Ammann America has showcased the eAPX 68/95 vibratory compactor with multi-dimensional movement for construction sites. Four working shafts, in an X shape, combine with a curved base plate to provide the 620 kg compactor with maneuverability that no other plate has previously achieved: an ability to go in an arc, circle or turn on the spot.
The eAPX 68/95 has an operating height of 700 mm. That height and the machine’s ability to move in all directions enables trenching applications – including those with support systems and cross braces that stop lesser machines. The plate can also be used in open spaces.
Remote-control features dictate the eAPX 68/95’s movements. At a safe distance, individuals can operate the machine – even in narrow trenches and other areas that are difficult to access. The operator can steer the eAPX 68/95 along straight lines or hard-to-reach spots.
Four battery-powered electric motors enable the machine to work in applications off-limits to combustible engines, including indoors and enclosed spaces.
The plate can run continuously for approximately 80 minutes before recharging is needed. Recharging only takes about 30 minutes. The eAPX 68/95 utilizes lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries to maximize safety. The batteries and their management system are designed to withstand high temperatures, overcharging and mechanical damage.
The future-proof drive requires minimal maintenance as it has no hydraulics, operating fluids or gears.