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Atlas Copco Brings Its Maintenance And Service To Another Level



With the introduction of the SmartLink monitoring program, Atlas Copco brings its maintenance and service to yet another level. In making smart use of connectivity, data monitoring and business intelligence, Atlas Copco helps customers to get a better view on their maintenance needs, to keep up their production uptime and to improve wherever possible their operating cost in minimizing their energy consumption.

Until now, service of compressors and compressor rooms was either repetitive (service contracts ensuring regular visits from a service technician) or re-active (an unforeseen problem requiring an immediate intervention). This doesn’t need to be the case anymore: The  SmartLink data monitoring program allows for either Atlas Copco and/or their customers to monitor their productivity 24/7.

SmartLink offers businesses a complete insight of their compressed air production. It helps to predict potential problems (and thus anticipate them); it shows how and where the production can be optimized and energy can be saved (and thus money can be gained).

SmartLink is an easy to install, efficient to consult, simple to tailor data monitoring program. Data are gathered, compared, analyzed on the fly and when needed, warnings are sent out in time. This allows local service organizations to plan and prepare their interventions. As a result service efficiency increases, precious time is gained and money is saved.

Over the coming years it is Atlas Copco’s ambition to integrate SmartLink into air production installations worldwide and help customers benefit from the learnings and insights it offers.

Dynapac Launches A New Interim Tier 4 Compliant Paver Range

Dynapac F1000 TDynapac has launched the next generation series of F1000 pavers to the North American market designed to meet the interim Tier 4 emission regulations. The F1000 pavers are available in both track and wheeled options to appeal to owners, operators and service crews. Production is taking place at the Dynapac plant in Garland, Texas.

To meet the new emission regulations, the upgraded paver series have been equipped with the Cummins QSB 6.7 liter interim Tier 4 engine. The engine delivers 220 hp at 2000 rpm or 230 hp at 1800 rpm. The Cummins interim Tier 4 engine also provides a direct flow air cleaner and new technology in the form of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) systems.

Dynapac adjusted the paver duty cycle so that regeneration of the DPF system occurs without disturbing the paving operation in most conditions. A high-pressure fuel injection system reduces fuel consumption up to 5 percent over earlier engines. The interim Tier 4 engine reduces exhaust emission of particulate matter by 90 percent and NOx by 45 percent.

The new cross-flow cooling system features a hydraulically driven, temperature-dependent cooling fan that reduces the overall noise level. The system exceeds performance requirements to deliver a 120 degree Fahrenheit capability. The cooling system has been designed to work on Tier 3, interim Tier 4 and Tier 4 Final engines. The fan also has a reverse feature to help clear accumulated debris in the cooling system.

Dynapac’s new auger-conveyor, feed-control system ensures continuous flow of material for quality paving. The feed controller uses four independent, ultrasonic sensors to maintain the head of material precisely.

Visibility has improved with the paver’s platform height of 78 inches and a 63-inch deck height – currently the lowest deck height in the industry. The low height allows full visibility to all working areas around the paver. This low center of gravity provides balance between the paver and screed delivering accurate edge geometry and the best mat quality.

Both models in the new series are designed with a transport width of 10 feet and a transport height of 106 inches. Transport length for the F1000T is 21 feet, while the F1000W is 21 feet 4 inches. Working width is 26 feet with a minimum working width of 8 feet.

Operation controls have been upgraded with dual swing-out operator panels that are interactive. The panels feature a functional switch layout and toggle switches to improve efficiency and productivity for the operator.

At 34 kW, the hydraulically driven generator delivers a constant 60 Hz frequency regardless of the engine speed or load. This unique capability allows full screed heating at idle, which saves fuel during daily warm up. The generator will heat screed extensions, heat end-gates and provide night lighting if needed.

The Dynapac F1000 pavers offer easy maintenance with the use of standardized components. Common parts have been used in both the track and wheeled pavers. Manual override valves, relays and illuminated DIN connectors are provided. For easy identification, the pavers are designed with group placement of components and individually marked hoses and wires.

The F1000 is also engineered with a multi-function display based on calibration so there is no need for a laptop. The direct flow air cleaner is positioned for optimum air flow and serviceability. The DPF is also ideally positioned so that it can easily be removed for regular maintenance once every 2000 hours.

To learn more about the interim Tier 4 F1000 pavers, watch the video at http://www.dynapac.com/Global/Sub_sites/Launches/F1000GEN2/InteractiveWeb.htm

Atlas Copco has announced the appointments of two new managers in its Ludlow, Mass., store.

Andy Rivet

Atlas Copco has announced the appointments of two new managers in its Ludlow, Mass., store. Effective immediately, Andy Rivet has accepted the position of store manager and Cory Lapan will take over in Rivet’s former position as service manager at that location.

In his new role, Rivet reports directly to Dave Pietrzykowski, vice president of store channel operations.

“Andy’s service background coupled with his exemplary customer service skills are a winning combination that will ensure his success in this new role,” said Pietrzykowski.

Rivet had served as service manager at the Ludlow location since 2005. He originally joined Atlas Copco as a field service technician in May 2000. In his new role as store manager serving the Northeast region, he will oversee Atlas Copco the Surface Drilling Equipment, Drilling Solutions, Geotechnical Drilling and Exploration (GDE) and Dynapac product lines.

Rivet is also responsible for managing the Ludlow team comprised of Debbie Rodzen, administration manager; Jerome Pie, Dynapac sales representative; Brian M. Greene, Northeast water well sales representative; Ken Kasavage, Northeast GDE sales manager; and newly appointed service manager, Cory Lapan.

“Cory’s proven leadership, willingness to learn and ability to rise above challenging situations makes him a great fit to the position,” Rivet said.

First joining Atlas Copco in February 2006, Lapan had served as a field technician at the Atlas Copco–Ludlow service center until this appointment.

Prior to his employment with Atlas Copco, Lapan served as an aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Air Force and has 10 years’ experience in the logging and saw mill industry