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Dynapac Takes a Seismic Leap Toward Revolutionizing Road Building

20 Dec 2023

Highlighted news, Story, Compaction, Paving

In the dynamic world of road construction, the introduction of the Dynapac CC2200 VI asphalt roller with seismic technology marks a significant leap forward. Superior Paving Corporation, an industry-leading asphalt paving company, has been instrumental in integrating innovative technology into their operations. The Dynapac CC2200 VI recently completed a rigorous set of tests throughout Europe and the United States, including a major highway project for Superior Paving, and is set to redefine the standards of efficiency and precision in road paving compaction.

Michael Washington, a roller operator at Superior Paving, highlighted the roller's impact on the highway project.

"We're doing the base asphalt layer on Interstate 95, which runs from Florida to Maine,” said Washington. “The highway has been undergoing significant widening in Virginia to accommodate increasing traffic, especially toward Washington, D.C. The CC2200 VI roller with seismic technology has been crucial for the final compaction of the base, intermediate, and topping layers. Its variable compaction mechanism ensures the right amount of compaction with minimal passes."

Andreas Persson, a lead engineer within applications for Dynapac, explained, "The operation of this system is straightforward and user-friendly. The operator simply selects the high or low amplitude setting, and the machine manages the rest. This simplicity allows the operator to concentrate on navigating the track and ensuring safety, without the need for complex inputs or adjustments. It's all about ease of use — just set the amplitude, and you're ready to go."

The CC2200 VI weighs 7.6 tons and features a 59-inch drum, which is ideal for finish rolling on a variety of job sites. It includes a Tier 4 Final diesel engine with a high torque setting, efficient patented eccentric weights, and an ECO Mode for fuel efficiency. The seismic technology is designed to further optimize compaction efficiency, reduce fuel consumption, and enhance operator comfort.

"The seismic technology allows us to achieve consistent density across the mat, even close to the edges, which is usually challenging," commented Evan Pugh, a density tech QA at Superior Paving.

Persson added, "We've conducted extensive tests to ensure its performance in various conditions. This adaptability is crucial for different contractors working on diverse job sites around the globe. So far, the machine has performed well and achieved the desired compaction levels across the board."

“Superior Paving is an innovative company that is always ready to embrace new technologies to improve their operations," noted All Roads Territory Manager John Rocca. “They've got a bunch of young operators running the equipment who are eager to maximize their efficiency and meet new challenges head-on. The seismic technology on the CC2200 VI roller is another tool they can use to stay on the forefront of the paving and compaction industry.”