Troxler Electronic Laboratories Purchases Precision Machine and Welding’s Asphalt Testing Products

Purchase includes the PMW WheelTracker, Linear Compactor and High Energy Asphalt Mixer.


Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc., maker of precision construction testing equipment, has purchased Precision Machine and Welding’s asphalt testing equipment. The purchase
includes the PMW WheelTracker, Linear Compactor and High Energy Asphalt Mixer,
complimenting Troxler’s high quality and long lasting line of products for the
construction testing industry.

The highlight of the acquisition is the PMW WheelTracker, a Hamburg style piece of lab
testing equipment used to determine the wearability and water damage potential of
asphalt mixes. It does this by simulating roadway conditions in a controlled

“Jeff Harris and Precision Machine and Welding’s reputation for excellent
quality, precise and long lasting equipment is well known in our industry. PMW’s
product line compliments the Troxler suite of testing equipment, and we are excited to
begin this new chapter in our history,” comments Eric Dunkelberg, Troxler General

Following an extensive training program led by Jeff Harris, founder of PMW, Troxler
will manufacture the Troxler PMW WheelTracker at its Research Triangle Park, NC,
location. “This is an exciting day,” says Billy Troxler, president & CEO of Troxler and
son of founder William F. Troxler. “Not only does this acquisition show
Troxler’s commitment to our customers and the highway industry, it underscores our
commitment to North Carolina and domestic manufacturing.”

Actively involved in research and national testing standards organizations, Troxler is at
the forefront of and is committed to providing customers with accurate, precise and state
of the art products and services.

Notably, the Troxler Overlay Tester, a machine designed to establish material behavior of
thinner specimens such as overlays and individual lift samples, can be used for design,
acceptance and QC/QA. Coupled with the Troxler PMW WheelTracker and vetted with
the Troxler Model 5850 Gyratory Compactor, customers are able to achieve balanced
mixes that meet SuperPave criteria.

“Our industry is changing. Our customers are now maintaining existing road systems more than they are building new ones. The Overlay Tester and the Troxler PMW WheelTracker provide our customers with a solution to designing mixes for rehabilitation and resurfacing,” states Darin Smith, North American sales manager.
“Above all else, Troxler has the customer in mind,” says Marketing Manager Christian
Swiers. “Troxler was built on meeting and exceeding customer needs with relevant products and services, and that remains our mission. The addition of the PMW line of products furthers that mission.”
Customers may place orders and schedule service for existing units now. Please contact
your Troxler sales representative for a quote at 877.TROXLER.

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