500 rubber-tracked placer will be in the booth. The two-track new generation GP-2600 slipform paver will feature the revolutionary GSI® (GOMACO Smoothness Indicator). The GSI system mounted to the paver is just one of the three ways it will be displayed. There will also be a frame-mounted GSI and a portable GSI package mounted on a special utility vehicle.
There’s nothing we enjoy more than talking with you about your upcoming concrete paving projects. Please stop by our booth #S-8205 in the South Hall.