Caterpillar Acquires Paving Screed Technology

Nov. 18, 2022
The agreement is with Axenox

Caterpillar has agreed to acquire the intellectual properties of two screeds, Oxclaw and Bullox.

The agreement is with Axenox, and the screeds will be available as options to Caterpillar asphalt paving customers and supported by the Cat dealer network.

Oxclaw’s three-dimensional textured screed provides lateral compaction confinement to asphalt material. This improves mat density and smoothness as well as density at the joint to reduce compaction expense and improve chances of achieving pay bonuses, according to the company. Screed cast plates are made with high strength chromium carbide, delivering high wear resistance and longer life in the field.

The Bullox system reduces screed plate change time by up to 80 percent—from days to less than four hours—lowering costs and maximizing paver uptime availability, according to the company. After a one-time installation of the insulated conductor plate, simple screed plate changes are completed using a patented lock-and-go system, eliminating the need to access and remove the nuts and bolts.

Source: Caterpillar