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Bomag to highlight autonomy and electrification at Conexpo

Bomag BW 100 AD e-5 tandem roller
Bomag will be exhibiting their new BW 100 AD e-5 tandem roller

More than 40 machines to be shown from autonomous roller concept to zero-emission range of compactors

COMPACTION equipment specialists Bomag will be taking their biggest booth at this year’s Conexpo show in Las Vegas. The company has confirmed the display of more than 40 machines, including a new autonomous single-drum roller model concept and multiple new models from its e-Performance line of compactors.

In their largest show effort yet at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2023, Bomag, alongside the Fayat Group, will tell the story of ‘Building Better Roads’ through the combination of sustainable machine design, equipment innovation, and advanced technologies. The company, for example, will present three brand-new models from its e-Performance line, including a tamper, single-direction plate, and tandem ride-on roller.


The battery-powered Bomag BT 60 e tamper combines eco-friendliness with exceptional operator comfort. Its plug-and-play design ensures easy charging without tools, and an optional quick charger allows for the battery to charge in less than 2h. A maintenance-free electric motor is protected against shock and dirt by rugged casing to prolong machine uptime.

Whether compacting soils or asphalt, the new BP 18/45 e single-direction plate is a climate-friendly, all-round compactor that uses the same battery as the BT 60 e, improving machine efficiencies on site. It can be used in deep trenches, buildings, and tunnels to compact sand and gravel, and mixed soils.

The innovative design of the Bomag BW 100 AD e-5 tandem roller features two long-life rechargeable batteries that provide enough power for a typical working day. Two high-efficiency electric motors independently control the drum vibration and travel/steering, with a single motor required for use in travel mode whilst the other conserves power. The BW 100 AD e-5 has been designed specifically for working at night or in urban areas that require low-noise and zero emissions operation.

Also on display at Conexpo will be three Bomag ride-on rollers – the BW 161 ADO-5 tandem and single drum BW 211 DH-5 and BW 219 DH-5 models – which all come with the BOMAP Connect digital compaction control system. BOMAP Connect offers networked control and documentation of all machines involved in the compaction process, regardless of brand, across the entire site. This allows the site to be optimized, saving up to 30% on roller passes, cutting costs, and reducing CO2 emissions. 

In addition to BOMAP Connect, Bomag will be exhibiting the highway-class BW 174 AP-5 AM and BW 206 AD-5 AM tandem rollers, which all feature Asphalt Manager – an advanced intelligent compaction management system. According to Bomag, it works by vectoring drum vibration from true vertical to horizontal, helping the novice operator to achieve the same results as a seasoned veteran.

Requiring only the asphalt lift thickness to be entered, compaction force is automatically adjusted relative to material thickness and temperature, and vibration direction is automatically matched to the roller’s travel direction to prevent ripples in the mat.

Other exhibits on display will include two of Bomag’s latest new-generation milling machines – the BM 1200/35-2 and BM2200/65. Visitors to the Bomag booth will also be offered a glimpse into the company’s vision for autonomous compaction of the future.

Based on the BW 177 D smooth single drum compactor platform and offering a 66.5in compaction width, the Robomag 2 concept roller on display is said to combine Bomag proprietary building block technologies with GPS, Lidar and state-of-the-art position sensors to provide safe, fully autonomous operation. For increased flexibility, the prototype machine offers remote-control operation for loading/unloading and other manoeuvres.


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