What is Crack Filling Machine?
After certain time small cracks may occur on the asphalt, with the environmental effects such as rain and snow can penetrate the base of the asphalt and cause deformations. These results may occur at the joints of pavements and side asphalt to sidewalk joints.
With the help of Vimpo Crack Filling Machine, the cracks can be filled with mastic asphalt to preserve road to many years while reducing high maintenance cost.
Crack Filling Machine Features
|Insulation Cover||Aluminium Sheet 1mm|
|Insulation Material||50mm Rockwool|
|Power||22 kW Diesel Engine|
|Pump Type||Vimpo VF-35 Helical Gear Pump|
|Heating System||Digitally Controlled Diesel Burner|
|Burner Properties||Diesel Burner(min. 60.2 kW – max. 118 kW)|
|Axle Type||Double Torsion Axle|
|Axle Load||3.500 Kg|
Crack Filling Machine Explanation
Capillary cracks formed on the asphalt after a certain time or in the gaps formed between the pavement edges and the road on newly built roads, the rain-snow waters pass under the road and cause deformation by freezing in cold weather. In order to prevent this deformation, Vimpo Crack Filler is used to fill the cracks on the roads. With the VCF400 Crack Filling Machine, the joints and cracks on asphalt floors are filled with a special mastic asphalt.
VCF400 Crack Filling Machine, with asphalt ground; It can be used on highways, bridges, viaducts, city roads, airports. With the VCF400 Crack Filling Machine, which has O2 Type Approval Certificate, it doesn’t only eliminates cracks, but also reduces maintenance costs by preventing larger damages that may occur. Vimpo VCF400 Crack Filler offers safe, durable, efficient and user-friendly operation.
With the diesel engine and hydraulic system used instead of the diesel generator, the machine is more resistant to long working hours and harsh conditions. Vimpo VCF400 Crack Filler is a diesel engine driven road maintenance and repair machine with a tank volume of 400 liters, designed as trailed type.
Thanks to the VCF400 Crack Filling Machine being produced as trailed type, it can be used in wide areas such as highways and airports, as well as on narrow roads in cities and neighborhoods. Thanks to the diesel engine drive and hydraulic equipment, all controls of the vehicle can be made without the need for any external power source.
The specially designed hot oil heating system can be safely controlled electronically, as well as heating the entire installation and sensitive parts such as the pump. Fully electronic control of mixing, circulation, heating and filling allows the operation to be run more efficiently.
The filling gun and the installation of the Vimpo VCF400 Crack Sealing Machine are electrically heated. Thus, the best quality filling can be made continuously. At the same time, a perfect and efficient filling is obtained by means of the electronic trigger positioned on the filling gun.
VCF400 Crack Filler provides a much cleaner and more aesthetic application with its movable gun tip. With the specially developed valve group, the mixer and pump system can be precisely controlled.
In addition to its compact structure, VCF400 Crack Filler has easy control and easily accessible areas. Vimpo Road Machines takes into consideration the operator's ease of use and low maintenance costs in its designs. While designing systems such as heating, filling and circulation with power efficiency, it provides benefits from time and labor with its user-friendliness.
When the cracks on the roads are filled with early intervention using the Vimpo VCF400 Crack Filling Machine, it prevents these cracks from growing or collapsing. Thus, high costs can be saved by preventing the complete loss of asphalt without impairing driving comfort.
What is Crack Filling Application?
Crack filling is a common method used to repair and maintain asphalt surfaces. It involves filling cracks and gaps in the surface with a material that seals and protects the surface from further damage. Crack filling is an important part of asphalt maintenance, as it helps to prevent further deterioration and can extend the lifespan of the surface.
There are a variety of materials that can be used for crack filling, including asphalt emulsion, hot applied rubberized asphalt, and cold applied asphalt. Each of these materials has its own unique properties and applications, and the best choice will depend on the specific needs of the project.
Asphalt emulsion is a common choice for crack filling, as it is easy to apply and can be used on a wide range of surfaces. It is a liquid material that is applied to the surface and then allowed to dry, forming a protective layer over the cracks and gaps. Asphalt emulsion is a cost-effective and versatile option for crack filling, and is often used for both residential and commercial projects.
Hot applied rubberized asphalt is another common choice for crack filling. It is a more durable and long-lasting option, and is often used on high-traffic surfaces or in areas that are subjected to extreme weather conditions. However, it is more expensive and requires specialized equipment for application, making it a less practical choice for smaller projects.
Cold applied asphalt is another option for crack filling. It is a solid material that is applied to the surface using a specialized tool, and is then compacted to form a seamless repair. Cold applied asphalt is a more time-consuming option, but it is highly effective and produces a long-lasting repair.
Overall, crack filling is an important part of asphalt maintenance, and there are a variety of materials and methods available to suit the specific needs of each project. By properly filling cracks and gaps in the surface, it is possible to extend the lifespan of the asphalt and prevent further deterioration.
How To Use Crack Filling Machine?
VCF400 Crack Filler diesel engine is turned to the On position by turning the ignition to the right and the warning lamps come on. When the Glow Plug Lamp goes out, the ignition is turned to the right by turning the ignition switch to the Start position and the ignition is released slowly. The engine starts to run at 1500 rpm.
When the diesel engine starts to run, the alternator starts to produce electricity. The beacon turns on. The alternator is plugged in and the switch is set to the on position. The compressor button is turned on and waited until the air is filled.
When the air cylinder pressure reaches 8 bar, the compressor will stop automatically, if the air pressure drops to 5 bar, it will start automatically. Hot oil and bitumen temperature values are set on digital indicators.
Then turn on the burner button and start the burner. When the hot oil temperature is 200 degrees, the button of the hot oil pump is turned on. The hot oil circulates in the installation, allowing the installation to heat up. By opening the heater cable button, the installation is heated.
When the temperature of the material reaches 170 degrees, the Mixer button opens. The mixer will make the material in the tank homogeneous. When the material in the tank exceeds 170 degrees and the tank filling cover is closed (when the mechanical switch is pressed),the mixer will start to work.
First, the circulation process; Then the filling process is done. After the filling process is completed, back suction and cleaning are performed respectively. All buttons are closed and turn the ignition switch to the 0 position to stop the diesel engine. To start the burner, the alternator is plugged in.
The alternator switch is brought to the On position. When the control panel is powered, digital temperature indicators will operate. The burner fuel tank valve opens. In the Digital Temperature Indicator; In the desired temperature Value section, the material is brought to the value to be heated by keeping the set button pressed and pressing the Up-Down buttons. 230-240 degrees is suitable for hot oil temperature and 180 degrees suitable for bitumen.
Turn the Burner Star button on the Control Panel of the VCF400 Crack Filling Machine and wait for the burner to ignite. When the bitumen temperature or hot oil temperature value reaches the desired temperature value, the burner will turn off automatically. When the burners stop, the Burner button is turned off.
If the temperature value on the Material Temperature Indicator is the temperature you want, burner should be turned off. The circulation process is done to mix the material in the Crack Filling Machine homogeneously before starting the filling process and to prevent the installation and hand bar from freezing by circulating the material after the filling process is completed.
Vimpo VCF 400 Crack Filling Machine is started. The tip of the hand bar is placed in the circulation groove on the tank and its cover is closed. The filling button on the hand bar the flow rate of the material is adjusted by the speed adjustment button on the Proportional Block. It is expected that the material will circulate for about 15 minutes.
Filling bar is the process performed to fill the cracks formed on the roads after circulation is done. After circulation, the fill button on the hand bar is closed. The hand bar is placed on the cracked surface and the fill button is opened. The cracks are followed and the action is taken. By turning the button on and off, the material is prevented from overflowing the iron.
According to the need, the amount of material can be adjusted from the speed adjustment button on the Proportional Valve block. When the filling process is finished locally, the filling button on the hand bar is closed and the hand bar is placed in the circulation groove. The fill button pops up again; in this way, the material is circulated to prevent the installation from freezing and it is always ready for the filling process.
When the filling process is completely finished, the filling button is turned off, Back Suction and Cleaning is performed respectively. While the hand bar is in the air, the fill button should not be pressed and the hand bar tip should not be kept downwards all the time.
After the back-suction filling process is completed, back-suction is performed before the cleaning process is performed. Back-suction is done to take the remaining material from the installation back to the tank, to throw less material out and to spend less diesel.
After filling, the filling button on the hand bar is turned off. Back Suction button located on the top of the device is opened. It is waited for the material in the installation to be sucked back into the tank. If necessary, the pump speed can be adjusted using the speed adjustment button located in the Proportional Valve block. When the Back Suction process is finished, the button is closed and the cleaning process is started.
Cleaning is the process performed to prevent freezing of the system by cleaning the installation and hand bar with diesel oil after back-suction at the end of the work. The cleaning valve is opened. The tip of the hand bar is turned to a suitable place and the cleaning button is opened.
The fuel flow is expected from the end of the hand bar. The pump speed is adjusted from the button. After the cleaning process continues, the cleaning button is turned off. The hand bar is placed in its place on the tank. All buttons and switches are turned off on the panel.
The diesel engine is operated for 1-2 minutes without load. The ignition switch is turned off and the key is turned to the off position.