The front-inserting 5400 series bar inserter is now available on GOMACO 3100 and 5000 series molds. The inserter mounts to a T-bar, which is bolted onto the front of the mold, and the bar loading chain system is supported by a stand in the rear of the mold. It can be retrofitted in the field with a self-supported transition adjustor. The insertion system loads from the safety of the work bridge on the back of the paver and inserts th bar in front of the mold. Individual guides on the right and left side of the bar inserter keep each bar parallel to the top of the slab while smart cylinders control the depth of each bar’s placement. The system can place #3 to #8 deformed bars 0.375 to 1 inch (10 to 25 mm) in diameter and between 20 to 40 inches (508 to 1016 mm) in length. A box for the bar bundles is mounted to the back of the paver allowing easy loading of the bundles and also easy access to load the bars into the bar magazine.
April 19, 2012