Compact equipment specialist Wacker Neuson has introduced a new range of vibratory compactor plates with three electric models offering centrifugal forces between 10-13kNW for emission-free work.
The three models in the brand’s new APS Series – APS1030e, APS1135e and APS1340e – offer base widths of 30, 35 and 40cm respectively and provide energy savings of more than 70%, said a report in the construction news portal khl, which added that the models designed for standard soil and fresh asphalt compaction and are run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries powering a maintenance-free electric motor. A modular design enables the batteries to be changed without tools.
The design also allows operators to use the same battery “as a module for all other battery-powered equipment” made by Wacker Neuson, including battery-powered rammers and internal vibrator models.
A quote from Wacker Neuson said: “As of fall 2021, the construction equipment battery will also be usable independent of manufacturer. This way, customers benefit from simplified construction site logistics and cost savings.”
The company added that the APS battery-powered vibratory plates work “without direct exhaust emissions” and can be used in areas with low-emission regulations and for trenching and shoring applications.
Stefan Pfetsch, MD, Wacker Neuson Produktion GmbH, said: “It’s important to us to be able to deliver the right solution for every customer requirement. And we achieve this with a wide selection of conventional and battery-powered products, for which the demand is continually growing. Emission-free working is gaining in importance, as limit values with regard to exhaust emissions are becoming stricter and awareness for climate protection is getting stronger.”