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Bomag MPH 125 soil stabiliser with new Flexmix technology is being unveiled at Intermat 2012.
The MPH 125 soil stabiliser/recycler with innovative Flexmix technology is being launched by Bomag at INTERMAT.
The German company said increasing requirements in soil engineering are requiring maximum flexibility from soil stabilisation and cold recycling units, and believed its new Flemix technology is setting unprecedented standards in mix quality on all applications worldwide.
An optional change in the mix function provides a range of practical options which, according to Bomag, has never been available before. The MPH 125 is said to offer maximum output, yet retains top mixing and crushing quality. Bomag said this is due to Flexmix and the machine’s unique mixing chamber design. In addition to conventional setting options, Bomag has extended utilisation with an additional mixing and crushing gate.
The infinitely variable mixing gate acts as a crushing bar in the rotor hood. If required, the milled material is crushed to the target size by the mixing bar. This crushing effect is said to be infinitely variable. The feature is said by Bomag to be complemented by an 11-stage rotor speed control. To achieve the same result at reduced rotor speed means far lower rotor wear. This, Bomag claimed, saves fuel and reduces tooling costs.
Further technology from Bomag being showcased for the first time at INTERMAT is the firm’s first replacement adapter system – the Bomag BRS 05 specially developed for use on soil stabiliers. A permanent connection with the base holders, and what is said to be a simple and intelligent system design, are also claimed to be setting new standards. Bomag said that even in difficult, but also common conditions such as corrosion or contamination, changeover times are reduced and can be carried out easily on site. High wear resistant steel is also said to provide an extremely long service life.
High mix qualities are said by Bomag to require precise metering systems for mixed water and bitumen. Permanent process monitoring can occur with the automatic metering computer on the soil stabiliser MPH 125. The results achieved are recorded during the process and can be printed out if required.
At the press of a button, the height adjustable ROPS cab can be lowered to a transportable height in a few seconds. With an overall height of 3.1metres, the machine can now be transported without height restrictions. Bomag describes he ergonomic design of the MPH 125 as “outstanding”; the combination of the main operating functions in two joysticks is said to enable the operator to work fatigue-free all-day.