Electric concrete slipformer revolution from GOMACO 

GOMACO’s compact CC-1200e slipformer is ahead of the curve for the concrete construction segment with its use of electric power. Rory Keogh at GOMACO (and also vice president of the European Concrete Paving Association) commented, “It’s the first all-electric slipform paver in the world.”
Bauma 2022 / October 28, 2022
GOMACO’s compact electric slipformer offers efficient working 
GOMACO’s compact electric slipformer offers efficient working 

Keogh said that the battery will power the machine for eight hours when laying kerb in a straight line, although he added that this may drop to around six hours when working around curves due to the extra power needed for the steering system. Recharging the 48V DC lithium-ion battery pack takes around 8-10 hours from a conventional 220V supply, although a two-hour fast charger is an optional feature.

The first unit has been equipped with a Topcon machine control package, although Keogh said that customers can order technology from Leica Geosystems or Trimble if they prefer. He said that that the 3D machine control system is just for steering, as the level of the kerb being laid follows the level of the road.

The machine is operated using a radio remote control unit that features GOMACO’s proven G+ control system. Features include rotary-sensored slew drive steering on the front assembly for tight turning, smooth paving and ease of control.

The machine can pour a 610mm radius, has a paving speed of up to 12.2m/min and an auxiliary speed of 28.3m/min for site mobility. Different mold configurations are offered, allowing a 305mm wide by 356mm high section. The mold can be mounted on either side of the machine, while the hopper and mold are adjustable up to 381mm.

Leg elevation is controlled by three hydraulic cylinders, each with a stroke of 254mm as well as an additional 127mm of manual adjustment.

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