WIRTGEN concrete slipform pavers place heavy-duty road pavements and other traffic areas, such as airport runways or taxiways. Additional fields of application include the continuous production of poured-in-place concrete profiles, such as water gutters, safety barriers or kerbs in road construction. Texture curing machines create the specified surface texture of the finished concrete slab.
Monolithic profiles in offset application
The smaller slipform paver models work in offset application, which permits the production of a nearly limitless variety of concrete profiles. The slipform can be mounted either on the left or on the right side of the machine to adapt to the specific paving situation, such as accommodation of traffic in the area of the construction site. Fitted with an intelligent quick-change system, the pavers are capable of completing various different jobs on a single day, which enhances both their flexibility and degree of utilisation.
Paving high-quality concrete slabs
Concrete roads are extremely durable. Their tremendous compressive strength prevents the formation of wheel ruts even when used by a high percentage of heavy vehicle traffic. Such concrete pavements, which need to withstand exceptional loads each and every day, are paved and smoothed by the Wirtgen slipform pavers at working widths of up to 16 metres.
Concrete mixers are typically used for delivering concrete into the slipform paver’s receiving hopper when paving in offset application. The concrete is transported to the offset mould in a continuous operation either via a slewable charging conveyor or via a slewable feeding auger. Electrically or hydraulically driven vibrators are installed in the mould in accordance with customer specifications. They are capable of compacting concrete material of many different grades uniformly by means of high-frequency vibrations. The paving mould produces the monolithic profile while the slipform paver moves forward, producing a concrete structure of uniform, superior quality and excellent finish.