Asphalt Industry Tradeshow Brings Technology to the Forefront
Every year, the industry comes together to share knowledge and ideas. We meet in a convention center to check out the latest and greatest in equipment, software and services to enhance the way we do business, the way we pave the nation’s roadways. It’s time again to prepare for the World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Academy and Expo. The combined conventions for 2019 descend upon Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center this Feb. 12-14.
As you know, the show owners (National Asphalt Pavement Association, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, and National Stone Sand and Gravel Association) put all the details online at www.worldofasphalt.com and www.nssga.org/major-event/agg1/. Check those out.
On the WOA site, map your show plan under the “Register” tab, and don’t forget to add Booth 10126 to your travels so you can visit with your AsphaltPro staff. Make a list of the education sessions you want to attend by visiting the “Education” tab. You’ll see these options and lists in a menu down the left-hand side of the “Visit” page.
In the meantime, consider this preview a cheat sheet to make your planning easier.
Would you like some tips and highlights of the vendors who are working overtime to make your show experience awesome? AsphaltPro invited exhibitors to share specific information with you.
The following listing of vendors who responded to our call for information includes an abbreviated company name, the booth number where you can find them on the tradeshow floor, and a detail the vendor felt the asphalt and aggregate audience would deem most important to know about their offerings at WOA/AGG1 this year.
WOA show hours
Tuesday – 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday – 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday – 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Indiana Convention Center at 100 S. Capitol Ave.
Feb. 12-14, 2019
Get your badge at an onsite registration counter.
Asphalt Drum Mixers Inc.
Asphalt Drum Mixers Inc., will have its EX Series, Model EX 8844 on display in booth 25127.
“Check out plant components on the show floor and quiz ADM personnel on how the EX 8844 works to advance your business’ bottom line with features like: increased capacity, with up to 50 percent RAP, in a compact package; counterflow technology for maximum heat transfer and fuel efficiency via separate drying and mixing zones; clean operation for virtual elimination of blue smoke and hydrocarbon emissions and efficient design for single-operator capability, easy troubleshooting and simple on-site maintenance. See it for yourself, and discuss custom solutions with expert personnel.”
AMMANN Group will be exhibiting in booth 20149 with information on asphalt production and compaction.
Road Science®, division of ArrMaz, will be exhibiting in booth 20147.
AsphaltPro Magazine will have information pertaining to our Asphalt Paving 101 online course for paving professionals. We’ll also have forms to help you get colleagues signed up to receive the magazine.
Astec Inc. announces its Silobot Silo inspection service is now available. ASTEC Silobot™ inspection service uses an innovative wireless, remotely controlled robot that analyzes, evaluates and inspects asphalt silos for imperfections.
Additional asphalt mix production equipment will be on display in booth 21113. The company will also have giveaways of a custom, one-of-a-kind, 1/12-scale Indy car model and 4 Indy 500 tickets, plus four VIP passes to the Legends Day concert.
“Astec will use its booth to showcase expansive product offerings. Representatives from the Astec parts team will be on hand along with an array of available parts. Astec controls representatives will demonstrate the strengths of Astec control systems. Visitors to the Astec booth will see a full-size Phoenix® Talon™ burner, as well as a display of the Astec warm mix system, the Silobot inspection device, and a cut-a-way scale model of a Double Barrel® XHR drum.”
BOMAG Americas Inc. will have the new BF300C-2 asphalt paver on display in booth 17115.
BOMAG will unveil its newest commercial asphalt paver, the BF 300, which features MAGMALIFE screed technology, which cast heating elements inside a protected aluminum block for faster heat-up times and more uniform heat distribution. Visit the booth to learn about ECOMODE, the quick coupling system for fast screed extension and BOMAG’s side view.
“The new paver will be physically on the booth along with…BF300C-2, BM2200/75, BW206AD-5, BW151AD-5, BW138AD-5. Come to the booth to learn about BOMAG’s extensive line of asphalt paving, compaction and rehabilitation equipment, including TanGO tangential oscillation rollers, ECONOMIZER and Asphalt Manager intelligent compaction monitoring, Remix Anti-Segregation System pavers, MAGMALIFE screed technology, BMS 15 interchangeable milling tooth holders, BOMAG FLEXMIX recycler technology, and BOMAG Telematic to monitor machine operation, location and health. Bring your asphalt paving, compaction and rehabilitation challenges to the BOMAG specialists during World of Asphalt/AGG 1 in booth 17115 for efficient and cost-effective solutions.”
Cargill will be available to discuss rejuvenators and high RAP mixes, including the initial results of testing with NCAT and MnROAD.
“As a leading provider of innovative solutions, and a champion of raising the performance bar, earlier this year we partnered with NCAT and MnROAD to evaluate how to best implement performance-engineered design in mixes containing rejuvenators and high levels of RAP. Our experts will be on hand to discuss the initial results from this ongoing testing and share how our Anova rejuvenator makes high RAP roads a reality. With Anova rejuvenator it’s possible to increase the amount of recycled content in the asphalt mix from today’s average 20-30 percent RAP mix, up to 50 or even 100 percent, without sacrifices. Visit our booth to learn how to improve the performance—and the sustainability—of asphalt roads using high RAP mixes.”
The Caterpillar booth at stand 26107 is combined with the Weiler booth at 28107 so there’s plenty of milling, paving and compaction equipment to be seen here.
“Growing your business is challenging in the road building industry. Caterpillar and your Cat Dealer have your back. Whether you need new equipment, training, service, or a new part to keep your project on schedule, we are right there with you.”
Chemtek Inc. will have its NeSilex silica dust suppressant and PavePro biodegradable asphalt solvent on display at the booth, with product demonstrations during all open exhibit hours. The company will also be part of the Rock the Road presentations during the show and will be presenting on Effective Silica Dust Control Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 1:30 p.m.
“Chemtek Inc. provides solutions that matter! Stop by our booth to see how you can reduce your bottom line, save time and also create a safer work environment for your employees. We’ve created a break-through silica dust solution that is easy to integrate and will dramatically reduce silica dust exposure on your construction site. We’re also the creators of an asphalt cleaner that works better than diesel fuel but is legal and safe to use. Don’t put your employee safety at risk and stop wasting money on products that don’t work! Stop by our booth to see these break-through solutions in action!”
CWMF will be exhibiting in booth 15111. Stop by to talk about your plant component needs.
Eagle Crusher Company Inc.
Eagle Crusher Company Inc. will have its new Stealth™-500 on display at booth 27089. The plant is specifically configured to help cost-conscious businesses enter the asphalt, aggregate, and sand and gravel industries, or economically add to their fleets for a low initial investment price.
“Eagle Crusher personnel will be on hand to personally showcase the Stealth™-500 and to help producers find the right crushing and screening equipment for their particular applications. The all-electric Stealth, designed for smaller-sized jobs that require cubicle spec products from a highly portable crushing and screening plant, provides high production crushing and screening on one chassis. The plant’s two-deck inclined screen produces two cubical products, while top-deck retained material is returned to the crusher for further processing. The Stealth transports easily with its hydraulic retractable return conveyor, and sets up and tears down quickly using its hydraulic lift and leveling system.”
E.D. Etnyre will be exhibiting in booth 21096. Stop by to see a number of distributors and trailers.
Stop by booth 20143 to visit with Ernie Kaplan about your distance measuring needs.
FORTA Corporation will have its new FORTA® Voyager on display to automate the fiber feeding process with a wireless remote. The company will have other products on display in booth 13100 as well.
“Stop by to learn how fiber reinforcement can help your asphalt pavement. FORTA-FI is proven to reduce cracks and rutting. It’s easier than you think.”
Gencor Industries Inc.
Gencor Industries Inc. will have burner, hot oil heater and plant controls on display at booth 34127.
“Come see Gencor’s Portable Ultraplant® is the most fuel efficient, environmentally clean, easiest set up and lowest maintenance design available to the hot mix industry. A totally integrated drum concept that allows high production continuous mix with high-volume, high moisture recycle. The Gencor Portable Ultraplant® combines simple design with the most advanced control technology and massive heavy construction unmatched in the industry. Backed by world class product support and training, Gencor Portable Ultraplants® provide contractors years of dependable long life with low cost- low maintenance operation for the highest profitability. Whether you’re near home or paving towards the North Pole, a Gencor plant is your best choice.”
GreenPatch® will have a revolutionary cold asphalt repair product on display as well as videos of how to produce GreenPatch through a HMA plant or portable pugmill.
“GreenPatch®, a permanent asphalt repair product, uses state of the art technology enabling producers throughout the country to add recycled asphalt product (RAP) and sustainable additives during cold asphalt production. As owners and operators of three asphalt plants, we consciously designed GreenPatch Liquid® from a producer’s standpoint, creating benefits such as a 400o flashpoint, which allows manufacturers to safely operate their plants at normal temperatures. As a DOT-approved product in all 50 states, we are a preferred choice of major cities, utilities, manufacturers, DOTs, contractors and homeowners everywhere and the only no toxic VOC permanent asphalt repair product.”
Heatec Inc. will be display its new Heatec Control Systems at booth 21106. Heatec controls for emulsion blending, polymer blending, and asphalt terminals combine user-friendly interfaces with sophisticated software to give plant personnel precise control over their processes, according to the manufacturer. Recipes can be programmed to be semi or fully automated.
“Heatec will have several display units for you to put your hands on. We will have a full scale heater there with a Recon monitoring system mounted on it along with side pumps and a sock filter system. We will also have a Recon system demo unit that you can view and test on tablets. We will have three control system demos on hand for you to explore: emulsion blending system, polymer blending system, and terminal control system. In addition, we have a bunch of new stuff to talk about with our tanks and a partnership with a thermal fluid manufacturer.”
Ingevity will be exhibiting in booth 17116.
Kenco Engineering will be exhibiting in booth 31100. Stop by to discuss your wear parts and components needs.
KM International will display the KM 8000T asphalt hotbox and the KM T-2 asphalt recycler in booth 16141.
“Stop by our booth to see why thousands of contractors across the country rely on the dependability and versatility of KM International equipment. KM International’s entire line of equipment is designed to make pavement maintenance easier and more importantly profitable. KM staff will be on hand and ready to answer questions regarding not only the equipment but how the equipment will help take your business to the next level.”
KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens
KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens will exhibit in booth 29127. Kolberg-Pioneer will introduce a water clarification system designed to eliminate the need for settling ponds by recovering 95 percent of the water that flows to the system. Johnson Crushers International will introduce the K350+ cone crusher model with increased drive train, stroke, horsepower, weight, head diameter, hold-down force.
KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens will have unique giveaways for all visitors.
“KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens will be showcasing two of their crushers, the 3055 Pioneer® jaw crusher from Kolberg-Pioneer and a new model of the Kodiak® Plus cone crusher from Johnson Crushers International. The new mid-range model offers higher production with a smaller footprint and up to 10 percent more capacity. Kolberg-Pioneer will be introducing a new water clarification system that accelerates the process of filtering fines from dirty water for reuse in the processing plant. The group’s booth will also feature a unique display showcasing a variety of materials from the aggregate and asphalt industries.”
Libra Systems Inc.
Libra Systems Inc., will introduce its Libra Sentinel GPS Truck/Asset Management Solution at WOA with the software on display in the booth. Sentinel is a cloud-based GPS system designed to be a complete asset management solution. When coupled with other Libra systems, Sentinel is designed to provide a seamless, end-to-end solution for tracking and managing assets in real time. “Key benefits include: seamless integration with Libra Solution Suite; mobile app or vehicle mounted options; unparalleled accuracy.”
Libra will have products on display in the booth, and will have a number of giveaways for attendees.
“In addition to the Sentinel GPS Truck/Asset Management Solution, Libra will be unveiling the new, fully-graphic Silo Safety system. Other solutions to be showcased include asphalt plant automation, truck scale ticketing systems, centralized management solutions, self-service kiosks, point-of-sale software, remote printer terminals, camera id, web services and central/local dispatch.”
Meeker Equipment Co. Inc.
Meeker Equipment Co. Inc., will showcase its Meeker asphalt batchers and transfer conveyor in the booth. The transfer conveyors are electrically heated; the manufacturer uses split return rollers on all the idler sprockets to allow replacement of only the sprocket, not the shaft. The three-way transfer conveyors have a bolt-on inlet so one section can be removed for maintenance, rather than the entire conveyor. All conveyors come standard with zero speed switches to show conveyor running and bin indicators on head shafts to show if material has built up in the conveyor. “All of our batchers are oversized to allow large, 3+ ton batches. We use a split batcher with double doors on the bottom of the batcher to allow even flow of asphalt into the silo. Larger batchers reduce segregation issues. With plants getting bigger and bigger, the batchers allow for more of a ‘gob’.”
“Meeker is continuing to grow in the marketplace. We now offer complete silo systems, reverse air baghouses, hot oil heaters, asphalt tanks, and manufacturing capability to handle our customers’ requirements. Look to the future with Meeker.”
Pegasus will be exhibiting in booth 12106. Stop by to talk about the all aluminum live bottom trailers.
Pine Test Equipment
Pine Test Equipment will be exhibiting in booth 29096. Stop by to see the testing equipment to complete your asphalt QC/QA lab.
Process Heating Company Inc.
Process Heating Company Inc., will be exhibiting in booth 20127.
“For years, we have told customers why our Lo-Density® heat is the best choice for heating their asphalt tanks, hot-oil circulating systems, fuel-oil preheaters and distributor trucks. This year, with the launch of our new product videos, visitors to WOA will be able to see the difference. These videos show how our low-watt-density, drywell-style electric heaters actually work, and illustrate exactly why they are a more efficient, reliable, safer and cleaner form of heat. Visitors will also see how Lo-Density heaters reduce damage to liquid asphalt and emulsions, keep coking to a minimum, and enjoy an unparalleled decades-long heater life.”
Reliable Asphalt Products Inc.
Reliable Asphalt Products Inc., will have a number of products on display in its booth, including a hot oil heater, asphalt calibration tank, asphalt pump metering skid and the Minds control system. Personnel will offer in-depth Minds control demonstrations throughout the day and offer multiple give-away items.
“Reliable Asphalt Products Inc., brings a full line of products and services to the asphalt plant industry. Besides being the largest vendor of used and refurbished plants and components in the United States and Canada, we specialize in retrofitting new components such as baghouses, silo systems, pump meter skids, liquid asphalt tanks, cold feeds, etc. Reliable focuses on higher plant production with greater percentages of recycle. We offer both new, used and refurbished parts. Visit our booth to inspect the newly designed, even more fuel-efficient Burke hot oil heater. We look forward to greeting you at Booth 13127.”
Roadtec Inc. will have its new RX-700e heavy duty half-lane planer on display at booth 23089. The upgraded RX-700e cold planer features an 800-horsepower Caterpillar® engine and an updated body style. It’s available in three-track and four-track versions; the four-track version will be on display.
Roadtec will also showcase the RP-170e asphalt paver, the RP-195e asphalt paver, the SB-2500e Shuttle Buggy® material transfer vehicle, and the SX-8e soil stabilizer/reclaimer.
Stop by the booth because: “Roadtec is showcasing five asphalt machines: two pavers, a cold planer, a stabilizer, and the industry leading Shuttle Buggy® MTV. All Roadtec machines are built from A656 Grade 80 steel, which yields a stronger, lighter frame. The upgraded RX-700e cold planer features the increased power of an 800 hp engine. The RP-170e rubber tired paver is an 8-foot paver with a compact wheelbase for greater maneuverability. The RP-195e rubber-tracked paver features Roadtec’s anti-segregation design. Roadtec’s largest soil stabilizer, the SX-8E rounds out the booth. Booth 23089 also features Roadtec’s Guardian™ Telematics System. Guardian was recently enhanced to provide increased functionality and faster speeds.”
Rubble Master will have its new HS3500M scalping screen on display at booth 15089. This compact 4 x 9-foot high performance screen is designed to process a variety of waste products including asphalt slabs and millings, gravel, and more. Customers can choose from a variety of screen sizes to get up to three finished end products.
“We offer a draw for Yeti Products. Stop by and drop your business card.”
“Rubble Master will have the biggest aggregate equipment booth at the World of Asphalt with two pieces of equipment on display—a crusher and a scalper screen. Rubble Master will feature its best seller—the RM 90GO! compact crusher….Also on display is the all-new RUBBLE MASTER HS3500M scalping screen….Rubble Master is the only tracked impactor that has zero issues with its radiators in an asphalt application which makes it the perfect impact crusher for paving contractors and asphalt plants. Stop by and learn more.”
Stansteel/Hotmix Parts & Service
Stansteel/Hotmix Parts & Service will have its new Tank Tracker on display in booth 17133. The tool is designed to monitor your operation while keeping costs low and team members safe. The manufacturer lists the following benefits of the Tank Tracker: load the right AC in the right tank; stop overflow of tanks; know your tank or silo level within a few gallons or 1 percent; help manage your inbound tankers and outbound trucks to know inventory at all times; remove one more difficult/hazardous task; management and supervisors can monitor the level from any smart phone.
Gregg Gilpin and Sherman Owen will give training talks at the booth every hour on the hour throughout the show.
Stop by the booth to win one class tuition to any of the Hotmix University classes in 2020.
“Visiting the Stansteel/Hotmix Parts & Service booth is an opportunity to meet some of the most experienced people in the asphalt industry. You can see first-hand some of the newest technology around, and get hands-on with world-class equipment that can immediately give you a competitive edge in your business. Plus you can talk asphalt with some of the nicest and best-looking folks at the WOA and get the chance to win some valuable and unique prizes.”
Tarmac International will be exhibiting in booth 19099. Stop by to discuss your plant and component needs.
TransTech will be exhibiting in booth 26127. Stop by to see the line of non-nuclear density gauges for your QC/QA program.
Wirtgen Group will have the Wirtgen W 150 CFi with new 1,800 mm (6-foot) milling drum assembly on display in booth 33077 among other pieces of equipment from the company.
“The Wirtgen W 150 CFi will be paired with a display on new polycrystalline diamond PCD cutting tools, along with the Super 1800-3i SprayJet paver, Super 2000-3i, and Super 700-3i pavers from Vögele. Hamm asphalt rollers of all sizes will be displayed and will include the innovative DV+90i VV-S pivot steered roller with split vibration drum for perfect compaction of tight radii. A hands-on cab simulator featuring Hamm’s exclusive Easy Drive operating concept will be on exhibit. And Kleemann’s Mobirex MR 130 Zi EVO2 mobile impact crusher will be displayed.”