Application Engineering

1. Application Engineering

It is a set of methods in the equipment operation, in order to obtain the best yield, production and quality. It is possible to reduce operating costs considerably and avoid common operating errors. It aims to guide the customer's team to perform correctly, as well as assist in the choice and correct configuration of the machines, selecting the models that attend their needs.


2. Advantages and benefits

The Application Engineering study verifies whether the equipment and the form of execution will meet the demands of production and quality. It is common for companies to acquire equipment that is often not the most suitable for their works due to a lack of technical background when the purchase or rent is done. The lack of synchrony between the equipment can result in a bigger working time, increasing the production costs.

Operational training and a good execution procedures avoid basic mistakes. The sum of these errors can compromise the final work quality and physically damage the equipment, getting a financial loss.


3. Actions to be carried out

Client execution work follow-up, pointing out the faults and points to improved.

Training in classroom and at job sites for the execution workers.

Advice on paving projects, analysing the most appropriate equipment options.

Theoretical calculation of equipment production, working together or separated.

Theoretical calculation of operating costs.

Analysis of logistics conditions and possible production obstacles.

Study of equipment configurations to obtain the best productivity.


4. Equipment used in the construction process

We provide advice throughout the line of paving equipment, including soil and granular layer base compaction. We work with hot asphalt plants, cold mixing plants, asphalt sprinklers, asphalt pavers, asphalt compactors, asphalt milling machines, soil stabilizers / cold recyclers and slipform pavers.


5. Example of cost reduction

1. Higher impact roller (dynamic impact) reduces the number of passes by up to 20%, resulting in a fuel consumption decrease of 10%.

2. Adequacy of the asphalt formula in the plant, with correction of the grain size curve, avoiding greater consumption of asphalt bitumen, which represents approximately 50% of production costs.

3. Orientation to the application with the asphalt sprinkler, avoiding points of failure that can generate adhesion problems between materials and layers, affecting the future asphalt layer to be paved. 

4. Operation training with the asphalt paver, avoiding mistakes in the application of asphalt material where small variations in the thickness can cause problems with inspection and financial losses in case the final thickness is above to the project value.

5. Adjustment of asphalt compacting rollers regarding to the operational weight and vibration amplitude. It depends on the thickness and type of asphalt mix, avoiding unnecessary passes that increase costs and can compromise quality.

6. Correct use of the asphalt milling machine, avoiding the excessive wear of the cutting tools, which generate more stopped time for the tools replacement. It also increases the costs due to the higher cutting tool consumption.

And much more!


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