Crafco Inc. Adds to Melter/Applicators Lineup
Crafco Inc., an Ergon company, Chandler, Arizona, introduces two new equipment innovations for its melter/applicators. Crafco’s new Work Area Camera is designed to improve crew safety and efficiency by providing drivers towing any Super Shot™ Series, Patcher II or EZ Series II melter with instant feedback on crew location.
The waterproof backup camera with infra-red night vision attaches to the rear of the melter, while the 5-inch LED digital monitor’s suction cup mount adheres to the towing truck’s windshield. The Work Area Camera provides live, wireless transmission so the driver can see what’s happening in and around the melter in real-time. The new Driver Alert System allows a crew member operating an applicator wand a more effective and efficient way to communicate with the team and driver towing any SuperShot or EZ Series II melter with an electric heated hose. A signaling device similar to a vehicle backup alarm, Crafco’s Driver Alert System releases a short, high-pitched tone that signals the crew and driver to move forward, stop, accelerate or slow down. The new Driver Alert System is powered by a conveniently located wireless switch easily adjustable to the operator’s dominant hand.
“Crafco melter/applicators consistently answer pavement preservation challenges through innovation,” said Crafco’s vice president of national sales and marketing, Tom Kelly. “Our Work Area Camera and Driver Alert System are two new equipment innovations that work to support safe and efficient crack sealing operations for contractors and agencies alike.”