Wednesday, February 12, 2014

G&Z Brings EGON IntelliMatics™ and Other Machine Improvements to CONEXPO 2014


 
Guntert & Zimmerman (G&Z) is proud to take part in CONEXPO/CONAGG 2014 (South Hall, Booth #61115) with its EGON IntelliMatics™, updated TC1500: Texture Cure Machine, S600: Multi-Purpose Concrete Slipform Paver and TeleEnd: Telescopic End Section.
EGON IntelliMatics saw its international release at bauma 2013. EGON IntelliMatics will be rolled out to the US market at CONEXPO. EGON IntelliMatics takes the concept of telematics — monitoring engine functions to catch small issues before they become major problems — and expands this to all aspects of machine operation including hydraulic and electrical functions.
 
The updated TC1500: Texture Cure Machine will feature new relocatable jacking columns, new cure spray hood with quick width change feature, new cure spray system, new standard cure tote usability and new EGON Plus+1 controls.
 
The S600: Multi-Purpose Slipform Paver will be equipped with new features including EGON IntelliMatics and TightTrack: Tight Trackline Paving Package that allows contractors to pave with only 12” (30cm) of companion lane trackline...Read More
 
For More Information Visit www.guntert.com.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

EGON: Equipment Guidance and Operation Network



Ripon, California U.S.A. April 2, 2013 – Guntert & Zimmerman (G&Z) EGON: Equipment Guidance and Operation Network is a Next Generation Operator Control System that incorporates user friendly features, a modular state of the art network of controllers, extensive onboard and remote monitoring options, and diagnostic capability to allow superior ease of use and troubleshooting. G&Z’s first engineering goal is to manufacture paving equipment that “Maximizes Available Paving Time and Minimizes Everything Else.” The G&Z software engineering team has designed EGON to meet this standard. It has never been easier to operate, reconfigure, diagnose, and manage a piece of concrete paving equipment. EGON is available on all G&Z slipform paving equipment models.


EGON Onboard Operator Interface

EGON’s Operator Interface features both an operator console and a TFT LCD Display that is mounted directly above the console. The Operator Interface is designed to be intuitive and ergonomically sound. The operator console is designed in a compact package to allow it to be easily moved anywhere along the handrail of the operator platform to fit operator preference. The operator console features intuitively organized switches which are labeled with standard ISO symbols making this a durable, easy to use, and multi-lingual user interface. The EGON TFT LCD display includes the latest in mobile interface technology such as high resolution, an anti-glare color screen, sensor controlled backlighting ensuring optimal legibility under all ambient light conditions, and CAN, RS-232, and USB interfaces for all control system updates and diagnostics. Monitoring paver performance has never been easier. The EGON display gives an all-in-one overview of the paver’s extensive systems including: the status of all machine I/O (inputs and outputs), system faults, electronic monitoring of all hydraulic pump pressure and filter conditions (clog monitoring with alarm), fuel level, individual forward/reverse track pressure, and machine configuration and mode. In addition to status, EGON also allows the operator to modify important machines settings including: paver dimensions, sensor calibration, gain values, crown and slope adjustments, and the ability to change machine travel modes via an easy-to-use automated process. In short, EGON has taken the average paver operator’s experience to a new technological level.


EGON Semi-Automated Paver Reconfiguration

G&Z’s software engineering team has taken paver operation and reconfiguration levels that have not been seen in the concrete industry in the past. With semi-automated processes for many features and configurations it’s never been easier to operate a piece of slipform paving equipment.  EGON’s onboard TFT Display will walk the operator through the automated steps as well as directing the steps required by ground personnel. The mode reconfiguration processes include the following: paving to 90 degree, paving to counter-rotate, paving to transport, and of course back to paving from each respective mode. These semi-automated processes ensure the reconfiguration is done correctly and saves the contractor time.


EGON Remote Operator Interface and Diagnostic System

EGON also features a powerful remote diagnostics/monitoring system that will allow any machine owner to protect their investment. The G&Z software engineering team has added to the already extensive onboard capabilities and designed a web based remote user interface to allow maximum connectivity anywhere in the world. Some of these capabilities include: the ability to download program updates, input and output monitoring, remote troubleshooting to reduce service visits, error codes emailed to the customer and G&Z in real-time, connectivity via WiFi or GSM, GPS technology to monitor location, data logging, maintenance reminders, remote setting changes, etc. To summarize all of these potential machine events, EGON will even send the customer and G&Z a detailed report at the end of a predetermined machine runtime for constant monitoring and peace of mind. Truly the sky is the limit with this system, and the potential customer savings over the life of the paver are limitless. EGON has once again taken machine connectivity and service to the next level, and this new system will allow G&Z to always be connected.


NoLine and EGON
NoLine: Stringless Preparation Kit can be included as an option on all G&Z Pavers and Support Equipment. NoLine is comprised of an EGON software upgrade and a hardware kit. NoLine EGON Software Upgrade integrates the use of third-party stringless technology directly into the machine's CANBus network. The NoLine Hardware Kit provides telescopic masts for the total station prisms (only necessary on pavers) and battery backup. NoLine makes paving stringless easy through reliable, proven and integrated software.


EGON Asset Management

EGON’s remote features also make it capable of being used as an asset management system. The EGON online interface will display engine hours, notify the user when a machine is online, and provide location details of the asset itself.  This is a great tool for the equipment managers while in the office. It also brings peace of mind when parking a machine in a remote location or in winter storage.



About Guntert & Zimmerman

In 1956, Guntert & Zimmerman (G&Z) pioneered and introduced the first crawler track mounted, concrete slipform paver with automatic line and grade control in the United States.  In 1963, G&Z along with SGME, Belgium successfully introduced the first slipform paver into Europe and set a standard for how concrete roads and airports building.  Today, G&Z’s wide range of productive and dependable concrete paving products make it the most trusted and respected name in the market. Since its founding in 1942, G&Z has been known for its innovative and pioneering spirit by helping to make contractors as productive as possible. G&Z is constantly developing new technology and upgrading its existing product offering which includes a full range of slipform pavers, placer spreaders, mechanical dowel bar inserters (DBI), texture cure machines, and concrete plants. Whether your machine is new or has over 10,000 hours of operation, G&Z guarantees your satisfaction and will provide you service and parts support no matter where you are in the world. G&Z is also a leader in the design and manufacture of canal construction equipment and bucket wheel trenchers along with other special equipment.



For More Information Visit www.guntert.com.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

G&Z Brings S600 with New Features to Bauma 2013


Guntert & Zimmerman (G&Z) is proud to take part in Bauma 2013 (Stand 1013/3 (Open Air Area F10)) with its S600: Multi-Purpose Concrete Slipform Paver.  The S600 has taken the US market by storm since its domestic introduction at CONEXPO/CONAGG 2011 and has continued to grab market share internationally since its debut at Intermat 2012. At Bauma 2013, the S600 will be equipped with several new and innovative features that will offer international contractors more productivity and more available paving time during the year...Read More.


For More Information Visit bauma.guntert.com.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Unveiling of the G&Z S850SL



Ripon, California U.S.A. November  14, 2012 – Guntert & Zimmerman (G&Z) is proud to announce the New S850SL: Mid-Size Slipform Paver with Swing Legs.  With the success of the G&Z S600 in the domestic and international markets, the patented AccuSteer: Slew Drive Track Control System and SmartLeg: Swing Leg System have been made available as options on the G&Z S850 in lieu of the reliable and time-tested QUADRA bolster system.

AccuSteer consists of slew drives that are mounted on top of the crawler track yokes that are used to steer the tracks in lieu of steering cylinders.  AccuSteer drives are powered with hourglass worm technology to give long life, high accuracy and extremely high maneuverability.  AccuSteer allows the operator to independently rotate the tracks almost a full circle, providing exceptional on site maneuverability and rapid swing leg relocation for paving and transport without the need to re-pin steering cylinders.

Working in tandem with AccuSteer, SmartLeg allows the operator to adjust the swing leg angle on the fly while automatically keeping the crawler track straight ahead.  This offers a high level of flexibility for the contractor to maneuver around track line obstacles (e.g. fire hydrants, airport runway lights, etc.) on the fly and without stopping to make a mechanical swing leg adjustment or re-clocking the steering transducer.  With SmartLeg, the process for transforming the S850SL into the transport configuration can be semi-automated.  This simple process dramatically saves time over other conventional four track slipform pavers.  Using the combination of the 90 degree, AccuSteer and SmartLeg, the four swing bolsters and crawler tracks are semi-automatically walked into the outboard, transport position in approx. 30 minutes.


Where Does the G&Z S850SL Fit in the Market?

As G&Z continues to explore ways to increase available paving time and decrease set up time, the S850SL is designed to fulfill the need for a versatile, maneuverable, time saving mid-size paver that has the ability to achieve good smoothness numbers.  The S850SL Paver is one of the narrowest profile mid-size pavers on the market.  When equipped with special narrow grouser pads, the S850SL can work next to a temporary barrier wall on a companion lane trackline as little as 12” (30cm) wide with and without a DBI.  The S850SL has been engineered to make contractors more productive.  The S850SL time saving options provide the contractor with the opportunity for more paving hours in the day and more paving days during the season.


S850SL Applications

The S850SL Mid-Size Concrete Slipform Paver is an “All-Purpose” mid-size paver.  It is ideal for city streets, secondary roads, highway and airport paving, ramps as well as canal lining applications.


S850SL Specifications

The G&Z S850SL features a patented double telescopic tractor frame, access walkway, and hose hinges for a nominal working range of 12'-0" to 26'-0" (3.66 m to 7.92 m) with up to 7’-0” (2.13 m) of telescopic ability per side - the widest range in the industry. With the addition of optional bolt-in tractor frame extensions, the S850SL tractor can extend up to nom. 39'-5" (12 m).  When the tractor frame is equipped with G&Z’s Patented JC Extender System, major tractor width changes can be done in under one hour.  The S850SL is available with G&Z’s patented and time saving TeleEnd: Telescopic Paving Kit End Sections which allow hydraulic telescopic ability of 3’ (915mm) per end or 4’ (1250 mm) with the New TeleEndXL. The S850SL can be equipped with a mechanical dowel bar inserter (DBI) and can be supplied with hydraulic or electric poker vibrators.  The paving kit, front tie bar inserter and many of the other optional attachments on the S850SL are interchangeable with other G&Z paver models, giving the contractor a more versatile fleet of paving equipment. 


About Guntert & Zimmerman

In 1956, Guntert & Zimmerman (G&Z) pioneered and introduced the first crawler track mounted, concrete slipform paver with automatic line and grade control in the United States.  In 1963, G&Z along with SGME, Belgium successfully introduced the first slipform paver into Europe and set a standard for how concrete roads and airports building.  Today, G&Z’s wide range of productive and dependable concrete paving products make it the most trusted and respected name in the market. Since its founding in 1942, G&Z has been known for its innovative and pioneering spirit by helping to make contractors as productive as possible. G&Z is constantly developing new technology and upgrading its existing product offering which includes a full range of slipform pavers, placer spreaders, mechanical dowel bar inserters (DBI), texture cure machines, and concrete plants. Whether your machine is new or has over 10,000 hours of operation, G&Z guarantees your satisfaction and will provide you service and parts support no matter where you are in the world. G&Z is also a leader in the design and manufacture of canal construction equipment and bucket wheel trenchers along with other special equipment.­­­


For More Information Visit www.guntert.com.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

MCM Paves Dallas Love with G&Z S850

Concrete Slipform Paver

Compared to mainline highway paving, slipforming concrete taxiways, aprons, and runways at an active airport is a challenging business. Production is hampered by the many small, irregularly shaped pieces of pavement that need to be paved one at a time. 

That’s the situation faced by MCM at Dallas Love Field Airport, a heavy civil and building contractor with corporate offices in Irving, Texas. At Dallas Love Field Airport, the city of Dallas and Southwest Airlines are collaborating to build a $500 Million-plus airport renovation project. A number of gates must remain open during four years of construction, which will wind up in 2015.

MCM has a $68 Million contract to remove concrete, grade the subgrade and base, relocate utilities (including a new aircraft refueling system), and place 298,000 square yards of new concrete pavement. Most of that is 17-inch jointed plain concrete with no steel. There are smaller amounts of 15-inch and 8-inch concrete pavement....Read More.




For More Information Visit www.guntert.com.