Perfect Communication when Feeding the Paver
A constant supply of mix is essential for producing a level, high-quality pavement. That is why VÖGELE developed the “PaveDock Assistant” for their “dash 3” generation of pavers. This exceedingly efficient system greatly facilitates communication between the paver operator and the driver of the feed vehicle, and it ensures that the mix is supplied to the paver particularly safely and without jolts. In combination with the “PaveDock” push-rollers, the “PaveDock Assistant” consequently ensures considerably greater process safety when transferring mix.
Signal lights on the paver and the associated controls on the paver operator’s ErgoPlus 3 console are key components of the “PaveDock Assistant” communication system. The paver has two signal lights mounted on the right and left of the hardtop. With these lights, the paver operator can give the driver of the feed vehicle unmistakable signals, indicating what needs to be done (e.g. reverse, stop, dump mix). Having two lights, each in an elevated position, ensures that all signals are clearly visible to the driver of the feed vehicle from all angles of approach.
“PaveDock Assistant”: Signal Lights for the Driver of the Feed Vehicle
“PaveDock”: Sprung Push-Rollers
VÖGELE offer the innovative sprung “PaveDock” push-rollers as a supplement to the “PaveDock Assistant”. The particularly sturdy system efficiently absorbs jolts from the feed vehicle while docking onto the paver so that impacts are not transmitted to the material being placed. Together with the “PaveDock Assistant”, the sprung push-rollers maximize process safety during transfer of the mix.
A sensor installed in the sprung push-rollers signals to “PaveDock” whenever a feed vehicle has docked onto the paver. The signal lights automatically and directly indicate the stop symbol. The driver of the feed vehicle can thus react immediately. In this way, “PaveDock Assistant” and the new sprung “PaveDock” push-rollers ensure that material is transferred safely and without jolts.