Visit the Vendors of NPE
As we enter a new year, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and service providers are rolling out new products and offerings to enhance the asphalt professional’s bottom line. From striping equipment to cold planers, from sealcoat product to stencils, and all the paving and pavement maintenance equipment in between, OEMs have been mulling over what to bring to the National Pavement Expo (NPE) in Tampa this Jan. 23-25 for the contractors and departments of transportation (DOTs) who will be in attendance.
Among the additives, hot boxes, safety equipment, and more displayed around the show floor, the theme of paving and pavement maintenance and preservation is top of mind. With that theme front and center, we’re using the participating exhibitors of NPE to populate the January product gallery. Herein you’ll see each of the NPE vendors who took the time to prepare information and images for the wider asphalt audience.
If you’ll be in Tampa later this month, make sure you stop by their booths, listed with their names below, to let them know you saw their teaser in AsphaltPro. This is the information that was confirmed as of press time. You can find updates and a complete exhibitor list here.
AsphaltPro, Booth 1019
AsphaltPro Magazine, headquartered in Fayette, Missouri, offers the Asphalt Paving 101 online course for training the paving crew. This back-to-basics course has eight modules to teach the new hire—or to refresh the veteran worker. Your purchase of the online course at https://training.theasphaltpro.com/ gives you access to it on any desktop, laptop or mobile device anytime, anywhere to show to any number of your employees as often as you need to ensure they learn and understand the basics of their job on the paving and pavement maintenance crew. Ask about the course when you stop by The AsphaltPro Magazine booth.
Also stop in to see the hours of our “Ask The Expert” series. We’ll have industry veteran John Ball, the proprietor of Top Quality Paving & Training, at the booth for a few hours to answer your questions and talk about best practices for best pavements.
Sign up for the weekly Toolbox Tips from AsphaltPro at www.TheAsphaltPro.com.
Buffalo Turbine, Booth 729
Buffalo Turbine, Springville, New York, will display the Blitz Stand On Debris Blower. The Blitz is available in two models, the Blitz BT-SB26, powered by a 26HP EFI gas engine and the Blitz BT-SB40 powered by a 40HP EFI gas engine. Both models feature Buffalo Turbine’s renowned Turbine Blower and high-performance independent suspension. The Blitz’s Turbine Blower is designed to provide the strongest blowing power available in each model’s class and features 360-degree nozzle rotation control mounted in the drive handles, allowing nozzle rotation while in motion.
“With the smooth ride and unmatched clearing power, the Blitz provides best in class productivity and clears debris faster than other stand on debris blowers currently available,” said Buffalo Turbine Owner Louis Horschel. “We have engineered the BLITZ from the ground up to provide best in class performance and productivity that our customers have come to expect from us.”
The Blitz is backed by Buffalo Turbine’s industry leading 10-year warranty.
For more information, call (716) 592-2700 or visit www.buffaloturbine.com.
CMC Equipment Inc., Booth 514
CMC Equipment Inc., headquartered in Yankton, South Dakota, unveils the Curb Broom for the world of paving and excavation. This skid loader attachment is poised to revolutionize the way curb cleaning is approached, according to the manufacturer.
As construction companies grapple with labor shortages and the need for more efficient processes, the Curb Broom is designed to alleviate the reliance on manual labor. The attachment streamlines the often-tedious task of curb cleaning, resulting in time and cost savings.
Key benefits of the Curb Broom include:
- Labor Efficiency: No more halting crews for manual curb cleaning.
- Versatility: This attachment allows operators to extend the broom hydraulically, reaching curbs and sidewalks without damaging them.
- Material Handling: The Curb Broom is equipped with a unique bristle combination of poly and wire, allowing it to sweep and cut through heavy materials efficiently.
- Cost Savings: By reducing labor costs and saving time, the Curb Broom leads to cost-effective project execution.
With the Curb Broom, your company can achieve cleaner curbs, happier and more productive crews, and ultimately, a competitive edge in the construction industry, according to the manufacturer.
For more information, visit https://cmcequipment.co.
COFRA USA Inc., Booth 1023
COFRA USA Inc. will display its new Asphalt I/75 C/75 EH PR boot for asphalt workers.
Its upper is made of water repellent leather. The outsole is made of heat defender PU and nitrile rubber, resistant up to 572°F (1 minute contact), according to the manufacturer. Heat defender PU is a compound designed to prevent heat from passing through the sole into the shoe. It resists to 302°F for 30 minutes without its chemical-physical features being altered. The sole has no cleats, to avoid marks on the asphalt.
Its thermic insole, a footbed made of soft and scented polyurethane, insulates against high temperatures thanks to its special polyurethane compound.
The protective toe cap “top return” is thermal insulating. In case of crushing, it will recover its original shape, making it easier to remove the foot, according to the manufacturer.
The nonmetallic APT Plate-Zero Perforation with high electrical resistance is designed to be lighter and more comfortable than traditional steel plates. Used as an insole, it grants 100% surface protection and gives higher thermal insulation compared to steel, according to the manufacturer.
For more information, visit www.cofra.it.
GRACO, Booth 533
Graco, headquartered in Minneapolis, will showcase its latest striping technology, which includes a full lineup of battery-powered products in LineLazer ES. Newest to this family is the LineLazer ES 500, which is powered by DeWalt FlexVolt batteries. Delivered with two FlexVolt batteries and a Fast Charger to allow for all-day striping, according to the manufacturer.
For more information, contact Mike Vangstad at Mike_D_Vangstad@graco.com.
Holms Attachments Inc., Booth 511
Holms Attachments Inc., headquartered in Hickory, North Carolina, announced that it will display three models of pickup sweepers during the expo. Supporting the paving industry with multiple solutions, Holms Attachments targets small to medium road projects with a range of flexible attachments that allow contractors to use existing mobile fleets (loaders/skid steers) versus using dedicated sweeping machines. Lower owning and operating costs make these attachments a solution worth considering.
Holms Attachments was established in 1927 in Motala, Sweden. The company has over 95 years of experience. Since the 1950s, Holms has manufactured and developed snowplows and sweeper attachments for heavy equipment.
For more information, contact Dan Snedecor at (828) 215-7917 or Dan.Snedecor@holms.com.
P&T Products, Booth 1033
P&T Products – Manufacturer of Dura-Fill Hot Pour Crack & Joint Sealants, Sandusky, Ohio, will display its Dura-Melt™ sealant. Dura-Melt fully consumable packaging is an innovative, environmentally friendly option to traditional cardboard boxes, according to the manufacturer. The patented design of the meltable container sets it apart from other “no box” options. The package is corrugated for strength, so pallets are uniform, stable and weather resistant. The size and shape of Dura-Melt containers result in a product that is easy to handle and melts quickly. The entire package is added to the melter, so jobs move faster with no boxes to open or discard.
For more information, call (419) 621-1966 or visit pntproducts.com.
Pavewise, Booth 1224
Pavewise, headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, will launch Pavewise at NPE, where attendees can experience live demos of the software tool firsthand. The software is used to track production and quality goals, monitor weather and its impacts, and manage projects. It can be used to:
- Maximize incentives by closely tracking paving variables;
- Integrate paving solutions; and
- Efficiently manage project variables.
A project’s success can hinge on weather conditions. With Pavewise’s comprehensive dashboard, the user can monitor real-time weather including precipitation, wind, and humidity, and receive instant weather updates. The 14-Day Productivity Impact Prediction ensures you’re always prepared.
Pavewise is designed to elevate project management, allowing the user to seamlessly switch between all the projects in the app. With an intuitive interface, once the user activates a project, the user can assign crews, mark the project location with a simple pin drop, craft a schedule tailored to the project’s needs, and see detailed specs and equipment in one place.
Pavewise offers 24/7 expert support through the user help center. Over 130 users from 50 distinguished companies nationwide have secured early access to Pavewise.
For more information, contact Michael Howey at 561-323-1982 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sripath Technologies® LLC, New Jersey, is excited to announce it will showcase products and latest research findings on its products from both field and laboratory trials. Sripath Technologies creates innovative bitumen additives designed to improve the performance of asphalt roadways. Sripath is a global company with customers and affiliates in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. This year at NPE, Dr. Deepak Madan, an expert in asphalt additive technology and chief of marketing and business development at Sripath, will be present at the booth to share insights and answer questions. Key products to be featured include: ReLIXER®, an additive designed to maximize the performance of roadways containing reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP). This blend of biobased oils revitalizes aged RAP bitumen. By reducing the need for virgin bitumen and fresh aggregates, ReLIXER® helps cut greenhouse emissions and lowers overall mix costs. PGXpand®, a bitumen-friendly polymeric-additive, designed to improve the rutting resistance, high temperature grade, and durability of polymer-modified bitumen (PMB) mixes. NuMIXER®, an environmentally friendly bitumen softener designed to flexibly adjust the properties of bitumen and aid in polymer and crumb rubber compatibility.
For more information, contact Deepak Madan at email@example.com or visit Sripath.com.
TransTech Systems Inc., Booth 524
TransTech Systems Inc. is headquartered in Latham, New York. With over 30 years of experience, TransTech Systems is the original developer of non-nuclear electromagnetic impedance technology to determine the in-place density measurement of asphalt by way of the PQI 380 asphalt density gauge. The PQI 380 non-invasive density testing device will be available at booth #524 for hands-on demonstration. The PQI 380 is designed to determine the percent relative compaction, density and temperature of hot or warm-mix asphalt in less than 3 seconds as it is being laid. It uses a technology that does not require any special safety and health precautions or licensing during the use, storage or transportation of the density gauge.
Listen to a presentation by TransTech Systems on the benefits of the use of a non-nuclear density gauge entitled “Non-Destructive QC/QA on Paving Projects” on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 10:00 a.m. during the Paving track, in room 122-123.
For more information, contact John Lamond at (518) 560-0387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.