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Agreement brings paving technology to Cat

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment Technology Roads

Caterpillar and Axenox have struck an intellectual property acquisition agreement for the Oxclaw and Bullox asphalt paving screed system.

(Photo courtesy of Caterpillar)

Caterpillar is gaining Axenox’s textured and modular screed technologies. The two companies have entered into an agreement to make Axenox’s Oxclaw textured screed plates and Bullox modular screed plate system available exclusively for Cat asphalt paving customers.

Oxclaw’s three-dimensional textured screed provides lateral compaction confinement to asphalt material, which improves mat density and smoothness as well as density at the joint. Screed cast plates are made with high strength chromium carbide, and are engineered to deliver high wear resistance and longer life in the field.

The Bullox system is designed to reduce screed plate change time, lowering costs and maximizing paver uptime availability. 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.

 

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