Winter Road Congress 2020 wrapped
Arctic Machine was participating in WINTER ROAD CONGRESS TAMPERE 12.2.2020 - 13.2.2020.
At our stand 451 we were presenting with Infotripla the newest technology in winter road maintenance and SMART solutions for road maintenance management.
At our stand we presented a Scania R650 B8x4*4NA: fully equipped Road Maintenance Truck with
There was also a change to test all our iRoad controllers.
Arctic Machine was also participating in two demonstrations.
Demonstration 1: First public demonstration in the history on autonomous function of the side plough
In 2018 there was a research project called Infra Challenge, commissioned by the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and it was carried out by Arctic Machine Ltd. together with partners. In the project there was this very same road maintenance truck. Software installed on this truck performed automated snow removal and de-icing operations.
There may be several surprising obstacles while driving a car among the traffic. At the demonstration Arctic Machine was about to demonstrate how “Robot Truck's” side plough will pass an obstacle without touching it. In other words, side plough will close itself autonomously, if there is an obstacle. This was already successfully tested in closed test field in 2018. Due lack of snow, we were not able to run this demonstration. Instead of that, at our stand we showed video footage of Robot Truck.
Let’s go through the equipment of the Robot Truck: The front plough is AM 4600 LPC with double blade system. LPC ploughs are designed especially for work at highways. Side plough is AM SHJ 212. From Arctic Machine’s side plough product range, you can find side ploughs for 3 - 5-axle trucks. All models are deep enough for high-speed ploughing without hardly any overthrowing the wing. The most modern ones can reach work speeds of up to 90 km/h. This automatic spreader is called AM 9054. It is designed for 3, 4 and 5-axle trucks for work on highways and mainroads when long spreading distances are needed. Maximum total volume of anti-skid material can reach up to 16,5 m3.
Demostration 2: Road Maintenance Tractor: From fields to the roads
Road Maintenance tractors seems to be more and more popular. In the demostration, Valtra's tractor was equipped with front plough, side plough, scraper and controlling unit from Arctic Machine. Scraper is called AM 513 TR. Scraper is designed for heavy duty use in severe conditions all year round.
Front plough is AM 3000 FMD. This plough is designed to turn to the right and left. Plough wing features great throwing properties even at low speed and works at white roads.
Last but not least a AM SHJ 207 TR side plough is also installed to the tractor. With this side-mounted plough, you can increase the ploughing width of your tractor till 4,5 meters. In addition to ploughing, you can use it for removing windrow and lowering snow banks when levelling packed snow.