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March 19, 2012 - Supplied as standard on BOMAG 1,570 lb BPR100/80D reversible plate compactor and offered as option on BPR70/70D, BPR55/65D, and BP45/55D models, ECONOMIZER provides real-time soil stiffness results. Acceleration sensor measures stiffness of target material across entire compacted area, and gathered data gathered is instantly displayed via series of 10 yellow LEDs. Indicator also provides warnings against over-compaction, soft spots, and low working frequency.

BOMAG ECONOMIZER Soil Stiffness Indicator Removes Guesswork from Reversible Plate Compaction

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Compaction America, Inc.
2000 Kentville Rd.
Kewanee, IL, 61443 1714

Press release date: March 8, 2012

KEWANEE, Ill. - Designed to deliver higher operating efficiency for midsize and heavy reversible plate compactors, BOMAG's ECONOMIZER feature provides real-time soil stiffness results. The new technology saves time and money by helping operators avoid making an unnecessary number of passes to complete compaction projects.

Whereas standard compactors rely on spot-checking with quality control devices to achieve proper material densities, the ECONOMIZER uses an acceleration sensor to measure the stiffness of the target material across the entire compacted area. The data gathered by the sensor is instantly displayed via a simple series of ten yellow LED lights, allowing the operator to react quickly and effectively to changing soil conditions.

The number of illuminated lights on the LED display increases until the optimal level of compaction is achieved. The easy-to-read indicator also provides reliable warnings against over-compaction, soft spots and low working frequency. The display is located in direct view of the operator and can be seen clearly even in strong sunlight. Additionally, the display is well protected from potential jobsite damage while still providing quick access for easy maintenance.

The ECONOMIZER comes standard on BOMAG's 1,570-pound BPR100/80D reversible plate compactor, which delivers 22,481 pounds of centrifugal force. It is available as an option on the BPR70/70D, BPR55/65D and BP45/55D models.

For more information on ECONOMIZER technology or the complete BOMAG Light Equipment product line, including vibratory tampers, single-direction and reversible vibratory plate compactors, trench compactors, single- and tandem-drum walk behind vibratory rollers, and single- and tandem-drum ride-on vibratory rollers, contact BOMAG Americas, Inc., 2000 Kentville Road, Kewanee, IL 61443, call 309-853-3571, toll-free 800-782-6624, fax 309-852-0350, e-mail or visit the company's website at
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