AXENOX’s OXCLAW Screed System Creates Buzz in Asphalt Industry
The new patented AXENOX® screed system from AXENOX of Powell, Wyoming, is creating buzz in the asphalt paving industry.
It’s a completely different screed system. Replacing your current screed plate with the AXENOX system promotes the aggregate to find its rightful place and orientation in the finished mat, according to the manufacturer. Using a sine wave concept, the manufacturer has named OXCLAW®, the mix travels down the pattern to a gradual widening. The sine wave gets material in the mat and the upside down funnel mandates positive flow. This crossing sine wave texture adds a lateral movement instead of just vertical downward pressure. Adding a third dimension results in a more dense, stable mat directly from the screed, according to the manufacturer. The finished mat is proving to be more consistent, straighter, and have stronger unconfined edge lines and better longitudinal joint density, according to measurements the manufacturer has taken in the field. The OXCLAW texture on the screed is the last chance to reduce segregation. As the three-dimensional forces are applied, the aggregate finds its appropriate place and orientation within the mat, resulting in higher structural integrity.
The AXENOX screed system is designed to replace your traditional screed and OXCLAW texture plates are customizable to different applications, specifications, and mix designs.
AXENOX has also changed the dreaded process of changing screed plates. The patented BULLOX® system has a one-time “conductor plate” installation, which remains permanently. Then the cast, high-chrome carbide OXCLAW plates lock into place on the conductor plate with a taper lock and high temperature silicone. When it is time to change plates, you simply stretch the silicone cord and the plate releases allowing for a new plate to be placed. The plates come in one-foot sections for the majority of the screed and in 4-inch sections on the center for flexibility in crown.
For more information, contact AXENOX at (307) 764-6226.